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Author Topic: Who here went from Charger to Daytona and loves or regrets it?  (Read 7512 times)
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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2010, 03:04:28 PM »

Lets just say it cost more than I got from the sale of my 68.  It will be a turn key car when I pick it up from Hotrod98 as soon as he finishes her.
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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2010, 03:17:02 PM »

With all due respect to the ladies, going from a wing car back to a standard B-body is like saying you'd rather have two inches less in your pants.   smilielol

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That is the best (or worst) single line analogy for Wing Car ownership over another car!

To the OP, I love driving my Superbird to work, to Home Depot etc, or just cruising around on a nice evening. Everyone stops and stares. The attention can be both good and bad. I have met some great people and made new friends while out in the car. As anyone with a wingcar, clone or not, will confirm there is no way that you will ever stop for gas, pay and leave in under 15 minutes because of the "Gawkers" as my wife call them telling you about some relative that had one of these back in the day, or what they think your car is worth.
Overall I love the whole experience of wingcar ownership! and wouldn't go back to another car. I do however have a 72 Corvette and a 71 Demon that I wouldn't give up either, but the Superbird is a different experience entirely
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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2010, 03:54:12 PM »

Lets just say it cost more than I got from the sale of my 68.  It will be a turn key car when I pick it up from Hotrod98 as soon as he finishes her.
Is that that beautiful black one I've seen on the site with the front end off?
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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2010, 03:54:39 PM »

                              

If someone says to me "Picture a badass '69 Charger", what comes to my mind is a mostly stock street machine like many of us own.  

But if someone says "Picture a badass Charger Daytona", then I think of a full-blown Grand National stocker from 1970.    



That sums up how I feel about Daytonas.  I'd love a Daytona racecar.  Even just a replica of one, or a very NASCAR-looking street cruiser with the rollcage & big wheels & lowered stance.  But with all due respect I think I'll leave the matching-numbers stock production versions to someone else.  
    
                    
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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2010, 04:03:46 PM »

Lets just say it cost more than I got from the sale of my 68.  It will be a turn key car when I pick it up from Hotrod98 as soon as he finishes her.

Ahhhh, you're the gent Larry was referring to on this project when he came over my house to pick up those '68 grilles.......

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« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2010, 04:40:27 PM »

Lets just say it cost more than I got from the sale of my 68.  It will be a turn key car when I pick it up from Hotrod98 as soon as he finishes her.
Is that that beautiful black one I've seen on the site with the front end off?


Yes.  I was trying to beat Alan to it but he put a deposit down & blew me out of the water.  Wink  I think I wanted it for the fact it was a triple black R/T SE just as much.  $35k was/is a very good price.
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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2010, 04:52:14 PM »

My first experience with a wingcar was enlightening.  My buddy bought Dane's second to latest creation & give me the car & $15k for my all blue 4 gear '70 Charger R/T 3 days later.

I sold the Daytona about 3-4 months later.  At the time I couldn't handle the overwhelming attention it got.

Reason I feel I can handle one now is cause I feel having personal protection will raise the confidence level.  Would I still like to have one?  I feel Larry's car was a once in a lifetime opportunity.  A quality car build @ an affordable price.  So, having his 'cuda was second best & I'm content.  Again, it's a quality car built @ an affordable price.

Lotsa folks may have different opinions of why I did what I did.  When you start pushing yourself around in a wheel chair, get back to me on that.  Wink
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« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2010, 08:23:14 AM »

Lets just say it cost more than I got from the sale of my 68.  It will be a turn key car when I pick it up from Hotrod98 as soon as he finishes her.
Is that that beautiful black one I've seen on the site with the front end off?
Thats it! the front end is being assembled this week cheers
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« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2010, 08:35:28 AM »

My first experience with a wingcar was enlightening.  My buddy bought Dane's second to latest creation & give me the car & $15k for my all blue 4 gear '70 Charger R/T 3 days later.

I sold the Daytona about 3-4 months later.  At the time I couldn't handle the overwhelming attention it got.

Reason I feel I can handle one now is cause I feel having personal protection will raise the confidence level.  Would I still like to have one?  I feel Larry's car was a once in a lifetime opportunity.  A quality car build @ an affordable price.  So, having his 'cuda was second best & I'm content.  Again, it's a quality car built @ an affordable price.

