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Old 08-19-2017, 03:53 PM
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I had two fintails, one in Europe for most of a year and then one here, back in 1973 through 1976ish.

I towed with the one in Europe, a small camper about 900# maybe. It did fine though grossly overloaded when towing with four adults and luggage and the trailer.

The 62 I had here I forced the rear to slide a few times. It did not like it at all, Sortof hopped sideways then if you kept forcing it it would hop again. Much more satisifying to push it to the limit and corner hard only with the gas being applied vigorously.
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:05 PM
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Here's one that's going pretty hard and no evidence of trouble
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1971 280SE 3.5 Coupe(soon to be 5.6)
European Version
Manual transmission
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