Recently, I had an epiphany, but not a good one. "We haven't had an American car on Weekend Wallpaper in far too long, " I realized. "This needs to be corrected immediately." But what car should I choose? A Camaro? A Mustang? A Charger? Some old-school muscle car? Perhaps some kind of Saleen?
Then photographer Joey D'Anna came to my rescue and answered that question for me. He hooked me up with this insanely great 1987 Buick Grand National wallpaper. I wanted something badass and quintessentially American, and this car is exactly that.
Here are some details Joey sent me about this particular car:
Its a 1987 Grand National that has been frame off restored.
The engine is mostly stock, but with an upgraded turbo, EPROM, and a higher capacity aluminum radiator.
Trans is stock, but rebuilt and has a shift kit installed. Rear end is a 3.73 posi, and it’ll spin tires thru second gear - which is a ton of fun in an automatic
Interior is pretty much all original, and the only appearance change from stock is that its sitting on tires one size bigger - which gives it a bit more aggressive stance.
God Bless America.
Fiat 124 Sport/Spider '68'78 (Haynes Repair Manual)
Book (Delmar Cengage Learning)
My favorite car was a 67 Sunbeam Alpine2006-08-23 10:50:30 by autotek
Got it in 68 with 12kmi.I put an Abarth exhaust onit.It had a hardtop for the winter and was warm and dry.In the spring I would take it off and drive with a tonneau cover so only the drivers area was open with the top down.The heater on full blast and I was comfortable.I put in a Blaupunkt AM/FM which was a bog deal back then.I has a bookshelf speaker for the rear seat.I would tune the radio in FM between stations and it would pick up the ignition system.I would accelerate with just the front speaker then at 4krpm turn on the rear speaker.It sounded like a jet taking off,especialy when I was stoned.
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