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Old 11-08-12, 01:19 PM   #1351
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I can't believe this dash is intact with the AZ sun... this thing must have been garaged for the entire past 50 years. Mileage is super low.
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Old 11-08-12, 06:51 PM   #1352
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Old 11-09-12, 08:27 AM   #1353
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I could imagine the looks from people driving that, just needs a vegetable garden behind the seats!
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Old 11-11-12, 05:43 PM   #1354
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These things have always made me drool. I really want a set of BBS wheels like the ones in the background too.
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Old 11-11-12, 07:35 PM   #1355
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Remember when the M3 was basically just a racecar for the street.

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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.
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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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Old 11-13-12, 01:18 PM   #1357
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A nice piece about an amazing shop featuring lots of previously discussed beauties

http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/11/jd-classics-1/
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Old 11-13-12, 01:24 PM   #1358
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For the race fans, I remember watching this live when I was 11.

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Old 11-13-12, 02:17 PM   #1359
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So the restoration begins. My friend got his 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale loaded on a trailer and headed to the restoration shop.



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Old 11-13-12, 02:23 PM   #1360
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Those Alfas are soooo pretty. They are gorgeous. I don't know how something so simple can be so unreliable. LOL
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Old 11-13-12, 03:09 PM   #1361
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Having seen two restored Sprint Speciales I have to agree. They are a stunningly beautiful little car.
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Old 11-13-12, 03:16 PM   #1362
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I cannot wait to drive, or at least ride in it. He is also rebuilding a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, doing a resto mod on it.
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Old 11-13-12, 03:26 PM   #1363
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I saw someone in an old alfa basically rebuilding their engine on the side of the road last summer. I laughed but felt sad for the car and the owner. And pics of the zephyr ASAP.
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Old 11-13-12, 03:28 PM   #1364
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Those Alfas are soooo pretty. They are gorgeous. I don't know how something so simple can be so unreliable. LOL
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Old 11-13-12, 03:41 PM   #1365
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Old 11-13-12, 03:50 PM   #1366
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Very cool.
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Old 11-13-12, 04:00 PM   #1367
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It would have to be black.
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Old 11-13-12, 04:00 PM   #1368
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Same guy also has a 50 Ford ragtop and a 57 Ford Skyliner hardtop convertible.





His daily driver is a new BMW which he does not like. Wants to get rid of it and get an older BMW. I would not be surprised to see him add a 1970ish BMW 3.0 to his stable.
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Old 11-13-12, 08:10 PM   #1369
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Italians.
Having owned and thrashed 4 alfa's from the 70's and 80's I've found them perfectly reliable and unbelievable fun to drive, actually don't remember a mechanical problem. Still have a 86" Alfasud Sprint under cover, slight front corner damage but otherwise showroom mint.
It was there rust problems that really ruined there reputation sending them broke then I think Fiat saved them. But there cars from the 90's to present day are the really unreliable one's, I would never want to own those. That 65" Sprint above looks like a great starting "rust wise" for a resto.
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Old 11-20-12, 08:24 AM   #1370
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Old 11-20-12, 09:56 AM   #1371
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Old 11-20-12, 12:08 PM   #1372
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Was that a Crossfire at one time?

Goldfinger's grandchild is a dork, BTW.
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Was that a Crossfire at one time?

Goldfinger's grandchild is a dork, BTW.
Supposedly it was a Chevy Camaro, at one time.
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I think I believe in capital punishment again.
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There are fates worse than death.
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