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Old 02-18-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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So, before you became COOL and got into a Vette……

What did you use to drive? What other cars (that you THOUGHT were cool) have you owned/still own?

Me?
5.0 Mustang GT Convert with 3:55’s – Fun Car! Put 160K on it and surprised a few Vettes.
A few other less-notable stangs.
1982 280 ZX – Drove it into the ground.
1983 280 ZX Turbo (my poor-mans vette)
79 W56 Black Trans AM with olds 403 (Bandit Wanna be)
Jeep CJ5, lifted, oversized tire, billy-mobile. I will NEVER own a Jeep as a daily driver again!!
A green Mercury Zepher with a 5.0 engine. Sleeper, but not very cool.
A bunch of boring trucks and SUV’s.
A few motorcycles.
1994 LT1 Polo Green Corvette.


And lastly, a 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350 Clone (still have it). Punched out 289, roller rockers, huge 533 lift cam, aluminum heads, 3:55 gears, headers, etc, etc. I have owned since high School, and it has stranded me several times. But no, it is not for sale.

What cars have you owned/still own that you considered to be cool?
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Old 02-18-2003, 08:22 PM   #2
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1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon
1967 Olds Cutlass 4 door
1966 Pontiac LeMans GTO clone
1984 Camaro Z-28
1970 Camaro
1977 GMC Jimmy - burned more oil then Saddam did in Kuwait
1990 Mustang GT - first and last Ford
1981 Monte Carlo - the car that would never die
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP - supercharged, fun ride
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - Built for off-roading and twisted the unibody after a few years
1980 Jeep CJ-7

currently own:
1976 Jeep CJ-7 I dropped in a L98/700R4 combo this time last year. Fast and fun (if you don't mind the rough ride)
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE - new daily driver

and my bad boy '93 Polo Green Vette
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Old 02-18-2003, 09:12 PM   #3
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Before the vette....

99 WS6 Trans Am - bolt ons

96 Z-28 - S.A.A.

94 Cavalier - Large fart pipe muffler. j/k

My very first ride....79 Olds Cutlass Calais!
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I've had couple cars over the years, never thought any were real cool..
1st car was a 1960 Ford Galaxie 500 292 Fordmatic? 4 door followed by
1963 Rambler 4 door 6cyl, stick
1949 Ford 4 door flathead V8, stick (back in 68, it was cool)
1964 Galaxie 500 2 door auto
1965 Ford Galaxie 500XL? 390 auto
1968 VW Beetle
1971 VW Camper
1973 Dodge "Royal" something 3 seat deluxe window van
1976 Monte Carlo
1978 Toyota Corolla Wagon
1981 Buick Park Ave, loaded but a 6 cyl
1985 Buick Electra T Type
1987 Sedan DeVille
1991 Jimmy 4x4 4 door
1994 Continental
1996 Audi A6 Quattro (probably the best car I have owned)
1998 Merc Villager
1998 Vette Coupe, Sebring Silver (sold 05/03)
2000 Vette Coupe, Black (sold 08/03)

Current

99 GTP Coupe (son's daily driver)
95 3000GT Auto (daughter's ride)
02 ML320 MB (biggest dissapointment, my daily)
03 3 X Black Vert (Corvette 05/03)
04 Porsche Cayenne S (added 9/03)

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Old 02-19-2003, 10:07 AM   #5
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I have had a bunch of cars, hee is a list of a few

81 mustang I6- FIRST Car EVER
84 Camaro SC V6 (had an 81 Omni winter beater then too)
88 GMC S15 Jimmy 2.8 4x4
92 Firebird 305 TBI (had an 84 Omni winter beater then too)

then in Sept of 1993 I bought my vette..
had the same 84 Omni winter beater the first winter I had the vette..
I then went through a bunch of DDs
-88.5 Ford escort
-86 S10 Blazer 4x4
-89 S10 Blazer 4x4
-95 S10 Blazer (4door) 4x4
-86 Suburban 2wd 350
-98 Cavalier

In 1998 I bought a Yamaha TDM850 Motorcycle I kept for a year

Current rides:
2001 Blazer 4x4 (wifes)
1999 GTP my Daily ride
1989 Corvette
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Old 02-20-2003, 01:53 AM   #6
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As far as other performance cars:
1974 Camaro, 350, mild build (first car, thought is was the fastest thing in the world )

