Muscle cars have long been one of the most popular types of vehicles on the road. Most car fans have dreamed about owning one or owned a muscle car at some point. The muscle cars of the 1970s came out of a change-filled decade. From new emissions laws to the varying stylistic changes of new car models, there was a lot to remember from the 1970s. There were quite a few disappointments that came from the 1970s as well.
For instance, take the Ford Pinto-based Mustang, just one of many disappointments from the 1970s. Ford had the technology and the know-how to build something better but instead decided to short loyalists. In the Mustang’s case, this was a far cry from any Mustang model on the market prior to this. Read on as we take a look at 35 of the most awful disappointments from the 1970s via Motor Biscuit below. Not even the best problem-solving fluids can save these cars.
35: Stutz Blackhawk
Exotic cars were all the rage during the 1970s and there were quite a few start-ups. One of these companies was the Stutz and their Blackhawk, a V8-powered roadster. The shag carpeting in the interior is just one of the unique features. But the performance was downright disappointing in addition to the high price tag. The Blackhawk had the look of a domestic muscle car but the prestige of an export.
Sadly, the Blackhawk was a major letdown in a lot of areas, and this lead sales to be abysmal. You don’t see the Blackhawk too often at collectors venues and there’s a good reason for that. The car just didn’t deliver on its promise. Consumers from this era wanted true performance out of a car and not just a shag-carpeted interior.