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  1. Nilesh Chand says:

    1998 Toyota Supra
    Supra Rz 6 speed 750Hp!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      love it
      awesome JZA80!!!

    • Tony Alves says:

      Nice
      Nice, thanks for submitting.

  2. Peterson says:

    1999 Volkswagon Beetle
    Bought this Beetle a while ago. I lowered it, I have 16 inch rims with Goodyear wide low profile tires. It has a 6 cd disk changer in the trunk
    And the windows are tinted as dark as law sllows. It is still in the beginning stages so there is lots more work to be done.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Your 99 Beetle
      Thanks for posting.

      You did do a pretty good job.

      It does look cool.

      Tony

  3. Anonymous says:

    1973 Mach 1 351 Ram Air Edlebrock 750 4bbl
    VERY RARE FIND: 1973 Mach 1
    formally owned by Vic Edelbrock,

    351 Ram Air all Edelbrock Performance from Cam up 750 4 bbl

    autographed and authenticated by Mr. Vic Edelbrock…

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thanks for the new picture
      Thanks for the new picture Geary.

  4. Mark Anderson says:

    99 firebird ws6 ram air
    Bought it new its purple and six speed and T-tops its got 5000 miles on it .I ran it at track once and it ran 12.99 108 mile hour. how much is it worth I forgot it has cloth seats in it it is mint never wrecked never seen rain.

    • Mark says:

      99 ws6 formula
      Thanks Tony I thought I could get 20.000 but I don’t know. I think I might keep it .tony I just wander how many are there like mine with no miles on it. tony I also have a mint 79 z 28 4 speed with a nasty motor.I will be showing pictures of both cars. thank you Tony.

    • Tony Alves says:

      99 Trans Am
      Thanks for your posting Mark.

      It is hard to predict how much anybody is willing to pay for one of these cars.

      I guess it depends on how bad they want it.

      Having said that, I had people offering me $8,000.00 cash for mine on the street.

      Now mine has over 250,000 kilometers and I drive it all year round.

      So yours with such low mileage and being in mint condition, I don’t see a problem getting up to $15 thousand or perhaps even more for it.

      This is a wild guess, but should give you a rough idea.

      Again, thanks for posting.
      Tony Alves

  5. Geary L. Hoover says:

    EDELEBROCK'S GRAND DADDY OF MACH 1'S
    BIG DADDY OF THE MUSTANGS!

    1973 Mach 1 Mustang, Formally owned and operated by Vic Edelebrock….Everything from cam up is Edelbrock, including a 750 endura shine Carb.. Very Rare, One of a Kind…

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thank you for your submission
      Hi Geary:

      Thank you for the submission.

      You could have added more pictures.

      If you have other pictures of your ride, you can fill out another form and submit the pictures.

      Enjoy your ride,
      Tony Alves

  6. Jeremy Bumpus says:

    1967 Ford Mustang
    1967 Ford Mustang,Started as a 6 cylinder no option car. Was in bad shape and had been rear ended so i decided it was a good project to modify.

    Sits on air ride suspension, mustang II front end, Back halfed on a 2-link and panhard bar in the rear. New quarters, shaved the drip rails, door handles, locks, quarter vents, trunk lock, antenna, gas cap.

    Fillerworked and primed and blocked until laster straight, Chrome was taken down and color matched, PPG black, PPG clear. 302 with e303 cam, roller rockers, forged pistons, t5 trans, ford explorer rear end narrowed 3″, disk brakes all the way around, 18 and 20″ rims, New original style interior, custom console, trunk is leather paneled.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thanks for your submission
      Thanks Jeremy for submitting your ride. It is no doubt a beauty.

      Tony Alves

  7. DAVE GRAHAM says:

    1932 FORD ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE
    32 FORD ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE This car is painted pearl white tri-coat (PPG), underside of car is pearl white, chrome and stainless.

