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Hemond
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 12:14:59 AM

Does anyone own a nice 50s, to 80s car? Or even earlier? Foreign or domestic? What is it? Muscle car? Pony car? Brass era? English sports car? How about cars no longer in existance like Hudson, Nash, DeSoto, Willys Jeeps? Anyone with something like that? How much money and work have you put into your classic? Or did you get it in top shape already?

Do you have a fantasy car that you'd like to buy for a toy? Do you peruse ebay and craigslist looking for old cars? Any thoughts on up and coming classics not yet recognized as such?
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Trowinsamoan
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 12:34:10 AM

56 chevy
Bluebird333
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 3:20:54 AM

I use to have a 64' mustang with a 289 4speed but someone really wanted to buy it so I sold it.
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 10:09:21 PM

65 Plymouth Belvedere II and a 69 Dodge Charger
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 6:24:03 PM

Early 70s car - the only 1 around here, so I can't specify the model
14smoke
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 6:14:51 PM

I own two 1980's vehicles, both with less than 100,000 miles...a 1989 Ford F-250 and a 1986 Pontiac Fiero.
moleasses
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M818
jimmy544
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1964 pv544 Volvo
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 6:54:40 AM

i did but sold it
Pontiacura
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'83 Porsche 928S
jimmy544
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 10:17:53 AM

A 1964 PV 544 Volvo
Vin63
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 10:05:16 AM

A couple in my shop.
matman01
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2012 6:57:29 AM

My wife has a 1964.5 Mustang convertible.
14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 4:41:38 PM

I have two 80's vehicles, a 1989 Ford F-250 and a 1986 Pontiac Fiero 2M6.

The Fiero is a work in progress, my project car.

Got two Pontiac's, no longer made, the one mentioned above and a 2002 Firebird.
rep1icant
Veteran Author Albany

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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 12:53:57 PM

Current classic is a 88 Honda CRX. Used to have a 87 Toyota 4Runner. I miss that truck.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 10:07:49 AM

::::I have my original(see pic) 1975 Gremlin X,with 68,000 miles, and a '83 Spirit. If i could get another AMC it would be a '70 Rebel Machine.:::


Always thought the Gremlin was a cute car. I liked their looks, definitely better than the Pinto or Vega. Good memories of the Dodge Spririt too. My car got totaled by a drunk once, the insurance co. gave me a rental for a month. It was a Dodge Spirit. Since I was out on injury, I went on a month long driving vacation and spent a big chunk of time in Montreal that month.

That Dodge Spirit was smooth and powerful, it liked going fast and was rock stable on the expressway. The ride to Montreal was as much fun as hanging out there.
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 9:45:30 AM

Good Morning Hemond. When I worked in the garage, some 43 years ago, we assumed ownership of a 1948 Packard Clipper, after fully restoring it for a customer who skipped town without paying the bill. It had an flat head 8 cylinder engine with a three speed manual transmission on the column. It had an ugly (but in some ways beautiful) maroon paint job with brown mohair interior. I wanted to buy it, but was close to being drafted so I enlisted. It was sold by the time I got back home. I really liked that vehicle and felt totally safe in it due to its size and weight. My boss let me drive it when I wanted to :-), it sure was a hunk of car!

At present, my family own's my late Uncle's "brand new" 1968 Ford Galaxy sedan which is kept in a garage in Scottsdale, AZ. It is driven only three months of the year and is almost new. Wow!
DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 8:32:19 AM

I have my original(see pic) 1975 Gremlin X,with 68,000 miles, and a '83 Spirit. If i could get another AMC it would be a '70 Rebel Machine.

[Edited by: DasAuto92 at 1/17/2012 8:32:53 AM EST]
festerpq
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 5:19:01 AM

Not at this time, sold it a few years back. I had a 1964 Chevy Nova and a 1967 Pontiac GTO. I want GTO again.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2012 8:40:34 PM

Hmm,lots of nice classics here amongst GBers. IMO the Fiero is a good sleeper, bound to become a valuable classic in the future. The 77 Eldorado is also choice.
ShadowCaver
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 11:26:41 PM

'55 Chevy p/u
'63 VW Beetle
- both are not running currently, but,,, someday...
ricebike
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 9:17:11 PM

does a 1989 nissan 240sx count? so I can insure it for less now?
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 6:32:22 PM

Brother has a '29 Ford, and also a Buick from just after the second world war. Both are in a garage in Denver, CO, awaiting springtime
WildWillyVA
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1961 Corvette and 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
14smoke
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 4:05:34 PM

Have two 80's vehicles, a 1986 Pontiac Fiero and 1989 Ford F-250. Not much as both are in decent running condition, but, the Fiero is a minor work in progress as I'm bring the interior back up to showroom, or better, shape.
jimmy544
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 10:56:36 AM

1964 PV544 Volvo
1979 242GT Volvo
1982 244GL Volvo
1982 244DL Volvo
Vin63
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 10:40:59 AM

'63 Chevy II Super Sport and C-10 deluxe cab short bed fleet side
doonieb
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 11:26:47 AM

I wish
TowDaddyMD
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 11:17:23 AM

'54 Ford F1 pickup
TowDaddyMD
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'58 vette
MrCads
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 10:14:06 AM

77-Eldorado
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No me.
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