Move over Mopar muscle cars, Corvettes are taking the lead! In a surprising turn-around from one month ago, Corvette has emerged as the favorite muscle car among internet buyers, claiming 13.9 percent of internet searches during May (See our Corvettes Section). Each month the Cars On Line staff analyzes statistics from Google and Bing search engines in order to understand consumer trends. Interestingly, this past month internet buyers took a break from Mopars and instead shifted their focus to Chevrolet muscle cars. The Dodge Charger ended its three-month reign and landed in second place on our “Top Ten Most Popular” list for muscle cars. Meanwhile Camaro maintained its third-place stance and Chevelle jumped up one spot to round out the top five. Making a drastic decrease was the Dodge Challenger. Ranked second in internet searches last month, the Challenger fell four spots, garnering just 6.8 percent of searches. See more below.
Once again it was a month dominated by Ford in the classic car market. According to Google and Bing statistics, 18.9 percent of classic car buyers were in pursuit of something built by Ford (See our Ford Section). In an interesting turn of events, the Ford F100 was the vehicle driving the most interest. The classic pickup was so popular that it made up 5.7 percent of internet searches for classic vehicles. There were only minor changes in May’s classic car rankings, the biggest being Rolls-Royce’s jump from last to eighth place. You’ll note this was the first time in as many months that Cadillac made an appearance within the Top Ten.