So That's Where My Money Went!
My first car ever was a 1965 Corvair Corsa (like the one in this picture), it had four 1 bbl carbs and a 4 speed. I guess this established me as a car nut right from the start. Some day I'm going to find one in the right condition, and with the right options - and I just know it's going to be hard on my bank account.
OH oh .....it happened!! I'm now a Corvair Corsa owner again, this one is a keeper!!
I dealt the Corsa on my first new car, a 68 Camaro Rally Sport that I bought off the showroom floor, light yellow with black. Lost most of my demerit points on my drivers license on that car and my Suzuki X6 Hustler motorcycle that I had at the time.
In 1972 I ordered a Trans Am, unfortunately it was caught up in the big strike at Norwood and after waiting 4 months the dealer gave me a great deal on this 455 GTO that was sitting on his showroom floor.
In 74 I dealt the Celica on this Mazda RX2 - the first rotary giant slayer. I put on some Adco sway bars and entered it in a lot of slalom races, wreaking havoc on the Mini Coopers if the course wasn't too tight.
Some daily drivers along the way, 90 Regal Gran Sport, 79 Caddy Eldorado (a sports car because it had 4 wheel independent suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes and GM's first fuel injected motor - which was actually an Olds 350 with Bosch EFI) and a 72 Olds Cutlass.
In 1983 I fell off my Suzuki drag bike in a big way and took up a new hobby. I finished the restoration of a 68 Camaro convertible that 2 other guys had started and stalled out on over a period of 6 years. One had worked in a GM parts department and it came with a truck load of new parts. Thanks to Guy Kerr of Kerr Auto Body in Orillia ON (705-325-7721) for making this car better than new.
A few years back I bought a 3rd gen TA as I had never had one. This 1988 GTA now appears on Brent Vaughan's web page as I sold it to him May 1999 - Brent lives in Memphis Tennessee. http://www.widetrackdrive.com Totally stock except for the BFG Drag Radials off my 78, I took it to the track one weekend, it ran 10 runs between 14.88 and 14.82 winning the Street class that day. Nice car! Brent's having fun with it too.
It has original paint and interior, original high compression 389 and Super Hydramatic 4 speed automatic. I soon had plans to make a nostalgic drag racer out of it, but decided it was really too mint for that. Bob McLean from Vancouver was looking for a mint stock 60 Catalina similar to the one he owned in 1960, he really liked this one so it now resides on the west coast of Canada.
rare 1979 Tenth Anniversary Trans Am. I came across this car by sheer luck, a friend had heard about it on the internet, it was stored in a barn in New Hampshire and I was
on vacation in Maine at the time, so it was "almost" on my route home. I stopped in to see it and immediately saw that it had great
In February 2002 I was in a position to obtain another car I had wanted for
a long time (remember that Corvair?!) so
I sold this one to a good friend in Georgia who was looking for a good TATA to restore
- and he immediately started on it.
2008 - How's this for an update - I now own it again!!
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