Cars & Racing | 24 October 2016What is Your Muscle Car Convertible IQ? Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Most everyone agrees that muscle cars are pretty cool. And we imagine most would say that convertibles are the bomb. Combine the two, and you end up with some of the rarest, most sporty rides in town. Wide-Open Muscle features spectacular studio photographs of dozens of these dazzling machines from ’60s and ’70s. So how well do you think you know your drop-top muscle? Test your automotive knowledge in this quick Muscle Car Convertible Quiz. You’ll soon discover whether you’re a Muscle Master or a Knucklehead Noob. Simply come up with the year, make and model of the following seven cars. For a little fun we chopped off a bit from the photographs to make the quiz a little tougher. Answers and rankings at the bottom of the page. Have fun! Photo A Photo B Photo C Photo D Photo E Photo F Photo G ANSWERS A) 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II 426 “Street” Hemi B)1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Street Hemi C)1965 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible “R”– Code 427 D) 1969 Ford Mustang 428 CJ-Q E) 1965 Pontiac GTO F) 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst 455 H.O. G) 1971Chevrolet Corvette 454 RANKINGS 7 correct answers) Muscle Master 6) Drop-top Professor 5) Honorable Gearhead 4) Convertible Car Enthusiast 3 or less) Knucklehead Noob Buy from an Online Retailer Climb inside these stunning muscle car drop-tops, straight from the classic era of American high-performance cars! Today’s rarest, priciest, and most highly sought-after muscle cars are also the least practical. These are the striking convertibles of the 1960s and 1970s that were optioned out for drag racing. Wide-Open Muscle showcases these rare cars and proves that sometimes it pays to throw practicality out the window in order to make something purely cool and fun to drive. At the peak of drag racing popularity, it was common knowledge that racers needed the lightest, most rigid-framed cars available. Convertibles represent the exact opposite of that description, so it’s amazing that these drop tops ever emerged amid the circle of full-throttle dragsters. While typical convertible drivers cruised around listening to the latest Lovin’ Spoonful release in the eight-track tape deck, these muscle-car convertibles were equipped for rock ‘n’ roll speed. These topless muscle cars are so rare because few people had the dedication (or money) to buy a vehicle this impractical. They’re valuable because they represent the absolute extreme of the entire muscle-car genre. All the cars in Wide-Open Muscle are shot in similar fashion, studio-style with a black background using a process known as light painting. It is the ultimate portrayal of the ultimate muscle cars. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.