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Old 08-23-2010, 08:58 PM
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6.9 anybody?

There is one for sale locally. I saw it a few months ago but it was dark and I did not look closely at it. A friend told me about it. It is supposedly rust free with a tired interior and a recently rebuilt motor for big bucks. Asking 3500 but I imagine would take less. I might go by and look at it.

If someone has a real desire I will go look at it.

its silver.

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:06 PM
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I say go for it
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:07 AM
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It's not for me.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:35 AM
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how far is Lafayette from Indy?
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:55 AM
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Tom,
A 6.9 would have plenty of "hurry up" for your autocross fun !! Those things fly !! I always thought that a 240D badge on the back of one would be good to confuse every one.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:26 AM
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how far is Lafayette from Indy?
about 60 to 75 miles depending on where in indy you start.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:27 AM
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Tom,
A 6.9 would have plenty of "hurry up" for your autocross fun !! Those things fly !! I always though that a 240D badge on the back of one would be good to confuse every one.
I wonder how big HOosier makes A6's?
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:36 AM
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Go for it Tom! With a 6.9, you could sit in the back reading the Wall Street Journal while someone else chauffeurs you through the autocross...

"Through the cones, Jeeves. With alacrity, please..."

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Old 08-24-2010, 01:54 PM
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Sounds like a good car to throw money at!
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Having driven, though not owned, a couple of 6.9 sedans I don't think it'd be much fun at an autocross. These things are for going in a relatively straight line in a big hurry. Turning real sharp, real fast - not so much.

I agree with the part about throwing money at it though!
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:01 PM
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Having driven, though not owned, a couple of 6.9 sedans I don't think it'd be much fun at an autocross. These things are for going in a relatively straight line in a big hurry. Turning real sharp, real fast - not so much.

I agree with the part about throwing money at it though!
Hey now, with enough power you can force just about anything through a sharp turn!
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:55 PM
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Go for it Tom! With a 6.9, you could sit in the back reading the Wall Street Journal while someone else chauffeurs you through the autocross...

"Through the cones, Jeeves. With alacrity, please..."
him funny!
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:40 PM
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I think with a hitch it would make a fine tow vehicle....if only gas were 32.9 again!
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:34 PM
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A 6.9 is pretty nible for a 5,000 pound car. Unlike most street rods it can indeed corner and you might not notice you took a corner at 70 if you're too focused on where you're going and not too worried about how you got there.

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Old 08-25-2010, 06:22 AM
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I would expect it to be a fine handling road car. The autocross course though is another matter.

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