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Old 08-04-2008, 09:56 AM   #41
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Thanks Sarah, I can't seem to get my pictures posted.

This is my current car but I do like a bunch of muscle cars.

Any max wedge car gets my blood going and I also love the 1965 Z16 chevelle among others.

I love original cars although they are getting harder and harder to find. My 73 still has it's original paint, interior, mufflers and most other things are also original.
I couldn't find a picture of my 67 Chevelle CONVERTIBLE, I wish I would have kept it, but traded it for college tuition..oh well.........
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:02 AM   #42
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I couldn't find a picture of my 67 Chevelle CONVERTIBLE, I wish I would have kept it, but traded it for college tuition..oh well.........
I know all about selling cars for college tuition. Not for me but for DD.

I sold a 1969 GTX super track pack Hemi car (one of 99) with 21K original miles. Also a 1972 LT1 corvette with Air 13K original miles to pay for College and Grad school for DD.

Then the prices took off but what can you do.

The car I have now is also very rare and was the last year for the SS Chevelle. Only 600 454 4 speeds built that year. From 66 to 72, the big block Chevelle was built in large #'s. Mostly 30 to 100K a year so having a car that only 600 were built is pretty rare.
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Oh yeah, in 1966 I bought a new 1966 SS 396 Chevelle when I was in HS. It was a 4 speed, regal red with a black interior and black vinyl top. Ah, to be young!
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I think I have the photos working. Let's see
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I hear ya Coach! We had a green X1/9 (our little frog) man that thing was fun to drive and, despite it's rediculously small 1400cc engine, it really moved and when it came to handling nomatter how robustly you threw it through a curve it stuck to the road like excrement sticks to a blanket ....
Looks a little different from the Fiat my co-worker fell in love with in 1973. She asked me to come along when she bought one (new) on our lunch hour. She didn't negotiate at all and paid full price for the only one they had on the lot. A lot of help I was coming along; IIRC we weren't even late getting back from lunch. I bought my two-year-old '70 Ford from a friend of a friend. I also didn't negotiate, thinking the asking price was a really good deal.

Kumquat, I think you got it--'59 Ford Farelane Skyliner retractable hardtop. It's hard to tell without a clear shot of the grill.
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.....but the Bimmer is a reaallll smooooth ride too....I'd say it's a tie!!

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I hear ya Coach! We had a green X1/9 (our little frog) man that thing was fun to drive and, despite it's rediculously small 1400cc engine, it really moved and when it came to handling nomatter how robustly you threw it through a curve it stuck to the road like excrement sticks to a blanket
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You must not have been trying hard enough..... I did a test drive in one, but thought it was not for me... but the salesman was able to do a four wheel drift on a 360 highway entry ramp... LONG before drifting was the in thing...
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:36 AM   #49
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I will only go with my experiences....

The one I owned was an 87 Firebird Formula 350... quick and handled great... but needed repairs more than I wanted....

As for others... some have been mentioned...

My neighbor had a 69 SS396 with cowl induction... with a number of mods... this was the second quickest car I have been inside... I remember us driving on the freeway and we were behind a car doing about 65... he hit the gas to pass and we were doing 85 beside him and almost 100 pulling in front!!!

I had a friend who had one of the old Firebirds... somehow got a 427 (IIRC), but it was geared for top end so it was not as 'quick' as the SS... but we think we could hit about 160 or more way back when... and it would cruise at 135 to 140 all day...


And the quickist car I was in (and drove for.... 6 to 10 feet).... When I worked at a gas station... one worker had a brother who raced cars... he souped up a 283 and set a national record with the engine... they put it in a Camaro... He drove me around in it a few times... One day he said, "go get some pizza for lunch" and gave me the keys... Well, for some reason it would not start in park... so I put it in 'neutral'... the cam was so radical it would stall if you were not giving it gas... so when I put it in gear it was about to stall... so I gave it gas... TOO MUCH gas... the front end lifted off the ground and I could not see in front of me!!! I slammed on the brakes and it slammed down and stalled... I got out and never got in it again...
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I couldn't find a picture of my 67 Chevelle CONVERTIBLE, I wish I would have kept it, but traded it for college tuition..oh well.........
Did it look like this ?
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FD, if you sold a car that looked like that one for your college tuition, I'm here to tell you that you made a poor choice!
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Did it look like this ?
Yes, but it was green.........
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Finance Dude....sigh...we should have been there to do an intervention!
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While 73ss454 finds his pictures, I'll post my favorite of HIS car, the 73 Chevelle!
I had a '74 Chevelle Malibu Classic.......that was probably the sharpest looking car automobile that I've ever owned.

It looked very similar to this one, but had metallic copper paint, an off-white vinyl roof, premium wire wheel covers, and light tan interior......and it was my 1st car with A/C and an 8-track stereo!
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Yup. Comes in a couple of huge crates plus some odd bits. Engine and transmission extra. Some assembly required.

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The 2000 911 cab - I liked that versions headlights, they've since gone back to the original.

But my first car was a 1983 Honda Accord (back in 93), many fond memories, parted with it in 2000 and wish I had held onto it for another 7 years.
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