OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: theo On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:53 am

Suppose to be the rarest car of all time, 1954 Concept Old's Rocket F-88. They say if they would have put them into production back then it would have killed the Corvette.
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:00 am

That is frikin hot! wow
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:05 am

Another from Harley Earls' Stable.........talented guy......where the hell is his clone? After the 60's it was a slippery slope downhill...fast!!!! But that was back when Men were men, and women were damned glad of it! PC were just two letters in our alphabet. Didn't this rig go to some auction and bring a sixpence or two?
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:06 am

brought over 3 mil....... :shock:
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:10 am

It was art back then, now they all look the same......3 mil.....wished I had 34 in the garage!! I think scotty has one of them squirreled away in the back 40....building heated with a 700 EFM. Something about a wet spot on his uniform front.......
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:21 am

Funny how the "brass" always made sure that nothing would de-throne the Corvette...look what happened to the Buick Grand National GNX.
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:24 am

Yup,,,,,, breathing hard :lol:
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:44 am

The reason they all look the same today is because they are computer enhanced foe aero-dynamics :blah: & all that green crap--no designers with a lick of creativity. :(
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:49 am

That's exactly it Fred.

Proof positive that cars SUCK today. That thing is mint! 8-)
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:09 am

Rob R. wrote:Funny how the "brass" always made sure that nothing would de-throne the Corvette...look what happened to the Buick Grand National GNX.


LOL..... I as thinking the same thing when I was watching the video.

276HP off the production line and in '87 that was a lot.



Only thing I don;t like about the GN's is the dashboard, it doesn't belong in a sports car.

I hit a deer with my regular '92 Regal and you would not believe the problems I had getting parts for it. The one junk Yard had maybe 50 Centuries, 50 Parke Aves and 3 Regals... Apparently they get bought up by street racers and they put turbos on them.
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:21 am

There were a lot of similarities to the 53 vette, makes you wonder who was first with the design not just first to actually put one out.
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: theo On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:26 am

Ithought the same sam,,,,,, you got one tucked away ???? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:44 am

I love those GN's!! Always wanted one. Still do. Seen a few locally, but man they want big bucks .... and the things are hammered! Paint falling off the doors, dents & rust everywhere & they want 6 grand. :|

I remember back in the day a buddy of mine had one spankin new. He just turned 21, so he wanted to hit all the bars ... but we were minors, so he'd let us take the car out while he boozed it up!! That was great!! One time I remember we picked up this chick while cruising on Main St. Worcester .... and she promptly hangs out the window to show her ex-boyfriend how cool this car was full of guys ... so we end up in a fight. 3 guys hop out of this 4x4 Chevy pickup with baseball bats & I'm thinking I CAN"T get one SCRATCH on this car. So I screwed. The guy had a big block in that pickup, so it was no slouch ... but once that turbo kicked in ... usually right as it barked into 2nd gear & went sideways a bit it took off like a missle! Good thing, because by that point the guys were hanging out the side of the truck swinging the bats at the car! I got on 290 by Rotmans where there's these 2 sharp S turns on the highway. By the time I left the ramp the 85mph speedometer was buried! It's was then that I found out a GN is no Corvette .... we almost died!! That thing was wallowing & wagging it's tail pretty bad ... but I got away without a scratch on the car. 8-) Good times! :lol:
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Re: OK, Who has one of these in the garage ????

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:05 pm

SMITTY wrote:I love those GN's!! Always wanted one. Still do. Seen a few locally, but man they want big bucks .... and the things are hammered! Paint falling off the doors, dents & rust everywhere & they want 6 grand. :|


My cousin's husband has one he purchased brand new, think it has like 80K on it. He treated it like a baby for the years he was driving it. Now it sits in the garage for most of the year and makes an occasional appearance.
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:10 pm

When I used to drag race there were some mean GN's at the track. Nice and quiet, sleek look, at a 125 MPH pass that usually surprised the *censored* out of the guy in the other lane. :lol: Of course the cars weren't stock, but they still commanded a lot of respect.

Another favorite of mine, the Lincoln Mark VIII. Not many people know that some Ford engineers set a record on the salt flats with a MarkVIII. 181.7 mph...not bad for a 3700+ lb luxury coupe.

http://www.markviii.org/LOD2/january199 ... odding.htm
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