Smart drivers know that car collecting is not just a hobby but also a lucrative business. When you’re talking legendary muscle cars, some models can be worth more than a million dollars. This clearly means that investing in and restoring cars like these can be a sound financial decision.
However, before looking for the next restoration candidate or barn finds, drivers have to know which cars are worth investing in. Even though the car is old and looks cool, that doesn’t mean it will still attract bidders at auction. Some muscle cars were less popular and have very few fans today. So, we’ll save you some time by listing the models that are simply not worth the investment and effort here.
1974 Pontiac GTO
Pontiac downsized the once-mighty GTO from a separate model to a trim line option only for the 1974 Pontiac Ventura. It was sad to see the once-glorious muscle car downgraded to just a trim level. They slapped some decals on an economy model and added a 5.7-liter V8 engine that delivered only 200 hp (via Net Car Show).
Pontiac experienced slow sales for the GTO line for a few years. Despite the relative success of the smaller Trans Am/Firebird line, the GTO line wasn’t popular enough to justify investing in a separate model. Most people considered the 1974 GTO a pathetic attempt to recapture the former glory of the GTO. However, the auto market didn’t fall for this cheap trick.