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    '63 Tempest $226,521.00!!!


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    Cool for that dude.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Something seems a little off here.
    Looking at the pic of the speedo, it says park. Must have started out as an automatic.
    There's a clutch pedal there, and a hole cut in the floor.
    But, I'm sure whoever would pay that much, must have run the numbers before they bought it.

    Wonder how much it would have sold for with the original engine & trans?

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    Good question.
    Probably another 100 thousand, unless it would be in good body and paint condition. Then probably close to 500.

    Some collectable antiques bring so much to people from that era. That their value can be determined without an auction.
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    I watched an auction last week.
    '69 Mustang with a 429 big block.
    "They" made sure to let people know there was a new, old stock, set of tires & battery, that the seller paid $40,000.00 for. Unbelievable!

    Can't remember what the total selling price of the car was now.

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    That car is not close to original. The original car had a Transaxel real with independent suspension, as I remember. The rear was also the transmission. The 326 motor was connected by a "whip" of a tub that transmitted the power through a tube which would "whip" to the transaxel.

    That transaxel was the downfall of that car. I think they were build for a few short years only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    That car is not close to original. The original car had a Transaxel real with independent suspension, as I remember. The rear was also the transmission. The 326 motor was connected by a "whip" of a tub that transmitted the power through a tube which would "whip" to the transaxel.

    That transaxel was the downfall of that car. I think they were build for a few short years only.

    Are you suuuuuure

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    That car is not close to original. The original car had a Transaxel real with independent suspension, as I remember. The rear was also the transmission. The 326 motor was connected by a "whip" of a tub that transmitted the power through a tube which would "whip" to the transaxel.

    That transaxel was the downfall of that car. I think they were build for a few short years only.
    I believe Delta is right on this.
    I never in a hundred years would have though that about the drive train.
    Some of the info is in this article.


    http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z...c-Tempest.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowirenut View Post
    Are you suuuuuure
    One of my favorite movies since I was a youtze.

    I knew someone would remember this scence. Her testimony is proof. And I rest my case.

    The transaxel contained positraction, the car was very fast with the Pontiac 326 and the rear suspension, as I started above your honor, was independent.

    The transaxel was mounted and bolted to the body right above where you see the third member in these pictures. And the two real wheels were mounted on swing A arms for independent suspension exactly like a Corvair but much safer. The car would fish tale much like the 1962 Corvair in an unsafe manner.

    And the drive tube from the motor to the real mounted transaxel would wind up first under hard power before it would transmit that power to the transaxel.

    The HP to weight ratio on these cars were faily high which made them fairly fast. Luckly enough they were owned by every day people and never got into the hands of street rodders or hot rodder much as their road handling was not the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    Something seems a little off here.
    Looking at the pic of the speedo, it says park. Must have started out as an automatic.

    It dont say N or D or L tho. Thats the dummy light to show the park break is on...... dummy!

    Now dont go all tejas on me and come kick my butt, it's a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    Something seems a little off here.
    Looking at the pic of the speedo, it says park. Must have started out as an automatic.
    There's a clutch pedal there, and a hole cut in the floor.
    But, I'm sure whoever would pay that much, must have run the numbers before they bought it.

    Wonder how much it would have sold for with the original engine & trans?
    I believe that "Park" was the warning light to tell you the e-brake was on. I remember as a kid one of my relatives had that light there in the speedo and that's what it was for. Can't miss it driving down the road. Not a bad idea to put it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spotts View Post
    It dont say N or D or L tho. Thats the dummy light to show the park break is on...... dummy!

    Now dont go all tejas on me and come kick my butt, it's a joke.
    I just know, my truck has a light that says break on it .
    What you said, does make sense though.

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