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What was your dream car in high school that you couldn't afford?

CrabHusker

It rubs the lotion on its skin.
5 Year Member
I wanted a Chevelle, but had an older guy in the neighborhood who bought one of these new and it sat in his garage maybe 360 days a year. He said he'd sell it to me, but I didn't have the $10k he wanted. The car was actually worth more. Even when I was in high school. '68 RS/SS, 4 spd, 302, convertible. Beautiful car.

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Rainbow Dash

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
2 Year Member
I wanted a Chevelle, but had an older guy in the neighborhood who bought one of these new and it sat in his garage maybe 360 days a year. He said he'd sell it to me, but I didn't have the $10k he wanted. The car was actually worth more. Even when I was in high school. '68 RS/SS, 4 spd, 302, convertible. Beautiful car.

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Not a big Chevy muscle guy but 2nd gen Chevelle’s are iconic and beautiful cars. I’m guessing it was probably a 307 though. Typically Chevy put the 302 in Camaro’s. Only 1/8” bore difference but the 307 had the 327 crank. It’s my least favorite Chevy small block because of the small valves, bore-to-stroke ratio, and poor displacement. Regardless, beautiful, beautiful car. Wish we all had the money to buy that type of car when we were younger.
 

CrabHusker

It rubs the lotion on its skin.
5 Year Member
Not a big Chevy muscle guy but 2nd gen Chevelle’s are iconic and beautiful cars. I’m guessing it was probably a 307 though. Typically Chevy put the 302 in Camaro’s. Only 1/8” bore difference but the 307 had the 327 crank. It’s my least favorite Chevy small block because of the small valves, bore-to-stroke ratio, and poor displacement. Regardless, beautiful, beautiful car. Wish we all had the money to buy that type of car when we were younger.
It was a Camaro with a 302. I wanted a Chevelle, but the neighbor had a Camaro he wanted to much money for.

Agree on the 307. It was a piece of shite.

Now the Chevelle I wanted......396.
 

Rainbow Dash

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
2 Year Member
It was a Camaro with a 302. I wanted a Chevelle, but the neighbor had a Camaro he wanted to much money for.

Agree on the 307. It was a piece of shite.

Now the Chevelle I wanted......396.
Huge fan a 396 as I think 454s are overrated.
 

CrabHusker

It rubs the lotion on its skin.
5 Year Member
Huge fan a 396 as I think 454s are overrated.
I guess it depends on what you're trying to do with it. Stock engines, I would agree. I'd still take a 427 or 454 over a 396 if it's something I'm going to build. The longer stroke on the 454 gets a bad rap.
 

KleinTxHusker

Blackshirt
10 Year Member
I wanted a Chevelle, but had an older guy in the neighborhood who bought one of these new and it sat in his garage maybe 360 days a year. He said he'd sell it to me, but I didn't have the $10k he wanted. The car was actually worth more. Even when I was in high school. '68 RS/SS, 4 spd, 302, convertible. Beautiful car.

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My neighbor had a red RS Hardtop with a black vinyl roof. Beautiful car. The two oldest were in my class, and I was friends with them when they first moved in. We spent a lot of time looking at it and under the hood. They went way bad in late middle school and so by the time they were old enough their old man wouldn't let them touch it. Heck, one of them wasn't even living at home in HS.
 
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