I’ve often wondered what cars would be like today if the insurance companies and gas crisis hadn’t put an end to the first muscle car era. Engines were getting bigger yearly. In the Chevy Impala/Caprice from 67 to 71 the base engine increased every year from 283 to 400. Hp and torque were above 500 for some special engines. But fuel mileage was around single digits with gas prices ( Pgh Pa ) between $.28 and $.32 a gallon. Would we have 1,200 ci. engines with 2,000 hp. ? Or would the manufactures eventually gone the route they have in getting good power numbers and MPGs on they’re own?