Lets see your Yank tanks!

Lets see your Yank tanks!

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aeropilot

35,301 posts

230 months

Friday 5th January
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Excellent.

I had a base V8 version as a hire car last time I was visiting friends in California back in 2017.


Mark_Blanchard

774 posts

258 months

Saturday 20th January
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I've got another yank to keep the 1970 Challenger company. This will be a daily driver / family car smile.


ratrod 2

1,129 posts

12 months

Saturday 20th January
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Mark_Blanchard said:
I've got another yank to keep the 1970 Challenger company. This will be a daily driver / family car smile.

Very nice , probably the best colour for a late Mustang , thumbup




Mark_Blanchard

774 posts

258 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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ratrod 2 said:
Very nice , probably the best colour for a late Mustang , thumbup
Cheers, yep agree. Not to shouty, I've got the Orange dodge / Italian Donky to do that.

Mark_Blanchard

774 posts

258 months

Friday 2nd February
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Well the Mustang went back to the Ford Dealer. Didn't like the Ecoboost or the horrible notchy manual.

So I've changed it for a V8 auto, much better.

So I’ve got 3 V8’s now. I’m off Greta’s Christmas card list.



ratrod 2

1,129 posts

12 months

Friday 2nd February
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Mark_Blanchard said:
Well the Mustang went back to the Ford Dealer. Didn't like the Ecoboost or the horrible notchy manual.

So I've changed it for a V8 auto, much better.

So I’ve got 3 V8’s now. I’m off Greta’s Christmas card list.


Wise decision i would have thought ,with Spring around the corner you should have lots of fun even going to work.

Being black should keep you busy polishing but worth it when your done.yes

Mark_Blanchard

774 posts

258 months

Saturday 3rd February
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ratrod 2 said:
Wise decision i would have thought ,with Spring around the corner you should have lots of fun even going to work.

Being black should keep you busy polishing but worth it when your done.yes
I work from home so it's just going to be used to potter around with the family.

It should hopefully keep it's value better than the Ecoboost. The only down side is the £695 road tax a year (going up to £750 in April). But I'll try and put that out of my mind and enjoy the car.

aeropilot

35,301 posts

230 months

Saturday 3rd February
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Mark_Blanchard said:
The only down side is the £695 road tax a year (going up to £750 in April).
Ooooofff.....wobble

DodgyGeezer

41,278 posts

193 months

Saturday 3rd February
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aeropilot said:
Mark_Blanchard said:
The only down side is the £695 road tax a year (going up to £750 in April).
Ooooofff.....wobble
you wait until '25/'26 I suspect yikes

Mark_Blanchard

774 posts

258 months

Saturday 3rd February
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DodgyGeezer said:
you wait until '25/'26 I suspect yikes
What's happening then? A Labour government doubling them?

DodgyGeezer

41,278 posts

193 months

Saturday 3rd February
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Mark_Blanchard said:
DodgyGeezer said:
you wait until '25/'26 I suspect yikes
What's happening then? A Labour government doubling them?
your guess is as good as mine - however I can't imagine a Labour government being sympathetic towards the enthusiastic motorist...

djc206

12,513 posts

128 months

Saturday 3rd February
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Mark_Blanchard said:
Well the Mustang went back to the Ford Dealer. Didn't like the Ecoboost or the horrible notchy manual.

So I've changed it for a V8 auto, much better.

So I’ve got 3 V8’s now. I’m off Greta’s Christmas card list.


6 speed or 10 speed?

ratrod 2

1,129 posts

12 months

Saturday 3rd February
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Mark_Blanchard said:
ratrod 2 said:
Wise decision i would have thought ,with Spring around the corner you should have lots of fun even going to work.

Being black should keep you busy polishing but worth it when your done.yes
I work from home so it's just going to be used to potter around with the family.

It should hopefully keep it's value better than the Ecoboost. The only down side is the £695 road tax a year (going up to £750 in April). But I'll try and put that out of my mind and enjoy the car.


OUCH !! It's only money and just think of the sun tan you are going to get in the summer sun

HD Adam

5,155 posts

187 months

Sunday 4th February
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Ok team.

I have sold the Hot Rod after having it for a couple of years.

Great little car but only for short journeys & not great fun during our 40 degC summer days.



So I've decided to be bit more environmentally friendly & got myself a nice sensible little EV runabout.















[/Record Scratch]

No wait. I've just bought this biggrin

















1969. 2 owners from new. Last one since 1973.

Best of all. It's a 427 Big Block with factory AC & a manual transmission.





Not local to me but being delivered next week as I have to go out of town. Boo.

roscobbc

3,479 posts

245 months

Sunday 4th February
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Nice one - welcome to Vette world!

aeropilot

35,301 posts

230 months

Sunday 4th February
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Wow, lovely...... red on red 427, 4-speed with factory a/c, with long ownership history.

beer

ratrod 2

1,129 posts

12 months

Monday 5th February
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HD Adam said:
Ok team.

I have sold the Hot Rod after having it for a couple of years.

Great little car but only for short journeys & not great fun during our 40 degC summer days.



So I've decided to be bit more environmentally friendly & got myself a nice sensible little EV runabout.















[/Record Scratch]

No wait. I've just bought this biggrin

















1969. 2 owners from new. Last one since 1973.

Best of all. It's a 427 Big Block with factory AC & a manual transmission.





Not local to me but being delivered next week as I have to go out of town. Boo.
Looks like a well built 32 but they are pretty useless as a car , great toy for scaring yourself on short blasts

on dry days though, You will probably miss it but the C3 with the roof panels off or on gives you the best of both

worlds and a manual 427 big block to.

You almost had me fulled with the EV part, biglaugh

Do you still have the yellow Roadrunner in your garage .


Edited by ratrod 2 on Monday 5th February 00:36

SRT Hellcat

7,073 posts

220 months

Monday 5th February
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Congratulations HD Adam, that Vet looks a very lovely car. A great buy with so few owners. Enjoy smile

Ritchie335is

1,868 posts

205 months

Monday 5th February
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My current pair..



Neither moved for a week in that weather.

DodgyGeezer

41,278 posts

193 months

Monday 5th February
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HD Adam said:
Ok team.

I have sold the Hot Rod after having it for a couple of years.

Great little car but only for short journeys & not great fun during our 40 degC summer days.



So I've decided to be bit more environmentally friendly & got myself a nice sensible little EV runabout.















[/Record Scratch]

No wait. I've just bought this biggrin

















1969. 2 owners from new. Last one since 1973.

Best of all. It's a 427 Big Block with factory AC & a manual transmission.





Not local to me but being delivered next week as I have to go out of town. Boo.
me am ver jealous!! Seriously though that looks amazing - total change of pace from your old spud-truck (TBF so was the roadster!)