Collectibility

The original “tire-burning” cars, such as the Chevrolet Camaro, AMC Machine, Buick Gran Sport, Dodge Charger R/T, Ford Mustang, Oldsmobile 4-4-2, Plymouth GTX, and Pontiac GTO, are “collector’s items for classic car lovers”.┬áReproduction sheet metal parts and, in some cases, even complete body shells are available for purchase. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_car)   Advertisements

Origin

Opinions on the origin of the muscle car vary, but the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, created in response to public interest in speed and power, is often cited as the first muscle car. It featured America’s first high-compression overhead valve V8 in the smaller, lighter Oldsmobile 76/Chevy body for six-cylinder engines (as opposed to bigger … More Origin