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    Hell Freezes Over...Paxton goes GM!!!

    Well...it's true...and I'm really stoked about this one! It is the reason for my lack of focus and sleep over the past week.

    I've been eyeing this car for a few years. It was sitting outside at the shop where my Dad's cars ('63 R2 Studebaker Avanti & '57 T-Bird) and my In-Laws' cars ('63 Studebaker GT Hawk & '48 Studebaker Commander convertible) were restored. The PO lives in New York and realized he wasn't going to get around to having it restored, so I was able to work out a deal.

    Here are some details...the closer you get to the bottom the easier this will get...

    2 Door Coupe

    Front bench with center armrest and separately folding seat backs

    3 speed automatic

    4 barrel carb

    Power steering, Power brakes, A/C

    425 big block - 385 horsepower

    1966 Motor Trend Car of the Year

    Last tip removed because it was too easy...
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    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    has to be a toronado
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    2004 Competition Orange Terminator - Sold
    2003 Black Cobra-Traded
    1998 Black Cobra-Traded
    1991 White 5.0 Conv-Sold
    1986 Purple 5.0 Trunk-Sold to Psycho 5.0

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    So...here she is...our family project for the next 6-8 months...

    She's a 1966 Olds Toronado
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    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    And here she is after a quick pressure washing. She's still filthy, but should clean up pretty well.
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    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    She has 53k original miles and still has all her original sheet metal. One average repaint was done but it was never buffed. It has a lot of imperfections but the car is really straight and is almost completely rust-free. The motor has a knock so I will have it rebuilt. The interior needs lots of love but I think it will clean up pretty well.

    The Mustangs will be on the back burner while this one gets done. I want it to be my 3-season DD.

    Hopefully my girls will prove to be great detailers. I'm going to need their help!
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    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOT SVT View Post
    has to be a toronado
    PJ wins! I gave too many clues...
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    Here is what she looked like at the shop...
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    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    One just sold on Barrett Jackson tonight

    Lot #7002 for $37,000
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    2013 School Bus Yellow Boss 302
    1993 Red Cobra

    Previous Stable
    2012 White Mustang-Traded
    2004 Competition Orange Terminator - Sold
    2003 Black Cobra-Traded
    1998 Black Cobra-Traded
    1991 White 5.0 Conv-Sold
    1986 Purple 5.0 Trunk-Sold to Psycho 5.0

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    Wow........how ever did you get that hulk onto the trailer??

    Quote Originally Posted by GOT SVT View Post
    Lot #7002 for $37,000
    That tell's me someone smokes more crack than Ron......
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    Quote Originally Posted by John4cam View Post
    Ahh fuque
    1985 Ranger--2WD, basic bolt-ons and tires, 11.92 @ 111mph.

    1990 Ranger--2wd, 2.3L, 5 speed, 86k miles. The gutless wonder.

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    Do you have the bumpers? They're probably worth the $1800 alone in scrap weight!

    this should be an awesome cruiser... 3 seasons? With FWD im assuming Fall, Winter, Spring? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpfarrell View Post
    Do you have the bumpers? They're probably worth the $1800 alone in scrap weight!

    this should be an awesome cruiser... 3 seasons? With FWD im assuming Fall, Winter, Spring? :)
    I have brand new bumpers still wrapped and in the box! They are probably worth more than what I paid for the car...
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan B. View Post
    Wow........how ever did you get that hulk onto the trailer??



    That tell's me someone smokes more crack than Ron......
    A DD that appreciates is a beautiful...and rare thing. It's all about practicality. Haven't you seen all my other cars??

    The winch worked great - that mount is killer buddy - you da man!
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOT SVT View Post
    One just sold on Barrett Jackson tonight

    Lot #7002 for $37,000
    looks like it was $40,700 with the buyer's premium. That's one beautiful car right there...

    http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archi...RONADO--185653
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    I figured the 14 was the 9 month DD.

    Cool car Ron. Looks very solid for sitting in the dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somethingclever View Post
    I figured the 14 was the 9 month DD.

    Cool car Ron. Looks very solid for sitting in the dirt.
    Thanks John - the '14 is the "pretty much no chance of rain" DD. Tomorrow I take the Olds to AAA for VIN verification. After that she'll come off the trailer and then be in the garage up on jack stands for a serious top-to-bottom cleaning and assessment of needs.
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaxtonShelby View Post
    .........and then be in the garage up on jack stands..........
    You own two sets of jack stands?
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    Ahh fuque
    1985 Ranger--2WD, basic bolt-ons and tires, 11.92 @ 111mph.

    1990 Ranger--2wd, 2.3L, 5 speed, 86k miles. The gutless wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan B. View Post
    You own two sets of jack stands?
    Well actually...
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    I'd wager he's got 3 pair of jacks, which would get you shot in any decent poker game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John4cam View Post
    Ahh fuque
    1985 Ranger--2WD, basic bolt-ons and tires, 11.92 @ 111mph.

    1990 Ranger--2wd, 2.3L, 5 speed, 86k miles. The gutless wonder.

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    That is pure genius in an odd and "I'm sorta glad that guy isn't my neighbor" kinda way.
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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