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03Ultra

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My yonger brother had a 72 Chevelle SS convertible, Orange with White top, stripe and leather interior. It was a beautiful car and I'd love to have one.

My favorites were two - a 1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible, red with camel top and interior and my 1999 Eldorado Touring Coupe, black with black interior.

I now have a 2006 300c and I enjoy it very much. This morining I watched the odometer hit 123,456 miles.


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'53 VW bug, 1100 cc 65 mpg,85 top speed 1000,000 pounds of Phun!
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My first car which was a 1950 Chrysler New Yorker 4 door hard top convertible. Had a V-8 Hemi with a manual/auto shifter. If rode great and just cruised like it was made just to do that. I drove it from Travis AFB to LA to go home and it cruised at 120 MPH with ease. That was before they put speed limits on the open highways north and south US-99. Sold it shortly after but I still remember how much that car was a dream car for it's day.
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Posted: 04/10/12 06:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fill wrote:

'53 VW bug, 1100 cc 65 mpg,85 top speed 1000,000 pounds of Phun!
Fill (from my IPhone@0300)


Not according to Tom McCahill. CLICKY LINK

I had a 57 with a 36HP and if you could get it to do 70, it was downhill with a tailwind.


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fchammer1 wrote:

1932 Model A Sports Coupe
1937 Straight Eight Pontiac Sedan
1950 Chrysler Highlander Convertible
1950 Willy Jeepster (Still have this one!)

Am I getting old? I don't even know and can't even visualize half of these newer cars that are being listed.


How new is new . . . . and how old is old?.

Ford Model A was produced from 1928-1931.

Ford Model B (4 cyl engine, same as a Model A) was produced 1932-1934.
The "other" Ford for 1932 was the Model 18 - better know as the Ford V8.

1932 "Duce Coupe" avail as a 4 banger or V8 - 3-window or 5-window.
(Besides fiberglass bodies - *new* roadster and coupe bodies avail in steel)

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Favorite cars, should have kept.
1. 57 Chev Bel Air hardtop (spt cpe) factory 270hp w/ 3 speed.
(bought a 4 speed later).

2. 61 Pontiac Ventura (Catalina) hardtop (spt cpe), factory 389 tri-power & 4 speed. Great handling car, lots of torque!

3. 64 GTO. Same drive train as the '61. Bought that 'cause I
wished I had kept the '61. (IMO the '61 was better).

Wife's "should have kept":
1. 66 Mustang "Pony Car" - bought new, had *all* the options.
(but was an auto).

2. 64 Corvette, 327 4spd, both tops. - she traded the Mustang for the Vet.

Should have kept any one of those.

Did keep:
68 Chev Camaro 327 275hp w/ PG - has about 65K original miles.
Sold 78 Camaro about 1980, bought the 68 to replace it.

1931 Model A Roadster - it's all apart ("forever" project).
Bought it in 1960!

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My 1967 Chevelle Super Sport "SS396" that I had as a high school senior. Traded it for a 1969 VW while in college, got a whole $500 trade, but hey it did need a clutch. Everytime I see one on EBAY and look at what they are worth now, I almost cry.


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Bama bluejay wrote:

My 1st car a 67 Mustang. The year I graduated high school. DH tried to locate it years later, but had no luck.


My brother had an Emerald Green 67 Mustang Convertible with a factory luggage rack and factory wire wheels, gold pin striping. I loved that car. We drove it to Florida in 69 and had a memorable time.

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My 1st car a 67 Mustang. The year I graduated high school. DH tried to locate it years later, but had no luck.

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My first car I bought from my Dad, 1954 Meteor special redeau.(Canadian Ford) found out later it was a rare model.
Next was a 1955 Meteor 2 dr hardtop, 312 engine 3 spd od. Very rare.
1959 Ford Galaxie 2 dr hrdtp. was special ordered with power everything and had an Edsel 361 cu in engine 300+hp from factory. Again rare.
Most favorite 1964 Impala SS 327/300hp,4spd,vinyl roof, factory reverb.
I have had aprox. 40 other cars and trucks over the years I wish I still had most of them!!


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Big Katuna wrote:

fill wrote:

'53 VW bug, 1100 cc 65 mpg,85 top speed 1000,000 pounds of Phun!
Fill (from my IPhone@0300)


Not according to Tom McCahill. CLICKY LINK

I had a 57 with a 36HP and if you could get it to do 70, it was downhill with a tailwind.


I had a '61 with the 1200cc engine...think it was rated 40-41 hp by then..72 mph (as per the manual also) was the top speed, on a good day....but my '69 VW Beetle 1500 cc (53-53.5 hp can't recall exact rating) could touch 85 mph....93 mph, once, only once...downhill (mountain)..in Alberta.

The '69 was very strong running.

Took it to the drags (NHRA track+ timing equipment)...best time was 19.4 seconds @ 68.5 mph...may not sound too fast...but that was really hustling for a VW Type 1.

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