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Muscle Car Match-Ups 2015: The Final Four


Don’t look now, but we may be headed for a killer final-round match-up between the winner of the first-ever Muscle Car Match-Ups in 2013 (the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427), and last year’s winner, the 1969 Chevy Yenko 427 Nova.


But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, because there are a couple cars that still want a piece of the action.

In Round 3, we bid farewell to the 1970 HEMI ‘Cuda, the ’69 ZL1 Camaro, the ’69 Charger, and the 1970 Superbird.

It’s the Final Four.

If you’re new to Muscle Car Match-Ups, you can see our first post here.

But don’t overthink it. It’s a muscle car tournament where you decide the winner.


(3) 1969 Chevrolet Yenko 427 Nova vs. (2) 1970 Chevrolet 454 Chevelle SS

69-Nova-vs-70-ChevelleThere’s nothing left to say that hasn’t already been said about the 1969 Chevy Yenko 427 Nova. It’s the lightest of the famed Yenko 427 lineup. Its 0-60 time is four seconds. Only 37 of these cars were built. It’s the defending champ, and at this point, there’s no good reason to bet against it.

Of course, that won’t stop Melba Toast fans from voting for the 1970 Chevy 454 Chevelle SS. We’re talking 45 years ago, and 450 horsepower straight from the factory. It’s hard to imagine. Every time we try, we pass out for a little bit like pygmy goats.


(3) 1970 Buick GSX vs. (2) 1965 Shelby Cobra 427

70-GSX-vs-65-cobraThey called it “The HEMI Killer.” In this tournament, the 1970 Buick GSX killed everything in its path, running through The Judge and the ’69 Charger for a Final Four showdown against the little roadster that will not go away.

You refuse to call it a muscle car. Maybe it’s not. Whatever. All we know is it just keeps on going rounds against some of the most-beloved muscle cars in history. It’s the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, and it just nosed past the 1970 Superbird to get here.


As always, who goes on and who goes home depends on you.


Vote now!



  1. Yenko nova and Shelby 427

  2. Shelby cobra and yenko nova

  3. 1970 Chevy 454 Chevelle SS and 1970 Buick GSX

  4. Jacob Martinez says:


  5. GSX BUICK &

  6. Shelby and Yenko

  7. GSX and Chevelle

  8. 1970 Chevrolet 454 Chevelle SS & 1965 Shelby Cobra 427

  9. JUDE STEELE says:

    GSX and Chevelle

  10. “X” vs “SS”

  11. johnny hayes says:

    GSX and Yenko nova

  12. Jeff Lynn says:

    1965 Shelby Cobra 427

  13. bob merrick says:

    GSX and Chevelle SS for the Muscle Car match up

  14. GSX

  15. NOVA on the other side

  16. sam the man says:

    Yanko nova. #1

  17. Buick GSX
    (Cobra is a roadster, not a muscle car)

  18. GSX and Chevelle

  19. Paul Turowicz says:

    Buick. Theres a reason they call it the hemi killer.

  20. GSX. Cobra isn’t a “muscle” car

  21. peter de jong says:

    Gsx and chevelle cobra is not a muscle car

  22. GSX. All gearheads respect the COBRA, but it is not a MUSCLE CAR. It’s fast, but it is not a MUSCLE CAR.

  23. Scott Keller says:


  24. GSX and The NOVA,, the 2 cars that don’t get the respect they deserve

  25. gary hershey says:


  26. GSX for sure. Love the 427, but I can’t feel good about including ithe in this runoff.

  27. SS and GSX

  28. GSX

  29. David robert says:


  30. Chevelle & GSX

  31. gsx owner says:

    Gsx all day

  32. GSX !!!!!!

  33. mike Baldwin says:


  34. GSX !!!

  35. Gsx all the way.

  36. Why bet against the Nova? I had one in ’72 and now I have another (Not a Yenko) and LOOOVE IT!!
    Nova wins!!!

  37. GSX…fast with class !!

  38. Lou Walchak says:


  39. GSX

  40. Scott Keller says:

    GSX. Accept no substitute.

  41. Shelby will win it all. Best performance hands down.

  42. The only legit match up would be the Chevelle vs the GSX.
    The Nova and Cobra are not in the same class.
    GSX wins it all

  43. 70 Chevelle SS & Buick GXS

  44. Theresa Kelly says:


  45. charlie wait says:

    chevelle ss & gsx

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  47. butch barber says:

    BUICK 455

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