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1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 150 210 5 4.31%
1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS427 41 35.34%
1966 Volkswagen Beetle 9 7.76%
1967 Volkswagen Bus Vanagon 7 6.03%
1973 Volkswagen Thing TYPE 181 1 0.86%
1978 MG Midget Blue 1 0.86%
1934 Ford FORD TUDOR 13 11.21%
1967 Pontiac GTO 29 25.00%
1969 Plymouth Road Runner 14 12.07%
1970 Dodge Charger 17 14.66%
OTHER... (please post pics 'n info) 5 4.31%
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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Help Me Pick a Project Car

Ok, so here's the deal... I've always wanted a project car/vehcile that I could just cruise around in on weekends. I drive my Tacoma all week and after having it for several years, I'd like to give it the weekends off.

So, here is a basic list (with pics) of several different ideas for project cars.

I know there are a lot of mechanics/car finatics on here... What I'm looking for is something that I can still find parts for, something pretty reliable, and something fun to drive. Obviously I know that something built in 1934 will take a lot more effort to find parts... and the pics below are just samples.

What do you think? Are there any recommendations out there? (P.S. I'm not looking for a cookie cutter muscle car, like a Camaro SS, per say)

1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 150 210:



1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS427:


1966 Volkswagen Beetle:


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Old 01-25-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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The Charger, then the VWs. The others I don't really care for.
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Chevelle...Then GTO....then the Charger.....
We think a lot a like... I am thinking the Chevelle at this point... or a VW beetle.... Would be pretty dope lowered & chopped.

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Old 01-25-2010, 10:07 AM   #6
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My favorite on the list is the 67 GTO. Classy car all the way. Not on the list would be a 58 Impala convertible, or a 59 Impala with the fins. All 3 would make awesome weekend cruisers.

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Old 01-25-2010, 10:07 AM   #7
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Chevelle FTW, then the vanagon, just because I am a deadhead.

I have owned a couple muscle cars both were Chevy's. IMO they are a lot easier to find parts for and the prices cheaper. Especially when it comes to trim and engine. The GTO is awesome, but prices for GTO stuff are inflated.
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I gotta represent the 57 bel air. I'll take pics and put them in this thread.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:12 AM   #11
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My favorite on the list is the 67 GTO. Classy car all the way. Not on the list would be a 58 Impala convertible, or a 61 Impala with the fins. All 3 would make awesome weekend cruisers.
Thanks! Good thoughts...

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Chevelle FTW, then the vanagon, just because I am a deadhead.

I have owned a couple muscle cars both were Chevy's. IMO they are a lot easier to find parts for and the prices cheaper. Especially when it comes to trim and engine. The GTO is awesome, but prices for GTO stuff are inflated.
Thanks for the info... I'm a huge fan of the VW's... They are IMO ambassadors of peace wherever you go and people love them.
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This is my weekend cruiser, '86 GT 5 speed. Below that is my new project car, '68 Fairlane 2dr hardtop, factory 302 with a/c. Don't count out Fords they can be picked up cheaper than a lot of the "classic" Chevy muscle cars, and parts are widely available. Don't forget some of the modern classics too. I had a Grand National and Typhoon before and they were def. head turners especially leaving the light in the Typhoon at 10lbs of boost and all wheel drive. Now I kinda miss it.


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easy... '66 beetle.. my buddy has one with a fully rebuilt motor he did himself and it is the biggest DGAF machine if ever seen.... its a fast s.o.b. the acceleration and top speed are insane
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easy... '66 beetle.. my buddy has one with a fully rebuilt motor he did himself and it is the biggest DGAF machine if ever seen.... its a fast s.o.b. the acceleration and top speed are insane

Sadly, my other half hates 'em. I might get one anyway... LOL
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Sadly, my other half hates 'em. I might get one anyway... LOL
hahahaha hell yes!
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hahahaha hell yes!

At least THEN, she wouldn't give me crap for not letting her drive it - like she does when I tell her she can't drive the Tacoma...
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