The Conejo Valley Days car show was this weekend. Mirror Finish The weather could have been better, but the tri-tip sandwhich more than made up for it. I snapped some pictures of the cool cars incluing a rare Mercesed 300 SL Gullwing Coupe and a Foose Camaro recently featured on the show Overhaulin. Unfortunately I didnt take notes on each car, so if you recognize a car, leave a comment and I can update the page with more details.
This 300 SL Gullwing Mercedes was my favorite. The car is just beautiful. Honestly, I knew the car was very expensive, but I didnt know if that meant $100,000 or $200,000. I went to http://www.dupontregistry.com/ and found a simillar car for sale for, ahem, $659,000!
The gullwing doors, hinged at the roof are so named because the open doors resembled a birds outstretched wings. They were necessary to accommodate the cars tubular chassis.
The car has the first fuel injection engine. The engine, canted at a fifty-degree angle to the left to allow for a lower hoodline has a Bosch mechanical fuel injection system that more than doubles its power from 115 hp in its original carbureted trim to 240 hp at 6100 rpm. This new injection system, a first in any gasoline-powered car allowed a top speed of up to 161 mph.
To see a car like this in action, check out this footage from Top Gear. I love this car!
No back seat on this one. Everything from the B-pillar to the rear hatch is audio equipment.
Here’s my ’68 Camaro. It’s actually shared with my dad and brother. I threw in some more pictures from the last show and hope to write a post on it in the near future.
Heres the Foose Camaro from Overhaulin. Sandy and Kens 1967 Camaro is a forgotten family heirloom. After her fathers death, Sandy contacted Chip Foose and the team to restore the car to its original luster. She wanted to capture the spirit of the family patriarch. Turns out Ken bought the car from Sandys dad when the couple was just dating. The cars been in the family since and is now restored. The most impressive work is the interior.
I think the next car to get is a Cobra. Theyre just bad ass. The car we have now is black and pain in the ass to keep clean. I think the next car should be a brushed aluminum Cobra so we dont have to worry about keeping it clean and looking sparkly.
Overall it was a great show. I think with our car were trying to decide whether or not to improve on what we have so we can actually win a car show, or, just keep it driveable.