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    Say goodbye to a classic GTO...

    Eddie Timal wrecked his '74 GTO in this drag race in Orlando, FL. He had had it since he was 15.

    Note that he was uninjured in this crash. The car would turn low 7-second E.T.'s at 209 mph. Twin turbos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3_Yi6dRoL8

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    Re: Say goodbye to a classic GTO...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Eddie Timal wrecked his '74 GTO in this drag race in Orlando, FL. He had had it since he was 15.

    Note that he was uninjured in this crash. The car would turn low 7-second E.T.'s at 209 mph. Twin turbos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3_Yi6dRoL8
    Glad he's ok - but it's sad to see a rare muscle car get trashed this way. I wish he'd have raced a Ventura instead....

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    Re: Say goodbye to a classic GTO...

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    Glad he's ok - but it's sad to see a rare muscle car get trashed this way. I wish he'd have raced a Ventura instead....
    It's a perfect candidate for restoration!

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    Re: Say goodbye to a classic GTO...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric


    Glad he's ok - but it's sad to see a rare muscle car get trashed this way. I wish he'd have raced a Ventura instead....
    It's a perfect candidate for restoration!
    Well, I suppose one can fix anything given enough time and money... but why race a rare/collectible car to begin with? A same-year Ventura has a basically identical layout/chassis, etc. - but unlike a GTO, it's virtually worthless and so wrecking one is no great tragedy...

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    Re: Say goodbye to a classic GTO...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric


    Well, I suppose one can fix anything given enough time and money... but why race a rare/collectible car to begin with? A same-year Ventura has a basically identical layout/chassis, etc. - but unlike a GTO, it's virtually worthless and so wrecking one is no great tragedy...
    Money no object to the guy...or he has no appreciation of vintage/collectables??
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    Re: Say goodbye to a classic GTO...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwozzie1
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric


    Well, I suppose one can fix anything given enough time and money... but why race a rare/collectible car to begin with? A same-year Ventura has a basically identical layout/chassis, etc. - but unlike a GTO, it's virtually worthless and so wrecking one is no great tragedy...
    Money no obje
    ct to the guy...or he has no appreciation of vintage/collectables??

    One.. or both!

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    Re: Say goodbye to a classic GTO...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwozzie1
    Money no object to the guy...or he has no appreciation of vintage/collectables??
    I saw it mentioned in Car Craft magazine. They said he had his entire life savings tied up in the car, and a benefit was held for him. Personally, I think that's more than just a little unwise.

    There wasn't much of the original car left, beyond the body panel, I'd guess. It obviously had a tube frame.

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