America in the 60-70s amazed the whole world with the creation of unique and powerful cars. The idea was simple – take the big engine out of the truck and reward it with a regular serial. Do you think this is nonsense? Whatever it is! The Muscle Cars amazed local motorists and made the United States famous far overseas. “Muscular” cars were modernized every year, turning into a real handsome man, flying off conveyors like “hot cakes”.
It would seem that their era should be eternal: bright, powerful, fast, but by the mid-70s, the fuse of auto concerns began to dry out. It’s all about the decline in interest in muscle cars due to the rise in fuel prices, the tariffs for which have skyrocketed several times. Given the gluttony of these models, the average American simply could not afford to maintain them. Everything indicated that the “muscles” in the car would simply be forgotten. But many automakers did not want to let them go and continued, albeit not with such zeal, to release new models. Let’s remember the distant 80s and new items in the world of muscle cars 80s.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
In fairness, we recall that it was released for the first time in 1977, but was actively produced until 1981. Its middle name – “gasoline eater”, in theory, could not leave the right to life for this car with the onset of the oil embargo, but after the economical V6 engine was defined in it and several changes were made to the body, it found a new life. More than two million cars of this model entered the country’s large car market and were immediately sold out by an admiring crowd of motorists.
Ford Mustang GT
This car is just the characteristic 1980 muscle car. The start of production took place in 1982, and it ended in 1986. The most interesting thing is that today the car has already five generations, which still do not get tired of developing. Those same models from the past were created by an Italian – A. Tomasso. This car has some similarities with the top models of Ford cars of that time – the Scorpio and Sierra, but it is sharply distinguished by the filling. Aggressive camshafts, four carburetor chambers, redesigned block heads and dual exhaust are a beast, not a car!
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Produced from 1983 to 1988, it got its name from the famous principality in France. It was originally defined in the premium segment, so the organization of the exterior was approached especially carefully. Over time, the brand brought him to the classic image of the already famous Camaro and Corvette muscle cars, but still no one removed the luxurious elements, making them a “chip” of this car.
As you can see, neither the rise in gasoline prices, nor the struggle for the purity of the ozone layer did not stop the popularization of Muscle Cars. The idea is still alive and in demand, although it may be less active than at the very beginning of the era of “muscular” autos.