    The integral folding top (like a Dearborn Deuce) is Haartz cloth, and goes up or down in minutes.
    Engine is crate ZZ-4 350 with a Comp cam added. Has Edelbrock Performer carb, Jet-Hot coated headers, complete S/S exhaust.

    Steering is a Cadillac tilt and travel column. Trans is Bowtie Overdrive 700 R4. Radiator is Griffin aluminum with temp/controlled electric fan.

    Rear is 9″ Ford with 3.64 gears and Equal-lok.

    Car has adjustable seat bottom and back, and is heated.

    Wheels are Boyd’s
    Tires are BFG

    Also equipped with under-dash heater and cupholders!

    • Tony Alves says:

      Your 32 Ford Roadster
      Nice ride. Thanks for submitting to the site.

      Tony Alves

  8. Dan Phillips says:

    UPDATE TO 1969 AMX NUMBER OF AWARDS!!
    HEY TONY HOW GOES IT!! YOUR SITE IS AWSOME AS ALWAYS -THIS IS DAN PHILLIPS I HAVE THE 51 WILLYS PICK UP AND THE RED 69 AMX ON YOUR SITE– YOU TOLD ME BEFORE TO SEND UPDATES WHEN EVER I WANTED-SO HERE IS ONE- “THE AMX NOW HAS 101 AWARDS GOING INTO THE 2013 SEASON PLEASE UPDATE”

    SIDE NOTES THE AMX WON FIRST PLACE AMC (ALL AMC’S ENTERED) IN THE 2012 WASHINGTON “SUNBUST” SHOW, THE BIGGEST MOPAR AMC SHOW IN THE NORTHWEST! I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE THAT CAR JUST KEEPS WINNING– OH YES–AND THE WILLYS WON BEST MODIFIED AND FIRST PLACE JEEP (ALL TO 1982)I THE AMC REGIONALS IN 2011 THATS ALL JEEPS AND WILLYS UNTIL 1982!!

    OK HANG IN THERE TONY OH-I JUST PURCHASED A 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA LIMITED– MIDNIGHT METALIC BLUE– TWO TONE GRAY LEATHER– LOVE THAT CAR! AND YOU HAVE THE LINE UP ON THIS PAGE WHAT A COINCIDENCE.

    Dan

  9. Chris Rottner says:

    My 1968 Chevy Camaro Z28 RS
    This is my ride. It is all original with the 302 cid. The Color is British Green in which was a Corfette color. But they painted 100 1968 Z28 Camaro’s that color in which the code for British Green is ZZ. It runs 12.96 at 106 mph in the 1/4 mile.

    • Anonymous says:

      68 camaro RS Z28 Green
      Beatiful Car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Chris Rottner says:

        My numbers matching Mo Z/28 That is making 450 HP at 6700 RPM! Crower Power!!!
        Thank you very much!!!!!! :o)

    • Tony Alves says:

      Great follow-up, thank you...
      Thank you Chris, your follow-up really ads value to the original posting.

      Great detailed history describing where you got it, in what condition it was and what it took to make it the ride it is today.

      As for publishing more pictures, here is how you can very easily do it.

      Just fill out this form and submit it: http://certifiedcarlovers.com/submit-your-ride/

      Again, thank you and enjoy your ride.

      Tony Alves

      • Chris Rottner says:

        12 second 302 rs Z/28! That I have owned for 33 years!!!
        It’s time to see what it will run in the 1/8 mile. Crower thinks it should run an 8.10!!!! All I know is this little motor pulls like a 383 stroker!!! Old school baby!!!

    • Chris Rottner says:

      Number matching MO 302
      Thanks Tony, for all the nice comments.

      My wife submitted the pictures and short paragraph about my car.
      She knows quite a bit about 1st generation Camaro’s. Especially the Z/28!

      I bought this car from my friend that I found for him when I was working at Pep boys in Chula Vista, Ca.

