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Old 04-30-09, 05:37 AM   #276
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Old 04-30-09, 05:48 AM   #277
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I've always loved these cars.

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I am not sure I would classify Mopar Muscle as beautiful, but a Hemi Cuda with a shaker hood remains high on my list of dream cars.
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Old 04-30-09, 09:29 AM   #285
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Yeah, you might have a good point about those old challengers. But how about this thing?

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Old 04-30-09, 09:35 AM   #286
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Yeah, you might have a good point about those old challengers. But how about this thing?

I would much prefer an old Stutz over an old Ford.

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Old 04-30-09, 10:17 AM   #292
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That is a Rolls in your pic, right Mich?
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Old 04-30-09, 10:29 AM   #293
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Yep, the Silver Ghost. Saw it at a Concourse once.
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Old 04-30-09, 12:24 PM   #294
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1963 FIA 289 Cobra






289 Cobra

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Old 04-30-09, 12:32 PM   #295
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I saw a 427 crash in a race, once. It was pretty heart stopping...
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I fondly remember the couple of Saabs my family owned when I was growing up. I think the first car my dad ever bought new was a Saab 96. They were one of the first (somewhat) popular front-wheel drive cars -- there were car races on frozen lakes where almost all the drivers used a Saab because of the front-wheel drive.

I loved driving our Saab (I was 16 and had a newly acquired driver's license) although I had some problems handling the manual transmission with a clutch. It led to a couple of embarrassing moments.

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Old 04-30-09, 03:27 PM   #297
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I've always loved these cars.

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Had a double black 87. VERY fun car. Wish we could have got the Cosworth motors instead of the SVO motor. Handled great. Awesome ergonomics. a 6ft tall adult could sit comfortably in the back seat. The downfall to the US model was the SVO engine. very temperamental it was their 4cyle pickup truck engine with a turbo. The engine was not designed to be a turbo and lacked the oiling needed and lacked oil coolers it needed. That said...little turbo tweeking and you were dogging most other cars on the road including GT mustangs and v8 camaro's etc.
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Old 04-30-09, 04:09 PM   #299
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It is a Ford

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Yep, but it almost looks like a Lambo with all that silliness on it.
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