Many of us can recollect their first car, and if you’re about 40 or 50 years old your first car may have been an authentic American muscle car. Many people all over the United States are hunting for outdated muscle cars to restore. The big reason is that not one of the Big Three are making these awesome machines anymore. Most people are thinking about why no one has started to build muscle cars again.
Ford and Chevy still produce Mustangs and Camaros subsequent to their introduction throughout the sixties. The problem is the fact that with each passing edition, they move away from the ferocious power of a muscle car to something more technically advanced. Will any of us ever get to experience a car that has a 327 together with a 4 barrel carburetor again? Sadly the response to this question is most likely never.
The actual concern is that people want to perpetually improve things just for the sake of it. An example is the timeless 1967 Camaro, which is recognized as the all time great muscle car. Thus if this classic car was so popular why did Chevy stop making it and why have they not made that type of model since. The same goes for the 1966 Mustang, which is actually another classic that Ford just decided was not worth making.
However here comes the humorous thing. The legendary VW Bug ended major production in the late seventies, but was introduced a few decades later. Despite the fact that the latest Bug sold great they might have sold more if they simply just went back to the old style of Bug. It cannot be helped that these people assume that new is invariably better.
Probably the most important thing is certainly this. If Chevy decided to go classic and build a Camaro with a 327 engine and 4 barrel carburetor and left out all the super duper technology, wouldn’t you want one? I may have actually questioned hundreds of folks in recent times and they all say that they would go out an get one. So what is the issue with the manufacturing people? If people today want the good old days, when is some motor company planning to give people what they desire.
What will it take for GM or Ford to decide to make those classic muscle cars once more? I’m sure that selling these unforgettable American cars will be very worthwhile for the car companies. Until Ford and GM recognize this, we will have people searching around scrap yards and the Internet for classic muscle cars to rebuild.
Who knows possibly someday a muscle car aficionado will end up with an influential position in one of those major automobile companies and be able to talk some sense into them. Unfortunately the head guys at these companies hold this belief, that if they think they are creating new and better muscle car, people will want it. For me personally I think it is time to return to the basics.