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Two Most Popular Muscle Cars at Classic Car Auctions in NJ

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Muscle cars are very popular in general, but even more so at classic salvage cars auctions for when available at dirt cheap prices. The term ‘muscle car’ was coined in the 1960’s for “a group of American-made two-door sports coupes with powerful gas powered engines designed for high-performance driving” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). If you do a quick online search for “muscle cars auction USA,” two very popular cars come up: Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. Both are known for their impeccable looks, the roaring engine noise and high performance. They are very popular among hobbyists who like to rebuild cars. In this blog, we discuss these two muscle cars you must look for when participating in an NJ classic car auction. 

1. Ford Mustang

One of the most popular cars created by Ford, the supercar has been in continuous production from the year 1965. In the year 2018, Ford sold the 10-millionth Mustang; matching the first 1965 Mustang, the vehicle was a 2019 Wimbledon White convertible with a V8 engine.

In any muscle cars auction in the USA, the Ford Mustang is one of the top searches, because it has been featured in numerous media and it is now a part of pop culture. The most well known Mustangs which coined the term “pony” are Shelby Mustangs, these high performance vehicles were finished by Shelby American, and are among the most sought after collector cars. Ford has produced the Mustang in six generations: 1st Gen (1965-1973), 2nd Gen (1974-1978), 3rd Gen (1979-1993), 4th Gen (1994-2004), 5th Gen (2005-2014), and 6th Gen (2015 onwards). The Mustang has been available as a coupe, convertible, hatchback, and fastback. The Boss 302, Boss 429, GT, and Mach 1 are famous variants.

Car auctions featuring classic salvage cars in NJ and around the country always attract great interest from bidders for Mustangs because they are still in production and spare parts are easily available. Repair mechanics will know how to do repair and rebuild work on Ford Mustang cars.

Ford Mustang’s popularity launched the pony car segment and forced competitors into action. One of the popular results is the Dodge Challenger.

2. Dodge Challenger

When first launched in 1959,  Dodge Challenger was marketed as a “value version” of the full-sized Coronet Silver Challenger. Dodge, since its inception, has launched three generations of cars with various models. The second and third generations are counted in the muscle car segments and were produced by the manufacturer Dodge. A thing to note is that Chrysler announced that 2023 would be the final model year for the Challenger as the company will focus on EV models in future. 

The Dodge Challenger comes with various trims, especially models from 2013-2018. The most popular trims are the SRT Hellcat and SRT Demon. Both feature supercharged 6.2L SRT Hellcat HEMI V8 rated engines with different horsepower and features. Dodge Challenger is still in production with newer trims and so it remains a popular choice among salvage cars for sale in New Jersey and other parts of the US.

Final Word

These were our recommendations for anyone looking to buy muscle cars from NJ auto auctions. There are many other exciting muscle cars available for cheap at online cars auction sites.  To participate in any muscle cars auction in the USA, register on a reputable auto auction site today. And mostly important, remember to conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis before placing any bids! 


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