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IMO the best from Man in the Street Fourth coverage.

Jul 4, 2019 4:32PM PDT

'Why tanks? Why not '57 Chevys?'

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Probably because
Jul 5, 2019 8:19AM PDT

a '57 Chevy in good running condition would cost more to buy than a modern tank.

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And, to get enough we'd have to deal with
Jul 5, 2019 10:38AM PDT

Cuba.

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I got curious and looked around
Jul 5, 2019 11:51AM PDT

and there are some that range from 40-90K. Condition is not known and rocket launcher would be a retrofit.

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Funny you wrote that.
Jul 5, 2019 12:31PM PDT

Long ago in the '80's General Dynamics showed up with their tank with Stinger missile launching pods attached to a military capabilities demonstration. Ford protested. At the time Ford was trying to get into the military tank business.

Rocket launchers are pretty much an addon.

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The 57 was the culmination
Jul 5, 2019 6:10PM PDT

of the 55 style change, the best IMO. Bloat set in, in 58.
Had the compromise Hilborn fuel injection option on the 283 V8. One (SAE) HP per cubic inch. Coupes and droptops get the best prices of course.

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or Deuce Coupes?
Jul 5, 2019 5:04PM PDT

with 'blown' Hemis? or perhaps my fave - 1965 Corvette : maybe one of the most beautiful muscle cars ever. I'll take one with a 'mild' 327 and Muncie 4spd, thank you... :^)

Rick " 'I feel a need for speed' " Jones

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Related, somewhat.
Jul 5, 2019 6:12PM PDT

Iacocca, Mr Mustang, just died.

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Can't help but also remember the Mustang
Jul 6, 2019 2:54AM PDT

as having retained popularity due to Carroll Shelby and Steve McQueen. As I recall, the base model in V8 trim was a 260 with a 3-speed manual transmission. It was fairly potent as is...at least in a straight line. A hot-rodder's dream perhaps.

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(NT) Spoken by a middle-aged woman BTW.
Jul 5, 2019 6:14PM PDT
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57 Chevy
Jul 5, 2019 7:17PM PDT

The main reason is it would not stroke the the draft dodgers ego.

As for the 57 I had one of those.
Baby blue convertible with a white top.
283 engine with a 4 barrel carb.
Dual exhaust with low restriction mufflers.
411 gears.
4 speed trans with a hurst shifter.

It was at a point of my life when I did not have any brains and a great way to waste money.