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Old 10-09-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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"Southern 358" Truck inspired by 1954 Chevrolet Pickup for $55k

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Hoping to tap into the retro-styled vehicle trend, Southern Motor Co., based in Liberty, S.C., plans to start making a limited-run vehicle inspired by the '54 Chevrolet pickup.

The truck, called the Southern 358, is expected to be available in the second half of 2008. The company is selling preordered trucks for $55,000.

The truck bears a strong resemblance to a classic Chevy, but the company says it has a unique design that captures the look of the big-fender trucks of the '50s. It will have a Ford Mustang 5.4-liter, V8 engine. For more info, go to www.southernmotorcompany.com.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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holy expensive, Batman!!
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thats pimp! I'd buy one
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:10 PM   #4
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Retro design needs to go away.
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:21 PM   #5
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There's nothing classic car lovers like more than a fake.


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Old 10-09-2006, 01:31 PM   #6
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There's nothing classic car lovers like more than a fake.


Good thing there are tons of poseurs out there that love buying retro-styled vehicles.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:21 PM   #7
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^^^ OMG. Isn't there some show on Speed where they're building a Camaro -entirely- from second-market parts.

But seriously, old cars are cool. Correction, old cars LOOK cool. If I had the cash to drop on one, I'd buy one of the rebuilt ones with a new suspension and drivetrain over some auction queen with "matching tags". I didn't know old trucks were that popular. My vote would be for one of them Camaro's with a modern suspension and drivetrain...
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:58 PM   #8
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$55k for a fake retro car, no thanks. buy a new truck and new car for that price. plus, who wants a mustang v-8.
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:41 PM   #9
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nice looking truck, won't mind having one
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:39 PM   #10
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Retro design needs to go away.
Maybe you need to go away

Anyway, I agree.. I wouldn't toss $55k on a replica of the real thing... I'm into classic cars and yes it kinda insulting to think that a shop could get away with it because there will be people that would pay for it though it's not 'authentic'
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:50 PM   #11
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I think it's expensive for what you are getting, but a great idea. This is something that I've been saying should happen. Get an old style that people love, and put modern parts in it. Not "retro style" but retro in full. I wonder if they had to license the desgin?
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:01 PM   #12
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rich stupid rednecks from south carolina will buy anything...
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:59 PM   #13
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The only two people who I could imagine buying this are Larry the Cable Guy and George W. Bush.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:06 PM   #14
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The only two people who I could imagine buying this are Larry the Cable Guy and George W. Bush.
.. not to mention the millions of people who put them on a pedestal by eating up all that "I'm a country boy" BS.

This isn't anything new, folks. People have been making 'classic-looking' kits for american cars and trucks for a long time. The new classic Camaro is a bit different, as they're trying to make a duplicate.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:42 AM   #15
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Why are American car companies relying on past successes and not leading the way with brand new innovative technologies and designs like the Japanese and European car companies?? STOP BRINGING BACK THE DEAD!
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:32 PM   #16
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I don't know if I would drop $55K for that thing even if I had $55K to drop, but I understand why someone would. One gets the style and cool factor of a proven classic with modern features, handling and performance.

Personally, I would only consider a replica if the original would be way too expensive own and/or drive, like a Cobra replica or a Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Replica ($70K-90K for nice replica).

At this point, If I were to get a thrid car, I would considering either a Ferrari Mondial t (~$50K) or a nicely built Cobra replica with a fuel injected motor (~$30K for a FFR or ~$50K for a Superformance). Finanically, everything is pointing to the Cobra. Less expensive to buy, own (taxes, insurance, etc...) and maintain. The cool factor is kinda even. Both look really good, but everyone would think that the Cobra is a replica where most would think the Ferrari is real.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:48 PM   #17
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If American car companies made new cars with character like they did back in the day, they wouldn't have to keep making these retro POS rides.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:50 PM   #18
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SO many are talking about this vehicle as if it were made by Ford or Chevy. It's a small niche company much like all those UK ones making lotus replicas. And $55K to build an original this nice would be on the cheap side.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:24 PM   #19
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So aside from all of the back and forth banter about the price, I'm surprised no one mentioned the "408" on the hood... hmmm.

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Old 10-11-2006, 09:07 PM   #20
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hmmm.......
overpriced hotrod pickup that looks like a chevy and has a ford motor. even hicks realize that's a dumb proposition.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:23 PM   #21
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hmmm.......
overpriced hotrod pickup that looks like a chevy and has a ford motor. even hicks realize that's a dumb proposition.
I was surprised no one picked up on this. I have an irrational hate of GM, and I know if I were a fan of the General (and classic trucks), I'd be pretty disappointed this doesn't have an LS(insert number here) V8.

Why'd they use the Ford V8? And why'd they say Mustang V8? Currently, only the GT500 has that 5.4 litre V8 (like the Ford GT), the regular Mustangs use the 4.6 liter.

strange...
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:25 PM   #22
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I went to a hotrod show with 1500 cars. Alot of Fords had chevy small blocks. I only found one chevy running a Ford motor. It just isn't done.
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