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American Muscle Cars Even Dedicated Auto Fans Don’t Love

Cameron EittreimJuly 30, 2021

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2: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

The Studebaker Avanti R2 is a car that you’ll often see at car shows, but it was designed to compete with muscle cars. The design of a mixture of overrated ambition and the idea to jump on the European design bandwagon. The car had a lot of features that consumers liked but there were more that they didn’t.

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A lack of reliability was the first and most present issue with the Avanti R2. From a performance standpoint, the Avanti R2 didn’t stack up to other muscle cars that were on the market. You were paying a premium for a car that just wasn’t there when it comes right now to it.

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1: 1963 Plymouth Max Wedge 426

After the failure of the last Wedge, Chrysler was at it again in 1963, this time with the Max Wedge 426. The idea behind this car was brute force performance, but when it came down to it, the car was lacking in a lot of areas. First and foremost, the Max Wedge 426 had an engine that had a lot of reliability issues, which aren’t appealing for a brand-new car.

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Likewise, the Max Wedge 426 was also lacking in interior design, and a lot of buyers were looking for a comfortable driving experience. The 1963 Plymouth Max Wedge 426 isn’t as well-known as a lot of other muscle cars for this period, and its build quality issues were the main reason behind this.

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