The 1970s marked a particularly grim time for high-performance cars. The muscle car boom peaked at the start of the decade, but soaring insurance rates, tightening emissions standards, and the gas crisis brought down the curtain almost immediately thereafter. Despite the headwinds, Detroit didn’t want to quit the category and kept taking stabs at it. Sadly, most of their attempts were weak or short-lived. These five cars came and went in a single model year, making them the Malaise era’s one-year wonder muscle cars.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/03/28/5-malaise-era-muscle-cars