Favorite Classic cars, what are they.


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TheMan5952
03-16-2001, 02:15 AM
Mine is a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Looks good, Hemi is a beast, and first stock car to break 200mph on a closed course.

enzo@af
03-16-2001, 02:18 AM
Ferrari 250 series is my favorite, but I also love the typical american classics...stingrays, AC cobras, shelby Cobras, and 67-69 Camaros/Firebirds. I'm not too into classics, but those are my favorites.

GTO-TT/Chev57
03-16-2001, 03:02 AM
My favorite is the 57 Chev. Like the 67-69 Camaro, Dogde Charger, Hemi are good horsepower engines.
Early Corvette's.

TheMan5952
03-16-2001, 03:55 AM
GTO-TT, you have some nice cars, what do the run in the 1/4 mile?

GTO-TT/Chev57
03-17-2001, 03:30 AM
TheMan5952, Thanks, I have never been on a drag strip
Just use the roads last speeding ticket was 540 dollars.

carmaster
03-17-2001, 09:04 AM
I like the Boss Mustangs, the 60's Camaro Coupes and the Javilens.

igor@af
03-17-2001, 09:08 AM
GTO-TT/Chev57,
$540 sounds pretty big... how fast were you speeding??? :)
Also, you mean Mitsubishi GTO, right? Just want to clear it up...

GTO-TT/Chev57
03-17-2001, 12:59 PM
igor@af, Yes the GTO is Mitsubishi, most of the cars here
are from Japan. In the US I think they are called 3000GT
VR4. I was 55kph over that was 2 years ago. Do that now and you start walking to work. That was in the 56
pickup testing the blower, How do you make them noisey can't hear that nice blower niose, Thanks.

igor@af
03-17-2001, 01:15 PM
Yep,
I know you guys have everything there :(
Skylines GTOs etc etc..
I used to live in Japan for 6 years, and I miss these monsters

Bean Bandit
03-19-2001, 06:51 AM
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT 500 with 428 engine!

TheMan5952
03-19-2001, 07:51 PM
I thought it was the 427 CobraJet or 427 Super CobraJet in the GT500? I only driven a 69 GT350, that was pretty quick.

Lizard King
03-20-2001, 04:37 PM
GT500 was mostly available with the 428. Some 427 powered cars were made.

I like all classics really, but classic American cars are my main interest. Everything from V16 Cadillacs, finned 50s boats, musclecars, everything.:bandit:

TheMan5952
03-21-2001, 01:27 AM
Yea, classics are my Passion too. I'm trying to sell my Civic to get one.

GTO-TT/Chev57
03-21-2001, 02:39 AM
TheMan5952, You will love owning and driving a classic
The feel and the sound and looks, most moden cars lookalike. With Classic's at lest you can tell what they are and what year they are and the value doesn't drop
like new ones.

Bean Bandit
03-21-2001, 07:15 AM
There were also 429 Cobra Jet available for the GT 500 in '69:smoker2:

TheMan5952
03-21-2001, 10:11 PM
Yea, I like driving classic cars. My dad has a 1978 Dodge Tradesman 200. With a Big Block 400 Torqueflite 727 3 speed auto. a Dana 44 Limited Slip. Chin SPoiler, 2 Moonroofs, Rear: LT295/65 R15 and the fronts are LT265/70 R15, Chin Spoiler, Lund Windsheild Visor. Custom Interior.

It's nice, I like it, feels good to have power when I want it.

carmaster
03-23-2001, 11:45 PM
Yeah thats one cool thing about classics, is that you can always tell the year and make of them, unlike some of these new demented toasters and whacky waffle makers:)

sway
03-30-2001, 04:56 PM
*sigh*

Ferrari 250 GTO and Testarossa
Ferrari 246GT Dino
'32 Ford Street Rod
'49 Mercury Custom

*yay! my 2nd post.

toofer101
04-06-2001, 10:20 PM
Heres a pic of what american automobilia is all. Just your rare everyday corvette. Its my 69 Sebring Greenwood Corvette. If any of you car buffs know anything about my car or where I can find another pic of the 69 Sebring, let me know.

TheMan5952
04-06-2001, 10:43 PM
I'll trade my Civic for your 'Vette. C'mon, I know you hate the bad gas mileage, and high insurance.

I'm a teenager, I don't have other exspenses, Trade?









J/k, I'm sure your not that stupid.

toofer101
04-06-2001, 11:06 PM
I live above vegas now but originally from newport. This is not the car for the oregon coast. Heres one for you, I bet you paid more for yours than I did for mine.

enzo@af
04-07-2001, 12:12 AM
Opel GT

http://theopelgtguy.tripod.com/fc8fa0f0.jpg
http://www.opelgtsource.com/redgt_top.jpg

Jay!
04-07-2001, 03:23 AM
Favorite classic car:
Mercedes SL300 Gullwing.

Gullwing doors are one of the features that automatically make a car cool. If you're keeping score, I have also said the any car with the engine behind the driver is automatically cool.

