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Favorite Car

GaryDidierGaryDidier Posts: 229Member
Since were all on favorites what about cars.I like real muscle cars [60- 70s]. I think my favorite is a 1967 mustang fast back.

Gary from Granville

P.S. how about beer! Molsen xxx
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  • kevinkevin Posts: 308Member
    MOPAR second choice Pontiac GTO

    '70 Cuda, 69 or 70 Roadrunner. And thanks Ford and GM for using those hemis in your funny cars! Kevin

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  • NoelNoel Posts: 650Member
    I had a '68 SS396 Chevelle

    I'd like a '67 SS Camaro.

    Noel
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  • Mike T., Swampeast MOMike T., Swampeast MO Posts: 6,928Member
    1963 Toronado

    NM
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  • ernieernie Posts: 191Member
    GTO

    Would have to be the summer I spent in Falmouth Ma. We cruised the tires off of a 67 GTO convertible. Candy apple red, of course. Either the car made the summer or vice versa.
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  • BillW@honeywellBillW@honeywell Posts: 1,099Member
    My fav is a \"car\", but not an automobile...

    Built in 1928 by Pullman, 82 feet long, 375,000 pounds, sleeps 8, plus 2 crew. Full kitchen, dining room, open "back porch". Painted Pullman Green with gold lettering, black roof & underbody. Can't move an inch by herself, but a locomotive can take her up to 110. Pix at www.nyc-3.com
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  • RangerRanger Posts: 210Member
    Anything from the 1950's and 60's and early 70's..

    1970 Plymouth Superbird/Dodge Daytona,1960's Austin-Martin V8.1960's Ford GT-40.1970 Plymouth GTX.Dodge Viper.1973 Mercedes 300SEL.1967 Chevy Impala 427 SS.
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  • bill clintonbill clinton Posts: 111Member
    Cars,

    you guys too young to know cars. "56 Mercury was the car. Factory installed Tijuana tuck and rolled naugahyde; good size V-8 with 4-barrel; factory dual glass packs with darn little glass. Rumble down Main Street on Friday night. Back up to the drive in restaurant; rev that engine--enough roar to make the car-hop drop her tray and to bust a few windows to boot. Got my first traffic ticket in my brother's '56 Merc: Draggin' my cousin in his brother's 55 Olds. Neither of us ever told our brothers. The judge fined me a fortune, but what the hell: I won that race!

    Bill
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  • Ed N.Y.C.Ed N.Y.C. Posts: 68Member
    This is eazy

    #1 1957 Chevy Nomad Wagon #2 1960 Pontiac Bonnieville convt. with 389 cu.in. tri-power. Would pass anything on the road except the gas station ED
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,160Member ✭✭✭
    Something a bit different

    In the 1950s, Mercedes-Benz was still importing cars that ordinary people could buy without breaking the bank. My grandmother had a '58 type 180a, with a small 4-banger and a 4-speed on the steering column. Doesn't sound like much, but it could cruise flat-out on the autobahn all day if you wanted it to. I learned how to drive a stick-shift on that car. And in the little town where I grew up, the locals thought it was a Rolls-Royce! That was always good for a laugh.

    Of course, European cars of that era handled much better than their American contemporaries. They had to- many of their highways had no speed limits. Driving that old Benz was like entering a whole different world.

    The best thing about that car is- we still have it!



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  • FiredragonFiredragon Posts: 1,436Member
    63 Ford Fairlane, 4 door sedan

    painted to look pretty, but we squeezed a CobraJet 350 into her and she was NASTY! Lovely to look at, hard to hold and we had fun, fun, fun til Daddy took the Cobra away! Actually, it was marriage, a job and reality, but that's life!
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  • KenKen Posts: 1,640Member
    My fave was our \"A-Gas\" unit

    1956 Ford custom with 1958-9 430 cu-inch Mercury Merauder engine.
    Holman and Moody full race cam, three Holly 2-barrel "doubles" on a Weiand log manifold 4.11 rear with welded spiders and Schaefer flywheel and clutch. Mallory ignition system, and of course slicks the width of Long Island.





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  • Ken C.Ken C. Posts: 267Member
    Give me a GTO anyday

    I like the '68-'70s best because of the styling and decent motors. The '71-'72 had nice styling too, but emission controls choked off some horsepower. Of course, the '64-'67s are sweet too.
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  • Ken C.Ken C. Posts: 267Member
    Ah, another vote for the GTO! (n/m)

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  • Jeff LawrenceJeff Lawrence Posts: 593Member
    Bill

    Now that's a car!

