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    "Your Favorite Car Of Your Birth Year"

    The O.C. Age Poll thread revealed some interesting facts about the O.C. which shows a variety of different age groups in the O.C. with the majority being 47 and beyond. It got me thinking how interesting it would be for everyone to pick a favorite car from the year that they were born. It should get interesting of what cars are chosen, I just feel sorry for the people born in the eighties. Please list year make and model, and no cheating by picking a bad ass car from another year. And please pick a car that was available to the public in your year. No race cars, prototypes, concept cars or movie cars. And also please google a photo or video of said car, thanks.

    My birth year was 1961' and I choose the 1961' Chevrolet Corvette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scatterbrained View Post
    Who doesn't love a good 78 Countach?

    Really, great choice but please include photo or video for those unfamilier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    GTO
    Lucky bastard! One of my all time favorite cars, check out my old 69' in my avatar.
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    First choice is a 1961 Chrysler 300G

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    1981 DeLorean

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    1962 Corvette for me, not much different than what Dirtjunkie posted.

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    Some great choices in here, 59' Ferrari GTO, 59' El Camino another one of my favorites and 60'-62' Vette and the early Jags were awesome. And Minitrails early oval window bug, great choice. What year MiniTrail? looks like a 1960'. I like the earlier ones in the late fifties with the port hole window.

    And Bob that Chrysler 300 pretty cool 413 wedge cross ram induction dual quads. I was up in Estes Park Co. about a month ago and saw an identical version of Christine from the movie. Painted axactly like it [completely restored] and the front plate said Christine. For all I know it could have been one of the cars used in the movie. I have photos of it in my cell phone but have no way of downloading them.

    Identical to this with a black Christine plate on the front https://www.google.com/search?q=chri...&bih=726&dpr=1
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    If I was born in '63 the choice would've been easy -- the split rear window 'vette.

    Speaking of classic Jags... my dad had a 1952 XK120. Sold it when he got married and started a family. Replaced with a 3.8L sedan

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    If I was born in '63 the choice would've been easy -- the split rear window 'vette.

    Speaking of classic Jags... my dad had a 1952 XK120. Sold it when he got married and started a family. Replaced with a 3.8L sedan
    Yep 63' split window, 67' big block 427 tri power and on and on and on. Have to stay with your birth year. Bummer!
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    The 57 Chevy Bel-air.

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    Ahhh! The 1956 Vauxhall Velox!

    My Dad had one for a bit... This is what they did look like:

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    '67 Shelby Cobra

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    1973 Cuda. Enough said......I'm even a Mustang guy, but how you can top the Cuda!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Lucky Bastard!
    My grandparents had one of those, totally stock and hardly used. Literally it was the "little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays" type deal. Unfortunately when she died (grandpa died a few years earlier) it was willed to a good friend of hers who helped her get around in her later years. Whenever we came to visit, my dad and us kids always cruised around town in it. We thought we were so cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    '74 Toyota FJ40

    I love these... I had to get a new car last year due to an accident and I almost pulled the trigger on an old FJ but settled for a new 4Runner due to future family plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    1973 Cuda. Enough said......I'm even a Mustang guy, but how you can you beat a Cuda.
    Great choice on a CUDA' for 73'. In the early ninties I owned a 71' CUDA' 340. When I had it very few people knew what or how important of a car it was to the muscle car era. I sold it around 1995' and the market was soft. Low and behold right after I sold it the show Nash Bridges came out. The star of the show was a 1971' HEMI CUDA' convertible. All of a sudden everybody knew what a CUDA' was and how cool they are. The market for them shot through the roof. A HEMI CUDA is upwards of a million bucks now. The 71' 340 like what I had go for $80 K. WTF I was so mad I sold it..
    So after I wrote this I googled Nash Bridges CUDA' check it out. Full story. Nash Bridges' 1970 Plymouth Barracuda on sale | Fox News
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    Trying to keep up with all these great choices.

    Cornfield a 74' Toyota FJ40 always liked those. Especially the popular V8 conversations these days.

