This car does have one weakness though. Unlike the Challenger, however, the pricing for these cars has recently exceeded its previous high, and values should continue to rise. Advertisers We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. Of those, only nine of them came with the Hemi specific 727 three-speed transmission. Most of this is standard fare on supercars today, but it was groundbreaking stuff 14 years ago. The Superbirds were only made in 1970 and Plymouth only produced 135 of them.
Though some muscle cars do have four doors and some may even be convertibles, two things are a must. While most vehicles depreciate in value as they age, a handful of these classic cars are valued quite highly and can sell for a princely sum at auction. Typically, these old American muscle cars need to be completely restored. No doubt this is the highest price paid for a non-matching numbers Muscle Car. It is also said that the high speed from the light body melts the tires. Under the hood was a twin-turbocharged 3.
It was based on the same design as the L88 engine, but was made entirely out of aluminum in order to reduce weight. The most valuable are the 1967 models, of which only 20 were produced. Because of the lower production number, Corvette fans will pay a much higher price to get their hands on one of these. Typically, these Camaros will cost only half of that price tag, but this one was a bit different. It can be difficult to shovel your hard-earned money into a classic car.
Interestingly, cars from the 1980s are going to be strong, and even cars from the early 2000s are starting to show value as future classic cars. Among muscle cars, there always were a few that, for whatever reason were a little more rare than others. It came with a flush-mounted front grille and rear window, the Hemi or the 440, and fixed headlights. Production estimates range from 1,920 to nearly 3,000, but Hagerty says there is never a shortage of them on the market. Either for visual, aesthetic purposes driving around town, hanging out with a girl at a drive in, or for street racing, these beautiful cars always put the peddle to the metal.
The fastest and rarest cars usually do. Of those, only nine were manufactured with a Hemi-specific 727 three speed automatic transmission. Add that to the often hot side sills, the rough ride, the unruly power, and the lack of stability control, and driving a Viper can be a truly vexing experience, but it is also refreshingly basic and raw. Chevy only produced 116 of these in 1969. Of course, you could always treat it as an investment in happiness and just drive it until the wheels come off.
This teamed up with a performance package with power steering, brakes, and more. Plus, the rubber bumpers can be switched out for older chrome ones, and the suspension can be lowered pretty easily to give you the appearance of the more attractive earlier cars. This particular L88 was completely un-restored from its original condition. But despite the astronomical price tag, this car offered little in terms of creature comforts— it had no radio, no heater, and no air conditioning. That means, as we go to press, that the turbocharged Trans Am is the quickest 0-to-60 sprinter available in any U. Imagine how much they would have cost a member of the general public. The car has to be a two-door; it usually has a hatchback, and it can fit up to four adults.
The exterior resembles the 50s fascination with space, with rocket-powered tailfins, a wind tunnel hood with bright work over the fender, body, and grill. They are what truly drives the price of the cars up and down. Modifications by a third party is allowed i. It even has its original headers with its original chrome side pipes. This list is all about muscle cars. View Gallery 10 Photos Believe it or not, one of the hottest collector cars of the 1980s is a Buick. The Z8 could hit 60 mph in just over 4.
The Cuda has a 440ci Hemi, six-barrel carburetor with upgraded suspension and reinforcements. The big block engine features a forged steel crank riding in 4-bolt mains, forged connecting rods and aluminum pistons, a high lift, high duration solid lifter cam, and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor on a dual plane intake manifold. There are plenty of great vintage cars and trucks available for those of us on a budget. Only 80 were made that year. They only produced 207 convertible models of the cars.
Still, the Grabber was good-looking and simple to work on, and the Brazilians swear by their version. It also allows for more variety so you can enjoy looking at and learning about these great examples of American ingenuity. For further information regarding cookies and how to manage them, please see. Age This Website does not target people below the age of 16. It weighed less than 2500 pounds, yet packed 471 hp. Rare muscle cars are extremely collectible.
The car had five different engine options available ranging from a 340 to 440 cubic inches the most highly sought after of which being the ones with the 426 cubic inch Hemi. . After a high-quality restoration from paint to the under carriage, this copper and bumblebee striped Daytona was one that really stood out on the auction block. And when that roomier vehicle combined with the Rubicon package, it became a very desirable machine. Three-on-the-tree transmission was standard, but a floor-shift three- or four-speed was optional, as was a Turbo-Hydramatic. With the arrival of the excellent new Alfa Romeo Giulia, now is a good time to take a second look at the classic model. It had its own architecture, but both axles came from the F-100 pickup.