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Old 02-17-2012, 11:12 AM
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And comfortable… we had a late 50's something or rather…big heavy thing that road like a Cadillac…not sure how we come by it…it was a smooth powerful machine with heavy steering…it was black with a large grille with a circle in the middle…
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:14 AM
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I love the old late 60's and early 70's muscle cars. if I ever come into large amounts of money it won't be modern day supercars I would buy. It would be muscle cars. Like this monster

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:25 AM
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I like US car design from the 30s up to about the late 70s and then it sorta pancaked until about ten years ago. The 80s is mostly best forgotten. Too angular. UK cars of comparable era's just never generally looked as nice.

Though it's not as impactful and instantly desirable as it was then though.

Something about the muscle cars just makes you wanna blast past a Prius in one. It's a fleeting primal thing, coz I don't even dislike the Prius. It's just like one of things that you wanna do when you hear a big engine start up.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:30 AM
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The sound of those big block V8's is one of the best things about them! They certainly are not practical cars in any way. They're all about the noise!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:34 AM
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I think it's the dream.

One of those big long open roads that stretch off forever into the distance..............bit like Meat Loaf crossed with Two Lane Blacktop..............a big engine and a car to power along it in.................

Just forget about the fact you'll drive about twenty miles before you need gas and you never see a station on these roads!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:38 AM
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Yes, in a green world they are like the antithesis of the Prius. Those things are so bad on gas it would take 10 car owners buying hybrids to offset one Chevelle
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:42 AM
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I guess that's also just a reminder of a different time, when average mileage didn't even matter!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:46 AM
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It was the OPEC crisis of the seventies as well as enviornmental concerns that killed off the muscle car in the 70's. That's when you started getting watered down versions like the Mustang II. I mean, these were just sad

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:47 AM
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I like that colour though. That's similar to the colour my first car was. I think I wanna go back to that sort of colour with my next one. The last three have been Black, Silver and now Grey.
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I'm a big fan of black cars myself. Always loved black cars.
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