Shopping for used muscle cars is fun.
What could be better than prowling through the used listings looking for giant V8 engines, high horsepower ratings and low prices?
The last decade or so has been super good for fans of muscle cars as the Big 3 have churned out a nearly endless supply of retro-styled cars meant to satisfy the primal urges of middle-aged men wanting to relive their youth.
The era of retro may be about to come to an end, as the next Mustang will ditch its familiar looks and morph into a svelte and modern sports car.
Will that force some people to only consider older Mustangs when looking for used muscle?
The new Mustang will be all the things a Mustang has never been. It’ll offer a turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine, look more like an Aston Martin and have an independent rear suspension.
If you have any doubt about the new direction of the ‘Stang, check out what Car and Driver said,
Along with the F-150, the Mustang is nothing less than the heart and soul of Ford. The upcoming version is the company’s attempt to bring its storied muscle car into the 21st century—meaning this could be the model’s first real break from orthodoxy since the 1970s. It should be lighter and faster than the outgoing Mustang, and it will kick the retro styling.
There’s little doubt this new car will break sales records, but I have to wonder what it’ll do to shoppers of used muscle cars. I’d be more likely to hold off on a purchase for a couple of years until I could get the 2015 used. If there are lots of people like me, prices of the retro Mustang will likely drop.
While the old design will soon be nothing but a reminder of a past better forgotten, it’s hard to argue with a cheap five-point-oh.
Are you excited for the 2015 Mustang?