America's 10 Best Selling Sports Cars 2009
The appeal of a foreign sports care is undeniable, but those of us who prefer American-made high performance cars may be wondering what the 10 best selling American sports cars are. Coming up with ten American made sports cars made this an easy task. Most American sports cars are usually different makes of the same model.
- The Ford Mustang. The Mustang was released in the 1960s and has become a part of American lore. It's also the best selling American sports care of all time. It costs slightly less than many of its competitors and Ford Motor companies experienced a boost during the automotive bailouts. Ford was the only company not to take money from the government. We can forgive Ford the ugly 80s versions of this car, since they want back to classic styling
- The Chevrolet Camaro. This high performance sports car sees use on the race tracks and on the road. The primary reason for its popularity and its place on the lest of top 10 selling American sports cars has more to do with the ease of taking it apart and putting it back together again. A teenager with enough automotive knowledge can accomplish this task.
- The Pontiac Trans-Am. The Trans-Am, Pontiac's version of the Corvette experienced a surge in popularity in the early 80s with the advent of the Glen A. Larson show "Knight Rider." Few Trans-Ams actually possess any form of artificial intelligence.
- The Corvette. The Corvette may not have the same following as the Camaro, but it is popular nonetheless. It also costs slightly less than a new Camaro.
- The Dodge Viper. Mopar's sports cars have not gained much attention until recently. Perhaps this is because Chrysler, at least until they produced the Neon, was known for creating high quality cars that lasted. The Viper, however, changed the image slightly and introduced several other high speed, high performance Chrysler vehicles.
- The Dodge Challenger. Readers who have children of the right edge might know this car from the animated series, "Ben 10." The Challenger represents a return to the traditional muscle car and packs a V-8 under the hood. The new car, which in many ways is a resurgence of the Charger, will never show up on an episode of "The Dukes of Hazard."
- The Plymouth Prowler. Including the prowler on a list of sports cars may cause some people to wonder what the author was smoking, but the retro looks as well as the convertible top just make this car cool.
- The AMX. American Motors Corporation gave us the Jeep and the Eagle. They also gave us ugly cars like the Pacer and the Gremlin. The AMX was a combination sport and touring vehicle that looked almost, but not quite, exactly unlike the Pontiac Trans-Am.
- The Eagle. Chrysler bought the rights to many AMC vehicles. The Eagle provided by Chrysler was a forerunner to the Dodge Viper. Chrysler has since retired the name.
- Pontiac Firebird. Although GM discontinued the Pontiac line, the memory of their sports cars still lives on. The Firebird looked similar to the Trans-Am, but what sticks out in the memory is its logo.
Because exact sales figures are hard to find, it's hard to know what exactly the top 10 best selling American sports cars of all time are. A list of the top 5, however, is available. The top 5 in order are the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro, the Corvette, the Dodge Challenger, and the Dodge Viper. This may not reflect the exact order of the came cars above.