Fast, good looking, and the apex of the muscle car era
Seasonal carburetor adjustments for temperature changes.
When new, this was the fastest car I'd ever ridden in. A friend bought it new, and sold it to me after six years. It was hard to keep in tires when all that was available was bias- -ply, but the radials (since 1977) have helped with launch traction and tire longevity. C6 trans is nearly indestructible. 9-inch 31 spline Ford Track Lok diff appears to actually be indestructible.
For a late-1960s muscle car, the cabin finish was terrific and, when I was younger and more fit, it was fabulously comfortable. As I've aged and added girth, it's become a little less so, but is still more comfortable than new Mustangs and Camaros.
It could win stop-light drags all night, then idle for an hour in front of my girlfriend's house for a snogging session without alerting her parents. In later years, it's become a show-winner, and provides entertainment for my family.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2004