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SON! That is the coolest...er....hottest car!


Whew, that was a really close call---I wanted to go to Milwaukee right away!
But then I remembered...I still want the Olds Delta 88!
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SON! That is the coolest...er....hottest car!


Whew, that was a really close call---I wanted to go to Milwaukee right away!
But then I remembered...I still want the Olds Delta 88!
I think it's pretty sweet.......if I can get it for $5000, it may be mine.....what would DW say? She wouldn't let me have a Harley, so this is the next best thing...................
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The 64 Caliente 2dr htp was a favorite in my younger days.


Anyone want a 76 Comet coupe for only $300? Bought it for my son and daughter to use while in college. It has been siting idle for the last 5 years.
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I am really over the old car thing. I want a new 08 Vette.
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Cool, but too many doors.

I like the 66 or 67 Comet Cyclone.
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Cool, but too many doors.

I like the 66 or 67 Comet Cyclone.
I've got kids, so the 4-door would be cool. I'm thinking I could ahve fun at the 4th of July parades and the local car shows with it..........

I called the dude, he said his price was firm, so I'll pass. Apparently he put a TON of money into it, and is taking a beating.........
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FD, it's good that your young and not a child of the 60's.
You wouldn't be caught dead in a 4dr back then. Well maybe to go to church or shopping.
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When you're selling something like this, the least you could do is say whether it's an automatic or stick. Also need detailed pictures of the engine and shots of the body from every angle. For serious collectors, a 4-door ain't gonna cut it.
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FD, it's good that your young and not a child of the 60's.
You wouldn't be caught dead in a 4dr back then. Well maybe to go to church or shopping.
Funny when we were his age back in the day we really never wanted an OLD car no matter how redone it was, it still was an old car.
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Funny when we were his age back in the day we really never wanted an OLD car no matter how redone it was, it still was an old car.
My uncle had a 63 Vette. He sold it with 11,000 actual miles for $44,000 5 years ago. It was an "old car", but I liked it..........
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When you're selling something like this, the least you could do is say whether it's an automatic or stick. Also need detailed pictures of the engine and shots of the body from every angle. For serious collectors, a 4-door ain't gonna cut it.
Also, I didn't see any Goodyear tires anywhere, just Goodrich
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Funny when we were his age back in the day we really never wanted an OLD car no matter how redone it was, it still was an old car.
You can probably thank the 70's and 80's for that. I think it took a few decades of the cars getting crappy to make people appreciate what had come before.

I think to a degree, the '57 Chevy became popular pretty quickly as a used car. That same year, the Ford and Plymouth got longer, lower, and more impressive looking, while the Chevy was really just a facelift of a car that was 3 model years old...ancient history in those days. As a result, Ford outsold Chevy and Plymouth did well enough to knock Buick out of 3rd place, and build a record number of cars...a record that would stand until the 70's I think. For 1958, Chevy responded with a much bigger, lower, more impressive looking car. But suddenly, I think these bigger cars began to be associated with what your parents bought, and a lot of younger buyers just didn't want something that big.

It probably also helped that the '57 Ford and Plymouth were serious rusters, and I think build quality went down on the '58 Chevy as well, so more '57 Chevies simply survived. Anyway, there was enough clamoring for a '57-Chevy-sized car again, that for 1964, Chevy released the Chevelle, which was about the size of a '57.

Back in my college days, I remember one of the managers at the Denny's I worked at talking about some of his old cars. He had a '57 DeSoto Fireflite 4-door hardtop, that he paid $500 for in 1965. He said it was pink and white, although I'm guessing it was really more of a salmon. It was considered a "loser" car, because they didn't make DeSotos anymore for one thing, but I also suspect that nobody associated sky-high tailfins with "cool" in 1965. My Mom had a '57 Plymouth as her first car that year, and she hated it. That DeSoto would easily embarrass many cooler cars when it came to drag racing, but it still just wasn't cool. My manager sold it and bought a '57 Chevy convertible, also in pink, for $500. I dunno what his fetish for pink was! Anyway, it was a dog with its little 283-2bbl compared to that DeSoto's 341 Hemi, but it was a much "cooler" car.

I think it was the late 70's when '55-57 Chevies really started getting popular and prices started to take off. Probably thanks to movies like "American Graffiti" and such, and the big 50's nostalgia kick that started in the 70's.
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IMO the 1960's Ford 289 was the toughest, best engine Ford ever built. Both the regular model, like in the '67 Custom 500 I had, and also in the hi-performance version. That was one durable, strong powerplant! Now I want one too!
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IMO the 1960's Ford 289 was the toughest, best engine Ford ever built. Both the regular model, like in the '67 Custom 500 I had, and also in the hi-performance version. That was one durable, strong powerplant! Now I want one too!
They put the 289 in Mustangs too, right? DW would LOVE a 65 Mustang.......I don't know why.........:confused:
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Engine Options for Classic Mustangs by Model Year
1964˝
-171ci i6 (2.8L)- 105hp, 156lb./ft. tq.
-260ci v8 (4.2L)- 164hp 2-barrel carburetor
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 210hp 4-barrel carburetor
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 271hp 4-barrel carburetor
1965-1966
-200ci i6 (3.3L)- 120hp, 190lb//ft. tq.
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 200hp 2-barrel carburetor
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 225hp 4-barrel carburetor (Mustang GT)
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 271hp 4-barrel carburetor
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- GT 350 – 306hp 4-speed v8
1967
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 200hp 2-barrel carburetor
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 225hp 4-barrel carburetor (Mustang GT)
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 271hp 4-barrel carburetor
-390ci v8 (6.4L)- 320hp 4-barrel carburetor
1968
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 195hp 4-barrel carburetor
-302ci v8 - 210hp 2-barrel carburetor
-302ci v8 - 230hp 4-barrel carburetor
-390ci v8 (6.4L)- 325hp 4-barrel carburetor
-428ci “CobraJet v8” (7.0L)- 335hp (underrated)
-427ci v8 (7.0L)- 390hp 4-barrel carburetor
1969-1970
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 225hp 4-barrel carburetor (Mustang GT)
-302ci v8 - 220hp 4-barrel carburetor
-351ci v8 (5.8L)- 250hp 2-barrel carburetor
-351ci v8 (5.8L)- “351 Cleveland”- 290hp 4-barrel carburetor
-Boss 302- v8- (4.9L)- 290hp
-390ci v8 - 320hp 4-barrel carburetor
-428ci “CobraJet v8” (7.0L)- 335hp (underrated)
-Boss 429- v8- 375hp (add about 75-100 more w/ 4bbl carb and exhaust), 450lb./ft. tq.
1971
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 225hp 4-barrel carburetor
-302ci v8 - 210hp 4-barrel carburetor
-351ci v8 (5.8L)- 240hp 2-barrel carburetor
-351ci v8 (5.8L)- 285hp 4-barrel carburetor
-351ci v8 (5.8L)- 330hp 4-barrel carburetor
-429 super CobraJet v8- 370hp
1972-1973
-289ci v8 (4.7L)- 225hp 4-barrel carburetor
-302ci v8 - 210hp 4-barrel carburetor
-351ci v8 (5.8L)- 240hp 2-barrel carburetor
-351ci v8 (5.8L)- 285hp 4-barrel carburetor
-351ci v8 (5.8L)- 330hp 4-barrel carburetor
-429 super CobraJet v8- 370hp

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