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Forget the Vintage Porsche, Everyone Wants an El Camino

American muscle cars are outrunning European sports coupes in the classic automobile market.

As the Dow finally crests 20,000, some gutsy investors are shifting assets to 30-year-old Pontiacs. Call it the Burt Reynolds trade.

Almost 4,000 vintage cars are crisscrossing America, headed for new homes after a string of classic-car auctions in Arizona. Precious Ferraris often make headlines for garnering staggering sums, but the vehicles that fetched the highest premiums this year were relatively cheap American machines from the 1960s through 1980s.