Whether current market and political pressures will ultimately succeed in eliminating powerful American pickups, SUVs and V-8-powered cars from showrooms and roadways entirely or just significantly shrink their number, enthusiasts could soon find their high-horsepower American vehicles of choice relegated to car museums and collectors' garages.
The disappearance of the V-8 is unlikely, says Ken Gross, who was director of the Petersen Museum, a world-class automotive collection in Los Angeles. But he lists a few V-8-powered American automobiles enthusiasts might consider purchasing while the selection is still relatively substantial.
Click ahead to see a handful of today's V-8 muscle soon-to-be collectibles.
Posted 11 August 2009