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Old 08-20-2009, 11:59 PM
 
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I am considering buying a 1971 thru 1976 Cheverolet Impala or Caprice or late 60s thru late 70s Cadillac which will split daily driving duties with my Fords and I see donk on many classified ads for the Gm vehicles but not Fords, so what does donk mean? I see that word on most of the Gm ads I come across.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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This is what "donk" means. Ugly as Fu%# as far as I am concerned....

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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Wow thats not what I would do with any car I would buy. Those tires look like they don't even hold air, like a solid rubber tire on the rim.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:35 AM
 
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Wow thats not what I would do with any car i would buy. Those tires look like they don't even hold air, like a solid rubber tire on the rim.
Here are some more. The general idea is to raise the suspension to fit giant wheels....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevr...=p4506.c0.m245

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevr...=p4506.c0.m245

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ponti...=p4506.c0.m245

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Old 08-21-2009, 05:48 AM
 
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I am considering buying a 1971 thru 1976 Cheverolet Impala or Caprice or late 60s thru late 70s Cadillac which will split daily driving duties with my Fords and I see donk on many classified ads for the Gm vehicles but not Fords, so what does donk mean? I see that word on most of the Gm ads I come across.
Wikpedia: Donk (automobile), a type of customized automobile
Comes from the lyrics of a song. Donk "Donk" (song), by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em;
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:25 AM
 
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Spot on.

I see those cars "round these parts" all the time. What's kind of funny is that the guys driving them have trouble negotiating corners, because they can only turn their tires about 1/4 as far as they should be able to.

I guess it adds credence to the saying, "Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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Donk is what they say they call the 1971-1976 Impala.

But "donk" has come to meaning as some lifted 4X4 wanna be clown car. Example:

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Old 08-21-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: San Bruno, CA
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It started off as some stupid southern trend to make a car as ugly as possible in order to attract ugly women.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: portland, me
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Donk is short for donkey. In order to fit larger wheels on older GM's you had to raise the front up giving it the stance of a donkey. The next generation of cars were called boxes, and the gen after bubbles. I can't recall which exact model this refers to though, but it is only one. Donk has now become the general term for all hi rise, big wheeled cars.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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From the Impalas you have listed, I would go for a 71 or 72, in 73 they got the big ugly bumpers and considerably worse under the hood. I have a 71 and it's been a good car, has the 400 small block, this engine is capable of better MPG (slightly) than the 350. These are almost all automatic equipped.

To me the best looking one is the 71 2-door with the short vinyl roof and concave rear glass - maybe they called it a coupe - but good luck finding one. The 1970 year model is the same body as the 71-77 car IIRC, no reason to think it would be any less desirable than the rest of the herd.
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