I was 17, and bought a 1969 Chevy Camaro. 3.73:1 12-bolt posi traction, 327 bored 30 over, Edelbrock streetmaster aluminum manifold, Holley 450 w/ mechanical secondaries. I got around 8 miles to the gallon on a good day, and generally much less than that. That car was stable well past the 120 mph speedo, and did zero-to-100 in the blink of an eye. I still get a chill in my spine thinking about driving that car around nearly 30 years later! Not only was it my first car, but I think it was my first love too!
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