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    Best MPG for classic cars?

    What are some cars of the 1960s-1970s with good mileage, MPGs. Is there anything that gets more than 25 MPG?

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    its all in the following A.how well engine is tuned B. rearend gearing C. trans and or trans gearing D. driving style
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmaster093
    its all in the following A.how well engine is tuned B. rearend gearing C. trans and or trans gearing D. driving style
    E. Is it on a trailer

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    on trailer=infanite mpgsbut also= :cry:
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    Intresting this comes up now. Today on mythbusters, they were testing claims of gas additives and gadgets that supposed to improve gas milage. They were using a chassis dyno, the car selected was a late 70's G body Olds. with a V-8 and 2 barrel carb. It got 16.7 MPG @ 35 MPH, and 25 MPG @ 55 MPH, by the way not one additive or gadget increased the milage. I'm assuming that it probably had the same gear as my 1979 Elky came with which was a 2.48 and a 350 trans.

    Zip.

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    your most likely right zip my old 77 monte with stock 305 2barel carb and all got around 20-22 if i drove it sensable 84 granprix same set up squeaked 23 53 chevy 427 2x4 tunnel ram 350 tranny and 3.08 rear end 20 mpg all day long if not hammering on it monte needed tune up and better distributor
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    The new engine reduced the Gremlin's weight by 250 pounds (113 kg) allowing it to achieve an EPA rating of 21 mpg in the city, and 33 mpg on the highway.

    Pintos, the MPG had a government rating of 34 mpg on the highway, 23 mpg in the city.

    And fine muscle cars they were!!!

    I wish I could see the look on your faces when you read that!! lol

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    :lol: :shock:
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    Thinking about the two 70's American muscle cars I listed above :lol:
    it's sad to think they are 30 years old and we still don't have any better technology and better mpg from the cars today.

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    yea i had a 74 trail druster and my buddy back home had a 00 dodge ram 1500 and i got about 8-10 mpg he got the same but according to the gov my truck was a gas guzzler clunker ect go figure
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