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Old 12-06-2004, 07:00 PM   #11
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The GNX is superior to almost anything. 0-60mph in 4.6sec and running 12s stock. Lets see that is better than the 90s Vipers, CTS spec-V, heck even Vetts except for the new C6 and Z06
Not to mention you can make em run 10'* without ever digging in to the engine.
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Glad to see this thread generated so much interest. I was very impressed by everything I saw on that show. I hadn't known much about the history of the GM 3.8. This makes me want to do a little research. Are GNs and GNXs very easy to come by these days?
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No, and they are usually beat to hell. If you find one without rust, and a working engine, you are lucky as hell.


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Glad to see this thread generated so much interest. I was very impressed by everything I saw on that show. I hadn't known much about the history of the GM 3.8. This makes me want to do a little research. Are GNs and GNXs very easy to come by these days?
They are quite rare, and they do rust easily. My dad used to own one. You have to keep it garaged if you want it to be in good shape.
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Boy, they still command a nice price though. There'* about 16 of 'em on Ebay, and the good ones are 7k or 8k minimum. Those things sure do look nice.
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Well i would rather have the aforementioned Zr-1, atleast one of the 91+ model years. Those puppies are the fast ones.

Even has a valet key, where it keeps the butterflies closed so whomever uses that key doesn't get all 400 or so HP.

But a GN is hot, it'd be nice if they brought it back. Maybe a turbo'd 3.6 VVT engine on the GTO platform?
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I wish I saw the show. I will be one to watch for the replay. I'd like to have turbo snad supercharged sitting in my garage one day.
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I watched that show the other night on Speed Vision. All I could say was, damn, why don't i have a GNX. Those things were insane. Not only did they look beautiful, but they had the grunt and power to back it up and take most anything on the streets back then. I really love the body style of those and am amazed at the engine. To bad one of those aren't sitting out in my garage.
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Well i would rather have the aforementioned Zr-1, atleast one of the 91+ model years. Those puppies are the fast ones.

Even has a valet key, where it keeps the butterflies closed so whomever uses that key doesn't get all 400 or so HP.

But a GN is hot, it'd be nice if they brought it back. Maybe a turbo'd 3.6 VVT engine on the GTO platform?
Only problem with the ZR-1 is that it had the same build-quality problems as the regular C-4 Vettes. Simply put, they rattled like school buses.
Another under-appreciated car from the '80s: the Omni.
Think I'm nuts? Look up the stats for the Omni GLH-*, the Shelby model.
14.7 in the 1/4 bone-stock. And it was pretty easy to get them down into 12s adn 11s.
The Turbo Dodges were vicious little animals and dirt cheap compared to any other car that could come near their performance level.
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Only problem with the ZR-1 is that it had the same build-quality problems as the regular C-4 Vettes. Simply put, they rattled like school buses.
Another under-appreciated car from the '80s: the Omni.
Think I'm nuts? Look up the stats for the Omni GLH-*, the Shelby model.
14.7 in the 1/4 bone-stock. And it was pretty easy to get them down into 12s adn 11s.
The Turbo Dodges were vicious little animals and dirt cheap compared to any other car that could come near their performance level.
SOOOO TRUE!!!
I had Shelby CSX-T #400 a couple years back -wish I had had a job at the time so I could have kept the $100 (yes One-hundred dollars) car. It was rust and dent free missing only the center caps. With the 225/50/ZR15'* I had on it and the Monroe Formula GP shocks and struts teamed with the stiffer, shorter springs it handled like it was on rails. I wanted to slap a TIII DOHC 2.2 motor from a Spirit R/T or Daytona Iroc R/T in but between college expenses and no job it was a no go. I put it up for sale on some Shelby web-site and within 20 minutes of posting it I had it sold -site unseen to collector in Phoenix, AZ.
I at least still have my GTC Convertable (rarer than a Omni GLH-* if you take the 2.2 TI 5-spd combo into account -there were less than 400 1988 TURBO GTC Convertable'* made. Less than $1000 in mods (not wisely -I still toasted the forged JE'*) and I was running 12'* (once at the track and twice on the G-tech) on 205/60/15'*.
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