1979 Z-28 totally restored, 355 supercharged, TH350 trans

1980 Z-28 mild small block

1992 Mustang LX 5.0 minor bolt ons ran [email protected] in 1995 which was a respectable time them for just a couple of bolt ons and cut a [email protected] with a 100hp shot of juice

1994 Cobra had a 150 shot with a progressive controller otherwise bone stock, ran a [email protected] with a crazy 35mph headwind at US41 (no times with da juice)

1994 Corvette Coupe (bone stock with a 125hp shot) [email protected] on motor and [email protected] on da gas

1996 Grandsport Vette (still have, see sig)

Other rides:
1984 Honda Accord
1984 Camaro 2.8 V6
1986 Ford T-Bird
1991 Beretta GTZ (quad 4 5 speed)
1996 Probe GT 5 speed
1996 GMC Jimmy SLT 2 door 4x4
1997 Acura CL 3.0 Premium
1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9 full exhuast, jetted, sprockets [email protected]
2003 Acura CL Type-S with Navi (still have)
2002 Yamaha R1 (still have
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2002 Electron Blue Z06......LG longtubes, Donaldson Blackwing, Speed Inc dyno tuning, stock goodyear F1's
Best ET: [email protected] (1.81 60') Best MPH 118.82

[SOLD]1996 Corvette Grandsport Coupe #775:
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2006 Acura TL Anthracite/Black with Navigation

2002 Yamaha YZF R-1 Blue/White, Yoshimura Titanium exhuast, Sprint Steering damper
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Re: So, before you became COOL and got into a Vette……

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What did you use to drive? What other cars (that you THOUGHT were cool) have you owned/still own?


1975 442
4,100 lbs.

very fast - ate torque converters for breakfast.
very heavy - took three days to stop.

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1989 L98 Coupe (sold)
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Re: So, before you became COOL and got into a Vette……

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What did you use to drive? What other cars (that you THOUGHT were cool) have you owned/still own?

What cars have you owned/still own that you considered to be cool?
First car - 1962 MG Miget
Then:
1963 Valiant 6 cylinder - 3 on the tree
1966 Formula S Barracuda
1970 Roadrunner
1970 Barracuda
1968 400 Firebird
1967 Valiant 2 door post
1978 Corvette
1964 Corvette

Also had a '35 Chev street rod - sold it before I finished it.

As well as the above there have been a fleet of everyday drivers, vans, pick-up trucks, suburbans, etc.

Current fleet:
90 Jeep Cherokee limited (Wife's ride)
95 Yukon - My everyday driver
1964 Corvette (my baby)

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- 1969 Camaro - 355c.i. 4.11 posi, Turbo 350 trans.
- 1991 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 - Bolt-ons only
- 1993 Mazda Rx7- Modified computer, Intercooler, exhaust.
400hp out of 79c.i. 1.3 liter
- 1995 Lotus S4 - stock. (could not do anything to it)
- 2000 Corvette Coupe - Cartek Stage 2 heads, Cam, 150 shot
of Nitrous.
- 2002 Corvette ZO6 - LPE Supercharger, Headers, exhaust, etc.
483 RWHP 420 RWTQ and a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:41 PM   #10
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1967 Camaro many years ago
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:50 PM   #12
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In order

1979 Vette (still have it)
1986 vette (regret leeting it go)
1986 Ford ecort (broke the wheel off)
1987 Chrysler lebaron (still have)
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1996 Grandsport Vette (still have, see sig)
You still have the GS?!? I thought you sold that thing?
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Old 01-14-2004, 06:01 PM   #14
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Before I was in a vette... I was a mullet wearing grease monkey.

thats right, I had a Camaro

69 vert, 283 2bbl with a 2 speed powerglide on the floor. White on blue with a blue power top.

that thing was a BOAT!
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:24 PM   #15
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96 Impala SS $26,000
83 Datsun 200SX $8,000
76 Mazda RX4 $4,000
68 Camaro $1,200
62 Impala $700
53 Ford $50

I loved them all.

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