Thought I’d end up the year with a Drive-By.
These little snippets are by chance photos of interesting cars.
During a trip to Jerome, AZ I was investigating this nicely cared for 1969 Chevy Nova.
The ’69 Nova was really just a pedestrian car and perhaps the worse evolution possible of the Chevelle, Chevy II of the early ’60. (Of course it got much worse in the late ’70s and early ’80s!!!)
These came in 3 main engine groups….4, 6 and 8 cylinders – yes 4 cylinders!!! There were 6,103 4 cylinders produced (make them a rather rare find in original condition), 157,400 6 cylinders and 88,400 V-8s ( 17,654 of those were in Super Sport trim). The horse power ranged from a weak 90 hp to meager (by todays standards) 200 hp.
As I was standing back to get the little more distance on the shot I noticed something in the view finder:
Yes a very nice ’71 or ’72 Mustang. One year later I’d own a 1973 Mustang, the last of the big ‘Stangs!!!
So this is my last post for 2015.
I wish all of my readers/followers and other fellow gear heads, car nuts, car peeps a super New Year and all the best in 2016!!
Coming up in 2016 I’ll be working straight out to finish the 1973 Mustang Sports Roof (#ProjectSportsRoof) – got to get is show ready in the next year – so keep checking back for updates (floor pan, vacuum system and much more coming up next month). We also will attempt to get pod-casts rolling but you’ll also be able to keep up on our hobby with C.N.N. (Car News Now), special pieces on the 351 Cleveland engine and more parking lot spotlights, AutoFactoids (#AutoFactoids), Engine Line Ups and much more.
See you all in 2016 – maybe at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ Jan 23, 2016?
Thanks for reading.