1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi
Ford wasn't the only car manufacturer hoping to capitalize on the sales potential of NASCAR. Dodge wanted in as well. Its bid at that customer segment took the form of what Brauer called "an ultra-aerodynamic version of the Charger."
The car was the fittingly named Charger Daytona, of which only 503 were built. Of those, only 70 had Hemi engines. So if you're looking to buy one today, be prepared to pay something like $400,000.
1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda
When the Plymouth Barracuda debuted in 1964, it was based on the design of the company's sedate Valiant. By 1971, it had been redesigned twice and bore little resemblance to its original manifestation, but the 426 Hemi engine of the affectionately monikered "'Cuda" remained.
Only 119 units of this classic muscle car were made. All of them featured a "shaker hood scoop, wide stance, and some of the best exterior proportions you'll ever see in a vehicle design," Brauer said. Its current market value is $425,000.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
In 1969, Chevrolet manufactured just 69 units of the Camaro ZL1. Its 427-cubic-inch aluminum block V-8 engine was assembled by hand, a massive and time-consuming undertaking.
Its low manufacturing run combined with the amount of sheer human labor involved in making a single car made it what Brauer described as "the rarest, most valuable Camaro ever produced." Its current market value is $425,000.
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