A Black Stallion
Easily the best car I have ever owned or driven. And I have owned 56 cars...
This car had sat in a driveway for years, somewhat neglected. Sometimes started, but basically just baking in the sun and shivering in the snow year after year. Black with black leather. I bought it for $2750 from the original owners and did a complete fluid change and spark plugs. A new set of tires, and this car turned into a magnificent black stallion! Very responsive and powerful for such a big car. It is surprisingly nimble and 80mph on the freeway yields 25 MPG.
I have extensively compared this car's abilities with even Mercedes-Benz's flagship mid '1990's 560S classes. In my opinion it is evenly matched, and was about half the price new...
This car was magnificently engineered. The LT1 inspired engine feels like high performance because of the 'roller' valve train components. I did not think you could feel friction with an engine, but with almost complete lack of it, with this car, you can feel its absence.
Low torque starter motor for long life, and the chrome body panels are as heavy duty as some 1960's cars. The command center is very comfortable too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2013