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Old 11-08-2010, 07:39 PM   #15
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #16
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:56 PM   #17
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I don't have them now, but some of my weird cars would qualify. I sure wish I taken photos! I started out, at the age of 20, with a 1938 Austin Seven. It had a 750cc 4-cylinder L-head motor that may have put out 25 horsepower on a good day. After that got too much of a hassle, I sold it and went back to motorcycles for a while.

Then I got a 1954 Heinkel bubble car. Front entry, 2-seater, 200cc single cylinder engine. Once we got to the US, I stuck with fairly current cars for a while, then I bought a 1958 DKW. I paid $50 for it and sold it 2 years later for $80! This company was the forerunner of Audi and the Deek had the same interlocking rings badge. It was front wheel drive, a comparative rarity in 1969, and had a 3-cylinder, 2-cycle engine. It also had "automatic stick shift" where intake vacuum was used to operate a clutch whenever you touched the stick.

A 1964 MG 1100 sedan followed that and then a 66 Ford Cortina GT. I trashed the gearbox on the Cortina dragging it back from Virgina to Seattle behind our 429 Mercury wagon! It went much faster on tow that it ever could have under its own power. I fixed the gearbox and ran it another 18 months or so until it threw a rod.

I bought a 68 Rover 2000 from someone who, interestingly, is still a friend after 25 years. What an over-engineered unreliable pile of merde that was. I had to spend all day every Saturday tinkering to keep it running for another week!

After the Rover, DW said "No more weird British junk", a dictum that applied to anything from Europe, too, though I did sneak in an 85 Renault 18i wagon while she wasn't paying attention. She finally blew a fuse when I suggested a resoration project - a Citroen DS19 wagon.

II's been mainly Japanese and Korean since then, except for an ex-Hertz Mercury Sable which, without any doubt, was the biggest pile of junk I ever owned. Current fleet is our signature MH and an 03 Kia Sedona.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #18
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I just covered up my 1966 Continental 4 door convertible (powder blue, white top, white leather interior, 70,000 original miles) and my 1928 Ford Tudor (dark blue roof, dove grey body). Both are fully restored and regularily driven. I also have a restored 1966 Ski-Doo Olympique snowmobile.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:12 PM   #19
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Jim,
I bet the Continental has suicide doors. I had and elderly neighbor who had one in the 70's his was a kind of beige or yellow.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:21 AM   #20
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:20 AM   #21
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me too !!

Wow We also own and drive and show off our all original 60,000 mile 1932 Chevrolet Sport Coupe.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:22 AM   #22
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We have one more that is ''in restoration'' and my pix are on another spare hard drive that Gypsy ate the power cord in three pieces and I cant get to them right now. It is a 53 Bentley Mk IV ''long boot''. It is in the paint shop right now and everything is painted except the ''body''. We are having it done in Black and Silver, the original color pattern that was on the car. We found the beast up in Eastport, Maine on our honeymoon back in 06. It was setting in a ''weed patch'' with a faided ''for sale'' sign in the window. I paid over six hundred dollars to rent a trailer to bring the thing home on. I had to take tape and write ''NOT FOR SALE'' on the back of the car to keep people from trying to buy it every time we stopped for gas, food or camping. Up in New York state at a rest area where we stopped a shoffer driven lemo followed us in and ''Mr. Bigwheel'' got out and walked around the car. I could have doubled my investment money right there. Willa looked at me with Big Brown eyes and ''pouting lips'' and said .''You aint gonna sell our Honeymoon car are you?'' I brought the car home with us. I have kicked myself several times for not selling it in New York. So it goes and so it goes.
To be honest I should have sold it cause we just didnt need another ''car''. If I can get a power cord for the aux hard drive I will post some pix of it in restoration.... When we finish the restoration, I will probably sell the thing cause we just dont need it. (dont tell Willa)
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:52 PM   #23
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73 dodge polara here 347000 miles looks and runs as new
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really neither a classic or antique by definition
just a nice 38 year old car
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #24
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More "classic" than antique, I have a '67 Ford F-100, originally owned by my grandfather. It has less than 50k miles on it, and about all I have done to it is repainted, brakes, and carb rebuild. My son keeps it for me and drives it a bit during the year and I get to enjoy it when we visit...
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:01 PM   #25
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I still own my 1939 Ford Standard model coupe that I bought from the original owner back in 1965. I am currently restoring it back to original except for some period dress up goodies on the original flathead V8. I drove this car to my senior year of high school, first two semesters of college and was driving it when I met my wife. I am glad that I still have them both.
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I bet the Continental has suicide doors. I had and elderly neighbor who had one in the 70's his was a kind of beige or yellow.
The Continental does indeed have suicide doors; that was the only way the four door versions were offered, sedan or convertible.
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What was the name of the old VW bus with a pop-up top? There is one sitting in a field about a mile from my house just rusting away, but still look decent from the road.
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Wasn't it Westfalia? Had an uncle that had one.

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