Author: Jason / Date: August 9, 2022 / Tags: endurance
(RareCarMarket.com) – Muscle cars were a hit in the 60s and still look great today. While performance has come a long way in the decades since then, some cars just don’t know when to quit. Here are three cars you could’ve bought in the 60s that might still be road-worthy today.
New, this car would set you back around $7,300 — a bit expensive for the era but with good reason. The ZL1 came equipped with a monstrous 427 cubic-inch V8 producing 430 horsepower. These cars could reach 60 mph from a standstill in as little as 5.3 seconds. Additionally, these reliable cars could’ve lasted over 50 years and brought you over $1 million at auction in 2020. That’s value.
Ford created two versions of this car, first in 1969 and again in 2012. Despite being over 50 years old, many people still choose the original over the modern. According to their drivers, these cars are reliable, lacking any major mechanical issues. They still make good daily-use vehicles and are sure to get attention.
This car broke the ‘69 pattern we had going, but it’s extra special in terms of the reliability and longevity it gave its owners. There’s a story claiming a man owned one of these cars and put 438,000 miles on it without having to rebuild the engine. What a great testimony to mechanical endurance, and one we all hope we might achieve with our own vehicles.
Just about any car can be reliable as long as you properly maintain and care for it. Change the fluids as needed, change air filters, grease bearings and joints regularly, and try to keep the vehicle clean and out of the weather as much as possible. Remember, not all maintenance is equal, so ensure your cars get the best available.
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