It's been a few decades since I had what would be considered a muscle car, but those were driving days I cherished. That's why the muscle car lover in me is in denial that 2 legendary muscle car series are now predicted to disappear from Missouri roads in 2024. Say it ain't so.

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I've been a bit out of touch with new car models over the past few years as every vehicle I've driven in the last 20 years has been a family car for my wife and kids. I realize that with the transition to hybrids and full-on electric vehicles we're going to see some classic cars either change or go away entirely. That's what's going on here.

24/7 Wall St just shared an article about 4 different car models that have now been officially discontinued and won't be spotted on Missouri roads (at least new models anyway). They mention Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 300 Sedan, but it's the 2 muscle cars that caught my eye.

According to their report, the Dodge Challenger and Charger are no more (at least in gasoline form). They do provide a speck of hope saying "They may eventually return with EV engines". I have too many friends that love HEMI engines to think that these muscle cars will disappear forever, but I was also in denial when the Firebird and Trans Am died after Pontiac went under. My favorite car I ever owned was a 1982 Firebird and I miss it. (*nostalgic sad face*)

Time will tell if the Challenger and Charger will come back leaner and meaner with electric supercharged engines. As for now, the new models are no more on Missouri highways.

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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