Just like a football team that loses its funding, its best players and gets relegated, muscle cars from the mid-70s, lost their ‘Je ne sais quoi,’ due to emission controls, insurance prices and basically being squeezed from all angles.
Just like any dark era, it is just a period of time which comes and goes. Now the golden era is back.
From Great to Bad
The end was very near for this Dodge Charger mid. 70’s, then it actually got worse.
If you study a ’66 – ’72 Dodge Charger you knew you had something very special. By the time the tanks arrived on the streets with the 360 Lean Burn V8 we all knew it was over.
At the back of this car someone even put a decal on it that says “Pop’s car”.
Some old guy owned it and thought it was cool enough to jack it up a bit and put on chrome wheels along with chrome tips on the ends of the exhaust pipes.
The car was heavy, slow and not a muscle car at all. Only a few years before, these were rolling works of art with powertrains that still echo today.