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Old 09-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #61
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I'm still waiting for a Vega fan to show up.

Good luck with that! Although there were some cool V8 Vegas made back in the day. I wouldn't mind having this one.

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #62
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I'm still waiting for a Vega fan to show up.
Along with those who love the Pinto and the AMC Pacer
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #63
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One of these years, I'm going to pull the trigger and get a Nash Metropolitan for DW.



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Old 09-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #64
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One of these years, I'm going to pull the trigger and get a Nash Metropolitan for DW.
Awww, that's so sweet. I've been thinking about getting one of these for DH.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #65
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For me, it's the 1966 Thunderbird convertible. I owned a '65 hardtop but the clean line from the window to the tail lights was something I really liked. While I currently have an '02 Mustang GT vert, it still has the "ragtop hump" when the top is down. The 64-66 birds dropped their top into the trunk which help keep the clean lines. Additionally, the '66 has an edge to edge rear lighting (tail light), whereas my '65 had the split (sequental) lights.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #66
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I'm still waiting for a Vega fan to show up.
Hey, my first car was a 30 Model A Ford (restored, sort of, not modified). Kept it till about 35. Then, DW and my first real car was a 71 Pinto! I really liked that car, even though my neighbors wouldn't let their kids ride with my wife and kids! If I had a barn or some other abundance of space, I might have one to restore! Nuts, I know. I'd love to have a 63 Vette, something about that split rear window.
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Hey, my first car was a 30 Model A Ford (restored, sort of, not modified). Kept it till about 35. Then, DW and my first real car was a 71 Pinto! I really liked that car, even though my neighbors wouldn't let their kids ride with my wife and kids! If I had a barn or some other abundance of space, I might have one to restore! Nuts, I know. I'd love to have a 63 Vette, something about that split rear window.
I hear yah about the split window, but when the 64's came out lots of 63 owners swapped out that split for the one piece look. If they only had known.
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Awww, that's so sweet. I've been thinking about getting one of these for DH.
Isn't that "thing" called the THING? Looks familiar. Speaking of the Vega, back in 1975 I bought a Vega "woodie" station wagon. It was my boss's car and I bought it as what we called a PEP car. Company product evaluation vehicle. My wife drove it for a year and then got her a Camaro. Back in the 70's we were driving many vehicles every year. Always company cars. First one was always a Cadillac. Drove it 3000 miles and then bought it as that was the rule. You had to by one car every year. After purchasing the Cadillac, it would become the wife's car. I would then get some other car to evaluate every 3000 miles and then get another one. Thinking back at vehicles and prices, I'll never forget my 1969 Corvette coupe. 350 ci, 350 HP (LT-1) I believe and it had the T-tops. With company discount my price was $4300. Drove it until 1972, married wife who had two kids, sold it for $3000 and bought our first Cadillac (a 1973 Coupe deVille). I wish I had never sold that Corvette. By the time I did it had Ansen mags, 10" tires and Hooker headers. Not a great mover or shaker but a great car.
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, I'll never forget my 1969 Corvette coupe. 350 ci, 350 HP (LT-1) I believe and it had the T-tops. With company discount my price was $4300.

The LT-1 didn't come out until 1970 and ran till 1972.
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Then, DW and my first real car was a 71 Pinto! I really liked that car, even though my neighbors wouldn't let their kids ride with my wife and kids!

When you sold the Pinto did you sell it with the asbestos suit?
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And that was te end of the Tiger.
I think you missed the other cars in the Rootes marque. You should have said "and that was the end of Rootes".
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Hey, my first car was a 30 Model A Ford (restored, sort of, not modified). Kept it till about 35.
Damn, you must be old. Sold your first car in 1935? What WR are you using for such an extremely long retirement?
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Awww, that's so sweet. I've been thinking about getting one of these for DH.
Wow - that thing is awesome!
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Isn't that "thing" called the THING? Looks familiar.
Yes it is. I was just joking about DH liking someTHING like this. His favorite car is a pick-up truck.
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Damn, you must be old. Sold your first car in 1935? What WR are you using for such an extremely long retirement?
When I was 35, not 1935!
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This works for me, 1971 HemiCuda Convertible.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #77
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If money, practicality, and good sense were not obstacles, what would be your dream car? Mine - '64 Aston Martin.
Look what's for sale - maybe I'll bid on the swim trunks too for DH (linked article is from the Huffington Post)

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