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    Looking for a 66-69 mid size sleeper

    This is not a buy sell post. Just a discussion on a wanted car and opinions from others on cars like the
    Buick Skylark or Ford equivalent of the same. 2 door. If you have a line on one hook me up.

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    1965 Ford Galaxie

    What is your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    1965 Ford Galaxie

    What is your budget?
    For a driver...4k

    The Galaxy is too large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79WS6 View Post
    For a driver...4k

    The Galaxy is too large.
    Go with a Falcon then for Ford, that should be about the size of a Nova SS from the same year. I prefer Chavy classics, but the Ford would be more of a sleeper because you just don't see them. Toss out Mopar, 4 grand ain't getting you a mid 60s driver, hell it probably won't get you a piece of rusty scrap metal with a VIN tag attached.

    A Buick Wildcat wouldbe cool but it is the same size as the Galaxie. Oldsmobile Cutlass?

    I think 4 grand isn't going to put you in a mid 60s 2 door that is running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Go with a Falcon then for Ford, that should be about the size of a Nova SS from the same year. I prefer Chavy classics, but the Ford would be more of a sleeper because you just don't see them. Toss out Mopar, 4 grand ain't getting you a mid 60s driver, hell it probably won't get you a piece of rusty scrap metal with a VIN tag attached.

    A Buick Wildcat wouldbe cool but it is the same size as the Galaxie. Oldsmobile Cutlass?

    I think 4 grand isn't going to put you in a mid 60s 2 door that is running.
    I could do a Cutlass. Classic lines.

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    I don't get why old Mopars are so damn expensive. Did they just not make nearly as many Challengers as they did Camaros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    I don't get why old Mopars are so damn expensive. Did they just not make nearly as many Challengers as they did Camaros?
    In a nut shell. You are correct.

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    Of those years listed, I would go with a 68/69 Cutlass. Muscle car looks and not as common as a Chevelle or Camaro.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    I don't get why old Mopars are so damn expensive. Did they just not make nearly as many Challengers as they did Camaros?
    Rarity. Ford and GM outsold Mopars by a large number. And while they had awesome engines, the rest of car is subpar material. They rusted away well before the others.

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    Challengers came out in 1970.

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    There are a few up this way for almost your price:

    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...855014771.html




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    Quote Originally Posted by EABiker View Post
    There are a few up this way for almost your price:

    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...855014771.html



    Nice. But had a 73 Buick Centurion vert and resto'd it. Those old GM scissor tops are nothing but trouble. Other than that..Nice car and if it was a HT.... oh boy!

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    I had a 71 Skylark convertible, and yes, the tops were a pain.






    I let the car go almost 15 years ago now, and recently found it on Craigslist in bad shape for more than I bought and sold it for combined!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79WS6 View Post
    For a driver...4k
    The Galaxy is too large.
    smaller cars?
    Mustang Coupe
    Corvair lol
    Mercury Cougar
    Ford Falcon
    Chevy II
    69 opel GT ls2 swap!

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    A guy in high school had a '68 Fairlane (non-fastback) like this one.

    https://classiccars.com/listings/vie...w-jersey-08084


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    $10,900

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    Quote Originally Posted by EABiker View Post
    I had a 71 Skylark convertible, and yes, the tops were a pain.



    I let the car go almost 15 years ago now, and recently found it on Craigslist in bad shape for more than I bought and sold it for combined!

    She was a nice car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter98TA View Post
    $10,900
    I have no clue what a good price is on that car. For some reason this thread made me think about it.

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    Have you considered upping your budget 75 times and just ordering one from Kindig?

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    66 Buick Special

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Go with a Falcon then for Ford, that should be about the size of a Nova SS from the same year. I prefer Chavy classics, but the Ford would be more of a sleeper because you just don't see them. Toss out Mopar, 4 grand ain't getting you a mid 60s driver, hell it probably won't get you a piece of rusty scrap metal with a VIN tag attached.

    A Buick Wildcat wouldbe cool but it is the same size as the Galaxie. Oldsmobile Cutlass?