      I am the 3rd owner, and bought it in 1983 as a running project car for $2,700.00.
      The original owner ran the snot out of it for 65,000 miles.

      It had a real loud piston knock when started cold.

      It still hauled ass, but it was a mosquito sprayer. You couldn’t see out the back because of all the Blue smoke! LOL!

      When I took the 302 apart, every piston had a broken ring, and the valves were really receded in the seats!

      Dianna didn’t let you see my beautiful engine compartment and all original Tic Toc dash and console with deluxe interior.

      I built this car, and I took the whole car apart in a car port at my mobile home.
      It was painted by a painter I worked with at a GM dealer, and all prep work, hand block sanding every panel!

      Bart put a great coat of British Green on it! After he color sanded it and polished it out, it was a huge, green, mirror!

      I have some great shots of it at the drag strip. Maybe you could post some more pictures for me! I pull this mouse motor to 7,000 grand! I leave the lights @ 6 grand!

      The crowd seems to really like me!

      When I go out in my garage sometimes, I have to pinch myself that I built this car.

      My wife pitched in polishing almost all the trim, and she is the one that makes it look like a show car, with all her detail work! She even polished my 650 double pumper with never dull while I was gong through it, doing some tricks to it that my hot rod buddy that sold me the car showed me.

      Larry Holt speed specialty did all my machine work, and Jim’s Auto upholstery (my father in-law) restored the seats as a present to me!

      This was my 1st hot rod motor build, and this motor has all the perfect clearances with my Snyder flat tappet 302 sounding cam.

      My 3rd run at the old Carlsbad drag strip, with only 80 miles break in, it ran a 12.97 @ 106 MPH, and I was granny shifting it!

      I think now that I am doing tune and testing, that it could run a 12.75!
      It’s really running strong.

      I built the engine and overhauled the Muncie in 1998, and I’ve only put 6,700 miles on it since then. We love this car!

      I can tell you all the specs of this mean Green Z machine!. It pulls really hard for a 302! I have about $18,000.00 invested, and AAA insured it for $40,000.00!

      I’m going to install headlight doors with electric motors, and just keep the vacuum parts. I’d love for you to do a follow up on my car, for Barona drag strip (1/8 mile) is thinking of using my car as the poster car in an upcoming event!

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thank you for your submission
      Hi Chris:

      Thank you for submiting your ride.

      Great ride by the way 🙂

      I am sure it will become one of the favorites on the site.

      Tony Alves

  10. Russell Gale says:

    This my 79 Z28 Camaro
    I spent 5 years biulding this car i wanted an old school look so we painted it dark met green with black strips biult a 427 bbc for it with around 600 horse it is an eye catcher for sure everywhere we go from young to older were alway

    Being told how nice the car looks.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thanks for your 79 Z28 Submission
      Thanks Russell for your submission. Great looking ride.

      Tony Alves

  11. Chris Rottner says:

    My '68 Z28 RS Camaro restored
    It took me 7 years to restore this camaro of mine. Its all original. It has a 302 in it. I had it painted the orginal color in which the color was a corfette color..British Green, but 100 1968 Z28 Rs Camaro’s were also painted this color.

    Paint job alomg was 5,000.00 These pictures are 15 years after it was painted. I raced it at Carlsbad in California many time and the best time was a 12.96 at 107 mph. I race it at Barona and Quadcomm Stadium. Just wanted to share it with you.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Your 68 Z28 RS
      Thanks for you post Chris.

      You could have included some pictures in your post.

      That would have made it more interesting to other car enthusiasts reading it.

      The good news is that you could make another post with some pics and I will link both posts.

      Again, thanks for the post and I look forward to a new post with pics.

      All the best,

      Tony Alves

  12. DAN PHILLIPS says:

    TOURING YOUR SITE
    TONY WAS TOURING YOUR SITE!

    LOVED THOSE VIDEOS FOR THE GUYS WHO WANT THEM, THAT WAS A GREAT IDEA- I WATCHED TWO OF THEM PRETTY COOL!

