What is your number 1. Fav. classic car?
Just like the title says, what is it?
Mine would be a 1979 Thunderbird Heritage... I even had one once... wish I could have a running, good condish one... what a great project that would be.
I have to say the 1966 Mustang :hi:
1967 Mustang GT 500 "Eleanor" :thumbs:
I used to have one just like that... Well, except for the fact that the glass was all knocked out, the vinyl roof was ripped off and the interior was gutted for hobby stock racing. Other than that, it was EXACTLY the same.
That poor car... the interior is part of what makes it such a great car...
What made it great for me is that it had a freshly rebuilt C6 and 400M
(maybe a 351M, I forget), and the car cost me free dollars, delivered to my
shop. Sold all the parts I didn't need which paid for my fuel cell,
harness, seat and cage. Ran that sucker for two seasons and never did
anything except replace tires and beat out the fenders. Cheap racing at
You do know that it weighs over 4000 pounds, has a ladder frame and no crumple zones to speak of. Seems to me like you're in love with a certified death machine.
Ya when I have one and drive it daily then you can imply what you are... till then... nope... because if I had one... itd probably never be driven except to shows, and maybe the rare friday or saterday night out.
Soooo many choices....I'd probably have to say the '69 Mustang Boss 429.
Wow Im suprised by how many mustangs are being chosen.
But then again im not even a ford guy... just something about that 79 tbird I just love.
But I should amend my thoughts there... its really a tie... I like the 74 Dodge Dart fastback just as much... wouldnt mind one of those either...
And why does it surprise you? Got something against Mustangs? :evil: Lol j.k My favorite as stated before is the 1969 Shelby GT500
I okay i guess i gotta do the votin' for Chevy.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6
Yeah, I second his vote. The 69 Boss 429 happens to be my favorite classic
car also. :thumbs:
So hard to choose just ONE... I guess it'd either be 1969 Dodge Charger or a 1970 Pontiac Firebird :wink2:
Everytime someone says classic car I always think of mustangs.
Well the mustang has never been one of my favs and on top of that you see how many people are saying the mustang... well ive never been one to go with the crowed. Infact because so many people like it, makes me want to dislike it for that reason alone. Im not saying its not a nice car, or not fast or anything like that... just styling isnt me.
Sorry, but that sort of attitude is lame, and not just about cars. You can
LIKE a car and not want it, due to being too popular. I understand that
completely. But DISLIKING something specifically due to others LIKING it
really is ignoring the merits of the thing itself. That's mno better than
liking it BECAUSE it's popular.
Now to answer your first question, when I think classics, I think more than just musclecars, too.
My #1 favorite is the original Ford GT40 Mk 1, followed by the '63 Ferrari 250 Lusso, '66 Lamborghini Miura, and '37 Talbot Lago T150C.
For affordable classics, the BMW 6 series from the '70s ranks right up there, as well. But I love so many cars...
I must admit I get a bit fed up reading cliched posts from young members on various forum boards about CarX being "badass" or "rad" or "wicked" or "legend". For instance the preoccupation with the poor handling '67 'Eleanor' line of body roll mustangs. Sure some of the cars are handsome, but many of them just aren't suitable for a pleasurable drive after the initial thrill has subsided. To me it's like the constant reminder of how good, piss weak actors like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Marlon Brando, etc were.
And everybody seems to be thinking "muscle" instead of "classic". Ok, with
the exception of the T-bird....
Now I may be stretching the definition a bit but to me a good classic would be something like a nice Duesenberg.....
Yeah, now that's classic. (to me) :mrgreen:
Ok, i never liked marilyn as an actress... and james dean I can take or leave... but Marlon Brando? come on! On the River Front is one of the best movies ever made.
F that dude, I don’t like the mustang... period, it doesn’t
matter what reason I give for it... if I don’t like it I see no
merits in it... Why is that so hard for you to get?
STOP trying to make me like every thing, or give props to the stuff I dislike... cause it isn’t going to happen!
Well I also love the 1959 Impala
Any 50's or early 60's Cadillacs (more hearse or 2 door, but the 4 doors are nice too)
Cadillac (easier then finding 50's/60's pics) (http://100megsfree4.com/cadillac/)
1961 Hearse (http://louvre.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/0bc/7bd/0bc7bdd4-8d3b-4c16-9fef -0aac9e5fc917)
Any old Thunderbird
Thunderbird History (http://www.albeedigital.com/supercoupe/articles/tbird_history.html)
There's many others (as I like pretty much anything really).
