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Question for you old timers out there

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by Dan, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. What classic or classics did you own back in the day and wish you still had now?

    I'm only looking for responses from people that actually owned what they are listing, not wishing they had.


    ** Any car or truck under the 70's.
  2. sean o'farrell

    sean o'farrell

    Jan 30, 2005
    I owned a nice little white MGA, 1959, I think. Pretty car, but a real P.O.S.

    Also owned the following which I wish I still had:

    Triumph TR-4 with Independent Rear Suspension. Great, strong car.

    Volve P544, the one that looked like a late 1940s Ford. Also a terrific car.

    Jeep station wagion, early 1950s vintaqe, looked like a small shoebox on top of a larger shoebox. Lots of fun, no get up and go.

  3. CGuns


    Jan 4, 2005
    I don't know how "old timer" I am, but, I will answer:

    1967 Mustang Fastback
    1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 (Hydro-pneumatic suspension, 6.9 V8, DRY SUMP oil lubrication system)
    1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC (BBS Wire Wheels and AMG aerodynamic styling parts, deeply tinted windows. A true Miami "Cocaine dealer, Blow the Movie" car)
    Chrysler Imperial, Burgundy over white leather with a white convertible top...And a couple others.
  4. EUPHER49


    Jul 22, 2001
    1955 Oldsmobile 98

    1963 Austin-Healy Sprite

    1959 Chevrolet Belair

    1970 Volkswagen Beetle

    1970 Ford F-100
  5. Texas_Preacher

    Texas_Preacher Cranky Old Goat

    May 3, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    69 Dodge Dart Swinger 318
    69 Dodge Charger 440
    65 Impala SS 350

    That's it for me for old muscle.
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    My girlfriend inherited from her dad a Dodge Coronet with the 318 engine. It had loads of torque so it was fun doing burnouts but it peaked out rather quickly. When you were young, you thought that kind of stuff was cool as hell. The seats were big and wide.;N

    And then my high school buddy and I, with lots of help from his Mustang fanatic dad, hot rodded a Mustang Cobra II 302. That mutha burned some serious rubber. We used to cruise the strip with it for about fifteen minutes then had to park because it would start to overheat. His dad adjusted the pedal positions so that we can do a power brake burnout with the four speed stick shift.

    I remembered there used to be tons of Chevelles, El Caminos, Torinos, plus the ususal Camaros, Firebirds and Mustangs. I was going to say that them were the glorious days, but they weren't. All our cars were crappy with the exhaust removed for "free flow" and noise. Dents everywhere and most of the cars are half primered. Naturally we had the Edelbrock, K&N, Mickey Thompson stickers all over the place. And yes, we even had spoilers. Not the big rear wings but the small whale tails typical of the time.

    The ones that sneered at the ricer crowds conveniently forgot how it was back in their days. From the way they talk, you'd think that everybody owned a HemiCuda, a 429 Cobrajet Stang or a 454 'Vette.
  7. 1961 MGA
    1964 MGB
    1964 Austin Healey with 289 ford V-8
    1967 Austin Healey
    1963 Falcon sprint 260 V-8
    1966 Corvette 427
    1969 Corvette 427
    1984 Corvette
    1966 GTO 3 two barrels 4 spd
    1969 GTO
    1969 Buick Wildcat 430 engine
    1994 Z-28
    Just a few from fond memories. There were lots more, I'm old.
    I thought this might be a question about how to replace/adjust breaker points. It was a great day when electronic ignition came out.
  8. vart


    Feb 17, 2000
    The Palouse
    `69 Torino GT fastback with 351W 4bbl<img src='' width=700 height=525 >

    `70 Torino GT Sportsroof with 351 Boss<img src='' width=700 height=525 >

    `65 Pontiac GTO with 450 hp 428 out of a `69 Gran Prix SJ<img src='' width=700 height=525 >

    The `70 Torino GT the day I bought it for $1200 from the original owner <img src='' width=700 height=525 >

    These are all old pics of my actual cars, from age 16 to 24.

