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    Cool World's Greatest Cars & Bikes

    OK, you gear heads, tell me what you think some of the world's greatest cars are.

    If I could get my hands on any car ever made it would have to be an AC Cobra. Made in the 60's by Ford and Carrol Shelby. 427 big block and killer body lines. There's even a few 428's that were made due to a shortage of the 427's. They were released as the 427 and are very rare. Probably the most replicated kit car on earth.




    The GT 40, another car by Ford and Carrol Shelby (I think). This car won at Daytona, Sebring, and Le Mans in 1966.







    *just a note, don't crap on my thread. if you don't like a choice of car sombody likes, please don't say anything at all.
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    427 Side-Oiler.... Arh.. arh... arh.... How'd you like to own an original today ??

    My all time fave..... '71 'Cuda's, since I owned a '71 340 TA.

    But if you're gonna' have a 'Cuda... might as well have the Ultimate 'Cuda- the Hemi !!!



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    The Mustang Boss 429!Sweeet!!!!

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    twwabw you beat me to it, that was going to be my next post.

    Love those old hemi cudas, couldn't turn, couldn't stop but they sure could go fast in a straight line. I heard one once with open headers and it actually gave me goose bumps!




    Another fave of mine is the Datona Charger. Only run one season in NASCAR and was banned because of the wing.

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    nice cars guys, my high school buddy had a '69 dodge R/T with a 440 six pack that was really fast.

    i wish i had some good old american muscle.
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    This 'Cuda I posted was on E-Bay a couple weeks ago.... New ground up restoration, - was not an original Hemi. But, complete as original using all NOS and OEM parts, w/300 miles! God it was beautiful. Last I looked, current bid was something like $ 94,000, with Reserve not yet met !!!

    The muscle car era was the best- glad I was there for it. Had a '73 Chevelle SS that was a lot of fun, but my '71 'Cuda was my fave. Yeah, they didn't turn (and if they did, watch the a*s go out from under it !!) rode like a truck; more air leaks than a screen door; but I loved it! The smell; the sound; the rumble. Wish I still had it today. Even though any decent stock performance car ( and a few sedans ! ) could easily outhandle and likely outrun the muscle cars, it's just not the same.

    Except for maybe.....

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    Chevrolet Corvette

    Many different shapes and styles through the years, and always a classic.

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    Oh My !!
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    Let's not forget about bikes,

    I used to build these bikes here in Louisana. This wasn't an off-the-shelf bike like Titans and Big Dogs. We built everything in-house except for the engines and some of the suspension parts. I hope the guy gets his act together, these bikes might make a comeback.

    Confederate Motorcycles. These bikes did move, and handle well too.

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    The 66 chevelle was always one of my favorites..



    I Had a 1971 Pontiac Firebird.. I loved that car. My brother and I drew "eddie" from Iron Maiden (the Killers album)on the hood of my car

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    I always luved the '67 catalina. This baby is smooooooooth!!!




    My favorite color too !

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    Let's cross the water.

    Honda,

    Many people forget that Mr. Soichiro Honda made bikes long before he ever dreamed of making cars. In fact he started out making piston rings, then two-stroke motors and the rest is history.

    Gold Wing, first imported into the US in 1975. It sets the standard for touing class bikes.




    Let's not forget about the NSX. Another car that I wouldn't mind having.

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    Hi RoundEye

    Many parameters here to choose from

    Mini Cooper= Changed the manufacturers view on the building of compact roomy front drive cars for all time.

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    BMW 2002= Sports Sedan in a pkg. that was very efficient and a true performer.

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    Datsun Z= Sophisticated Sports car for the masses.

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    Austin Healey 3000= Beauty and performance at affordable pricing.

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    XK120 Jaguar= Sheer Beauty and performance at affordable pricing.

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    XKE= Read above

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    3.8S Jaguar Sedan=Beauty and performance. Unmatched to this day imho.

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    Lotus Elite & Super 7= light weight, massive performance with small engines.

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    Ferrari Daytona=Beauty and performance

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    Mercedes Benz 300 Gullwing= Performance & the Doors

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    Plymouth Road Runner= A Bomb...The Hemi, awesome. Affordable pricing

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    MGB= Brought affordable Sports cars to N.America

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    Triumph TR3= See above

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    Dusenberg's= Massive Beauty and performance

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    Porsche Spider and most that followed=Because they are.

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    VW Beetle=Affordable reliable transport.

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    Model T Ford= Do anything kinda car

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    Studebaker Hawk= Style and performance

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    The list goes on.

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    My all-time favorite.= 3.8S Jag. sedan. Black with red interior. Man how i lusted after one of those.


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    Hi RoundEye


    Forgot Bikes.


    The two most significant imho


    Triumph Bonneville= Landmark bike as it brought performance and handling to the forefront at its time.

    Harley Dresser= Touring



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    Lamborghini Countach

    I got to sit in one of these and start it once. Wish I could have drove it. The car is way too small for me, I couldn't let the clutch out because me knee hit the back of the steering wheel. If you are over five foot, forget about this car. Still and awesome machine, the sound, the lines, the Italian styling is alive and well in this car.

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    Another bike,

    The last of the legendary Black Shadows, the 1955 D series saw Vincent close their doors leaving a legacy of high tech, state-of-the-art, fast and dramatic motorcycles. The Black Shadow, first introduced in 1949, survived through 1955 and along the way broke speed records on several continents. It won an extraordinary following, and many Vincents are still ridden on a daily basis. The Vincent was the first true 100 mph tourer.
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    I've posted about this before, but I had the good fortune of breaking in a brand new Hemi Cuda for a friend in the service when I was a senior in High School....fun..

    I like that Boss also...

    Or maybe a Judge..dunno..

    I sold my 56 Ford PU a while back..sad but true.

    Maybe in a couple of years, I'll be back looking for another one.

    If my brother-in-law gets his car published, I'll post some pics...

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    1990 Kawasaki ZX-11 Ninja

    When this bike was released it blew away every other production bike ever made. It was years before another bike was released that was faster out of the crate, and it was beat only by a few MPH.

    Here's a couple of pics of the one I used to own. Before and after and really nasty crash that damn near killed me. I had this bike over 180mph more then once or twice.




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    Let's talk Italian styling again,

    Ducati,
    A style & sound of it's own, I love how these bikes sound with carbon fiber exhaust canisters. They handling is outstanding, even with less power then other superbikes they still win many races.

    998





    And a pic of my Monster Dark, with carbon fiber exhaust

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