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The one car you wish you still had
#91
1974 Dodge Coronet:
I drove it in the mid-1980s. All my friends called it the "Detective Mobile" because it was a model frequently used as cop cars in movies and TV shows. It was light beige...like baby pap,  Chuckle  but boy did it haul ass!

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#92
When I turned 18, I bought a 1974 Chevy Nova with a 6 cylinder in it. I had a friend around the corner who had older brothers that were mechanics and into racing, and they had a rack on the property. I bought a 1970 370/350 LT1 motor with a Muncie 4 speed tranny from one of the brothers. I had a ton of fun with that car. With L60's on the back, I could pop wheelies with it.

By the time I sold that car, she was burning oil bad, and I had blown the tranny up. I was getting married, so I sold it.
Years later, I saw a 74 Nova for sale in the want ads, and I called the guy. He had converted it back to a 6 cylinder, and painted it with red Rustoleum

Facepalm
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#93
(03-12-2019, 02:22 AM)Pope Trollalotta Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 11:21 PM)Mmmkay_Ultra Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 11:12 PM)Pope Trollalotta Wrote: The most fun thing I ever owned was a 1977 Chrysler Cordoba. The think was an indestructible boat that I used to drive to Manhattan in. Driving in NYC in that tank was fun because the cab drivers could not intimidate me. It was like come on you SOB hit me. It had a 400 big block in it and a back seat big enough to get laid.
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We had the red one with the sunroof and white corinthian leather almost identical to this one.
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I like yours a whole lot better. One thing I remember most about the car was the power steering. It was so over boosted you could not feel the road at all. You could steer with one finger.

The engine WAS AMAZING. The sound of it when you romped on it was so goooood. I think it was the first car that had a computer in its system too...
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#94
(03-12-2019, 01:08 AM)Konaexpress Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 08:02 PM)WNC Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 07:59 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: Those a worth a fortune now.  Late 60 and early 70s was the golden age of American muscle

Sad thing is when my first wife and I divorced I let her have later on, one of her boyfriends and her had been drinking and rolled it, it was totaled. Facepalm  I also had two '67 GTO's.

My dad had a Goat, that blue was beautiful!


John

One of mine was blue, the other one gold with a black vinyl top.
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#95
(03-11-2019, 11:47 PM)~mc~ Wrote: My first car.. an 86 grand am when I was 16 (nothing fancy like y’all, we were poor)


It was fun and it was a stick shift

I miss shifting  Chuckle

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Hey ~mc~ we were not rolling in cash. I worked all summer at a lemon ranch with two other teenagers. We planted 3000 lemon trees. When summer was over I had saved over $600 to purchase my first car. The MG cost $500.

Heartflowers
"Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid".
John Wayne
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#96
(03-12-2019, 12:10 PM)phxsparks Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 11:47 PM)~mc~ Wrote: My first car.. an 86 grand am when I was 16 (nothing fancy like y’all, we were poor)


It was fun and it was a stick shift

I miss shifting  Chuckle

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Hey ~mc~ we were not rolling in cash.  I worked all summer at a lemon ranch with two other teenagers.  We planted 3000 lemon trees.  When summer was over I had saved over $600 to purchase my first car.  The MG cost $500.

Heartflowers

my parents didn't have ANY money when I was 16. my uncle gave me that car.

it last me about a year.. I blew it up Chuckle

then they bought me a chevy Corsica for 1200.00 .. I worked to pay my own insurance. mostly because I had like 6 speeding tickets and my dad kicked me off his insurance Chuckle

after that I graduated and bought my fist brand new car.. a chevy berretta Chuckle
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#97
(03-12-2019, 01:39 PM)~mc~ Wrote:
(03-12-2019, 12:10 PM)phxsparks Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 11:47 PM)~mc~ Wrote: My first car.. an 86 grand am when I was 16 (nothing fancy like y’all, we were poor)


It was fun and it was a stick shift

I miss shifting  Chuckle

[Image: Dyhmhx4.jpg]

Hey ~mc~ we were not rolling in cash.  I worked all summer at a lemon ranch with two other teenagers.  We planted 3000 lemon trees.  When summer was over I had saved over $600 to purchase my first car.  The MG cost $500.

Heartflowers

my parents didn't have ANY money when I was 16. my uncle gave me that car.

it last me about a year.. I blew it up  Chuckle

then they bought me a chevy Corsica for 1200.00 .. I worked to pay my own insurance. mostly because I had like 6 speeding tickets and my dad kicked me off his insurance  Chuckle

after that I graduated and bought my fist brand new car.. a chevy berretta  Chuckle

I had a lead foot also! Chuckle
"Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid".
John Wayne
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#98
My old BMW was the smoothest ride I ever owned. I loved that car. But as it got older, it got real expensive to repair.

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#99
(03-12-2019, 05:38 PM)Lily Wrote: My old BMW was the smoothest ride I ever owned. I loved that car. But as it got older, it got real expensive to repair.

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I  adamantly and vehemently adored

our 1965 Jeep Wagoneer.  

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Rachel "Nothing?"
Wolf    "NOTHING!!!???"
Shep   "nothing!"
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(03-12-2019, 12:10 PM)phxsparks Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 11:47 PM)~mc~ Wrote: My first car.. an 86 grand am when I was 16 (nothing fancy like y’all, we were poor)


It was fun and it was a stick shift

I miss shifting  Chuckle

[Image: Dyhmhx4.jpg]

Hey ~mc~ we were not rolling in cash.  I worked all summer at a lemon ranch with two other teenagers.  We planted 3000 lemon trees.  When summer was over I had saved over $600 to purchase my first car.  The MG cost $500.

Heartflowers

So true, one of the first cars I owned was a 1963 Plymouth Valiant. Paid $50 for it. Drove it for several years and sold it for $100. Damn good car.
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