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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    We always bought used cars. When I was 14 it was. 1957 Ford Country Squire station wagon. That thing was huge! If memory serves, the engine air cleaner said “Interceptor”, which I claimed meant it was for a police car.
    All our cars were used. I bought one new car in my lifetime, and it took Chrysler two years to get the AC working. A new car is the only thing I can think of that drops in value as soon as you sign your name.
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    Friends had a Blower Bentley, that was the parents hobby, the sons had a Morgan plus four.
    I was very envious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    I had one of these in my late 20's. Fun car, but, as it turned out, too much overlap with motorcycles. It handled excellently and had all sorts of Swedish weird engineering:

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    the Ford V4 in those is a neat little engine.
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    My brother was into muscle cars, but I preferred something nimble. Went through a series of Triumph Spitfires (still have my old racecar), Morris Minor 1000 (OK...not exactly nimble, but fun), a 444 Volvo (B-16 powered with a mild cam), a brief liaison with a Lotus 7, a 510 that I raced and drove to work and a 200SX that my lady and I rallied. Now I still have a Spitty and just acquired a '76 (worst year ever so it'll take some work) MGB.
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    I loved the Lotus Cortinas

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    The '62 Olds 88 that my girlfriend and I went to Drive-In movies in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    The '62 Olds 88 that my girlfriend and I went to Drive-In movies in.
    That had wide seats.

    I just remembered. My dad got me a ‘54 Ford for my last yr of highschool in ‘73.

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    My grandpa’s ‘64 Buick LeSabre was the first car I fell in love with, and then my next door neighbor’s his and hers ‘66 Corvairs. Then a Fiat 124 convertible that my sister’s best friend’s boyfriend drove—I was jealous of him both because of the car and his girlfriend.

    Then I went Porsche crazy. I passed on a late production 356 to buy a Porsche 912 (a ‘66 model), which I still consider one of the great mistakes of my life.

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    My 'first ' car was a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliner, it had cancer in both front fenders and burned lots of oil. I bought it for $150 hard-earned dollars in 1961. As I was 14, my dad drove it home, and sold it to a used-car dealer, enroute, for $100. " That car would have been too much work for you" . The best car I owned was a brand new 1979 Ford Fiesta Ghia. 4 cylinder / 5 speed. Lots of fun to drive, until I moved to Houston, TX. and stayed in first gear in traffic 'forever' .


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    some years ago I had a
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    which I really enjoyed having.. But they don't make a good tow car..
    I always wanted a Landrover so..
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    Though mines red with the white top.. No not a Defender,
    A 1984 110.
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    I thought the original Avanti was amazing looking when I was a kid.

    We had a 62 Pontiac Safari wagon. Great for submarine race watching in the back with the rear seats down. :-)
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