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If you want the actual weight of your car, go down to your local garbage "transfer station"...............they will weigh it, probably for free.

Just a suggestion.
 

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I'm looking to buy a drag car so befor i buy i would like to know the weight on them. Thanks though poncho i didn't know i could do that.
 

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Early Novas are about the lightest you will find.

The problem is that it will take more work to get the suspension to keep the car on the road.
 

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Hey bigbad66, If I had just a little more Info I could get you all the specs you need. Theres such a Wide variance from the 60's to 70's. :)

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What I usually do is google search the curb weight of whatever car I am looking for, and 80% of the time I can find it

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I don't know of any book or web site that lists the weights of all cars. I think your request is a little difficult. If you have a few cars in mind then that would help a lot. You also haven't mentioned the type/size engine you will be running. This makes a difference too, some cars are better suited for a small or big block. Suspension is a HUGE factor as well. If you just want a light car to drag race, buy a Chevette or a Vega (the Chevette is lighter).

If you are strictly talking Chevy from the 60's and 70's I would have to agree the Nova's/Chevy II's are probably the lightest. You are still looking at about 3200lbs the early 60's cars would be the lightest/smallest. The problem is these are unibody cars and if you want to run big power you will have a lot of chassis work to do if you want it to really work and live.

Pick a make and model and do a search on it, I know you can find the weight of Novas online I have searched for it before (as well as Camaros).

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Check out this site, it lists the weights of cars. Mostly 80's and 90's though.

vehicle weight

Here's another interesting one, just for fun. It's the weight of engines:

engine weight

I've weighed my car at the garbage transfer station, only cost a couple bucks. Around here, the local drag race track also has a scale that can be used for free.
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If you want a light car go with a pinto or a Vega. I have a Bobcat, which is the mercury version of a pinto. That thing is light! A Nova or a Maverick would be the next on my list.
 

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Some early 60s car are surprisingly light for their size, the 63/64 Olds F85 for example. :cool: My small block Vega weighed like 2940 with half a tank of gas in it. :cool:
 
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