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Back in the day, this car fit firmly in the category of "whatever" for me. I followed the lead of my parents and was driving either my parents' big 60s/70s V-8 sedans or my V-8 60s coupes, not true muscle cars, but cars with muscle. For the crowd who needed to buy new cars, the choices were less than exciting, and less than quality. I didn't care much either way on these name uses, but I recall thinking to some degree that cars were going downhill either way, and at least a nod to an old name plate was not totally bad. The other side of the coin was that these new cars weren't even a shadow of the originals. But remember, at that exact time in history, there was no firm way for an average consumer to know whether cars would get even worse, moderate, or get better (like they did). In the end, for me, it was, "whatever" on these second generation challengers and chargers; got back in my 60s beauties and DROVE. At least Shelby did something with Chysler Corp. at the time, although nothing too exciting.
Last edited by ragtop4spto6spd?; 09-24-2012 at 05:53 PM.