    Hawg what are you kidding me. A 66' Shelby GT 350 stang. One of the most premo cars ever along with Jeffw 's 67' COBRA Shelby. Some years are better than others and you two scored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    1973 Cuda. Enough said......I'm even a Mustang guy, but how you can top the Cuda!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Great choice on a CUDA' for 73'. In the early ninties I owned a 71' CUDA' 340. When I had it very few people knew what or how important of a car it was to the muscle car era. I sold it around 1995' and the market was soft. Low and behold right after I sold it the show Nash Bridges came out. The star of the show was a 1971' HEMI CUDA' convertible. All of a sudden everybody knew what a CUDA' was and how cool they are. The market for them shot through the roof. A HEMI CUDA is upwards of a million bucks now. The 71' 340 like what I had go for $80 K. WTF I was so mad I sold it..
    So after I wrote this I googled Nash Bridges CUDA' check it out. Full story. Nash Bridges' 1970 Plymouth Barracuda on sale | Fox News
    Everyone who lived through the 70s gas crisis has a story like that I think. I had a 70 road runner, paid $400 bucks for it and treated it like a $400 car. It lasted me 2 years until I finally lost it sideways into a guardrail at speed.

    To really pull the big bucks, they need to have every number, tag, and paint dab correct. With the way 99% of them were treated, that's why they're so rare and expensive now.

    The holy grail of the 'cudas is the Phantasm car. IIRC the original one has ever been found.

    A sort-of-buddy of mine has a triple black hemi 'cuda with the shaker, 4-speed, leather interior, and overhead console. I haven't seen him for a while so I'm not sure if that ever got finished or not.
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    Bob my 71' CUDA' 340 auto slap stick I had in the ninties was a numbers matching car. I bought it in 1994' from an old lady that was the original owner. Bought from a local Plymouth dealer in San Diego. Abd I know how rare a triple black 70' or 71' HEMI CUDA is. Super rare color combo especially with HEMI leather shaker and four speed. Believe it or
    not a guy had one like that in San Diego numbers
    matching and restored. My 69' GTO Ram Air IV that I had in the early eighties was a numbers matching car and super rare only 759 Ram Air IV's were produced in 69'.

    Oh and Bob the Phantasm car was so bad ass. I used to watch that movie just to see that CUDA'. But I loved the movie another cult classic. The tall guy "you play a good game boy".

    Gerth, nice choice a 1969' GTO Judge convertible. Check out my old one in my avatar.

    And Hang21 picks one of the rarest of all a 1966'
    Flintstone Rock Hound, great choice for that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    My grandparents had one of those, totally stock and hardly used. Literally it was the "little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays" type deal. Unfortunately when she died (grandpa died a few years earlier) it was willed to a good friend of hers who helped her get around in her later years. Whenever we came
    to visit, my dad and us kids always cruised around
    town in it. We thought we were so cool!
    My parents were high school sweethearts in their eighties now except my mom passed away a year ago. But in high school my dad had a 55' Buickand my mom had a 55' Chevy red and white just like in the photo above. Granted the one above is a 57' the 55' was just as hot but without the large rear fins. So because my mom had the hotter car that's the one they drove everywhere.My family was recently going through some old photos. And we came across one of my dad looking like Fonzi posing in front of a my mom's brand new red and white 55' Chevy. I have some fond memories of my mother talking and joking about that car and her heavy right foot. And how she was the hot momma in high school because of it. She used to say all the boys wanted to date herbecause of that car. She had fire red hair and a fire red and white 55' Chevy. Ha,ha she had a sense of humor.

    Heres the photo of my dad at age 24 standing in front of my mom's new 55' Chevy back in the day, he's 82 now.
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    Was never a fan of American V-8's, even though the first car I remember my mom and dad having was a '56 Bel Aire, with a straight 6, and Dad's next car was a 63 Impala with a 327.

    But I was born a couple of years later. Always been a fan of Porsche's, never owned one, been a People's Car guy and owned more than my fair share of VW's, but the Porsche, even if a bit over priced, has been the apple of my eye.

