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Old 07-02-2015, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by GreenScoutII View Post
Awesome Bowtie!

My best friend from childhood has a 69' Chevelle with a 396. That car is just pure, raw power.

I sure wish they still made cars like that!
Your in luck! Just wander on down to your local Honda dealer and buy a V6 Accord. It's faster, handles better, stops better and is quieter, safer, and more fuel efficient than a 396 Chevelle.

As a teenage rin the 1970s, I was in awe of the muscle cars of the 60s. To my eyes, some of them are among the best looking cars of all time (including the Chevelle). But that's all they're good for anymore - sitting in a museum or parking lot looking nice. By today's standards, they're pretty wretched.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by T. Damon View Post
I had a 1970 454 Monte Carlo SS- sort of the sleeper version of the corporate sisters- Damn that thing was fast! I don't know about the exterior styling, sort of a subjective thing but the roofline looked a bit more formal than the Chevelle. The interior was sweet! Full length console and gauge package. I miss that car!

Ah, to be 18 again and to have a muscle car...
Bad news. The 1970 454 MC SS ran the in 1/4 mile 16.2 seconds at 90.1 mph. That's minivan territory.
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