American Muscle Cars on the Silver Screen

Steve McQueen in '68 Ford Mustang American muscle cars on the Silver Screen

When and why did you fall in love with classic American muscle cars? Was it in your father’s garage? Was it the first time you heard the rumble a big block V-8 cruising past? Or was it at the theatre with a big bucket of buttery popcorn in your lap? Steve McQueen in that dusty ’68 Ford Mustang 390 CID Fastback like the king of cool.

TIME magazine put together a photo gallery of great muscle cars across great and not so great American movies. We cycled through the gallery a few times, we picked and unpicked favorites. In the end we just couldn’t decide.

The General Lee? Naw, to easy.

McQueen’s ‘Stang? It is damn cool.

James Dean’s ’49 Mercury? Maybe…

Give us a hand here. Take a look and tell us your favorite in the comments section below.

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