[Editor’s Note: The Internet is a great place to start looking for great muscle cars at very good prices. eBay Motors has some amazing muscle car search tools that lets you hone in on muscle cars for sale in your area.]
There has never been a better time than now to buy a used American muscle car for a bargain price. If you’ve always wanted to buy your dream car, or if you need a project or hobby to work on and restoring a muscle car is something you might be interested in, now is the time to buy!
Why are they going cheap?
These babies are going extra cheap nowadays due to a few factors. The first is of course, the cost of fuel. With gas prices soaring, and as we know a big block v8 engine (especially one from the 60s or 70s) guzzles through gas fast enough to make your wallet shrivel up in fear, the fact is that many people simply cannot afford to run these old girls any more. As we all know, consumption of gas is not just a financial concern either…
The second main factor is environmental concerns. Aside from burning ridiculous amounts of fuel, the old big block engines of classic muscle cars put out a lot of bad emissions. It is simply not environmentally conscious to have an old muscle car as your daily driver, let alone cost effective.
The third main reason is the time factor. These beautiful old machines are getting ever so old now, so those who have managed to restore them will be asking top dollar, but for every restored muscle car, there’s 3 forgotten project cars rusting away in garages across the country. They’ll take some work to get on the road again, but they can be had for bargain bin prices.
So this is good news?
Well, the good news is that the above concerns mean that a lot of people are now unloading their cars for a lot cheaper than they previously were. This is great news for collectors, hobby restorers and repairers of muscle cars. Just remember, be environmentally friendly and use another vehicle for your daily driver, keep your muscle car for shows and cruising on the weekend. By doing this you can own your dream car, save on fuel, and be responsible to the environment.
Stop dreaming and snag your dream muscle car today! Get in quick, before rust and time takes these beautiful machines away forever.
By John Terry
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In this month’s Junkyard Crawl section we take a look at a pair of Ford Mavericks that Steve Magnante found abandoned in a desert junkyard – Car Craft Magazine.
John’s Muscle Car Salavage was pretty much unbelivable. I wish I would have took more pictures, but to say he has chevlle stuff is a big understatement, every part I was looking for plus quite a few more that I wasnt went home with me.