How Many Polar Bear Cubs Has This Killed?

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24 Responses to How Many Polar Bear Cubs Has This Killed?

  1. I. Lou Minotti says:

    Brings back memories of my 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury, my first car. While I never killed a polar bear while driving it, I did take out a neighbor’s nasty Chihuaha while doing hole shots in front of the house. In the 45 years since that tragedy occurred, I repent daily.

  2. gator69 says:

    I was looking for one of these when I bought my 1969 convertible, and would personally drown a polar bear cub for one.

    And here is one reason why…

    I personally witnessed a ’69 Hemi Charger owner actually try to attack a Stage 1 owner with a wrench, after losing a quarter mile drag race at the GS National meet in Bowling Green Kentucky one summer. The Mopar owner was certain the Buick had NOS, but the Buick was pure stock (down to the tires!), and the Charger had upgraded carb and manifold.

    Those old Buicks have incredible torque.

    • The fastest one with a ladies transmission. Why, I never!

      • gator69 says:

        The automatic is actually faster than the 4 speed.

        “This 50 Fastest list was published by Car Review Magazine back in 1984. It was compiled from car magazines during the days when these cars were new and these various magazines tested them to see what they would run at the dragstrip.”

        BTW – I have one of these posters, it’s just not on my bedroom wall anymore. 😉

        • The automatic is actually faster than the 4 speed.

          Well, of course. & the ladies steering probably makes it corner better. & the make-up mirror probably adds some mysterious performance factor as well.

        • gator69 says:

          And speaking of the ladies, it sure was nice to have a hand free, while destroying pretenders.

        • What the Auto loses in torque converter heat, it gains in shift speed. You want to try something ridiculous, drive a car with a DCT (we make those) A dual clutch transmission can shift in 30 milliseconds. I’ve personally burned rubber shifting at 70 MPH in a BMW M3 on the autobahn. I couldn’t believe it so I did it again. Programmable for slamming clutches together for racing (what I did) to constant G acceleration (blended shifts) and anywhere in between, in 10 stages if I’m not mistaken. Paddle shifters too. The brakes were even better than the transmission, it was just a blast to drive. We are launching a really big one for trucks that do a lot of city driving (mostly garbage trucks). Big gains in productivity are expected due to constant torque and fast shifts, and even engine braking if needed.

          I lived across the street from an Automatic racing guy from way back. People were so pissed when he used to eat them for lunch with his custom designed mods to increase shift speed (he basically opened up some orifices and channels to have the clutches react faster).

        • gator69 says:

          I had high hopes for the CVT, but so far it just has not proven to have what it takes for the long haul under heavy torque.

          Love my console auto Buick (400 turbo trans), bucket seats with power windows, power top, and A/C. Not to mention the sweet ride, and wide heavy ass end that practically invented drifting.

        • We also make the Bugatti Veyron DCT. 1000 HP. The truck DCT will be about the same size as the Bugatti… The whole assembly line for the Bugatti would fit in an average kitchen. All hand built, every part measured and hand fitted. (low volume, obviously).

        • gator69 says:

          Do you offer samples? 😉

        • B says:

          Car magazines were highly unreliable back in the day above and beyond their test techniques. Car manufacturers had them test cars that were prepared specially etc. People still do it. They’ll build a ‘stock’ car where everything is far far more perfect than anything that landed at dealership.

        • darrylb says:

          I want my 69 rally green rally sport camero back. I got it when I first started teaching.
          Hey, I had to be popular somehow.

          I do have a 95% restored 31 buick, golf edition. Yellow, black leather type roof, black fenders, red wheels, double red pin stripe follows contour just below the windows,
          rumble seat with roll down window ( w/curtains) in back of cab to talk to passengers in rumble seat
          straight 8. cruises at 85 mph, engine is 100% restored.

          Almost everything is completely original. some parts replaced.

          Would consider some kind of trade for a 69 camero.

    • Andy DC says:

      Those were the days when cars were cars and men were men!

    • bleakhouses says:

      My two cents. I had a 72 GS350, it was not fast. I had a 71 442 W-30, 455, automatic convertible, That car might have been really fast if it could have put its horsepower to the pavement, with that torquey big block, the auto and the oddly convertible chassis though all it did was melt the tires. I moved away from the GM A bodies though and found a fast, fat, fun, Ford in my 72 Gran Torino cobra jet 4 speed. That Cleveland, small displacement, semi big block was a great engine in a great car, perfect balance in the mscle car sense. Still they’re all crap compared to basic transport today. I have a new Audi S3, that replaced my S4, thats about the fastest thing Ive driven on a regular basis right off the showroom floor.

      • bleakhouses says:

        not “oddly” I meant “noodley”

      • gator69 says:

        The difference between a ’72 350 (I had one) and a “70 455 Stage1, is like the difference between a scooter and a space shuttle. That is why the ’70 Stage 1 ranks highest on the 50 fastest of muscle cars. The Cobra and the Corvette are technically not muscle cars, as they were/are two seater sports cars.

        The first time I drove a Stage 1, I just about sh*t myself.

        • bleakhouses says:

          Sure, that’s why I included my reference to my 442, I understand the difference between them. I never drove a GS 455 or GSX though, nor did I ever drive a big Chevelle. I did drive a bunch of my brother’s other big block cars, the best of which, too me at least, was a 69 SS396 Camaro; that smaller car was just better than the A body cars. He had a really cool 69 SS427 4 speed, bench seat, Impala convertible that was about the ultimate cruiser. Fun cars all. Still, as I said above, my 2015 Audi S3 does 4.7 0-60 with a 2.0 liter 4 banger with all wheel drive. What could be better?

    • ralphcramdo says:

      1) ssmoked ———- 11 Base —– 7AT 12.915 @ 106.93 mph
      2) jmarcel88 ——– 09 Base —– 7AT 12.938 @ 108.31 mph
      3) b1adesofcha0s —- 09 Tour —– 7AT 12.986 @ 107.46 mph
      4) Speedy ———– 09 Tour Sport 7AT 13.080 @ 105.14 mph
      5) tranceformer —– 09 Base Sport 6MT 13.127 @ 105.27 mph
      Low enough to take out any polar bear cub!

  3. theyouk says:

    Friggin’ gorgeous–what American muscle still aspires to be. I was blessed to grow up in a house with a ’72 Buick Centurion convertible–455 cubic inch, posi-traction, and the best stock radio I’ve ever owned. Not great in our Wisconsin winters, but the first time the mercury rose above 35F or so we’d put that top down and cruise between dairy farms/corn fields. Great memories of summer nights and the smell of fresh-cut hay. I too have never killed a polar bear (grown or cub) but I’d be tempted if it meant I could go back and experience that again…

    • gator69 says:

      I customized a ’72 Skylark (it was on its way to becoming a GS clone), over bored to roughly a 390, with straight pipes, and it would do would do 150 MPH all day long and then ask for more. I sold it to buy my ’69. I used to show both cars, and I outran more cops than I will ever care to admit. If those cars could talk, I’d still be in jail!

  4. Bob Greene says:

    Takes a couple if you are using the pelts for seat covers.

  5. I’m pretty sure everything was OK until the SUV and soccer mom were invented.

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