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View Poll Results: Which early 70s muscle car do you like best?
Camaro 4 14.29%
Corvette 1 3.57%
Firebird/Trans AM 3 10.71%
Mustang 0 0%
Torino GT 1 3.57%
Montego GT 0 0%
Barracuda/Cuda 5 17.86%
Challenger 3 10.71%
Duster 340/Demon 340 0 0%
AMX/Javelin 1 3.57%
Malibu SS 6 21.43%
Nova Rally 0 0%
Vega GT 0 0%
other (not listed) - please explain 4 14.29%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

Old 01-23-2009, 07:04 AM
Location: Earth
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Yep. And then in 1973 the US government said auto makers had to start using those 3 point seat belts (remember the separate shoulder and lap belts??) and those god awful fugly as sin 5 mph crash bumpers that stuck out from the body, which contributed to a face lift on some cars (Camaro).
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:15 AM
Location: arizona on the border
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'71 Trans Am. By far the most aggressive look of them all. Not fast, didn't even handle that great. Just good looks.
Sad thing is, you can go buy a fwd 4banger today that'll blow most of 'em out of the water.
Still, memories are fun. And like they say, I tell things as I remember them, not as they were.......
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:27 AM
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Why 71 to 73? With the exception of the 71-73 SD 455 Tran Am, 1970 was the last year for the true muscle cars.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:11 PM
Location: NH
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I can't make a decision, too many in that list that I would want, though I'm partial to Mopar. I had a 72 Gran Torino that I tossed a 351 in that I rebuilt, loved that car, till it started rusting from the inside out
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:13 AM
Location: East Terrell Hills
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1971 AMC Javelin. By the early 70's, lower compression ratios and tougher emission standards dictated by Uncle Sam hampered the performance of big v-8 sedans. The Javelin with the 401 V8 and go package was the pursuit vehicle of the Alabama Highway Patrol. That agency was the the first to make widespread use of a pony car as a pursuit vehicle, eleven years before the California Highway Patrol had the Mustang in their fleet.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:38 AM
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This was my favorite car in 1965 - 1966

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