    1958 Speedster 356A, built to order for the USA market by the customer. Not cheap, even in 1958 dollars, at $2995, and an entry level Porsche, built spartan, to a price point. I've pretty much always been about efficiency and economy, still, to this day, the product of an austere upbringing by parents growing up in the Depression. Pretty much always have bought entry level, stripper VW's new, since freshly minted out of a University. Less things on them to break and go wrong.

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    1970 240Z. I owned a '72 for a while, I still miss that car.

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    Re: "Your Favorite Car Of Your Birth Year"

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    They sure don't make trucks like this nowadays. I miss the old style and off-road capabilities of these trucks.

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    I know it's supposed to be "favorite car", but nothing in my opinion comes close to this truck in 1984. Plus I'm not a hot rod/car guy. I like dem trucks.
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    You guys are posting up vehicles that were made the year that you were born right. Your favorite car or truck from that year. Not favorite of all time. Birth year!
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    Yes Sir! Mr. DJ SIR!

    So far I'm the only 80's born kid in this thread. But from the O.C. Age Poll, I am a rare breed around here.
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    In the year that I was born, car companies were making tanks and planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Yes Sir! Mr. DJ SIR!

    So far I'm the only 80's born kid in this thread. But from the O.C. Age Poll, I am a rare breed around here.
    See post #7... I was born in '81.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    My grandparents had one of those, totally stock and hardly used. Literally it was the "little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays" type deal. Unfortunately when she died (grandpa died a few years earlier) it was willed to a good friend of hers who helped her get around in her later years. Whenever we came
    to visit, my dad and us kids always cruised around
    town in it. We thought we were so cool!
    My parents were high school sweethearts in their eighties now except my mom passed away a year ago. But in high school my dad had a 55' Buick and my mom had a 55' Chevy red and white just like in the photo above. Granted the one above is a 57' the 55' was just as hot but without the large rear fins. So because my mom had the hotter car that's the one they drove everywhere. My family was recently going through some old photos. And we came across one of my dad looking like Fonzi posing in front of a my mom's brand new red and white 55' Chevy. I have some fond memories of my mother talking and joking about that car and her heavy right foot. And how she was the hot momma in high school because of it. She used to say all the boys wanted to date her because of that car. She had fire red hair and a fire red and white 55' Chevy. Ha,ha she had a sense of humor.

    Heres the photo of my dad at age 24 standing in front of my mom's new 55' Chevy back in the day, he's 82 now.
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    My first car was a 53 Chevy Bel Air. My oldest brother gave it to me, I was too young to drive it and it never made it on the road. I use to sit in there and dream about driving it. I wanted to paint it two tone red and silver. But it was not to be, someone offered me cash for it and off to the demolish-in derby she went. Not mine but a duplicate.


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    For the most part 87 was a terrible time for cars. But I have always had a soft spot for a 328gts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Undies View Post
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    Good choice, I also had a 72' 240 Z back in the late eighties. It wasn't stock either. I built the motor up, and it was putting out 290 H.P. balanced & blue printed .030 over dual down draft webbers Insky cam and ported and polished head 3 into 1 and 3 into 1 Hooker Header with dual cherry bombs and stacked exauast out the stock cut out in the back. White with black trim and same with the interior. Centerline wheels with 50's all around. And to top it off a fiberglass Porsch Whaletail out back. I had 3K in the motor alone. Got the car all done and ended up moving from Colorado to San Diego. I had it for about six months out there and got a new job at Home Depot. It was my first day and I was in orientation. I came out for lunch only to find my cherry Z my prize possession gone, It was stolen in broad daylight. I had never heard of anyone in Colorado having this happen. But I soon found out how common it happened in California. Anyway I had no insurance on it so I was devastated. I kept calling the police department every day to find out if it had been found. Every day for two weeks they told me no. Then one day they said yes it's at this tow yard. So I go down there only to find out it had been found 4 days after it was stolen. And it had accumulated $600 in storage fees. It was found dropped to the ground with $1500 of rims and tires gone. A $1000 stereo, speakers, a $200 radar detecter, a $150 car bra, all my personal items including a $400 gold chain and $100 sun glasses. They also wrecked the front end slightly, plus the brake rotors up front were damaged due to them dropping it on the ground. To my amazement my 3K motor was in tact. They weren't smart enough to pull it. Or even pull off the $1000 carburators. I was so bummed out because I didn't have inssurance. And also I had been having problems getting the car smogged prior to this, Due to all the smog equpment was missing and the motor built up for racing. Strict California smog laws prevted this. So I decided to sell it instead of dealing with the smog issues. I ended up pulling the motor and selling the car and motor seperately. Some guy bought the motor and he put it in a dune buggy. I lost a lot of money on that whole project. The motor ended up going for $650 and the car for $3000. My plan was to keep the motor and build another one some day. But I ended up basically giving the motor away for $650 because I had nowhere to store it anymore.
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    1984 Toyota Pickup Truck

