Oh, same here, brother. It’s like that famous sociological experiment where every kid gets a marshmallow, but if they can wait to eat it for five minutes they get a second marshmallow. Some kids can and some can’t.Truth (grr), but I really just want the car. Would drive the paint off of one.
While I love the idea of muscle cars it's funny how things have changed. My 4 cylinder, 10 speed automatic, 2021 Ford Ranger has a 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds and a quarter mile time of 14.7 seconds.
In the early 00s, I had a friend with a lot of disposable income. He'd had some very fast cars for that era (Viper ACR, couple of C5 Z06s), but nursed a retro Mopar itch and finally got a perfectly restored '70 Charger with the 440/3x2bbl.While I love the idea of muscle cars it's funny how things have changed. My 4 cylinder, 10 speed automatic, 2021 Ford Ranger has a 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds and a quarter mile time of 14.7 seconds.
Nice upgrades, beautiful car. The 64-67 A-platform cars are my favorites of the era. Pops had a '66 GTO, I just love the lines on all of those cars, especially the Pontiacs.I've had my 67 Lemans Convertible for 16 years, and it's been a journey to rebuild it. And yes, there are things that we remember with rose-tinted glasses from back then. As my daily driver, aI can attest that not everything was great back then:
Drum brakes suck. Hard to stop a 2 ton car with drum brakes, and if they're wet forget about it. Swapped out for disc brakes all the way around.
Loose steering - there was a lot of slop in the old steering boxes; swapped mine out for an 80's Camaro and steering is tight
Overheating - this is more of a Pontiac issue, but sitting in traffic becomes a challenge, especially in Southern CA. Will need to swap out a Champion 3-row aluminum radiator with electric fans and thermostat.
Transmission - the Pontiac ST-300 2-speed automatic was horrible in any speed; swapped for a 200-4R, same as in a Buick Grand National.
That being said, I love driving it, and getting 11mpg is the price to pay for a fun ride.
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the 1998 subaru impreza wrx sti 22b released as a tribute to winning 3 straight world rally championships...only 400 made...selling now for 100k...never sold in the usa...they are over 25 years old and now can be imported into the usa
I was only three for my "wish I would have," but I'd have loved to be an early taker on a '73 Carrera RS (911). USD around $10k MSRP, they started fetching over a million (spec dependent) in 2017. Not some super-rare thing like the Cudas or L88 Vettes either, they made as many of them as they do GT3s today, around 1500 cars.