10 Classic Muscle Cars You can Still Buy CHEAP

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Classic muscle cars are great, but they cost a pretty penny. But they’re not ALL expensive! We’ve got Dodges, Chevys and Fords that can still be found for cheap, and even some cars you wouldn’t expect. It all depends on your definition of “classic.” Join James as we look at 10 classic, yet offbeat muscle cars that are guaranteed to rip the noooostiest skids.
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That Alt guy
That Alt guy Hace un hora
Want to find a good classic for cheap? Get yourself a Dodge Dart Swinger.
NPG_ Renegade
NPG_ Renegade Hace 2 horas
My friend has a 76 monte carlo
Logan Thompson
Logan Thompson Hace 4 horas
Logan Thompson
Logan Thompson Hace 4 horas
Robert Orellana
Robert Orellana Hace 7 horas
This guy is cringe just y’all about the cars not the jokes not funny bro
Kian Darcy
Kian Darcy Hace 9 horas
Cadillac Seville and deville are rly cheap
AboutLastKnight !
AboutLastKnight ! Hace 10 horas
I was made in the back of a 71 Nova 🤘
Jonathon Davis
Jonathon Davis Hace 10 horas
Has anyone actually tried Dr squatch and if so is it good
ThirdWorldChaos Hace 10 horas
89 Caprice
Tyler Williams
Tyler Williams Hace 14 horas
Just bought a 71 c10 shortbed stepside 2wd super clean. Only paid 4k for it which is stupid cheap where I live. Just got done rewiring it and timing it. Shes purring now.
John Averick
John Averick Hace 15 horas
AMC AMX I very cool car you could get with a Hypo 390 ci and a low curb weight to boot.
Glenn Hales
Glenn Hales Hace 17 horas
Mustang's are like chocolate starfish, everybody's got one.... yes I am a Camaro guy.
Glenn Hales
Glenn Hales Hace 17 horas
Funny because my son works at Sonic and has a 1978 2 door Nova!!
bosshoggish1 Hace 18 horas
This dude ALWAYS cracks me up!
Dominic Skinner
Dominic Skinner Hace un día
My grandpa has a 72 Chevelle SS
Len H
Len H Hace un día
As a wrench for 15 years at a Chrysler dealership. Error Error Error
Len H
Len H Hace un día
Dusters are like Novas crazy prices
Warren Raffensberger
Warren Raffensberger Hace un día
That's Austria
MURR DOG Hace un día
The Crop Duster is a wicked machine for the buck$ can do soo much with it!...Mother Chrysler Detroit
Amateur Hour
Amateur Hour Hace un día
Hahaha the sonic part is hilarious. They are everywhere in Tennessee but hardly anywhere else
tristan kelly
tristan kelly Hace un día
Arnold is Austrian not Australian 😂😂😂
Justin Palmer
Justin Palmer Hace un día
How can you forget the Chevy elco?!
Ronald Burgess
Ronald Burgess Hace un día
Loved my '70 El Caminos. I like my '61F-100 Unibody much more.
Hunter Bryan
Hunter Bryan Hace un día
In summary. All the g bodies are cheap, reliable. They just dont have manuals.
Michael Bacon
Michael Bacon Hace un día
Beaver? Betty's Beaver Needs A Trim?
Oliver Valdes
Oliver Valdes Hace un día
awesome video
Cebu Sam
Cebu Sam Hace un día
Or buy a clean Granada. Same chassis as mustang. Even fits the mustang dash. Real cheap sleeper.
Cebu Sam
Cebu Sam Hace un día
People want $10,000 for a pinto thanks to Barret Jackson. Rustbucket no less. Old don't equal expensive. Days of cheap anything Classic Automotive are long gone. Oh you can buy vintage Hemmings magazines and dream....
Skip Martin
Skip Martin Hace 2 días
Cougars, 67 to 73. Just a cushy 'Stang with a lower price tag. Go figure.
