Since news is still scare and there's a good chance of a long wait ahead, thought I'd create a new thread to share our love of classic muscle cars. So feel free to share a model/pic of either your dream muscle car that you'd love to see return or one that perhaps you've owned in the past.
I'll start with a Oldsmobile Cutlass 442. Seeing as how Oldsmobile isn't around anymore, we wont be seeing a return of this beauty, but I'd love to get my hands on an original.
Oh that's a beauty. I'm a fan of the 1969 Yenko Chevelle L72 427 , a forgotten beauty these days and a lot of people probably didn't even know Chevy had a muscle car. That L72 427-inch big-block was good for 450hp and 460 lb-ft of peak torque thanks to the Yenko Super Tune. Those numbers are still impressive when compared to current offerings. But it'll forever be a pipe dream. I think less than 100 were produced and sold.
I'm going to add another, because my dream list of muscle cars is quite extensive aha. 1967 Mustang Shelby GT 500 or Eleanor. The Shelby came equipped with a 428 cubic inch 7.0L V8, producing around 350 HP. Other than how incredibly beautiful it is, is was also one of the few muscle cars that was offered in both a 3-speed automatic or 4-speed manual.
So I already mentioned what are mostly dream super cars, getting into more practical and obtainable ones. For me its the Buick Grand National, as one of the last true muscle cars and still very affordable, its one I can see myself owning much sooner than any older muscle car:
I love the Grand National. I had an 85 Cutlass that had a very similar body style, and with the t top to boot. In good condition even GN is pretty expensive, there's a couple in my area selling for up to $30k. Imo is always more rewarding to get one in a little rougher shape and do some of the restoration yourself.
Not really a favorite, but Richard Petty's hemi-powered Plymouth Barracuda was on display last month at Rockingham Dragway for the car and truck show. Would have been nice to see something like that in person.
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