The American muscle car is not dead

Far from being an endangered species, the American muscle car is in fine health and, according to new data from Experian.

Indeed, the muscle car is experiencing something of a renaissance, even as buyers turn their attention towards cars with a crossover aesthetic or with more environmentally sound credentials.

Demand for muscle cars — American cars that have a big engine at the front, room for four in the middle and power running to the rear wheels — is at its highest for a decade.

Data from Experian based on registrations, credit checks and financing options shows that muscle car registrations have grown by 35.4 percent between 2006 and 2015 and that the original pony car, the Ford Mustang, has galloped into the lead.

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