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Author Topic: Favorite classic car.  (Read 13829 times)
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« on: 23 March 2011, 13:32:37 »
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You can tell alot about personality and a person about asking them what they would like to wear, shoes, ties, ect.

The same could go for asking them about they would like to drive.

As for me, I am asking just out of curiousity, about which classic car you would drive if you had and unlimited budget?

The only parameters are it must be pre 1980, have at least four wheels.

As for propulsion it can be anything, electric, recipricating , or even diesel.

And anything goes, From a classic Rolls Phantom, to a 64 Fairlane

As for me? I would most definitely be seen in a 1970 AMC Javelin Knipoog
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« Reply #1 on: 23 March 2011, 13:55:26 »
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« Reply #2 on: 23 March 2011, 14:50:40 »
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Mine, like before commented:

http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/science-technology/cars!/msg15640/#msg15640

If you never have driven one you wont understand maybe, but I have and I do... Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: 23 March 2011, 21:57:41 »
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You can tell alot about personality and a person about asking them what they would like to wear, shoes, ties, ect.

The same could go for asking them about they would like to drive.

As for me, I am asking just out of curiousity, about which classic car you would drive if you had and unlimited budget?

The only parameters are it must be pre 1980, have at least four wheels.

As for propulsion it can be anything, electric, recipricating , or even diesel.

And anything goes, From a classic Rolls Phantom, to a 64 Fairlane

As for me? I would most definitely be seen in a 1970 AMC Javelin Knipoog



For me I like the current model Holden Monaro (Pontiac GTO):



If I had to go back in time though I think it would be the Lotus Elite.
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« Reply #4 on: 23 March 2011, 22:18:17 »
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You can tell alot about personality and a person about asking them what they would like to wear, shoes, ties, ect.

The same could go for asking them about they would like to drive.

As for me, I am asking just out of curiousity, about which classic car you would drive if you had and unlimited budget?

The only parameters are it must be pre 1980, have at least four wheels.

As for propulsion it can be anything, electric, recipricating , or even diesel.

And anything goes, From a classic Rolls Phantom, to a 64 Fairlane

As for me? I would most definitely be seen in a 1970 AMC Javelin Knipoog



For me I like the current model Holden Monaro (Pontiac GTO):



If I had to go back in time though I think it would be the Lotus Elite.



 danger The only parameters are it must be pre 1980, have at least four wheels.  danger
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« Reply #5 on: 23 March 2011, 22:47:55 »
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Well to be fair the Lotus Elite is 1974 and the Holden Monaro was first made in 1968, and I am 100% certain they all have 4 wheels.
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« Reply #6 on: 24 March 2011, 09:11:15 »
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Well to be fair the Lotus Elite is 1974 and the Holden Monaro was first made in 1968, and I am 100% certain they all have 4 wheels.



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« Reply #7 on: 24 March 2011, 23:40:21 »
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Anybody checked my comment?

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« Reply #8 on: 27 March 2011, 00:30:15 »
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Now pictures you shall receive, in the form of my second choice,

NOTE: This four on the floor piece of domestic beauty cannot be repeated, I'd live on the streets for this, and this photo may be considered pornographic towards some....





Some will appeal it handles like a brick, some say it's will say it's useless wasteful inefficiency, but me? My vision is blurred by the stingray...


Sometimes appreciation rivals the same emotions that are felt when proposing marrage, whether it be classic domestic muscle, WW ll fighter planes or really well made 19Th century firearms, me? Yossarian? I appreciate the fine quality of items like this before the time of laser engineering and computer controlled manufacturing, yea, I could of asked and appealed to my greater sense of being a car enthusiasts, even my training I am receiving in becoming an aviation mechanic, about today's latest and greatest, but it's the hand crafted, the Samuri Sword manifestations of human spirit and soul, that captures my imagination, these cars, they do, before the keyboard that did not require ink, before the computer designing software, before the everday laser guided manufacturing robots,

It was hands... on fiber glass, hands on metal, and a beautiful imagination of man, sweat , and his tools, that resulted in today's classics, let it be a Spitfire, a 1848 Colt Revolver, or a 1965 corvette.

