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My first muscle car is a 1957 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 manual trans with the J2 tri-power. I still own it and it is badly in need of a repaint job. My second was a 1967 Oldsmobile 442 2 door sedan that I bought for $500 that had a cracked block. I pulled the good heads off the 400cid. engine because they had larger valves and put them on a 425cid Rocket engine I had out of a 1966 Starfire parts car. added a 474 high lift cam. I daily drove it for about five years before the president of our local Oldsmobile talked me into selling it to him he wanted the body for a 455cid. Rocket engine he had highly modified that he needed a new car to put it in as the 442 that he had planned to put it in was destroyed when he hit a deer and went off the road and sild into a deep ditch. I pulled my 425 and turbo 400 trans out and sold him the car for $2,500 It was the first car I ever sold and I regret selling it to this day. View attachment 987535
That looks great. What kind of manual trans, 3-spd or 4-spd?
 

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1990 300ZX, 1997 Corvette, 2003 Cobra, and a few more.
 

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1972 Chevy Vega pro street 68 327 Saginaw 4 speed long gone now.
Rusted huh? (Sorry, couldn't resist...only car to rust on the showroom floor)

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Before Challengers....the last what you may call a muscle car I ever owned....was the first car I ever owned when I was 16 ( in 1977)....it was a red 1973 Javelin AMX with Pierre Cardin interior....I swear I’d give my left testicle to have that car back today...
 

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Before Challengers....the last what you may call a muscle car I ever owned....was the first car I ever owned when I was 16 ( in 1977)....it was a red 1973 Javelin AMX with Pierre Cardin interior....I swear I’d give my left testicle to have that car back today...
When I was 16 [ 1974 ] I took my road test in my girl friends 1970 Javelin SST/Mark Donahue. it was a copper color, auto, Ram Air, I did pass [and there was plenty of room in the back seat at the Driven nights ] :sneaky:
 
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