The sports car segment is an ever-changing part of the automotive industry. Modern sports cars are not only more powerful but are also more feature-packed than ever before. Speed used to be something that only wealthy people could attain. But today, even the most modest sports car has power. All that aside, however, there have also been duds in the sports car market that are quite often overvalued by the people who drive them.
With the recent bubble in the auto industry, prices have been rising more than ever. The price of sports cars has gone up tremendously, especially used models. As more consumers age, they want to enjoy the cars of their childhoods. Thus the prices of cars like the Toyota Supra and the Nissan 300ZX have gone astronomical. So we looked at several sports cars that are outrageously priced but aren’t as cool as you’d think. Enjoy – or rather, don’t – right here.
Ford Mustang II
How do you sell a Pinto-based Mustang? Ford did it under the guise of fuel economy. Unfortunately, the car was the furthest thing from a Mustang there was. The underpinnings of the car were almost exclusively made up of Pinto parts. Consumers weren’t too happy about this and enthusiasts didn’t want to claim the car as a Mustang (via Auto Trends).
The debacle hurt the reputation of Mustang II dramatically. The car was deemed unreliable by consumers and the sales sunk. The Pinto-based Mustang has since become a collector’s item in certain circles. But there were much better sports cars from this era than the Mustang II, even if it did offer a reasonable price tag and V8 performance.