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JOHNFAK

Best pre 1989 vehicle to own

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JOHNFAK

HeySince I have the bug with my diesel to do some work and learn about cars (something I didn't before 1 year back) I was thinking about buying an old car to work on. Can I get a list of vehicles you guys consider great 'classics' - especially for working on engines and rebuilding. It will become a project car. Diesel and non-diesel. Only criteria is it has to be built PRIOR to 1989. eg 1988 or lower. This way I can take back to AUS when I eventually go back. Thinking so far of Late 1960's Ford Mustang FastBackLate 1960's Camaro1969 corvette stingray etc Don't know american muscle too much - so whats a good one and why ? Wanna get one that moves with original engine/transmission for under $15k - ideally needs new paint, interior , some engine parts and an overhall of engine (but not rebuild) as I need it to be driveable for 2-3 years :) Other things I am not thinking of ?

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white01

easy...'70 chevelle..ss454.turbo400 tranny.cranberryred w/black stripes..cowl induction hood.:thumbup2::woot:

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JOHNFAK

easy...'70 chevelle..ss454.turbo400 tranny.cranberryred w/black stripes..cowl induction hood.:thumbup2::woot:

thats a nice looking car (just googled) Why this one ?? Some key factors I would need I think would be * Good Car to 'learn' on ..... nothing too over the top - hoping that pre-electronic they all should be ok * Easy enough to get parts if required - if I need something later * Nice to drive etc * HP adjustable/buildable in case I wanted to try ? * Other ???

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Wild and Free

Just attend one of the auctions at the site posted below and pick the one you like.:lmao::lmao2::spend: Maybe you will hit the jackpot before you go to the auction. http://www.barrett-jackson.com/

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JOHNFAK

Nice cars there :P I wanna pickup an old beater that still runs for under $15k ................. like $10k. Then over next 3-5 years build her up :) New paint, new upholstery, clean and overhaul engine, add some performance parts etc. Something that I can learn on as I go and be a nice car to own when I am done.

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dorkweed

How about the Mustang SVO's??? Fast as hell, and a collectors item now.

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guesswho512

How about the Mustang SVO's??? Fast as hell, and a collectors item now.

the 4 cylinder turbo? i thought all those were good for was swapping INTO a Ranger.:lmao2::lmao:

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ISX

My dad sold this for $13k 8 years ago. Don't ask me why he sold it for only that :rolleyes: 1967 GT350 He bought it for $1000 way back then.So go buy it back John!

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98whitelightnin

If you can find a 67 or 68 fastback mustang, that would be my dream car. Next would be a 70 challenger.:thumbup2:

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ISX

If you can find a 67 or 68 fastback mustang, that would be my dream car. Next would be a 70 challenger.:thumbup2:

Probably be able to get a cheap replica or something lol. The thing I hate the most is how new cars don't have the same materials as that shelby or anything from the old days. The seat was more like this snakeskin crap and the floor carpet was extremely durable and weird but insanely awesome. It had 2 gauges on the floor for something, can't remember. The seat belts were behind your head and pulled down over in front of you like some kinda kids carseat, and allll of that was stock. Nowadays you get a car with a hemi in it or something and a glorified 6spd and thats about it. Maybe a hemi logo in the headrest. But I can get the V6 version and do some upgrading and have the same car. The only new car I have ever really wanted was the 2003-4 mach 1 mustang. I have riden in them and the same year cobra that was supercharged and the cobra was fast but it had no real noise to it. It was just a mustang GT with a blower on it. The mach 1 is refined, it has everything to be a bat out of hell and I think it has more than the same year cobra minus the supercharger. I read about people putting a supercharger on them and they could smoke a cobra. The mach 1 also sounds like it has something to prove, it is throaty as hell and has that cam lope sound to it. The cobra has nothing but that supercharger whine that I could beat with a gatorback serpentine belt.

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JOHNFAK

Yeah my uncle bought a 68 or 69 fastback - black and immaculate - I really really like it .......... but some of the other posts here are real nice.Not sure if I will get to do it ($$) ....but we'll see ...... then I can fly ISX back to help me work on it - hahahahah :lmao:

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ISX

Yeah my uncle bought a 68 or 69 fastback - black and immaculate - I really really like it .......... but some of the other posts here are real nice. Not sure if I will get to do it ($$) ....but we'll see ...... then I can fly ISX back to help me work on it - hahahahah :lmao:

So we can have 2 people staring at it? :lmao:

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flagmanruss

It's not mine but I saw a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner (383) in decent unrestored shape. I don't know the asking price. Located in Coventry, RI

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