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Tom921

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2005 6:16:21 PM

1962 Chevy Bel Air convertible. Red with white top. Nice condition.
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ricker2332
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 10:21:48 PM

1967 Chevelle SS
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 10:00:32 PM

late 60's Cadi
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 10:33:54 PM

A nice assortment of Tri-Five Chevies, including the following I recognized:

'56 Bel Air Sport Coupe; India Ivory over Dusk Plum

'55 210 2-dor sedan; restomodded dark blue

1957 Bel Air Sport Coupe; Solid India Ivory...

plus a late '60s Avanti (not sure if it was a Studebaker or an Avanti II because I didn't see identification); that was red...

and a '65 Ford Falcon Deluxe 4-door station wagon; Raven Black with a red "Futura" side stripe. IMHO, that Falcon caught my eye first and fastest because ya just don't see Falcon station wagons on the road these days!

All in Granite City, IL....
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 7:10:33 PM

Classic truck day today:

1963 Ford F-350 flatbed (as in "It's a girl, my Lord, in a..." minus the girl)...Corinthian White, drivin' along a service road paralleling Interstate 55 near Ste. Genevieve, MO and...

1966 Chevrolet C-10 short-bed stepside pickup; white over red...in Cape Girardeau, MO
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 1:05:24 PM

@CivicCub: Amen, bro' on those big-@$$ 22" rims on that '63 Catalina! Ya need a foxtrottin' stepladder to climb into one of those rides!

If you're gonna dude up a car, do it right...

like a 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe 2-door sport coupe (club coupe); purple and silver with gold accents; mag wheels, but they actually fit the openings and, with the body lowered slightly, looked freakin' awesome. The Chevy was spotted this morning in Granite City, IL.
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CivicCub
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 12:14:46 AM

This afternoon a 1963 Pontiac Catalina 4 door on Kirkwood Hwy in Wilm, DE. Med green exterior with green interior, in great shape. Not a show car but good cond. for it's age. One drawback, it had big @$$ 22" rims on it and it made it look DUMB!
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 3:20:35 AM

'64 Mercury Comet
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 12:17:16 AM

corvair
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 9:24:21 PM

65 or 66 GMC truck with US plates a week or so ago. I don't recall which state.
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continental
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:31:43 AM

Light blue 1968 Chevelle SS396 yesterday afternoon on West Main Street in Meriden, CT. It is unusual
to see someone's pride and joy on the street at this time of year, but the pavement was dry yesterday.
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Dineh
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Pre '64 Ford Falcon
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morrongiello
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mid 1960's Chrysler 300
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 2:17:37 AM

1940 chevy 2dr coupe. Beautiful dark maroon, Illinois
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:45:59 PM

Its cold our here in Michigan, most classic cars are stored for the winter now...
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 4:06:34 PM

1960 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-door sedan; faded Horizon Blue; in Collinsville, IL
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mullingspices
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 1:32:05 PM

1920 Star
1954 Ford pickup
1934 Ford
1952 Chevrolet Bel Air
Model A pickup
various model A and model T coupes, rodded
1930 Nash
1953 Buick

all at our annual Christmas parade
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 8:22:08 AM

I believe I saw a 40 Ford coupe. Beautiful red, with lots of chrome goodies. NICE!!
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:37:49 AM

late 60's Pontiac GTO
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 1:11:21 AM

Today- 1957 Chevy 2door bel air
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 4:14:12 PM

Cool! Station wagons of any type ar rare to find these days!

Street rods seemed to be on my radar today...