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    They sure don't make trucks like this nowadays. I miss the old style and off-road capabilities of these trucks.

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    I know it's supposed to be "favorite car", but nothing in my opinion comes close to this truck in 1984. Plus I'm not a hot rod/car guy. I like dem trucks.
    I've had a few Toyota trucks as well.

    1983' 4x4 lifted with 33" tires straight axle white with silver stripes.

    1984' 4x4 SR5 loaded lifted with 33" tires straight axle and last year for carburated before fuel injection. Grey metalic with silver fade strobe stripes.

    1988' 4x4 4-Runner V6 auto SR5 stock height with 31" tires with sunroof and fully loaded, cherry black with bright silver strobe stripes. Last year for removable top.

    Those were all back in the late eighties early ninties.
    My current ride, I went back to a Toyota Truck. A silver 06' Tacoma Sport 4X4 V6 quad cab short bed stock height with 31" tires fully loaded with optional roof rack and a special ordered factory stereo with amps and sub woofer and steering wheel controls. This stereo had to be special ordered in 06' but now they come common with that setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You guys are posting up vehicles that were made the year that you were born right. Your favorite car or truck from that year. Not favorite of all time. Birth year!
    Hey DJ, I took your idea and went a bit further with it, based on your comment above. Hope that is ok, but I'm a car guy at heart, and loved this thread.

    Your favorite car, period. (A variation on DJ's birth year car thread)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Hey DJ, I took your idea and went a bit further with it, based on your comment above. Hope that is ok, but I'm a car guy at heart, and loved this thread.

    Your favorite car, period. (A variation on DJ's birth year car thread)
    I saw that no problem the more the merrier. I just can't choose one favorite though. Alright a 71' HEMI CUDA' Black on black on black convertible with elastomic color coded bumpers shaker and leather. Rear spoiler and front chin spoiler and color coded mirrors with a rim blow steering wheel.
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    &quot;Your Favorite Car Of Your Birth Year&quot;-1956-chevy-bel-air.jpgThat an easy choice...
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    &quot;Your Favorite Car Of Your Birth Year&quot;-1956-ford-fairlane-convertible-blue-white-le.jpgSecond choice...
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    It should get interesting of what cars are chosen, I just feel sorry for the people born in the eighties.

    Yeah it sucks. I'll take one of these:

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    Yeah it sucks. I'll take one of these:

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    I'm sorry but I have to ask, what the hell good is having a car like that? You can't get groceries with it, you can't haul your bike with it. It gets sh!t for gas mileage, it's noisy, and you can't even drive it in the street without tearing the ground effects off of it after just one block of moving.

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    Excellent choice a Ferrari F-40 one of my all time favorite super cars even to this day. Built from 87' to 92' it's highly rare and desirable by collectors, the body and seats were made from carbon fiber way before it's time. A huge weight savings and power to to weight ratio is the name of the game.
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    Excellent choice a Ferrari F-40 one of my all time favorite super cars even to this day. Built from 87' to 92' it's highly rare and desirable by collectors, the body and seats were made from carbon fiber way before it's time. A huge weight savings and power to to weight ratio is the name of the game.
    No way that thing could move up a fire road faster than I can on my bike! It would spin the wheels out in the dirt, high center itself, and tear it's ground effects off while trying!

