NAPA Saves Space For Muscle Car Lovers
For more than 50 years, muscle cars have earned their place in pop culture. Their dynamic designs promote hitting the open road, and their owners are often seen as risk takers and troublemakers. A true muscle car is an American-made piece of machinery with a V8 engine, but many classic car collectors include any vehicle with a powerful engine and amped-up suspension. By design, muscle cars are affordably priced for the working man—a jet-black 1970 Chevy Camaro or a cherry-red 1972 Ford Mustang or a bright yellow 2004 Pontiac GTO. No matter the make and model of your beloved ride, NAPA is here fully loaded with classic muscle car parts for your restoration project.
Muscle cars are typically two-door coupes with rear-wheel drives (Corvette Stingray, Ford Thunderbird, Pontiac Trans Am and more) designed for drag racing. These hotrods do not provide the handling and cornering needed for racetracks or street racing. You can find muscle cars as large as a boat like the Chevy Impala or even as small as a compact Pony car like the Mercury Capri. While some purists might disagree, the muscle car category can also include American-made sports cars like the Dodge Viper. The entire NAPA Network has a deep appreciation for muscle car restoration, which is why we are a leading supplier of aftermarket performance parts online, as well as car care products and customized accessories.
Since the mid-1990s, automotive manufacturers have heavily favored automatic transmissions, with some sports cars makers eliminating stick-shift models entirely. While that may have shocked muscle car lovers, the biggest change in the industry is happening now. This is the last year of production for the combustion-engine Dodge Challenger, and the phase out of all new-production gas-powered muscle cars made by Dodge. Dodge is promising their electric powertrain, coupled with an “industry-first, patent-pending exhaust system that delivers a performance sound,” will outperform the SRT hellcat engine. As part of this all-electric future, it’s time to say ‘hello’ to the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT.
Not to be outdone, after six generations of the Camaro, Chevrolet is calling it quits with the 2024 model year. Chevy will manufacture and market the final production of the combustion-engine Camaro as a “Collector’s Edition.” But fast-driving, fun-loving enthusiasts shouldn’t lose heart. To celebrate its 70th year manufacturing Corvettes, Chevy is introducing the 2024 E-Ray. The all-wheel-drive, all-electric E-Ray only takes 2.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. The E-Ray utilizes two separate propulsion systems (V-8 power combined with responsive eAWD) to travel a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds.
Whether you’re ready to transition to these high-tech, advanced EV muscle cars or you prefer to stick in your lane of old-school, classic gas engines, NAPA is here for you through it all. Since the first eye-catching sports cars zoomed down the highway, NAPA Auto Parts stores have stocked muscle car parts. Now, NAPAonline.com and our NAPA Auto Care centers are filling in the gaps to help any loyal customer restore a muscle car.
Classic muscle cars have that distinctive roar generated by their high-performance capabilities. Check out the great selection of muscle car performance parts on NAPAonline from engine air filters and cooling fans to control modules and programmers. Shop for cold air intakes from top brands like BBK, DC Sports, K&N and more. And, NAPA carries an assortment of shiny, new performance exhaust systems. For a DIY aspiring mechanic, our experts recommend the Flowmaster FlowFX Exhaust System with 16-gauge mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing and a 2.5-inch tailpipe for that deep growl sound.
The exterior of a muscle car is designed for more than just great looks, it is fabricated to reach top speeds with aerodynamics that limit drag. From hood scoops and panel scoops to rear spoilers and window louvers, NAPA has the body kits you are seeking. Check out this T-Rex Upper Class Mesh Grille that matches perfectly to your 2008 Dodge Charger. We also carry a full line of body paint for those touch-up jobs and paint spray gun kits for complete overhauls.
Don’t forget the simple accent of a protective car bra. Our experts recommend the high-quality, all-weather material of the LeBra Car Bra or the full airflow, scratch-free application of the Colgan Original Car Bra. Once you have restored your prized muscle car into mint condition, it is critical to keep it protected with a long-term storage car cover from top brands like Covercraft, Coverking and Carhartt.
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