- Dec 26, 2013
What up with your Caddy-bu?
Between the ages of 20 and 27 my only vehicle was a ‘70 Skylark with a 430 and a 455. While I was driving it every day the 430 ran 7.83 NA and the 6.89 on 175hp NOS. The 455 ran 7.41 NA. Later it ran 6.85 NA but wasn’t a daily driver, or even a weekly driver. Oh it could have been..............coulda, woulda, shoulda.............Everything worked except A/C. It never crossed my mind to find something else to drive. Then I got married and a second car came into the picture. At the point when I realized that it wasn’t being driven I sold it.
Now I have the Caddy powered Malibu. Faster than the 7.41 NA 455 Skylark and surprisingly way more drivable. I’m putting 2.94 gears in the rear since I’ve been putting 1000 miles a month on it. The only thing it’s missing is A/C and I’m unsure at this point if it will ever have it.
I will tell you that I have the utmost respect for anybody who drives a 12 second (or faster) pre-‘90 vehicle more than 10,000 miles per year. They obviously love their car, built it to drive, and are having tons of fun.
I also like the fact that lots of folks daily drive G-body cars even if not super fast. Those are the guys that keep the “spotted” thread jumping.
Get those cars out and drive!
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