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To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars.

Postby Jason Carlton » Thu Jul 15, 1999 1:22 am

This Mad Max fan is gonna be on the market for new wheels. I've finnaly finished college, so I can now shop for a car more in the spirit of the Mad Max trilogy (been waiting since high school). Problem is my field is graphic design, not automotive. To the point, can anybody here suggest a make/model in the U.S. that best captures the spirit of the films (but not bust my wallet)? The Mustang BOSS, 302, the Torino, the 68 Firebird, mid 70's Trans Am, AMX...?
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Re: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars.

Postby TheDarkOne » Thu Jul 15, 1999 4:19 am

In Reply to: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars. posted by Jason Carlton on July 15, 1999 at 09:22:08:


I've always been partial to bimmers. The E30 especially But for a muscle car both me and my father agree that the 68 charger is the best.
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Re: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars.

Postby Jason Carlton » Thu Jul 15, 1999 4:57 am

In Reply to: Re: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars. posted by TheDarkOne on July 15, 1999 at 12:19:37:


: I've always been partial to bimmers. The E30 especially But for a muscle car both me and my father agree that the 68 charger is the best.

Ahhh, good selection - close Interceptor resemblance when seen from side and back. Isn't this the same vehical used in the classic hillbillies on the run program Dukes of Hazard?
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Re: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars.

Postby Steve Pilant » Thu Jul 15, 1999 8:33 am

In Reply to: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars. posted by Jason Carlton on July 15, 1999 at 09:22:08:


: This Mad Max fan is gonna be on the market for new wheels. I've finnaly finished college, so I can now shop for a car more in the spirit of the Mad Max trilogy (been waiting since high school). Problem is my field is graphic design, not automotive. To the point, can anybody here suggest a make/model in the U.S. that best captures the spirit of the films (but not bust my wallet)? The Mustang BOSS, 302, the Torino, the 68 Firebird, mid 70's Trans Am, AMX...?

If you want to stay close with a U.S. model, I recommend a late 60's Torino. The 71 - 73 series Mach 1 hood is similar, but not the same. Depending on what you do up front, you'll have modification work to deal with as well. The XB borrowed heavily from the Torino in many respects. A 69 or 70 BOSS 302 would cost you plenty. These sportsrood years would not, in my opinion, make as good a replica from a U.S. model as would a Torino. I have a 70 Mach 1 and have owned several over the years - the rear quarter panels flare out way too wide in the back whereas the Torino more closely looks like an XB. regs, Steve
Gotta hand it to ya treasure - the last of the V8 interceptors. Woulda been a shame to blow it up...
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Re: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars.

Postby TheDarkOne » Thu Jul 15, 1999 9:10 am

In Reply to: Re: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars. posted by Jason Carlton on July 15, 1999 at 12:57:03:


Yup, also the car in Bullitt.
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Re: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars.

Postby andre N » Thu Jul 15, 1999 11:37 am

In Reply to: Re: To the car nuts: From a "blank slate" about cars. posted by Steve Pilant on July 15, 1999 at 16:33:12:


: Steve has got it right. Best possible car is the Torino, 70-71 I believe, "Sportsroof", with the long sail panels in back.

Question is, how much money you got?

Forget the Charger --cool car but not as close and pricier.

off the wall--what about trying to got for the 4-door XB interceptor look? From the rear 3/4 a 73-75 Torino (like the starksy & hutch model) bear a little resemblance. Plus dirt cheap and easy to hop up!
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Re: To the car nuts: From a

Postby Jimmy » Thu Jul 15, 1999 6:22 pm

In Reply to: Re: To the car nuts: From a posted by Steve Pilant on July 15, 1999 at 16:33:12:


I personally have *always* seen the Interceptor as an Australian version of a '71 Mustang Mach 1.

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Re: To the car nuts: From a

Postby Steve Pilant » Thu Jul 15, 1999 8:08 pm

In Reply to: Re: To the car nuts: From a posted by Jimmy on July 16, 1999 at 02:22:40:


: I personally have *always* seen the Interceptor as an Australian version of a '71 Mustang Mach 1.

: Jimmy

A 71 Mustang body style is much closer to the Interceptor than a 69 or 70 BOSS 302 to be sure. I never liked the way the ass end of the 71 - 73 "Bunkie Knudson" GM styling cued "Clydesdale" Mustangs looked. It looked like a guillotine had at it. I like the duck tail Larry SHinoda 69/70 rear treatment much better as far as Mustangs go. Regs, Steve
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Re: To the car nuts: From a

Postby Jason Carlton » Fri Jul 16, 1999 12:01 am

In Reply to: Re: To the car nuts: From a posted by TheDarkOne on July 15, 1999 at 17:10:34:


: Yup, also the car in Bullitt.

Was that a late 60's CAMERO?
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Re: To the car nuts: From a

Postby TheDarkOne » Fri Jul 16, 1999 5:31 pm

In Reply to: Re: To the car nuts: From a posted by Jason Carlton on July 16, 1999 at 08:01:39:


Which car, you mean the one Steve drove, that's a mustang
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