Five muscle cars you could be driving right now

20 June, 2015

Once again we have scoured the plethora of vehicles out there for sale and we found these beauties. If you’re on the hunt for a classic to take on regular Sunday cruises, we have found five that may be right up your alley.

1. 1970 Dodge Polara — $30,000

Here’s something a little out of the ordinary for those who prefer open-top motoring. This Polara convertible is one of only 800 built and it looks to be in excellent condition. Recent work includes a full re-paint, brakes and suspension refurbishment, new dash and convertible hood plus new inserts in upholstery. Powered by a 383ci V8, this car is tailor-made for cruising the street. Feast your eyes on it here.

2. 1971 Chrysler Valiant Charger — $32,000

This honest-looking and tidy Charger is fitted with a factory Hemi 265 and, following recent work, could be pressed into service as an everyday classic or, with a little more effort, could be much more. The car also comes with a bunch of spare parts. Check it out here.

3. 1967 Oldsmobile 442 W30 — $49,990

This sought-after classic muscle car is powered by the factory original 442 400V8, is fitted with Rally wheels and looks to be in immaculate original condition. This car is presently in Australia so why not boost New Zealand’s classic muscle population by bringing it here? And that price includes shipping to New Zealand! Find out more about it here.

4.  1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS — $69,990


This muscular Chevrolet packs a 327ci V8 running through a four-speed manual ’box — and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! The engine has only done 6000 miles since being installed, and the car includes RS-appearance package items such as hidden headlights, RS badging, and exterior rocker trim. You’ll need to take a trip to Tauranga to view this blue beauty. Read more here.

5. 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H — $149,990

A genuine piece of US motoring history, this genuine GT350H was one of the cars once infamously available for rental from Hertz USA — with most of the cars being used as weekend track warriors. This super-rare Mustang was first registered in Miami and has been in New Zealand since 1971. Find out how to get in touch with the owner here.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.