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Old 12-01-2006, 03:21 PM
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Checkmate=Dodge Charger
Not alot of opions, affordable and still fun if you put enough power in them.(That thing got a Hemi)

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You guys are single right, if I recall...

Then go out and get some trim and stop talking about dumb sh!t like that, so us married guys can keep living vicariously through your hit and runs...

Cars....

Hey, the conversation started with girls, but it went something like "she'a sunpad queen" and needs a Black Thunder.....

Oh yeah, well shes great, just wants to sit down, shut up and haul azz.......MTI or Skater ......
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What does a 28 Pantera compair too ?
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All I know is that a car is ALOT cheaper than a boat. I just bought this A/C Cobra (Superformance replicar) for $60K with a custom 351 Windsor, bored & stroked to a 418 with 575HP. The car is absolutely immacualte. The engine is completely chromed. The car ROCKS!! It will run 3.6 to 0-60 and under 12 sec 1/4 mile (with the right driver) The car only weighs like 2450 lbs. I also bought a 24' enclosed trailer for $10K. I will use it to take the car on trips with the wife.

You can buy these cars as rollers (minus engine and tranny) or buy them slightly used. A new 427R (550HP) Roush engine with a 2yr/24K mile warranty is under $15K!!!


I realize to make an absolute "apples to apples" comparison, I would use a single engine boat. To clarify my comparison--I owned a twin screw and would only want a twin screw.

car= $60K
Engine= $4K (cost to rebuild)
trailer= $10K
Insurance= $700. yr
gallons of fuel= 17 (in a tankful)

boat= $100K+
Enigine(s) $16K (cost to rebuild both)
Trailer= $10K (Myco)
Insurance= $2,800. yr
gallons of fule= 200+ (one tankful)
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All I know is that a car is ALOT cheaper than a boat. I just bought this A/C Cobra (Superformance replicar) for $60K with a custom 351 Windsor, bored & stroked to a 418 with 575HP. The car is absolutely immacualte. The engine is completely chromed. The car ROCKS!! It will run 3.6 to 0-60 and under 12 sec 1/4 mile (with the right driver) The car only weighs like 2450 lbs. I also bought a 24' enclosed trailer for $10K. I will use it to take the car on trips with the wife.

You can buy these cars as rollers (minus engine and tranny) or buy them slightly used. A new 427R (550HP) Roush engine with a 2yr/24K mile warranty is under $15K!!!


I realize to make an absolute "apples to apples" comparison, I would use a single engine boat. To clarify my comparison--I owned a twin screw and would only want a twin screw.

car= $60K
Engine= $4K (cost to rebuild)
trailer= $10K
Insurance= $700. yr
gallons of fuel= 17 (in a tankful)

boat= $100K+
Enigine(s) $16K (cost to rebuild both)
Trailer= $10K (Myco)
Insurance= $2,800. yr
gallons of fule= 200+ (one tankful)
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My Top Gun is like a 10 Wheel Mack dump truck!
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My Top Gun is like a 10 Wheel Mack dump truck!
I agree with that comparison better than relating it to a Ferrari or a Vette, etc... Why compare a Top Gun or a 51 OL to a sportscar that's not made to handle potholes, bumps in the road and nasty weather conditions. Top Gun is a proven rough water boat . You ever see a Vette on the Highway during a snowstorm? He's the guy in the slow lane with his Hazzard lights on . The TG and the 51 Ol are like tanks on the water not some little hot rod.
The Exotic car comparisons should be for the high end $$$ cats. They are lightning fast and perform best on good weather days.
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Finally,
Several people thinking the right way. How dare you guys equate a Cig to Corvette level and the OL to Ferrari level. They are both low production hand built masterpieces! They are both highline machines on the same level. You could say the TopGun is like a Ferrari with awesome overall acceptance as the king and Holy Grail of the performance boat market. The OL would be more like a Lambo. Lower production, not as recognized, yet coveted by a an exclusive group of people who want to be a little different and unique.The Fountain would be the Corvette. Outstanding performance from a high production company at a reasonable price.
See even a Fountain guy like me can get it right!
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