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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Chmielewski

5 of the Most Underrated and Affordable Classic Cars

Restoring a vintage car doesn't have to mean spending a fortune. There are plenty of underrated diamonds in the rough that will provide the best bang for your buck.

1. Datsun 240Z

The Datsuns from 1970 to 1973 offer comfort and reliability paired with performance and style. With a six-cylinder engine, this car can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of only 7.8 seconds. With a top speed of 125 miles per hour, it's quicker than the Jaguars of the time.

2. Ford Maverick Grabber

The 1975 Ford Maverick Grabber offers a naturally aspirated 4-stroke engine with 75 horsepower. This beloved classic can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of 17.3 seconds and tops out at 91 miles per hour.

3. Triumph TR6

The 1969-1973 models of the Triumph TR6 offer a budget-friendly restoration project. These British sports cars can be found in excellent, low-mileage condition for as little as $15,000. The car is powered by a 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine that cranks out 150 horsepower, offering major torque.

4. Dodge Dart Sport

The 1976 Dodge Dart Sport 360 can be acquired for under $9000. The vehicle offers a naturally aspirated V8 engine with 90 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. This classy ride can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 14.9 seconds and has a max speed of 96 miles per hour.

5. Pontiac GTO

A classic 1964-1970 GTO can be found for thousands less than the similar Chevy Chevelle. With a massive big-block engine, it can deliver up to 360 horsepower mated to a floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission.

Ready to begin your own restoration project? Contact Muncy Restoration Works to get started.


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