Lotsa folks may have different opinions of why I did what I did.  When you start pushing yourself around in a wheel chair, get back to me on that.  Wink

I am glad to see you are still happy with that buetiful Cuda, but I can't say I am sorry I beat you to the Daytona.  You were a big help hooking me up with George on the sale of my 68 and I truly appreciate that.  I still would have bought Larry's car but I would have been put in  :cheers:a tight financial spot.  I am sure I will be happy with the Daytona, you are happy with the Cuda, Larry is happy with the Super bird, and I think George will be happy with the 68.  So things have some how worked out for everybody.  I look foreward to meeting you in person one of these days.
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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2010, 06:39:30 PM »

I would chime in but I have yet to make the leap to a Daytona. But I can tell you that I'd gladly trade my C500 and a wad of cash to actually move up to a Daytona. Heck ask anyone I wouldn't even care if the car ran or not I'd take it.
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« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2010, 07:46:15 PM »

I would chime in but I have yet to make the leap to a Daytona. But I can tell you that I'd gladly trade my C500 and a wad of cash to actually move up to a Daytona. Heck ask anyone I wouldn't even care if the car ran or not I'd take it.
Would you ever consider a clone, or is that out for you?
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« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2010, 09:15:56 PM »

  Im going to will my Daytona to Danny, He just needs to wait for a while  icon_smile_big  Jay.
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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2010, 09:29:01 PM »

I would chime in but I have yet to make the leap to a Daytona. But I can tell you that I'd gladly trade my C500 and a wad of cash to actually move up to a Daytona. Heck ask anyone I wouldn't even care if the car ran or not I'd take it.

He's lying folks....Not once have we ever heard him say or seen him write that he wants a Daytona!  eyes     icon_smile_big
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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2010, 10:41:23 AM »

  Im going to will my Daytona to Danny, He just needs to wait for a while  icon_smile_big  Jay.
wait a minute , I thought it was already mine   shruggy shruggy
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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2010, 11:44:03 AM »

  Im going to will my Daytona to Danny, He just needs to wait for a while  icon_smile_big  Jay.

I would never let a wingcar nut know that they were in my will... they might  get impatient!   icon_smile_big
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« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2010, 11:46:31 AM »

  Im going to will my Daytona to Danny, He just needs to wait for a while  icon_smile_big  Jay.

I would never let a wingcar nut know that they were in my will... they might  get impatient!   icon_smile_big

 smilielol   Good one Allen............
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« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2010, 12:31:41 PM »

 Im going to will my Daytona to Danny, He just needs to wait for a while  icon_smile_big  Jay.

I would never let a wingcar nut know that they were in my will... they might  get impatient!   icon_smile_big
yesnod yesnod yesnod yesnod has the adoption papers gone through yet  shruggy smash  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2010, 06:46:37 AM »

I might consider a clone, but even if I had a clone I'd still want a real Daytona though.


In your will huh Jay? I'll gladly take care of your Daytona in 30 years from now. I may want one badly but I have been patiently waiting for 15 years already what is another 30 right?
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« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2010, 10:45:14 AM »

  Im going to will my Daytona to Danny, He just needs to wait for a while  icon_smile_big  Jay.

I would never let a wingcar nut know that they were in my will... they might  get impatient!   icon_smile_big


mom jokes that this is the case with me!
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« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2010, 12:12:48 PM »

  Im going to will my Daytona to Danny, He just needs to wait for a while  icon_smile_big  Jay.

I would never let a wingcar nut know that they were in my will... they might  get impatient!   icon_smile_big


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she lets you drive them and take care of them anyway    icon_smile_big icon_smile_big icon_smile_big
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« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2010, 10:22:00 PM »

Went from a 70 Charger R/T V Code to a Superbird.  Even though the Charger had been in a magazine when I went out to the garage I always chose the Bird.  I really enjoy the not seeing myself comming or going.  I must see about 20 Camaros and Stangs everyday, but never another wing car.


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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2010, 05:39:53 AM »

Went from a 70 Charger R/T V Code to a Superbird.  Even though the Charger had been in a magazine when I went out to the garage I always chose the Bird.  I really enjoy the not seeing myself comming or going.  I must see about 20 Camaros and Stangs everyday, but never another wing car.

Dang Bob,,,,  Both are sweet............  next to a Daytona and C500, a '70 v-code Charger R/T is my favorite...........
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« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2010, 07:51:04 AM »

The Charger was a fantastic ride.  It was a stripper car no power steering or brakes, putting it all to the pavement.  The Bird was my dream car and the Charger was fun, but driving the wing thing is awesome.  I really enjoy going to shows and hearing what people say.  One guy was telling his girlfriend that George Barris designed the car.  Yo, SBBob
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« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2010, 05:22:48 AM »

Went from a 70 Charger R/T V Code to a Superbird.  Even though the Charger had been in a magazine when I went out to the garage I always chose the Bird.  I really enjoy the not seeing myself comming or going.  I must see about 20 Camaros and Stangs everyday, but never another wing car.
I don't think you passed many Purple 70 Chargers either.
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