I've been watching all the car auctions for the past few years, muscle car shows, been to the bigger shows in the area and have yet to see any nice vintage 70 Swingers.
I used to have two, one a stick, one auto. Awesome machines! They provided some of the best moments in this lifetime. Got about 24mpg, ran at least 125mph once a week, sometimes 3-4 times/week down in swamplands of NJ. Wide open roads for many miles, no side roads intersecting. Wow, did they go. Could brake the tires lose in all gears on the automatic. The stick was just wickedly quick.
During my time in the military, I had two black guys with me one day, went to the bank to cash our checks. Left the car running at the door, my two buddies cashed their checks and off we went. Didn't get too far and were pulled over by about 5 cars, guns drawn....thought we had robbed the bank. That was pretty funny, even then.
Another time a friend with a military carryall (had a large propeller in the rear), had been racing me at over 110. He failed to negotiate a 90 degree turn, went over a bridge, upside down and the prop went through the windshield, missing his head by a "hair!" He also managed to catch a bass in the grill, all at the same time.
I went back for a tow truck - no cell phones on those days. Upon our arrival I could hear the witnesses describing the very loud, green race car that had run the poor guy off the road. Lucky no one was injured, no fines, nothing.
Well, enough of my reminiscing.....
Had a lifetime of stories made during those fun years with those cars.
Anyone here own one, or know where any are on display? I found two via Google, but not quite like what I had.
Also had a 70 390 Donahue Javelin, a 55 Chevy PU with a 396/tubro 400 tucked inside the cab and one massive brake pedal. That was a handful. At 8 mpg, had to unload that a long time ago. Used to cruise at about 6k rpm's on the turnpikes! Ate about 1 qt of oil every 100 miles or so, took a new motor every year or two. Yup, those were the days.......