The votes are in for the second parking spot in your Fantasy Garage draft.

For our classic muscle category, you chose the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, better known in some circles as—Melba Toast. Alright, alright, alright.

The Chevelle 454 packs some serious Wooderson-approved muscle, making this wicked pile of steel a force to be reckoned with on the streets and at the track.

According to, only 8,773 1970 Chevelles were produced with the 454 LS5 or LS6 engine.

The stock LS5 V8 was rated at 360 horsepower.

Much like the versatile 1941 Willys coupe—which you selected as your street rod/classic winner—the ’70 Chevelle plays equally well as a race car and a show car.

They are the symbol of affordable power and speed. Of youth. Freedom. Simpler times. The American spirit.

Sure, you might be a Ford Mustang fan. We certainly won’t frown upon that preference. The Ford Mustang Boss 429 was the runner-up in this particular vote.

The Chevelle SS 454 is a bona fide American icon. Playing a role in the 1990s film Dazed and Confused is only a small part of her charm and legacy.

She’s an iconic diecast.

The subject of clocks, and barstools.

She adorns hats and t-shirts.

And she even looks good on your wall.

We love a lot of different cars around here.

So, we’re certainly not going to do any hemming and hawing over your choice of this automotive legend.

The Final Vote (Classic Muscle)

1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 454

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

1969 Chevy Camaro Z28

Tomorrow: Pick #3 (Truck/SUV/Jeep)





Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.