|View single post by Primordious|
|Posted: 08-19-2013 08:41 am||
|I'll leave out the pedestrian vehicles.
1978 : 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 383/auto. Was a one owner car (previous owner was 87 when I bought it) amazing straight line performance, turning and stopping ability didn't exist.
1980 : 1970 Ford Torino GT Convertible 351C4v/auto. Great highway cruiser, weighed about the same as a WW2 destroyer.
1981 : 1970 Dodge Challenger RT 383/auto. Same straight line performance as my earlier Roadrunner, but could actually make turns without sliding off the road in the rain.
1982/83 : 1967 Barracuda 273/auto and a 1965 Mustang coupe 289/auto. This was the point where I found out that once you start driving a car that weighs less than 3000 pounds, you can manage to do twisty turns without soiling your undergarments.
1984 : 1973 Datsun 240Z 2.4L/auto. a fun little car but hampered by the automatic transmission. swapped on some later model 300Z 4 lug 15 inch wheels.
1985 : 1985 GMC Cabellero (El Camino) 4.3L V-6 Business in the front, party in the back... I skipped wearing the mullet haircut though.
1999 : 1985.5 Porsche 944 (non-turbo) 5 speed. Amazing handling, surprising performance with the Audi based 4 cylinder. Complete pain to get in at out of in a parking lot.
2011 : 2010 Challenger RT 5.7L mds Hemi/auto. Best handling "big car" I have ever owned, 390 horsepower, gets right at 25mpg on the highway, runs the quarter mile in 12.62@102 dead stock, it's my daily driver.
2013 : 1974 Jensen Healey #14289. My goal with this is to make it a decent looking (the local phrase is a 10 foot car) weekend playtoy. Only non-stock modification I'm considering right now is a tilt telescope steering column to make it easier to get in and out of the car. The JH is sharing garage space with a 64 Thunderbird hardtop, a 66 Mustang coupe, and a pile of older motorcycles sitting in the corner.