Deja Vu ... from a Jaguar to a Corvette ...
55 Years Apart

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1963 2018




1957 XK140

[looked liked this white one]

1981 "C3" Corvette

190 HP
3.4 L In-line six
0-60 -- 8.1 sec
Torque -- 210 lb ft
4-speed with overdrive
Drum Brakes
MPG -- 17
Length -- 176 in.
Width -- 65 in.
Weight -- 3135 lb.
Snap on convertible top with side curtains
Foot level push-out air vents
3347 made



190 HP
5.7L V8
0-60 -- 8.1 sec
Torque -- 280 lb ft
3-speed automatic
Disk Brakes
MPG -- 15
Length -- 185 in.
Width -- 69 in.
Weight -- 3280 lb.
T-tops with power windows
A/C
40,606 made



Required back-up car ... 1953 Ford Wagon V-8 with rusted out muffler
[looked just about like this one]

Required back-up car ... 2017 Ford Escape 2.0 T

In 1965, when I needed a better option for my first full-time job ... I mistakenly "upgraded" my Jag/Ford combo for this suicide car.
[Chevy Corvair]

[looked just about like this one]

55 Years of wrenching.
My Pit Stop ... yes, antiques need
a full support crew
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