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what was your first Muscle Car?
Hi there from a new member.

Despite owning a Torana for my first car, I haven't owned what I could call a Muscle Car. I've had (still have) various bikes, Fairmont & Fairlane, have 4WD's, inc a new 70th anniv Grand Cherokee.

I'm drawn towards a 71-73 Mach 1 now after seeing one in a yard - is this what happens when you hit 40?

I'm wondering how many people have kicked off their muscle car ownership with the 71-73 mustangs?
If you have, how has it all gone?
How have the expectations been met?
My first car was my first Muscle car. A 1973 Mustang Mach 1. Green with white/black interior. Bought it in 1980 just before my 16th birthday. I would still have it but a drunk driver took it out three years later. I replaced it with the convertible that I still own.

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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My 73 Mach 1 is my first "muscle car " . I"ve always been a loyal Ford man and always wanted an old mustang . I finally in my mid 40"s found this one a yr and a half ago . After getting the bugs worked out , I'm at the point where I can really enjoy the car . I get a huge grin every time hear those pipes rumble and the thumbs up on the road . As far as my expectations , I can only see it getting better .Big Grin

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460 , Edelbrock Performer carb. + intake , 204 / 214 cam , Pertronix Flamethrower 2 billet dizzy + coil , Crites long tubes , C6 .

My first car was a 1955 Ford Customline. My second car was my first muscle car, a 1963 Galaxy 500 with a 406 & 4 speed.

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
My first muscle car was in 1987 at age 21 was a 1970 Mach 1 with a 351 windsor, which I kept for about 8 years.

Second muscle car was a Falcon XB coupe, with a 302 Cleveland which I got stroked to a 351.

My current car is the '72 fastback which I bought five years ago at age 42, so yes, I can confirm that the desire for these cars does come on at about 40 [Image: old_man-3569.gif]

Even though the '70 Mach 1 is considered to be a more desirable car than the '72 (and was a lot faster), I consider the '72 as the best car of the two as it has a more no-nonsense muscle car appearance than the earlier "pony" cars.

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My first car, while not a muscle car, was quite a street runner. It was a big 1964 Pontiac Bonneville, 389 CI, 4 bbl carb, and a unique 4 speed auto transmission. I believed GM called it a Duel Coupling HydroMatic or Super Hydromatic. Anyone remember the gear selections being P N D S L R, instead of the current P R N D 2 1. In the early 70's I use to stupidly do a lot of street racing taking off from the stop lights. The Bonneville was crazy fast off the line with the 4 spd auto and I recall many amazed looks from the muscle car drivers as I beat them off the line. I was racing a Road Runner once and was ahead until we hit about 70 and he caught up.

Anyway, my first real muscle car in looks was a 69 Firebird, followed by a 70 Mustang Sportsroof. The sportsroof was nicely equipped. I still have the window sticker!

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My first muscle car was '70 GTX followed by a '69 Camaro. I currently have a '72 Camaro to go along with my '72 Mustang vert. I have a BMW 540i w/M sports package and 6-speed as my daily driver. My wife drives a Lexus. Guess I need to populate my garage at some point...Big Grin

My first car was a muscle car, a 1969 Mach 1 silver jade, black interior. Man I loved that car. Several years, several muscle cars later, I now have my grabber green 71 Mach 1. Can't wait to get it done!!

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82 Camaro............Confused

My J-code was not only my first musclecar, it was my first car. September of 1973.
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