Yesterday we asked what car history has been unfair to. Today we ask just the opposite. We want to know what car history has been overly kind to. Let’s face it, as car guys and fans of domestic cars mostly, we have lots of history ram-rodded down our throats. Stuff about the sanctity of cars like split window Corvettes, Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles, and Shelby Mustangs are truths most people hold to be self evident. We’re not so sure about that. There’s a reason some of these historical halo cars sold in such limited volumes…no one wanted them at the time they were new.
We’re not interested in the bullshit stories people tell about the old cars they own. We’re more interested in what your general impression of the most over glorified car is. Lots of Ford guys think that 1969 Camaros fill this roll because they appear so often in magazines and automotive media. Then there are the auction houses that use hype and old school carnival hawker tactics to “inform” the public about rare/special cars that they’re selling. Watch Barrett-Jackson some time and you’ll start believing that a 1968 Fairlane with a 2bbl 289 in it is some sort of historical automotive landmark.
Did the Fox Body Mustang really save the American performance car like some claim? Were the “tri-five” Chevrolets really that important in the scope of all the stuff that came after them?
We’re questioning everything!
Question of the day: Which car has history most over glorified?