WTF? I even said you didn't have to like it, just use an damn intellignet
reason for it. Or there's no reason to respect what you have to say.
Why is it that you think that closing your mind up tight is a GOOD thing and a valuable goal? If you can't see that disliking somthing that you would otherwise think is good, simply because someone LESE likes it is lame, then your mentally challenged. Why is it a valuable goal to you to hate things for NO reason? Why should ANYONE respect that?
Oh, wait, I forgot YOU can have any opinion YOU want, but no one can call you on your retarded reasonong. Because as you said, it's more important to NOT have a reason for anything you do or think.
i like the full size mid seventies gms.
Why do I have to have a reason for not liking something? Perhaps it just
rubs me the wrong way? You have no right requiring this shit from someone
just because they don’t like something... You really need to get over
your self, dude its a ****ing car forum people are going to dislike things
and like other things, you cant control every thing!
Seriously realize that and you’ll be a much happier person...
Not everything in life has to be a learning experience... shut off the brain and let things go... life is too short for this kind of banter on a daily bases... which is what your making it.
Sure the SUV thread was fun the first time around... but now its just redundant... How long are you going to beat the dead horse before you realize its not getting up?
I’ve met more then my fair share of your type of people in my life, always have to be right, cant accept that others are going to disagree with you for no apparent reason, get over zealous in an argument and start the name calling… you guys are a dime a dozen.
I have no respect for you or your thoughts after the way you’ve come after me and the name-calling… I would not believe a word you said ever if your tongue came notarized… any person who will speak to another person in such a demeaning way deserves no respect from any one… let alone the one he’s trying to convince of his side.
Seriously now its time to give up this battle with me and move on... you aren’t going to win (I refuse to fight any longer) and your just going to start embarrassing your self when you lose self control again.
Exactly. I used to nto like Mustangs when I was 13 yrs old because ssooo many people had them around me. but I grew out of that quickly, seems I was one of the few though.
I got your back (and welcome back, by the way).
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88
that's fine, but that's also not what you said in your other post. you said
"Infact because so many people like it, makes me want to dislike it for
that reason alone."
you are so set in your ways that you dont even realize what he's saying. he is NOT saying that you have to like it. he's saying your reason is illogical, which i agree with.
life is too short to worry about pointing things out when you see a flaw in the way people think? in that same thread of logic, life is too short to worry about what people drive... right?
i'd say about the same amount of time as you spend telling him that you dont want him to try to chang your mind
what about the dime-a-dozen type that get set in their ways and refuse to admit that MAYBE someone they dont know can be right about something, and refuse to open their minds to outside sources of experience? what about the dime-a-dozen that try and end an argument by saying "i refuse to argue anymore, so that mean's i'm a bigger man then you"?
yea... because the fact that he called you names (while i fail to see the justification in doing so) means that all his facts are wrong... way to go using logical reasoning there...
seriously now, it's time to stop refusing to listen to experience that contradicts your own, and your "independent sources". there might be somethin in it... and you're only embarassing yourself by being this much of a brick wall.
The point is I don’t have to have a reason for not liking something,
opinions don’t have to be fact based. I said perhaps it rubs me the
wrong way as an example of a reason that cant have any logical base to
it… because it doesn’t have too… and that needs to stop
being required of us to have an opinion.
Of course you agree with him...what a fing surprise.
No he’s saying I have to give a reason for not liking something, there doesn’t have to be a logical reason for liking anything.
No life is too short to argue till your blue in the face. Which is why I’d like to stop… I have other things in life to worry about other then if you believe me.
Whatever happened to live and let live?
I am willing to hear from other out side sources... but I don’t know him from Adam, and I don’t trust any one I meet on the net... when some one I know I real life offers me the same evidence I may give it a 2nd and closer look, but just because I’m willing to look doesn’t mean ill change my mind, and open mind is one simply willing to look at the other side.
Id say we are more like a quarter a dozen...
Name-calling is the lowest form of arguing and by resorting to it he’s demonstrated the futility of his argument. If he feels all he has left are insults to relay on how trustworthy can is "facts" really be? Plus he gives me no reason to want to learn when he starts the name-calling.
