- 196?..El Camino with big engine stuffed in it and some (how much could you do) work to the suspension. Went like the proverbial violated ape on a straight line. Worthless in snow and it didn't like turns, but it was wonderful go-fast machine.
- 197? International Harvester Pickup: It would start to rattle and hum when it went above 55 mph, but it was my first 4WD and, since it had the trusty winch on front and a handyman jack in the back and was built like a tractor, I figured would go anywhere. Figured wrong, but not by much.
Displaced Alaskan NO MORE!
My RV is a 1946 PA-12
All of them but right now I would like to have the old 66 Chevy pu straight six, three on the tree, bench seat, forest green?,410.limited slip rear end, am radio, no air, no power anything,
moon hub caps, no seat belts?. Had plenty of power. It was either smoke the tires or slip the clutch.
Funny I found this thread because we just bought back the same car we bought brand new 21 years ago. Its was a shiney new 1991 Honda Civic sitting there in the show room. My first new car! We brought it home Christmas Eve and had it for 10 years at which time we sold it to my mom and dad. We had 4 children by this time and totally grew out of it. They had it 8 years and sold it to my brother. He had it 3 years and we just bought it back from him for $350.00. It still only has 88,000 miles on it. Its a 4 speed and my teens are learning to drive it now. Its kinda like Herby The Love Bug come back to us!
We originally bought it for 7,200.ITs not as shiney and new but the engine is still going strong!
1992 29S Wilderness
Him 47, Me 47,
DS 18, DD 16, DD 13, DD 11
If it was just one it would be a 68 Mini Cooper S. In 1972 we drove Hwy 101 from Vancouver to LA and back. Very few people new what it was or how quick it was in the twisties. Had a bad back and was about deaf when we got home but what a great drive. Wonder if I could get in and out of it now. About broke my heart when we traded it on a VW Westphalia but it was time to move on.
"Never trust a man who has not a single redeeming vice" WSC
You May laugh but, I had a 78 Mercury Zephyr Z7 coupe for 6 years and dearly loved that car. It had the 302 engine in it and I had removed all the pollution s**t and added a 260 duration crane cam, ported heads that I did myself, Headman Headers, and a Holley 4 barrel. It's 3.08 rear gearing really hurt it but from 25 to 100 I could haul ass. In those days there were a lot of those 305 powered Cameros on the street and I could easily whip them in the quarter miles. It had 80000 miles on it when I bought it and I rebuilt the engine in my driveway. I drove it for another 110000 miles after that. Finally one day I sat in the passenger seat and it was leaning over. Looking underneath I saw that the seat support under the car had rusted off. Soon after that I broke a ring and lost compression in one cylinder. I junked it out. Wish I had one just like that back but, you don't see hardly any of them anymore.