AMC Javelin

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  • Cost today: $20,000 to $30,000

The Javelin was American Motors' answer to popular muscle cars like the Plymouth Barracuda and Chevrolet Camaro. It was also the first American muscle car to be put into regular use by a police department.

When American Motors is remembered at all today, it's usually for awkward looking economy cars like the Gremlin and Pacer. With relatives like that, maybe it's no surprise that the Javelin has had some trouble gaining respect. But that means you can get a cool-looking American muscle car at a bargain price.

First published April 15, 2015: 12:14 PM ET

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