Interesting Brazilian market classic cars

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I stumbled on a website for a car dealer in Brazil that I thought other BITOGers might find interesting. They have a bunch of classic Brazilian market Ford, GM, and Chrysler vehicles. http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/ Some of the ones I liked... 1985 Ford F100 4.9L I6 - This truck has 1967-1972 F-Series "Bumpside" sheetmetal, but was built in the 1980s for the Brazilian market and came with an EFI 4.9L I6. 1982 Ford Galaxie Landau - Looks like it's based off a 1965-68 Galaxie 500...I like how they slightly modernized some things but kept the basic look. 1998 Ford F1000 HSD XL - An odd overgrown Bronco-like vehicle with 92-96 F-Series RCLB sheetmetal. Brazil apparently used to have a bunch of conversion companies that built vehicles like this. There's an even weirder Tahoe one. 2010 Ford Ranger crew cab - As different as it looks, this truck shares its basic platform with the 1983-2011 US market Ranger. It has a diesel. 1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0 Manual, 1996 Ranger STX Super Cab 4.0 Manual - These trucks are like US models aside from some labeling, but I doubt I could find any this clean in the US. These things are absolute time capsules, the condition is just amazing. 1978 Chevy C10 - This is a Brazilian market C-10, which has a completely unique body from the US models (including previous generations). It looks similar to the LUV in a way. There are a bunch of these trucks on the website, mostly in excellent condition. 1994 Chevy D20 Conquest - This truck appears to be loosely based on the 73-87 US market trucks, but with heavily reworked sheetmetal below the windows and a diesel engine. There is a similar truck on there with a carbureted gas I6. This one still has plastic on the seats. 1997 Chevy Blazer Executive - While based on the US Blazer, these were built in Brazil for that market. I think the Isuzu Hombre style grille is interesting, along with the 5-speed manual in a loaded 4 door. I don't think a manual was even offered in 4 door Blazers in the US, though I could be wrong there. This is just the tip of the iceburg and the vehicles that caught my attention. There's a bunch more on there, from small cars to a Tahoe/Grand Blazer with a diesel and manual. Definitely worth a look if you have some time to kill and like unique vehicles. There are other brands represented too, but most of the Brazil-only stuff was Ford/GM/Chrysler.
 
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very nice...and i do enjoy the unique stuff only found in other countries. i always thought it was so strange ford kept making the 67-72 truck body for so long outside of the us..
 

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The Ford 4.9 straight 6 was one of the most durable engines ever made...I'd love to find a good condition pickup with one and a 5 speed M/T.
 
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The 85 F100 is my favourite of the bunch, although I think the proportions are all wrong with any regular cab short box truck. Really can't see the appeal of the 96 Ranger, it's just a cheap generic 90's Ranger truck.
 

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Originally Posted by Jake_J
The 85 F100 is my favourite of the bunch, although I think the proportions are all wrong with any regular cab short box truck. Really can't see the appeal of the 96 Ranger, it's just a cheap generic 90's Ranger truck.
I posted the 96 Rangers because of their condition. They are literally like new. Even in the US it's hard to find one in that kind of shape anymore. The dealer in Brazil has a total of 5 very clean 95-97 Rangers. There might be a dealer in the US with 5 95-97 Rangers, but they don't look like that. Brazil is apparently also a good place to buy a super clean 90s Taurus.
 
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Originally Posted by jimbrewer
Dad had one of those. The 300 c.i. Was a gutless gas hog. Don't see the attraction at all. I like the F-75 Ford.
I have one. It's not too bad. No race car. A nice set of 3.55's or even 3.27's in the rear would wake it up
 
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That F1000 looks like the love child between a Bronco and a 1st gen Pathfinder in a cool way. I like it. I always thought VW was the #1 automaker in Brazil and Mexico which explains why the Beetle/Bus and the A2-A4 Jetta/Golf stayed in production there the longest. Looks like Ford considered Brazil an special but important market in the 1980s-1990s.
 
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Excellent collection of stuff you never get to see. Reminds me of my trips to Nassau, where I barely recognized anything on the roads, and when I did recognize it, it had a different name on it than what you see in the U.S. Very confusing car: http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/camaro-rs-1 V-8 RS with IROC decals, nose & wheels added? I guess you do see a lot of this kind of stuff in the U.S. It's just a strange thing to do, IMO.
 
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Originally Posted by WylieCoyote
Very confusing car: http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/camaro-rs-1 V-8 RS with IROC decals, nose & wheels added? I guess you do see a lot of this kind of stuff in the U.S. It's just a strange thing to do, IMO.
It's in beautiful shape. But talk about confusing- did you look at the engine? It looks to have a Dominator intake which might be originally designed for a TBI setup with a carb flange and fuel injectors (maybe), but it has a big Holley double pumper on top with no fuel lines that is just acting as a throttle body. ???
 
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Originally Posted by ABursell
It's in beautiful shape. But talk about confusing- did you look at the engine? It looks to have a Dominator intake which might be originally designed for a TBI setup with a carb flange and fuel injectors (maybe), but it has a big Holley double pumper on top with no fuel lines that is just acting as a throttle body. ???
Yeah, under the hood is a total S show.
 
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1982 Ford Galaxy Landau is amazing and like something from an alternate time line ! Like real Mandela Effect.
 
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All of the cars on that site are anomalies, to me anyways. They appear to all have been well taken care of cars, but all also appear to have had a whole frame-off (so to speak) restoration. I would guess that labour is much cheaper in Brazil than in North America - and that those cars are sold to well-off individuals (with the ability to pay the asking rates). The undercarriages are probably finished to a level that exceeds Concours... and in fact, would flunk Concours due to this level of finish. The tradespeople who rendered those cars to that level would certainy are skilled. A lot of the impossible to restore inerior parts, being in perfect condition, show that the cars were taken care of by the original owners. Interesting Company...
 
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That is a great collection, i always visit this website.
Originally Posted by tomlct
I am a former Opel owner, and I liked seeing the Opala models. http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/opala-de-luxo-1 and this one, with a column shift - http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/opala-comodoro-chateau-1
I really like the Opalas, but if i had to choose one, it would be their wagon version called Caravan: http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/caravan-de-luxo-16 http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/caravan-de-luxo If you like Opel, you will recognize the Kadett: http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/kadett-gs-36 I have one exactly like this one, but it's dark blue: http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/kadett-gl-18 But my dream car, has to be a white Maverick GT with the 302: http://www.pastorecarcollection.com.br/veiculo/maverick-gt-423
 
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