    GOT TO KEEP CHECKING IN TO SEE WHATS GOING ON WITH YOUR SITE LOVE IT!
    Dan Phillips Port Orchard Wa> 69AMX 51 WILLYS

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thank you for the great post Dan
      Thank you for the great post and even greater feedback… I really appreciate it.

      I am glad that you enjoy browsing the site. I am always looking for ideas to make the site more attractive by adding new content and services that will keep visitors coming back.

      By the way, thank you for giving me the idea of creating videos of the submitted car pictures.

      All the best to you Dan 🙂

      Tony Alves

  13. RL Gumm says:

    The first muscle car
    Here is a photo of my 1949 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Deluxe Club Sedan that my wife located in 1984 at a time when we were looking to buy a 1950 Olds Eighty-Eight. Since then, it has been kept all original and appreciated for what it is, an unusually good example of the car that began the muscle car rage. It was equipped from the factory with a 303 Cu. In. high compression overhead valve V8 engine and a 4 speed Hydramatic Transmission.

    • Tony Alves says:

      1949 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Deluxe Club Sedan
      Hi RL:

      Thank you very much for taking the time to contribute with your post.

      Congratulations on your great ride.

      Tony Alves

  14. DAN PHILLIPS says:

    Charles Griffith from Cape Coral, FL, USA and just below are my 69 AMC Javelin Pics
    HI TONY! I AM DAN PHILLIPS- I HAVE TWO CARS ON YOUR SITE– AMX AND A WILLYS PU-

    I SAW THE ABOVE GENTLEMANS CAR ON YOUR SITE AND I THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU KNOW YOU MAY HAVE MADE A TYPO-HIS CAR IS A 68 JAVELIN NOT A 69! INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IS A 68, THE HOOD (AFTERMARKET SCOOP) AND GRILL ARE 68 THE SPEAKER DASH PAD IS A 68 AND YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBERD DASH PLAQUE IS ON THE GLOVE BOX THIS WAS EARLY 1968! THEY WERE MOVED IN 69 TO THE SPEAKER DASH PAD!

    JUST SOME INFO! YOU MIGHT WANT TO CORRECT IT TO 1968 OR NOT! 🙂

    YOU FRIEND ON LINE Dan

    • Tony Alves says:

      69 AMC Javelin
      Hi Dan:

      Thank you for bringing the discrepancy to my attention.

      I checked the information submitted by the owner to see if I had made a mistake, but I didn’t.

      I suppose that it is possible that he gave me the wrong year, or perhaps he (or the previous owner) modified it to look like a 68?

      Anyway, I sent him an email with your comments and asking for an explanation.

      I will post his comments here if he responds.

      In the meantime, I added a note to the AMC page.

      Tony Alves

  15. Scott says:

    My Baby 67 Camaro Rally Sport
    It took me two years to get this done and it is a beauty.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thanks for the new post and the pictures
      Thanks for your new post and pictures.

      If you want to build a page/pages for your ride, fill out and submit the form found at this address: http://certifiedcarlovers.com/submit-your-ride/

      Again thank you for your posts,
      Tony Alves

  16. Gary Kirton says:

    My Fabulous 1957 Plymouth Fury, best in the world
    My Fabulous Fury.

    From a virtual rust bucket to the perfect Plymouth Fury.

    1957 was a good year for cars, I remember it very well. “Suddenly its 1960 “ was Plymouths advertising slogan for the 1957 model year. It was a rather flamboyant statement and so were their cars. By pushing their styling departments ahead by three years, Chrysler was attempting to claim the “styling leadership” title from General Motors. Plymouths newer-than-new styling shocked competitors in the low price field. Low and wide, with a wrap around grill, visored headlamps and high-rise tailfins, the Plymouth had a look all its own. The high style wasn’t without substance as the new theme carried over to the unibody construction with torsion bar suspension and powerful engines backed by the new push button three speed Torqueflite automatic transmission.

