If you are thinking that this in an investment to pass down, then I would go for the 67 GT350 or the Cuda.All that makes a lot of sense… part of the thinking for me is something to leave my kids when I go. My dad is leaving me a couple muscle cars and it’s going to mean the world to me when I get them, I’d like to do the same for my kids, so part of it is having a bit of an iconic car too. I have a V8 already, that isn’t a deal breaker for me.
I disagree.If you are thinking that this in an investment to pass down, then I would go for the 67 GT350 or the Cuda.
I love my S550, but I have to be honest, these cars are not built to last. The overall construction is that of a modern mass produced vehicle that is designed to have a 5 - 10 year life span. That's just the way cars are made these days. Just read all of the threads where someone snapped a stud removing the strut tower brace or installing hood struts (cheap undersized bolts), or complaints about water leaks (cheap adhesive tape based body seals). And all the high tech electronics (which I love too) will start failing over time and repairs will become nearly impossible with time.
There is no reason a car made back in the 60's or 70's (or even the 20's or 30's) can't be kept running indefinitely as it is not out of the question to fabricate literally anything you need. But cars made in the last 20 years or so are going to be almost impossible to maintain into the future. Sure, there are exceptions, but it is going to take a lot of love and and lot of care and lot of $$$ to make these cars last long enough to pass onto a new generation.
Pull the numbers matching engine and trannie, and swap in this kit. When ready to sell put the originals back or sell with car.I love the 67 but I don’t love my Camry and to think that it could blow the doors off the 67 every time I drove it would really tick me off since I paid $100K+ for it!