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    Posted 8 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.


    1. southernpicker99 southernpicker99, 8 years ago
      Nice Car Dad !! Can I have the Keys...????
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Love the "OLDIES", nice set of pics, thanks for sharing
    3. youngblood youngblood, 8 years ago
      thanks Kerry10456,finelines, stonesfan1, tommy1002, officialfuel, pop, & chevy59 !! I love my ol' Merc to !!
    4. youngblood youngblood, 7 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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