Mike lentino
Mike lentino Hace 2 días
Talk less,show more
Sir Bruv
Sir Bruv Hace 2 días
You know you made it when ur car is the number 4 spot
Dana Coy
Dana Coy Hace 2 días
You forgot about the 1980ss years Chevy caprice. And even better if it was a old cop car 😎😎
1all's Pub
1all's Pub Hace 2 días
Plenty of Sonics in Phoenix! :)
Scott Vasey
Scott Vasey Hace 2 días
Killing me with Arnie born in Aus 🤣🤣🤣
Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith Hace 2 días
Ford lightning
DanISback Terreri
DanISback Terreri Hace 2 días
This guy is so annoying
ryan sievers
ryan sievers Hace 2 días
tbh im a dodge guy and i would choose a 1971 monte carlo over a 77 nova but i would slam a big block in her and fucking send it but with it being a chevy it would break down 10 yards from my driveway
Jesse Samson
Jesse Samson Hace 2 días
3rd gen Camaro with 330 horsepower stock?? Dont think so. Highest horsepower option was the tpi 350 in the iroc z and that was 245 horsepower in the final years.
Andrew Hace 2 días
5:14 I love how they used to just throw a woman in the ad posing real sexy for some extra appeal.
Mr Blackj
Mr Blackj Hace 3 días
Y'all are stupid LOL
Daishar Hace 3 días
Man, I have 2 of the magnum R/Ts, and I love them. You can even get an R/T AWD which is fun. Just watch the front drive train if you are going to push the power that is the weak link in them.
Antonio Hace 3 días
Sonic is all over texas and they have the slowest service in all the of Land
GlitteratiLive Hace 3 días
That generation of Camaro did come with a manual transmission, and Schwarzenegger is Austrian ;-)
Jacob Poirier
Jacob Poirier Hace un día
I’ve never googled it but I’ve heard the 350 didn’t (which is what he said in the vid) but the 6 cylinder did
Zeke Hembree
Zeke Hembree Hace 3 días
My grandpa has a 63 galaxie 500 what are the 390 under the hood
T3a Ba6Gins
T3a Ba6Gins Hace 3 días
There's a Sonic literally within walking distance of my mom's place. Drive-in, tater tots and everything.
Sam H.
Sam H. Hace 3 días
I love Magnums but in Ohio you absolutely cannot find one that doesn’t have huge chrome rims, beat ass body panels and an interior covered in Swisher Sweets wrappers/ashes.
tomcat630 Hace 3 días
Also, the Muscle Car era ended in 1971-72, so while cars after could be modified, they were not 'muscle cars' brand new. 1975-79 Novas were commuter and family cars, new. "Building a muscle car", umm, that would be a Hot Rod, or Project Car, if not built originally from factory with hi performance.
tomcat630 Hace 3 días
Some think "any 1960's RWD 2 door" is a muscle car, nope. Especially when it had only 2 barrel carb and 2 speed automatic, like many Chevys back then. A 1962 Nova with a 6 cyl. wasn't, and Chevelles with 307 2bbl and Powerglide 2 speed, were not. True Muscle Cars came from factory with a performance package, such as Chevelle SS396 or GTO with 400 ci standard.
Erin Dary
Erin Dary Hace 3 días
Who else laughed at the Australian thing?
Kur0y4m4 Hace 3 días
So youre telling me... that over time, the 3rd gen Camaros got “uh,mopowababy!!”?
Roadrunner69 !
Roadrunner69 ! Hace 4 días
My son give me a 1986 5.0 5 speed, T tops and now has 98000 on it and is still original and last ten years not worth much, but now In 2020 prices for these have really went up , 3 weeks ago guys came to my house and had a 10,000 dollar check man I almost sold it but is still fun to drive. Great Video 👍
SavageDad Hace 4 días
I'm probably alone here, but damn it I'm just glad to see the Magnum getting some love for once 😂 too bad the big boy SRT-8 didn't get a mention.
Erin Dary
Erin Dary Hace 4 días
I've been to a Sonic drive through and ordered all of those!
YQu're being TrQlled
YQu're being TrQlled Hace 4 días
"The only people who don't like Mustangs are Camaro owners." As a Camaro owner myself, this checks out. Chevy big bois for life bud.
