Ten Muscle Car-Era Features That Need To Return



Change is inevitable. As we humans move forward through time, our cars press forward in technology. Today’s cars are very much safer, easier to drive and more fuel efficient than the muscle cars of the past. And all along the way, many once common automotive features have become extinct. But some ideas should stay dead.



Hood-mounted tachometers
were a feature unique to Pontiac Trans Ams and GTOs in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Dual/Gate shifter
when you wanted to get jiggy wid it, you could simply bang through the gears (up or down) on the right side of the gate with complete safety


Pop-up headlights
Popularized by Firebirds, Miatas and Countachs, pop-up headlights are undeniably cool. Cars like the RX-7 and C5 Corvette continued to use pop-up headlights into the 1990s

Flush rear windows
Flush-mounted rear windows add a subtle yet undeniably amped-up aesthetic appeal also adds up the aero dynamics of the vehicle.

Headlight wipers

Mercedes and Volvo both used this feature and it worked great for keeping your headlights clear on those slushy nights when your car became covered in road spray

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