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Old 10-08-2010, 07:41 AM   #1501
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My first car!

Bought in May 1968. I had just turned 17 - was living in Liberty, NY at the time where it was 17 for a full drivers license.

1964 Impala SS Convertible with 327/300HP and a 2 speed powerglide with dual exhausts.



Only it wasn't red. It was Lagoon Aqua Metallic like this one with a matching interior and a white convertible top.



Had an 8-Track tape player in it and . . . a reverb!
Wow cool first car !!!

Got to love the old Powerslide trans .
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:08 PM   #1502
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I have to say I have gained great insight and an education in creating this thread. The more I thought I knew, the more I realized I only knew the "main facts" of the muscle car years. All the little facts I gleaned by doing dectective and research work to come up with many of the posts was truly enlightening. My confidence level in spotting what is right and what is wrong when cars are shown on the auction programs has increased 100 times. I now understand why one W30 442 can command $200,000 while another which looks almost identical, only goes as high as $50,000.

Plus, having restored a few muscle cars over the years, I now understand the true differences between one that was done to true factory specifications, versus one that had some free style added. And IMO, these free style changes affect the value of the cars today. Investors lose confidence in a car if they see them. Cause what about the things they can't see?

Now, don't get me wrong here. I am all for resto-mods. I have owned a number of them and they are a lot of fun to drive and take to shows and outtings. But there is a difference, a huge difference, between an investment grade muscle car and a daily driver.

I don't think there is much left to post, as far as pictures of rare/low production muscle cars. I think I got them all. At least all those that exist. And yes I did take just a few libertites with cars that were built that just haven't surfaced yet, if they even exist at all any more. I did want accuracy to be the most important factor in creating this thread.

Of course, at the next Mecum or Barrett-Jackson auction, that can all change and more data will be added to this thread.

That 67 Baldwin Motion SS427 Chevelle I posted. All that remains of the car is a hulk. Like what I posted with "The Texas Rattler" Hemi Super Stocker before it's incredible restoration. What surprised me the most was the 3 1970 Road Runner Hemi Convertibles . . . not one has surfaced. No one knows what happened to 2 of them and the 3rd is long gone.

If you watched that L88 Corvette parade video, you saw a 1967 L88 Coupe. Red, white and blue - #9. A former race car. I know that car and it's owner. He was the president of our Corvette Club and the car is on Long Island (LOL - at least it used to be). I saw what he started with - nothing but 1/4 of the body shell. The forward windshield area. But it did have the VIN on the windshield support frame and the VIN was one of the 20 L88's built in 1967. He invested well over $150,000 (almost 20 years ago) in restoring the car. I will never forget the unveiling of the car many years ago. I was a judge at our big corvette/classic car show and we got to the dealership around 7AM. There were 6 of us all drinking coffee and in the distance, down Sunrise Tpke (30MPH) we hear this thunder approaching . We can't see anything, but the sound is building. All of a sudden we see the car - driving down a town street with open headers and close to 600HP and he's dragging 2nd gear.

So lets hear from all the over 12,000 people that have/are viewing this thread and please share some of your car stories. I KNOW that Emil and I aren't the only ones with a love of muscle cars and have owned them in the past or appreciated them.

Don't be shy.

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Old 10-09-2010, 05:06 AM   #1503
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Lee,

Forgot to ask, how'ed the reverb do when you hit your first major bump .

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Old 10-09-2010, 11:56 AM   #1504
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Forgot to ask, how'ed the reverb do when you hit your first major bump .

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Old 12-06-2010, 05:11 PM   #1505
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Coupe 396/375 HP, 4-Speed



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1963 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 Coupe 327/360 HP, 4-Speed



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Old 12-06-2010, 05:14 PM   #1507
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1963 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake Costilow/Larson, CSX2093



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Old 12-06-2010, 05:16 PM   #1508
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette Sebring Race Car 327/360 HP, 4-Speed



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1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible 396/375 HP, 3-Speed Automatic - Watkins Glen Pace Car



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1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible M-Code 390/340 HP, Automatic



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1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Pro Stock Sox & Martin, 426 CI, 4-Speed



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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS Coupe 302/295 HP, 4-Speed



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Old 12-06-2010, 05:25 PM   #1514
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These next two vehicles are outside of the 62 to 72 time period, but you have to admit they are . . .

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