This or That 205
Exage03040 last edited by
Poll May Switch Choices
Welcome to This or That; Where I choose 2 vehicles (but probably can't afford) and you choose which one you'd rather have with the poll.
You can explain your choice below, or not.
Some obscura today for Oppo.
Today’s vehicles are in reference to the film The Junkman  a creation of one H. B. Halicki. Haliki, if you don’t know, was the creator of the original Gone in Sixty Seconds . As such I have a cops and wheelman duel for you!
First up is a Black and White 1979 Chevrolet Camaro CHP. It has a Naturally Aspirated Small Block 305 [5.0L] V8 Engine with 130hp, 3-Speed Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission and RWD. Inside is a Black Interior with some Period Correct Police Equipment, Vinyl Seats, AC, Lights, Sirens, Radio and Gun Holder.
This 1979 Chevrolet Camaro coupe was reportedly modified for use in the 1982 film The Junkman and was subsequently purchased by the California Highway Patrol museum.
Feel like more of an outlaw?
It’s up against a Yellow 1978 Chevrolet Corvette. It has a Naturally Aspirated Small Block 350CID [5.7L] Engine with 185hp, 3-Speed Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission and RWD. Inside is a Brown Interior with Vinyl Seats, AC, T-Tops and AM/FM Cassette Radio.
This vehicle has a Salvage Title and astute will note that this isn’t a ’81 ‘vette like in the movie, but you can just tell people that you rebuilt it that way after its crash!
1979 Chevrolet Camaro CHP [The Junkman Movie Car] - Sold $12,750 USD – 26,000mi / 42,000km
1978 Chevrolet Corvette - Sold $12,500 USD – 80,000mi / 129,000km
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Peter_Black last edited by
@Exage03040 wow. both totally lack luster power trains...I'll take the camaro and pretend to chase bo and luke duke
DuckDuckGreyDuck last edited by
@Exage03040 that Camaro for the start of a Mad Max look.
HoustonRunner last edited by
@Exage03040 My BIL had a vette just like that one. It was..fine.....
I went with the CHP Camaro.
@Exage03040 I think the Camero is very cool and both of them have the wrong transmission for my taste on something like this, but at the end of the day a yellow corvette is a yellow corvette.
Maybe it won't be the most amazing Corvette to drive, but I guarantee it'd be the most impressive Chevy I've ever driven..
@Exage03040 Corvette. I guess Maybe I could wake up that 350 and put a 4spd in it as well. That just doubled the price though.
BJ last edited by
Tough call. The Corvette is much prettier and more powerful, and you could just hop in and cruise around feeling real cool.
The Camaro is neat because it's a movie police car that really looks the part, but I'd just end up stripping it and rebuilding it differently because that's what I want for my theoretical late-70s Camaro.
ST80MND last edited by
@Exage03040 CHP! Push bars for the win!
The cop Camaro was a one-year experimental program involving a dozen cars when full-size sedans of the malaise era had just gotten too slow.
From some things I've read, the 305 as purchased just wasn't up to that kind of duty: 9 of the 12 had engine failures, some repeated, in the first 26,000 miles, which is probably a year or less of highway-cop service, and they had to retrofit a four-bolt 350.
The Special Service Package Mustang that came along a few years later (and, I think, was developed cooperatively with CHP fleet operations) proved a much more successful way of solving this problem.
OPPOsaurus WRX last edited by
you could easily outrun the police, like running on foot.
@Exage03040 No way in hell I'm taking a 305 over a 350. Stingray all the way.
@Exage03040 wow. both totally lack luster power trains...
That is easily and cheaply remedied on the 350. 70s smog equipment had the poor thing breathing through a straw. The 305 is a boat anchor. You can make one fast, but you'll spend more money, parts will be harder to find, and you'll STILL end up making less power than if you'd started with the 350.
Exage03040 last edited by
@benn454 Is building a 383 still a thing, or has opening Pandora's toolbox even further for a junkyard LT/LS and its computers and sensors replaced all that?
@Ad-absurdum-per-aspera Vortec is the new way. Most of the junkyard LSs and 90s LTs have already been scavenged. New LTs are still comparatively rare and are immediately pounced on.
MybirdIStheword last edited by
@Exage03040 CHP. All it needs is a blueprint engine