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Following @Fargoguy's post on bucket list cars how's about one car that might not normally be on either your realistic or dreamcar list?  Then for some reason you say "yeah that is interesting."

 

Here is a car that despite being a GM guy in my youth (Chevy specifically) & not really a musclecar guy now I think would be very cool to own.  

 

This actual car is available in Danbury CT for I think $20k.  Long term owner and looks untouched but pretty crusty under the hood.  Maybe a bit too much for me as I know about CT cars...

 

But, a B5 Blue 68,or 69 Roadrunner 383 4 speed with the obligatory Cragars appeals to me. 

 

A coworker with my dad had one.  Chrome slotted wheels but every other box checked.  I did want it but nothing ever came of that.  There were few Mopar guys growing up.  Locally, GM was king, then Ford.  So I am not really knowledgeable on them it's really style and attitude here. 

 

I know a Hemi would be better but likely add 30 - 50% but that would be my dark horse pick.  

 

what's your's?

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Related to your Road Runner choice.

This is my 65 Chrysler 300. it has like 36000 miles on it.

It's a 383 4 speed car. Rare and desirable? I don't really know.

But I see comps on eBay anywhere from 50K to 150K. And almost never 4 speeds.

I would be in dreamland if someone offered up some of these numbers.

I am seriously thinking about selling it.

 

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Steve, ask me every day, and get a different answer from me each time, but I could really dig a bone stock mustang fastback.....not a shelby, just a stock tires, rims, everything fastback mustang 65/66.  I have touched a lot of different classic car ownership experiences in my life, but have never had a Ford Model A, Ford Model T, or a mustang ............  Not by design, it just has never happened.  This could get me excited as a dark horse car.

 

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6 minutes ago, John Bloom said:

Steve, ask me every day, and get a different answer from me each time, but I could really dig a bone stock mustang fastback.....not a shelby, just a stock tires, rims, everything fastback mustang 65/66.  I have touched a lot of different classic car ownership experiences in my life, but have never had a Ford Model A, Ford Model T, or a mustang ............  Not by design, it just has never happened.  This could get me excited as a dark horse car.

 

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Love it John but, it's on my regular list and would likely trump a Roadrunner.  Today, anyway. 😉😁

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4 hours ago, John Bloom said:

Steve, ask me every day, and get a different answer from me each time, but I could really dig a bone stock mustang fastback.....not a shelby, just a stock tires, rims, everything fastback mustang 65/66.  I have touched a lot of different classic car ownership experiences in my life, but have never had a Ford Model A, Ford Model T, or a mustang ............  Not by design, it just has never happened.  This could get me excited as a dark horse car.

 

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When I was in High School I had a 1966 Mustang 2 + 2 . I afforded it quite easily on my weekend job earnings. { 12 paid  hours / week at minimum wage } Insurance and gas came out of the same pay cheque, but I was 17 so living at home for nothing. These days the same car is way , way out of reach. How times have changed. Mine wasn't 100% stock. Aftermarket wheels and headers. It was the 1970's after all.

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Early 70’s and a senior in high school mine was a 66 Mustang GT Fastback.  289 with a few tweaks and pony interior.  My best friend had a 68 390 GT Fastback same color green as mine   If we only knew then what they’d be worth today.  All good times. 

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I'm not a 'Ford guy' (though I did own a '67 Lincoln for a couple of years 45 years ago) however, I have had an on and off recurring sporadic infatuation with 'Bullet Birds' since my pre-teen years.  I'll probably never actually own one, but it's fun to daydream...  ;)

 

Bye-Bye, Thunderbird - Retrospect

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Here's one that you wouldn't expect but back in the mid 80's if I could have afforded it I would have owned one and would still take one today.  Dodge Omni GLHS

 

1986 Dodge Omni GLHS owned by Carroll Shelby for sale - Autoblog

 

At the time there was these, the VW GTi or the Escort GT in the Hot EconoBox world - a 3 series BMW was only a pipe dream

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I worked with a guy who got a brand new Daytona Turbo Z when they first came out (his mother worked at the Dodge dealer).  That frickin' thing was surprisingly quick!

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9 hours ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Following @Fargoguy's post on bucket list cars how's about one car that might not normally be on either your realistic or dreamcar list?  Then for some reason you say "yeah that is interesting."

 

Here is a car that despite being a GM guy in my youth (Chevy specifically) & not really a musclecar guy now I think would be very cool to own.  

 

This actual car is available in Danbury CT for I think $20k.  Long term owner and looks untouched but pretty crusty under the hood.  Maybe a bit too much for me as I know about CT cars...

 

But, a B5 Blue 68,or 69 Roadrunner 383 4 speed with the obligatory Cragars appeals to me. 

 

A coworker with my dad had one.  Chrome slotted wheels but every other box checked.  I did want it but nothing ever came of that.  There were few Mopar guys growing up.  Locally, GM was king, then Ford.  So I am not really knowledgeable on them it's really style and attitude here. 

 

I know a Hemi would be better but likely add 30 - 50% but that would be my dark horse pick.  

 

what's your's?

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"Low buck, high performance" is what they advertised and they were correct! I would give quite a bit to get my old '68 Road Runner back. It was a FUN ride! 383 four barrel, four speed, bench seat screamer.

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  Probably a station wagon from the 50's or 60's. I used to hate them, but they are so seldom seen these days I would love to own one. Think '59 Impala or '57 Ford or tri-five Nomad. How about a '57 Chrysler with a 392 hemi?

1957 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Wagon for sale Daniel Schmitt & Co.  Classic Car Gallery St. Louis

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