As my old beater DD, I drove a '64 Ford Fairlane SW for years and years! I still miss it....
I last DD my hopped up 406 '67 350SS/RS Camaro 4-speed 3.31 12-bolt posi for one year commuting back in '86. Gas mileage was killing me with a round trip of 80 miles at 55 mph. I was getting 15 mpg! BUT the old car would RUN!!!! My word it would RUN!!
Next, I bought a new '87 Chevy Sprint ER 2-dr hatch 5-speed that got 50 mpg running 70 mph commuting for years and years. 227,000 miles worth!!
Next a new '98 Cavalier that was a POS!!
Next a new 2000 Geo Metro 2-dr hatch 5-speed that also got 50 mph but at 55 to 60 mph due to its weight.
Now, when I drive which is seldom since I have been retired for several years, my wife's bought new 2004 Buick LaSabre... SOB only has less than 18,000 miles on it so go figure!
Usually I get around town on my bicycle....
Oh, I put a new 496 in my '67 Camaro back in 2002 or so and then my Mom died and I lost interest in it. My big engine has never been started!
And to top it off, I have new engine parts gathered up in my bedroom to build a 325" SBC , -- 4.155" b x 3.00" s = 325"... And I am going to hopefully build it before I die??? I am going to shift this engine at 8,000 rpm just for the fun of it!!
(2) good mid '70's truck 400 blocks and a '66 283 block. And a pile of old double-hump and such heads that I don't know what I'm going to do with?