The Muscle/Pony Car lives large...

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wow i am definately not a ford fan but :yikes: that is a nice car.
 
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The Shelby is not a new thing, but that pic is just awesome.
No fart cans on that car!
 

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That thing gotta hemi?

That is definitely not a ricer. How about the ’08 Challenger? Not the same league performance wise but still quite the head-turner. It’s great to see the retro style American muscle cars again.
 
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The problem with the Challenger? It's just a rebody on a 300 chassis. Those that have seen it say it's a LARGE car. Typical Chrysler K-Car mentality. A looker? For sure. I had the pleasure of owning a 70 RT/SE so the look is near and dear, but.... bummer. Look at Chrysler history, they'll slap a HERITAGE name on anything. While the new "Charger" is a nice car, they NEVER should have named it that. A 4-Door Charger? BAH!!!! Tradition matters. They should learn from the Ford S197 (2005+ Mustang) THAT is how you honor an icon.

The Camaro? Yup! Like the Mustang, a PURPOSE Built car. Thump says he will buy one when they release. Problem is, latest word is 5,500 units in '09, all with a reported 350 - 400 HP LS motor. The dealers will RAPE early adopters. 2nd year they will release a V6, and less loaded versions in real production numbers. Sweet car for sure. Let the Pony wars begin again! (Again, with Chevy late to the party :p ) Nice time for us muscle heads.

FYI.. at the dealer a month ago, they had two GT500's. If I recall the sticker was low 40's, they had them marked-up to 70K!!! The extra sticker said "Market Adjustment" :whoa: Expect the same for the new Camaro.
 

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With some minor bolt on mods, one owner on a truck board I frequent reported quarter mile times of 11.6x @ 120 mph for the Shelby.

With 4.10 gears and the minor bolt ons (pulley, intake, tune), he went 11.17@ 123 mph, with a 1.49 second 60' time.
 
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dirt bike dave said:
With some minor bolt on mods, one owner on a truck board I frequent reported quarter mile times of 11.6x @ 120 mph for the Shelby.

With 4.10 gears and the minor bolt ons (pulley, intake, tune), he went 11.17@ 123 mph, with a 1.49 second 60' time.
There werent too many cars back in the day that can claim that :ohmy: AND be comfortable daily drivers with A/C, good ride and good brakes/handling. Good times.
 
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yea i think the old shelby's are nicer though but that is one purty car
Price one :) A REAL, number matching Shelby Mustang (350, 500, CS, Hertz) of 67-69 vintage will bring BIG dollars, as in $150,000+) a Cobra, say it with me, a QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS. And those are just numbers I've seen on Barret Jackson, I'm sure some have gone for a lot more. Saw a 69 Boss 429 on egay with bids for) for over 250K.
 

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Okiewan said:
The Camaro? Yup! Like the Mustang, a PURPOSE Built car. Thump says he will buy one when they release. Problem is, latest word is 5,500 units in '09, all with a reported 350 - 400 HP LS motor. The dealers will RAPE early adopters.
Minimum of 400 HP. If it is 09 when released it will likely be 450 HP.

A buddy of mine had a meeting in Detroit with GM a few months ago and saw the prototype. Said it was sick. Yes I will have one. Silver with black stripes or orange with white. Favorite car of all time was the 1969 Z28 and thes things look an awful lot alike. :cool:
 
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Current Z06 runs a 10.8 on drag radials at over 125 mph. In stock form, it's not legal to run on a drag strip (needs a roll cage).
 

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Thump said:
Minimum of 400 HP. If it is 09 when released it will likely be 450 HP.

A buddy of mine had a meeting in Detroit with GM a few months ago and saw the prototype. Said it was sick. Yes I will have one. Silver with black stripes or orange with white. Favorite car of all time was the 1969 Z28 and thes things look an awful lot alike. :cool:
I'm with you, thumpster. I'd love a Matador Red with a white nose stripe.

bad-ass

too bad we need money for all this crap.

And Okie, no matter what with the Mopar bunch, you gotta give 'em credit for kickstarting the retro stuff. Viper, Prowler, and even the PT Cruiser.

My wife wants an HHR. I could probably live with that.
 

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I'm with you, thumpster. I'd love a Matador Red with a white nose stripe.

bad-ass

too bad we need money for all this crap.

And Okie, no matter what with the Mopar bunch, you gotta give 'em credit for kickstarting the retro stuff. Viper, Prowler, and even the PT Cruiser.

My wife wants an HHR. I could probably live with that.
Don't you mean the PT Looser? The only people I ever see driving those things are over-weight post middle age women with really bad hairdo's ... and gay men. :p The Viper is a cool ride, and the Prowler is just a bit too far into the "novelty car" category, IMHO.

I've never been a 'stang fan, but that one shore is purdy. I'll stick with my 4x4 rigs though, got no time for snazzy cars that can't pull a trailer or haul a load of lumber from the yard.
 
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I might have to pick up one of those new camaros when they come out.

I have a '67 camaro sitting in the garage. It would be cool to have the oldest and newest camaro in existence, paint them the same colors, etc :)