A quality only found in today's most expensive components, or cars, only today you gotta pay enormous price to get what was common place then,

Then every rifle, every horse shoe, every watch, had a craftsmen or close nit worker behind it, that's what fascinates me, that's what makes the contents of this thread special to me....


Even if computer began to take over somewhat the manufacture process of automobiles by the time of 1980 anyway....

It's the premise.... and anyone who share's this outlook, I admire that. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: 27 March 2011, 16:38:54 »
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My unlimited budget/unlimited time choices are also impractical:  the early-'60s Jaguar E-type and the late-50s MGA; I had a '58 MGA in high-school [in the '80s. .  .]

That Stingray does look nice, though!
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« Reply #10 on: 28 March 2011, 18:46:44 »
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Then every rifle, every horse shoe, every watch, had a craftsmen or close nit worker behind it, that's what fascinates me, that's what makes the contents of this thread special to me....
Even if computer began to take over somewhat the manufacture process of automobiles by the time of 1980 anyway....



true, software programms killed design... if I had money I'd rather buy an older car instead of it's latest version...

these days we have cars where you can't even see the engine or where you as driver should stay away from the engine etc... I've been working in carshops for some years now and well.... the new ones don't attract me... electronics take over and everything get's linked through CANBUS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controller_area_network)  and such

problems wich could be solved with a screwdriver and some tech knowledge are now huge problems where computers are needed and alot of parts are A. working or B. broken and needed to be replaced

not repairing them but replacing.... 500€- 1000€ are becoming standard prices

car is 3 years old, warranty's over... you go to the workshop because a small light is flashing on your dash... 2 days later the workshop calls with a bill around 2000€  hdbng
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« Reply #11 on: 28 March 2011, 19:28:31 »
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Well, I do have a couple, to be honest, so let's start with the first one:


'69 Corvette Stingray (Who would have thought?)

The second:


'77 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird (or, rather, THIS particular Trans Am - also happens to be the most favorite car of my wife!)

The third:


'70 Plymouth Barracuda (or one of the many similar cars like the Dodge Challenger or Chevrolet Chevelle...)

Sadly I haven't driven any of these but I'm working my way towards the Trans Am...
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« Reply #12 on: 28 March 2011, 20:02:26 »
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« Reply #13 on: 30 March 2011, 04:07:51 »
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I knew it was only a matter of time before the General Rode in. Cool
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« Reply #14 on: 30 March 2011, 08:05:14 »
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well he can ride the hell back out, that car represents the worst TV show ever written.
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« Reply #15 on: 30 March 2011, 22:30:29 »
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well he can ride the hell back out, that car represents the worst TV show ever written.

Huh?

I thought it represented a famous late 60s movie, "Bullit" (Steve McQueen)? OK, thats a Mustang, but the similarities (as it was charging vs. Dodge Charger) made me think thats what was meant...?

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« Reply #16 on: 31 March 2011, 18:18:41 »
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well he can ride the hell back out, that car represents the worst TV show ever written.


But, it's one mean SoB of a car, ain't it?!?
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Bullit Mustang, although not really able to catch the Charger in the Film on the straightaways...even after some modifcations compared to the all stock charger in the film...

Still wins in my book, I love that car and what McQueen did with it made more than movie history, it established an autmotive icon that last even to this day.
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well he can ride the hell back out, that car represents the worst TV show ever written.


But, it's one mean SoB of a car, ain't it?!?


I used to own one, the thing leaked oil like mad and was a constant battle with rust it did more to sell me the benefits of Japanese and European automobiles than any other vehicle I have ever owned.
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« Reply #19 on: 10 April 2011, 09:40:37 »
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well he can ride the hell back out, that car represents the worst TV show ever written.

depends on your age... when it was popular I was still young and looking at fast cars, stupid cops and sexy waitresses made it a very good show for me  whistle



back to the cars: only yesterday I saw a BMW like this one driving by with some very nice and shiny alu wheels
BMW 2002 in different clothing



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