Most drivers know that the prices of classic muscle cars have gone through the roof. It can indeed take a millionaire to win some of the classic car auctions we see today. It all started in the ’90s when people rushed to snap the cars they lusted over in their youth, making $5000 cars worth $50,000 overnight. But it didn’t stop there. Rare, desirable cars equipped with special options had even more significant price hikes.
These made certain vehicles worth over $1,000,000. It was an important milestone for muscle car culture. Today, the price tag of $1 million is not uncommon in the classic muscle car world. Here are several cars that could make you a millionaire someday if you’re lucky enough to own them and put them up for sale.
Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
In 1963, Pontiac, Chevrolet, and GM were out of factory-supported racing. Mopar dominated the strip with the Max Wedge. But that was about to change when Ford introduced a factory-built drag racer called the Fairlane Thunderbolt for the 1964 season.
Built using a plain Fairlane two-door sedan body and removing all but the essentials, the Thunderbolt was all about lightweight and power. The interior was spartan and the trim was removed. Ford realized that van-sourced bucket seats were lighter than the standard bench, so the Thunderbolt had two small seats in the front. Under the hood was the new 427 V8 FE with a factory output of 425 HP. However, experts think the actual output was closer to 600 HP since the engine had a special intake manifold, high-performance heads, and special pistons (via Auto Evolution).