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    No way that thing could move up a fire road faster than I can on my bike! It would spin the wheels out in the dirt, high center itself, and tear it's ground effects off while trying!
    Ha,ha Hawg your losing it.
    If you have enough money to own that F-40 you also own a truck and several bikes of your choice and you have your groceries delivered and cooked for you. That car is a million dollar car in today's money and market.
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    Ha,ha Hawg your losing it.
    If you have enough money to own that F-40 you also own a truck and several bikes of your choice and you have your groceries delivered and cooked for you. That car is a million dollar car in today's money and market.
    How could an item that is many times smaller than an average house be worth many times more than an average house?! Rarity perhaps? Well, the average house is generally unique to any other, making it rare in itself. So, explain the logic other than that humans are truly insane...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    How could an item that is many times smaller than an average house be worth many times more than an average house?! Rarity perhaps? Well, the average house is generally unique to any other, making it rare in itself. So, explain the logic other than that humans are truly insane...
    I don't make the rules I just know what certain cars are worth. Your last sentence pretty much answered your own question.
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    I can't remember the model of that car, but in my birth year it was the first one to switch from stone tires to wooden ones!
    The ORIGINAL carbon upgrade!

    Yabba-Dabba..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I've had a few Toyota trucks as well.

    1983' 4x4 lifted with 33" tires straight axle white with silver stripes.

    1984' 4x4 SR5 loaded lifted with 33" tires straight axle and last year for carburated before fuel injection. Grey metalic with silver fade strobe stripes.

    1988' 4x4 4-Runner V6 auto SR5 stock height with 31" tires with sunroof and fully loaded, cherry black with bright silver strobe stripes. Last year for removable top.

    Those were all back in the late eighties early ninties.
    My current ride, I went back to a Toyota Truck. A silver 06' Tacoma Sport 4X4 V6 quad cab short bed stock height with 31" tires fully loaded with optional roof rack and a special ordered factory stereo with amps and sub woofer and steering wheel controls. This stereo had to be special ordered in 06' but now they come common with that setup.
    DJ you have awesome taste in trucks.

    My first truck I ever bought was a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner X-cab. I leveled it off with some Donahoe coilovers up front and Cornfed 2" shackles in the back. I ran some 32" tires and pro comp rims on it.

    Then I decided I wanted to have a family one day so I convinced my fiance/future wife that I needed to upgrade. I promised her that I wouldn't lift it.....

    2006 Tundra Double Cab.
    I kinda went crazy with this truck. After 1 month I already had KING 2" coilovers up front. Then I wanted to go higher. Why? Cause my 35" tires and 20" rims wouldn't fit. So basically I lifted it to 9". With custom rear shocks from Icon Vehicle Dynamics. I worked with them personally to design it for my truck. I dumped several thousands of dollars to get it lifted and outfitted. I did the initial lift, but I'm not a welder so that's when I sent it into a shop to get the drop bracket welded in for me. They finished it up too.

    I recently just sold that truck cause it was not a family truck. I was scared that my kids would fall out of it while getting into their car seats and get hurt. So I made the hard choice of selling it back in May. Now I'm in search of another "family" truck.
    I promised my wife I would not lift it...
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    Here's another 61 for us old guys
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    1974 Trans am

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    My parents had a 74 firebird and a 76 trans am. The 74's were the last of the dying breed of the old generation muscle cars. The firebird was scary fast for the time. The 76 trans am was a government modified slug in comparison. My brother tweaked the engine and turned it into the rightful beast it wanted to be. Beautiful motors installed in paint encrusted rust bucket.

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    ^ Was hoping this would be a 74 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I can't remember the model of that car, but in my birth year it was the first one to switch from stone tires to wooden ones!
    The ORIGINAL carbon upgrade!

