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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Speaking of a DT Pantera, newly listed:


1972, 390 Stroker, 5-spd ZF gearbox, Carbon Kevlar brakes, multi-link suspension. Would this count as a classic muscle car? wink.gif

 

Looks like a less pretty knock off of a AMX/3...  But there were only a handful of those prototypes ever made.... :(    It is very nice looking for a 1970's supercar.

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I reckon if all the cars running in the world were to go electric, we wouldn't have enough electricity to power half of them.

Not to mention that coal isn't really "clean."
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Back in the 80's I used to see a woman on the roads around me that drove a bright yellow Countach. A friend of mine lived near her and told me that she was a very successful stuntwoman for TV & movies. That made perfect sense - I imagine it would be pretty much impossible for her to get any kind of insurance, and in that case, you might as well drive a Countach... tongue.gif

lol. Sort of on this topic - I know one of the stunt-divers from the original Hawaii Five-O (the one with Jack Lord). She's probably one of the most straight-laced people you'll ever meet too.

Also, since we're talking quintessential 70s and 80s - why has nobody brought up DMC?
Edited by obobskivich - 11/14/12 at 8:39am
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Also, since we're talking quintessential 70s and 80s - why has nobody brought up DMC?

 

Oh man... its the ultimate swagger.

I've always wanted to be next to one...smile.gif

 

And those gull-wing doors...This is one car that looked fast, no matter how slow it was....maybe someone can put a better engine in it...

 

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Oh man... its the ultimate swagger.

I've always wanted to be next to one...smile.gif

 

And those gull-wing doors...This is one car that looked fast, no matter how slow it was....maybe someone can put a better engine in it...

 

Yeah, even in "Back To The Future", it looked like they had trouble getting up to 88 mph...lol.

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The eighties sports cars had charm....  Even the little fox body mustang had some.   I just helped if you didn't mind edges, or boxes.

 

I loved the datsuns from the early to mid 70's.  The old toyota coupes from the early 70s looked like pocket sized muscle cars.  Old J-tin is pretty cool.   Then in the eighties you had the audi qauttro coupe, the e30 bmws, the ae86 corrola, aw11 mr2, the fc3s RX-7, the porsche 944, the delorean, the countach.... the list goes on and on.  Modified versions of any of those can really knock your socks off visually.  

 

Once I even saw a fastback Fiero GT that was nice looking although that was probably mere coincidence.

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Anyone remember the "Junk" they used to build in the province next to mine?

Built here but only sold in the US... biggrin.gif

 

 

AMC 360's & 351 Windsor's

 

Bricklin SV1

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I'm looking through the Eleanor replicas for sale, there's quite a lot of them, but I've went through most of the play money.

 

LOL, okay... NOW you can slow down a bit.  wink.gif

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Yeah, there was a guy with a Bricklin in my small town. That's another one that looked more like a kit car than a real car.

Speaking of kit cars, the King of the 70's kit car had to be the Bradley GT...

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Originally Posted by cheapfi View Post

Looks like a less pretty knock off of a AMX/3...  But there were only a handful of those prototypes ever made.... frown.gif    It is very nice looking for a 1970's supercar.

Try finding an AMX/3 for under $300k. wink.gif Check this, a Pantera with an AMX/3 body kit. eek.gif **** me, that's beautiful.


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A "clean" Pantera, not that different.

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You're still trying to convince me about that Pantera, aren't you? tongue.gif

OK - I take back the "looks like a kit car" comment. But I can still think of other cars I would rather have that are powered by a 351C. The '70-72 'Stang, Cougar & Torino are certainly much less exotic than the Pantera, but for some reason they just appeal to me more. It might just be an age thing - those cars were very popular when I was in high school because they were 6-8 years old, and although the "best" engine combinations were rare, there were plenty of examples of reasonably priced mainstream models available at most used car lots.

It ain't wearing no fancy Eye-talian suit, but I still think it's purrty...


Edited by billybob_jcv - 11/14/12 at 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by cheapfi View Post

 

Of course we all prefer the looks of the lambo... even if the late 70's countach had no forward, rear, left, or right vision, seats that make life difficult for anyone over 5' 9",  windows that won't roll down more than a few inches and no A/C.  You are right though if someone offered me a choice I would take the old impractical Countach and just drive short distances.  :D The newer Lamborghini's fixed most of those issues, but the countach is just so unique.

 

What country are you from.   Unless your from N.Korea there should be some nice cool cars around.  If you're in the old soviet bloc just steal whatever you want and save the money for bribes. tongue.gif j/k

Well in Australia insurance cost more then an arm and an leg if you are under 25 not to mention you have to be on a P plate for 4 years I think? and on your P plates they have a terrible system of not letting you drive certain cars that has 8 cylinders and above or if it uses forced induction. However you are allowed to drive this..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsZQX2tzNhI since it only has 4 cylinders......... tongue.gif


Edited by veyrongatti - 11/14/12 at 4:47pm
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Oh, and I received a Colorware gift card from AmEx, so I used it to order some HD800s. confused_face.gif I feel like I sold out.

To match the incoming 12C. rolleyes.gif

 

Nice forthcoming acquisition, MM! I'm listening with my HD 800 for the first time in around half a week and was just about to ask you if you have heard it when I saw this. Great headphone, what clarity! smily_headphones1.gif

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Nice forthcoming acquisition, MM! I'm listening with my HD 800 for the first time in around half a week and was just about to ask you if you have heard it when I saw this. Great headphone, what clarity! smily_headphones1.gif

looking at the picture rendition makes you music sound clearer confused_face_2.gif

edit: thats nice though if it does lol
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post


looking at the picture rendition makes you music sound clearer confused_face_2.gif
edit: thats nice though if it does lol

 

I don't understand your above response, but I feel very grateful to be listening with my HD 800 as I type this. I muchly recommend it as a truly first-class headphone, one of the very finest I have yet heard.

 

My admiration for the HD 800 - in addition to its immensely revealing sonic performance - increased a lot when I read its manual, which presents Sennheiser's meticulous attention to detail in the creation of the HD 800.

 

smily_headphones1.gif

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