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Old 04-06-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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nice Plymouth ...
Thanks. It is fun to drive. Due, in no small part, to the 383 big-block engine and the vast amount of roominess... it is a very wide car.

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The car I sold to buy the Corvette was a Cadillac - a 1970 Coup De Ville convertible
My mom drove a '70 Coupe de Ville. A great ride, very comfortable and soft seats, plenty of power, etc. It went past the 200,000 mile mark with the original engine and transmission.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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yup - like this ...
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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They only had them from 76(?)-82

I've currently got a 76 Eldo convertible, and would definitely trade it for an earlier Corvette or maybe a really nice Pace Car. I'd much rather have a 70 though cause of RWD and I'm guess the 472 would've had a lot more HP than a 76 500.
Yeah, the '68-'70 472 and '70 500 were definitely more powerful than the low-compression '71-'76 472 and 500.

You could tell by the feel when accelerating and also by the factory horsepower (and torque) ratings. When the 472 went from 10.0:1 compression in '70 to 8.5:1 in '71, it lost 30 horsepower (375 to 345) and 25 lbs-ft of torque (525 to 500). The 500 dropped from 400 hp to 365 and 550 to 535 lbs-ft torque.

And I do prefer, RWD, too. One reason I would rather own a '70 or earlier DeVille convertible instead of a '71-'76 Eldorado convertible. Another reason would be much more room (interior and trunk).
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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yup - like this ...
I did own a '70 Sedan de Ville for a few years, too. And I see quite a few at cars shows.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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1973 Cougar with a 351C
New Paint - Top - Bumpers - Interior - Rims and Tires - Exhaust - Electronic ignition -

The pics are from the previous owner
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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1973 Cougar with a 351C
New Paint - Top - Bumpers - Interior - Rims and Tires - Exhaust - Electronic ignition -

The pics are from the previous owner
Looks good. A very straight body, too.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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you are at the tail end of the season to get corporate sponsors ... they tend to commit to sponsorships in first quarter of the year ...

FYI - do not spend money on sponsor kit from Year One - it basically is you paying for the right to pass out their advertising.

also - make me an offer on helping might be interesting to attempt!
Is it part of the Roosevelt Dam Centennial Celebration?

that may be a good venue to do it with

I had thought about something like that for an orphanage here that the Shriners help support.
You very well might be right about first quarter and sponsors. Our club's president lives in the area and he believes this will fly. He already has the nod from the local Budweiser co. and several more big businesses in the area. All in all it's turning out to be good.

We have been hosting car shows for some time now. Didn't know about sponsor kits?...???

Not sure when the Roosevelt Dam Centennial Celebration will occur? Our show date is scheduled for October 14th and 15th of this year. We have approval from Miami's town council. So far it's a green light. The only hurdle left is port-a-potties. It would be nice to have them donated for a great benefit.

Speaking of "Great Benefits", your idea about having a charity event for the orphanage sounds great! I am sure it would work out very well for you.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Some nice cars zonie. Cool to see the 73 Elky, 77 Aspen, and 76 Firebird since those era cars haven't really taken off with being restored yet.
Thank you!
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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1973 Cougar with a 351C
New Paint - Top - Bumpers - Interior - Rims and Tires - Exhaust - Electronic ignition -

The pics are from the previous owner
Nice ride!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Moscow
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