Re: When these cars were cheap and plentiful
Dad and Mom bought their first Chevelle in 1969, a dark blue Concours wagon with A/C, their first car with A/C and a 307, this was a second car, before then they shared 1 car. In August of 71 Dad bought the 72 midnight Bronze 2 door, Mom hated the 2 door because the doors were heavy so dad titled it in only his name. To this day almost 50 years later she still does not like the car.
In 1979 Dad wanted a 1979 Olds Delta 88 Royale diesel. He special ordered the car and when it came in the 69 Wagon was traded in for $100.
In 1986 I was working at the same Olds dealer dad bought the Delta 88 from and a 72 Monte Carlo showed up in the trade in line. I asked about it and bought it for $400. It had a 402 and was completely loaded down to the power seats. Long story short in 1991 I was needing to get on my own and sold the Monte for $1600., it was rusty and in need of TLC. I think the market for muscle cars started to grow somewhere in the early 90's.
Two 72 Chevelle Malibus, both 350 2bbls one Placer Gold, one Midnight Bronze
2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 Ford Excursion
2000 Dodge Durango
2003 Mercedes E320
2-2018 Ford Fusions
2013 Ford Fusion