There’s no denying that the original classic muscle cars from 1964 to 1971 commanded high prices due to boomers’ interest in buying the cars from their youth. However, today’s car enthusiasts need to move on and concentrate on the present and future. That means finding a new class of modern muscle worth investing in and preserving. Car fans have already seen a significant rise in prices for muscle cars of the ’80s and early ’90s.
So the next logical step is that modern muscle cars from around the last 20 years will be valuable someday. That conclusion is entirely rational knowing that the 2000s brought us many exciting and fast muscle cars. In truth, this era of muscle cars raised the bar regarding performance and road holding. We looked at the top modern muscle cars that smart drivers are investing in now right here.
Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Inspired by the wild SVT Cobra Rs from the ’90s, the 2003 model was not given the “R” designation. This is because it wasn’t as limited in production. It was available to the general public rather than just racing drivers and private teams. However, this SVT Cobra was a very important model for the Mustang dynasty since it featured two firsts. One was the first factory supercharged engine. The other was an independent rear suspension. SVT took the standard 4.6-liter block and mounted different heads and a supercharger to get 390 HP and 390 lb.-ft of torque (via Car and Driver).
The engine is called “Terminator,” and rumor was that it has more than the advertised 390 HP. Ford equipped the SVT Cobra with an independent rear suspension similar to the first Ford GT to handle all that power and torque. This helped stability at high speeds and made this Mustang handle like a dream. Its 0 to 60 mph time took only 4.7 seconds, making the SVT Cobra a drag strip terror. Ford offered this model in 2003 and 2004, producing around 20,000 of them in a coupe and convertible form. Despite being almost 15 years old, the cars still hold high prices on the used car market.