Return of the Muscle Car

2010 marked the return of the muscle car. While many people in the auto industry are surprised by the muscle-car boom and very few expected sales to grow as the economy worsened, the newly styled muscle cars are undeniably making a place for themselves. It helps, of course, that muscle cars are fairly inexpensive while at the same time boast two chief attractions- looks and speed.

Muscle cars got their start in the 1960s and reached their pinnacle of power, performance and appeal around 1970. This decade’s new models are reminders of that period. These great cars attract nostalgic older drivers who remember the original models, while at the same time they fascinate younger buyers with their timeless styling and amazing speed.

Since their inception in the 1960’s, muscle cars have appealed to a wide range of drivers. The promise of a speedy, fun and flamboyant drive at an affordable price has caused sales for cars such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger to rise drastically. Their retro designs with updated performance capabilities have made these newly styled American muscle cars a staple in today’s auto industry.

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