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    Don't know if this is the best place to start this but here goes.
    Have always been a horsepower nut. Not brand specific...love all sports/performance cars. Here is a list of the toys I have owned.
    65 GT-350: Purchased from a Capt in AF when he PCSed to Japan...totaled by drunk driver.
    72 Chevelle: 1st car ever modified. Sold because could not afford the gas the Holly 850 double pump required.
    86 Buick Grand National. Drove for 135K miles...loved ever moment. Sold to buy a boat.
    66 427 Cobra replica. Built entire car, drove for 5K miles and sold to build new project...then got orders to Germany.
    09 BMW M3. Purchased while at Ramstein. Fastest production car I have owned yet. My limit was 175mph on the autobahn. Would guess it tops out just above 180.
    Current rides: 2012 F-150 Ecoboost and wife drives a 2012 BMW 528i.

    On order: 2014 GT500 Mustang. This is my retirement present to myself...had to wait a year but will be delivered on/about 15 Aug. Can't wait to see what 662 factory HP feels like.

    Anyway...what are your current rides or past toys you had to get rid of.

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    In high school, I had a 1964 GTO, Detroit's first supercar. Turquoise body, white convertible top with the 389ci, tri-powered, under the hood, and mated with a 4-speed turbo trani. A Hurst, T-bar, shifter, and a 4:88 posi-trac rear end. Sold it about a month before enlisting.

    After separating, the first time, bought a 1980 MGB-GT, limited edition. Last year they were in production. Black body, with convertible top, and silver striping along the rocker panels. After re-upping, later that year, was stationed in Pensacola, FLA., and found a little hi-fi shop were I had an Alpine stereo, with Pioneer speakers installed. Sold it in 1993. Chicks loved that little skate board!

    The most notable of a handful of pick-ups, and 4WD's was a 1986 GMC High Sierra, 3500HD, 4WD, with single rears. Silver gray, with dark blue sides, and powder blue pin striping. 44", Buckshot Radial Mudders on white wagon wheels. Had a 350ci under the hood, but tweaked with Edelbrook high rise manifold, and a Holley 850. It had 4:11 diff's. Only got stuck one time. Pined against a tree in a ravine after sliding sideways.
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    MGB...brings back childhood memories. Mother & Father use to road rally MG, Triumphs, and Austin Heelys. Guess that is were I get the passion for sport cars and horsepower.

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    Can't say I'm a car guy... but my "year in Afghanistan" present to myself is going to be a Caddy CTS-V!

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    That is one bad @ss Caddie! I was able to test drive a 2012 and was blown away by the sound and smooth application of power. I ordered the GT500 just because I wanted to own the most powerful production V-8 ever made anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raustin0017 View Post
    That is one bad @ss Caddie! I was able to test drive a 2012 and was blown away by the sound and smooth application of power. I ordered the GT500 just because I wanted to own the most powerful production V-8 ever made anywhere.
    I will be waiting for the re-introduction of the Shelby GT350 in 2015.

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    Have not seen the news of the 15 GT-350? Are you talking from Ford SVT or Shelby America?

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    '59 El Camino 348 6 pac 4 speed posi, ALL FACTORY! '67 Impala 427 SS 4 spd posi trac factory! '64 Impala SS 4 spd posi 6 pac 396! '67,'68 SS Chevelle conv 396 4sp posi factory power tops,windows! (more to come)

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    Quote Originally Posted by raustin0017 View Post
    Have not seen the news of the 15 GT-350? Are you talking from Ford SVT or Shelby America?
    Shelby GT350.

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    Did check out the special order options from Shelby America before ordering the GT500. The GT350 is one bad pony!

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