My next purchase.... (in Off-topic)
June 4 2006 11:26 PM EDT
wow.. close up on a sweet looking Hot Wheels.. thats awesome!
June 4 2006 11:27 PM EDT
This is the description of the car on the For Sale page:
1978 Greenwood Daytona replica. This has been my toy for the last 3 years. This car has never seen a snowy road and has been garage kept. It has a new 383 small block crate engine with 500HP at the flywheel, a new 350 high performance transmission with shift kit, new seat covers, new carpet, new front tires, new side exhaust system, new radiator, new fan and much more. The frame has been painted with a rust proof paint (POR-15) -- a lot of work and parts have been put into it. The engine and transmission alone cost $10,500.
This car goes as fast as it looks. You will not see many of its kind on the road. The paint is not show quality but is in fair condition. The new owner may want to repaint it. The car does not have a radio, and the speedometer is not currently working. The factory heat gauge is a bit off and an aftermarket heat gauge has been installed. I am asking $21,000.
Incidently, I think I have a greenwood hotwheel somewhere in the attic.
Indeed, that is the description.... I've been searching for a perfect greenwood for ages...... I think this is gonna be the one. 500 ponies dancing on the flywheel.... My intent is to do what no one ever does -- autocross a stingray.
June 5 2006 5:17 AM EDT
Nice looking car.
Repaint it black and it could be a Batmoblie.
Very nice, and for only 21k.
I would think he would have something bigger thana 383 in there, but 500 horses is pretty good if you wanna drive that on the streets.
I would paint it black too.
just like the song. "I see a red car and I want to paint it black...."
Looks good red. (So, when's this becoming your user pic? I like it better when people have a pic :-) )
I would really like to... but to go from red to black will be expensive. I love black cars. Ideally, it'd be as black as Zaphod's second ship... inside, too. Solid, rich black... the kind you can fall into like a quantum singularity. I'm also not a fan of the headlights. And I'd like to trade the side pipes with ones from a 68.
Oh, and to Final Fight.... something bigger than a 383? It's a 78. Your choices were a 350, a 350, or a 350 (no joke.. they had various horse outputs of 175, 185, and 220). The 454's stopped after emissions laws kicked them out, and the 427 is impossible to get a hold of. The 472 was a Cadillac motor, and most likely ill-equipped for the high revs required in a vette. The 383 is perfect for this car, and helped it to win many a race.
June 6 2006 3:47 PM EDT
This car looks awesome, but would be really hard to get in Europe.
Though I wouldn't buy this car myself, not really my type of car though it looks awesome :)
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