Muscle Car Question

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  1. njftw

    njftw New Member

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    Just a simple question.

    If I buy a restored car, say a 67-69 Camaro. Would it be good for an everyday driver?
     
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    If you have the money to do it there's no reason why you can't. There are plenty of old school muscle cars that are very mild/streetable.
     
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    I daily drive a restored 1955 Chevy Bel Air with no problems. Not a muscle car, but same idea.
     
  4. Rikus

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    If you got one with a big V8, the only real issue would be the terrible gas mileage. If you don't get one with a big V8, well that's not a muscle car, now is it? ;)
     
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    Yes, if it's not a numbers-matching trailer-queen-restoration--you would just destroy the value of a car like that by driving it daily.

    But a restomod, on the other hand, would be perfect. First Gen w/ LS1/6/2/3 and modern suspension would be FTMFW.
     
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    You could drive one stock every day with no issues.
     
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    I know it's not exactly what everyoen thinks of when they think "muscle car", but why not a Dodge Dart with the slant 6 in it?? There are tons of aftermarket performance parts for them and you would have to replace the oil with sand to kill it.
     
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    Our '73 Trans-Am would make an excellent daily driver. It can sit for weeks at a time, fire right up on the first try warm up faster than a new car, have excellent heat and even with the semi wild motor it'll cruise amazingly well. Hell even stock it made it from Colorado to Utah with ZERO problems at all, it would make the Power Tour without an ounce of concern. Gas Mileage......umm, well, it rarely has more than half a tank and less than 1,500 miles a year, dunno how well it does for gas mileage, I would still say on the freeway it would pull 15-20 MPG, its tune is spot on.
     
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    honestly, no. restored or not, its still basically running around on 40 year old parts (new or not, they're still based on antique technology). A car like that would be a much better Weekend driver then on a daily basis.
     
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    Example of the antique technology you'd find in a restored muscle car?
     
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    I don't think this argument is valid.

    In the last 50 years, only two additions have significantly decreased the death toll- 3 point seat belts and collapsible steering columns.

    Look it up.

    Both of those are an easy and relatively cheap retrofit to a musclecar, and once you've done them it won't be any more dangerous to drive than any of the pre-airbag pre ABS Accords and Camry's that fill our freeways.
     
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    You could easily daily drive any vehicle from the 1940s on up. They only require more maintence for their points ignition system and carbeurators, that's about it.
     
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    depends on where you live, if you live in a place that gets snow.. the answer is basically no

    that, and of course if you like filling your tank up every other day
     
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    What are you so afraid of snow for? Gas is obviously a factor in whether or not you can afford a performance vehicle. I got 15 mpg in my Cobra last tank, and I've done as bad as 9 mpg.
     
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    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    :rofl: idiot
     
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    Apparently, a front disc/rear drum 5 speed manual 2005 Corolla has super-advanced technology compared to a 4 wheel disc/4 speed manual Late 60's muscle car.

    The rotors on the muscle car are liable to fall right off. After all, the design is 40 years old, amirite?
     
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    i've never had a problem driving a rwd anything in the snow/ice, that would change if i were in a fwd or awd... but i don't drive like an ass.
     

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