Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Car Pr0n #67

I think I'm going to do a numerical car pic right up until we catch up to the current year...


1967 Chevrolet Camaro.

Oh hell yes. The Camaro. Growing up in the 1980s, I knew a good dozen people who owned Camaros. Possibly double that including Trans Ams and Firebirds. Most were of the second generation, a handful of the third, none of the original. By the time I and most of my friends had our licenses, the first generation of Camaros and Firechickens were well on their way to antique status, and either too beat up or too valuable.

I always - ALWAYS - wanted a Camaro. Or a Trans Am. One of my oldest friends, guy who literally lived down the street from me from the time I was 5, had a 1983 Trans Am as his second car (his first was the 1982 Oldsmobile 98 his dad handed down to him, which was a pretty decent car to begin with). In 1987, this was a fairly big deal, especially since it was the special Daytona 500 25th Anniversary edtion, the two-tone white-on-black with T-tops. Like this.

And a Corvette 350. Whoever owned it before my friend removed the anemic 305 V8 and put in the slightly less anemic Corvette 5.7L. In a Trans Am. With a five-speed transmission. Man, that car was a LOT of fun. Of course, living in New England, my 4X4 got used a lot in the winter, but come summer time, man, the T-tops came off, the car got waxed and shined, and it was time to cruise the beach...

Of course, now I can afford a Camaro. Or a Mustang. Or a Challenger...

That is all.

6 comments:

libertyman said...

Are you dropping a hint?

Why not get a new pony car for the commute and enjoy yourself?

Ted said...

What you want is always more than you can afford --- which is different from what you need ..........and what compromise you end up with.

........ And now that I think about. I still can't afford that 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A either

Knucklehead said...

I always thought that model Camaro was painful on the eyes.

Anonymous said...

When I got married in 1974; I owned a 1967 Camaro RS! I paid $1800 for it...I didn't think I could afford the $30 a month payment for it so I sold it for $1500. To this day I regret that decision.....selling the car not the marriage.....ok she left the room....
Steve

Old NFO said...

69 Z/28... Just sayin...

LCB said...

Had a ,78 Trans with a 6.6 400 with 4 on dah floor. Got it up around 130 once and felt it starting to float. Scared me pretty..uh...scared me.

Had to get rid of it because I was one ticket away from losing my license.

I miss that car.