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Love that SD455 but gotta say that pantera is on my list. My Neighbor had a yellow one like that loved that car.
Had to smile when when I read this

There was a Car and Driver article back in 1973 that directly compared the Pantera and SD-455 TA. IIRC The end comment was something like The TA is quicker and Faster
costs half as much but doesn't have as much inherent sex appeal
But at half the price the SD-455 Trans Am is twice the car....

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Old 01-18-2022, 03:13 PM
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/\ I think that's a "tribute";
If I am correct, that is a '73 Formula 455, but built to appear as a SD455 car.

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There was a 73 SD at the MCACN show in Chicago this year. WOW, what a great car, I bet I stopped to look at it about 5 times. I'm not sure on a values, but the one your looking at looks like a good car. I hope the engine is not damaged. Good luck with the car.
I believe this is the same car.

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The Blue 73 4spd is most likely the one I referenced in an earlier post.
Real McCoy
but last time I saw pictures it had poverty cap wheels on it.

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oh - cool!

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Had to smile when when I read this

There was a Car and Driver article back in 1973 that directly compared the Pantera and SD-455 TA. IIRC The end comment was something like The TA is quicker and Faster
costs half as much but doesn't have as much inherent sex appeal
But at half the price the SD-455 Trans Am is twice the car....
today... In most cases a '73 SD455 is worth more than a Pantera..

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today... In most cases a '73 SD455 is worth more than a Pantera..
Thatís a true statement.

Still want a pantera though. Throw a pair of hair dryers on it and youíve got one nasty machine.

Love SD 455 cars too but donít want anything I canít use IE restoration cars .got my ONE and only thatíll some days get restored maybe.
Canít see owning something I canít use .

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Thatís a true statement.

Still want a pantera though. Throw a pair of hair dryers on it and youíve got one nasty machine.

Love SD 455 cars too but donít want anything I canít use IE restoration cars .got my ONE and only thatíll some days get restored maybe.
Canít see owning something I canít use .
I ran errands today in my SD455. I drove in traffic.. parked in parking lots.. even got a little scratch in it.. Mine gets used...

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The Blue 73 4spd is most likely the one I referenced in an earlier post.
Real McCoy
but last time I saw pictures it had poverty cap wheels on it.
The blue SD at MCACN is a friend of mine who recently acquired it from Ohio I believe. The show was a last stop before it arrived to it's new home here in Seattle.

I plan to take some fresh pics of it as soon as I get my mitts on it over at his place.

Now back to the topic at hand...

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The Blue 73 4spd is most likely the one I referenced in an earlier post.
Real McCoy
but last time I saw pictures it had poverty cap wheels on it.
I also know the owner of the MCACN car. Itís the real deal. Was shown with honeycombs but itís an original rally II car. Not sure about poverty caps. PMD did make 2 blue ones.

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I ran errands today in my SD455. I drove in traffic.. parked in parking lots.. even got a little scratch in it.. Mine gets used...
Thatís awesome Iím happy to see it being used. I raced my RAIV firebird for years . What good is it if you canít enjoy it.

I canít see. Abusing a low mileage perfect example and I probably wouldnít use mine after a really good resto.
But Iíve got my RAV dual quad pro stock engine in mine right now and drive it quite a bit locally when weather is good . Iíve owned 21 69 birds and have. 3 now none make me smile as much as my RAIV car itís just a different car. Had it A long long time and have accumulated lots of stories going from track to track with it through the years . Just canít bring myself to stop using it.

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