    Yabba-Dabba..............
    I already responded to thar car earlier. I gave you year make and model. Apparently you weren't paying attention. Clean the gravel out of your ears Bam, Bam. Here's your car description again.
    Make. Flintstone
    Model: Rockhound
    Year: 1966'

    And your wrong about that being the first year for
    the wheel upgrade from rock to carbon fiber.
    There has been years of confusion on this but the
    reality is that upgrade didn't happen to the
    Rockhond until 1967'. The Gravel Pit was the first
    car to receive that upgrade which was in 1966'. I
    would suggest changing your car model choice to
    the Gravel Pit for first year carbon tire bragging
    rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm sorry but I have to ask, what the hell good is having a car like that? You can't get groceries with it, you can't haul your bike with it. It gets sh!t for gas mileage, it's noisy, and you can't even drive it in the street without tearing the ground effects off of it after just one block of moving.
    Getting groceries in an F40. Lol.
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    Am I the only one that can't get the above two videos to play?
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    Am I the only one that can't get the above two videos to play?
    Both work for me..
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    Thanks RJ I got both to work.
    Bob, good one ...I Rule!

    Heyyall. Good choice for 74' not much to choose from in that year. I always liked the Trans Ams. I know I pissed off many a Trans Am owner with my GTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I already responded to thar car earlier. I gave you year make and model. Apparently you weren't paying attention. Clean the gravel out of your ears Bam, Bam. Here's your car description again.
    Make. Flintstone
    Model: Rockhound
    Year: 1966'

    Well excuse me for not reading thru this entire
    And your wrong about that being the first year for
    the wheel upgrade from rock to carbon fiber.
    There has been years of confusion on this but the
    reality is that upgrade didn't happen to the
    Rockhond until 1967'. The Gravel Pit was the first
    car to receive that upgrade which was in 1966'. I
    would suggest changing your car model choice to
    the Gravel Pit for first year carbon tire bragging
    rights.
    Well excuse me for not reading thru this entire sorry thread! And wood is a form of carbon! Almost.

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    I was going to say 1964 Corvette Stingray...........or 1964 Ferrari GTO...........

    But hey, why not this???


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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    I was going to say 1964 Corvette Stingray...........or 1964 Ferrari GTO...........

    But hey, why not this???
    Because your first two choices were better.
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    IMO, 1958 was a bad year for automobile design. There are some OK cars out there, but nothing really hot.

    There are, however, some fine motorcycles, such as this Triumph TR6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    IMO, 1958 was a bad year for automobile design. There are some OK cars out there, but nothing really hot.

    There are, however, some fine motorcycles, such as this Triumph TR6.

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    Love the bike but really no good cars in 58'?
    How about a 1958' Chevrolet El Camino, does that fit the bill.
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    Speaking of Triumph--I've had my eye on one of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Speaking of Triumph--I've had my eye on one of these.
    Oh dat nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Oh dat nice!
    YUp--its the 'America'--a cruiser. I haven't ridden since the early 80's and have had the itch. The Triumph dealership is a mile down the road and I've visited several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    YUp--its the 'America'--a cruiser. I haven't ridden since the early 80's and have had the itch. The Triumph dealership is a mile down the road and I've visited several times.
    Yeah those dealerships will suck you in. The new Triumph have some great looking bikes. A great alternative to other american offerings. I also like Vicktory they are american as well.
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    Keep an eye out for 'Indian' they are back on the map.
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    Keep an eye out for 'Indian' they are back on the map.
    Yep again, definately a hot but expensive bike. They went out then back in then out again in 2011. But guess who bought them up and are making them again. Vicktory like the bike I just posted.
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    I've looked at Victory as well, bu there is something about those British Triumphs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wintersolstice View Post
    Mine would be a car I actually owned. I liked it so much, I bought one!
    1973 Porsche Targanot all pics mine)
    Excellent choice and nice ride. What's not to like about the early 911 Targa's.