And its time for you to do the same. All I’ve seen you do is defend chrsv at every turn... never once did you even began to sway in your argument which says to me your being as big a brick wall as him or I.
The basic fact that SUVs are taller and heaver make them more dangerous, no matter if empirical data that sports cars roll more then SUVs (which I fail to see how as they are lower to the ground, have stiffer suspension and less body roll, except in extreme situations, SUVs are known to roll in basic defensive driving maneuvers). This is basic knowledge, they are heaver and taller which is why so many people buy them... So if I’m the close minded one why have you failed to recognize the inherent danger of something tall and heavy hitting something small and light? Seems to me an open mind would be willing to accept that.
I like Mercury Cyclone or The Amc Javelin with the 401
The javelin is hands down the sexiest classic car
As much as I like a lot of the pre-1973 Muscle & Classic Cars (Charger,
Mustang, Camaro, Chevelle, El Camino, Cuda, Challenger, Impala, Bel Air,
GTO, Galaxie, Falcon, Cougar, Caprice, etc) I'm afraid I have to go with
the 73-77 Monte Carlo. Why? Is it because I own a 76 MC? Possibly, but more
to the point, I like being unique. How often is it that when you go to a
car show that you see any of the 1973-1977 GM A-bodies (Grand Prix, Grand
Am, Can Am, Le Mans, GTO, Century, Regal, El Camino,
Chevelle/Malibu/Laguna, Monte Carlo, Cutlass)? The answer 9 times out of 10
is slim to none. There are tons of mainstream pre-1973 muscle & classic
cars at these shows and as cool as they are, being unique is even better.
So my answer will remain the 73-77 Monte Carlo. But, here are some of my
1973 Hurst Olds
1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
1973 Buick Gran Sport Stage 1
1976 Pontiac Le Mans
1977 Oldmobile 442
1977 Pontiac Cam Am
did anyone else notice that the badges on the side of this car say "boss
428" not 429. just thought id point that out.
my fav would be a 1970 monte carlo ss or a 1970 chevelle ss 454
these are cool too
sorry if its concidered advertizing :mrgreen:
vwhobo will like these
Isn't it supposed to??
What I noticed is the license plate, "BOS HEMI". Would that be in reference to a Hemi engine?? Kinda wierd..
I'm not sure about the Hemi part, but there was the 428 Cobra Jet and 428 Mach 1.
but he said he liked the 429 mustang and posted a picture of a boss 428 mustang.
Oh, well in that case I have no idea, sorry about that.
How about a Peel Trident or P50?
It's a Boss 429, no such thing as a Boss 428. The Boss 429 V8 was the engine the Mustang used at the time to run in Nascar. As for the pic, I posted the first big pic of a "69 Boss 429", as that's what I typed in google to get an image fast, I didn't feel a need to analyse every inch of it. I guess thats either a rebadged Mach 1 or the picture's just fuzzy.
Whoops, I thought he said 429, not 428 :doh:....
Now that you mrntion it though, that is kinda wierd. Somethin tells me that Mustang isn't quite right.
I would consider the No1 classic car to be a Beetle or Mini.
The picture is just fuzzy.
With Muscle considered, I'd have to go with an AMC Javelin, or AMX. Late
'60s of course.
Muscle aside, 1975 AMC Gremlin. Will drop panties faster than a bottle of tequila.
The 1969 Boss 429 with the first S-code engine has to be my fav. also. I
love the side scoops and the shark like front end that the 70 never had. I
had to settle for the next best thing a 69 Mach 1. But i can still
1969 Yenko Nova 427 V8.Makes me twitch thinkin about it.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder
1969 GTO convertible. My karate teacher had one of these in blue and hardtop.http://www.moviepicturecars.com/movie_cars/Muscle_cars/1969%20GTO%2 0Conv.jpg
http://www.carstyling.ru/car.asp?id=2084 Yea enough said. (assuming
prototypes count) if not then:
1971 hemi 'cuda.
I have a few favs
http://www.manciniracing.com/photo_gallery/pictures/71_340_demon_front.jpg< br /> 71 demon
69 boss 302
my fave is the 69 firebird:hi: :hi: :hi: :hi: :hi:
Who makes that Demon?
As for my favorites:
'73 Ford Mustang Fastback (my pops has one of these)
'68 Pontiac GTO
'68 Dodge Charger
1970 Chevy Nova SS:clap:
Well in terms of classic MUSCLE car, I would have to say mine would be
either the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 or the 1970-72 Pontiac Trans AM.
