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I wish I still had this:
'69 Sport Satellite 440, 727, console, slapstick, Dana 60 rear. Yep, I should have kept that one. This is a facsimile as my pics are at home. This one is identical, however.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had it, but I absolutely loved my 92 Blazer that was my daily in my early 20s. I upgraded it with a 400 Small Block under the hood which I got to play nice with the TBI system. I truly miss that truck and the fun I had driving and upgrading it.
I will always have a soft spot for my first car, a 1966 Corvair 500, even though I have since owned Monzas, including the '67 in my garage. The '66 was a 'plain Jane' but got 3 of my friends and me to Lake Tahoe and San Francisco (those hills were a challenge with 3-speed manual tranny!) from our home in Orange County!
My first car was a 1957 Chevy, bought it with my savings from selling eggs door to door when I was 15 and fixed it up with my dad. Had to sell it to pay for college... I’ll get’er back some day!
This one isn’t mine, but it was identical!
I still miss my 1973 Saab Sonett III I called Rocky (after Rocket J. Squirrel of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame). I was not a car designed for today's highways but it was a hoot to drive on back roads. It's 1.4L Ford V-4, front wheel drive, and light weight made it's 65 HP seem like a lot more. It was a pain to work on and a pain to get in and out of, but I miss it. Never has any car I've owned before or since drawn as much attention, questions and comments - everything from "What is it?" to "My college roommate had one of these!" Great fun!!!
1970 Camaro, I put my heart into her, had her while I was in the army in the early 80s, the engine was a 383 topped with nitrous, I found a set of double hump heads in the junk yard and took them with me when I went out in the field maneuvers in the army to work on them since I was a mechanic in the army, I port and polished them on maneuvers lol, it was a California car and I would clean the engine with a baby cloth diaper but I tried to use as little bit of chrome as possible under the hood. She was a automatic and would get rubber in all three gears, fast forward 40 years later and keep telling my self I would have one by the age of 50 but here I am at 56 and still don’t have one and now the price of them for a decent one is slipping out of my range. Thanks for liking the one that got away!!!
The bottom picture is a tooned picture that my brother made for me.
My cousin Donnie had a 70 1/2 split bumper 4 spd car. He blew the LT1 that was in it and ended up putting an L82 from a wrcked 'Vette in it. It was red, beautiful, and MEAN with that LT1. We were in junior high at the time, but he would take us cruising occasionally. Especially if I helped him work on it. I remember helping him put a holley intake on it one afternoon. I got a few weekends worth of "shotgun" privileges for helping him. I hope you get another one. I always loved the early 2nd Gen Camaros.
The one that got away? I've been lucky enough to own some of the greatest muscle cars ever produced by Pontiac - RA I, II, III, IV & 455HO GTO's, Judges, LeMans, Trans Am's & Formulas - both hard tops & convertibles. But the one that got away, and the only car I am currently looking to replace is my 69 Trans Am. After looking and missing out on one for years, I found this one & bought it in 2006 with the agreement that if I ever sold it, the seller would get 1st chance to buy it back. John was a great owner, a mechanic who had cared for the car meticulously and a single father trying to buy a house for himself & his daughter. After buying the car in May & enjoying for the summer I got a call in the fall - John had inherited some money and desperately wanted it back...so I sold it to him. Currently looking for it's replacement.
This was the Yorkshire MotoSports Jaguar that the team ran in the late 70's and early 80's:
It was sold off when the team moved into the CanAm series...
I was part of the team then and wish I would have bought it, as I always thought it would have been a great "resto-mod" project to make it into a wicked street piece!!!
As always - - - hind sight is 20/20!!!
Back in 1999 I built this 1974 Porsche 914 with the Rayco 986 kit. I love this car. I sold it in 2005 when I got devorced. The same owner still has it. Maybe someday he will sell it back to me. Until then...