As a classic muscle car enthusiast, it can be frustrating trying to own your dream car while on a tight budget. However, maybe the problem is that you are looking for in the wrong places. Here are some of the best drivable, interesting and more importantly, affordable classic muscle cars.
1970-1971 Ford Torino GT and Mercury Cyclone GT
The redesigning of Ford’s mid-size cars in 1970 did not get the response they were hoping. Experts claim that maybe they spent more time in NASCAR promoting the 69 model thus neglecting the newer model. However, the ’70 and ’71 models clearly had better interior and power; packing an impressive 250-hp, 351-cubic-inch (5.8 Litre) V-8 Engine.
1969 Pontiac GTO and 1973-76 Pontiac Trans Am
Featuring a colonnade style body, these mid-size cars were the last traditional mid-size GTO. Most of the builds packed a 230-hp, 400-cubic inch 6.6L V-8 with an optional 7.5L. However the squishy-nosed Grand Am became more popular, offering a sedan and coupe variation at a fair price.
1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 WS6
Late 70’s saw the influx of Trans Am prices though the less flashy Formula lagged behind. However, in 1978, the Formula introduced a 220-hp true Pontiac 400 6.6L V-8 model. Additionally, the WS6 handling package with four-wheel disc brakes and the stunning snowflake along wheels set it apart as a flashy yet affordable option.