First Generation Mustangs and Camaros are Apparently Reliable Collector Cars

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All the more reason why you need to own one.

The classic car market these days is extremely hot. People who couldn't afford their favorite cars growing up oftentimes now have the cash to buy them. You don't have to be rich in order to have something special parked in your garage. There are many choices but with any old car, reliability is often a key factor. How much will regular maintenance cost? Are there enough available parts out there? Fortunately, there are several fairly affordable choices, and none of them suck. Quite the opposite, in fact. has just compiled a new list of the most dependable classics that are mechanically simple with a large stockpile of parts readily available, either in junkyards or even new. So what are these cars? First-generation Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros with V6 engines are at the top of the list. V6 versions are also cheaper than their V8 counterparts. Consider these as perfect weekend cruisers. Also on the list are 1970s pickup trucks. These have heavy-duty components and frames and look even better beaten up. Gives them character. Like with the pony cars, parts are readily available. Want something foreign? Try a late '70s to early '80s Toyota Celica.

Interested in something bigger, as in a borderline yacht? Look into late '70s and early '80s Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs, and Mercurys. These cars will especially become more valuable because all these brands are now dead. Plus, they often put fake wood panels on the sides of their cars. Whatever your preferences may be, happy hunting. You've got a lot to choose from.


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