    We took an Amtrak trip to and from New Orleans (from Atlanta). When we stopped in Birmingham, Alabama, I noticed them removing a private car from the back of te train. It was neat!

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  • Bill NyeBill Nye Posts: 221Member
    I once

    owned a 1959 Corvette. Youthful ignorance, poverty, dissapproving parents, depression, bad timing and bad luck seperated me from the corvette. If only ............

    My Dream car would be a big block 1970 Chevelle. I would settle for a Camaro, Nova, or Corvette of the same era , but I never owned a big block. Someday...................
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  • jackchipsjackchips Posts: 1,338Member
    1973

    4 barrel, V-8, dual carb, twin exhaust Nova SS.

    My two girls put on more miles than I did during their Junior and Senior high school days. They also didn't lack for male companionship.

    After sitting for to many years I sold it to a car buff who completely restored it. I'd like it back now.

    Second favorite is the first car, a 1952 Ford coupe with the shift on the column. Had my first date with Linda in that car, to the drive-in and .......... Ah, memories.
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  • Wild BillWild Bill Posts: 112Member


    I will take either one, might vote for a 67 Firebird as well. My Dad had one, sentiment kicking in.
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  • Robert O'ConnorRobert O'Connor Posts: 688Member
    Favorite..

    1967 S/SS I/A Camaro.....Still got it too..Robert O'Connor/NJ
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  • ScottScott Posts: 5,884Member
    My first car

    was a 67 Nova that I bought for 250.00. Fours kids beat on it before I bought it. I had it all thru high school and one night a girl friend said " I want to be in that car when its dies ". I said " get In ".

    My next car was my favorite a 1971 camaro. I could start that car by reaching in a turning the ignition, did'nt even have to be int he car. She would purr.

    For the last twenty years its been Vans and pick ups.

    With two small kids this is a close as I get to some fun.

    Scott

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  • ScottScott Posts: 5,884Member
    Steamhead

    And more importantly is you still have the wife :)

    Nice looking car. Does it have the "barber pole" speedometer ?

    Scott

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  • Mr. BillMr. Bill Posts: 71Member
    Favorite toys

    Early GTOs., 65/66 Mustangs, Shelby Cobras. 63 Split Window Vette, 68-70 AMX
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  • BoilerproBoilerpro Posts: 1,231Member
    Cool.....Totally cool

    Always loved those old Mercedes.

    Boilerpro
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,160Member ✭✭✭
    I remember the \"barber-pole\" speedo

    but that didn't come out till a few years later. This one has a dial-type with the rest of the gauges arranged to the side of the dial. Very simple, very effective.

    The Lovely Naoko likes it too. I might teach her the art of stick-shifting on it.

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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,160Member ✭✭✭
    I remember those Fairlanes

    we had a '64, with the 260 small-block V8 and a 3-speed column shift with overdrive. My dad got his first set of Michelin radials on that car. They made a real big difference!

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  • jerry scharfjerry scharf Posts: 414Member
    classics

    a 1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL coupe, silver with red interior. For those who don't know it, it the gull-wing classic.

    Second, a 1973 lotus europa with aftermarket turbo, in the Johnny Player colors (black with gold detailing.) I got to drive one a few times and it has great memories.

    Third, a 1930s Cord in classic creme color.

    For a real oldie, a 1916 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.

    jerry
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  • BrianBrian Posts: 115Member
    Laguna

    1975 Chevy Laguna 454 4 speed. Rare car, most people have never heard of a Laguna.

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  • RangerRanger Posts: 210Member
    Man...

    ...I still dig them German Rides!My wife and I had a 1973
    280SEL w/the 'lil 4.5 V8.Man that car went like the hammers in hell!Road like she was on glass above 120 M.P.H.S-M-OOOOOOOOOOOOTH brotha!Had to wait 6 weeks for parts every time she broke though....wish I had her back....
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  • joeljoel Posts: 42Member
    Can't believe you missed!!!!

