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#16 of 18 What if you had enough money not to be a wise grasshopper
Mar 16, 2008 (5:26 pm)
What if you wanted to choose on a whim? I mean, I have always thought that, for instance, the mid-'60s Buick Skylarks were pretty cars; not classic or even wonderful cars, but pretty. Even weirder, I kind of like the styling of the 4-door hardtops. If I had money to burn I might like to put a modern drivetrain, modern suspension, modern brakes, etc. into one and drive it around. Going further back, I might even do something like that to a '55 or '56 Ford Fairlane. Any other nut cases out there who have some off-beat car they would like to resto-mod?
#17 of 18 Re: What if you had enough money not to be a wise grasshopper [bhill2]
Mar 16, 2008 (9:57 pm)
If I could afford someone to drive me around, I'd put a Northstar drivetrain into a 1946-
49 Cadillac Series 75.
Nobody makes Limos with this kind of class (or headroom) anymore>
#18 of 18 Re: What if you had enough money not to be a wise grasshopper [bhill2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 17, 2008 (6:00 am)
Jay Leno does that all the time.
Resto-mods are fun, and I've driven quite a few of them. They can drive and handle really well if you know what you are doing. The only problem is that you'd better hold onto it forever because it's going to cost a lot to do right, and you'll never, ever see your money out of one again. You'll only get back .25 cents on your dollar, if you're lucky.