Now if its a real CLASSIC car...not a muscle car, then without a doubt it would be the 1957 Plymouth Fury AKA "Christine". :mrgreen:
Dodge. They only made them in '71 and '72 if im correct.
mine would have to be the 1970 chevelle ss convertible, ls6.
the movie christine was actually a '58 belvedere...
is the Dodge Dart. I love all of the mopars. My first favorite car was
the 71 cuda. But over the years I have become a Dart lover. My favorite
Dart is the one that I own, the 67. I really like the look of the body on
the 67/68. I also really like the 71 swinger, had one of those with a 318
and stupidly sold it. Smaller but looks good.
Just saw a car magazine with an article about the prototype new dodge challenger for 2007. It looks amazingly like the 70 challenger. I am glad they are making new cars with the body shapes of the old classics. very cool. of course it has a 425hp hemi in it. And of course, in the end, I would still rather have an old one rather than a new one but I wouldn't kick it out of my bed so to speak. lol.
My favorite thing about mopars are the front ends. nobody designed the front end they way mopar did/does. I know you guys are into rearends but we girls like front ends. LOL.
Here is a pic of my dart. Ignore the dent from the Asplundh truck that backed into it.
Also, I'm attaching a photo of my italian grandmother standing in front of some really neat looking car. Anyone know what it is?
and not just as links?
stupid question I know.
Make a photobucket account, and upload them onto there.
looks like a '49-'52 hudson to me...:2cents:
mine...Black 1967 Shelby GT 500
Popularized by Gone in 60 Seconds....
Gotta love thosed cars though! :drool:
I saw a late 60's early 70's?.......Mach1 today, a rare sight in UK roads :drool:
Datsun 2000 Roadster or maybe Cobra 427 Roadster
The 1968 Hurst/Olds...:thumbs:
This strory is from Hurstolds.com .
In 1968, GM had a corporate edict that forbade the installation of any engine larger than 400 cubic inches in an intermediate body. Thus, the 442 had a 400, the Chevelle a 396 and the GTO a 389. Shifter mogul George Hurst had a '68 442 that he had swapped an Olds 455 into, and found the swap to be not only successful, but relatively simple. Not only was there an increase in power, but the 455 actually weighed less then the 400 it replaced, so the 442's legendary handling remained intact. George's right-hand man, Jack "Doc" Watson, took the idea of the engine swap a few steps further, adding special paint, a Hurst shifter, engine modifications, and a walnut dash applique, and the Hurst/Olds was born.
The first Hurst/Olds was almost a sleeper. Sedate looking in its silver and black paint scheme, it was far from sedate acting with 390 horsepower nestling under the hood. Based on the already potent 442, the H/O featured a special Toronado-only paint color, Peruvian silver, accented with black stripes and a black trunk. The 442's 400 was replaced with a hot-rodded 455 from the Toronado, which featured big-valve heads, lumpy cam, specially modified carb and distributor, and the W30's ram air induction system, with twin scoops under the front bumper. Air conditioned cars lost 10 horsepower, but still, the "gentleman's hot rod" was able to show its taillights to most competitors. A unique feature found on the '68 was the red plastic inner fender liners, which were slipped into the package by Olds boss John Beltz. On the inside, the '68 featured a walnut inlay on the dash panel and a short plastic console that housed the Hurst Dual Gate shifter. Production started on the cars late in the model year, and was handled by Demmer Engineering in Lansing, MI. Demmer had only about 30 days to convert the planned run of 500 cars. Olds had thousands of orders it couldn't fill, and the production run was finally upped to 515 to accomodate a Lansing area Olds dealer who demanded more cars. The '68 was a success by any standard, and would pave the way for a long relationship between Oldsmobile Division and Hurst Performance.
:drool: :drool: :drool:
Favorite classic American is the '69 Chevelle SS
Non-American, First-generation Porsche 911
If we're talking German, I'm quite a fan of the Porsche 356 A Speedster
if its german cars then its the ferrari dino for me:hi: http://www.italiancar.com.au/images/image13530_b_lg.jpg
Check you link...it clearly says ITALIAN :banghead:
ooooooops:ohcrap: :ohcrap: :banghead: damn i forgot sorry bout that one
1971 plymouth 'cuda
Id love to own and modify one of these...no joke at all
Vw Karmann Ghia
Gotta love those old Stangs.....
