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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 14, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone,

Just brought home a new baby girl. Her name is Dorothy named after my mom who helped me pickup my first 68 Camaro some 30+ years ago. Over the years I had three 68's, a 350 RS, a 250 Coupe and at one point I had a 68 SS/RS 396 4spd that I sold for $8,500 maybe 20 years ago. I hate to think what it would have been worth today. Anyways I'm fortunate to have a wife that lets me have my toys, she knows we both work hard and we need to be able to enjoy our self's.

So last Thursday my wife, two dogs, & I headed out on a 900 mile ride from SW Florida up to Hunts Auto Restorations in Florence Alabama with a wade of cash. Negotiates were hard and it came down to the cash I had set aside plus another $100 out of my wallet. The owner Tommy was a seasoned car salesmen who knew when a guy says he only has X.XX to spend he will usually have a little in his wallet. After all was said and done I did get it for $1,400 less than his asking price.

The car still has the numbers matching 250 Straight Six in her, as hard as it maybe I plan to keep it in there and not rip it out for a small block.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 14, 10:03 AM
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That is clean. Congats!

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 14, 10:26 AM
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Very car - love the L-6/PG combo

I love the low option convertibles
Makes it easy to imagine some 'school-marm' or older lady wanting a sporty car to spice up there life being the first owner.
But, maybe that's just some dream I've had ...

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Other V6 things - none of which float
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Oh yeah, and 1 "Straight-Six" ...
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Vintage_68,

You hit the nail right on the head. The car came with the original protecto-plate with the original owner being Dorthy Hoyt of Ballston NY. In doing a little web research I found that she was born in 1907 which puts her purchase of the car at 61 years old and passed away 01/02/1989. The odometer has 38,000 miles on it and by the overall condition of the car I have to suspect its the original mileage. So I think I truly got a car that was only driven by a little old lady on the weekends
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Welcome, Bobby.
Congrats on bringing Dorothy home and she is the correct year.
Enjoy the journey. I agree with john, nice package all the way around, L6/PG included.

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The addiction never leaves. Glad you found another one. Cheers.
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Welcome. Glad you joined in with us. Nice looking ride.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 14, 02:51 PM
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 14, 05:42 AM
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I think you got the sister car to mine!

Yours is the first stock 250 I've seen that looks like it is in better shape than mine was when I got it. Usually they aren't as well cared for.

You can always do a couple of bolt-ons to make the 250 better: HEI, Clifford or Langdon headers, Offy or Clifford intake, Holley 390 CFM 4bbl. All can be swapped back to original parts in a weekend if you go this route.

Here's my engine with an Offy heated intake, Langdon split headers, Holly 0-8007 390 CFM carb, and some chrome. She goes pretty good now too. Haven't tried it yet but I'm positive I can keep up with or even pass a stock 327.



I only see a couple of slight differences (besides the obvious). You have a different upper radiator hose. Mine was a PITA to find at the autoparts store. I could have probably much more easily gone your route and it would work fine. Another I see are the wires on the driver's side wheel well. All the 250's I've seen have those tucked into the fender like mine. I went a bit further, however, and lengthened some others on the other side and tucked them as well. Still have more to go but eventually I'd like to have all the wires hidden and even the heater hoses. That's a project for next spring. I might even re-route the lines, etc, along the firewall through the underside of the dash.

In mine I figure it's a 6. I might as well make it how I want it, right? It's not a Z28 or anything...

If you get a moment can you take a pic of your motor mounts? I'm fighting a self-imposed issue there and I'm curious if yours are stock or if they came up with something better.


Nice car! Welcome aboard! We now have a whopping 4 6 cylinder cars here!

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. Haven't tried it yet but I'm positive I can keep up with or even pass a stock 327.



Hey now..I resemble that remark...we have to get together and see if you can walk the talk....I have fought for years with myself whether to pull my stock 327 and put in a crate 300 + hp engine.....Now you have me thinking of pulling it and putting in a 250 .....Nice cars... Len
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Hey now..I resemble that remark...we have to get together and see if you can walk the talk....I have fought for years with myself whether to pull my stock 327 and put in a crate 300 + hp engine.....Now you have me thinking of pulling it and putting in a 250 .....Nice cars... Len
Where at in PA? Close to Fredneck, MD?

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Hey George I am in north east Pa. along lake Erie....so that's about 300 mi from you....I figure if I drove to you with my 327 it would take about 4 hrs...If you drove to me with your 250 it would take about 5 hrs.....Len
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Hey George ..you know I am just kidding around ..right?...Len
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Love straight sixes...nice find

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