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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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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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forestghost07
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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
Champion Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 7:02:22 PM

1950 Chevrolet fastback, dark burgundy, nice
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linku2gasbuddy
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 7:26:18 PM

covair
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GasMiser718
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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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jl1rp
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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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Nuzan
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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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BartandLisa
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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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Blubird
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:26:36 AM

69 vw
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 6:42:11 AM

1956 Packard 4-door sedan last evening at McDonald's in Glastonbury, CT.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 2:35:22 PM

68 Firebird
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 12:24:51 PM

1959 Plymouth Fury 2-door hardtop yesterday afternoon on the town green in Colchester, CT.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 4:55:23 PM

64 Buick Riviera
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 3:29:50 PM

1965 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special 4-door sedan; black, with what looked like a vinyl top. I say "what looked like" because the top fabric was missing, and the roof looked like it was rusted all over (no surprise given the nature of vinyl tops!). Otherwise, restoration appears fairly easy! In Granite City, IL.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 12:37:59 AM

68 Nova
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 4:42:26 PM

1948 Dodge 1/2-ton panel truck; white; street rodded; in Granite City, IL
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mullingspices
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 2:12:38 PM

1968 Camaro RS, metallic gray
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 7:44:10 AM

1962 Plymouth Belvedere 4-door sedan last evening on Oxford Road in Oxford, CT.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 12:40:18 AM

66 GTO
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 9:58:21 PM

1970 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door hardtop; palomino copper with a beige vinyl top; in Granite City, IL
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stoner0046
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 7:27:40 AM

1965 Corvair, in very nice shape, talk to the owner. He bought the car new.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 7:19:40 AM

69 chevy
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 7:14:43 AM

1955 Studebaker President coupe on Sunday morning on Route 44 in New Hartford, CT.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 9:14:55 AM

Black 1964 Corvette convertible last evening on Route 3 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:46:54 AM

1968 Corvette convertible dark green with 427 cu in.

1957 Chev Bel Air 283,3 speed 2 door Matador Red exterior,Red/black interior

Chateauguay, Qc.
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 12:07:14 AM

40 Ford
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:57:23 PM

There was a fly in- drive in, car show, airplane show at the St. Louis Regional airport in Bethalto, il yesterday.
There were many, many different kinds and models of cars.
Probably 750 to 1000cars and planes.
Fantastic, mostly American cars
Huge turnout
Weather in mid 80's, beautiful day
You name it and, it was probably there
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:34:25 AM

late 50's green two toned Chevy
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:05:51 AM

Orange 1955 Chevy sedan delivery yesterday evening on Thomaston Ave. in Waterbury, CT.
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