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Old 03-27-2015, 08:48 PM   #127
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This wasn't mine, belonged to my friend across the street but we all loved taking "Death Runs", down the street near our house. Nice long down hill with 90 degree left turn at the bottom.
The Flexy had a dual front friction brake, and would stop you instantly "if you ran into something"...
I'm sure most of if not all of us on here would love to have that Ole Car now... I really enjoy re-reading the posts on this thread.. Thanks Everyone For Great Pics.

I didn't own one...but took the same "death runs" on a friend of mine's flexy. I recall that the flexy would stop on a dime if you ran into something...but the driver would continue forward and leave a bunch of skin on the street. 😱


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Welcome to www.flexy-racer.com

This wasn't mine, belonged to my friend across the street but we all loved taking "Death Runs", down the street near our house. Nice long down hill with 90 degree left turn at the bottom.
The Flexy had a dual front friction brake, and would stop you instantly "if you ran into something"...
I'm sure most of if not all of us on here would love to have that Ole Car now... I really enjoy re-reading the posts on this thread.. Thanks Everyone For Great Pics.
Thank you for posting this.............great memories.

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Old 03-29-2015, 12:16 AM   #129
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"What were you driving 50 yrs ago?"

The car pictured below: 1966 Malibu, 327/300hp, automatic, PS, no PB, or AC back then. Vintage AC now that we're "more mature".

Maybe enjoy it now more than "back in the day". Drove it to 2 car shows in 2 cities today put 160 more miles on the clock and burned a tank of fuel.... good times!
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:28 AM   #130
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:28 AM   #131
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ahhh yes, the memories and imagine how many top dollar baseball cards we wasted on the spokes we would love to have now! lol
LOL I'm not sure how many decks of cards I used that were my parents Poker cards.
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I always liked the 65 Malibu, And I loved that Blue exterior.
I had a 65 Impala SS With the 396. I think my PA gets better mileage than that did... but I wish I still had her
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:47 AM   #133
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Back then it was a piece of junk, today it would be a classic.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:41 AM   #136
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Insurance for the car cost me $400, minimum wage was $0.90, I had to pump a lot of gas to get mobile. Lucky gas was only $0.21 an imperial gallon, so once the insurance was paid , it was easy from there .
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I hadn't realised NSU sold cars in the US. I'm familiar with Auto Union, as I had a 1958 DKW early on in our residency in the US (1968). I had fun with that. It had a 3-cylinder 2-stoke engine, front wheel drive and an "automatic stick-shift" transmission, four on the tree and bo clutch pedal. I paid $50 for it and sold it 18 months later for $80!

Back then, all the gas stations were staff operated (no "pump your own"). I got a real hoot from telling the attendant "hold on while I pour a pint of oil in the tank". Then I asked for 5 gallons. "Five dollars worth, sir?" "No, five gallons". It only had a 9-gallon gas tank, so I couldn't do a quart of oil in 10 gallons.

I wish I'd kept the old thing!
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My NSU was a '70 and immediately got eaten by VW and became an instant orphan. I had it delivered with 185x13 tires, up from 155x13s--a little hairy in the wet because of the large tire contact patch with only 1470 lbs full of gas! When raining on the freeway, I'd go faster and faster until i felt it hydroplane and then back off 5 mph or so---in hind sight, STUPID! �� It was KILLER in gymkhanas. I'd like to drive it today just to compare it to modern cars.
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Just go an email about my 50th HS reunion!

Late HS and soon after I was driving my Dad's '57 Chevy Two Ten, six cylinder, two door hardtop.

A little later, 49.5 years ago, I bought a '56 Chevy Belair, V/8, four door hardtop. Think I got it for $275. Less than a year later, sold it and headed to 'Nam. Sold it for $250 to a friend having a good day at the pool hall across for the court house. He won, we walked over and transferred it! He wrapped it around a tree a little after that.

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