Therefore the DeLorean is really cool! :D

enzo@af
04-07-2001, 05:50 PM
So, do you like Scissor doors?

This is a future classic:D
http://gallery.rx7club.com/images/3rd/3-gallery-11.jpg

TheMan5952
04-07-2001, 11:55 PM
I got mine for free from my dad after my sister drove it till the head gasket blew. But she bought it for $3000.

texan
04-08-2001, 01:30 AM
carmaster@af- damn straight, I will one day own a '70 Boss 302, and I want it to look almost exactly like this one...

http://www.cicchetti1.com/oldbreed/images/70_boss302c.jpg

Now that's a classic muscle car.

Jay!
04-09-2001, 05:55 AM
Yes, while they seem to be rather rare, they do qualify for my list of features that make a car automatically cool.

Lets recap, in no particular order:

Scissor Doors
Gullwing Doors
Suicide Doors
Hard-Top Convertibles
Mid- or Rear-Engine Drivetrains


Hmmm... what else...? ;)

verboom
04-17-2001, 01:58 AM
I'm a big fan of the old Chevy Nomads, especially the '56. You can do so much to those things to make them look good. I think the nicest one I've seen was made by Titus, that guy on the show, Titus. I saw a short clip of it on some car show on saturday afternoon, and it looked real nice.

GTO-TT/Chev57
04-17-2001, 03:55 AM
verboom, only got pic's of 55,57 nomads

primera man
04-17-2001, 05:58 AM
I guess i can dream about this

primera man
04-17-2001, 06:01 AM
Dreaming some more.......

GTO-TT/Chev57
04-17-2001, 02:29 PM
primera man, great drawing of the 57 here is my sports coupe
http://www.automotiveforums.com/img/members/57.jpg

josedi
04-17-2001, 03:08 PM
1972 Datzun 240Z tripple Carburated Inline 6, Tunned by Nismo.

or a

1969 Camaro SS blue with dual stripes

or

Cobra R new or old models

primera man
04-17-2001, 05:57 PM
GTO-TT/Chev 57......that is one fine 57 you own there.
Nice to see some kiwi's here.
Have you been on the show circuit with it ??....or in a club ??
Myself used to be in the Federal Rodders which sadly is no more.

GTO-TT/Chev57
04-18-2001, 05:49 AM
primera man, Thanks for your comments. I'm in the American Classic Car Club in Christchurch. It's great, not allowed any body mods got to be stock body, allowed mags and runing gear mods, cuts out all the Holdens and
falcans, Hot rods and T buckets has to be American, Have lot's of members with big dollar classic's. Got the sports coupe in the 2000 Snap On calandar, back page {bugger} That pic you posted of the 57 is my wallpaper now looks great. Thanks

primera man
04-18-2001, 06:14 AM
GTO-TT/CHEV57....You may be intrested in a couple of others for your wall paper

primera man
04-18-2001, 06:17 AM
Lucky last.

Cheers

GTO-TT/Chev57
04-19-2001, 02:41 AM
Where did you find these great pic's

primera man
04-19-2001, 05:01 AM
I got them sent to me a while ago. Dont know where he got them from.
Have a few more really cool one's if you want the rest but wont send any more here as they take up a bit of space.
Drop me a email if you want them, and they will be on there way.

kris
05-14-2001, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by enzo@af
Opel GT



I just bought a POS opel GT, very bad condition. :)

enzo@af
05-15-2001, 02:52 AM
Cook, Kris....You gonna drop in a FI 350?

dre
06-07-2001, 05:13 PM
my love affair with classics started young.
Family friends had a GTO, uncle had/has a classic porsche (and a few classic Triumph motorcycles, but that's another story)

In high school, I got to drive the '64 Cadillac Coupe DeVille my grandma bought new from the dealer.
That 429 could move that big boat like you wouldn't believe.
Feels like your driving the living room couch.
And plenty of room in the back for extracurricular activities.

(still got the car in the driveway, but it gets less attention now because....)

A couple years ago I bought a 55 Ford TBird.
The first of the birds, and in my opinion, the best looking. Got it from a family friend who gave me a great deal. I am the second owner (unless you count his dad, then I'm 3rd)
This car is great. Not super fast, I think it was rated at 245hp stock.(?) Not too bad for a two-seater.
I'm sure I get more out of it with my 57 intake, Mallory distributor, and Holley 4160.

Soon I'll have even more hp when I get my McCulloch (precursor to Paxton) blower installed.

Hey, GTO, what kind of blower you got in your truck? How much boost?

GTO-TT/Chev57
06-08-2001, 02:20 PM
Hi, Got a 6/71 only run 5psi still a little high in the compression, on a hot day under load a little pinking. Waiting for the 98ron petrol to come down south that will make it better. The 55-57 T Bird are a great classic. Hope you have lower compression for your blower it's better to run lower compression and higher boost. I have been to lazy to put the lower compression heads on.

dre
06-08-2001, 04:00 PM
oh jesus, you got a real blower!
one of them big ol' hood scoop deals.
sweet. that' one chevy I don't want to see pull up next to me at a stop light.

the blower I got is rated at 5 or 6 psi.
it's the vs57... wild WWII technology.
it's body looks similar to i think paxton sn96 (or something)



my heads are 8.5:1, guys tell me that's about the limit. I'm sure i'll find out...eventually.

take care


for anyone interested, check out www.vs57.com (http://www.vs57.com) for too much info about these old superchargers.

