And thought ummmmmmmmmmmmm gasser.
And thought ummmmmmmmmmmmm gasser.
Sorry mate but thats just plain ugly
I'm breaking my own rule of not posting negatively about cars just plucked off the net,but I don't understand why anyone would want to take something as beautiful and gracefull as a C1 'vette and do that to it:sniff:
Look out for a mid 70's book /mag called Streetfreaks, full of lots of high riders and Corvettes were very popular for that style. If you are in to 'period correct' stuff ( and that specific period ) then it'll light your fire .
Graceful ? The Corvette is meant to be a tough muscle car not a hairdressers car Paul :incheek::pmsl:
Always thought they looked 'tuff' myself .
That's just wrong
Given the kind of price a 53 would fetch, my money is on that being based on one of the replica bodies that can be had for $7k or so.
As i happen to like vettes of all vintages, altho not into the old "numbers matching, certified gold blah blah" I do admire those that turn em into modern day "rods" Gassers don't do it for me, I hear they drive really badly and to me they belong on the 1/4 mile, no offence to anyone that owns one, Give me a C1 vette with art morrison chassis, LS running gear, custom interior etc any day over that.
The Vette in all its incarnations was a Sports car, not a muscle car .The emphasis was to produce a combination of speed, handling and braking ability. Think twisting mountain roads or road courses not drag racing. Don't want to be too cruel but sacrilege sums up rides like this:tdown:
Well I guess nobody likes this one either then, before he raced his Willy's :D :
There kinda sports cars I agree but anybody who's driven a high HP 4spd big block just knows that some of them are true muscle cars.
My initial thoughts were of that same book Kev!
Like ''Big John's" car more, and yes there were many fine early vettes set up for strip action. Got to remember that back in the day these cars didn't have the big collector price tags they have today.
Muscle or sport is a fine dividing line sometimes, and yes a '60s vette with a 427 and a muncie certainly packed a lot of muscle!
i like :D
It looks like a severe backwards rake but that could be due to the angle of the photograph. Otherwise I quite like it. There's plenty of restored classic Vettes out there already so it's good to see something a bit extreme for a change.
I hope the owner actually makes use of that blown & injected engine and those slicks for the purpose that nature intended.
well, i dont like gassers in particular. what i like in cars is craftsmenship that are put into them. this one seems to be built realy well. ive seen more gassers around, some are cool, others just slapped together. wouldnt drive one myself though.
Not a Muscle car? how not? how can something that will perform in a straight line as well (if not better) than any hardtop or coupe but actually go around corners better be dis-qualified as a muscle car. Any doubts take a look at Jim's 540 powered 9 sec street legal C2 :slap:
jim 4 video by smokinzx14 - Photobucket
In the States some vette owners get very sniffy if their 'sports' car is lumped in with 'muscle'. Its a status thing....8)
C1 Vette as a Gasser, nah, wouldn't look right.... :tup:
I think that what I have learned from this is I'm not a gasser fan,and I like my early 'vettes unmolested.You can do what you like with post Stingray model though:D
I thought everybody that modifies classic cars were philistines, that`s what all the purist say. I love the gasser look personally but would the oppinions have been different if it`d been pro street?
I just put it up because it`s not the sort of car you see every day, guess you either love it or hate it
think those pics are all photoshopped cos nobody would dare would they?.
anyway they just give people silly ideas LOL.
so anyone know where i can find a cheap daimler dart and a straight axle?
oh s**t wrong picture i meant one of these
oh no they have :sniff::sniff::sniff::tdown::sniff: