Muscle Cars, those we have had, and those we wished we could have had!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Axxe55, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i love talking about muscle cars. i love the history and the inspiration that went into making them. i love that they are a part of our American culture, just as much as apple pie and baseball.

    this thread is two fold in that we can discuss those muscle cars or hot rods we actually had and discuss those we wished we could have had. be they rare or unique.

    personally, i have crossed the brand lines several times over the years and like most all muscle cars and factory hot rods, regardless of the name on the emblem. i have owned a few over the years as well as well as being around a great number of them from family and friends.

    so lets see what you have to offer the discussion!
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    The Blazer that I just sold last October. 350, Crane Cam and lifters, Edelbrock Intake, 750 Edelbrock Carb, Accel Distributer, MSD Blaster Coil, Headman Headders, Thrush Turbo II Mufflers, SM465 Muncie Transmission, NP205 Tansfer Case, 10 Bolt Front, 12 Bolt rear, 342 gears. Top Speed...Never got up to it. Did about 120 once. It was still accelerating. 120 in a 32 year old Chevy going around a slight curve is terrifying.

    I want to get a 1967 Camero. That was the first year they came out. Why do I want the 1967? Look at my screen name. I do all my own work. No one has worked on any of my cars except me.
     

  3. WillWork4Ammo

    WillWork4Ammo New Member

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    I currently have a 72 Duster with a 360 hibernating for the winter.Cars I've had in the past are 71 Duster,71 Cutlass,74 Road Runner.I also had a couple of lowriders.A 81 Coupe De Ville with a 4 pump 10 battery hydraulic system and a 79 Monte Carlo.Someday,I'd like to own a 68-70 Dodge Charger.:)
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    When I was in High School my friend had a 1971 Chevelle Malibu. Yes, It had both names on it. That is what I worked on in Auto shop. Great learning experience. I also have had a 1962 Impala, 1966 Chevy Pick up and a 1971 Dodge Step Side. My first car was a 1975 Chevy Vega. I would love to have that car back. I would put a small block in it and do a build like I did on the Blazer.

    I also had a car that was a surprise to everyone that sat next to it at a red light. 1971 Dodge Polara. It was a huge boat of a car. It was completely stock. But it came from the factory with a 383. It would lay rubber on the road like nobodies business. Those were the days. We used to cruise Valley Parkway in Escondido California. And the cops were cool about it. I bet there were Saturday nights where there were 1000 cars just parked in the parking lots. We weren't drinking or doing drugs. Just hanging out enjoying our cars. What happened?
     
  5. stratrider

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    I had a '72 Chevelle, plain Jane 2 door with an SS hood, rusty quarter panels, rusty trunk and an anemic 305. It had headers and fat meats in the rear. It sounded pretty BA but was slower than pond water. I wanna get my hands on a small bodied mid to late 60s Ford. Maybe a Comet of Satellite? I love the old Mopars too, like the Coronet with that sexy waist. The Barracudas were groovy too. My brother had a Belvedere. Gawd, what an ugly car that was, lol. I had a 2010 Stang, but I won't say anymore about that since its not a classic. Great thread potential btw...
     
  6. bigjim

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    1982 5 speed Mustang 5.0 GT with T-Tops. Couldn't leave an intersection (red light) at anything less than 60 MPH. Boy was it a surprise when I went to change rubber and found out it was $300.00 per tire.

    Glad I don't have it now at today's gas prices (LOL).

    Jim
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have a '68 Charger in Wisconsin (don't tell JonM).
    Green with Green vinyl top and a worked over motor.
    Original interior.

    It is with my step-father and has won some trophies.

    It'll come home when my step-father's "jump-starter" in his chest quits.
     
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    Well my very first car was a 69 Super Bee which had a frozen motor I rebuilt it I was still in high school and I also had 1970 Ford Fairlane 500 I had both when I was in high school at the same time.
    My current hobby car is a 73 Chevelle SS 454.
    And yes I kick myself in the butt I wish I had those first two cars still

    EZ
     
  10. widowmaker

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    My cars over the years.

