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Old 12-10-2011, 03:59 AM   #3391
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Bill France Signature Car; 1969 Ford Talladega Prototype





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This is a very unique car. It is one of the 9 Ford Talladega prototypes. These cars were built as Torino Cobras. This car was built without a data plate on the driver’s door. Most of the prototypes were not intended for delivery to the public. However, this one was given to NASCAR Bill France by Ford for use at Daytona Speed Weeks in 1969.

It was placed in the paddocks during Speed Weeks and all of the drivers from the Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Daytona and the Motorcycle races in 1969 signed the car!
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:19 AM   #3392
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1969 Hemi Charger Daytona



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Galen V Govier documented this 1969 Dodge Charger Hemi Daytona as the most optioned in existence. Included with the car are the original build sheet as well as the window sticker. It is one of twenty two 4-spd cars produced by Chrysler and one of only eleven known to exist. Only three of these have the original matching numbers engine and transmission. This is one of three matching numbers Daytona’s and the only one with a dealer installed pearl white vinyl top.

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426 -425 HP Hemi, D21 4 speed transmission, P31 power windows, B41 power disc brakes, S77 power steering, C62- 6 way seats, C11 tinted windows, A34 super trac-pac, 4:10 Dana, C16 console, N85 tachometer with clock, A01 light package, R22 AM radio with stereo 8 track tape player , J25 3-spd wipers with electric washers, J31 duel horns, J46 locking gas cap, S81 wood grain steering wheel and much more!
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High Bid = $480,000 . . . no sale.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:25 AM   #3393
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:26 AM   #3394
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1963 Avanti R2 coupe # R1004, the first Avanti sold to the public.



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This Avanti R2 coupe is # R1004, an interesting collector car. It is one that has been reported as the first Avanti Sold to the public. This R2 equipped with the Studebaker 289 cid Paxton supercharged V-8 with Carter AFB carburetor, high-lift cam, dual point distributor, clutched cooling fan, high compression heads and dual exhausts… This Avanti has automatic transmission with 455 rear end gearing which performed amazingly. During body-off restoration, it was determined the car was originally produced with the 455 rear end. There are other unique features on this Special Avanti; the taillights are early production prototypes. Avanti has been a good deal in the collector-car hobby for decades. Avanti has head-turning styling and was loaded with some very notable advancement in body construction, brake technology front disc brakes, safety features built in roll bar, and more.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:49 AM   #3395
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:41 AM   #3396
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1969 Hurst Swinging Bee and Merada Charger







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Old 12-10-2011, 10:48 AM   #3397
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1967 AMT Piranha





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Many of us remember the "Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Girl from U.N.C.L.E." television shows from the mid-60's and the unusual car that appeared in a handful of episodes. That car was built by Gene Winfield in the AMT Corporation's "Speed & Custom Division" shop in Phoenix, Arizona.

The partnership between AMT and the "Man from U.N.C.L.E." was actually created through Winfield, who had also been hired to build a car for the U.N.C.L.E. series. The original U.N.C.L.E. car was to be based on a Dodge Charger, but the network had second thoughts about giving them too much free advertising or perhaps cancelling their multi-million dollar advertising champaign. They decided a completely new car needed to be used.

Winfield proposed a limited production car AMT was promoting, the "Piranha." NBC liked the idea, plus they loved the fact that the car could be provided at no cost because AMT would pay for its construction in exchange for the rights to produce and sell the model kit of the car. Actual construction cost of the car was between $30 - 40,000 to build, but AMT considered it a bargin since the "Man from U.N.C.L.E." show was very popular at the time.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:08 AM   #3398
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1970 Ford Quarter Horse/Composite Mustang Prototypes









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As it turns out, these were the two so-called “quarter horses,” or as Ford executives called it, the Composite Mustang. Both terms were apt: Ford had Kar Kraft start with a pair of Boss 429 Mustangs, add Mercury Cougar dashboards, fit 1969 Shelby G.T.500 front sheetmetal, close off the hoodscoops and mount a regular Mustang galloping horse to the center of the grille. Ostensibly built as a potential mid-year 1970 replacement for both the Boss 429 and the proliferation of Shelby Mustangs (Carroll Shelby asked Ford to discontinue the Shelby Mustang program after 1969, and contemporary critics were bashing Ford’s teeth in for having so many performance models), the program never got off the ground. The Shelby G.T.500 sold so poorly in 1969 that the leftover models were re-titled as 1970s, thus destroying any justification for the Composite Mustang’s production.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:11 PM   #3399
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"Drag Race"

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The origins of many automotive terms often seem lost in the shrouds of history. For example, nobody yet knows for sure when and where the term “hot rod” came about, and there has always been speculation about the phrase “drag race.” After all, racers are not literally dragging anything when they line up side-by-side on the quarter-mile. Sure, you’re bound to get plenty of apocryphal explanations and suppositions, but it’s rare that these automotive terms get treated to serious linguistic study.

Gary Martin’s The Phrase Finder recently did just that, however, with an examination of the term “drag race.” Their findings note that “drag,” meaning a highway or other thoroughfare, date back to the 1570s, when roads were created by horse-drawn sledges known as drags. Elizabeth I herself didn’t refer to roads as drags, but referred to road-building equipment as drags. That use of the term then kicked around for the next 300-some years, hopping the Atlantic and becoming essentially a synonym of “street” or “road,” which gave rise to the related term “main drag,” familiar to any small-town resident across America. Thus, when hot rodders lined up for a street race, the term “drag race” was born, with “drag” referring not to what was raced (as with “monster truck racing” or “swamp buggy racing”), rather to where the race was conducted (as with “dry lakes racing” or “circle track racing”).

Or, at least, so says The Phrase Finder
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:35 AM   #3401
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1972 SS 454 Chevelle Convertible COPO Special Paint Car (1967 Danube Blue)



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Old 12-11-2011, 02:28 PM   #3402
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Still trying to locate a photo of a 1970 Cuda with the blue mod top. Only one I can't seem to find. Would look something like this:


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Old 12-11-2011, 02:49 PM   #3403
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The 1968 Charger R/T From BULLITT







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It's not a clone or recreation. It is one of the 68 Chargers used in the movie.


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Old 12-11-2011, 03:12 PM   #3404
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1970 Hemi Challenger w/ Shaker Hood



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1 of 287 Hemi Challengers and 1 of 164 Shaker Hood Challenger R/T Hardtops

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Old 12-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #3405
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1971 Challenger 340 R/T w/ Shaker Hood





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1971 Challenger Shaker Hood Production:

TOTAL: 224

72 - JH non-RT (340 or 383)
11 - JH non-RT Convertibles (340 or 383)
39 - RT Small Block (340)
90 - RT Big Block (383 & 440-6)
12 - 426 Hemi

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