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There seems to be a trend that people are selling old matching #'s muscle for new muscle. The answer is simple , pure enjoyment and the cost isn't that much. It's like comparing a new 47" LCD tv surround and all with a 15"black and white tube . Not to mention dependability, who wants to put up with a old matching# holly rebuilt for the 4th time. Who wants to take a curve @ speed and slide out of the flat bucket seats. Who wants to go on a cruise night and overheat before you get there . Over the years owning a 60's muscle gets old. The BS on tv shows that say the same thing " boy there's nothing like driving one of these old muscle cars " . Then you drive a current GT500 and you say WTF .

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agree--i have a frame-off 65 GTO that i still drive once a week.I drove it after drivng the Shelby yesterday.The GTO is very cool but drives like a truck,doesnt stop,hardturns, no A/C,noisy,Dont get me wrong, i love that car,ut the new iron is year better.Am i the only one old enough to remember seeing cars on the side of the road with broken axles, wheels falling off,rear end blown up, and theses were commuting cars.I actually was in a 56 DeSoto ragtop that a wheel came off and we kept going.I saw the wheel oing to the right,and told the driver.Thank God we wrent on a highway

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There seems to be a trend that people are selling old matching #'s muscle for new muscle. The answer is simple , pure enjoyment and the cost isn't that much. It's like comparing a new 47" LCD tv surround and all with a 15"black and white tube . Not to mention dependability, who wants to put up with a old matching# holly rebuilt for the 4th time. Who want to take a curve @ speed and slide out of the flat bucket seats. Who wants to go on a cruise night and overheat before you get there . Over the years owning a 60's muscle gets old. The BS on tv shows that say the same thing " boy there's nothing like driving one of these old muscle cars " . Then you drive a current GT500 and you say WTF .

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Can't agree more. For that same reason I've decided to part out my 83 Mercury capri rs which I've owned since I was 16.I'm converted forever get in drive and have fun no wrenching!! :shift:

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There seems to be a trend that people are selling old matching #'s muscle for new muscle. The answer is simple , pure enjoyment and the cost isn't that much. It's like comparing a new 47" LCD tv surround and all with a 15"black and white tube . Not to mention dependability, who wants to put up with a old matching# holly rebuilt for the 4th time. Who wants to take a curve @ speed and slide out of the flat bucket seats. Who wants to go on a cruise night and overheat before you get there . Over the years owning a 60's muscle gets old. The BS on tv shows that say the same thing " boy there's nothing like driving one of these old muscle cars " . Then you drive a current GT500 and you say WTF .

 

I was actually in the market looking for that elusive 68 Charger. Wanted good condition, matching numbers not necessary as I wanted to be able to play with the motor and drivetrain.

 

After looking for about 6mos and sitting behind the wheel of a "candidate" all I could think of is the work it needed and what I would have to pay someone to do when it was past my limits. Then on top of that finding someone I could trust to do that work.

 

Then I drove a 2009 Shelby and could not get the stupid smile off my face. Now I have a 2010 on order and should be picking up within the week. Glad to hear other people with the same option feel good about going the new route.

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One of my colleagues at work and I were discussing the '60's era Shelby's and how we always wanted to buy one, when these new ones came out, I didn't think it changed anything, but he thought that it would destroy the market niche that the old cars were in. "Who would want an almost 50 year old car with all its problems, when you can plunk down $45-$55K and get more performance and no headaches". I have since bought the 2010 GT500 but I still have a soft spot for that '68 Shelby.

 

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Jim

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