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I had a 70 1/2 TA that came with a 400 ram air IV and a 4spd. The car handled better than My dirt track car at the time. And I won a lot of races with that car. But that engine I think was the best that Pontiac ever produced. And I did own a 67 goat with a 421SD for comparision. The only real drawback to that car that I remember was the weight of it. If the factory could have shaved some weight off of it maybe 400lbs. or so. It would have been the absolute best that Pontiac ever built and maybe even one of the best GM built. I sold that car for 2,500.00 if I remember right. In My mind the lowest point of My life, But in those days I and many of my friends at the time never realized what those cars might be worth someday. Or that they where history in the making. I think I learned from that and wouldn't make the same mistake today. But as a good friend of mine was fond of saying "Some folks live and learn and others just live" Bill

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back in the 60's, i bought a 64 chevelle ss, 327 four speed. It was realy light weilght. The 327 wasn't a real power house, but with that light car, it was quick. Other than my 77 concours nova i still have, that is the only other car i wish i had back. My girlfrilend at that tilme who later became my wife, had a blue 64 impala ss automatic. If i would of just known, or been a little smarter, would of put them away enstead of selling them so cheep, I'd would of been a happy camper today.
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Back in '78 I bought my father's 1975 Chevy Nova 4 door,350 "sport package custom" when he put the tranny out of it. Damn thing had just over 21000 miles at that time I wasn't able to find an auto for it but took an old Muncie 3 speed out of a wrecked pickup and drove that son of a ***** for 15 years until the body literally rotted off (the front clip let go on highway 401 near Toronto at 140 KPH)
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old car prices

Prices vary depending where you live, muscle cars sell for a fair amount here but a good 4x4 commands a big buck up here.
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if g.m. built that car today. reardrive 4banger with the power they have now... they'd sell everyone they built.. as the pony cars are bloated tanks now..
They did. Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky. 2.0L w/ optional turbo. Very few bought them.
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Impressed there are several more 3rd gen Nova guys. They seem to be the 'diamond in the rough' cars of the 70's. That's not really saying much about that decade is it

I agree with Killer, those 70's Lincolns.....I almost bought a 78 w/ a 460 a few years ago. Love those town cars! New lincolns are just plastic front wheel drive junk.

Local craigslist saw a 1979 AMX factory V8 car for cheap. Would be a fun fast good handling car to make everyone else go WHAT THE $%#@ WAS THAT
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70s cars

my dad purchased a 71torino with a351clevland,car went well,but on the west coast soon rusted away.i got the reamains and used engine trans rear axel and inst in 38ford coupe the power was ausum. rather grim the way the bodey disinigrated,as car had nice lines. excelent doner tho
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The Solstice/Sky is a two seater, thereby greatly limiting it's appeal. It competed with the likes of the Mazda Miata more than anything else. The Miata jumped into an empty market segment that the MGB left vacant. The Solstice/Sky were a bit more upmarket than the simpler Miata too, putting them in a more competitive and limited market.
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They did. Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky. 2.0L w/ optional turbo. Very few bought them.
no they didn't those cars didn't really have a rear seat.. or much cargo room
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the 70's monte carlos were not that bad.
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My 1975, and 76 International Scout was my favorite vehicles. I know their not cars but I think the trucks were awesome! Plus I love my 1970 Pontiac but it's a carry over fron '69....
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Bring on your Miata or Solstice LOL

My wifes DD 3.0L with added turbo. But I am not allowed to drive it ever ever again. Don't ask why. Bill
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the most under appreciated ond over looked Musle Car ever.1970 Buick GSX Stage 3.
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Buick

That was then but not now on the Buick, can you say Rare and pricey.
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I had a Stage 1 but i traded it for a 70 Mach 1 wish i had either one now.
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