1953 Chevy 210 4-door sedan; repainted 1966 Chevy Marina Blue and minus most of its chrome; in Granite City, IL

1938 Ford 1/2-ton pickup; basic black but also rodded; also in Granite City, IL

Also a 1965 Chevrolet Impala 4-door eedan; light metallic green (and, seeming to deteriorate the more I sse it; sad because it is still in surprisingly good shape and would make a great example of a Darrin Stephens type of family car). Also in Granite City, IL
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continental
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 9:32:17 AM

Yesterday I was behind a full size 1965 Pontiac Safari station wagon, waiting for
a light to change at an entrance ramp to I-691 in Meriden, CT. The size of the car
seemed completely out of place among the surrounding SUVs and Honda Civics.
The car was clean, shiny, and straight. It looked stock, but was very fast as I was not able to
get alongside for a better view once on I-691. It also did not have an antique registration
plate, so for me this qualifies as one of the most unexpected old car sightings of 2014.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 11:40:56 PM

'67 Mustang convert at the market last nite - looking good in pale yellow
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 7:50:09 PM

Cobra, but it could have been a kit car though...
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 7:39:27 PM

68 AMC Ambassador
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mullingspices
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 7:02:22 PM

1950 Chevrolet fastback, dark burgundy, nice
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 7:26:18 PM

covair
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 5:26:22 PM

Road Runner
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 3:50:55 PM

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door post sedan; India Ivory over Dusk Pearl; nicely restored; in Granite City, IL
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 10:37:26 AM

Red 1965 Mustang coupe yesterday afternoon on Flanders Road in Niantic, CT.
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 5:18:42 PM

1968 Ford Mustang 2-door hardtop; Raven Black with black vinyl top; in Granite City, IL
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:46:33 PM

1967 seemed to be year in the spotlight today:

1967 Buick Special Deluxe 4-door sedan; black; and

1967 Chevrolet C-20 long-bed Fleetside pickup; white; both in Collinsville, IL
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:14:24 PM

68 GTO
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mullingspices
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 10:49:04 PM

1955 Chevrolet BelAir 2 door post, white, original, in need of a good polishing job
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:50:09 PM

65 or 66 Mustang
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 6:37:50 PM

59 Galaxie
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 4:50:25 PM

1947 Ford Super DeLuxe 2-door sedan coupe; street-rod orange;

1965 Chrysler Newport 4-door sedan (four-window); metallic gold with custom wheels;

1969 Chevy Camaro 2-door hardtop; Tuxedo Black;

all in Granite City, IL
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 12:49:12 PM

55 Chevy earlier this morning
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 6:03:31 PM

This could be for "the most recent pre-1940 vehicle you saw on the street," because all three vehicles I saw today are no newer than 1939!

1927 Ford Model T runabout with a custom boat-tail speedster body (now it could have been a '28 or '29 Model A, but I know boat-tails were more common on the T chassis, so this is an educated guess!);

1931 Chevrolet International series 1 1/2-ton flatbed-stake truck; restored by a local Coors beer distributor and on display at the 75th-anniversary celebration of the St. Louis-based Schnucks supermarket chain, along with;

1939 Chevrolet 1/2-ton pickup; resto-mod in red with black fenders, powered by a more-recent Chevy 230 six-cylinder and a Powerglide transmission, but was attractive and not unlike the truck the Schncks family may have used at their first store 75 years ago!

All in Granite City, IL
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:22:21 PM

VW beetle. Not sure what year
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mullingspices
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:02:27 PM

1952 Chevrolet coupe, red, beautifully done, Ohio plates
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:49:44 PM

1965 Chevelle Malibu convertible; Danube Blue; in Granite City, IL
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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 4:28:08 PM

Our 1960 Ford Thunderbird...white with red interior.
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 3:54:12 PM

1956 Buick Roadmaster 2-door Riviera hardtop; white over pale green; in Collinsville, IL
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 7:13:35 AM

Pink and white 1956 Plymouth 2-door hardtop yesterday afternoon on Route 66 in Hebron, CT.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:34:24 AM

Red 1963 Studebaker Avanti on Main Street in Niantic, CT yesterday afternoon.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:28:45 PM

65 Mustang, blue on blue with a white vinyl roof
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:26:36 AM

69 vw
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1956 Packard 4-door sedan last evening at McDonald's in Glastonbury, CT.
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68 Firebird
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1959 Plymouth Fury 2-door hardtop yesterday afternoon on the town green in Colchester, CT.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 4:55:23 PM

64 Buick Riviera
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