Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Automotif VII...

Koo koo ka choo, Mrs. Robinson...
Alfa Romeo Spyder spotted in the parking lot of the Mountain of Geese of an early November day while out gallivanting about with friends.

I did not inquire if the driver's name was "Sally".
I had to take a picture of this car in front of Kahn's. It was so clean and straight that it looked like it had rolled off a dealership lot in... is that a '66? ...right through a wormhole and wound up in 2012.

15 comments:

J.R.Shirley said...

Mmmm....Mustang. I used to lament that there was no modern Mustang with a '68 body, and then, suddenly...there was such a thing, and everyone had one. Damn it.

Keads said...

Looks like a '65 to me. The front grill with the horizontal bar is '65 so are the small side scoops. Nice looking ride and +1 on the dual redwall tires!

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I did not inquire if the driver's name was "Sally".

I have it on good authority that she drives a 2005 Dodge Caravan these days.

Jay G said...

Heh. That reminds me, I have one of my own to post... Not like this one, though...

Scott J said...

You torment me with the Spider.

I really wanted to get mine running this Spring but with the SCOAMF's re-election I feel like I ought to invest in reloading components instead.

acairfearann said...

Is it just me or are the Mustang's lights on? The sun angle doesn't seem right for that headlight. Or, as I definitely don't know cars from that era, am I just seeing things?

Matt G said...

You're right-- the pony car looks cherry. Great pic, BTW.

Lazy Bike Commuter said...

Definitely a '65, from the grill and side "scoops".

I bought a '66 and attempted a frame up restoration right out of high school...several years later, I finally admitted defeat.

I think I'd be happy with one of the new V6s though, with a glass roof--full sun with no wind noise, 300hp, and 30mpg? Sold.

Robert Fowler said...

I have a 66 sitting in Yuma Az. I need to go get it. 200 ci straight 6 with a C4 automatic. It's been sitting for years. Maybe this spring I can go get it for a project next winter.

Christina LMT said...

Alfa Romeo Spyder, my favorite car EVAR.

Rob said...

My sister has a '66 'stang. It's not in nearly as good condition, though; it's been sitting in the barn for the past half decade or so waiting for her to have enough time and/or money to fix it up.

Will said...

The differences between the '65 and '66 are minor. On '66, grill bars missing, minor changes to those fake air scoops on the rear quarterpanels, instrument panel has 5 round pods, and seat details were about it. Oh, btw, the '66 GT still had the bars, due to the added driving lights in the grill.
Some versions never had the fake side scoops either year.

One problem with determining the year is the amount of personal changes that owners made over the course of the cars life.
My '65 2+2, acquired in '70, had a few changes by the time I sold it in '73.
Baby blue paint replaced the bad metallic blue factory crap. Seats from a '66. Grill bars gone. Stock '68 302 2bbl. Bigger drum brakes. Swapped the dual point distributor and top-loader 4sp from a GT rag top. Would have just swapped engines, but the GT had a lot more miles on it. Don't recall why I didn't swap rear axles, could have used a lower gear ratio there.
So, if someone in the NJ area is wondering why their GT has a side-loader 4sp (raises hand).

To avoid missing third gear shifts, I welded a bolt head to the pivot shaft, and put a valve spring on it for side loading. Cut a slot in the floor just above it so I could adjust tension as needed.

Anonymous said...


Definitely a '65. [We've had Mustangs, all V-8s, from '65, '66, '67, '69,'80, and '90.] The new six-cylinder is hotter than any of these, other than the '69.
And is that your Zed in the background? OldeForce

Tam said...

OldeForce,

"And is that your Zed in the background?"

Mais certainement! :)

Spud said...

My wifes first car was a 68 Fastback GT 390. We still have that car and yes she was born in Pasadena lol.