• These are the current crop of American muscle cars listed on the Autotrader classifieds.
• Dodge and Pontiac models make up most models on the list.
• The Ford Mustang currently stands as the only brand-new muscle for sale in SA.
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In a world filled with hybrids, electric vehicles and forced-induced small capacity engines, loads of SUVs and bakkies - somewhere in between is a tiny wedge of classic car offerings.
American muscle cars form part and parcel of that package, known for sporting raucous carburetor-fed V8 engines, their widebodies, and also Vin Diesel's ride of choice in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise.
Unfortunately, South Africa was primarily deprived of these machines over the years. Still, a silver lining is that a few found their way over to Mzansi - though not for particularly cheap - even today.
Many consider the late 60s to mid-70s as the golden age of muscle cars where models like the Ford Boss 429 Mustang, Chevrolet 454 SS Chevelle, and the Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake ruled the roost.
Flexing the muscle
The carburetor fueling system has also been made redundant by implementing electronic fuel injection, thus making muscle cars more desirable and sacred to enthusiasts.
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Using the trusted Autotrader dealer classifieds, there are quite a few muscle cars for sale, with Chevrolet and Pontiac models making up most of the models on the list. The Ford Mustang currently stands as the only brand-new muscle for sale in the country.
There are also several modern performance cars that sport V8 engines, but older ones have a certain allure because of their lack of technology.
For those yearning to get their hands on authentic American muscle cars from the 1960s or '70s, these are the options currently for sale on the local classifieds.