Results Part 2!!!
so, as Ricky had his paired down short list, he hopped in his daily and went to test out these cars.
(all of these are post test drive thoughts to keep it concise)
“great looking and good fun, and that tiny, high revving 238 engine is riotous. but, whilst it has good power, it lacks low-end grunt, and only 2 seats in a car like that is a little short changed for the $12,500 asking price. also, if it does go wrong, that little engine may be quite expensive to fix. a good car, but very peculiar.”
“The engine has plenty of power and torque for a 333, and it handles rather nicely and the breaks feel shockingly good, but i cannot get over the lack of power steering in this beast. It feels like a chore to drive on typical streets. couple that with a lack of a stereo, i just cant see myself getting it, sadly.”
BKOO Cesta S-400
"man, that thing is a total hoot to drive. it’s not the most comfortable or best handling, but the 405 motor has torque for days on end! and at $10,300, it’s a steal!!"
“man, this is a tidy little number. good engine, handles very well, breakes feel nice, and, at $9,800, it’s a bargain. but, i’ve made a huge mistake, this also has a 5-speed. i must’ve missed it in the ad, but it’s another retrofit. shame.”
Solo Harrier 400
“Nice and clean muscle car. pretty easy to drive and that 400 cammer is heaven sent. my only real gripe is it’s not the nicest around the corners, and the rear brakes bite a bit more than i find necessary, but it is otherwise a solid candidate at $12,200”
Burnell Torrente S355
“Superb looking car. Good engine, decent handling, and Mags make it seem like a great choice on the surface. however, the ride is near unbearable and the brakes are like an on/off button. and at $12,500, those things just won’t fly.”
Bogliq Brutus 427
“It looks good, and it’s comfortable, but not much more good can be said, unfortunately. handling is sub par, the car is too heavy, and those 4 disks are unbelievably biting to the point it makes you want to steer clear of the brakes all together. at $12,400, it’s just not the right car.”
“Probably the best early '70s car here. comfortable, quick, easy to drive, and great handling. but, again, a lack of power steering makes it somewhat of a chore for low speed driving. and the 3 speed auto stunts that fun factor. at $11,500, it’s good, but too mismatched to get my money.”
Scarab Meteor 342SC
"This car not only looks phenominal, it also drive like a million bucks, too. reasonably comfy, easy to drive, fast, and it handles well. the only complaint is the front brakes are a bit sticky, but that’s it. it’s like a mustang with Corvette running gear, and for $12,000, it’s just everything you could want.
congrats to all and thanks to those who entered, Ricky is gonna love his Meteor!