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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by SR1, Apr 23, 2012.
not gaudy enough
I forgot about the rambler. I've never seen one in person though. How many cup holders do you suppose it has?
My 70 'cuda, got 4mpg when i was on it. :eek1
Cougar or perhaps a tempest:
My friends (My navigator's) Amc hornet rally car... Still has the Bendix ABS system in the trunk,
new engine is 425 horse...
I like the AMX's but they were hard to find when new.
More thoughts: 68-72 C or K series trucks are
Cadillacs are gaining in popularity for restoring/modifying. I know they're not specifically muscle cars, but in the past Caddies had the biggest engines...
Saw a Hot Rod TV show the other night where they dropped a crate 5.0 into a fastback Mustang. Then they really effed it up putting 12" wide wheels with low-profile tires on it. While going, turning, and stopping are important, the G-Machine look on those old cars is just jarring visually.
Why be normal ?
Rambler with a Hemi , not normal.
Chrysler 300 series cars
This is the one I had. 302/ C4 trans. power steering, mostly new interior, no rust, practically no bondo. Nothing wrong mechanically. It took me a long time to get $6,400 for it.
When I was about fifteen a friend had one in red. slightly lifted with a built 289 and a 4 speed. Really quick and looked almost stock. Had a lot of fun cruisin' the beach in that thing.
How about this?
442s are pretty much universally known. The Buick GSes aren't as much. Ditto with Skylarks. If you go Olds, the Cutlass was a muscle car 'back when.' They just had more goodies inside.
I'd sorta like to do to one of the Eldorados in the yard what Jay Leno did to a Toronado.
Way to far from you but something different like this would be cool
1963 Skylark convertible, 4 speed
Finally back to this thread...
So, where do I go to look for a good specimen? I certainly have time to shop. I'd rather not go to the Mustang forum, the Charger forum, the 442 forum, the Chevelle forum, etc, is there a better way to kinda shop around?
Its an auction site, some expensive stuff, but you might find something in your budget:
Trader classics perhaps:
Cool 65 Tempest with a 400 motor for $19k.
Summer is here are there any car shows near you. Good Guys or just a good local car show. Gives you a chance to see whats out there, talk to people, some might even be for sale.
Street Rod Nationals in Louisville later this summer,will have thousands of Rods and cars from the 60's, 70's , up to '82.
Many have for sale signs with high prices indicating what it would take to make the seller happy. Many others are really for sale due to loss of intrest or desire to change.
You can use searchtempest.com and search craigslist anywhere in the country. Say if you're looking out west for rust free cars, you can go there and plug in say a zip code from Phoenix, and search in a radius of that zip code of your choice (200 miles, 800 miles, whatever). Then punch in to your search various models you have been considering and see what comes up.
This thread has been fun to follow. And there isn't a car here I wouldn't be happy to own.
So many cars, so little time.