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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I bought this car in mostly original condition w/ 69k miles on it 10+ years ago. It still has the 390ci and Merc-o-Matic tranny, now with 77k miles. It was originally traded in as a 1 owner car at a local Dodge dealership. A friend of mine bought it from the dealership and then sold it to another local who I purchased it from. I named the car "YoungBlood" after the song the "Coasters" sang. I lowered the car 2" in the front and 3' in the back also re-painted with the "lobster claw" flames. I added Lake pipes on the side, a set of 14' smoothy wheels, Cd player, 8" steering wheel, dual exhaust 'no mufflers" staight pipes, neons, '59 cadillac tail lights and a A/C unit. I also removed some of the emblems, and side veiw mirror to give it a sleeker look. The "breezeway" back window is electric and with the inverted roof pillars allows you to roll it down during rain and none gets inside the car. I live in NC and have driven this car to TN, Penn, and SC to different car shows numerous times. The car rides and drives great with Pwr. steering & pwr, brakes and a 3.00 gear ratio will allow me to get on the interstate and run 70-75 mph and still average 16 MPG. The first 3 pics are at the Kustoms of America car show at Mrytle Beach SC. exactly 250 mile from my driveway (driven there). The 3rd is a pic in my front yard when the local Greensboro NC News & Record came out to do a story in the paper on my Hobbies w/ my son.

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    1. southernpicker99 southernpicker99, 10 years ago
      Nice Car Dad !! Can I have the Keys...????
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Love the "OLDIES", nice set of pics, thanks for sharing
    3. youngblood youngblood, 10 years ago
      thanks Kerry10456,finelines, stonesfan1, tommy1002, officialfuel, pop, & chevy59 !! I love my ol' Merc to !!
    4. youngblood youngblood, 9 years ago
      Unfortuantley....this car along with 7 other collector cars that I owned along with a vast amount of collectibles, 2 Motorcycles, 2 travel trailers from the 60's all the tools I owned all burned in a garage fire on June 8, 2012. The fire absoulutly destroyed everything...the heat was so intense it did over $20,000 in damages to my house over 75 feet away. I will post pictures on my page of the fire damage. 1 of 2 things started the fire, either 1 of the motorcycles shorted out, or a battery tender hooked to the motorcycle shorted out. The fire marshal could narrow it down to the starting point but not the exact ignition.

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