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Offline bingster

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #120 on: March 14, 2010, 07:22:31 PM »
Maybe if your chick is 80. :P

I'd go for the Fleetwood.  Top of the line all the way.
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #121 on: March 14, 2010, 07:41:19 PM »
Going back to pickups, here's one I'd like to have.  It's not original, but it sure is a beautiful job.  It's a 1937 Packard, and Packard probably could have made a tidy sum if they had actually made something like this:
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #122 on: March 15, 2010, 02:01:24 AM »
That Cad is cool.

I know this will seem uber weird, but my 79' VW diesel Rabbit was one of my favorite cars of all time.  It got nearly 60 mpg, had a 18 gallon tank, and was really pretty quick and fun to drive.  I rebuilt the engine on it, did all the work myself, and learned it inside and out, finding it to be a very logically made and solid little car.  I also liked the rather pedestrian looks of it, it was what it was and had no pretense about it, just simple cheap transportation that was reliable day in and out.  With that large hatchback and folding rear seat you could fit a surprising amount of stuff in it.

Now if only it had AC... :P



Weird? I was thinking about buying one of those. They are awesome!

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #123 on: March 15, 2010, 02:06:47 AM »
I love them all, I don't know what to choose haha.
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #124 on: March 15, 2010, 12:52:40 PM »
  Hands down, the '60 Impala. Never before or after has Chevrolet made such a beautifully styled car.
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #125 on: March 15, 2010, 02:22:51 PM »
Well, my dad's talking about buying me a car, but I don't know which to pick. 

He gave me three Choices

A 1966 Chevy Caprice Wagon, tan with woodie trim, 396 and a TH400 trans, just as his first car was.

A white and black 60 Impala, just like grandpa had.

Or a 59 Caddy, of course a fleetwood, go big or go home.

Do you think your dad would adopt me and buy me one too?   ;)  Go with the Impala.
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #126 on: March 15, 2010, 02:36:33 PM »
I like em all too Tom, Impala would be great, but the Caddy is my choice if I gotta pick just one. They steer straight as an arrow, but seem to swerve when you pass a gas station  :)

There was one for sale here 3-4 years ago, big car and big engine, I thought it was real nice though, especially the interior.

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« Reply #127 on: March 16, 2010, 02:00:38 AM »
I really can't make up my mind.  I'm leaning toward the 66 Caprice wagon, because of the love of my wagons.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #128 on: March 16, 2010, 04:24:02 AM »
Lookit this doozy!  A 37 Ford Motorhome:

http://www.gtamarketing.com/1937FordHousecar.html

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Introducing Graeme's Once-In-a-Lifetime Discovery...


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One of only six said to have been made per year in the mid-'30s at the Ford Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to an article on this car in a 1993 "Old Cars" magazine article.
 
Very few others--perhaps none--remain on the road, and certainly not in such amazing original condition. (The only other known example that I heard of was supposedly housed in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.  But that turned out to be an early 1920s Model T conversion, the curator told me. He said he'd never seen anything like this '37!)

When discovered in a garage (under a heavy cover) in Northern Minnesota in August 2001, she had only 19,000 miles, and the owner's manual was actually still the glove box in like-new condition!  She had always been garaged and treated with much TLC as a collector vehicle.

The interior, all wood lined, was still the way it appeared in the '30s and '40s, complete with framed photos of the original owner on his travels (mainly to Florida) and his cabin in the North Woods, plus and other memorabilia from the era.

Built on the '37 Ford Pickup frame and cowling (powered by a 60-hp flathead V8 with aluminum heads), the rear framing is all wood, with the metal skin wrapped around it. The roof structure, too, is all wood, over which the heavy, waterproofed canvas top is still very securely fitted. The structure of the body is solid, appearing from underneath to be all oak, and still in a remarkably unaltered, undamaged condition. The door frames are thick, solid oak, and oak is visible around the window openings (as on the four side windows in back) -- though it is painted over.
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #129 on: March 16, 2010, 08:58:06 AM »
I really can't make up my mind.  I'm leaning toward the 66 Caprice wagon, because of the love of my wagons.

I love wagons too (and hatchbacks). I also love VWs. Ever seen a squareback? One of my all time favorites.






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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #130 on: March 16, 2010, 05:50:49 PM »
Get the Cadillac but I know they take alot of gas but WOW look at those 42 inch fins with the bullet tail lights get the cadillac
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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #131 on: March 17, 2010, 06:04:51 AM »
Gas mileage is never really my concern.  My Crown Vic is good for an average of about 20 mpg and that's more than I'm used to.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2010, 10:07:12 AM »
Those are some sweet type 3's.  There is a VW show coming up at our local fairgrounds in April that I'm looking forward to.  Did you know that you could still buy the Mark 1 Rabbit in South Africa until last year?  Continuous production from 1974 until 2009.  The Type 2 from 1968 is still in production in Brazil, below is a picture of a 2010 model.  I had a camper Type 2, it was a 77' model with the pop top and full kitchen, a very fun ride, mine even had AC.

Yeah Tom I'm kind of a milage nutter, my 95' Civic gets 38 on the freeway and about 31 in town, and it's got the hot rod Si engine and is like driving a go kart.  It's funny how you can find cars from 30 years ago that got better mileage than the super hi tech hybrids of today.

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #133 on: March 17, 2010, 11:20:23 AM »
Ahhh, Type 3. I will have one someday.

Yes I read that about the Mark 1. I was sad they stopped!

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Re: What are your favorite cars???
« Reply #134 on: March 17, 2010, 11:30:28 PM »
I really can't make up my mind.  I'm leaning toward the 66 Caprice wagon, because of the love of my wagons.

I love wagons too. We had a 1978 Pontaic Grand Safari growing up. Grandpa had an ivy green  1966 Caprice wagon. My neighbor had an AMC Ambassador Wagon.

My son's ultimate car is not a vette or a camaro, but rather a 1959 Impala Wagon! the fins on that baby are incredible. Too bad everyone else want's a '59
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