Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Branson Auto Museum, Post #2

The information with this car claimed that it holds the land speed record for fast car powered by a VW engine.
What red-blooded male can resist the looks of a late 60's Z/28 Camaro?
This Mustang convertible was parked in front of a little diorama. My 17 year old son took the opportunity to flirt with the girl who was sitting behind the fence (right outside of photograph). I guess she was taking pictures if you wanted to get your photograph taken sitting in the Mustang. When she asked him if he would like to have his picture taken, he replied, "No thank you. Got to stick to my Chevy upbringing." Guess the boy already understands were women and cars fit on a man's priority list.
This Pontiac and the Eldorado pictured below were both unrestored originals. Either could be had for under $10,000 dollars. Do you think the owners of these cars know we are currently in a recession in the U.S.?!?!
I've always thought the retractable hardtops were pretty kool. Probably because everytime I see one, I'm reminded of the opening scenes from the '70s American sitcom "Happy Days". For those of you old enough to remember, there is a scene were a guy is putting his retractable top down and his dates fake ponytail gets caught in the top and removed from her head.
This '55 Chevrolet and the '58 Impala convertible were both well restored, however neither were restored to original condition. the '58 had the Fuel Injected badges, but had a late model fuel-injected 350 under the hood.