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  1. #1
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    Classic American Muscle

    I'm into "American Muscle",...always have been, and I reckon, that in view of the rapidly escalating prices of Aussie Muscle, some U.S. cars at the moment look to be excellent value.
    Such a car has just appeared on AMCS. It is:
    '69 Corvette.
    L71, 427 tri-power, 435HP.
    39,000 miles, original, unrestored.
    Asking $139K.
    What a great car this would be, absolutely original, with that legendary 427 up front.
    Check it out!
    Pickles.

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    Nice colour combo also, I wouldn't say no.

    https://www.australianmusclecarsales...er-manual.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkysa View Post
    Nice colour combo also, I wouldn't say no.

    https://www.australianmusclecarsales...er-manual.html
    It's the engine & associated mechanicals that gets me.
    Regards, Martin.

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    ive had the odd one of those thru work (not that highly looked after tho) and jees do they sound good idling, absolute pain to work on but are an absolute beast of a car

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    If the older ones are restored to original handling characteristics, great care should be taken for our road conditions. These cars were built for California freeways, not the mountain twists that were just a handful of miles away. Back-ends would break away very easily.
    Living in the Southern California mountains for a few years certainly showed drivers that could or could not drive on those twisty roads; let alone when the ice came.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
    It's the engine & associated mechanicals that gets me.
    Regards, Martin.
    Agree 100% .... there were some very clever engineers around in the late 50's onwards that worked with good old basic intuition to create tech that was ahead of their time and not a computer in sight ...







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