For years I have heard the same old story, the muscle cars of the 1960’s will die off, and fade away. This started back in the 1970’s when I was still a kid. I picked up a copy of Car Craft magazine, and on the front cover was a head stone, it read high performance born 1950, died 1979.
This was about the time that the government really started to crack down on fuel economy. Almost everybody was saying that the old cars were gone; as you see they are still here, and as long as that is the case people will restore them.
If it’s not the muscle cars from the 1960, it will be the new ones that are coming out now. I already have people wanting to get the 1980’s Camaro’s in my shop. People love their cars, and Americans love muscle cars.
As long as they love these cars they will continue to build, and modify them to meet their dreams of what a car should be. A muscle car restoration can be a fun project when it’s don’t the right way. Make sure that you are prepared for anything that might happen during the process.
I got my first muscle car when I was sixteen years old; it was a 1969 Z/28 Camaro, and I loved that car, and I still do to this very day. I’m in the process of buying a 1969 SS Camaro right now, and just like a little kid at Christmas; I can’t wait.
The process of restoring a car is a long, and expensive one that you should be ready for before you try it. I would never try to drive somebody away from restoring a muscle car, or a classic American car, but it’s better if you finish the project, then if you sell it half way done.
The classic American cars have captured the eye, and the mind of a lot of people over the years. They just have a certain class and style that the newer car just seen to lack. Classic muscle cars had a way of making you feel when when you were behind the wheel.
For these reasons these cars will always remain popular with people from my era. Most of us have memories of going down the the main drag with our friends, and racing our muscle cars, or going to the drive-in with your lady in the muscle car.
Whatever makes you like them is the same thing that will make them remain popular for a long time. Yes at some point the new cars will begin to show up in restoration shops, and we’ll be glad to restore them, but we love the classic muscle cars.
It’s a great thing that people love these cars, it makes our job fun to do. We love to restore, and modify them in every way possible, and even in some that aren’t possible.
It’s a lot of fun to make a car stand out from the crowd; it’s one the the best feelings that you can ever experience.