Originally Posted by SilentNoise
If you want a vehicle to point to that started the retro movement, look no further than the PT Loser..... errr..... PT Cruiser. That vehicle was the very first of the modern day retro-styled vehicles.
umm no kid.
the Prowler came out waaaaaay before the PT Loser.
Plus the redesigned Beetle that has been a utter godsend for VW, that hasnt changed its look in almost a decade and still they have trouble keeping them on lots.
after that, companies jumped on the bandwagon. we got the PT Cruiser, the Tbird to name a few. then the big guys started ripping off names of old classics with decent results, had the Charger, which is nothing like a old charger but still a pretty sick car, especially the SRT8 version. GM brought over the Monaro and badged it as a GTO and stuck it out there. Then the makers got even wiser, and went all out, making modern day look-alikes that closely resembled their retro counterparts. the 05 Mustangs were the first of the big 3, but are the farthest off. Chevy followed suit with the redesigned Camaro, which is more modern but still feels very retro. Finally dodge unveiled the Challenger, which is probably the closest of the three in terms of looking like its retro counterpart. Ford wasnt getting enough attention, so they took a SVT
concept, stuck a Shelby emblem on it, and called it a GT500, and if that isnt retro enough, they made it to where the only people that could afford it, were those who have been saving their money since the GT500 first came out!