The real point is not the name of the car, the drivability of the car, or even really the look of the car -- it's the sound of the car. I need to step on the gas, and *feel* the power beneath my foot.
Yes, I'd love something beautiful, too. But I don't really care about how it looks, I care about how it drives, I care about how it feels. I care about getting behind something and feeling the power.
German cars are impressive in their technical skill. Italian cars are pretty. British Cars... break down a lot. But only 1960s era American muscle cars *sound* like a dream.
That's what I want. I want to hear that rumble that is so uniquely, to my ears, American muscle car.