A muscle car should be big, confident, and loud and should make other sports car owners shiver in fear. The Chevrolet Corvette is the embodiment of this, but to capture its true spirit you have to buy the 1972 Corvette or older versions of the car. This is because in 1973 Chevrolet began to morph the Corvette into a sports car and the government dictated that catalytic converters be added to vehicles, which inhibited their exhaust and performance. The 1972 Corvette, on the other hand, was pure muscle. There is a vast inventory available on eBay and none of them will have less than 200 horsepower under the hood. The top performing engine of the range is in the 1972 Corvette 454, which delivers 275 horsepower. You can even get 1972 Corvette Stingray convertibles, but they are rare. The suspension in the Corvette from 1972 is very good so the car handles well and is comfortable to drive. It is also comfortable inside and some even come with air conditioning. In fact, 1972 was the first year that air conditioning was available in a Corvette. The same applies to automatic transmission, which is also available in many examples from this year.