According to a new state-by-state report from ClassicCars.com, people searched for the Mustang more than any other vehicle on the website in 2016.
While Ford's legendary car took home the No. 1 spot, Ford and General Motor Co.'s (GM) - Get General Motors Company Report Chevrolet tied among makes. Both were the top-searched-for makes in 20 states.
In 49 states, domestically based companies topped the searches. Connecticut classic car enthusiasts searched for Germany's Mercedes-Benz the most. Of foreign models, however, the German-made Volkswagen Bus had more than 240,000 unique searches in the United States and Japan's Datsun 280Z, more than 157,000.
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Muscle cars were the most popular in state-by-state searches. Trucks topped the list in West Virginia with the Chevrolet 3100 and in Oklahoma with the Ford F1.
"Owning pristine collector vehicles — particularly domestic performance and muscle cars — continues to be a passion for many Americans, from the most seasoned collectors to enthusiasts making their first purchase," said Roger Falcione, president and CEO of ClassicCars.com. "In fact, two vehicles on our list — the Ford Fairlane and Dodge Charger — play prominent roles in 'The Fate of the Furious,' which recently topped $1-billion box-office sales worldwide, attest to the international interest in American performance and muscle cars."
ClassicCars.com is a website for researching and purchasing classic automobiles and trucks.
Including the Ford Mustang, here are the top-searched-for cars on the site, according to the state-by-state report. Sorry Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report fanboys, your favorite company is too young to make this list.
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