The muscle car market often fluctuates with prices rising and falling on certain models. There are always the quintessential models such as the Pontiac GTO that always hold their value well. Then there are rarer models like the Mustang II that might not sound like a classic today but could be a goldmine tomorrow. Muscle cars were not always viewed as an investment, but with the recent bubble, they’re now worth more than ever.
So we looked at a few classics that will skyrocket in value. This may be because of a defunct brand such as Pontiac or the novelty of owning a classic in today’s electric and EV-powered world. These classic muscle cars will go up in value in the near future. There has never been a better time than now to start collecting some of the more unique classic cars from the muscle car era.
20: Ford Mustang II
Ford needed a gas-efficient sports car by the ’70s as gas prices soared. GM redesigned the Camaro and Firebird, while Ford decided to base the next-generation Mustang on a familiar source. Of all the platforms Ford could have used, the Pinto was chosen as the base for the Mustang II. The gas efficiency and size were major factors in the decision (via CJ Pony Parts).
Consumers were taken aback because the Mustang II was an unconventional car. There was a V8 engine, but it was nowhere near what the car had prior. Yet the Mustang II is a novelty item, and as prices steadily rise on classic cars, the Mustang II will be an excellent choice. You can still swap a modern V8 engine into the Mustang II and have a classic ride.