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Old 03-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #171
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a friend of mine had a cherry red corvette from the 60's. it had a 427 under the hood....4 on the floor....Do dat count......??????/
That's when you start getting into the debate on muscle car, pony car, sports car.

most corvette owners I know and have run into, like to think of themselves as being in an elevated class above the rest of the automotive hobbyists. they do not think of themselves as blue collar, low buck, no frills, muscle car guys. they like to think of themselves as belonging to a sports car group that falls in line with euro-exotics. luxuary, handling, performance...refined and dignified. Muscle cars were low dollar, low option, big motor in a cheap car, that anybody could afford. you want to watch a corvette owner's blood boil? walk up to the guy who arrives at the local weekend cruise in with a showroom stock 03 corvette, look the car over, and say "meh, just another stock corvette, nothing special here, anyone can buy one of those"

and of course,then you get into issues on pony cars...potent small blocks built for all around fun driving, in smaller lighter packages, like the mustangs, camaros, etc. When you think of a Boss 302, or a Cuda AAR, with their high rpm small blocks, lighter agile chassis that could handle and perform on a road course....are those truely muscle cars?

that's the debate that will never be "won" haha.
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70cuda383 , they say all that glitters isn't gold.! That would be a topic up for debate just looking in that garage. I see gold all over that garage , especially that
Cuda.! That may have been the Prettiest , meanest looking car out at that time.!

I never owned one , but had a good friend that did. Black on Black.!
Didn't even have to turn it over , it just screamed BAD-@ss just parked sitting there. The only thing I can think to change on them was rubber and wheels! It already had everything else!

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THE GTO LOGO RAN FROM 1964 - THROUGH - 2006.!

Also different engines , 389 ,400 and 350,s!
Horse Power ranged from 325 - 370 ponies , many variations and back down too 350's could be got as options from 1975 - 1998.!

Biggest switch in carburetors was in "Tir-Power to 4 barrel "Quadra-jet,1967 !
Think they skipped a few years. Never really ran through. They brought back the name in 2004. There wasn't a gto for almost 30 years.
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Think they skipped a few years. Never really ran through. They brought back the name in 2004. There wasn't a gto for almost 30 years.
You might be right and to even debate , I'd have to cheat , I might,
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Gotta love the American swager, we all want to be first!

or what about the fords with their flat head V8s used by the shine runners?

or what about....


everyone wants to be the first to be the fastest!
Muscle car?

My 1940 Ford V8 only put out 85 HP stock.....


I have some questions....

Who designed the GTO?

What does GTO stand for?
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Muscle car?

My 1940 Ford V8 only put out 85 HP stock.....

I have some questions....

Who designed the GTO?

What does GTO stand for?
John Z. DeLorean. Gran Turismo Omalagato. It's italian for something
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Muscle car?

My 1940 Ford V8 only put out 85 HP stock.....

I have some questions....

Who designed the GTO?

What does GTO stand for?
Dad always said GTO stood for gas, tires, and oil..... Lol
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With everything said so far here , if only one of these cars between 1960 and 1978 , what car would you pick as the meanest , leanest looking machine ?

A Chevy man here so I've got to go with that 70 cuda..! Should been a "Pin-Up" in play Boy..!

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John Z. DeLorean. Gran Turismo Omalagato. It's italian for something

Sort of a trick question.....

The first "GTO" was made by Ferrari (The 250 GTO), designed by Giotto Bizzarrini & Sergio Scaglietti...

Gran Turismo Omalagato = Italian for "Grand Touring Homologated" = Approved for Grand Touring racing.
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With everything said so far here , if only one of these cars between 1960 and 1978 , what car would you pick as the meanest , leanest looking machine ?

A Chevy man here so I've got to go with that 70 cuda..! Should been a "Pin-Up" in play Boy..!
International SSII.... Anything less is just a car....

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