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Jan 23, 2007 (9:54 pm)
Ah...the extremely fast Wedge that appeared 15 years before the '84 Toyota Supra. The '69 AMX was a limited-edition 2-seater derivative of the Javelin. It came with a 389 V8 Ford mill, alloy wheels, a quad carb and a Hurst 4 on the floor. Leather seats and a little plaque on the dash with the serial number (1 to 10,000). It came in only two colors...Boss Orange and some kind of wild phosphorescent green. Got mine in 1973 for $1500. Sold it to a friend for a pittance in 1977. Gas mileage was pathetic, but oh what I would give to have that car today!
Jan 23, 2007 (10:09 pm)
Black one (the best color, IMO, brought the different parts together, like black did on the early '80s Supras). Had it 12 years, mostly in Anchorage, never let me down, fun to drive every day, 25 mpg no matter what.
#24 of 61 Re: I Wish I Had Never Gotten Rid Of My... [bumpy]
Jan 23, 2007 (10:10 pm)
Actually it had the button deal.
I never got to excited about the shifter sticking up. I looked at it as a foot obstacle for a 3rd person who sat in the middle and thus prefered the button.
P.S. andre, trust me you don't want to take on this trucks bad luck pal. Hopefully it will be better off now since I've replaced so many parts. My wife said my buddy is about done with it. One of the dash pieces was damaged and thus needed replacing.
Jan 24, 2007 (9:52 am)
I miss my '94 Ford SHO
Red on Black - Automatic
I've had nicer cars since, but I constantly think back to just how much fun that car was to drive.
I'd probably still have it in the garage today if it wasn't quickly becoming the money pit it was.
Got to the point where it passed everything but the mechanic's garage.
#27 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [scottm123]
by kyfdx HOST
Jan 24, 2007 (1:06 pm)
Nice car.. But, you can use the name Taurus... It's okay..
#28 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [kyfdx]
Jan 24, 2007 (2:36 pm)
Walt, you just made my day with that one!
#29 of 61 Three come to mine I miss most
Jan 24, 2007 (2:52 pm)
1. My 1975 White on White on White with red dash, carpet, and some other trim Caprice Classic Convertible. Every option available--sitting on the showroom floor. Impulse buy on the spot! Fond memories of driving the car; had the A/C go out one month after warranty up! A few other nit picky issues, so I traded it with 22K miles for...
2. My 1977 Olds Cutlass Salon 2-door, white with burgundy landau vinyl and cloth buckets. That car was just super. No issue other than the digital dash clock never worked, so I stupidly traded it with 12K miles for...
3. My 1978 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ, burgundy with burgundy landau vinyl and gold velour buckets. Beautiful car, and really got stupid when I sold it and bought an '81 Datsun 200SX.
Gosh was I a dumb youngin'.
Of the three, the most valuable is probably the Caprice, but the best driver by far was the '77 Olds Cutlass. I like what I'm driving now, but I guess I miss my youth as much as the cars???
#30 of 61 92' Nissan 240sx 5 speed...
Jan 27, 2007 (1:12 am)
I got this car back in 99' way before the whole drift scene blew up here in the U.S. Back then these cars were dirt cheap and a dime a dozen. Mine was silver metallic blue, SE, with the pop up sunroof, with only 80K miles, bone stock. It wasn't the quickest car at the time, say compared to a Integra GSR which were so popular back then, but that thing handled pretty darn good, definately better than those Civics and Integras stock for stock. I think I paid $4,500 for it and the thing was practically mint. These days, I see some 89' sohc engines with a bunch of ebay hack mods go for that price.
Jan 27, 2007 (11:27 am)
My first car was a 69 Mach1 with a 351 windsor that would beat most other cars. It was dark green with a flat black hood, scoop, and hood clips.
After I bought it I found oil was leaking out the back of the trans and we had to replace the yoke. Evidently the guy abused/raced the car alot. It I had went for a longer test drive I would have noticed it but he always wanted to do just short test drives. I learned to late why.
It had a 4-speed with a hurst shifter and posi-traction rear end that he said he put in.
He must have done a lot to the engine too but he never told me what he did, but it really did beat everything. Even a camaro with a Keith Black engine in it.
It also handled great and was just fun to drive. Decent hoghway mileage in the high 20's.
As I was young I was starting to get too many tickets.
Then I noticed my carburetor was loose on the manifold for some reason.
I tightened it up but that didn't cure it as a screw fell out and went thru the engine and messed the engine up robbing it of nearly 15& of its horse power.
We tore it apart but couldn't find the damage or the screw.
Probably a more knowledgable person could have repared it.
We got it running and eventually sold it to some guy for about $1800.00.
I still have old friends that fondly remember that car to this day.