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To: SaveFerris

Yeah. Money was a mitigating factor back in those days. I could have picked up a blue ‘67 GTO with a 326, hood scoop, factory duals and gauges, factory chrome air filter and valve covers, and Hurst dual gate shifter, and all it needed was the Rochester Q-Jet rebuilt, for $125. Unfortunately at the time, I was 17 and had no job, so the price was about $120 out of my range. To this day, I wish I’d have robbed a bank to get that car. It was sweetness inside and out.


15 posted on 08/22/2017 5:21:53 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck." - John Steinbeck)
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To: Viking2002

I knew guys with 442’s, Cutlasses, shoot one guy in the town had a 69 Mach 1 or Fastback (can’t remember) with 390 - he wanted $1500 - it was good shape.

A few years later met a guy working at a gas station driving a 1970 Boss 302 4-speed - no shaker or stripes though. He wanted $3000 which was probably $2000 or $2500 more money than I had (was still making payments on my 78 Trans Am).

A couple months later saw him and asked about the car - he slid it into a telephone pole in the rain - sideways - and bent the unibody.


21 posted on 08/22/2017 5:36:14 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ....)
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To: Viking2002

If it had a 326 it was likely a Tempest re-badged as a GTO since GTO’s came with 389, 400 and then 455 as the years passed.


22 posted on 08/22/2017 5:38:01 PM PDT by vigilence (Vigilence)
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