If you don’t know everything there is to know about muscle cars, you may find it difficult to tell the difference between a classic and modern day muscle car because there isn’t a huge difference in their designs. Needless to say, there are distinct differences between them that aren’t often noticed, like the more advanced technologies used in modern day muscle cars.
To save you the agony of trying to distinguish an old muscle car from a new one, we’ve created a table that describes some of the differences between the two.
- Typically use carburetors to inject fuel and intake air into the cylinders of the engine
- In an as-is condition(not restored), are cheaper than new muscle cars. But the cost of restoring an old muscle car can make it more expensive than a newer model.
- Tend to not have air conditioning or soundproofing
- Not so great gas mileage
- Don’t drive as smoothly as newer models
- Typically use fuel injectors to inject fuel and air boxes to intake air
- Cheaper than old restored muscle cars (sold as antique or collection cars)
- Have air conditioning or soundproofing
- Better gas mileage
- Drive smoother on the road