11-20-2010, 07:50 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Re: Podcast #271 - Chevrolet reveals Camaro Convertible on Facebook.
You guys always have great podcasts.. I think I prefer the camaro SS coupe over the convertible...although as a drop top the camaro SS does remind me of my 69 convertible firebird that I had back in the mid seventies.
I had the motor and suspension worked and had it beautifully repainted its original bright yellow paint job and black interior and top..
Back then we had a big kick on white letter tires...on rallye wheels...I think they were dunlop GT Qualifers in F70 series radials..
That was a big tire back then..
For those of us who enjoyed those late 60's convertibles....this new convertible camaro is awesome.
For all those whinning about weight? If I remember correctly....that 69 convertible I owned weighed in at 3600 lbs and had a pretty flexible chassis.. LOL
Wind leaks by the windows was huge from day one...and it wasn't anywhere near the handling capability of todays vehicles..in any way shape or form..
List MSRP of that 69 convertible 350 was 3500 dollars...and it didn't have air conditioning or power windows and locks..It came with an am radio too.. so in todays dollars I'd have to suggest we're getting a better bang for the buck if that matters ...considering how much safer, faster, better handling, much quieter and more reliable...
I could live without that rear trunk antenna on the new vehicle but thats a small price to pay for open air motoring..
Still....A Z28 LSA powered coupe would be the vehicle of choice ...IMO
And thanks again for chosing me as the winner of last months podcast callers...
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