The cover story of the very first issue of Australian Muscle Car in 2001 named the six ‘Conrod Classics’ you could own for less than $20K. The machinery this modest budget bought you back then now brings a tear to the eye. How about an HK Monaro GTS 327, Falcon XB GT Hardtop, Torana SL/R 5000 L34 or VC Brock HDT Commodore for what was – and still is – new small-car money?
We wish we’d taken our own advice, given the Muscle Car boom that’s happened over the ensuing five years, and the continuing value growth these Australian performance icons have enjoyed. We’ll have more on the values of these cars today elsewhere in this milestone 100th issue, but here it’s our job to heed the lessons learned and to put some (relatively) affordable