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35 muscle cars to bring back and 10 that shouldn't


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I somewhat disagree with the '74 GTO on the 10 that shouldn't list. It had the best power to weight ratio of any of the '64 to 74 GTOs. Yes, it was an X-body and not an A-body car. It looked more Nova than GTO. Remember that the insurance companies, unleaded gas, net vs gross horsepower ratings all signaled the death knell for all muscle cars, not just for the GTO. It didn't help that Pontiac had introduced the Grand Am on the A-body platform the year before to compete directly against the '73 GTO either. So GTO sales were plummeting anyway.

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I think the only real reason that the 80s Grand Prix made the list is because you could only get a V6 or the 305 gutless wonder V8 in it. It had beautiful yet conservative styling unlike the sport styling of the Monte Carlo or Grand National. Now drop a crate 350/383 in one of them, now you are talking. Also you will notice that the Aerocoupe Grand Prix 2+2s were not expressly called out either even though only a 305 was available in them.

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3 hours ago, Frosty said:

I think the only real reason that the 80s Grand Prix made the list is because you could only get a V6 or the 305 gutless wonder V8 in it. It had beautiful yet conservative styling unlike the sport styling of the Monte Carlo or Grand National. Now drop a crate 350/383 in one of them, now you are talking. Also you will notice that the Aerocoupe Grand Prix 2+2s were not expressly called out either even though only a 305 was available in them.

Yea, but they had the cool/distinctive  back window.   There was a black N gray 2 tone package on the early 80's Prix that was heart melting.  Paid cash for the Sunbird or almost went into a loan for the Prix. 

12 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

JustA, i got a little bit of time to go through the cars and then it hit a wall, and it was all about a e type jag,,, page after page !! :(

 but here are my thoughts up to those pages .... dont laff !

sandman yes !:drool:

37 cord, hell no

67 mazda cosmos not !

super bird you bet 👍

64 catalina, well do i need to say hell yeah!!!:dancingpontiac:

the 78 ta, wow momma !

any pre xa falcon, you bet you sweet arse is certainly worth bring back :rofl:

toyota 2000gt, yeah nah

59 Caddy ! durrr always on my list, and in my shed !

skyline, nah

the Chev firenza!! its a torana ! hell yeah

rx 7 yeah nah 

the slr5000, you bet you sweet arse again on that one, i rebuilt one of these and they are a cool car 👍

super bee, you bet, my mate has one justA like this one and he really hammers it, true muscle car.

capri, hell yeah, as long as its the v6 model, real screamer !!!

then i got to the e type jag and all the pages after that where about it.... pita

There are sooo many ads in that mess, you think your clicking on the next page and your off in left field somewhere.  But dang you must have been writing as you were reading to keep track.  :bowdown:

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2 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

There are sooo many ads in that mess, you think your clicking on the next page and your off in left field somewhere.  

That's why it's called Click-Bait - for a reason.

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One last one for the typical CHEVY overkill.

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Stay or go?  Not me U ride it.

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OHHH great, now Ford wants to play.

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39. The highest revving engine inside of a production car is in the 2008 Ariel Atom 500. It reached 10,500 RPM.

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MY blowers bigger than yours...

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REALLY     Cmon....

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Thankz for the peek Jay!

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On 4/12/2021 at 8:34 PM, JUSTA6 said:

One last one for the typical CHEVY overkill.

 

 

Overkill is underrated.

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At one point this 1969 Lamborghini Espada was his only car. It now has somewhere north of 100k miles on it.

 

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1994 McLaren F1....What is your 1994 vehicle worth if you had to guess? Well, Jay’s McLaren F1 is reportedly worth a cool $12 million. He says while he doesn’t have a favorite car this is the first one he would try to save from imminent disaster if he had too.

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I had a look through that list: lots of errors there. It was a Mazda Cosmo, not Cosmos. Capri Perana was NOT based on a Falcon. Torana SS did NOT have 'welded wheel flares,' and the pic of the Austin Healey 3000 was actually an Austin Sprite. AND some of the file photos were of modified cars. Moan, bitch, grumble...calling the list Muscle Cars was also misleading. Some great cars, but not all were muscle. 

The Yank cars deserve the 'muscle' tag and rightly so. But UK, Euro & Jap stuff is not to be sniffed at - it's just that they aren't muscle. Fast, stylish & capable, sure. To discount the E Type Jag and Datsun 240Z as rubbish is wrong. If it wasn't for constant innovation, we'd all be driving Corollas. I'm tired, thirsty & hungry. Where the f#$%'s dinner, bitch? Oh...it's my turn to cook tonight.

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5 minutes ago, Fitzy said:

I had a look through that list: lots of errors there. It was a Mazda Cosmo, not Cosmos. Capri Perana was NOT based on a Falcon. Torana SS did NOT have 'welded wheel flares,' and the pic of the Austin Healey 3000 was actually an Austin Sprite. AND some of the file photos were of modified cars. Moan, bitch, grumble...calling the list Muscle Cars was also misleading. Some great cars, but not all were muscle. 

The Yank cars deserve the 'muscle' tag and rightly so. But UK, Euro & Jap stuff is not to be sniffed at - it's just that they aren't muscle. Fast, stylish & capable, sure. To discount the E Type Jag and Datsun 240Z as rubbish is wrong. If it wasn't for constant innovation, we'd all be driving Corollas. I'm tired, thirsty & hungry. Where the f#$%'s dinner, bitch? Oh...it's my turn to cook tonight.

bet you didn't say that to the bosses face or you wouldn't be on the inter webby thing,

you would be in the back paddock with the kangaroo's digging your own grave!!:rofl:

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I would only speak to you guys like that. Although insane, I'm not entirely stupid..mind you, some of my past decisions would question that.

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