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.
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 Report) fanboys, your favorite company is too young to make this list.
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The Chevrolet Bel Air, first produced in 1950, was the most searched for in Colorado and Mississippi.
Indiana and New Jersey enthusiasts searched for the Ford Fairlane, first made in 1955, the most.
Ford's Thunderbird, introduced in 1955, was the most searched for in three states: Alabama, New Hampshire and Oregon.
The Chevrolet Corvette, which was first revealed in 1953, also topped the list of three states: Hawaii, Michigan and Virginia.
The Dodge Charger, first made in 1966, was No. 1 in three states: Delaware, Ohio and Washington.
Chevy's Camaro, introduced for the 1967 model year, was at the top of the list in five states: Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri and Texas.
Seven states had the Chevrolet Impala, first created in 1958, on their wish list: Kentucky, Louisiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Tennessee and New York.
Ford's pony car, introduced in 1964, had more than 3.7 million unique searches in 2016. Thirteen states favored the vehicle: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wisconsin.
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