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Re: Your most fun or cherished car?

Then - Straight line: When I was 20, I had a 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS that I'd converted to Big Block and had a first edition Closed Chamber L-88 427 crate engine. It dyno'd at over 550 hp and would tear up the strip in the high 10's/low 11's. Gas was cheap ...

Then - Corners: In my mid 20's I had a BRE SCCA legal Datsun 510 that I used to autocross. It cornered much better than my other cars that I'd owned then and after (2 stock suspension 911 Porsche's and a 1968 Corvette with John Greenwood handling package). I did fairly well until a guy showed up with a 300 hp 13B rotary in a Datsun 2000 which was/is an incredible car. Nobody could keep up with the car, it had so much acceleration.

Now: MB 300SD diesel gets 35 MPG and is comfortable to drive on short and long trips. I'll likely buy a 560 SEL this year, which has always been a dream car of mine.

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  • Re: Your most fun or cherished car? - Jack Seaton 09:48:47 06/21/04 (1)


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