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Old 04-07-2015, 07:26 PM   #61
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:58 PM   #62
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Little old lady on my paper route back in late 70's had a 68? dodge coronet that really spoke to my teen age need for speed!

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1958 or 9 Plymouth Fury....or how about 1963 4 door Dodge Coronet 440?

That Dodge was one UGLY car!!!! But it was my first car, I bought for $100 in about 1978. It was red. It had a push button transmission. The passenger fender was red, but turned out it was repaired with Sacramento tomato juice cans and bondo!!!!

My sister drove it on I84 in Orange County NY and wasnt ready for how powerful it was....she drove it down into the grassy median at about 55 and then right back up and out back onto the road!!!!

My boyfriend borrowed it one night and slid off the icy road and hit a pole...no injuries, but that's how we discovered the tomato juice cans!

I ran that thing for about 2 years.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:03 PM   #63
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I would love a new Karmen Ghia !
Bought my wife (er,,, me ) a 1968 Karmann Ghia last May, convertible dark blue with white top. for a 40+ year old car it rides like a dream.
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I had VW bugs, 2 Karmann Ghias, 2 Buses and a Westfalia. Loved them all and would buy a KG or Bus/Transporter but only if they had the air-cooled 4 banger. I'm not too mechanically inclined but I could do tune-ups, oil change, and valve adjustments along with other easy maintenance.

I would also like to see the 1965 Plymouth Baracuda reintroduced. My first car was a '65 Valiant with bucket seats and auto on the floor. I had it for 3 years and hated to give it up. I've been tempted a time or two to consider a restored '65 Baracuda but the prices keep going up.

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I would love a new Jaguar E-type.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:14 PM   #66
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I had VW bugs, 2 Karmann Ghias, 2 Buses and a Westfalia. Loved them all and would buy a KG or Bus/Transporter but only if they had the air-cooled 4 banger. I'm not too mechanically inclined but I could do tune-ups, oil change, and valve adjustments along with other easy maintenance.
I've got a modified VW 4-banger in an airplane, it is a dream to maintain. The engine cases are stil being manufactured in Brazil. I don't think the engine would meet modern US vehicle emission standards, unfortunately.

I saw VW Transporter model like this one near my home recently, I didn't know they'd made 'em like this. The sides flip down leaving a clean flatbed accessible from all sides. The bed is kinda high (because there needs to be room for an engine under it!), but it's a very versatile design. Not much crumple room in front of the driver's toes, however. You'd want to keep the brakes in very good shape.



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Kind of off-topic, but related to the VW discussion. The hot swap now for the old air cooled flat four is to put a new Subaru flat four in. Even better with a turbo Subaru engine.
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Hum, there are so many. Probably (1) '66 Chevelle 396 or (2) a '68 Charger with either a 426 or 440 and (3) '66 GTO 389.
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I am still driving my '82 VW Rabbit Diesel Pickup that is closing in on 400k miles. I absolutely refuse to buy a new car. About the latest I can stand would be something like a BMW 528i or SAAB 9-3 from early in the millenium. I think new cars look like toasters on wheels and are full of USELESS automation. I will not drive anything but a manual gearbox (but I would like a full size car) so my options are very limited.
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Hum, there are so many. Probably (1) '66 Chevelle 396 or (2) a '68 Charger with either a 426 or 440 and (3) '66 GTO 389.
well the charger and goat have been "revived"

not sure about the chevelle - that would be tempting
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I'd love to have a (reliable) resurrected TR-6, MGB, or even a Spitfire. I don't know who owns the rights to those badges, and I don't think any small company could bring out a refreshed version that was reasonably priced. Anyway, maybe the Miata has filled that market niche.

A Fiat X1/9 ? Probably not . . .
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I'd love to have a (reliable) resurrected TR-6, MGB, or even a Spitfire. I don't know who owns the rights to those badges, and I don't think any small company could bring out a refreshed version that was reasonably priced. Anyway, maybe the Miata has filled that market niche.

A Fiat X1/9 ? Probably not . . .
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I'd love to have a (reliable) resurrected TR-6, MGB, or even a Spitfire. I don't know who owns the rights to those badges, and I don't think any small company could bring out a refreshed version that was reasonably priced. Anyway, maybe the Miata has filled that market niche.
I agree. loved those cars growing up. Not sure I would fit in them now. At a minimum would be hard to get in/out. but they look darn cool.
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I would love a new Jaguar E-type.
How about a nicely restored one? It may go for near $100K, but will be worth it.

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How about a nicely restored one? It may go for near $100K, but will be worth it.

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Nice restoration, but you have not lived until spent some time synchronizing SU carburetors. Or own a mechanic who can.
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Nice restoration, but you have not lived until spent some time synchronizing SU carburetors. Or own a mechanic who can.
You use a manometer. I have one in my cave full of tools. I had British cars so I lived with pain.
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well the charger and goat have been "revived"

not sure about the chevelle - that would be tempting
In name only. And yes, the newer "named" models run better, they are faster (if not speed limited), quicker (if properly equipped) get better gas mileage (anyway you measure it), they are safer, more durable, etc, etc. My late model Vette gets 25+mpg, has more HP and can easily out run any of them BUT, there's nothing like driving one of those <10 mpg leaded gas late 60's muscle cars. Maybe it's because of the memories.
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Or one of these?

Great choices, HFWR.

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