Let’s take a look at 5 upcoming classic cars that we’re excited to get our hands on. These cars are popular amongst our clients and have accumulated miles and memories at the same rate, making them deserving of a second life. From the Buick Grand National to the Classic Ford Bronco, here are a few vehicles that we believe are up next for the classic label!
Buick Grand National
Riding on the success of the early ‘80s racing wins, Buick took the opportunity to capitalize on the appeal of an affordable racing vehicle for the masses. Although its greatest competitor was the Chevrolet Corvette, the Buick Grand National sold every car in production from 1984-1985 and became known as the “insurable” race car. Even with upgrades and the rise to the GNX, by the early ‘90s, the Grand National was no longer part of Buick’s production line. Immortalized by the hit classic and debut commercial, the Grand National will always be bad to the bone.
Fox Body Mustang
The Fox Body Mustang comes with a bit of a history lesson. As a result of the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, heavy muscle cars were no longer desirable and too expensive to fuel. Ford designed the Second Generation Mustang as a lighter and more practical option that initially garnered success. By the mid-1970s, the Mustang II lost its appeal and the Camaro outperformed in every way. Thus, creating the need for another lightweight muscle car with performance capabilities. After over a decade of production and more than 2 million sold, the Third Generation or Fox Body became the longest-running Mustang model and a worthy upcoming classic.
Chevy Square Body Models
The Chevy Square Body truck might be one of the most recognizable models out there. Produced from 1973-1987, it’s no wonder these affordable trucks were so popular. With variations including crew cabs and updated dashboards, the roomy square bodies became simple luxuries for truck owners. Chevy didn’t stop the successful square bodies with trucks, it extended the popular wide-rimmed design to SUVs as well. The popular Blazer and Suburban featured the same square body elements that made the trucks a success.
Classic Ford Bronco
The last to be released until 2022, the Fifth Generation Ford Bronco was so popular, it was dubbed the original body style, even after 4 previous attempts. Produced from 1992-1996, this upcoming classic had all the bells and whistles the generation had to offer. Digital odometers, luxury leather finishes, and a trustworthy reputation made it a favorite for everyone from daily drivers to the US Parks Department.
3rd Generation Camaro
The winner of the 1982 Motor Trend Car of the Year and pace car of the Indianapolis 500 was also a leading favorite amongst American muscle car enthusiasts. New features like the first four-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, and four-speed automatic transmission made it a highly desirable model. With options ranging from sporty, like the IROC-Z or Z-28 to practical features like a digital display and a functional hatchback, the 3rd Generation Camaro is undoubtedly going to be a popular upcoming classic.
Stay tuned for more on each of our upcoming classic cars in our new series where we highlight our soon-to-be shop favorites. If you’re investing in upcoming classic cars and looking to renovate them back into their original form or customize them with aftermarket parts or interior detailing, let the experts at Precision Car Restoration help. We know what it takes to restore classic cars and to keep them in pristine condition for years to come. Contact us today to learn more.