    I also liked the 73' 240 Z - I once had a 72'

    Oh and the 73' Vette LT-1 A bit of trivia on the 73' Vette. It was a transition year for the bumpers. The only year that had the new fiberglass nose cone but a rear metal bumper. All years prior had the metal bumpers front and rear and after 73' they had no metal bumpers at all.

    Oh and the 73' LT-1 Camaro
    Oh and the 73' Triumph TR-6
    Oh and the 73' CUDA - I once had a 71' 340

    1973' was a great year and really an end to the performance cars for awhile. But Porsche held their own for years to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    IMO, 1958 was a bad year for automobile design. There are some OK cars out there, but nothing really hot.

    There are, however, some fine motorcycles, such as this Triumph TR6.

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    Excellent choice and nice ride. What's not to like about the early 911 Targa's.

    I also liked the 73' 240 Z - I once had a 72'
    Oh and the 73' Vette LT-1
    Oh and the 73' LT-1 Camaro
    Oh and the 73' Triumph TR-6
    Oh and the 73' CUDA

    1973' was a great year and really an end to the performance cars for awhile. But Porsche held their own for years to come.

    Beautiful cars! I had a 75 vette. WOW that was a mistake! Literally the lowest HP they ever made, got 6.5-7 MPG, and had a 9 gallon tank. /facepalm

    I hope the 73 was better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintersolstice View Post
    Beautiful cars! I had a 75 vette. WOW that was a mistake! Literally the lowest HP they ever made, got 6.5-7 MPG, and had a 9 gallon tank. /facepalm

    I hope the 73 was better!
    Yep as I said 73' was the last year of performance motors for awhile. There was an optional LT-1 350 that put out advertised 370 H.P. But actually it put out closer to 400H.P. The manufactures at the time were giving out lower numbers for insurance reasons. If they advertised actual high H.P. the insurance companys frowned upon it had gave new owners a hard time to get insured. So to sell more cars they advertised lower H.P. numbers so people would buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yep as I said 73' was the last year of performance motors for awhile. There was an optional LT-1 350 that put out advertised 370 H.P. But actually it put out closer to 400H.P. The manufactures at the time were giving out lower numbers for insurance reasons.
    There's more to being a good car than performance, was my point. Reliability, usefulness, *range* (which never occurred to me as a problem till I bought that vette), etc. I mean, this thing was 205 BHP supposedly, but my even older Corvair could leave it in the dust (at a mere 102 BHP).
    It could also leave it in the dust when the Vette ran out of gas, about 60 miles later
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    Quote Originally Posted by wintersolstice View Post
    There's more to being a good car than performance, was my point. Reliability, usefulness, *range* (which never occurred to me as a problem till I bought that vette), etc. I mean, this thing was 205 BHP supposedly, but my even older Corvair could leave it in the dust (at a mere 102 BHP).
    It could also leave it in the dust when the Vette ran out of gas, about 60 miles later
    That's because after 73' the gas crunch hit and the government came down on the manufactures to add smog equipment. And lower compression motors for better fuel economy. It really killed the H.P. after 73'.

    The Corvairs ran great, the power to weight ratio was way better and early motors gave good horsepower. Some were even turbo charged from the factory.
    They made them from 1960-69' but they stopped production due to Ralph Nader who wrote a book titled "unsafe at any speed". It was about the Corvair and Chevy ended up with hundreds of law suits. That halted production of the corvair. The suspension was a bad design and deemed unsafe. Ralph Nader really killed it by speaking out on the design.

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    I'm pretty sure our 74 firebird was emission control free. The 76 was emission robbed but was easily overridden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That's because after 73' the gas crunch hit and the government came down on the manufactures to add smog equipment. And lower compression motors for better fuel economy. It really killed the H.P. after 73'.

    The Corvairs ran great, the power to weight ratio was way better and early motors gave good horsepower. Some were even turbo charged from the factory.
    They made them from 1960-69' but they stopped production due to Ralph Nader who wrote a book titled "unsafe at any speed". It was about the Corvair and Chevy ended up with hundreds of law suits. That halted production of the corvair. The suspension was a bad design and deemed unsafe. Ralph Nader really killed it by speaking out on the design.

