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12-09-2011 01:32 AM
techron
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Originally Posted by timothale
A good friend was the director of Ford racing. There weren't enough cars in the motor pool so he picked me up and we had dinner at his house, It was late so he gave me the keys to his Pantera. I only got to ride in his cobra. He won the 2009 Optima street challenge with his cobra, and came in third last year with his 2005 Ford GT.
i have a pantera GT5S. the early panteras had major flaws (the engines were strong, but the suspension was weak as were the early bodys)

my pantera was built in 1974 but was titled as a 73 when ford pulled the plug on the pantera at the dealers (think lincoln murcury)

out here in cal any 73 car needs no smog.

and is a blast to drive
12-08-2011 08:34 PM
Siggy_Freud 06 Supercharged Saleen Mustang though not sure if that counts.
12-08-2011 07:51 PM
rsfyj
1964 Ford 427

1964 Ford thunderbolt 427 awesome
12-08-2011 07:19 PM
timothale
Pantera

A good friend was the director of Ford racing. There weren't enough cars in the motor pool so he picked me up and we had dinner at his house, It was late so he gave me the keys to his Pantera. I only got to ride in his cobra. He won the 2009 Optima street challenge with his cobra, and came in third last year with his 2005 Ford GT.
12-08-2011 02:25 PM
CADI70 The old fox body mustangs w/5.0 do pretty good.
12-08-2011 01:09 PM
TucsonJay I don't know if I posted on this thread yet.

I built a lot of Chevy street cars... 2 Novas, a Camaro, '55 and '57 Chevies, and a whole fleet of Corvettes... but the one that impressed me most in stock form was my '62 Biscayne, 2X4 409 with a 409 horsepower rating.

Never had times on any of them, but this one would spin slicks to a hundred MPH! ...and ate all of the muscle cars I raced.
12-08-2011 12:59 PM
johnnyg The fastest car I have driven was a 86 vette w/ 4+3 trans. The fastest car I owned was a LTD w/ 351 Cleveland. The quickest car I owned was a 75 mustang w/ 302.
12-08-2011 09:35 AM
ol'rodder I've driven many faster modified vehicles but the most impressive "factory" car was this one. In my last year of high school my buddy showed up at my door driving his VW Bug and said that he had arranged a "test drive" of a new car at the local Chrysler dealership where the father of a friend of his was the sales manager. When we got there I found out that the car we were going to test was a 1969 Road Runner 440 6 Pack 4 speed with all the performance options and not much else. We drove it responsibly until we reached a country road. That thing was brutal! We ran out of revs before the tires ever hooked up in first gear, shifted to second and just kept smokin' them, 3rd gear and the tires were still spinning. Finally near the top of 3rd gear the tires finally caught up with the car, red-lined the tack again hit 4th kept into it for a few seconds and rolled out of the throttle. Don't know how fast we were going, the speedo was buried, it only went to 120mph. One turn apiece at this nonsense and we took it back to the dealership before we broke something or wore out the tires. Funny thing was a few years later another friend of mine in a different city bought almost the same car, only a '68 with the factory lift-off fiberglass hood, he traded his '64 Vette in on it because the Mopar was faster.
06-08-2011 11:45 PM
PRO 48 fleetline Buddys Viper
Sex on wheels gobs of torque everywhere took three days to get the smile off my face!
06-08-2011 12:07 AM
BEARDED WOLF
My Fastest Indian

UNQUESTIONABLY, my 1962 Pontiac 421 SD, four speed car. Any takers...lol.
Also the fastest 0-60 ever tested by Hot Rod magazine was the 1963 SD.
03-19-2011 01:21 PM
deckofficer Before I retired and sold the business, I used to transport classic, sports, muscle, and some race cars. That said, I'd guess the fastest would have been a V8 Radical track car. The most over rated car would be any Ferrari, no off idle power, only moves good when you scream the engine. Ford GTs with the positive displacement blower are my favorite, Porsche 911 type turbos are fastest off the line to 30 mph. A good and affordable but nose heavy street cruiser would be the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 current edition. I have driven close to 5000 of these type of cars, so I'm a bit jaded, but I can tell you the best bang for the buck is a 10 year old Z06 Corvette. You are able to find plenty with less than 40,000 miles, you will spend less than $15,000.00, have a great car the corners very well, and when on the highway cruising at 70 mph, will return over 30 mpg.
03-19-2011 12:07 PM
35terraplane
what is the fastest factory car you have driven

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Originally Posted by matt167
It's 55 MPH.. When I have my truck on the highway, I do 75 MPH and that's only to just keep up with traffic
Thanks matt, that's one thing I refused to do is learn metric, we would change every thing over on the prints in the machine shop. I guess it's a press 1 for English and 2 for whatever thing. I just don't buy it.

55 MPH, most of our back roads, have a faster limit than that.

Bob
03-19-2011 05:04 AM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by 35terraplane
Is that a V-6 or a GT either way I know it will go faster than 90 KPH whatever that is. I have gone 50 MPH on my bike down hill. LOL

Welcome to the site, we will pull your leg some if you give us the chance.
Allen's wife does drive fast, beats him in his T-Bucket all the time.

Bob
Yeah, Bob. And that is with her 4 cyl Pontiac Vibe . LOL
03-18-2011 10:22 PM
matt167 It's 55 MPH.. When I have my truck on the highway, I do 75 MPH and that's only to just keep up with traffic
03-17-2011 10:55 AM
35terraplane
What's Rge Fastest Factory Car You Have Driven

Quote:
Originally Posted by emazingli
Fastest car I've ever ran was my 2003 Mustang. I ran 90kph and that was my limit in driving.
Is that a V-6 or a GT either way I know it will go faster than 90 KPH whatever that is. I have gone 50 MPH on my bike down hill. LOL

Welcome to the site, we will pull your leg some if you give us the chance.
Allen's wife does drive fast, beats him in his T-Bucket all the time.

Bob
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