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Old 10-17-2007, 09:21 PM
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Foreign would be a customers' car 86 944 turbo 180 on speedo, took it to 130 because he said it was cutting out at 120-125 never could get it to cut out and I backed out after 130.

Domestic was a 69 vette 427, 4spd baddest sob ive ever been in. Speedo was buried at 120 so I don't know and don't ever want to know what we were actually doing. LOL now
fyi-all 69 corvettes had 160 mph speedos

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:16 PM
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Has to be a 1973 Ford Grand Torino Sport, Factory 4 Speed, special ordered by a doctor. With a Nascar 4 speed, 9" rear end with 351 gears. 351 4v, 2 and 1/8 dual exhaust/with crossover. I got clocked by the cops radar 11 times in 12 months at over 180mph. Only the helicopter could keep up with me. Factory Stock.

p.s. I raced for pinks 9 times.
Results: I sold them back real cheap
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That's an easy question!

A 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo Coupe! I bought it new from Japan and brought it here to the USA. I picked it up in Long Beach at the docks and headed for home. I jumped onto the I-15 north toward Las Vegas. I stomped the pedal to the floor and watched the boost gauge climb up to around 11 psi. The speedo was climbing fast past 125 mph, seconds later-140 mph, a bit later-150 mph, then 155 mph, then at the top of the dial- 160 mph and still climbing well into the unmarked territory of the speedometer. I got visions of my wife, my kids, struggling to make it because Daddy balled it up at over 160 mph on the freeway. Ya, I owned that car for 8 years and never did find out exactly how fast it would go.
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A original and new at the time 427 Cobra followed by my then new '63 406 Tri Power Ford Galaxie 500XL with the 'K' cam and kit.
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1969 working at the local Chevy dealership. Tune up guy takes me for a ride in a 427 tri power 4 speed Vette
he has just installed mechanical linkage on the three Holley's. Almost as fast as below.

Randy Blackwell's (not factory but very fast) 55 Chevy 210 gasser in 1964, Golden Triangle dragstrip....what a ride .

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I have been lucky, through the 1970's I had various opportunities to drive what are now rare muscle cars, Who knew back then. ( I regress). I actually test drove a Hemi Superbird at a dealership in Wenatchee, WA. It was very fast. I also have ridden in a 1970 Boss 429 Mustang. I did not drive the Boss, but only rode in it. Although I have always had an affection for Mopars, I honestly say that the Boss 429 pulled harder and was more of a torque monster than the Hemi Bird. I also have owned a 1969 dart 440. This was fairly fast but had major traction problems and would not hook up until late in second or going into 3rd gear, so it wasn't really that fast. .
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When I first moved to my present location, I did some driving for the local Auto Auction place. I worked with a bunch of semi-retirees. Drove probably 75 cars while I worked there. Fastest of the bunch was a Porsche. I was the only one of the group of drivers that was able to crawl into it, and the guy at the dealership told me before I got in that if I wrecked it, he'd drive it right up my arse. Drove like a dream. I never hit more than 70-75 with it, and I don't think I ever got higher than 4th gear. I don't remember for sure, but I believe it was a 926, 944 (I think this is the right model, actually), or 946. I might recognize it if I saw one like it again.

The same day I drove what I figure was a "shoulda sold my arm and my left jewel for" car. '71 El Camino with a built and blown 454, 4 speed, crazy bright yellow paint, and timeless Keystones wrapped in BFG rubber. I'm just going to say that it went well over what I drove the Porsche to. Pulled a lot harder too. Once the tires actually hooked and I could see through the smoke, of course.


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a 1971 Buick 455 stage 2 heads. THis was NOT a GSX but the thing was scary fast, and did not want to stop or turn. Love the old cars.

a 500 dollar car with a 10,000 dollar motor.

fun fun fun.

a twin turbo stealth was a crazy fast car.



and my brothers 30 Ford with a small block chevy, a go cart with a 350 horses
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For me it would be when I rode passenger in a 1997 Dodge Viper GTS with Front Mount Twin Turbos.



Top Speed... 200 MPH!

At that speed, either you're breathing like your about to give birth or your daid!!



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Fasted factory production car a 1969 SS/AMX in 1978 my uncle had one on his AMC/Jeep lot I threw a dealer plate on it and made some coin on Rt22 . Car wasnt really intended for the street even though it had lights and wipers on it. Glove box card had production date ,Dealer ID # and on the bottom said "Super Stock No warranty" I could have had this car for 2200 bucks .But I chose to buy a Rebel Machine that someone traded in .

2nd was a 1970 Challenger R/T 400 six pack auto I was going to buy this car from my neighbor in 1977 drove it on Saturday went to pick up the car on Monday cash in hand he totalled the car Saturday night.

Car was a concvertible Purple with white top and seats

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Old 10-26-2007, 02:49 PM
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In 1973 I tuned up a 1971 Lamborghini Maura. It had a plaque on the glove box that warned, "do not open windows above 180 miles per hour". I chickened out at 160 in a half mile. The speedometer went to 260 mph.
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re: what is the fastest (factory) car you have ever driven?

i would have to say one of my favorite new cars.......the 2007 Shelby GT-500.
me and a couple of my friends took a trip to Arizona to visit my buddy Rich, and he had just bought one in march, and holy hell that thing has some balls.
it really made me want to go home and get one but being in colorado, what am i gonna drive in the winter?

but i am really looking forward to the 2008 Shelby GT-500KR "Super Snake"
600 or available 750 hp engine 0-60 time of under 4 seconds. *tim taylor grunt*
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Its sad that its still (to this day, even though I have a vette ) the fastest car I've DRIVEN, was my 96 Ford Contour SVT. I know that sounds a little gay, but it had a 5-speed, and stock, I could hang with SOME of the big boys...then i blew the motor going 125 on the interstate...fun fun fun. And just for all you corvette guys grinding your teeth right now; my car is a 76(second slowest year(a whoppin' 190 hp in a 3500lbs car; OH YEAH)) And I bought it completely stock a year ago. Its getting there... maybe I'm up to 195 now...haha
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:52 PM
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but i am really looking forward to the 2008 Shelby GT-500KR "Super Snake"
600 or available 750 hp engine 0-60 time of under 4 seconds. *tim taylor grunt*
I hate to break it to you but you're looking at 540hp for the GT500KR

http://www.motortrend.com/features/a...500_supersnake
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Factory stock ? It was a 1969 GTO that I owned . It had 60K miles on it . It was a stock Ram air 3 400 360HP 10.75cr#48 heads 4sp 355 posi . That car was fast . I use to get lots of wheel hop . When you would floor it the front end would go way up . Then it was hard to see where you were going . I do not remember ever losing a race on the street with that car . And it did beat BB Chevy's and Mopars . Most likely it was a 13teen sec car . But it was stock .
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