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May 3 2012 at 6:45 PM

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This guy should keep to lecturing......

"James Marion, a professor emeritus of history at Indiana University, said rising gas prices and higher insurance rates killed the gas-guzzling muscle cars almost overnight in the early 1970s.

The massive 1971 Mustang only lasted three years before being replaced by the Mustang II, a front-wheel-drive car that used four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines. Though reviled by Mustang enthusiasts, the Mustang II kept that vehicle's name alive while GM dropped the Camaro and Dodge abandoned the Charger and Challenger.

"It was those Baby Boomers coming of age in the 1960s feeding that muscle car culture," Marion said. He added that most of the Boomers were too old for muscle cars by the 1970s, and demand for big engines was already falling when Ford began building the Cleveland."


 
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