What is America’s Greatest Unsung Automotive Hero?
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Everyone knows the usual suspects: the Ford Mustang, the Chevy Corvette and Camaro. They went through many iterations varying from sporty through what Mr. Smokey Yunick called the worst handling car ever. But there were quite a few other American cars that were quite sporty and engaging that didn’t receive the following that the aforementioned cars did, simply because they didn’t have ‘enough’ power, handling and braking be damned.
My personal favorite is the Ford Maverick. It’s basically a cheaper, less powerful Ford Mustang (although you could have it with a 4.9L V8, the vaunted 302). But it also weighed less. I also have a personal attachment to the Maverick, of course, as it was the first car my folks ever bought. Eventually the floor-boards rusted through and it sat, undriven, in the driveway for a couple of years before it was donated. But damn, I want one now and it doesn’t have the Mustang’s price tag either.
So what do you think is America’s greatest unsung automotive hero?
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