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    There are already 3 other car threads in this forum and one in the lounge but this one deals with old ragged out hotrods, wannabe redneck street racers, and just another dinosaur that you usually see sitting as junk because Billy Bob seems to think he's gonna restore her to her former glory one day. Some may still be running but really need to go to the crusher. If you see one in your travels, snap a pic and post it.

    Here is a 1968 C body Dodge Monaco. While in the 60's Dodge produced some seriously fast cars, this aircraft carrier is an embarrassment to look at. The 383 engine gave birth to the 413 and later the 426 and 440 engines. The bumble bee stripe was somebody's bad idea. As ugly as it is, this car could probably roll in it's day. Hiding behind this behemoth is a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda notchback coupe that restored would make somebody a great looking ride.

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      This is a Ford boneyard filled with a collection of probably 60 mostly Mustangs, Falcons, Fairlanes, and Cougars. The cars are so rusted you would probably have to take all 60 apart to make one car. This lot is in back of an industrial area. I drove by this place a couple years ago and have not seen anything change in that time. I decided to stop yesterday and snap a couple of shots and the guy that owns the place was leaving, said he had to go get one of his guys that got stopped. I assume he meant by a cop.
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      You meant a Monaco, right?
       
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      My keyboard sometimes is like an adolescent, it doesn't always listen to me.
       
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        Looks like Danny Rebb was getting ready for the big time.


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        I think these are both '71 Mach 1's
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        Grey '65 Fairlane 500-he had a number of Fairlane and Falcon Coupes-Ford's answer to the Chevy II- The '64 and '65 factory standard was an inline 6 cyl but you could get these from the factory in '65 with both the 260 and 289 hi performance and they would fly.
         
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          I'll forever be a Mach 1 fan... not even for any specific reason, just am. Same with the AMC Javelin AMX (if it's painted right!). A guy on my paper route had a '73 Javelin and I thought it was awesome.
           
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            American Motors had early problems in the sporty market trying to shake the Rambler image and even though they continued to produce some style dogs (Gremlin, Pacer), the AMC and AMX lines were serious goodlooking factory race cars. Here is their 1969 mid-engined concept car that was toned down and became the Javelin. This animal is gorgeous. Here's a little blurb on it with a hot looking yaller one. Forgotten Concept: 1970 AMC AMX/3 - BangShift.com
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            The paint on this thing looks like hot wax.
             
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              Back to the Fairlane 500 for a moment, you learn something new everyday.
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              Main article: Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
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              Modified, street-driven 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt factory experimental drag car
              As the muscle car market took shape, Ford built a small number of Fairlane two door hard tops prepared for drag racing during the 1963 season.[citation needed] These cars were running the 289 and were set up at Dearborn Steel Tubing that built the special cars for Ford special vehicle operations .[citation needed] These soon evolved into the "Thunderbolts" for 1964. The racing Thunderbolt was a two-door post car, heavily modified to incorporate Ford's new 427 CID (7.0 L) V8 race engine with two four-barrel carburetors on a high-riser manifold, ram-air through the openings left by deleting the inboard headlights, equal-length headers, trunk-mounted battery, several fiberglass parts (hood, door skins, fenders, and front bumper), acrylic glass windows, and other lightweight options, including deleted rear-door window winders, carpeting, radio, sealant, sun visors, armrests, jack, lug wrench, heater, soundproofing, and passenger-side windshield wiper. The cars wore Fairlane 500 trim, and were only offered with the two-door sedan body. This special model, of which 111 to 127 total were made (sources disagree),[who?] delivered 657 hp (490 kW) at 7,500 rpm[11] and was known as the Thunderbolt.

              Racing in NHRA Super Stock (which required only fifty cars be available to the public[12]), on 7-inch (180 mm)-wide tires, the Thunderbolt was based on the midlevel Fairlane 500 two-door pillared sedan, and in 1964 set elapsed time and top speed records at 11.6 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h).[13] took the Super Stock title (with Gas Ronda taking the honors[12]), and won the Manufacturer's Cup. The car as delivered was slightly too light to meet NHRA's 3200-lb (1451-kg) minimum weight unless it was raced with a full tank of gasoline, which would bring it to 3203 lb (1453 kg). NHRA rules at the time required a metal front bumper, so the cars began to be supplied with an aluminum bumper and previous purchasers were supplied with one.

              Thunderbolt production was ended due to NHRA rule changes for Super Stock competition, requiring 500 vehicles be built to be entered in that class. Ford had been losing $1500 to $2000 on each Thunderbolt sold at the sticker price of $3900. The first 11 Thunderbolts were painted maroon (known as Vintage Burgundy in Ford literature), the rest white; 99 had manual transmissions. Many are still raced. About 50 similar Mercury Cyclones were also produced by Ford in 1964, destined to be modified to represent Ford in A/FX competition, which they dominated, as well. These vehicles varied greatly in wheel track due to customer options for varying suspension and wheel/tire combinations. Front tracks from 54 to 56 in and rear tracks from 53.5 to 55.5 in were common.
              below is a '64 Thunderbolt (body changed after this year) at the track. Running in A/Factory Experimental class you can see his qualifying index was 9.77 -based on weight to horsepower
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              It isn’t wounded and it was beautiful.

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