Here is one for each tribe.
Mecum at Glendale, AZ runs from March 28th through April 1st. There is no shortage of cool malaise era muscle cars.
1978 Mustang II Cobra
First just a small nitpick to start with. If you have several pics of the car, how about at least one with the hood fully closed? People like to inspect how body parts line up. Oh, another nitpcik, perhaps an outrage! The clowns at Motor Junkie latest error filled click-bait is that the Mustang II is the worst Ford ever. I say the right car at the right time that kept Ford and the Mustang alive! Anyway, every time I see a "performance" Mustang II the more I want one. Massage 300hp out of the small block then let the good times roll! This sharp looking Cobra II is like the one Farrah Fawcett drove on Charlie's Angels. Nothing special equipment wise, the listing is short on details. I see evidence of an intake manifold swap and four-barrel carb. No T-tops, after market wheels and wearing '76-'77 Cobra stripes. I think I'd stopping bidding at $20K.
1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra | W51 | Glendale 2023 (mecum.com)
1979 Trans Am
I normally keep my focus on cars that I believe can be had under $25K. This TA will pull close to $45K, these late 2nd generation F-bodies just aren't bargain cars anymore. I'm a huge fan of the '79-'81 Trans Am despite engine power cliff diving in 1979. This particular car has got it all except T-tops and AC. A quick call to Vintage Air fixes my summer time problem. W72 engine, WS6 performance package and 4 speed manual. I'd call the paint gold, Pontiac calls it Camel with flawless looking matching Camel interior. This is a low mileage survivor, so it isn't perfect but damn nice.
1979 Pontiac Trans Am | F109.1 | Glendale 2023 (mecum.com)
1977 Charger SE Midnight Edition
Buy me a coffee or a nice Malbec and I'll talk your ear off on the Mopar Chardoba mistake. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate these cars. This Charger SE Midnight Edition is something I'd love to have in the garage. Short version, while the Chrysler Cordoba was a HUGE success for 1975. Chrysler the corporation was going broke ass. There just wasn't enough money to give the Charger it's own unique skin for 1975. So the Charger wound up being just a Cordoba clone. Dodge product planners and dealers weren't thrilled. Handsome packages like Daytona and Midnight Edition were created to give the Charger its own flavor. This one is equipped just right for someone wanting to get into the classic Mopar scene without breaking the bank. A nice combination of hustle, handling and cruising. Optional 360 4 barrel, Sure Grip rear axle, tachometer, heavy duty suspension, AC, T-tops, cruise control, all the power stuff. The description mentions original unrestored wheels, not mounted on the car as I see it. It's got some day two wire wheels not the W21 Rallye Road Wheels. Original MSRP was $8.9K, this one seems really clean and solid I expect a $22K winning bid which is probably a few grand higher than a Craig's List purchase.
1977 Dodge Charger SE Midnight Edition | W33 | Glendale 2023 (mecum.com)
As always chime in with your thoughts, let me know if you buy anything at Glendale.
John is a GenX car enthusiast who grew up driving classic muscle cars. He enjoys the new modern muscle cars that can out perform the classics in every way. In the sportscar world his banners are Viper and Corvette. John has a guilty pleasure. The disco era street machine. Those unloved, underpowered cars festooned with scoops, spoilers and stripes.