2. Buick Grand National
Like the ZR-1, the Grand National was a performance powerhouse in its day. A big, rear-wheel drive coupe, it felt like a return to the anything-goes muscle car era after years of emissions-choked cars. With 245 horsepower and 355 pound-feet of torque from its novel turbocharged V6 engine, it could keep pace with the Corvettes of the era. And in king-of-the-hill GNX trim, it was tuned by McLaren and could out-accelerate a Lamborghini Countach. With over 30,000 built between 1982 and 1987, Grand Nationals are fast becoming collector cars, but they aren’t particularly hard to find. If you see a boxy, all-black ’80s-era Buick coupe on the streets, chances are you’re looking at one of the greatest cars ever built by General Motors.