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and wasn't it in a Thunderbird briefly too?

Which thunderbird would that be?


Edited by wink - 5/18/13 at 8:04am
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The SVO had that same turbo 2.3 as the Merkur XR4ti, right? (and wasn't it in a Thunderbird briefly too?)

Correct, I believe it was tuned by Lotus initially, and some of the suspension setup was done by them as well.
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Are you going to keep the SVO stock, or turn the boys loose on it?

A mild tune, like I had back in the day. They were pretty conservatively rated to begin with, usually making 220-230bhp, getting them to 280 was pretty easy. I used to eat C4 vettes for breakfast in mine. smily_headphones1.gif
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Home alone on an auction day, that's dangerous. eek.gif
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Based on yesterday, home NOT alone isn't any better... tongue.gif
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Based on yesterday, home NOT alone isn't any better... tongue.gif


I'm in full shopping mode; got the ipad for quick research, the laptop for bidding, phone for talking w/ auctioneers, and the TV for watching the auction itself. I'm set, YAR!! cool.gif


BTW, you guys asked about the 250 Cali, this is in slightly "aged" rosso corsa, to make it look like it's occasionally driven, with smaller shields (I think it looks more tasteful).





It's a great little runabout, really puts heads on a swivel and sounds fantastic.
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I have to be honest - the auctions for US musclecars doesn't interest me as much as the auctions of European cars. I think this might be because I grew-up surrounded by these cars when they were new and newish - and many of my friends in high school had Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs, El Caminos, Chevelles, Chargers, etc. None of them were the rare models that are now highly sought, and most of them were beater teenager cars - but still, they just don't seem "rare" to me. I suppose I don't have the nostalgia desire to own them - heck, I didn't want to own them back then either! I can appreciate the really nice 'Vette and all the other desirable muscle cars, but even as a kid, I was always much more interested in British, Italian & German cars.
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You talk about "sleeper cars" - that '62 Chevy with the 409 was a serious sleeper. Those things could be pumped-up pretty easily to put out gobs of torque and HP.
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I have to be honest - the auctions for US musclecars doesn't interest me as much as the auctions of European cars. I think this might be because I grew-up surrounded by these cars when they were new and newish - and many of my friends in high school had Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs, El Caminos, Chevelles, Chargers, etc. None of them were the rare models that are now highly sought, and most of them were beater teenager cars - but still, they just don't seem "rare" to me. I suppose I don't have the nostalgia desire to own them - heck, I didn't want to own them back then either! I can appreciate the really nice 'Vette and all the other desirable muscle cars, but even as a kid, I was always much more interested in British, Italian & German cars.

This largely for "rounding out" the collection, since I was told by some associates that I don't own enough American muscle. Don't worry, I'm turning my attention back to the Europeans soon.
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You talk about "sleeper cars" - that '62 Chevy with the 409 was a serious sleeper. Those things could be pumped-up pretty easily to put out gobs of torque and HP.

Which one? You talking about that Catalina bubble-top fantasy car that was up? I'm thinking about that one, but I think they want too much.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153629&entryRow=92&lottype=&startRow=81
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This largely for "rounding out" the collection, since I was told by some associates that I don't own enough American muscle. Don't worry, I'm turning my attention back to the Europeans soon.

So what would be next on that front? Maybe something French? I don't recall you having anything from there.....how about a twin-turbo LeCar? Free Laughing emoticon - free-laughing-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Which one? You talking about that Catalina bubble-top fantasy car that was up? I'm thinking about that one, but I think they want too much.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153629&entryRow=92&lottype=&startRow=81

No - the one I saw was a red Bel Air bubble top. I think it was this one - no pics online:
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?CFGRIDKEY=SC0513-153634
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No - the one I saw was a red Bel Air bubble top. I think it was this one - no pics online:
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?CFGRIDKEY=SC0513-153634

Yeah, that was nice, very low key and era correct, but nicely detailed, pretty car. cool.gif


That 55 Bel Air we bought yesterday 62k, I just got an offer of 75 for it. I'd consider that, but I didn't buy it, the Mrs did. I like not sleeping on the couch, so it isn't for sale. biggrin.gif
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See - that Camaro for $500K is what I'm talking about - that just seems insane! And yeah, I know, #23 of only 69 built, blah, blah - but it's a Chevy!! tongue.gif
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Here's the deal. I can buy a flame red `69 ZL1 right now from my dealer in Chattanooga, 190 out of 200 concourse winner, for $380k right now. So, they're shooting for records today, not for sales. It's disappointing and not indicative of the current market.
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In my mind, there's something wrong when a '69 Camaro goes for $500K and a '69 GT500 Convertible sells for $155K. That's just not right!
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