So true. My bud's father had a '70 Cuda, Plum Crazy, 440+6, 4-speed pistol, white interior and vinyl top, Rim-Blo, Tick-Tock Tach, Magnum 500s. Would be a high-dollar car today. He tossed the six pack because no one local could tune it, repainted it blue because who the hell wants a purple car. In the early 80s the door panels were already getting chalky. But damn that thing ran like a raped ape. He got rid of it before the market went crazy, and he was an investment counselor!What we did to those cars was a crime. Cutting holes in the doors to put a crappy 5" speakers in for the under dash 8 track. We ran 'em in the winter and the salt ate them up. We threw away original hard to find pieces of the engines and interiors for after-market parts.......but again no-one knew at the time.
Remember the Mod Top? Rare when new and a really low survival rate.OMG, I forgot about the vinyl tops. AS a kid growing up, next door neighbor had a Charger in that rusty metallic type color with what looked like an alligator skin top. That was an awesome looking car to a five or six year old kid.
Throughout automotive history, marketing departments have truly come up with some pretty wacky ideas. I'm sure none of us are so naive that we don't realise that the sole intention is of cou