We're here: the Final Four. Out of the 64 original muscle car contenders, we're down to this quartet of survivors, 75% of which are Ford Mustang variants. So I either hope you like Mustangs or really, really like Oldsmobiles, along with lots of your friends. Here's how the Elite Eight broke down, giving us our Final Four:

For the Zombies, the 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 caught and cooked the Road Runner (by 53.2%), in the Rod Rage, the 1970 Boss 302 Mustang spanked the Buick GSX (66.4%), for the Classics, the very classic '66 Shelby beat the also very very classic '68 Camaro (68.4%), and for our Drag Queens, another Boss, the '69 429, beat the Superbird.

So where does that leave us? Right here:


Zombies vs. Rod Rage: Our only non-pony, the powerful 1968 Olds 442 represents the Zombies against the Rod Rage's 1970 Boss 302 Mustang. This one should be a good battle: the Olds was a 390 HP brute that even raced offroad , and the Boss 302 is, well, the boss, but still makes about 100 HP less than the Olds. I'm pulling for the Olds here, because I want some variety. Classics vs. Drag Queens: This is an all-Mustang brawl, but at least one of the fighters has the dignity to use another name. The '66 Shelby GT350 is, of course, a legendary vehicle by any standard, and the '69 Boss Mustang 429 is as well. These are closely matched cars, on similar platforms, with some notable differences. I have a feeling the Shelby'll edge this one out, but who knows?

Alright. Let's get to the final showdown; VOTE!

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