Lets see your Yank tanks!

Lets see your Yank tanks!

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LeighW

2,893 posts

155 months

Thursday 13th May
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Darren390 said:
That Firebird looks stunning, congrats. I much prefer a Firebird to a Camaro. Any more pics?
Not many yet to be honest. The weather has been iffy since I got it, and I don't plan on letting it see rain very often. hehe



These are from when I went to look at it.




You can just see the seller's mustangs in the background (a 73 and a 69 Boss 302 clone). His funny car dragster is under the tarp.
He'd had the body done last summer, new sills and quarters. Nice and shiny, and the car is very solid, but there are plenty of things to do which will keep me occupied for a bit, which is what I want really. Got quite a few bits and bobs on the way from the states, mainly trim pieces and what not. The interior needs tidying up, the dash is a bit scruffy and that Momo steering wheel has to go.





Darren390

395 posts

174 months

Thursday 13th May
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Thanks for the pics, that's lovely, you must be well happy. I'm a big Mustang fan, there is just something about an early Firebird. This thread gives me an excuse to post a pic of my Mustang. It's a 1967 390 GTA which I imported 18 years ago.


LeighW

2,893 posts

155 months

Thursday 13th May
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Darren390 said:
Thanks for the pics, that's lovely, you must be well happy. I'm a big Mustang fan, there is just something about an early Firebird. This thread gives me an excuse to post a pic of my Mustang. It's a 1967 390 GTA which I imported 18 years ago.

I am really happy at the moment. Spent more than I wanted, and I'll be spending plenty more, but I figure life's too short to wait any longer!

That's a lovely mustang, and I dare say it's worth 'just a little bit more' than you paid 18 years ago! eek

Darren390

395 posts

174 months

Thursday 13th May
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LeighW said:
I am really happy at the moment. Spent more than I wanted, and I'll be spending plenty more, but I figure life's too short to wait any longer!

That's a lovely mustang, and I dare say it's worth 'just a little bit more' than you paid 18 years ago! eek
I paid $13,000 for it when it was $2 to £1. Admittedly I've spent a fair few quid on it since, but it's been a better investment than money in the bank, not that I'd ever sell it! The prices for fastbacks now is crazy, I'm certainly glad I bought it when I did.

Enjoy the Firebird, its certainly one of my favourite muscle cars.

Alex L

2,483 posts

221 months

Thursday 13th May
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Darren390 said:
The prices for fastbacks now is crazy, I'm certainly glad I bought it when I did.
Tell me about it, bought mine in 2020. Lovely Fastback Darren and that Firebird is awesome.

LeighW

2,893 posts

155 months

Friday 14th May
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Darren390 said:
I paid $13,000 for it when it was $2 to £1. Admittedly I've spent a fair few quid on it since, but it's been a better investment than money in the bank, not that I'd ever sell it! The prices for fastbacks now is crazy, I'm certainly glad I bought it when I did.

Enjoy the Firebird, its certainly one of my favourite muscle cars.
Holy st. You did ok there. hehe

Cheers, I will. smile

Ructions

4,663 posts

88 months

Saturday 22nd May
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I’m still wondering why I bought this, for some unknown reason I always wanted one, even though I had never seen one in the flesh, let alone driven one. When I say driven, you don’t actually drive it, it’s more like herding.
One day I’m planning on adding a lot of power and a race chassis and keeping it and then I seem to come to my senses, but I can’t quite bring myself to get rid of it. Possibly one for the drunken eBay purchases thread.

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Edited by Ructions on Saturday 22 May 13:34

LeighW

2,893 posts

155 months

Saturday 22nd May
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"Herding". hehe

Nice truck. cool

57 Chevy

5,181 posts

202 months

Tuesday 25th May
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Just got my 57 back on the road after 2 years of work to replace all the rot and stripping all he paint off. Now running lacquered bare metal...

Passenger 57 Resto by Nick Grant, on Flickr

rat rod

2,450 posts

32 months

Tuesday 25th May
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57 Chevy said:
Just got my 57 back on the road after 2 years of work to replace all the rot and stripping all he paint off. Now running lacquered bare metal...

Passenger 57 Resto by Nick Grant, on Flickr
Cool! smokin

DodgyGeezer

27,363 posts

157 months

Saturday 29th May
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just picked it up earlier...



vpr

3,286 posts

205 months

Saturday 29th May
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I slumber was broken by the sound of thunder this morning as my nipper took delivery of this 427 toploader.


some bloke

386 posts

34 months

Monday 31st May
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My Impala in deepest, darkest Perthshire at the weekend.


Edited by some bloke on Tuesday 1st June 11:42

aeropilot

24,696 posts

194 months

Monday 31st May
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vpr said:
I slumber was broken by the sound of thunder this morning as my nipper took delivery of this 427 toploader.

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rat rod

2,450 posts

32 months

Monday 31st May
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vpr said:
I slumber was broken by the sound of thunder this morning as my nipper took delivery of this 427 toploader.

That's a real nice bit of kit and rare, lucky fellow.yes

Edited by rat rod on Tuesday 1st June 00:21

rat rod

2,450 posts

32 months

Monday 31st May
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some bloke said:
My Impala in deepest, darkest Perthshire at the weekend.
What a great looking car, can't believe what you paid for it,looks better than some cars costing double,

Lucky for it was in Scotland , if it was down here it would have sold quicker,plus we are all

to lazy to go so far up north. Great background as well.thumbup

andygtt

8,338 posts

231 months

Tuesday 1st June
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This is my new to me F150 1999 Lightning... its actually my first yank vehicle and i'm loving it!





some bloke

386 posts

34 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Nice number plate Andy...

RR, yep, pretty happy with it - it's a lot of car for the price. Got a new carb arriving today and a wee list of jobs to do, which I am enjoying.

DodgyGeezer

27,363 posts

157 months

Tuesday 1st June
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andygtt said:
This is my new to me F150 1999 Lightning... its actually my first yank vehicle and i'm loving it!




They are ridiculously stupid fun thumbup

RoadToad84

29 posts

1 month

Wednesday 2nd June
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Just put a deposit on an 87 El Camino. Waiting for the MOT to come through so I can get it registered.

First Yank and ridiculously excited about it!