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1968 Roadrunner Racecar "blue Thunder" on 2040-cars

Year:1968 Mileage:12345
Location:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1968 Roadrunner Racecar "BLUE THUNDER"

This is a nostalgic roadrunner raced in Texas in the late 60's and early 70's. Very mean and cool looking car if you like the nostalgic look. No I don't think it was any kind of famous car but I'm sure some of the old timers around Lubbock, Texas remember this car. 

It has a mid 70's 440 with a 4 speed tranny and I have no idea what it would run in the quarter. I really don't know anything about the power train as I bought the car as you see it about 5 or 6 years ago and have never moved it more than 50ft. It starts easy (even after sitting for a couple years without starting it) and rumbles extremely loud. Hard to put into gear so definitely would need some going over before it is race ready.

The guy I bought it from in Texas saved the car from being used for parts several years ago and actually installed headlights and drove the car on the street. In Canada I have never tried to get it registered but it doesn't have an emergency brake and I am told that is one of many things it would need to pass any kind of inspection.

I had plans to race the car eventually but with three kids, that's not going to happen anytime soon so thought if someone would like a very neat car to race, this might fit what they are looking for. Personally, I would go over everything before you started to drive it as I don't know the status on the brakes, suspension, etc. But it would look pretty cool if someone was able to get it done.

I have some more pics on a photo bucket album. If you are interested, text or call me at 403-585-0652. I have sold overseas and to the USA so could help with those decisions if need be.

Thanks,

Kevin

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US Marshal's classic muscle car auction officially in the books

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:13:00 EST

The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.
While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.
The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare - one of just 37 - Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.

SRT belatedly claims Plymouth Prowler as one of its own

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:31:00 EST

Before Chrysler had Street and Racing Technology, it had Performance Vehicle Operations. What the two entities have in common, before SRT became its own brand, of course, is that each was created to take Chrysler and Dodge (and Plymouth, before it was unceremoniously killed off) vehicles to the next level of style and performance.
We'll leave the question of whether or not the old Plymouth (and later Chrysler) Prowler was ultimately a stylish, performance-oriented car to you, but the boys and girls currently leading the SRT charge at the Pentastar headquarters are keen to accept the retro-rod into the fold.
According to the automaker, all of SRT's current high-performance models owe a debt of gratitude to the old Prowler, due mostly to that car's use of lightweight bits and pieces and innovative construction techniques. If nothing else, the fact that the Prowler's frame is "the largest machined automotive part in history" is pretty cool. Read all the details here.

'Blood Muscle' auction to sell impressive collection of ill-begotten classic cars

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:00 EST

The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased from any ill-gotten gains. Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and if you're in Lodi, NJ, on September 12, you stand the chance to buy some of the ultimate muscle cars from the US Marshals in what is being gruesomely nicknamed the Blood Muscle auction.
The grisly moniker was earned because all of the vehicles belonged to the president of a blood testing company who is facing prison time for alleged bribery, according to Hemmings. After all, they are muscle cars bought with actual blood money. The seven-vehicle collection includes some of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, and the original buyer clearly had an eye for rarity.
This cornucopia of V8 power includes a teal 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, an orange 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible and perhaps most prized of all - a trio of 1969 Yenko Chevys with a Chevelle, Nova and Camaro all represented. From the included photos, all of them look to be in fantastic condition.