Greg Benwell
Greg Benwell Hace 4 días
The kicker to the Ford Mustang Story is that a lot of parts interchange with other cars and most people today DO NOT HAVE A F**KING CLUE ABOUT THIS!!! First generation mustangs up until the late 1970s share parts with the older Mercury Comets, Mercury Cougars, Ford Falcons and even in some cases Pintos, Bobcats and Capris! In the 1960s the suspensions on the Mercury and Ford cars I just mentioned were DIRECTLY related like axles and struts and so on! And in the later 1974 and on, the Mustang II used parts that were also directly swapped to Pinto and Bobcat cars, like clutch cables, steering racks, and even suspension parts!! I know this because I owned THREE Mustang II cars and four Ford Pintos in my life!! Further in later years (1979) when the Fox Body came out the front end parts off a Mercury Capri as well as the Ford Fairmont and the Thunderbird were ALSO swap in parts as well too!! So if you couldn't find a salvage yard front coil spring on a 1982 Fox Body Mustang YOU COULD get one off a a Thunderbird and be right back in business!! Or even get a rack steering unit out of a Mercury Zephyr which was the same car as the Ford Fairmont, because it shared the same rack as the Mustang Fox Body! The thing people seem to "NOT UNDERSTAND" is these cars were "platform built"!! And even today many people don't understand what "platform built" offers them!! At one point in the early 1960s the Ranchero was built on the Falcon Platform....so there are some Ranchero parts that DO swap to a first generation Mustang as well too!! Similarly parts off some cars are all exactly the same part number! I had a clutch cable break in my 1975 Mustang II Mach 1 and the replacement part was actually ordered for a 1971 to 1976 Ford Pinto which the person who ordered it never came to pick it up! And the same goes for the rear wheel cylinders which I learned later!!
Greg Benwell
Greg Benwell Hace 4 días
I will also add that I owned both a 1974 AND a 1975 Mustang II Mach 1 and the engine in both of those cars were the 2.8 liter V6 which was the EXACT SAME ENGINE as the Mercury Capri......again my experience here....I blow up one of these motors and the replacement engine tag on the "new" motor (salvage yard motor) read "1975 Mercury Capri" on it! So I know that these parts interchange as fact because I HAVE done work with them!!
Greg Benwell
Greg Benwell Hace 4 días
My problem is simple: What is the definition of "affordable"? Some of the folks in my area want TOP DOLLAR for junk cars that are NOT WORTH the money it would require to repair them!! In one case (I live in New York BTW) a guy was sell a 1967 Pontiac Catalina for $8000 which was WAY OVER PRICED for the amount of work the car needed to put it back on the road! And when I tried to talk him down, pointing out all the work I would have to do to the car just to make it "street legal again" his words were "try to find another one"! AND he was being totally unrealistic about what the car was actually WORTH!! And the car literally needed about another $8000 in parts and labor, just to get it running again....and that did NOT include about another $10,000 in parts and labor to make the car "worth owning" because everything including the interior was complete trashed on it!! The only "good part" to the car was.....all the glass was intact!! The floors were all rotted completely away, the motor needed a complete rebuild and the transmission slipped bad as well!! The tires were all bald and flat, the rocker panels, quarters and doors were in need of replacing. Even though it was a "good parts car" it wasn't worth his $8000 asking price and even the frame needed some attention as well!!! And lastly the car was a four door boat, and NOT a Chevelle or a Mustang or even a dime a dozen Nova! So the problem becomes the definition of "affordable"!! Because some guys think that old four door sitting behind their house is a "rare car"!! And they assume that VERY CAR is "rare"!! And that what they own is "valuable" just because it is old!! And making matters worse are these guys that think their $300 pile of scrap metal is worth $10,000 when it will take three times that to even put it back on the road!! And why would I want to dump $30,000 into a car that when I am finished is only worth $10,000 when I am done????? Sorry it doesn't work that way, and like everybody else I want a "good value for my money" and a "good return on my investment"!!
cody barnett
cody barnett Hace 3 días
Damn that sucks. A buddy of mine just paid 4000 for a running, driving 69 Pontiac Catalina here in Texas
Thomas Robinson
Thomas Robinson Hace 4 días
Not in L.A. Not any more.
