A pal of mine takes modern Mustangs and makes them uber bonkers...
Not vintage but, at 1000bhp, the muscle is certainly there.
You are looking at +40 y/o cars... yeh I know, crazy eh? Hence my concern.
Be prepared for everyone to sanctimoniously point out that "American cars suck in anything but a straight line" and "an M3 would run circles round that"... Pretty much repeating anything Jeremy Clarkson rants about.
They really are different beasts, but that's what makes muscle cars great! One of my friends in Glasgow has a Camaro and has very little trouble getting spares, so don't be too put off by that.
The modern ones are starting to become competitive too for what it's worth
This is my dream right here...
This was my Plymouth...
It ended up going to Ireland to be converted into a Plymouth Superbird. I wish I could get it back
That Plymouth is four houses long
It felt like it going around corners.
I saw one of these when I was out last night, just parked up on the side of the road. Thought it looked very familiar - sounded great, not sure if it was one of the originals, but it was bound to have cost a lot to reproduce (although given where I live, I'm not suprised to see expensive cars, I appear to be surrounded by millionaires....)
Went on holiday in Canada a couple of years back and had booked a cheap hire car to drive across the country for a couple of weeks. They were out of stock in Vancouver and we ended up in this instead:
Might not be as authentic as the old ones but was great to drive and got a lot of attention - coming home to the Mondeo was a bit of a comedown!
Do you want some realistic advice?
If you don't want to spanner, and you don't have a suitably sized and equipped garage, just don't bother.
The novelty of occasionally driving a 'fun' car will wear off very quickly. You just don't get enough use out of them to be worth owning. Every time you go down that lock up, you'll find it won't start for some reason, or it's dropped oil on the floor, or something else has happened that needs oily handed attention before it'll even move.
Sponteneity is what's cool about a fun car. Decide it's a nice day, go for a drive. Done. But it's never like that. Old unreliable motors sat in a lock up you have to drive to, and that don't move when you get there unless you spend an hour on your back covered in crap kind of kill that sponteneity. You don't cruise around the countryside enjoying the open road. You sit in traffic hoping it doesn't overheat or you spend your time driving leaning forward in your seat trying to hear what that new grinding noise is. You'll carry a can of oil and a battery charger in the boot.
Classic car ownership is nothing like you think it will be. You'll regret it. And having done a fraction of the miles you envisaged, and having not kept on top of the endless upkeep they demand, you'll sell it as a none-runner, at a loss, in a few years to someone who has to fetch it on a trailer. And when you do you'll be glad to see the back of the bloody thing.
Buy a posh bike instead.
what jackthedog says is true.
My brother has avoided this problem by keeping his Alfa at a specialist storage company who make sure it's always in a driveable condition.
When he wants to use it he gives them a ring and a nice man with a covered van brings it to a location of his choice.
It's the sort of service that probably costs an arm and a leg, tbh.
@ jackthedog - cheers buddy, appreciate your wise words, that's kind of where I'm at the moment, I don't have enough time to ride my bike at the moment, let alone fix a leaky radiator. I might look into renting a 68 Nova or something similar in the summer. Cheers
@ wwaswas - that sounds like a perfect set up if you have the money
Back in the mid 80's a couple of local 'fermers' had some muscle cars...well I think they could be called that if you consider Mustang Mach 1's as such?
Noisy and thirsty and very odd.
However for a slightly more exhilarating experience anyone see the Westfield with the turbo Hayabusa motor on Autotrader....
I think this ticks all the boxes
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