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#50 of 1262 Re: a slightly harder one? [nippononly]
Nov 10, 2009 (7:38 pm)
Not sure what year they got fuel injected though.
#51 of 1262 Re: a slightly harder one? [british_rover]
Nov 10, 2009 (9:13 pm)
Nope. Gosh, were there 30+ years of Devilles? Yikes.
#52 of 1262 Re: a slightly harder one? [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (5:58 am)
More than 30 years, something like 50!
I keep thinking Nissan/Datsun 810 Maxima for your answer, early 80s before the shift to FWD in '85, but they still make Maximas.
#53 of 1262 Re: a slightly harder one? [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (6:05 am)
My first guess would be a Chevy Impala? Originally sold from 1958-85, revived in FWD form for 2000. The truck engine was the 348, later enlarged to 409. I think the Impala's most popular year was 1965? I have a feeling I'm off base though, as I don't remember the 348/409 ever being fuel injected.
As for the Deville? Believe it or not, that name's been around close to 60 years! It first came out in 1949, as the name for Cadillac's first pillarless hardtop coupe. For 1950, all Cadillac coupes went hardtop, and the Coupe DeVille became a higher trim level. For 1956, they added a Sedan Deville hardtop sedan, and for 1959, DeVille became a whole model line. I forget now when they phased the DeVille name out, but by 2007 it was called DTS.
#54 of 1262 Re: I Get No Respect [bhill2]
Nov 11, 2009 (6:20 am)
Looks like I goofed up on the Rebel's engine, though. In 1957, it was a 327 with 255 hp, lifted out of the big Nash/Hudsons, which were in their final year. Rare car too...only 1500 built.
Nov 11, 2009 (6:47 am)
Not the Impala, and not the 810/Maxima, although if you're thinking 810, you're around the right time period.....
#56 of 1262 Re: Nope [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (7:00 am)
Okay then, I'm gonna guess a 1982 Celica?
Okay, as soon as I typed that, something else popped into my mind...what about the 1984 Corolla SR-5 coupe? The Corolla went FWD for the most part in 1984, but the coupe stayed RWD, through 1987 I think. I don't know much about Toyota's engines, but maybe they pulled the SR-5's out of their pickup truck line?
#57 of 1262 Re: This one may be easy. [nippononly]
Nov 11, 2009 (7:21 am)
It'll most likely give this one away but by "racing roots" I wasn't clear on what sort of racing
#58 of 1262 Re: This one may be easy. [anythngbutgm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 11, 2009 (7:25 am)
NOW you got me thinkin' what football team uses blue and gold?
#59 of 1262 Re: Nope [andre1969]
Nov 11, 2009 (7:54 am)
I dunno, could be right, but then again, didn't the Corolla coupe stay RWD until the end? And of course the sedan still lives.