    A rear engine design with a six cylinder motor.
    I included a photo of the Spyder motor that was factory turbo charged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm pretty sure our 74 firebird was emission control free. The 76 was emission robbed but was easily overridden.
    The 74' Trans Am 455 motors were all torque and not much H.P. they made the compression ratio way low which robbed it of the H.P. but the big cubic inches had great low end torque. You could do a burn out forever but it fell on it's face on the high end. Still a cool and fun car though. My buddy had a 73' Formula Firebird 455 and I used to blow his doors off in the GTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wintersolstice View Post
    Glad to meet another fan
    I applied for NADRSUX for my plates, but they denied it. I was annoyed.
    Here's mine - 1963 with a modified transverse leaf spring in the rear... and sway bars
    Ran like a dream! We did all the rallies with the local Corsa club. AWESOME car.
    Cool car! There's a red one running around my area that's all original and turbo charged. I talked to him at a stop light awhile back. He swears it's an original Turbo car and the paint was original. Pretty glossy still which amazed me. One of these day's I'll catch him parked so I can check it out better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    The 74' Trans Am 455 motors were all torque and not much H.P. they made the compression ratio way low which robbed it of the H.P. but the big cubic inches had great low end torque. You could do a burn out forever but it fell on it's face on the high end. Still a cool and fun car though. My buddy had a 73' Formula Firebird 455 and I used to blow his doors off in the GTO.
    I love cars like that - I rarely ever go much above 60 (especially now, since I only drive a Jeep), but I love when a car can be super fast off the mark
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    They started looking putting on emission controls in the mid-60s (PCV), but nothing of consequence until 72. By '75 it was REALLY bad. Meeting idle emissions required a very mild camshaft. And those first catalytic converters were very restrictive. Combine that with an 8:1 compression ratio that could run on unleaded fuel, and you had some seriously slow cars. My friend got his license in 81. His dad gave him his '68 Buick Riviera (lucky kid). BIG heavy 2-door car, but it had a 430 4-barrel in it, and it would flat-out smoke any new car we could find, including Trans-ams and Corvettes. But you had to find premium fuel for it, which was not easy at that time.

    The one thing that I learned from that Buick was that $29.99 Sears whitewalls make bigger clouds of white smoke than any other tire, hands-down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm pretty sure our 74 firebird was emission control free. The 76 was emission robbed but was easily overridden.


    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    The 74' Trans Am 455 motors were all torque and not much H.P. they made the compression ratio way low which robbed it of the H.P. but the big cubic inches had great low end torque. You could do a burn out forever but it fell on it's face on the high end. Still a cool and fun car though. My buddy had a 73' Formula Firebird 455 and I used to blow his doors off in the GTO.
    Heyyall let me add something to this. For the model year 1974 the Trans Am SD 455 there wasn't much that could touch it. It's not fair for me to compare my 69' GTO that had the Ram Air IV motor. Which was the highest H.P. production motor that Pontiac ever produced. A 74' SD 455 in the Trans Am is a blast to drive with all that low end torque you could do burnouts forever with and neck snapping grunt.

    My 69' Ram Air IV even beat the 1970' 455's. I raced three different 1970' 455 GTO's one being a Judge. All three I beat by two or three lengths at the end of the quarter mile. Very few understood what a Ram Air IV motor was. Even these GTO owners were dumbfounded. They thought that because they had more cubic inches that it was a no brainer. It never failed after beating them they demanded to see under the hood. Looking for nitrous or to see if it was a 455. Which even if it was a 455 they couldn't tell. But it was 400 cubic inches. It was just the hottest motor Pontiac produced. Only used in a limited number of 69' and 70' GTO and Firebird and Trans Ams. In 69' they only made 759 GTOs with that motor. There were plenty of regular 400's and Ram Air III 400's produced but the Ram Air IV 400 was the ultimate and rare one. I was lucky enough to score that GTO from a buddy who lost his license in the early 80's.

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