This was my Grandfather's 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe. The Gran Coupe was the "upscale" Barracuda in case you were wondering. Like mine, this car had a 383 under the hood though not the "Super Commando" version. His car had the 2bbl version that made about 290 horsepower to my 335. I know his car was really well optioned, but I don't remember with exactly what. I do remember that it was an automatic with console, and that it had burnt-orange interior to match the exterior. I really wish he still had it, because any Gran Coupe is rare...that and I'd remember what options it had if it were still around.
My Father's car. It's a 1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite. It was purchased form the original owner that had purchased it from my (other)Grandfather at the local Chrysler Plymouth dealership in the fall of '68. This car is a time capsule and solid as a rock. This thing has less NVH than some new cars! We have taken it to a few shows so far, which is always entertaining. It's really funny to watch people become disapointed when they see that it's not a Roadrunner and it doesn't have a Hemi under the hood. It's a 318 actually(BOO!, HISS!).
I absolutely love this retina burning interior color. You can't really see it in the picture above, but the Sat has factory hand-painted stripes on the sides to match. You might note that this car also has a/c as revealed by the dash vents. That makes it a much better cruiser than the 'cuda that becomes an easybake oven in the summer. Seriously, you could bake a cake in the damn thing! By the way, those hideous floormats are not a part of this car's originality and I apologize for them!
Just to prove that it does make it out of the garage sometimes. Too bad this was the only pic I could get were some stranger wasn't somewhere nearby. At least you can sorta see the hand-painted stripes in this shot!
...and here is a little close up of the stripes. I think in places one can actually see where the painter sneezed.
This happens to be the only decent shot I have of the car...so enjoy. I have no idea who that woman is, but hey, at least you can't see port-a-crapper in the background of this one!
...and to prove it made it out of the garage twice...
Just a Pacifica that Dad had as a demonstrator...I liked the way the ice looked on it so I took a picture.
My Sister's first car that she just can't sell, the '89 turbo Dirtona. This thing is loaded with nearly everything except leather and the Shelby package. Since it is an '89, it is also the last of the T-bar Daytonas. Someday maybe twenty years from now, people might be restoring these...we won't.
Here's my buddy Jeff's '88 300ZX. Mods include: a euro spec engine (converted from NA in Germany...no emissions BS!), a manual transmission conversion, a manual boost controller set to 8psi,a cold air intake, full 2.5" exhaust, and polished stock wheels. A link to his page is in my friends list (jotten)if you want to read more and check out his pictures that obviously have better conditions and more skill behind them than do mine.
His brother Jeremy's car that he wouldn't have had I not found it! It's obviously not a normal Datsun 280ZX. This particular model, the 1979 280ZX-R was only made that year. The reason behind it was to homologate the huge rear spoiler for racing, so Nissan put out about 1000 of these. This car only had about 79,000 original miles on it when it was delivered to him from California. It was a very nice car. I say "was" because two months after it was licensed, a Ford Econoline Van hit it damaging most of the front end. We can rebuild her...better than she was before. We have the technology...stronger, faster...well you get the point.
This is my buddy Chad's latest SOLD. Another 70 'cuda. This one has a HEMI in it though not originally...but who cares? This isn't his only and it won't be his last. His Mopar list includes: a 79 Little Red Express, a 69 HEMI Charger R/T, and a 70 Super Bee. Notice I said "includes." I hate this guy...but in the nicest possible way.
This would be the engine bay of Chad's Charger. Perfect, ain't it? I dare you to find something incorrect about it.
His cousin Brad's Super Bee. He's done with it now and finally sent me a good picture. How does 500 cubic inches sound?