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01-25-2014, 05:49 PM   #16
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I think it's a 6 speed trans.
Could be. Wiki reckons it has a 6 speed auto or 7 speed manual.

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Ex finn...It was owned by local VW dealer who raced and it was tweaked to hell,I was only 20 and had more guts than brains although it did have excellent harness restraints.I also owned Corvette in 80's and when weather was at -30C body was as brittle as you know what and did not risk driving it in case of minor collision.
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I hear you, What I would give to be Young and dumb again

I'm doing one of two....
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Obviously no body here hs ever listened to Bill Cosby and his 1960's tribute to Carroll Shelby. The record is called 200mph. Listen and laugh

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What I would give to be Young and dumb again
Well I've got one out of two.
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I saw this too. I also find it odd that the guy didn't put the nitrous button on the wheel. Wonder what it cost to get the Texas DOT to shut the road down for them? A donation to the state department of justice?
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Nothing new, I did this in 60s,Aston Martin Super Legera.
In Texas?
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QuoteOriginally posted by cedric Quote
Nothing new, I did this in 60s,Aston Martin Super Legera.
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Same here. Certainly good but not that spectacular when you consider my antics with my Mercedes 300 SL which I owned for many years some forty years ago.

In those days I commuted a lot between Melbourne and Sydney with this beast and on the Hume Hwy there were even in those days stretches of road where I regularly topped between 260-270 km/h. Australia had no speed limits then but you had to prove that it was safe to drive fast if a cop ever felt to pull you over. But none came ever near me at this speed. They radioed ahead a couple of times to stop me but every time they where more interested in the car as it was a rarity, I think there were only four of them in existence in OZ. Those were the days

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By the way this photo was taken with a 24x24 format ROBOT camera which I still own to this very day.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
Hi

Same here. Certainly good but not that spectacular when you consider my antics with my Mercedes 300 SL which I owned for many years some forty years ago.

In those days I commuted a lot between Melbourne and Sydney with this beast and on the Hume Hwy there were even in those days stretches of road where I regularly topped between 260-270 km/h. Australia had no speed limits then but you had to prove that it was safe to drive fast if a cop ever felt to pull you over. But none came ever near me at this speed. They radioed ahead a couple of times to stop me but every time they where more interested in the car as it was a rarity, I think there were only four of them in existence in OZ. Those were the days

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By the way this photo was taken with a 24x24 format ROBOT camera which I still own to this very day.
Sweet car, do you still have it as well?
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Unfortunately not, I sold it in 1982 and I regretted it ever since. I sold it mainly because of the very frequent maintenance interval this model required and the high cost associated with it. There was only one Merc dealer in Melbourne at the time (Silver Star Motors) who could service this car and this was only because they employed a German immigrant mechanic who did service this model in Germany. I should have put it up on blocks and put it into storage. It is worth a pretty penny these days as a collectors item.
Btw, it was a Hardtop. (Detachable roof)
Too late she cried as they say in the classics.

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200 mph = Any one out there has ever driven a car 200 mp/h
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Damn. There went the 645z and complete FA 645 lens lineup (newly available in the USA).
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It sounds as pretty as it looks. I still want one. Badly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by greenberet1 Quote
200 mph = Any one out there has ever driven a car 200 mp/h
Not us Pentax forum members
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