The Camaro is a great success and I'd love to see a proper Chevelle with rear wheel drive come out retro from our friends at GM. The best years for Chevelle body style were the 66 and 67 totally classic GM designs. Personally front wheel drive's only purpose is to make cars more cheaply. Nothing finer than to pull along side some Asian front wheel rpm machine and leave it choking in burning rubber.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I would love to see a Chevelle.Done properly, could be a nice seller.
As a car fan, these cars are fun.
'pull along side some Asian front wheel rpm machine and leave it choking in burning rubber'
You obviously do not live near a big city where these front wheel machines can hang with any American car. It's all about how much money you have, plain and simple.
I want a modernized 1957 Belle Aire....I want fins but rounded and an aerodynamic version with 5 spoke wheels with an old fashioned 5.7L thumper...and why not a retro IP with modernized bench seats...that would be fun
(((The Camaro is a great success and I'd love to see a proper Chevelle with rear wheel drive come out retro from our friends at GM.)))
GM should produce some retro profits, how's that?
And win back some retro market share while they're at it.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
"GM should produce some retro profits, how's that?"
Like the Japanese did. Get the Government to manipulate the currency so you can make a profit. Toyota got 80% of its profits from the weak currency. American companies have to make a profit the old fashion way with hard work.
You're quite nostalgic for those crude old beaters.
News flash: THEY SUCKED
In the very near future it will be electrics that smoke your obsolete muscle like a cheap Panatela.
I predict within 5 years some mfr makes an electric production car so fast they are universally condemned and after a few spectacular crashes there will be an outcry to limit these electric "monsters" as a threat to our roads.
Nothing fossil driven ever built by Detroit will be quicker than the electric cars that are coming up in a few years, and that goes for Corvette too.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
You are right. By today's modern vehicle standards the cars of the 60's sucked. They used a lot of gas, were not as safe, polluted a lot more, smelled, didn't ride as good, didn't handle as good, and were a lot heavier.
But you know what? I would still rather have a 60's or 70's muscle car over anything else. You know how people say "If you had all the money in the world, what car would you buy?" Well, I don't have all the money in the world, but THAT car is in my garage; a 1973 Australian Ford XB Falcon. You saw the car in Mad Max.
...and my wife LOVES her 1966 Mustang coupe that I built for her.
I take it, moolah, that you are not a grease monkey. You have not restored a muscle car, you have not built an engine for power, and you have not modified cars. You don't love the deep rumbling of a pushrod V8 engine. You don't like the smell of burnt racing fuel. Not only do you not know how a carburetor works but you don't know how to spell "carburetor." An old muscle car will not be as "good" as a modern car, but a modern car won't be as "fun," from a car enthusiasts standpoint. Take a look as the cars at your local cruise. What cars are people going there to see?
That's fine. We all have our own tastes.
Just remember, though your electric motor has 100% of power the instant the pedal is pushed (though it is not programmed to allow it), how much range will you have with it set up that way? SS396 and I won't pick you up on the side of the road in our muscle cars when you need a ride.