    Leading this pack was the high-performance Plymouth Fury. Available only in a two-door hardtop with only one paint finish, Sand Dune white with gold anodized aluminum Sport Trim, it carried many unique features not found on other models. There were upswept bumper extensions, safety padded dash and sunvisors, special clock, two-tone steering wheel, 150 MPH speedometer, dual exterior rear view mirrors and a special performance engine. Called the V-800, it displaces 318 cubic inches boasts a 9.25:1 compression ratio. With a performance camshaft, solid valve lifters, dual exhaust and topped with a pair of Carter WCBF four-barrel carburators, it produces 290 HP @5400 RPM and 325 pound-feet of torque, enough to propel the 3,800 pound Fury from 0-to-60 in 8.6 seconds and cover the ¼ mile in only 16.5 seconds.

    While there were 7,438 Fury models produced in 1957, there are less than 60 that are known to survive today. Partly to blame for the dwindling numbers are the Plymouths tendency to rust prematurely. At the urging of the US government to help shore up the sagging Japanese economy, automobile manufacturers were encouraged to purchase inexpensive Japanese steel. Chrysler Corporation was the only manufacturer to comply with these wishes and paid a hefty price in doing so. Fraught with a very high iron content the steel rusted so quickly that Chrysler suspended the practice of using Japanese steel after the 1958 model year. Chrysler car salesmen used to joke that they had to sell the show room models fast before they rusted on the show room floor.

    I always wanted a 57 Plymouth because the fifties was my decade. That’s when I grew up and I remember the Plymouths when they were new, Fast and Furious. It was in October of 2006 when I found a 1957 Plymouth Fury with all the original parts still on it, a rare find these days. Joseph L Braun in Decatur, Ind. Had advertised his car which he had purchased new in June of 1957 from Goral Dodge Plymouth in nearby Fort Wayne Ind. For the grand sum of $2,845.77.

    Joseph and his wife used the car for their honeymoon and for several other memorable trips until he parked the car for good in 1971 in his mothers garage. Now off the road but hardly forgotten, Joseph faithfully returned every three months or so to give the cylinders a squirt of oil and turn the engine over to keep it from seizing up. When his mother died in 1981, he was forced to move the car to his uncles farm and store it in the barn. It remained in the barn until 2005 when his uncle died and the farm was being sold off by his uncles estate. Joseph was forced to finally sell the car after he realized that he would never get around to restoring his beloved Fury and this is when I got lucky and bought it from Joseph.

    To put the whole exercise into perspective, the Fury was a complete car except for the corrosion. I like to joke and say that the car weighed five hundred pounds less when I

    had it shipped from Indianna, it was such a rust bucket. This was a car so badly deteriorated, most people wouldn’t have restored it let alone turn it into a show car. I enlisted the services of Terry Levair of Investment Vehicle Restorations in Granum, Alberta to do a frame off restoration in January of 2007. I told Terry that I wanted the car to be ready for the World of Wheels car show in Calgary in February of 2008 at which time he proceeded to laugh almost uncontrollably. While Terry worked on the restoration, I spent the better part of four hundred hours sourcing out whatever spare parts I could find. As luck would have it, a good friend of mine, Larry Schau in Winnipeg who is an absolute certified Car Crazy Plymouth guy, gave me a name in New Jersey of a guy who had a lot of Fury parts that he might want to get rid of.

    This gentleman, Richard Allocca had previously restored his 57 Fury into a Grand Champion in the US and for many years had accumulated a basement full of old Plymouth parts. After a few discussions with Richard in which he hesitantly told me he would part with his cache of vintage Fury parts, I purchased them all sight unseen and came out with what could be considered to be the mother lode of car parts for a Fury guy like myself.

