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Just curious what does everyone prefer. If you were going to start a new race car build, would you start with a new chassis
Ex. 1980's - present car?

Or would you go straight for the 1960's to 1970's old muscle?


Obviously it would be like a 1970 Nova or a 2001 Camaro?
 

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How bout a 70 Nova with a LS1?
 

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I built what I could afford.I found a gn body at a good price so I built it.G-bodys are like the fox alot of parts avail reasonable.I prefer the older cars but there up there in price or in such poor condition that I would spend a bunch getting the body nice.
 

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Old cars are more expensive and also not as plentiful as newer cars to build! Buy a old one if you can afford it and if you want lots of attention! Buy a new one one if you want another belly button or if aerodynamics is your thing!

Example: Put two cars side by side that are built exactly the same and even painted the same, with the same stance. Make one a 67 Camaro and the other a 97 Camaro. The older car will draw more of a crowd and will have more value come resale time. IMO
 

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Old cars are more expensive and also not as plentiful as newer cars to build! Buy a old one if you can afford it and if you want lots of attention! Buy a new one one if you want another belly button or if aerodynamics is your thing!

Example: Put two cars side by side that are built exactly the same and even painted the same, with the same stance. Make one a 67 Camaro and the other a 97 Camaro. The older car will draw more of a crowd and will have more value come resale time. IMO
I agree with this.But the old cars were belly button at one time!
 

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I built what I could afford.I found a gn body at a good price so I built it.G-bodys are like the fox alot of parts avail reasonable.I prefer the older cars but there up there in price or in such poor condition that I would spend a bunch getting the body nice.
True!!!
 

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all out race old car 72 back, fast small tire streetable car i like 4th gen camaros or notch fox body
 

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i would really like a nice 32 -34 ford as a 9 or 10 second race car
 

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Old all the way. I like having something nobody else has. I couldn't stand walking through the pits with my kids hearing "hey Dad, that car is just like yours... and another one... and another one!", lol.
 

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Example: Put two cars side by side that are built exactly the same and even painted the same, with the same stance. Make one a 67 Camaro and the other a 97 Camaro. The older car will draw more of a crowd and will have more value come resale time. IMO

I'll be the first to disagree here. I would have more of an erection over a 2004 Cobra Terminator car running in the 9's or 8's than a 1969 anything with a carburated anything.
I used to think the old cars were the shit but now as the years go by I find myself not as excited over them anymore. I guess it's because of the amazing things happening with the new cars these days.
 

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Luckily the gbodies are practically non-existent here on the west coast. There are a few, but not many. I switched from a bodies to g bodies in 2004 and I'm glad I did. I was tired of the same old body style, and everyone has a chevelle...

Short answer=new body style.
 
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