i know you were trying to make a funny, but I'm sure there are 71-73 coupe owners here.
I have been struck with how I like just about any vintage car when I see a nice example, even Mustang Alsos (Mustang IIs), camaros etc. I even saw a survivor Granada on Ebay that made me nostalgic, lol.
This is why after 10 of the 12 years I had my Charger going to shows this car won't be taken to shows. Building this one to drive and not be criticized on a hot day in a parking lot. Got sooo tired of people yacking and snickering cause I had a .60 over 340 rather than a big block, or that the car was purple, or bla bla bla. Not this time around.
yeah it sounds like the answer is not to go to shows. My coupe's my daily driver and it turns heads everywhere I go. I haven't had it at a show yet but I'd bet it probably wouldn't get much more than a second glance.
I tend not to care what people say, then it's not an issue. Why stop going to shows, just because someone says something you don't like to hear? When you make decisions based off of what other people say or do, then they are controlling your actions. I think growing thicker skin in these situations and maybe having something to say to them in return that would shut them up would be best. Don't be a jerk, just have a witty saying in return.
65 k code fastback
66 GT Fastback
Sorry, 67 SS Camaro convertible
Most the time the people talking trash don't even have a classic car or one in the show.
Exactly. I was chatting up a gentleman about his coupe at a local cruise night. A 20 yr old walks up and started talking to his girlfriend about it being "just a coupe"..."just a small block"... I just rolled my eyes to the owner. He said he gets that alot from the younger crowd. I moved to the back of the coupe so I could run into the guy. He asked if I was the owner. When I said, "No", he went off on it being a coupe, fastbacks were better...same stuff he told his girlfriend. I let him dig a nice hole and then proceeded to tell him that I also have a coupe with a 289. I am not a psychic but the look on his face told me he just crapped a brick! I then asked him to take me to his car so I could see what work he had done. That was when his girlfriend started laughing. He stormed off. No clue what he drove but I doubt it was a classic.
I see that attitude from some Mustang owners, who should know better. Some don't 'like' 71-73, Mustang II, Fox bodied, prefer a 69 over a 70, don't like the new ones, don't like the early ones, don't like 6 cyls, 4 cyls, whatever. I think all cars should be looked at for what they are, the love that went into them and that they have been 'saved'. Unless it's a bow-tie product.... JK
The vast majority of fastback owners I've talked to are very snobbish and look down at coupe owners.
Well of course YOU'D think that, as a lowly coupe owner...
Calamity Jane aka "The Maybe-Not-So-Evil B$*&#"
289 v8, Powerjection III EFI, mild cam
4-speed, 3.25 9" rear
Power disc brakes, Unisteer power R&P
Pertronix ignition, RetroSound Model One radio, Classic Auto Air A/C, etc...
Three years of work for three days of perfection. This pony WILL get back out on the road and it WILL reliably take me where I want to go... and it will always, always keep me safe.
He finally asks if I have a Mustang (my "Ride the Pony" shirt usually gives that away)... I tell him I have a '65, and he asks if its a fastback. When I say no, he gets this crestfallen look and says (drumroll please for the phrase that pays)- "Oh, so its just a coupe?"
Funny - I've never heard anything like that from a fasback owner.
Formerly known as Bashed68.
Resto-modding a '68 convertible.
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