Back during the 1950s through the mid 1970s, Detroit car manufacturers produced numerous cars that were out and out muscle cars. Today, muscle cars have made a comeback, despite even higher gas prices. The future for the muscle car segment as a whole is very bright. Especially with so many old models being revamped as of late.
During this time there was a fleet of manufacturers producing their own spin on the “Muscle Automobile.” Some of these versions include the Ford Mustang, Fairlane 500, and Torino; The Mercury Montego; Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette; Pontiac GTO, Firebird, and Tempest; Oldsmobile 442; American Motors’ Javelin; Plymouth Cuda, and Dodge had their Charger and challenger. Fortunately, today the Corvette, Camaro, Challenger, Charger, and Mustang are still going strong with updated models.The Dodge Magnum wagon also made a brief appearance from 2005 to 2008 but would not sell as well as Dodge had hoped.
Please enjoy this gallery of our favorite vehicles from last year’s Hot-rods for Heroes car show!
In 2005 we watched as the Ford Mustang underwent a complete transformation modeled after the 1960’s look. This update caught on along with the other manufacturers and brought us refreshed muscle cars like the 4 door Dodge Charger in 2006, the Dodge Challenger in 2008, or like the Chevrolet Camaro in 2007. Along with the new looks these models all received a complete overhaul under the hood. We would soon see these production muscle cars as production racecars.
The Mustang, Charger, Challenger, and Camaro have opened the gates for manufacturers to revive their old models. Some concepts we have or would be interested in seeing return to the roads would be the Pontiac GTO, Firebird, and Tempest. There have also been rumours of a Cuda in the works as well. What other oldies would you like to be revived with a new look and performance? Let us know in the comment section below.
During the early 1970s, the then present crop of muscle cars received just ten to twelve miles to the gallon around town and fifteen to sixteen miles per gallon on the highway. Although fuel mileage will definitely be lower than many other models, the brand-new group will still be much more fuel efficient than the previous generation of muscle cars.
Today’s muscle cars use a number of different engine and transmission pairings to provide us with what seems to be an endless amount of combinations. Unlike their predecessors today’s muscle cars are so advanced that we can even change the mode our vehicle is set to, to improve the performance on different terrains like the track or street. They may only resemble their predecessor’s looks but the next generation of muscle cars provide a lot more than we can summarize in this blog post. Head on over to our dealership to take one today’s muscle cars for a spin.
If you are ready to find the perfect next-gen muscle car then give us a visit online or in-store today! We have a number of Dodge Challengers and Chargers available for purchase. You can always find gently used muscle cars in our used inventory as well. Give us a call and we would be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle for yourself.