Seems Like Only Yesterday

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"Classics". I must be getting old. Doesn't seem that long ago these
cars were new, sitting on dealer lots and me wondering how my [then]
brand new 5.0L, 5-Speed, 308 geared no-LX would do in a drag race
against one.
Patrick
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NoOp
You'd have had a good shot against the GN - since you (better than anyone) know what it took to get a stock one to hit a 13.8. The average guy wasn't going to get that. The GNX would have likely been a different story. But at the same time, the average guy in a stock, 3.08 geared NoOp LX wasn't going to run what you were either.
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A Guy Named Steve
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Welcome to the Club. Getting old is a predictable outcome of living, and it's a hell of a lot better than the alternative (not living).
"On the fast track to becoming classics," is a no-brainer. These cars were classics when they were built.
On another note, I was surprised some time ago to find the Fox Mustangs already declared "classic collectibles" by one writer.
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1990 models are now 20 years old, sure, but Ford made something like 1,000,000 Foxes over the years. Collectible classic? dwight
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dwight
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I have a 1984 Capri RS 5.0, and it is also a Fox, but with a hatchback (sometimes referred to as a bubble back). In all these years I've only seen 1 other Capri like it on the road. Collectible classic? I don't know, but it sure is fun to drive on nice days in the summer. Otherwise it lives a sheltered life in the garage.
Dick
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dickr2
I later got a chance to race a GN. It was tight race in 1st-2nd gear, but when I shifted to 3rd I opened up a couple car lead. After I shifted to 4th, and still pulling away I backed off. I slowed down to thank the GN driver for a good race, but he quickly defended his defeat by saying his car 'only had a V6'. I answered with 'and I don't have a turbo'. Apparently upset, he made a quick turn off.
Patrick
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NoOp
In C&D's latest issue, they list the 1993 Cobra a collector to buy right now. They state that prices have bottomed and predict they won't go anywhere but up.
Patrick
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NoOp

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