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What is your favorite non-Ford muscle car?
#1
I know some of you are die-hard Ford-guys and would never consider any other brand, but I know everyone here is not that way.
I like Fords best, but I really like all cars as long as they strike me as something interesting, I dont care what brand they are. As long as they ardn't VWs...those flat suck.

I had a '72.Hurst/Olds convertible for many years and that car was pretty awesome. The big "Rocket 455" Olds motor was awesome, definitely lived up to its "Velvet Brute" nickname. The Turbo400 trans was rock-solid and bullet-proof, and the GM suspension guys were miles ahead of Ford and Chrysler in the early 70s...that car handled amazingly well.
Other than my Mustang, that was my other favorite muscle car car of mine.
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#2
I know ill get shit for it, but i think that a camaro is a pretty sweet car. i also like the late 60s barracudas. theyre not super fast or handle that amazing but theyre just plain good looking. Fastbacks just look good. I also like a 68 charger, just as long as it isnt a general lee.(not that i wouldnt take one) Smile
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#3
baracuda convertible. Orange with a white top.
After that I really the 'The Judge'

But my next 'non mustang' fun car will probably be a Pantera.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#4
Speaking of 68-70 Chargers, that car is (to me, anyway) simply one of the most beautiful, perfectly-designed cars ever made...it is gorgeous from every angle. Cant take a bad picfure of one. Even the cheap-shit, entry-level "salesman" versions looked fantastic.
Bill Brownlie, the designer should have a statue in his likeness in the muscle-car hall of fame.
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#5
Though not a Dodge fan I like the Roadrunner. My next project is a 71 RR with 440-6 and 4 speed.
-jbojo

-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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#6
I have several favorites:
1967-69 Firebird
1969-on Trans Am
1970-75 Dodge Challenger
1971-74 Road Runner (non Superbird)
1971-74 Dodge Charger
1971-74 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
1970-76 Duster
1967-74 AMC Javelin & AMX
1967-92 Camaro Z-28 & IROC-Z
1972 Gran Torino
1969-72 GTO
1969-73 Chevelle & Malibu
1968-74 Nova
I'm sure there are a few others that I can't think of right now.

I guess the Challenger is my favorite... and if I could've found one of those cheap enough, my membership on this site would pretty much be non-existent. I guess the new Challengers driving up the price of the classic models made a difference, eh? Wink Big Grin

Eric

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#7
I am willing to bet that if ANY of you took a test drive in one of those cars you would come running back to your 7173 Mustang fast! Unless given a full pro-tour treatment most of them drive like sh1t. Most people know that our cars drove/handled SO much better than all the other muscle cars available at the time. That is why mustangs got away with less HP than the ratings on gm and mopar, because our cars could actually be driven. Ask Frank Bullet. Heh heh. That being said, i had an uncle that owned a 1970 chevelle convert, it was a light greet metallic with a white top and interior. The 1970 is the 4 headlight car, and it had a glass rear window with electric windows and A/C. It didnt have any stripes but i recall it had the large chrome rear bumper with dual exhaust. I was only 6-7 yrs old but it made a hellava impression on me obviously. Seemed like a muscle car in upscale respectable livery. I doubt now if it had a cowl induction or a 454 because i dont recal SS on the car, but even with a 350 SBC im sure it was a good car. Sure looked like the world to a little kid!
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#8
My 71 Camaro SS/RS..Just a pleasure to drive (non stock suspension) Every time I'm done driving it I can't get over how well it drives how much fun it is..
           

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
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#9
Ok you mentioned Non stock suspension, so that makes a difference. And also , it is a split bumper camaro? The car is equal to a 63 split window vette for camaro folks. So you got one of the most collectble camaros!
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#10
wwhite72;165913 Wrote:Ok you mentioned Non stock suspension, so that makes a difference. And also , it is a split bumper camaro? The car is equal to a 63 split window vette for camaro folks. So you got one of the most collectble camaros!
Yes a true split bumper rs option..Whats makes it even rarer is its a true SS/RS most people ether got the ss option or the rs option BUT you could get both if you wanted..This car is just that..Didn't I show it to you when you were here ?

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
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