I want to learn what the exact detail differences are between the 67, 68 and 69 as I realise that often people say "A 1969 Camaro" almost as a catch all for the first generation, and I guess Im as guilty as anyone. Sometimes I see a Camaro thats a 69 and think Im not sure about its looks and other times I see a 67 and think WOW !!!
I have much to learn but thats the beauty of the internet, sites like these with guys willing to help you out and generally true car nuts the world over from my experience.
Speaking of my experience I have owned a few fun cars, but my current line up is like this......
Merc Vito van for towing the race car and for work stuff when theres lots of bits to move. Bought new in 2001 so its getting on a bit now with 215000miles but the aircon, electrics and all the toys still work so its not bad for an oldie !!
Mazda 6 estate for one of my engineers to use for work - boringest car ever !!!
Golf GT Tdi 150 for my other half (who has recently sold her Mitsubishi Evo) as daily driver about to have KW varient 3 coilovers, VW Sport design kit, some sounds (out the evo) and my 19" rims left from my old Audi Allroad.
BMW 535d M-Sport touring for my daily work needs, soon to be DMS remapped to 340bhp and 500+ lb/ft will also be getting some 20" split rims next month for that pimping style !! Other than that its got everything you could imagine so its definately my the best car overall I have ever owned.
1967 Land Rover Series 2a with V8 conversion and rebuilt for offroad use with Pro-comp shocks, custom exhaust, props, parabolics, new dash, recaros, LPG conversion and chunky tyres on MJLee rims.
Infiniti Q45 which is basically a donor car for "Project MENTAL" for its all alloy 4.5 V8
Nissan Stagea - a Skyline estate basically - which will be getting the rebuilt V8 from above along with much special attention, full cage, 4 carbon buckets, airjacks and a pair of GT35r turbos to hopefully see us the naughty side of 1300fwhp. This car will be the only one of its kind in the world and should make a bit of a splash over in Japan if we can do it in time for TAS 2009. Im hoping it will be the fastest estate in the world and maybe a couple of other World Records.
Porsche GT3 comfort Mk1. It does exactly what it says on the tin, its fast, its goes round tracks like you wouldnt believe for a standard car and its for sale as its not fast enough for me and is too much money tied up in something I hardly ever use. Shame as one day it will probably be worth a fair bit more than what Im selling it for.............yours for $85k Oh and even this ended up getting modified a touch with BBS split rims, Toyo888 tyres and I almost went through with the Manthey racing 3.9litre conversion with KW suspension, later 6pots and a host of other bits which is when sense prevailed and I thought I'd turn my attention to the first of what is hopefully a couple of Muscle cars modded just the way I want.
And of course my bright orange (getting sprayed flouro orange next week) Nissan 180sx drift car. It used to be just about the best drift car in europe when it first came over and was a genuine touge car used by a young mechanic in Japan. Since then Ive fully forged the internals with HKS and Tomei, fitted one of only a couple of HKS Step3 headsystems in the UK which allows us to rev to 9600rpm+ and changed pretty much every other component on the car (wiper motors are still original
) Its running 480fwhp and 450lb/ft and last year I finished 7th in the European Drift Championship the highest level series outside Japan and the US. I guess the car would do low 111 maybe high 10 second quarters if i fancied it as it only weighs 1103kg's with full fuel etc and we are taking about another 75kg out of it at the moment. Its also having some 6pot radial brakes on 330mm AP discs fitted and larger rear setup to suit so I can also enter the odd round of sprint racing here in the UK as its all fully adjustable for setup.
Oh and I got a slightly modified 1998 Honda Fireblade a they were my first bike I bought so thought I'd get another to remind me of my earlier years (Im feeling old as its my 34th birthday soon
Too many toys, not enough money or time to enjoy 'em and now Im already planning the next project despite not having finsihed the current ones !!!
I guess I have issues !!!