Saturday, October 01, 2005

Musclecar Boom is Back!

It sure is nice to see musclecars making appearances in bigger and bigger numbers over the past several years. What started as a few extra cars here and there has turned into a real boom and we're certainly excited about it! At Motorheads, we've been having increasing numbers of new customers looking to have their musclecars restored to working condition. Our current 1972 Roadrunner GTX project is a prime example. Having sat idle for 10 years, the engine wouldn't turn over, the water pump had seized solid and the ignition module was destroyed (well, literally melted) from the heat of storage.

The amount of money that some of these cars is bringing at the auction block has been amazing. A 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertible recently brought an offer close to $1 million. But buyers at this price range are not typically the true hot-rod enthusiast, but collectors who want to add trophies and aren't afraid to spend six figures to add to their own prestige. The end result is a lot of attention being brought to musclecars that are making a comeback after the first musclecar craze of the 1980's.

The good news? More companies are making parts for our beloved musclecars. More of us who truly enjoy the thrill of driving our rides are able to realize life-long dreams of owning the cars we lusted after in our youth. What's nice is that all types of musclecars are making a comeback, not just the Chevelle with the "SS" badge on it's grille. Basic models are no longer valueless, and the range of options available to "build it right" isn't always the numbers-matching of years past.

Do you have a dream car you'd like to make a reality? Contact Motorheads to see how we can help you affordably realize your dream. We'll help locate your car and plan it's restoration or build with you.