thewheelman Posted July 16, 2009 Report Share Posted July 16, 2009 Two doors up from my business is a body shop. Along with all the usual insurance stuff, they do some really cool stuff too like a 48 Ford convertible, a 69 Impala that they reversed the rear doors into suicide doors, new Dodge Charger they painted up in Univ. of KY colors for some kid who got a football scholarship, interesting stuff like that. This past week I drove the GT 500 quite a bit and one afternoon I was heading out and one of the owners was pulling out in a 63 Chevy convertible (no top, just frame, no bumpers, no back seat) taking it up to the tire shop. So, at the first intersection he waved me alongside and grinned real big and gunned the motor. It's about a half mile to the next intersection so we just played all the way there, up and back, up and back, just goofing off. Next intersection we both turn right onto a 4 lane, now, it's on. He pulls out and hammers it, didn't even give me a chance to pull out. I tried to keep it straight and get on it hard and was on his back bumper just after I shifted to 2nd, past him by 3rd, but the '63 was flying. Later that afternoon he came by and told me where he was going and so on. 63's got a tricked out 396 stroked and bored, ported and polished, etc. He said the 63 just explodes with power, but he said my car looked like a train pulling a way. He couldn't believe I just motored on by....looked like I was out for a Sunday drive. I let him take my car around the block. He came back grinning from ear to ear and using several adjectives I can't repeat here. He said big blocks, small block, turbo ricer, he's never been in anything that seemed to have the seemingly effortlessness and huge reserve of power this engine has. Smooth as.....well, I can't repeat that either. And mine is stone stock! Saturday I waxed it, the paint and wheels were really popping. It's 3 years old, a new model is out and I still get ooooo's and ahhhh's at the gas station, WalMart, McD's, anywhere I go. I've never had a car that attracted as much attention. At any intersection I pull up to (especially with the top down) at least 2 other cars would have to be on fire to draw as much attention as this thing does....I just love it! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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