    Included in this haul was a new, still in the original box, 1957 Fury steering wheel, four new, in the box Fury hubcaps, new crankshaft, eight new pistons and a full bolt of original Fury interior upholstery. In addition, there were many other valuable parts such as taillights, points, air filters, early edition manuals, a pair of Fury mufflers still in the original packing, a pair of Fury fender skirts and many many other items.

    Because of the rusted condition of the Fury, we had to buy two parts cars, a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere two door hard top and a 1958 Plymouth four door just to get the floor pans, trunk pans and quarter panel parts needed to complete the project. Even with these two parts cars, it was hard to come up with enough clean metal to match with the Fury body but with a little luck and a lot of work, we did it. With the new floors, trunk pan and quarter panels installed, the Fury was starting to look more like a true 50s cruiser every day.

    The engine, transmission and rear end were completely rebuilt by Petz Brothers Performance in Balzac Alberta as were the complete brakes and remainder of the drive train resulting in winning Outstanding Engine Restored at the World Of Wheels, Calgary show. The upholstery was done by a little known upholsterer called Hoagey`s Upholstery of Calgary winning Outstanding Interior Restored World Of Wheels Calgary. All of the trim was redone by Dave Stark of West-Tek Metal Restoration in Calgary while detailing was done by Dave and Lori Clayton of Personal Touch Car Care garnering another award for Outstanding Detail. Other awards won include a Best Restored, Winnipeg, Exhibitors Choice, Winnipeg, Best In Class, Winnipeg, Best Restored, Edmonton, Early Restored Hardtop, Edmonton, People`s Choice, Edmonton, Ourstanding Restored, Calgary, Best In Class, Calgary, Outstanding Pant Calgary, Best Paint Restoration, Edmonton, Best Paint Overall, Edmonton. The two most appreciated awards won were for People`s Choice, Edmonton Powerama and Exhibitor`s Choice, Winnipeg. These awards voted on by the public and by your peers are most gratifying as they confirm that you have done the best you can do and that work has been recognized by the best in the world.

    In closing, let it be said that there is nothing more satisfying, nothing more rewarding than being given the chance to be involved with some of the greatest people in all the world, Certifiable Car Crazy people just like me.

    http://www.carcrazygary.com

    • Tony Alves says:

      Your 57 Plymouth Fury
      Great post Gary. Beautiful car… I also got your emails with the Pics and the submission form with the Specs and History.

      I will create pages for it all on the site shortly.

      UPDATE:
      I have created a page for your other submission to the site.

      Here is the page: http://certifiedcarlovers.com/classic-cars/57-plymouth-fury/

      Tony Alves

  17. Gregory says:

    Pics of 2009 Sante Fe
    2009 Sante Fe

    • Tony Alves says:

      Your 2009 Santa Fe
      Hi Gregory:

      Thank you for your posting. Why don’t you submit a few Pictures and Specs, so I can post them on the site?

      Tony Alves

  18. Henry Shaw says:

    My Orriginal JEEP.
    Yes me again. This time with the first vehicle I purchased after I passed my driving test. I payed £45 in 1963 for it, and never regretted it. It was a 1942 Ford Jeep GPW. My Father purchased it from a government sale in 1947, then sold it to a Doctor to do his country rounds.

    Land Rovers were only just comming out. It then ended up at a local farm and used as a tractor! The farmer then traded it in for a car in 1963, and when I saw it at the garage I had to have it. Originally it had served as a Bomber Crew runabout on an airfield in Licolnshire.

    I had the Jeep for 11 years, but eventually had to sell it to a collector of Military vehicles who rented them to film companies.

    Hope this is also of interest.

    Yours the wacky driver.

    Henry Shaw.

    • Tony Alves says:

      I know how you feel about your Jeep...
      I know how you feel. My first car was a Plymouth Barracuda. These cars are very rare today and those that are still around are worth a lot of money.

      Just like you, I wish I still had it…

      Tony Alves

  19. Henry Shaw says:

    The Car, Boat, Plane Thing!!
    Hi again Tony.

