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Thread #118826   Message #2572779
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
21-Feb-09 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bye, bye, Pontiac...
Subject: RE: BS: Bye, bye, Pontiac...
No, Bobert. This was a 1963, which was still a small car...a couple of years before the muscle LeMans. This was a 4 banger automatic, and needed tune-ups more ofter than your average car. It had a small shift lever to the right of the steering wheel; the knob was prone to coming off no matter how tight you allen-wrenched it.

My next car WAS (not yelling LOL) a 1965 slant 6 all black Dart, right down to the welting on the seats, which had push button drive. First was so good you drive down a step hill and hardly need to break to keep your speed down. I drove it a long time...'til the wife decided that the torn interior was not a car to be seen in.

My next two cars were a Plymouth Duster and a Dodge Aspen. Both had the same engine as the Dart, but the addition of smog control shit, and adding A/C to the Aspen made each of those cars less good than the previous one.

My son, before he moved to Amsterdam in 2001, was tooling around town in an early seventies Dart. He gave it to the girl he left behind. He is now a bicycle rider.