Date registered: Jun 2011
Vehicle: 2008 CLS63 AMG, 1969 Plymouth GTX, like a Roadrunner, but better
Location: Tucson, AZ
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After reading part of this thread, I've gotta toss my 2 cents in here. Regardless of what your intent is (sell at some point or keep forever) it's your car. Do what YOU want. Personally though, I think putting a Japanese engine in it is sacrilege. I have never owned a Japanese car and never intend to. But anyway, there has to be some modern fuel injected Mercedes inline 6 that's had a manual transmission available behind it. Isn't there? Or maybe a cough, cough, BMW engine (at least it'll speak the right language).
(Ok, I'll admit, I did own a BMW. 1972 BMW Bavaria, carbureted 3.0L hemi six, 5 speed manual trans. Great car. It kept me from killing myself when I wrecked it racing a friend in his RX7)
As for color, I think that car would look great in Inferno Red (kind of a candy apple red that was used on the LX platform Chrysler 300, Magnum and Charger). This was used during the Daimler Chrysler days, so it's kind of still in the family. Or the Corvette based Cadillac used a very nice candy red metallic. And yet another was used on mid 90s Ford pickup trucks. I saw a 300 Gullwing (an original one) that was painted in a similar color... stunning. Or black would look good. Maybe do some ghost highlights on it to break up the black and modernize it a bit. ???