Dylan Pfeiffer
Dylan Pfeiffer Hace 4 días
I disagree with the Camaro owners dislike mustangs statement. I own a 5th gen Camaro but 1st gen mustangs just have that thing the car community needed at the time. and I want to get a 1965 or 1967 mustang. It’s no so much dislike/hate as it is competitive rivalry
Luis martin Olachea Garcia
Luis martin Olachea Garcia Hace 4 días
Toyota shirt and talking of muscle Cars GREAT
WaxedSeed Hace 4 días
Finally someone else who agrees that pony cars are muscle cars. Fuck mustangs though. Camaro 4 lyfe
y tho
y tho Hace 4 días
Are old muscle cars still fast compared to modern cars
Emanuel Quintero
Emanuel Quintero Hace 5 días
This whole list is amazing. Just Ls swap all of it lol
Mark Showler
Mark Showler Hace 5 días
Kinda bummed he didn't show a picture of a Liberty Mutual commercial when introducing the Plymouth Duster
Peter Agersea
Peter Agersea Hace 5 días
El Camino's are really rare. And 10 K for any thing is too much
Ralph Pepe
Ralph Pepe Hace 5 días
The galaxy uncle joke was funny but my uncles got a restored one with a new engine black with red interior it’s fricking beautiful 😭😭
Ralph Pepe
Ralph Pepe Hace 3 días
@Pier-Luc Garand Dion exactlyyyyy just a pure American muscle car w a 4 spd and a fat v8 and who better than ford! And I love me a caddy deville
Pier-Luc Garand Dion
Pier-Luc Garand Dion Hace 5 días
For real, it's my fav on this list I think. Call me crazy, to me has some 60's cadillac vibes in the front, as well as 70's Cuda/Charger vibes in the back. Which is awesome.
Barefoot Culture
Barefoot Culture Hace 5 días
Everyone in the middle of nowhere midwest: "Hell yeah dude i had sonic for breakfast"
YQu're being TrQlled
YQu're being TrQlled Hace 4 días
Texas boi here and we have plenty of them here too.
gearhead1234 Hace 5 días
Wow... A pitch for soap....
mark willis
mark willis Hace 5 días
DR. SQUATCH-you are very entertaining and have some good idea's for "Muscle Cars"
Tod Hamilton
Tod Hamilton Hace 5 días
Now for the nice, I enjoyed your writing and delivery ! I will say growing up in the 60s that I believe that era cannot be touched for a muscle cars. By 72 most of the cars were sliding from performance aspects and styling and by 74 all of them was ugly🤮🤮
Tod Hamilton
Tod Hamilton Hace 5 días
Glad to see you lost weight after you played Richard Jewell, how is it working for Clint Eastwood? Did I have to go there? Yes I did.
Bobby Nance
Bobby Nance Hace 5 días
What about the muscle truck James? The 80's/90's chevy c10 #squarebody. You can find em pretty cheap still and they've been know to haul ass and asses.
tristan vaneijk
tristan vaneijk Hace 6 días
We bought a 77 Nova for $800 CAD with 90 000kms on it and a little rusty but it's an awesome project and the 350 small block runs like new.
NPT Productions 2
NPT Productions 2 Hace 6 días
He sounds drunk
Johnny Canuck
Johnny Canuck Hace 6 días
You should do a short episode on the Bricklin. It was a "sporty" car made in New Brunswick, Canada in the 70s with gull wing doors.
Reagen Shiell
Reagen Shiell Hace 6 días
Tbh tho I would prefer a dodge beaver lol
Claudio Fagundes
Claudio Fagundes Hace 6 días
Arnold Schwarzenegger is Austrian not Australian LOL
Psychlops 924
Psychlops 924 Hace 6 días
My dad had an IROC Z. His parents sold it while he was on a mission trip and bought him a diesel VW Rabbit instead. We’ve never forgiven them.
D. S
D. S Hace 4 días
my pops sold my 1970 Roadrunner when I enlisted in the Army. His father sold his Duesenberg Boattail Speedster when he went in the Navy in WWII. I bought a 1971 Satellite Sebring Plus when I came home from the Army. Now I drive a 2020 Cherokee Trailhawk. Surely you've heard the old saying: "It's better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all". They're just cars, and the future is always bright.
