They are not who we thought they were.

This is not the championship match-up we expected to see in the finals of the 2018 Muscle Car Match-Ups (1968 Edition). And we love you for that.

Surprise!? It’s the AMC vs. the Plymouth.


It’s time to crown this year’s winner. (See how the voting is done and learn why we chose 1968 vehicles here.)

1968 AMC AMX Go Package 390 vs. 1968 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi


(Image/OnAllCylinders – Deana Johnston)

And we’re down to two.

Raise your hand if you thought the AMC AMX Go Package 390 was going to mow through, in order:

  • Chevy Chevelle L78SS 396
  • Pontiac GTO Ram Air 400
  • Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds W-45 455

(We’re not raising our hands.)

What a run, AMC. Just one more to go. Too bad it’s not going to be easy.

On the other side of the bracket, sits the gorgeous and mighty Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi.

It’s victim list in this tournament is no less impressive than its AMC opponent.

To reach the championship round, the GTX dispatched the:

  • Chevy Camaro Z/28 302
  • Chevy Corvette 427 L88
  • Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi

There’s no pre-defined criteria on which you should be measuring these vehicles. It’s not about which would win a drag race, a road race, or a show-car competition.

It’s about which one you like the most, and you’re allowed to use any reasons you want to do that.

And it all comes down to this.

The AMC vs. the Plymouth. Just one champion.

It’s time to crown one.

MCMU 2018 bracket - championship round

(Image/OnAllCylinders – Deana Johnston)

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