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If you could have any car that's NOT a GTO...

Ok, we are all here because we bleed Pontiac metallic blue. The GTO hasn't been nicknamed "The Great One" for no reason. They started the muscle car era, they're absolute torque monsters, and they eat chevelles for breakfast. Regardless of your reason for choosing a GTO over the hundreds of classics you could have chosen, you chose well.

BUT........ If you could drive any car... classic, import, exotic, supercar, etc... what would you pick and why?

This would probably be my first choice for a muscle car: A 1968 Fort Torino GT Fastback. This one is currently on eBay and I absolutely love everything about this particular car. The paint in particular is awesome in my opinion. The Torino fastback has Nascar racing heritage, they're cheaper than mustangs, and they look way better too. Oh and did I mention that paint job?

Second choice... 1965 Shelby Coupe. Even though the real ones are worth millions, I think I'd actually like to build my own out of a kit car they sell. They were built to drive circles around Ferraris and they have beautiful body lines. Take a kit car and throw a Coyote and a 6 speed under the hood with a modern suspension and that would be one fun car!!
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Me? 1928 -31 Duesenberg SJ roadster. 320 Horsepower, dual overhead camshaft straight eight engine good for 116 mph in 2nd gear and 130+ in third. The absolute grandest car ever built. I have driven quite a few '68-'70 Torino fastbacks, including two '70 429 Cobra Jet Drag Pak cars. One was an auto, one was a stick. Both were slower than my '65 GTO with a tripower 389 and a 4 speed. Fords have excellent build quality, but weren't that fast, generally speaking. We DID race a '68 Shelby GT500 with a stock '67 GTO on the highway one time in 1980.....and we got thoroughly waxed. That thing moved. Drove a customer's '67 427 tripower Corvette once, and that thing was also brutal. Would have wiped the floor with my '65 GTO. So many cars, so little money and time!!
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Mmmmm, list of dream cars..... How about a triple black 428 66 T-bird roadster. Dad had a 64 T-bird back when I was a teen and even with the 390 it ran pretty good. Love the Pontiacs like a big 65 2+2 vert with 421, trips and a four speed, 57 Bonneville, pretty much any 50's convertible. For muscle I like a sleeper like a 66 or 67 Fairlane w/427 side oiler or 66 or 67 442 Olds W30.

Had a good friend back in high school who had a 68 T-bird w/a 429 Thunderjet. It was a big red 4 door w/the suicide doors and a simulated alligator hide vinyl top. We put a set of 3:73 gears in it and it was an easy low 14 second ride which was enough to upset a lot of the "fast" cars in town. We sure had a blast in that big pig but the cops knew it by site and we were guaranteed to get pulled over seemingly every weekend. That was sure a fun unusual ride.

My neighbor who works a the GM plant has all Fords. Just got a new '14 Shelby in black w/red stripes. It's cool but I like his 69 Cobra Torino w/428 SCJ too. He also has a couple of late model Cobra mustangs and some Mark VII and VII's to boot. And not one GM.....I guess he doesn't car who butters his bread lol. Another neighbor has a 70 Mercury Cyclone in orange with 429 SCJ and 4 speed. Love the cool gauges in the dash angled towards the driver. It is fast but he nearly crapped when I took him for a ride in the AlkyGTO. He grabbed the dash and said OMG!!!
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The Shelby coupe and Cyclone would be on my list also, along with a 69' Trans Am, any year Panterra and a Ford GT-40

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Before the GTO I had a '74 Charger that I wrecked when I was younger. I always liked Mopar before I was converted.

Next on my list is an early bird formula 400 but...

If not Pontiac 1st is 426 Hemi Cuda, 2nd '70 R/T Challenger, and 3rd '69 R/T Charger.

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A little out of my price range, but a new C6 converted to a 63 split window from Karl Kustom Corvettes would be a nice. Matt

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Geez... This list is long, but at or near the top would be a '55 300SL Gullwing.

In the somewhat more realistic realm, I am actively looking for my old '70 Roadrunner. Nothing super special in terms of performance as it was just a 335HP 383 with an automatic, but it had some other cool options and I never have seen another one like it. Yellow with a white interior, bucket seats with a center console, black carpets and black dash. VIN RM23NOG124555 (if you ever see it) ...yeah, right!

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A little out of my price range, but a new C6 converted to a 63 split window from Karl Kustom Corvettes would be a nice. Matt
Just Googled this, very cool!
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I have always wanted a 1969 Mach I 429 Cobra Jet in red. Had one bought (I thought) on eBay about 20 years ago for 11 grand and lost it last minute by a hundred bucks. Now, they are priced over what they would be worth to me but just dreaming.
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I know it's a cheby but .........
Buddy in 1972 had a 69 Chevelle SS
Had a 427 L88, 4spd, with 456 gears, yellow on black.
He thought it came from the factory that way, it didn't have any yenko badging or striping, so not really sure about its origin.

Man oh man that thing was a beast !!!
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