Australian Muscle Car - - Mod­ern Mus­cle -

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

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