GTO-TT/Chev57
06-08-2001, 04:23 PM
Hi, The truck has lots of room in there, got the blower in without cutting the hood so she is a surprise pack at the lights. 8.5 is a great ratio for a blower. The vs57 looks good, will suit a classic car.

SunTzuSays
06-08-2001, 04:30 PM
I have to agree with those Charger fans. A 69 loaded with a 383 just peeking up out of the hood has to be one of the most beautiful things in the world.

Lizard King
06-08-2001, 05:55 PM
Dre, got any pics of those cars?

dre
06-08-2001, 06:09 PM
lizard king,

which cars?

here's my bird

http://www.bitchinbirds.com/images/bird.jpg

that was the first day I got it. I have to scan some more.
I've got some of the 64 caddy somewhere at home...gotta scan them if you's interested.

primera man
06-09-2001, 06:53 AM
Very very nice looking bird :D

primera man
06-09-2001, 06:54 AM
How many of them around these days ?
I guess it's hard to find a really good one.

dre
06-09-2001, 05:14 PM
thanks PrimeraMan,
she's my pride and joy.

If I didn't have the bird, I'd have the money to drop a DET in the g20. ( and probably enough time to get a doctorate in aqstrophysics.)

As for how many of these little birds are left, I was surprised how many are still around. There were about 45,000 made for the 55-57 model years. I'd say more than half are still around, and most of those in as good or better condition than mine.

Another interesting note, it's about as easy to find aftermarket (and original) parts for this car as it is to find aftermarket stuff for the G20.

primera man
06-09-2001, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by dre


Another interesting note, it's about as easy to find aftermarket (and original) parts for this car as it is to find aftermarket stuff for the G20.



That really is interesting to hear that.
Are there lots of place's who make new parts for them, or are they just rebuilding the old parts ?

primera man
06-09-2001, 06:58 PM
One other thing....they do come in a hard top or soft top ?
Also do they come in a 4 door model, or am i thinking of somethink different ?
I remember seeing a T-Bird in the Auto Trader a while ago and I'm sure it was a 4 door similar to your one.

Lizard King
06-10-2001, 07:14 AM
The Thunderbird was never 4 door in the early years. It became a 4 seater in 1958. They had a snug fitting power top, detachable hard top, or both.

The first three years were the best - like Dre's. I don't like the 58-60 models as much but the 61-63 models are nice. I saw one the other day.

primera man
06-10-2001, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by Lizard King
The Thunderbird was never 4 door in the early years. It became a 4 seater in 1958. They had a snug fitting power top, detachable hard top, or both.

The first three years were the best - like Dre's. I don't like the 58-60 models as much but the 61-63 models are nice. I saw one the other day.

Thanks for the reply. That has cleared that up for me.

dre
06-10-2001, 06:40 PM
primera man-
I got both tops, but on the little bird, the hardtop is pulled off and stored, unlike the bigger ones where they fold back in the trunk automagically, like Lizard King was saying.
The soft top on mine does fold up behind the seat.

And Lizard king-
I'm with you, the little tbirds are the coolest, those mid ones were really weird lookin, and those 3rd generation ones are pretty cool.
I've heard that the batmobile from the 70s tv show was based off a 63 bird. anyone know?

Initial D
06-13-2001, 08:53 PM
1970 plymouth superbird its just too fun to watch that wing move along like a sharks fin above all the other cars on the showfield.

Porsche
06-17-2001, 09:01 PM
The first Batmobile was off a 60's Corvette Platform, I saw it before the 90's Batmobile was off a C4 platform also. I think it was anyways. When I saw you could see the V8 Eninge behind the Turbine fan.

Moppie
06-30-2001, 06:19 AM
I love my old Triumphs, something about the smoth 6s and the Nice easy lines. I just have to wait a few years Till I get my Maters, then get a real Job and can afford to restore one porperly.
(I tried doing it on a budget and failed).


GTO-TT/Chev57-
Dont hold your breath on the 98octane petrol. I dont personaly think its any better than the current 96. They just added more Tolulene and other crap, but didnt actualy improve the quality. My japanses Civic runs worse on the 98 than the 96, and Iv talked to a few people who have said simlar things about thier older cars.

TheMan5952
07-31-2001, 01:19 AM
All really Nice cars. I have to try to get some pictures and scan them of my 1967 Plymouth Valiant I bougt last month. I can get some pictures of the van our 1978 Dodge B-200 Cargo Van in there also. I'm getting a Bigblock 400 and TQ727 trans for $150 from this guy I know. I can't wait to build it up and stick it in my valiant.

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