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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3915 on: November 29, 2022, 03:51:08 PM »
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3916 on: December 01, 2022, 04:37:38 PM »
Not sure where this would fit ? This was in the wheels section of our local rag,  Interesting numbers, are they correct ?

Does any one know the numbers for regular Mustang fast backs (not Shelbys)  for '67-'70

Mike
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3917 on: December 01, 2022, 06:59:04 PM »
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3918 on: December 04, 2022, 04:32:59 PM »
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« Reply #3919 on: December 04, 2022, 06:06:06 PM »
Vector Aeromotive Corporation

stunning car, impressive most impressive

Those of us in SoCal were used to seeing Weigert at anything automotive in his jumpsuit pitching investors - Sometimes he'd pitch you could get on the buyers list for $1,000 with $100 monthly payments. Took him 11 years to produce his first car. They said he paid off early disgruntled investors with later investor funds. He lost the company the got it back.
The pix are the W8. By the time he started to build the W2 it was 10 years old and very outdated. The W8 would never live up to the promised performance with the drivetrain they installed.

In 1989, Wiegert's company, now known as the Vector Aeromotive Corporation, began production of the W8, an evolution of the W2. Financial backing came from public stock offerings and various lawsuits including suits against the Goodyear Tire Company (trademark infringement with the Vector brand of tires) and Vantage cigarettes. Two W8 prototypes were made, of which only one ran. The Vector W8 utilized an automatic Oldsmobile TM425 Transaxle mated to a Twin-Turbo CAN-AM modified Chevrolet small block V8 engine.
One black W8 was pre-ordered by famous tennis player Andre Agassi. Since Vectors were hand built, each required significant time to finish, calibrate and test, but Agassi demanded that the company deliver his W8 before it was ready. Vector complied, and company representatives told him that he could display it, but warned him not to drive it until the final work was completed. Agassi ignored this advice, and when the vehicle broke down, Wiegert and Vector Aeromotive refunded his US$455,000 purchase price; this resulted in negative publicity despite the circumstances. Afterwards, Agassi's W8 was finished and the car was resold.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_Motors

It was reported that the company seeks to sell two Vector WX-3 prototypes for US$3.5 million to secure further funding of development operations. Vector's website announced the WX-8 will be equipped with a choice of two potential engines: a 10.0 liter big-block V-8 or an electric/hybrid 7.0 liter small-block V-8. The car was not complete by the time of designer Gerald Wiegert's death in early 2021, with an incomplete prototype model sitting on Wiegert's driveway.
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3920 on: December 04, 2022, 10:24:53 PM »
^^ There's the synopsis of the next car movie that's probably in the works.
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« Reply #3921 on: December 04, 2022, 11:10:25 PM »
The company had one of their Vectors at the Palm Springs vintage races around 1990 in the pits promoting it.I was in a trailer about 60ft away when someone got in and started it in reverse and immediately ran over a couple of people. Everyone ran to the car and I jumped up and ran the other direction because I knew where the ambulance was in the pits. Told them what happened and cleared a path through the pits and had them there in about 5mins. Thankfully the injuries were not severe but I later heard there was a lawsuit. Don't know what ever came of it.

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3922 on: December 05, 2022, 12:52:24 PM »
Not sure where this would fit ? This was in the wheels section of our local rag,  Interesting numbers, are they correct ?

Does any one know the numbers for regular Mustang fast backs (not Shelbys)  for '67-'70

Mike

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3923 on: December 05, 2022, 02:34:55 PM »
jim p, thanks for that it's the info I was interested in ! regards my post reply 3916

Sorry for the late reply didn't catch your post till today  ::)

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3924 on: December 05, 2022, 05:00:49 PM »
Just saw this on the MotorTrend site, MCACN 2022 article. Other photos right after being unceremoniously removed from it's garage by Hurricane Ian garage here:

https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=18919.msg162779#msg162779

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"This 1970 Plymouth Superbird probably doesn't need any introduction at this point. Straight from its salt-water bath courtesy of Hurricane Ian, this battered 'Bird was on display. It is going to Illinois-based Magnum Auto Restoration for a full makeover, and it is scheduled to debut fully restored at MCACN 2024."
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3925 on: December 05, 2022, 05:03:51 PM »
Kudos to the owner for bringing it back to life. 

Such a disaster would be a heartbreaking thing to know happened to your beauty.

BTW:  Nice and pretty-rare Sport Fury ragtop next to it.
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3926 on: December 05, 2022, 05:11:25 PM »
Kudos to the owner for bringing it back to life. 

Such a disaster would be a heartbreaking thing to know happened to your beauty.

BTW:  Nice and pretty-rare Sport Fury ragtop next to it.

That is rough day for the superbird!

I would suggest that is a hardtop Sport Fury with a sunroof.
Maybe even more rare than a convertible. I'm not familiar with the Mopar land yachts
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3927 on: December 05, 2022, 05:28:00 PM »
I also first thought it is a sunroof/vinyl top car, because of what looks like a reflection of glass on top, but the trim on the C-pillar at the base of the top looks to have snaps, like for a tonneau cover.  Maybe that's just reflections.

The fact it has bright metal trim around the rear window would seem to say it isn't a convertible.

Hard to tell the year. Looks like a '69 -70 fuselage car, but then there's a lower body line that throws me off.   I owned a '70 Chrysler 300 Hurst (same body) and I don't recall it had a lower body line like that.   But, that angle on the car and the lighting is creating some weird effects.   

I would have to research to see if a factory sunroof was available on a Sport Fury.
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #3928 on: December 05, 2022, 08:23:46 PM »
Here's another photo from the MT article. Enlarged it, which isn't always helpful, but in this case does seem to show the Sport Fury is a sunroof/vinyl top car. But I know zilch about Mopars.

MT article link: https://www.motortrend.com/events/mcacn-2022-muscle-car-barn-find-gallery/?wc_mid=4035:23970&wc_rid=4035:29409376&_wcsid=658752529EEEBB1119013BA3C0B6050E0EEA7902D6A872BF



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« Reply #3929 on: December 05, 2022, 09:15:08 PM »
Thanks s2ms and Richstang for the additional pix and info.

Now I can see that a '71 Fury has a different lower fuselage body than my '70 Chrysler 300 Hurst did.   Good to know. 

Pretty bitchin' cars, if you like Brand Y.  (Chevy is Brand X.)  My Hurst was one of 300 built and had the high output 375 hp 440.  Leather power seats out of the Imperial.  That's what made the 300 Hurst that year special.  Fast and lux and pretty agile, unique and cool.   

Back when damn near every American car brand had it goin' on.
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Kirkham Cobra with 482-inch aluminum side-oiler
Formerly:
1968 GT500KR #2575 (1982-2022)
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1969 LTD Country Squire 429
1962 T-bird with 13k original miles
1957 T-bird E-model, dual fours, 3-speed stick