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Pontiac, Plymouth and Chevelle climb in searches

1969 Chevrolet Camaro also flexes some muscle, bumping ’69 Charger


Pontiac, Plymouth and the Chevrolet Chevelle are becoming increasingly popular with people searching the marketplace of collector car advertisements published on

For the past several months, Pontiacs, Plymouths and Chevelles have been moving up on the list of top searches for vehicles regardless of year of production. In October, the 1970 Chevelle cracked the top-10 list when it comes to searches by specific model year.

“The Chevelle is one of the most iconic of the Chevy muscle cars with literally one for every budget,” notes East Coast editor and collector car marketplace analyst Andy Reid. “Also, the car lends itself to customization, allowing owners to build the exact Chevelle they want, which helps to drive the market for these cars.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

“For the Pontiac cars, these have always seemed to trail the offerings from Chevrolet, which has always been a bit odd as the cars from Pontiac, especially the Firebird, were always a higher-spec offering than Chevy’s Camaro. 

“Maybe people are finally waking up to that fact and are now chasing the cars that were better built, but somehow cheaper than their lesser rivals in the GM offerings.”

Among all-year searches, Pontiac cracked the top-10 list in September and in October raced to seventh place behind the usual leaders — Chevrolet, Ford, Mustang, C10, Buick Grand National and Dodge.

Meanwhile, Plymouth continued its climb up the second-10. Speaking of all-year searches, the Chevelle moved up to the top-dozen. 

The year-make-model list continued to be topped, in order, by the 1969 Ford Mustang, the 1967 Mustang, and the 1967 Chevrolet Impala. However, for the first time in many months, the 1969 Dodge Charger was nudged out of the top-3, supplanted by the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Also moving up among year-make-model searches’ pursuits in October were the 1955 and 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.



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