Baby Boomers Muscle Cars: Something Old or Something New?

my `73 Formula Firebird - high school

At some point in our middle years, we look back to our youth and we might re-explore playing the guitar or singing in a band again. We might decide we need to hit the beach life and be carefree. And, sometimes, we dream of that car that got away - the one from our youth.

My `69 Cutlass  - first car

Some want to recreate the car of their youth. Perhaps your first one was a `69 Camaro RS. You want that car back. You want it the same color. You need to feel that feeling again.

Or, perhaps, you coveted the neighbor's `71 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and now you have the means to possess one.

For those who are not anxious to work on an older car and everything that could break down and be expensive, the lure of newer remakes of the old classics is tempting.

Some muscle car redo's have been done right and some just look and feel all wrong. It's a fine art bringing back the shapely details, bumpers, lights, scoops, wheels, and grills that had come to know as trademarks.

2015-2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

1970 Dodge Challenger

2017 Chevelle SS

1969 Chevelle SS

2019 Mustang

1969 Mustang

You have more time and means to hit the open road, stop at a honky tonk, maybe do a weekend at the Cape. You want that styling car that brings you back in time. Match it up with the right tunes and the magic begins -