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 Shaker
Lots of cars had shaker scoops in the muscle car era, including the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, the 1970 Barracuda, the Ford Torino, Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Trans Am and the 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1.


The Dodge Charger Daytona and the Plymouth Superbird were iconic cars, but they weren’t influenced by the dragstrips the way muscle cars were, or by the road courses like Trans Ams, Z/28s and AMXs

Chrome Turbocharger inlet manifold
Turbocharger (technically a compressor) : Is a component (not a machine) which basically does the job of increasing the air-flow to the inlet manifold (This is where all the air enters the combustion chamber in an engine)



A T-top is only found on a two-door car and features two removable glass sections, one above the driver and one above the passenger. These are awesome because you can let your hair blow in the wind and still have the rigid structure of a fixed roof

Swivel-out seats
Swivel-out seats
Luxury sports cars in the 1950s and early 1960s had these. Essentially, they make for much better ergonomics when entering and exiting


8 to 10 Chrome exhaust pipes

Many are surprised when they took a close look at the rear of the Torpedo since 8 pipes is highly unusual for a car to feature. 4 pipes come off each bank of the flat-eigth engine, helping it run with greater efficiency



Thanks to Craig Fitzgerald, Check out this link for the full post.

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