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What are some good older cars like in the50's 60's 70's that are fast hot rod type cars like chevelle corvette that are kinda cheap and easy to restore? I am on the look out for some kind of car lol.
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OK here we go..........:D :D

First what do you like?? You are going to get to know this car very well, so you better like it.

Any faveret brands?? Ford, Chevy, Moparetc

How much do you know about cars? WAY to $$$$ to pay others to do your mods

Will it be your only driver? Tough call here. REAL hard to Mod the car that has to get you to school/work.

Now the meat.... You ask for afforbale. See thats a tough one. I am a Ford guy, so I will give you some Ford examples.

A Mustang.........OK the car itself will cost you a lot more to get. BUT parts are cheap, and avalable EVERYWERE. Easyest to restore would be a 65-66, but for a little les money, and a better driving car, I would look to a 67-70

OK here is a od ball for you.. A Maverick. You can probably pick one up for almost nothing, and under the skin it is almost the excact same car as a first gen Mustang. Not as sexy, but cheap.

Almost in the same vain is an old Falcon. same type of car, just older.

Want big? The old Farlanes are a nice size, and can fit a big block motor. IMHO no GM model eaven comes CLOSE to the look of the 66-67 Farlanes. SWEET!!!

Or how about a full size car? The Galaxies/LTD's are an awsome cruzing car. I have a 72 LTD convertible that will pretty much fit any motor I could want under the hood. V10? no problem. 6-71 deisl? No problem.:D

Now other brands also have a few good choices. Cost wise, you will probably have to dig deep in the models to find a nice one. ie you maybe cant swing a Camaro, but a nova is the same car under the skin.

So give a little more info on your wants. Maybe I can fill in the holes for you. Oh, and one more thing....... Build the car for YOU. Don;t get a brand/model just becouse your frends have one, build the car YOU want. Be diferent.
 

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Mopar Mopar Mopar.. I always loved the old dodge/plymouths..

Challenger/Cuda
Charger/Satellite



Big motors.. no frills just power...

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Nothing Beats a cuda in my book.. except a challenger...

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I have ALWAYS wanted a charger but idk arent they alot? as for an everyday driver for school no I hve an explorer for that:D
 

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Vetts and Chevelles are great muscle cars but very expensive. The big blocks are not cheap on gas and upkeep. My dream car is a 1970 Chevelle SS convertible with the 454 and cowl induction.

If I am not mistaken it had the most horsepower of a production car for its time. The new vettes and vipers may have it beat.

http://www.classicdreamcars.com/70LS6.html

Another thing to consider is insurance, some of these cars are worth a lot and could get expensive to keep them on the road and protect your investment.

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Good luck in your search!
 

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I'll take the red 69' Mustang in the background of pic 1. No really, I am a major Ford nut myself, but I have an appreciation for any good looking muscle car, wether it be an old Mopar or a G,G..GM. Man, that was hard to say. LOL :D No really, I have always liked the looks of the 67-68 Camaros.

As for a car to build, like mentioned above, it depends on what you want. Heres another Ford example or two...

New car to keep in the garage except for sunny days? A 2005 Mustang GT, or wait til 2006 for the Cobra model.

Car to take to car shows? Any 64 1/2 to 1973 Mustang of any variety (coupe, convertible, fastback), Fairlane, Comet, Cyclone, Model B Ford, or even an old truck- 1956 comes to mind

A "sleeper"- an old Granada, Zephyr, LTD, etc.

A budget car that you wont be afraid to drive it on the street, or to drive it like you stole it- An 80's or 90's Mustang; coupe or hatchback. A good runnin' 302 or 351 Windsor-

Small blocks are still readily available. I just got a complete 351W for $150 just to hold on to. It would be nice to have a 427, 429, or 460, but they are just too expensive unless its just for a show car. You start breakin' big block parts, and youd better have a thick wallet. It is however against my religion to have a car that you dont drive. LOL Afterall, thats what it's all about.

Good luck,
Greg
 
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