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Old 10-31-12, 12:53 AM   #1326
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These pictures were sent to me in a email. The new Merc built just for the new gaming generation, note there's no steering wheel or pedals, just a joystick. So now our cars can be stolen by 5 year old's!
I seem to recall that Pontiac had at least one prototype with a similar control arrangement, back in the 50s or 60s; the old Firebird concept cars, back before the name was used on a production car.
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Old 10-31-12, 05:25 PM   #1327
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They just don't make 'em like this any more...



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^Very nice.

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^^ Didn't Hitler have one off those?

Here's a 1971 Honda 1300 Coupe 9, I've had one sitting on our property since 72" I remember my dad taking me for joy rides as a kid. If the web is correct there's only 3 in North America.
It has a air cooled motorcycle style engine with quad carb's and revs to 9000rpm!

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Old 11-02-12, 06:16 AM   #1330
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They just don't make 'em like this any more...
Plenty of power, poor suspension, and marginal interior? Did they ever stop?


All jokes aside, American manufactures really have made some pretty cars. Unfortunately, most of them were long before my time. I also can't argue with traditional v8 power plants. They are simple, cheap and easy to work on.

That last merc and Honda look great.
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Old 11-02-12, 08:08 AM   #1331
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Old 11-02-12, 09:55 AM   #1332
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^^ Didn't Hitler have one off those?
Nah. That one was made in the 50's. As far as I know these are the two benz's Hitler had. Both in black, of course.



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Old 11-02-12, 10:41 AM   #1333
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That Honda 1300 looks like the kind of car you could just throw around... joy rides indeed.
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Old 11-02-12, 11:03 AM   #1334
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That Honda 1300 looks like the kind of car you could just throw around... joy rides indeed.
maybe the ultimate toss around joy ride
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No joy ...

Dang, that's going to be one hell of an insurance claim. At least there's a G-Wagen off to the right to get out of the garage.
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Okay, who is this Holden company and why have I never seen any of these cars before?
Prior to this thread the only Holden I'd ever even heard of was the Dickhurtsfrom.
Actually Holden did make it to t he states. The last Pontiac GTO is a Holden Monero and the Pontiac G8 is also a Holden
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Just saw a G8 GT today, first one in a long time. Looked great.
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Old 11-03-12, 09:16 PM   #1339
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that was always my favorite. The RX8 lost something.
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They just don't make 'em like this any more...



Not much of a Ford guy but always thought that generation of cougars was some of the best looking cars Ford (Mercury) ever put out. Do wish the 69 Mach1 my family had stole 27 years ago would pop back up.
Now I am a Pontiac guy and got to love those old Bonie's.
My Pontiac got some new shoes!


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Plenty of power, poor suspension, and marginal interior? Did they ever stop?


All jokes aside, American manufactures really have made some pretty cars. Unfortunately, most of them were long before my time. I also can't argue with traditional v8 power plants. They are simple, cheap and easy to work on.

That last merc and Honda look great.
Ohhh man there is SO much available now to make those old cars handle now. Search "Pro-Touring". Whole movement of modernizing old muscle cars and putting modern engines in them. Thats the route I'm taking with my LeMans. Keeping the motor till I kill it but its so easy to make big numbers on the power now with the new motors.

This 70 GTO as an example : http://v8tvshow.com/content/view/724/98/ L92 6.2 liter motor that comes in several GM's now, does 12's in the 1/4, 418hp at the the wheels, Does well in Auto Cross and gets 23mpg at 80mph with the 6speed OD transmission. Whats not to love about that?
Build thread on the car: http://www.pro-touring.com/showthrea...TO-Version-2-0
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Old 11-04-12, 12:29 PM   #1342
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Very nice grim.
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Oh yeah a man after my own heart. Mazda is reportedly working on a new version.
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Not much of a Ford guy but always thought that generation of cougars was some of the best looking cars Ford (Mercury) ever put out. Do wish the 69 Mach1 my family had stole 27 years ago would pop back up.
Now I am a Pontiac guy and got to love those old Bonie's.
My Pontiac got some new shoes!



Ohhh man there is SO much available now to make those old cars handle now. Search "Pro-Touring". Whole movement of modernizing old muscle cars and putting modern engines in them. Thats the route I'm taking with my LeMans. Keeping the motor till I kill it but its so easy to make big numbers on the power now with the new motors.

This 70 GTO as an example : http://v8tvshow.com/content/view/724/98/ L92 6.2 liter motor that comes in several GM's now, does 12's in the 1/4, 418hp at the the wheels, Does well in Auto Cross and gets 23mpg at 80mph with the 6speed OD transmission. Whats not to love about that?
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Haha, I am aware of what is possible, I was more or less poking fun. If money weren't an option, I would daily drive an f100 with the drivetrain from an 03-04 cobra.

With my budget, I would rather buy a proper chassis to tune without fabrication.
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Oh, and your Pontiac looks hot. I dig the color.
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1958 220S, supposedly owned by Brian Epstein




I love the wood accents on the door for some reason.
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I talked with the insurance adjuster last year when he looked at my car after we got 3 feet of water in our parking garage. It didn't take him long to verify the cause of the claim.
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I love the wood accents on the door for some reason.
That's all sorts of fantastic.
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That's all sorts of fantastic.
You're in GA...the terminites would be done with that thing in a week.
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