My favorite classic is either the Shelby Cobra 427 like the one in my sig,
or a 1937 victoria 1507 convertible.
My favorite classics are:
1: Subaru 360
Messerschmitt KR-175, BMW Isetta, Goggomobils, 1955 Kleinschnittger, BAG Spatz, Solyto, Fiat 500, 1958 Zundapp Janus, Mini Comtesse, 1960 Fiat 600 Multipla, Bond Bug, Reliant Robin, all types of Austin/Cooper Minis, Brütsch Mopetta, Empolini Milano, Citroen 2CV, Autobianchi Bianchina Special Cabriolet, all types of Fuldamobils, 1957 Jurisch Motoplan, 1965 Honda S600, Mazda R-360 Coupe, both Scootacar models and the 1966 Peel Trident- for starters.
BMW 2002 Turbo
Corvairs and Corvans
AMC Pacer, Gremlin
Volkswagen Buses, all years and models
Porsche 356, all models
And many more.
Any one of these:thumbs:
........so, what are those?
i gotta go with the '56 T-Bird. Just Beutifull
'66 mustang convertable
'69 chevelle SS 396 convert.
'59 corvette roadster
my favorite classic car would be the 1963 Mercedes benz 190 because we have one!!
They say you're "a faggot from streetfire", whatever that means. Is that true. How about a pic of your "190" with you in it holding something that says Car Forums. I don't think you've ever seen one up close much less owned one.
i bet money he doesnt come up with what you asked for!!!!
The first two are English Vauxhalls and the third is an Australian Holden FB.
pretty cool looking...:thumbs:
I'd really like a 1972 Torino Wagon. Besides that I'd have to be stereotypical and say 69 Camaro, 70 Chevelle, 70 El Camino.
Mine would have to be the 1970 Buick GSX Stage II 390 hp 510 ft lbs tq. A classy car that will outrun about anything in stock form.:thumbs:
Chuck is a FAG
I'd better hear some moral outrage or else you'll all prove what I've said all along... That you're hypocrites who are only outraged when you don't like someone's viewpoint.
mine is 1973 vega hatchback because i have one :laughing:
1967 Camaro Z28
1967 Corvette L88
mines gotta be the 1969 camaro X77
I have to go with Chevy performance all the way!
1969 Chevelle SS
1969 Camaro SS
1970 Pontiac GTO-- Love the 06'z !!!
much better than dem' RUSTANGS--------------------------------------:laughing:
You do know what the X77 code means, right? It's just a '69 Z/28 without
the Z21 trim option, meaning it has the rallye stripe, but none of
black body sill
rear qtr moldings
wheel open moldings
It has nothing to do with the engine/trans/suspension, or any performance stuff.
my favorite is either the 69 boss or 67 shelby gt500. There was another shelby that I found on ebay that was even cooler though but I cant remember what it was called.
I also love the '65-'66 fastback and '69 mach 1 fastback
This is an old ass thread, but I'll pick the 250 GTO
Both outrageous buicks
64 impala SS convertible - nuff said.
I like the 1967 Pontiac Firebird. I mean that car just represents beauty.
i cant believe i posted in here (i dont remember it and i cant find a post
i made) so it will have to be a 1954 Mercedes 300SL roadster in red!
Why red? Would you not fear the dreaded "red turns to pink" scenario? :laughing:
71-76 chevy wagon
Never seen one of those before...kind of like a Hearse/Muscle car really...:hi:
Favorite classic car of mine was A1 Electric.A1 Electric carries the full line of Electric Life custom fit power window systems for many classic cars, muscle cars and trucks dating back to 1936. http://www.a1electric.com/images/musclecars.jpg
A1 Electric is not a classic car. It's not a car at all. It's a company that makes some parts for classic cars.
Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Hardtop
Under the hood: 426 Hemi engine
A rare "triple black beauty" -- meaning its interior, exterior, and hardtop roof are all in matching black -- this is No. 128 of the 284 Hemi 'Cuda cars with four-speed transmissions from the class of '70. Hey, it's got a Hemi in it. 'Nuff said.
toss up between the '71 hemi challenger (only 17 ever built) and the '68 cougar eliminator (cobra jet is my fave engine ever).