Tuesday, September 16, 2014
On the stomping side of things I've got a 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 waiting for resto and my 2007 Mustang GT that could use some more power.
On the other side the loan/lease options for the Hellcat aren't as crazy as you'd expect. If I was to trade in the Mustang I'm assuming it would be worth about $16,000 and here is the online calculator.
The big problem is that I'm in Toronto and I'm not a resident. So I cant' get a loan from a Canadian bank and I'm not living in the States so I can't get a loan from a US bank. So I'm kind of a nowhere man. SUX!! The Mustang has high miles and could use a rebuild before adding power mods or just trade it in.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
|My old 2005 Screamin' Yellow GT|
Today I pulled into the parking lot and someone had their new 2014 Mustang GT there. It was all shiny and black so I decided to park next to it and snap a few pictures of our cars together. When I got in the office I noticed why I love the color so much but also why people get so confused. From different angles the car's color looks totally different. In the left picture it's almost glowing yellowish orange. But on the right it is a definite almost carrot orange.
I've had people scoff at it and even had one woman on the street scream, "Shitty Color" but I don't care. I think it's unique and stands out in the sea of black, white, and silver cars everyone seems to be driving today.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
|Me & my first car. 1970 Plymouth Duster 340|
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The car does have that Mustang-like profile with more of a Camaro/Cuda front so they basically grabbed a little of everything from the classics. The interior is fairly nice looking with the exception of that square centered steering wheel. It gets it's power from an aluminum supercharged V8 putting out 640 hp. I've heard it is borrowed from the Chevrolet Corvette line.
While I can easily agree that it's beautiful and intriguing I'm more interested in this company's business model. The car costs $250,000. Yes you read it correctly. I'm not exactly sure who they are selling it to. That price tag puts you in direct competition with some very serious automobiles and who would choose this car above theirs? I really don't know. It certainly wouldn't handle as well as the competitors and it isn't really a rare classic which would deserve such a price tag. It feels like they are building a car for a market that doesn't exist.
Equus Automotive's web site is just as fancy as the car but is free to check out. Go see for yourself. www.equus-automotive.com
‘69 RETROBUILT FASTBACK
|CONVERSION PRICE, INSTALLED||$30,500|
RECOMMENDED ADD OPTIONS
|REAR SPOILER & MOUNTING KIT||$575|
|REAR WINDOW LOUVER||$500|
|BRAKE COVERS, CUSTOM PAINTED||$250|
|COBRA SHAKER HOOD||$550|
|SHELBY TIRES & WHEELS||$2,000|
|SHOW BUFF FINISH||$1,100|
|OTHER POTENTIAL OPTIONS||(DETERMINED @ TIME OF ORDER)|
|VEHICLE PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS||(DETERMINED @ TIME OF ORDER)|
|CUSTOM INTERIORS||(DETERMINED @ TIME OF ORDER)|
|OTHER CUSTOMER REQUESTED SPECIALS||(DETERMINED @ TIME OF ORDER)|
|TOTAL RETROBUILT ’69 FASTBACK PACKAGE W/PRICED OPTIONS||$36,475|
|2013 DEALER “DONOR” VEHICLE, FOB DEALER||(DETERMINED @ TIME OF ORDER)|
|(OTHER MODEL YEAR DONOR CAR NEGOTIABLE)||(DETERMINED @ TIME OF ORDER)|
RETROBUILT ’69 FASTBACK FOB, SPRINGFIELD, MO
Thursday, May 22, 2014
My Hummer H3 has earned the nickname the Crushinator after Futurama Bender's dream girl. Why? Well I have never ran over anything in my driving history. But since I got the Hummer I have crushed a squirrel and an entire Canadian goose. So yesterday when I saw this lambo ahead of me it crossed my mind how easily I could ruin his day. Lucky it didn't happen. No crushination.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The next day I started up the car, let it warm up, and then drove to work. On the way there the ticking wasn't present. I thought, "Great at least it's quiet at the stop lights." But then on the way home that evening the ticking was back. So I assume the Sea Foam did nothing.
Makes me a little nervous that this happens every year, especially since the car's miles are getting up there.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
It ran fine when I parked it. It would rev the idle when it was cold but once it warmed up it was always fine. This was the first winter it had been stored and admittedly I never started it during the winter. So any suggestions? I can hobble it to the mechanic but I’m hoping it’s just something dumb. Fingers crossed.