Eric Reeves
Eric Reeves Hace 7 días
I didn't expect the mustang to be #1 on the list. Not my favorite, but I will give ford credit for what they have done with the model. Everytime I see a mustang I say to myself: Why doesn't Chevrolet bring back the Nova or Chevelle model and be more like Dodge?
Sweet68Camaro Hace 7 días
My buddy in high school (1989) had a 71 or 72 El Camino with a 396 and a 12 bolt rear end. I got a ride home from school and it was the most fun and scariest ride. We slid around every corner and smoked the tires at every stop light. This is why I never have a bad thing to say about El Caminos. Rancheros on the other hand. LOL
Stephen Crabbe
Stephen Crabbe Hace 7 días
Sonic is real I have been there..... I must now go I have said to much
OG Schlongerson
OG Schlongerson Hace 7 días
76 camino is fucking beautiful Ima have the hardest one in the country soon.
Soul Reclaimer
Soul Reclaimer Hace 7 días
3rd gen camaro's are not classic muscle cars.
Sand Mountain Ballistics
Sand Mountain Ballistics Hace 7 días
Ford Mustang II fastback. They came out with some cool packages like the cobra and king cobra.
Emilio williams
Emilio williams Hace 7 días
Where is Moby Dick from Dover New Jersey back In the 60s let me know I need to know I am going crazy to know where the heck is Moby Dick if you’re still out there let me know
Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe Hace 7 días
Donut, arnold is Austrian not Australian
RylisPro Hace 8 días
You guys are funny! If you want to do a video on our muscle cars hit me up thanks!
Steve Leston
Steve Leston Hace 8 días
how joe the finger bidun head of bidun crime family was $ laundering explained: Riding the Dragon.
Pax Humana
Pax Humana Hace 6 días
@Steve Leston, are you on drugs?
Stink Meaner
Stink Meaner Hace 8 días
Finally!! Mercedes-Benz on a muscle car list!! German muscle baby!!
Stink Meaner
Stink Meaner Hace 8 días
Also, I believe the Mercedes CLK500 & 55AMG are responses to the Mustang. Coupe, check. 5.0L engine, check. Racing duty while in production, check. V6 and convertible versions, check. It’s basically a German “Mustang”. They’re pretty quick too.
Mike xxx
Mike xxx Hace 8 días
chev el camino... still produced under different names depending on where you are from... Chev Lumina ute, Pontiac G8 sport truck and Holden ute .
Cole Stroup
Cole Stroup Hace 8 días
already got my 1976 nova ss
Casey Jones
Casey Jones Hace 8 días
I love James but I feel like he puts too much effort into messing around lately
Casey Jones
Casey Jones Hace 4 días
@Pier-Luc Garand Dion Fair enough
Pier-Luc Garand Dion
Pier-Luc Garand Dion Hace 5 días
There are no other car channels this goofy, and that,s what keeps me watching him. I watch plenty of serious car shows, I need a goofy one in my life too. I don't feel like it's forced, it's his exuberant personality and personally I like it.
robert morrow
robert morrow Hace 9 días
New edge mustang gt are like $2000-$6000 they feature a manual 5 speed and 260 hrsprs from a 281 2 valve v8. Maybe it's not the biggest engine but with a top speed around 150 mph it's definitely nothing to take to lightly. Not to mention that the 2 valve fjord modular v8 is one of thee best sounding v8s of all time.
sonomama82 Hace 9 días
What’s the episode when you talked about no ketchup on hotdogs?
Phil Boomed
Phil Boomed Hace 9 días
1 question, what about the ram air firebird.
Gronmaster Hace 10 días
Steve Blakley
Steve Blakley Hace 11 días
You can buy p41 Panthers all day long for under $10,000 nice ones then coyote swap them and have less than $12,000 in a car
Soap Macktavish
Soap Macktavish Hace 11 días
The responses to my dream car is the mustang
Brenda Gronseth
Brenda Gronseth Hace 11 días
I love this guy, the subjects he talks about, the cars, his quirkiness but does anybody else cringe everytime he mispronounces words on purpose? He doesn't need to do that.
ChrisP Bacon
ChrisP Bacon Hace 11 días
Galaxies with stacked headlights make me nut
Caleb French
Caleb French Hace 11 días
I got a 4door and fast back galaxie for 500 each yep pretty cheap
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