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    Ha!--didn't see that was a vídeo...ours was definitely shorter and uglier and I am guessing that one is a very recent conversion .
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    not a single french car i can think of that i would be caught dead in.
    My 505 Peugeots were amongst the best cars I've owned (& I've owned over 100 cars). Comfortable, quiet, good handling, decent gas mileage - I loved 'em. Last one I sold had 170K miles on it & was still going strong, but VT's salt had done a number on it - as it does to all cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    not a single french car i can think of that i would be caught dead in.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    not a single french car i can think of that i would be caught dead in.
    No Delage, no Delahaye, no Bugatti, no Talbot?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Love me some Alpine. Never even seen one here in the US, though I understand some were imported to Mexico.
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    A few French ragtops:






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    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    I saw this Mercedes Benz Typ 320 ragtop the other day.... along with dozens of other interesting ragtops

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    Looks like these fellows did pretty well with their Renault roadsters:



    P.S. They won Le Mans that year, 1978.

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    There are lots of convertibles on this thread that I'd love to own but I have a strong personal connection to one particular convertible. My dad traded in his Fiat Spyder for a brand new 1970 Cutlass Supreme convertible. He needed a bigger car for work. He worked at IBM and they built a new facility in NJ and he was helping execs to relocate and he needed the bigger car to show them prospective neighborhoods.
    Five years later I learned to drive in it, got my license in it, learned a few other things in it (wink, wink). It had the Rocket 350 motor in it and would actually leap in the air if you stomped on the pedal.



    I drove it all through high school and most of college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    There are lots of convertibles on this thread that I'd love to own but I have a strong personal connection to one particular convertible. My dad traded in his Fiat Spyder for a brand new 1970 Cutlass Supreme convertible. He needed a bigger car for work. He worked at IBM and they built a new facility in NJ and he was helping execs to relocate and he needed the bigger car to show them prospective neighborhoods.
    Five years later I learned to drive in it, got my license in it, learned a few other things in it (wink, wink). It had the Rocket 350 motor in it and would actually leap in the air if you stomped on the pedal.



    I drove it all through high school and most of college.
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    Maybe one day.

    Last edited by Ted Hoppe; 08-30-2017 at 05:44 PM.
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