| > Nice wheels! Loved my '67 GTO when I had it (back in the early '70s).
| > Drove that puppy for 160,000+ miles! I also enjoyed learning to drive in
| > mother's '69 Impala Custom Coupe too (350 4bbl). What year is your Z06?
| The '67 Goat was always one of my favorites, but I couldn't afford the
| insurance back then! *lol* Did yours have the 389? My Z06 is an '03. It's
| fun car in its own way, but the '67 is my favourite to drive around town
| even a few hundred miles to a good car show, such as Super Chevy.
| Performance-wise the '67 can't touch the Z06 though.
The GTO is one of my favorites too. My dad had a yellow '65 Malibu SS 327
that wasn't bad either. My "Goat" was red, had the 389 all stock with the
Rochester Quadrajet carb. An option was the three deuce carbs that year,
but didn't want the constant tuning problems with those. The engine
compression tested ~150 on all cylinders (I think close to factory spec,
actually) at 140,000 miles...amazing too, I drove it pretty hard! It had
the Hurst "duel-gate" auto tranny, the 60's version of today's "auto stick"
(is a good comparison). But it had such a low rear end that it would
redline at around 100MPH...wish it had overdrive to finish those
quarter-mile drag races without having to pull up!!! :-) I can't remember
my quarter times but it would hit 60 in just over 6 seconds and the needle
just kept climbing from there...if I could keep those ole bias-ply tires
from breaking loose! Wasn't worth a damn on rain or snow covered streets
though....the engine just had too much torque to keep the wheels from
spinning when starting from a stop. I don't remember what my insurance
was...but I don't think it was too bad. It did suck a lot of gas though.
Ah, the great old times...fast cars, hot girls and cold beer! ;-)
Funny story. In 1960 my dad and his dad (my grandfather) both bought 1960
Impala station wagons. My dad bought the 4bbl V8 engine. But my granddad
got the biggest-baddest V8 they made then with the three deuce carbs. I can
still see the look on some of the filling station attendants face when they
popped the hood to check the oil on my grandfather's station wagon to see
that power plant under there. "In a station wagon?" they would question!
My granddad surprised many contenders in that puppy! Quite a funny memory!
Ah, to get a car built the way you wanted it!!! A lost art, it seems.
| I'd be willing to bet that GM is listening. Hell, how do you
| know that I'm not Bob Lutz?
Okay, why have you not answered my letters? ;-)
| The auto industry is dynamic and ever changing.
| I'd be willing to bet that GM will outlive us both.
Not sure I'd make that bet at the moment. Five years ago I'd have bet
Oldsmobile would be around forever too.
| Geez, we may be on the same wavelength after all! Scary, isn't it?
Na, I knew we were. I just wasn't doing a good job communicating,