    I think it is time now to show you perhaps the oddest of my creations. It would be back in 1965 that I purchase for £5, a 1936 Riley Merlin saloon from a friend. It had the 1400cc twin side cam cross flow overead valve engine, with Zenith carb. The gearbox was an Armstrong Sidley preselector type with a torque tube drive to the rear axle. The car had all the niceties of manual advance, retard ignition and mixture controle. The speedo was controled by the engine, so the correct speed could only be read in top gear!

    However the body was completly shot. So I decided to put an all wooden body onto the cassis. Even the front and rear bumpers were solid oak. My brother rewired the car (he was a genious with electronics), we both overhuled the engine and I did most of the body work. It took over a year to complete, but it certainly caused a stir wherever we went. The rest of the bodywork was pine frame and marine ply cladding.

    I sold the car in 1976 to a purchaser in London who proceded to remove all my handywork and rebuild it as a rather nice original Riley Merlin open sports car. I believe it is regularly shown up an down the counry.

    Hope this is of interest.

    Yors the wacky motorist. Henry Shaw.

    http://certifiedcarlovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/the-car-boat-plane-thing-21294472.jpg

    • Tony Alves says:

      Wow!... This surely is of interest...
      Henry, this is a real work of art. I centainly think it is of interest… Thank you for sharing it with us.

      Keep them coming!…

      Tony Alves

  20. Henry Shaw says:

    A Capri on Stilts!
    Hi again Tony.

    Here is another car that you may like to see.

    In 1961 my parents bought from an ex-military sale a Humber Pulman Staff car that actually saw service in the North Africa Campaign in the war. It was used for heavy towing. Eventually I got hold of it and put the capri body onto the chassis; after removeing the old body, overhauling the engine and checking the chassis and transmission. It fitted quite well, but the wheel arches had to be extended to accommodate the wide axles and 900X13 tyres.

    It had 7 forward gears and 4 revers. I think that would take some beating! The engine was the Pulman 3.9 ltr Side Valve engine with Stromberg carb, very thirsty and untuned!! But had so much torque that it could start off in 4th gear, and cruised at 70mph at 1000rpm.

    Hope this is of interest. By the way this car, allas, is no more.

    I do not think I could afford to run it today.

    Yours the wacky driver. Henry Shaw.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Another great post
      Another great post for the enjoyment of the site visitors. I know they will enjoy it because I certainly did.

      Tony Alves

  21. Henry Shaw says:

    A bit of old Willys Overland Wagoneer!
    Hi Tony.
    Here is another oddball for you. Remember the Willys Overland company of Willow Run Ohio.(the orriginal JEEP manufacturer).

    Well back in 1963 My Brother and I bought a 1954 Wagoneer from a dealer in ex military vehicles. It had been in the South African Army until 1962, then purchsed by SA Students along with one other Wagoneer and three Land Rovers and driven all the way to London. However they ran out of money so had to sell all the vehicles in order to pay their way home.

    It was a rare example because it was right hand drive. Also ahead of its time in having free wheel hubs on front wheels. The engine was the 4 cylinder “F”Head Hurricane engine, 2.2 ltr. My Brother and I used it for towing and launching boats, and other transport jobs. I sold the vehicle in 1974 to a purchaser in south Wales who converted it into a mud buggy.
    Hope this is also of interest to you.

    Yours wacky driver. Henry Shaw.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thank you for your post Henry.
      Thank you for the new great post Henry. I enjoyed it and I am sure visitors will also enjoy it.

      Just keep them coming.

      Tony Alves

  22. Henry Shaw says:

    A bubble car with si x wheels!!
    Hi Tony.
    Thought you might like to see a BMW Cabin car of 1958 which I used to have;(allas it is no more) which having blown up the orriginal 600cc boxer engine, I decided to put in a BMC mini 850cc engine and front sub frame, in the back, behind the originl rear wheels, thus making a six wheeler! It handled well and realy stuck to the road, and could stop like no other car I have driven. The biggest problem to solve was the gear change mechanism.

