When I was a kid the “car-crazy” guys spent a lot of time "up"grading their rides. And money too, of course. Most of them weren’t “muscle cars” per se, they were 10 years old or so, and they had rebuilt engines (if the kid had access to a shop) and fancy carburetors, fancy mufflers, chromed shifters, plush steering-wheel covers and, since we lived near the border w/ Mexico, which made it affordable. a tucked and rolled Naugahyde upholstery.
July 31, 2013