Never was into the Muscle Car thing-----Well, Muscle Cars as most of you know them.
I have always been a bit partial luxury with "Wheaties".
I do really dig my little microtruck 65 Ranchero with the Hi Perf 289 and 4 spd (Factory), but have always liked the bigger cars.
I was 14-16---14 when I bought it----almost 16 when the car was killed by a drunk while parked downtown.
1970 Plymouth Sport Fury GT, was a 440-6 car, and was a total blast.
Only giveaway that car was special was the little white stripe down the side, and the little square black badge on the trunk (that said GT).
Just recently found out that there were only about 75 of these cars built with the 440-6
I was lucky enough to have an unrestricted and nighttime drivers license at 14, because I had a full time job at a newspaper. I actually ran the presses and everything else related to the presses. This was at a morning newspaper so I was working at night. The local authorities and a judge took me thru the process of getting all restrictions off my license.
Gasoline had just moved up to about 0.60, but would be close to $1.00 by the end of 79.
A Hot Rod with many creature comforts
Late nights with Jylene
All was good.
The replacement car was a 73 Plymouth Gran Coupe----not yet 16.
3yo Loaded to the gills Plymouth cost me $2100, and completely spoiled me rotten. Now, if a car does not have tilt or power windows, I pretty much call it a piece of crap
During this spell (74-80) I also acquired a couple of cars that seem to be revered by a lot of people. My "second" cars ended up being
68 Road Runner-----383/4spd
Fun to drive about occasionally, but really piece of crap cars.
By the time I moved to Arizona----I had just bought my brand new 79 C-10, as I had completely wore out that 73 Gran Coupe (or so I thought---had 140k on it, and I bought it with under 20k). But took with me a pair of 67 Chrysler 300s.
One of these cars was a 440TNT/4spd car. Factory disc, Posi, HD Suspension, and teeny tiny taxicab hubcaps. (can you say SLEEPER??)
One of the 300s was eventually wore out and sold (big mistake)
The other one (the sleeper car) was stolen in the fall of 89.
Still have that 79 Chev----and it does still run, but I have not driven it in over 5 years-----well over 400,000miles on that thing.
It brought me to Texas on my last interstate move in 2001.
Of all the cars I have had to enjoy-----that old Green 67 Chrysler is STILL my all time favorite.
and at Kleen 56----"My first car was 66 Ford Mustang GT with a HiPo 289"
I had a 65 High Performance 289/4-spd Mustang----I thought that car was a blast, this was in the early 90s. Bought it just to piss off the ex-wife
And now, my little High Performance 289/4-spd 65 Ranchero---it is all the Mustang was and more. My uncle bought it new and left it to me when he passed. Vividly remember riding in it when I was 5-16yr old