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Muscle Cars

Postby BFenix » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:48 pm

Lately my childhood fascination with american muscle-type cars has been growing immensely, so I wonder and question you 'Murican folks, are they still common around the US? Or are they turning into rare classics? Can you still find them around (preserved or otherwise)? Or are most of them recovered to be sold sparkling new?

I have this dream of buying some old rusting husk and recover it to its former glory. I think I'd bloody love that.
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby Zupponn » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:00 pm

First, I'll assume you mean the older models from the 60s and 70s. If not then people all over have mustangs and corvettes from within the last 10 years.

If we are talking about the older ones, you usually only find them out and about in the summer and there tend to be quite a few, along with really old, but not muscle, cars from the 30s and such.
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby BFenix » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:34 pm

Zupponn wrote:First, I'll assume you mean the older models from the 60s and 70s. If not then people all over have mustangs and corvettes from within the last 10 years.

If we are talking about the older ones, you usually only find them out and about in the summer and there tend to be quite a few, along with really old, but not muscle, cars from the 30s and such.


Yeah, not THAT old. I'm talking those 60s-70s you mentioned. You know? The badass two-seat, big-block cars. The MoPars. Plymouths, Dodges, Chryslers, Chevrolets and so on like Bonn-o-Tron...
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby IVhorseman » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:18 pm

THose are still 40-50 year old cars. They are indeed a rarity.
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby BFenix » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:28 pm

IVhorseman wrote:THose are still 40-50 year old cars. They are indeed a rarity.


I checked out a couple of online US retailers and found a few decent buys. But it's really hard to find a good one for a project like this. Most are restored and upgraded getting to be very pricey. Others are rather cheap but you mostly get a badly aged chassis. And those are more of the 60s, which isn't exactly what I'd imagine building.

Guess it would be better if I mention what I'd be going for in case this ever went forward; Had in mind a Dodge 69 or 70 Charger (or possibly a Challenger) or a Plymouth 70 or 72 Barracuda (not sure which model) or even a Roadrunner. Unfortunately this are very sought after cars, so you mostly find 66 'Cudas and 72 Chargers basically lots of before and after late 60s and early 70s models, but not that many in the middle).
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby Brikguy0410 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:05 am

my grandfarther has a car from 1910
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby BFenix » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:35 am

Brikguy0410 wrote:my grandfarther has a car from 1910


I don't think there were any muscles back then...

What car is it, anyways?
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby Brikguy0410 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:06 am

BFenix wrote:
Brikguy0410 wrote:my grandfarther has a car from 1910


I don't think there were any muscles back then...

What car is it, anyways?

i have no idea, but it kinda looks like a model T
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby Natalya » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:04 am

Look up the Maverick Grabber

It should be pretty cheap because it isn't as popular as the ones you mentioned, yet it still looks awesome.
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby BFenix » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:02 pm

Natalya wrote:Look up the Maverick Grabber

It should be pretty cheap because it isn't as popular as the ones you mentioned, yet it still looks awesome.


Pretty cool! Looks like a smaller Mustang, but it's lacking some stance and edge, isn't it?

You're a car chick, right Naty? Got any more suggestions?
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby Zupponn » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:16 pm

Like you mentioned earlier, those older Dodge Chargers are really awesome.

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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby Tzan » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:08 pm

BFenix wrote:You're a car chick, right Naty? Got any more suggestions?


Natalya's suggestion:
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby IVhorseman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:37 pm

And I'm just sitting here with my 2004 Toyota Corolla.
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby aoffan23 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:47 pm

While not the same era or look you're going for, I found this for sale on the way to my cottage a couple of years ago. A 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-door. If I'd had my license and $12 000 I would've bought the shit out of it.

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If you're looking to get a hold of one, try looking up any car shows in your area. People show up with all of their babies (cars, not actual babies), and it's probably a really good place to ask around to see where people are getting them.
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Re: Muscle Cars

Postby samuelzz10 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:42 pm

Answering your question about how many of these cars are on the streets today, coming from a guy who lives in Texas, next to none. Sure, you see one every now and then, but only in the driveways of people's houses, because people like showing them off but not actually driving them.
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