I was just thinking that there has to be a huge market for something like this. I don’t mean exact replicas, because obviously the materials and methods of auto manufacturing have changed over the years. But why doesn’t GM make a modern-style car – plastic bumpers, cd players and everything – that looks just like a '57 Chevy? I myself am looking forward to a cheap, fuel-efficient Model T. The closest I’ve seen to a retro car is the new Volkswagen Beetle. I don’t see something like that hurting the classic car market; but even if it did, why would Ford care? It is not like they are getting any money when somebody sells an old Mustang.
Anyway, it's just something I've been wondering about. Anybody have any ideas?
Because all of the things that you’d like to see that are distinguishing features of cars of a byegone era would weigh more than you think and increase wind resistance dramatically. This would cause a decrease in fuel efficiency–there’s a reason why cars all started being shaped like squashed turds back in the 80’s. They’re very aerodynamic.
Yeah, so, I guess I’m out of the loop. I didn’t realize there already were so many retro cars. But I don’t think the PT Cruiser and the Mini Cooper count. I’m not asking about newer cars “inspired” by older models, I’m talking about the same older car built new. I mean, in a way, every car is inspired by older ones. That Dodge Challenger was exactly what I am talking about, though. An old favorite brought to life again, not some quaintly designed vehicle just reminiscent of the old days.