    A classic Stanely Steamer!!!!!!!! C'mon on this web site nobody???? For me I don't know I'm sucker for anything with a motor. I currently have an 83Datsun 280zx turbo. A car that has been called by critics one of the most 10 underrated performance cars of all time. I love it, strght 6 with bosch injection it always runs 100% no headaches. Mines a German market car "grey" imported. Has lowered suspension and lots of other factory goodies the U.S. cars didn't get. Back in the day it was fun embarasing Mustangs and Camaros and any pre 85 Corvette was a tasty snack.
    Not my favorite car of all time though, there are so many on my wish list
    70 Camaro rs/ss split bumper 350 4spd
    65 327 corvette coupe fulie with disc brakes.
    66 Jag e-type
    67 Heally
    Shelby 350 R code Mustang
    basically any V-12 front engine ferrari, hint 412i is VERY affordable right now and soon to go way up so get yours before they're gone!
    today is a golden age for cars so many new cars are Soooooo good I'm surprised no one picked any.
    Bmw, basically anything "M" Think M5 a comfy 4dr sedan that can hold all your luggage and the thing is 400HP!!!!
    infiniti G35 coupe A bargain Z performance with a trunk and 4seats nice looking and thosands cheaper than anything in it's class.
    Subaru WRx/ Mitsubishi Evo These are as close to street legal race car as you can get.
    Too bad american companies can't produce anything like those 2 cars.
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  • hrhr Posts: 6,106Member
    66 is the year

    of my favorites.

    I bought the goat at a classic car auction. Holohan and I cruised downtown Salt Lake old bookstores in that ride years ago, after a seminar :)

    The 1 ton was a restore by a neighbor, a retired body shop guru. Over a gallon of Porsche red enamel on that cab!

    hot rod

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  • GaryDidierGaryDidier Posts: 229Member
    similar cars

    Hot Rod,
    I had a 1965 ford pickup and a 1966 pontiac Tempest which got wrecked by a 1969 camaro RS.

    Gary from Granville
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  • GaryDidierGaryDidier Posts: 229Member
    Steamer

    Joel, I had the steamer in mind when I made the original post. I wondered how long it would take for it to be mentioned. Most of us are naming cars from our youth. I think we can guess most posters age by the cars they pick.By the way there is currently a steamer for sale on e-bay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2483665588&category=6472

    Gary from Granville
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  • Wayco WayneWayco Wayne Posts: 2,452Member ✭✭✭
    My first car

    was a 63 VW beetle. That car was amazing. I changed the engine 6 times. I could change an engine in an hour. 4 bolts and slide it out. My fav was my second car though. A 66and 1/2 fastback mustang. Lee Iococa brought this out shorty after the original coupe and didn't want to wait for 67 to release it. I was Wimbledon White and looked like it was going fast even when sitting still. Sold it when wife and babies came into the picture. Wish I had it now. Currently I like the Prowler and the new Thunderbird. WW

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  • EJWEJW Posts: 321Member
    Laguna

    I got to ride in one once in the North East Kingdom of VT. Cool car, haven't seen one since.
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  • EJWEJW Posts: 321Member
    1969 or 70 Mustang Boss 429

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  • joeljoel Posts: 42Member
    ya

    Figured i couldn't be the only one thinking steamer! Why do so many pick cars from thier youth?? Interesting isn't it? I love em all even pre war stuff like the Cords and Duesenburg Arguably that was the last time america built truly world class cars. Actually i was a kid in the 70s and early eighties and pretty much all the cars sucked then. The "Bandit " Transam was about the only thing worth collecting from that time period.Mustang was only 145HP, Camaro 160, My z was 200, Corvette 205. Those numbers wouldn't be competitive for a familly sedan these days.
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  • Ken D.Ken D. Posts: 820Member
    Fairlane

    I had a '65 Fairlane Sports Coupe in Caspian Blue with blue interior. It had a 289 V8 factory blueprinted engine with 3 speed auto on the floor. Trim was top of the line and it was fast! It finally rotted out from under me in 1983. The under body frame was in such bad shape it wouldn't pass state inspection. So, I sold it to a guy for peanuts. I still miss it. Probably scrap by now. If I ever see another like it, I will buy it in a heartbeat.
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  • GaryDidierGaryDidier Posts: 229Member
    Joel, I currently

    Have 2 old cars. Mine is a 1970 Caddy coupe Deville me and my son are restoring. I must be getting old! 21 feet and 5000 lbs of steel. 472 cubic inches with 375 horsepower. you can check it out here if you like. http://quake3.pointclark.net/gallery/70caddy

    My wifes car is a 1974 buick century luxus with 45000 original miles. Very pretty, blue with a white vinyl top and a white interior.

    We drive them both on occasional weekends.

    Gary from Granville
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  • Kal RowKal Row Posts: 1,518Member ✭✭
    I’d mortgage the house for a 59 Cadillac convertible

    but my wife wouldnt
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  • BryanBryan Posts: 259Member
    65 GT350H

    Ford/Shelby made 999 of them for Hertz to rent. Seemed to be very popular, some came back with marks where roll-bars had been welded in. Only a 1 year deal. Even liability scared them in 65.
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