Rabbit Trail: Hot Rod Cars

Estimated time: 7 minutes

The author mentions several hot rod cars that are driven by the characters. Let's look up a few of these.

Red Corvair

The Socs that attacked Ponyboy were driving a red Chevy Corvair probably similar to the car in the second picture in this article.

1960-69 Chevrolet Corvair History by Dan Jedlicka

1960-69 Chevrolet Corvair The 1960-69 Chevrolet Corvair has been the last radical mass-produced car from troubled General Motors, although 1,710,018 units of the rear-engine auto were sold. The Corvair was a little costly for its initial economy-car market and too "foreign" for many Americans. It was replaced by conventional Chevy small cars.

Blue Mustang

The Socs that attacked Johnny were driving a blue Mustang like this one.

1965 Ford Mustang History by Dan Jedlicka

1965 Ford Mustang Some argue that a collectible car must have been built in fairly small numbers to make it exclusive, and thus more desirable and valuable. So how do they explain why the 1965 Ford Mustang is such a popular collectible?

What do you think of the style of these cars? Do you think the guys drove them because of their looks, their costs or how fast they would go?

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