Posted Juerg Weidmann on October 07, 2010
A lot of celebrities own muscle cars. It is easy to understand why -- classic cars have long been seen as a symbol of wealth, success, and good taste. The muscle car era in America started during the 1960s with cars such as the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the Dodge Charger. Although fuel crises and a shift to smaller, more economic vehicles did a number on the popularity of muscle cars in the 1970s and 1980s, many of these classics survived and are still made today. They are still so popular, in fact, that they have inspired tons of Mopar T-shirts, decals, and other accessories and apparel.
Muscle cars experienced something of a rebirth in recent years, when car manufacturers started coming out with sleek, "retro" versions of the old muscle cars, designed to echo the original body styles, but with a more modern look. For many die-hard muscle car fans, however, they just don't compare to the real thing. When money is no longer an issue, many of the wealthiest Americans choose to tool around town in their favorite muscle cars. Here are a few well-known celebrities and their cars.
Of course, there are a lot of hot celebrity-owned cars, beyond just the muscle cars listed above. The choices range from Aston Martins to Rolls Royce, but the fact that muscle cars are included on that list -- forty-some years after some of them were made -- demonstrate how lasting their influence really was. If you could afford any car you wanted, what would you choose?
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