    My first car was a 1937 Ford with a 1948 Mercury flathead V8. Then I moved on to a 56 Pontiac convert. then a 55 Chevy BelAir. Had one of 167 1957 Corvettes. F.I. and a 4 speed. Also had a 68 Corvette Roadster
    Should of kept the cars and got rid of the wives.
    Since then Ive had 3 wives and 5 kids so no more hot rods.
    Now I drive a Toyota 4wd.:(
     
  11. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    I've got a '65 Galaxie 500 with a 352 V8 that I've had since '99. it was my daily driver till '06. the carb & transmission both need to be rebuilt & rust has taken hold of the rear quarter panels. hopefully someday soon i'll have a garage & space to start fixing it like it should be.

    I'd really like to have a '65 Galaxie with the dual-quad 427 & 4 speed, that thing would be scary on so many levels.
     
  12. therewolf

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    In high school I had a '64 Bonneville. Basically a GTO with all the

    power options. Auto tranny, power windows, power convertible

    top. It was so fast, if I did poorly on a test, I could run back

    to the day before, and take it again...:D
     
  13. Trez

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    Not a big muscle car person (Rather have my farm equipment! :p ) But If I were to get one it would be a GTO (The Delorean nobody makes fun of.. ) or a 69 Roadrunner (I just like the little cartoon roadrunner sidestripe and the "Beep, Beep" horn... )
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    damn! we got some good cars going on here! like i said i have had a few over the years. some even quite unique, like my 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna S-3. pretty much a 1975 Chevelle with a nose that looked very similiar to the Camaro and a different tail end cap. louvers on the quarter glass, swing out bucket seats, and half vinyl roof. mine was pretty well optioed out with the exception of the engine. mine only had the 350 with a two barrel and single exhaust when i started our. later it got a bore out 350, with a four barrel, quite a bit of internal engine work and parts, a set of ported heads from a Corvette, headers, aluminum intake and full Accel ignition system. mine was silver with the black factory stripe down the side and a black half vinyl roof. i put a set of low profile 60's on the factory Rally rims that i traded for. it wasn't the fastest car i ever owned, but still one of my favorites. it rode and drove quite nice, and still had decent power on the tap. it never failed to draw a crowd on Friday or Saturday night when i went cruising due to it's unique looking frontend.
     

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  15. stratrider

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    My brother had one of these. I'd love to get my hands on one and help him restore it. He's 65 yrs old now and I think he'd get a real kick out to that :)
     

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  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    my brother had a Dart GT which was very similiar that he traded several years ago for some Mopar parts to a friend of ours. very cool cars.
     
  17. stratrider

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    My brother's was a '69 Dart Swinger, 340, purple, twin hood scoops. He said it would run like a scalded dawg. :cool:
     
  18. rockratt

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    Had a 69 Chevelle SS much like the one pictured. It was a basket case and a project car. I was a teenager and had all the parts to put it back together just no money and ended up selling it. It is the one car I would love to have back.
     

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  19. c3shooter

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    Well, when I had more money than the traffic court thought I needed, I DID buy a 1969 Z-28 from the dealer in Weatherford Texas. Car could pass anything but a gas station.

    But some cars that I REALLY liked included some that you might not consider "muscle cars". But if you like cars that are North of 400 c.i.- try some of these:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHsTlZ6m8Iw[/ame]

    In the ancient past I worked Executive Security detail for the Governor, and the "official" car- license #1, was a Caddy stretch- but my true love was our "unofficial" car. 1970 Lincoln with a 460 V8. Thing drove like it was on rails, and had better acceleration than a jet fighter.

    I do own a 93 Lincoln Town car today, but it is only a piddly little 4.9 liter V8.
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    C3, some of those big old tanks with huge engines could move quite fast down the road. plus they rode very nice at high speed.

    even some of the factory muscle cars before the pony car era were still full size cars that were not lightweight by any means. the Impalas, the older Gran Prixs and the Ford Fairlanes were still decent sized cars in the early 1960's.