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Old 09-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #41
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If we're going for land yachts, I'd want Hunter S. Thompson's "Great Red Shark".

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #42
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Hmmm - 55 Pontiac Chieftain, 37 Chevy Coupe, Datsun 2000 roadster, 67 XKE 2+2 coupe, 68 Camaro SS, 86 Dodge RAM, 99 Chevy Silverado, 2006 Equinox.

The 55 Pontiac and 67 XKE are my favorite memories.

heh heh heh - A Powerball win and a wharehouse - I could fill it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #43
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Well, this is a timely thread. After 4 years owning a 2008 Porsche Cayman S, DW and I just dropped it off at dealer to sell on consignment. Last year I just wasn't using it and frankly, felt a bit self conscious driving down the road. Great car, as much $ as I'd ever care to put on a road. Besides, now retired I sort of need the garage space for hobbies.

FWIW, biggest thrill was tracking it at VIR a few years ago. Nothing like a true mid engine (not a rear engine 911 mind you!) going though turns, letting go, and not feeling theatened in the least; total control. After the first day I saw a late model BMW with two right wheel folded under and another car all banged up; decided not to return for the second day (insurance is void on a racetrack). Had my fun, great four years, it was as much of my dream car as any. Anything more expensive and I just wouldn't drive it! (Ever go to a high end dealer and see all the Ferraris and like with 1,000 +/- miles on them for sale? Lot of people buy em and then are afraid to drive em I guess)
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #45
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If you let me take you for a lap around Sebring, you might change your mind

If it can't pull the front wheels off the ground I'm not interested.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #46
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2 -68 Charger (either 426 or 440)
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:38 PM   #47
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GTO - great song about that car. Ooops, might be a different GTO
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This is the car I bought new back in 66 when I was young and handsome. Mine was Regal Red with a black vinyl top, black interior with a 4 speed.

This is a very odd car song that I'm sure most have never heard.


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In 67 the Chevelle SS came standard with the 396 CI motor. There was a choice of 3 different HP motors. 325HP was the lowest, 350HP was the same motor with a different cam. The there was the 396 375HP. This car really had about 425HP. The difference with the engine was that it had different heads with the square ports. Also a solid lifter cam, dual bolt mains, higher compression and a host of other goodies. In 67 there were only 612 made with this engine as it was only available for a few months during the production run. In 66 there were many more 375HP Chevelles produced.

I lived very close to Motion Performance on Sunrise Hwy back in NY. They were hooked up with Baldwin Chevrolet and they had many muscle cars converts to 427's all over the lot. Motion used to sell the 375HP 396 motors for about $350 from the pan to the intake manifold as they used to pull them out for the replacement to the 427 motors.

Once I had my 66 Chevelle Dyno tuned by Joel Rosen at Motion.

Those were the days.
I ordered my car new from the factory early in the 67 model year and at that time the 375 HP option was not available in the SS Chevelle, only the 325 and 350. I wish I had known about the Baldwin dealership before I ordered, otherwise I could have gotton a beast delivered brand new, but I only discovered them several months after I took delivery from the factory. I lived in Westchester County and they were out on the Island.

I had two places work on my car, Motion did most of the work, but early on it was Bobby Lagana, both of whom are legends in the drag racing world. I was mainly a street racer back then, glad I never did any harm to anyone as a result and was never nabbed by the police. Loved eating goats for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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If it can't pull the front wheels off the ground I'm not interested.
I hear ya, but remember your 454 can't do that either, at least not in its present trim.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #51
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #52
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I hear ya, but remember your 454 can't do that either, at least not in its present trim.
Yup, that's why I posted my dream car as the 67 big block 427 435HP Vette.

I can dream, can't I?
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This is the car I bought new back in 66 when I was young and handsome. Mine was Regal Red with a black vinyl top, black interior with a 4 speed.

This is a very odd car song that I'm sure most have never heard.


I found the "A" side. Camaro. A chevy promo release from columbia

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I could never get the list below 20, but among those that might actually be possible, this conversion ranks fairly high..

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I seem to have more eclectic tastes, if more mundane, than the rest. In YERY rough order of preference:

1957 Chevy Nomad (preferably modified with modern drivetrain, brakes, etc.)
1967 Sumbean Tiger
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What I find interesting is that 10 years ago the list would have been significantly longer and probably more conventional.
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Ah, the Sunbeam Tiger. Remember it being driven by Maxwell Smart, from Getting Smart TV show, although the one from the show might have been prior to 67. A very collectible car nevertheless.
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Ah, the Sunbeam Tiger. Remember it being driven by Maxwell Smart, from Getting Smart TV show, although the one from the show might have been prior to 67. A very collectible car nevertheless.

That was a cool car although I don't think I'd fit in it. I think it started out with a 260CI Ford V8 if I remember correctly.
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The Tiger was Rootes motor's last stand at creating a car for the U.S. marketplace. They enlisted Carroll Shelby to build a prototype, and he shoe-horned a Ford 260 V8 into the Alpine 2 seater. Then Chrysler bought Rootes and - for some reason - didn't want to sell a car with a Ford motor in it. Go figure. And that was te end of the Tiger.

It was a great car if you 1) didn't have to turn, 2) didn't have to stop quickly or 3)weren't sriving consistently below 25mph (they would overheat terribly).

But is is/was a quirky little car wih alot of personality and a blast to drive.
And you're right, if you're over 6'1", your' head was permanently planted against the convertible top
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