    Incidentally I bought the car for £6 in 1968. Think what it would be worth if orriginal now?
    Hope this is of interest,
    Yours, a wacky driver, Henry Shaw.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Thank you for your post Henry.
      I really appreciate your post. I am sure that visitors to the site will also appreciate it.

      Tony Alves

  23. GREG says:

    What more can I do 2 my car?
    Hey i got 325i n i wana knw wat i can do more 2 my carbcos my engine is done up alrdy let me knw here is my email adrs gossgreg@rocketmail.com.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Beamer color
      If this was my car, one of the first things I would do is paint it a different color.

      White or off-white is not a color I really like in a car, especially if it’s a high performance car like yours.

      I like black in a car (my 2 cars are black, one is plain black, the other is metallic black) but there are other colors (I like metallic colors) that also enhance the looks of a car.

      Hopefully other visitors will contribute with more suggestions.

      Tony Alves

  24. DK says:

    Would you like to buy Tata's $2500 car?
    Tata Group chairman, Ratan Tata, poses in the company’s new TATA NANO car during its launch at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi. The car, a hatchback with a 624cc engine, is priced at about 100,000 rupees ($2,500), half that of the current cheapest car in the market.

    • DK says:

      Soon available
      By the end of this year it will be available in worldwide.

    • ehab says:

      I need one tata car
      I need tata car im from Egypt i need to know shiping cost and how i buy.

    • Sebastian Collier says:

      Good post
      You have a professional niche site, thank you for your awesome work!

      May I ask to do a favor for me? – I really want to publish some ads of my site Costume Look on your blog and will pay you good money!

      Your niche blog is one of the best I saw, please, answer me and we will discuss all the details!

      Thank you!

      • Tony Alves says:

        Your Advert Inquiry Sebastian.
        Hi Sebastian:

        Thank you for the post and the compliment about the site.

        Unfortunately I have to decline your request.

        I am in the process of transferring the site to a new domain: CertifiedCarLovers.com

        Also I have not accepted any advert requests for this site and it is too early to decide whether I will for the new site.

        Thank you again,
        Tony Alves

    • Misael Bahringer says:

      Good post
      You have a great site!

      I really would like to place some ads on your site, is it possible? My site is halloweencostumesmax and I think your blog is an ideal place for adveritising.

      Please, answer me and we’ll discuss all details, I will pay nice money and really want to be on yout site!

      Many thanks for answering!

      • Tony Alves says:

        Good Post
        Thank you for the post and the compliment about the site.

        Unfortunately I have to decline your request.

        I am in the process of transferring the site to a new domain: CertifiedCarLovers.com and I am not planning to accept private ads for the site, at least not at first.

        My present monetizing plan is AdSense only.

        Thank you again,
        Tony Alves

  25. James Ellis says:

    Great Web Site!
    I found this site by searching for 1978 Camaro info. I just bought a 1978 Camaro LT for $1300.

    It is a daily driver right now. It will be a great restoration project. I plan to give it to my daughter when she graduates from high school in June. I also plan to share pictures of the restoration in progress. The eZINE book is great. Thanks for the web site.

    • Tony Alves says:

      Your 78 Camaro's Restoration
      Thanks James for your nice comments regarding the Site and the eBook.

      Good luck with your restoration. Send me the pictures and I’ll post them on the Site.

      Tony Alves

  26. Anonymous says:

    Mystery Car
    Can any body tell me the make, model and year of this car? Please send info to jamesdavidharvey58@hotmail.com

  27. ii says:

    1936 ford
    roadeter

  28. T says:

    My little Audi A2 in central Italy.
    Not a model sold in the States, but I’m an American who has been fortunate enough to own this wonderful car for 10 years. 10 more and I can send it back to America as an antique. I’m counting down the days!

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