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  1. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    COCONUTS

    Maybe not a factory option
    While on a trip, I saw a Superbird Daytona convertible, it was owned by a Chrysler engineer who work on the design team for the Superbird. He told me that the car was title under him and Chrysler and had to be return to the factory when the car could no longer be registered under his name and if the car was not registered it had to be returned back to the factory. It was sort of like a retirement gift. I think that he designed the convertible for himself.
     
  2. lumpy 63
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    Back in the 80s a buddy of mine had a 65 nova wagon with 250 hp 327 factory air and a 12 bolt posi. So rusty we parted it out. He still has the 327 nova block and the 12 bolt
     
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  3. Gotgas
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    Is this the car? It was called the "Supercharger", a show car built for the 1969 show circuit. A few engineers were given permission to take the car out for short trips. :cool:

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  4. My first car was '65 Fairlane Sport Coupe with C4 auto, floor shift, 8" rear with 300 gear, but came new with a 200 6cyl, all the V8 stuff without the V8, go figure....:confused::D
     
  5. els
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    I can remember a glass prism, round in shape on top of the dash. it would reflect a traffic light down to the dash so you could see the traffic light change. if you had a large windshield visor on top of the car, you could not see the traffic light. in fathers early fifties Chrysler.
     
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  6. 56cadillackid
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    1960 impala 2 door heavily optioned with factory air conditioning and an inline 6 20180804_151200.jpeg

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  7. 56cadillackid
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    1954 Chrysler New Yorker with factory air conditioning and these cool vents on the rear quarters the owner said it took up almost half the trunk. 20180712_161052.jpeg

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  8. Dixon Bastie
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    Not a super rare factory accessory conpared to others, but my heavily-optioned 58 Edsel Citation was built with an "Autoluber" system. I restored it and reinstalled it on the car for looks only. When I show the car, I get, "What the hell - is that a tomato juice can on the inner fender?!" As most of you guys know, the small grease cannister looks like a juice can painted black.
    I usually chuckle and tell them it's the nitrous bottle for the 475.
    You should see the expressions that follow that .......
     
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  9. Boneyard51
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    Yep! Ha ... I went back and fixed it! But didn’t ruin it!




    Bones
     
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  10. Tickety Boo
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    This was not the one in Manitowoc in 1972. This Daytona had a standard size windshield, with a convertible top also with a white strip and a tall wing . The tall wing made it look odd o_O
     
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  11. foolthrottle
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    Years ago I heard about export 53/54 Chryslers with 331 hemi, 2x4, 3 speed manual, and experimental disc brakes from a limo. the odd disc brake set up exists, but I have never seen it installed on a car.
     

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  12. LAROKE
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    General MacArthur's staff car on display at his museum in Norfolk has that disk brake system.
     
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  13. May have already been mentioned in this thread (now 22 pages!), but my '64 Galaxie had the fairly rare T-Bird "Slide-Away" steering wheel option...... cars from my past.jpg
     
  14. ................Do we file that in the "urban legend" tray?:D
     
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  15. 1953 chevy
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    Bought a 56 cadillac front hood support broken had a plate on there thought it was a repair but was held on by one wing nut looked at allot of caddy never seen this plate so I replaced the broken support but curiosity got me on the plate I took it off and the keys to the car were under it. I guess a factory hide a key? Not sure can't find this option anywhere maybe someone has seen this. 20190810_194935.jpeg 20190810_194922.jpeg Message_1565477106573.jpeg

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  16. Tri-power37
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    My 58 Edsel has a column lever shift instead of Teletouch - it is pretty rare. Of course it is stolen from the Ford parts bin and greatly resembles this 58 t-bird column shift (not my car found the picture online).
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  17. Ron Emerson
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    Hi ,yes about the 64 Malibu, my Mom and Dad had a 64 Malibu SS with a 6 cylinder power glide with the shifter in the console, it came with a chrome valve cover and air cleaner It was a dark green color with tan bucket seat interior and all of the SS badging it also had the SS wheel covers And there were other chrome items but I cant remember what. I was so mad at them ( because it wasn't a V8 ). I was 14 at the time.
    Thanks for this thread it brought back memories.
    Ron
     
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  18. Barn Hunter
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    I dealt 67-8-9 Camaros and had quite a few options. Tilt wheels, power windows, bench front seat, fold down rear seat, factory eight track mounted on the console. One of the more obscure ones was a can mounted near the rear wheels that would squirt a substance on the tires for traction on icy roads.....believe it was called liquid tire chain.
     
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  19. A friend of mine just sold the same optioned car; 64 Malibu SS, 6 cylinder, automatic, Dark Blue.
     

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  20. ol55
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    Ron, Far as I can tell the chrome valve cover 230 six was the only factory “performance” six cylinder that Chevrolet made. I think it had a different cam in it.
     
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  21. s55mercury66
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    You are forgetting the six that came in '53-'55 Corvettes, with it's 3 carb manifold.
     
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  22. ol55
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    I am! Did the ‘53-‘55 Corvette have a stock camshaft or any internal modifications?
     
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  23. tubman
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    The rear wiper was an "official" Ford option. Many years ago, I bought one (in the original Ford box) to install on my '51 club coupe. Luckily for me, it was missing a few parts, so I decided not to (shudder) drill a large hole in the panel above the deck lid. I still have it and take it out to look at it and decide I made the right decision.
     
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  24. Deuces
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    I had one in my first '69 with a 250 and 3-speed manual...
    Same car also had a block heater for those "cold" Michigan mornings.....:)
     
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  25. junkyardjeff
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    I think they had a 261 cam,not sure how much different then a 235 cam but that is what I read.
     
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  26. Hamtown Al
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    The under dash ashtray is a pretty rare option that was on my first 1936 Ford Convertible Sedan.
    It had the dash defroster, too, as seen at far left but they were pretty common.
     
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  27. My friend's mom had a 65-ish Beaumont - made in Canada as a Pontiac on a Malibu platform- with a chrome valve cover and air cleaner lid. Not all that uncommon.
     
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  28. dan c
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    i drive a late-model dodge with the hill hold; it's great!
     
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  29. noboD
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    Don't know specs but it was solid lifter.
     
  30. s55mercury66
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    Sorry, I have been busy, but I honestly do not know myself, and other folks have mentioned different cam and lifters. I need to do some research to see just what was what on them. There is a thread on here where a guy has a Corvette carb and manifold going together, @Robert J. Palmer is that you?
     

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