    I think 4 grand isn't going to put you in a mid 60s 2 door that is running.
    i'd LOVE to find a clean Falcon. Those little cars have really grown on me over the years. Would love to do a junkyard turbo LS in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzSnake View Post
    i'd LOVE to find a clean Falcon. Those little cars have really grown on me over the years. Would love to do a junkyard turbo LS in one.
    Yeah a Falcon would be really cool but I like sticking with a brand correct motor. A fun build IMO would be a Falcon with a Coyote drivetrain.

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    Another different but cool build would be like 1965 Plymouth Belvedere, but 4 grand ain't going to do it.

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    I'm tellin ya...a Fairmont if you can find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucius Clay View Post
    I'm tellin ya...a Fairmont if you can find one.
    4 grand should get him into a 2 door 80s era Fairmont easily. Then you have the same chassis as the Mustang, if it doesn't already have a V8 drivetrain it would be an easy swap. Then you do have a true sleeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    4 grand should get him into a 2 door 80s era Fairmont easily. Then you have the same chassis as the Mustang, if it doesn't already have a V8 drivetrain it would be an easy swap. Then you do have a true sleeper.
    LOL. I don't want want a sleeper. I want a snoozer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79WS6 View Post
    LOL. I don't want want a sleeper. I want a snoozer.
    Fairmont wagon, that would definitely be a snoozer.
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    First off, I am a GM believer- with that out of the way, almost any late 60's A-body, Olds Cutlass, Buick Skylark, Pontiac LeMans- They were all upmarket from the Chevy Chevelle, nicer details, more do-dads. They could be found with big blocks, 455 in the Buick, but probably not at your price range. Great aftermarket support, the sky is the limit if you start restoring or modding.
    I'd love to own a Buick GSX convertible, Stage III. Ain't gonna happen unless I hit the lottery. The Hurst Olds were interesting, as were the 442's- Or maybe a Judge GTO- All those are holy grail cars, but the more mundane models could possibly be found, with a deep search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Fairmont wagon, that would definitely be a snoozer.
    LOL. Very true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Yeah a Falcon would be really cool but I like sticking with a brand correct motor. A fun build IMO would be a Falcon with a Coyote drivetrain.
    No way in hell that engine would fit. THe FE barely fit without major modifications to the shock towers

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    There's this Toyota Corolla near me. I have no clue what year it is, if someone wants to fill me in






    I'm tempted to trade the guy my grand Cherokee for it. Seems like it could have potential
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter98TA View Post
    No way in hell that engine would fit. THe FE barely fit without major modifications to the shock towers
    Anything is possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Yeah a Falcon would be really cool but I like sticking with a brand correct motor. A fun build IMO would be a Falcon with a Coyote drivetrain.
    Generally I'm right there with you on this, but Ford DOHC V8's are so fing pricey. I can pickup a 5.3 EASY here for less than a grand, a junkyard 5.0 out of a F150 or Mustang is going to easily cost me double, and Fords crate motors are insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    There's this Toyota Corolla near me. I have no clue what year it is, if someone wants to fill me in






    I'm tempted to trade the guy my grand Cherokee for it. Seems like it could have potential
    My guess would be a 1976.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucius Clay View Post
    Anything is possible
    Lots of work, but its been done...a lot of times it appears

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    Here's one. Maybe a little larger than what you're looking for but.......

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...0/2248905.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzSnake View Post
    Lots of work, but its been done...a lot of times it appears
    that sweet engine with that ebay CAI...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogs01gt View Post
    that sweet engine with that ebay CAI...
    I think thats a BBK intake, could be wrong, I had a chrome BBK on my Cobra before I ditched it and went SC.

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    $4,000 won't get you anything around here but a four door clapped out car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter98TA View Post
    No way in hell that engine would fit. THe FE barely fit without major modifications to the shock towers
    It has been done already
    https://performance.ford.com/enthusi...yote-swap.html

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    I have always had a love affair with the 1967 Mercury Cougar. $4k is doable for finding a non-rust example. Being on the Mustang platform, sky is the limit.






    Another one is the 1967 Galaxie 500/LTD Coupe. Love the late 60s/early 70s muscle car body lines of the car but with the early to mid 60s front. Another vehicle you can find a non-rust example for $4k









    The Dodge Coronet Coupe





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