I'm going full size

Discussion in 'The "Pure" Stockers' started by Tom Miller, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    I sold my first car about a year before I attended one of these races. I had that car from 85-99.
    Since then one or two A body's have come and gone.

    I'm going to make one last ditch attempt to track down my first car, a black on black 63 Impala SS 409/425hp 4 speed.
    I've always liked the big cars, if I can't find (or afford) mine, I will either look for another nice 63(Biscayne,BelAir, or Impala), or possibly a 60-61-62 Pontiac full size.
    I'm selling the Challenger. At last September's PSMCDR, Charlie Lombardi let me sit it his low mile original 63 Impala, and it had the same feel and that old interior vinyl had the same smell as my 63, and I was 15 years old sitting in that car, I knew right then that the Challenger was going away in the spring, it just doesn't make me feel like that old car. If I'm going to make a big monthly payment, it's going to be on something that makes me feel 15 again.
    So car friends, I first need to clear a stall in the barn, but I'm asking you to keep your eyes and ears open for a NICE big car that I mentioned above.

    We are trying to get Camron's 69 GS 400 into paint right now, and I have to get Danielle's new car running, then I'm done with A body's.
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  2. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    My first car also was a '63 Impala SS, albeit with a measly 283. I have so many great memories of that car.

    Good luck in your search.
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  3. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    68 Biscaynes with a 427 L88 M22 are real sleepers!
  4. kent.gardner

    kent.gardner Well-Known Member

    Tom, you do great work. I have seen some beautiful a-bodies come from the Miller camp. Can't wait to see Cameron's car in person.
    I hope you can find a 409/425hp 4-sp. I know the old man and I love Charlie Lombardi's ss409 as well, and your right... These newer cars lack the feel and soul that the vintage iron has. Good luck my friend!
  5. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Terrific plan! I know how you feel about 63's, so put out the APB.... Is Danielle taking the 70 Skylark? Perfect for grudge matches with Rhonda!
  6. Challenger? I'm so confused...

    But, wishing you the best of luck in finding your first car. I have always liked the 409 cars, just never got any hands on experience with one.
  7. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    A-Bodies were de-engineered, de-contented & cheapened from the full-size cars anyway. ;)
    Good luck in your search.
  8. gscalifornia

    gscalifornia Small blocks rule!!

  9. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Wow, the Milwaukee and Greensboro cars are sharp.. Spendy, but sharp.
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  10. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    Yep, nothing like having your mouth water for steak, and all you have is enough loose change and pocket lint for half a hot dog.
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  11. Joe Z

    Joe Z Well-Known Member

    Hey Tom - do you have the VIN on your old car? There is always a chance with a VIN......
  12. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

  13. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    Looking at a couple 63 Chevys, need a rebuildable 409 block.
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  14. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Did you try Charlie? Who knows. he might have something lying around or know somebody
  15. rygelca

    rygelca '72 GS 350/auto

  16. Tim Clary

    Tim Clary Well-Known Member

    Yeah .. I Second that one.. what a beauty
  17. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Following along with great interest!
  18. Tim Clary

    Tim Clary Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm , no posts in a while.. I think he already lost interest Rhett.. ;)
  19. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    Hands are tied until a 70 skylark leaves the nest this coming Saturday.
    Shopping in the meantime.
  20. pegleg

    pegleg Well-Known Member

    That would be a neat ride.

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