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Old 01-27-2022, 10:45 PM
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Default What was the fastest street car you rode in or drove?

In my single daze I roomed with a krazzy Canadian electrician. He had a '69 L88 Corvette. It had been massaged & dyno'd over 650hp. He'd let me drive it occasionally & it was a real beast & a hand full. We did over 160 several times & it wasn't fully wound up. One night after drinking he flew through a red light at over 160... I never rode with him again after that!

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Old 01-28-2022, 06:51 AM
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I had a 70 Duster with a warmed over 273ci. I drove it fast often but not really sure how fast. I don't think it was too fast but mostly because 70 cars didn't handle that well nor stop with drums front and rear. Buddy had a 70 Mustang that I was in over 100. A coworker gave me a ride in at 400+ hp fox body. That was fast. He was a little crazy so 1 ride was enough. I was fortunate to have riden in a lot of the now valuable cars being in high school in the 70s. Jim
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Old 01-28-2022, 06:58 AM
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I worked at a Porsche dealership. Take your pick... most were fast, some were really fast.
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Old 01-28-2022, 10:06 AM
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I worked at a Porsche dealership. Take your pick... most were fast, some were really fast.
I can attest to that, Dutch. My brother used to work for Volkswagen/ Porsche/ Audi in their North American prototype testing.
Every weekend he would come home with the latest and greatest.😎
We had some fun.😳😜😎
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Old 01-28-2022, 10:30 AM
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One fine summer day circa 1963 I was driving my 283 powered '55 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hard top as fast is it would go. Scooting along on I-94 near Hudson, Wisconsin when a State Trooper heard, and then saw me. Soon I was in his back seat. He asked how fast I was going. Always one to exaggerate, and none too bright, I replied, "As fast as the car will go. Maybe 90 or so." "Don't tell me that!, he said. Can we agree you were going 75?" He explained that any faster than that I would have to go to jail and post bond. I hated to insult my car, but I agreed to his suggestion.

Been faster in other cars but probably never over a buck ten.
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Old 01-28-2022, 10:56 AM
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had a 72 amx warmed up 360 go package, car was fast i know i had 135 and backed out. it was still climbing slowly. took a ride in a 64 r code galaxy 427 4 speed, third gear was enough for me, my amx would have never touched it.
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Old 01-28-2022, 11:32 AM
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One fine summer day circa 1963 I was driving my 283 powered '55 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hard top as fast is it would go. Scooting along on I-94 near Hudson, Wisconsin when a State Trooper heard, and then saw me. Soon I was in his back seat. He asked how fast I was going. Always one to exaggerate, and none too bright, I replied, "As fast as the car will go. Maybe 90 or so." "Don't tell me that!, he said. Can we agree you were going 75?" He explained that any faster than that I would have to go to jail and post bond. I hated to insult my car, but I agreed to his suggestion.
Same thing happened to me in the Chevelle. I was racing someeone on the freeway & he let off before I did & the next thing I knew a cop was pulling me over! He said lucky for you I only clocked you at 94mph... 1 more mph & I would have to take you to jail! I was doing *way* over 100!

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Old 01-28-2022, 05:17 PM
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My 88 Corvette. I had a 92 T Bird Sport that I thought was fast, would run well over 100, but the Vette outdid it by a long shot. After the digital speedo in the Vette would go past 130, it would just be a blur of lights. Don't know how fast it would go, but I think it had even more left in it, but I couldn't find a long enough two lane to find out. Didn't ever try it on the Interstate, just too much traffic.

Only did that a few times, the last time just after I had slowed to a somewhat more reasonable 80 mph, a deer crossed right in front of me!. Talk about a butt pucker moment! 3000 lbs of fiberglass and aluminum barreling at a 300 lb four legged grass eating machine! Was happy for the wide tires and great disc brakes!
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Old 01-28-2022, 11:46 PM
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In 61 I had a 40 Ford two door sedan with a almost stock flat tie 8. Maybe top out at 85 , maybe . My older brother had a new 62 Boniville 389 tri power 4 speed posi He came home one night drunk park it and left the key in the ignition So I figured what the hell. New section of unfinished freeway, got 135 before the road ended at the off ramp. Fast for a 16 yr old
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Old 01-29-2022, 12:36 AM
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So at 13 my step dad took me out on his new street bike. He had slowed down to 135 mph before I could look over his shoulder to see how fast.

A group with cars like GS stage 1 Buick, 1968 Ford mustang factory race car and a few others. We drove across Washington state with speedometers paged 140 plus in 1982.

I see 110 in my ford escort Zx2 SR regularly
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