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American Muscle Cars

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by qtlaw, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I was a Mustang guy for over 25 yrs, first a 68 coupe , then a ‘88 GT, 89GT conv, 66 conv (fully restored w dad) and finally a 01 GT conv. But sold last one 12 yrs ago.

    Got a hankering for a toy conv w clutch now. Was thinking Stang with V8 for rumble. Just had a new 19 GT rental and boy was that fun. 460 HP. But after a couple of days, it almost felt like too much ( got me thinking. Maybe new V6 or turbo 4 is enough). Anyone have a muscle car and what are your thoughts? (Had a Dodge Challenger w HEMI in Nashville and while huge engine, like a boat compared to Stang)
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  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Isn't Ford getting out of the Mustang business?
  3. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    My first year in college long ago I had a '72 Charger with a 383.

    For the last 19 years, I've had a '98 Cobra convertible.

    I'd rather have an extended cab Toyota Tacoma 4x4, which I had until a drunk fuckstick ran into it and totaled it one night seven or eight years ago. I loved that truck.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I drove a Dodge Challenger Hellcat not long ago. It thrilled me and scared the shit out of me at the same time.
  5. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    The Ecoboost Mustang has 300-some hp and a sweet exhaust note, and you can hit 30 mpg if you keep your foot out of it. Highly recommend.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I have a 2017 Honda Odyssey and a 2012 Honda Civic.
    But my company car is a 2018 Toyota Prius that is super bad-@ss.
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  7. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I thought it was the opposite, that Ford was going to stop making every sedan or coupe except the Mustang.
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  8. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

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  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    The Mustang is the most accessible sports car for the buying public. From the six-cylinder version to the GT500, there's room for every price point. You can't really say that about Mopar and GM.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I've always been a Mustang guy (owned an '89 notch back, '94 convertible and a 2005 fastback), but the Challenger Hellcat widebody is ridiculously cool and the new mid-engine Corvette is going to be the most affordable supercar the world has ever seen ("affordable" relative to other supercars, that is).

    I love American muscle cars. I kind of want to get my hands on a salvage project and learn how to rebuild one. Of course, I don't have a garage, I'm not much of a mechanic and I don't know how to body work. But, other than that, I'm ready to go!
  11. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    A friend in high school does car and truck restoration for a living. In HS he drive a ‘67 Mustang convertible his junior year and a ‘65 GTO convertible his senior year. I puked out of the GTO’s back seat one night. His dad looked at it the next day and said, “Looks like somebody had a good time last night.”
  12. lakefront

    lakefront Well-Known Member

    This thread is useless without pics!
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