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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Dearborn Hgts, Michigan
Re: Us older guys who had fast cars in small towns
Not really from a small town but back in 68 I bought a 63 Impala SS Z11 car. I bugged the guy for 5 years to sell it and finally he did. I bought it for $6,000.00, he paid $4,000.00 for it new.
I never did look into any info on the car but knew it was Chevrolets race car answer to Fords. Only steel up front was radiator support, all else was aluminum. No fender wells, no carpet, no back seat, no radio, no heater. 427/450 motor with dual quads, 4 speed trans, tach and essential gauges, aluminum bumpers and that was it.
Found out way later that there was only 57 of these cars made and today there are only 7 left (mine aint one of them). Got pulled over by Detroit cops (actually passed them at 148mph and pulled over and waited for them). They asked why I was sitting in gas station parking lot....waitin for you. He looked and said.....what the hell is that.....Simpson racing harness.....never seen one of those and I'm really impressed.....long story short, because of the belts I only got a ticket for 5mph over.........WHEW !!
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