    I miss them all:(
  9. Dodge Super Bee 383/6pack
    Austin Healey sprite
    Lotus Elan/or Europa can't remember the model name
  10. Ljunatic

    Ljunatic On The Fringe

    Oct 23, 2001
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    '59 Impala 2dr HT 348cid ( never did get that 409 installed)

    '63 Dodge Polara Sport 2dr HT 318cid

    '72 Oldmobile Cutlass Supreme 455cid (Swapped in... was a 350)

    '66 Mustang 289cid (I restored this one with my Dad)

    Of all of them I wish I had the Polara back the most. That is what I drove when I was in tech school(Auto Mechanics), But I am happy with my '02 Dakota quad cab
  11. streeter69

    streeter69 This is Kewl

    Nov 25, 2001
    I like annoying people.
    Vart.......Very nice man:cool:

    Out of all the cars I owned. I really miss my 69 Cougar XR7. I replaced the blown up 351w 4bl (thanks DAD!) with a 429 @600hp with out juice, C-6, street racer. A close 2nd was a 73 T/A with a 455 S/D.

    My brother took my blown 351w and rebuilt it and we both stuck it in a 76 capri II. Took us all winter to get it running. It was one of the hottest running sleepers around western new york back in the early 80's. Won alot of pink slips with that little car:cool:
  12. CGuns


    Jan 4, 2005
    Off Topic, but,

    I have heard my mechanic refer to himself as a Tech, or a Technician.
    Is that the new term for a mechanic?

    Regards, CGuns
  13. Clydeglide


    Feb 9, 2004
    Tampa Bay
    I almost hate to think about this.......especially since all the pics were lost during the divorce of '82.

    57 Chev convertible....a rust belt car so don't get excited.

    56 Chev.....ditto.

    69 Chev Impala SS427 w/L72 and 4 speed. I ordered this car new.

    64 Corvette Coupe, factory off road pipes, Knock offs, 350HP 327CID.

    65 Corvette Coupe, 365HP 327 CID, Factory Fuel Injected car.

    63 Corvette Coupe, Just a nice car. Had a body off frame resto

    76 Porsche 930 Turbo. Still the quickest turbo I ever drove until the twin turbos were introduced.

    If I can think of more I'll post them then.

  14. streeter69

    streeter69 This is Kewl

    Nov 25, 2001
    I like annoying people.
    Tech, technician, parts monkey, knuckle dragger. Some of us answer to them all;f
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    A mechanic IS a technician. But if he/she were to refer to him/herself as a mechanic then we'd know right away that the person is a technician in the automotive field (car, truck, ATV, moto, etc.).

    Otherwise, a technician just generically mean that you are competent to work in a certain area. A gunsmith is a technician. A microchip making person is a technician. So on and so on.
  16. Skyhook


    Nov 4, 2002
    *'56 Chev convertable, Blue w/blk top.
    '57 Biscayne three on the wheel--
    * '58 Chev 2-door hd top White w/red interior... 327, two 4bbls manual linkage, Hurst, 4:11 rear.

    I had the '58 when the wife thought I might be a 'good catch', she says.

    DEATHROW Deceased

    Dec 24, 2004
    First car was a real classic. A 1935 LaSalle. Paid $75.00 for it in 1948. Classy, had a speedometer in the back seat. Sold it a year later for what I paid for it.

    Deathrow: AKA old timer :cool: ;) :)
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    I think that the LaSalle costed around $300 when it was new, wasn't it?

    DEATHROW Deceased

    Dec 24, 2004

    IIRC the LaSalle was a GM product and it was designed to appeal to those who wanted a car somewhere between a Buick and a Caddy. I'm not sure of the cost originally, but it was near the top of the GM line. I don't know when they quit making them, but I think it was in the late 30's when few people could afford much more then a Ford or a Chevvy.



    PS How's the love life coming along? Any new contacts?
    No, on second thought I don't REALLY want to know.:cool: ;) :)
  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    I know about the LaSalles, I just don't recall how much they costed. I knew that they went bye-bye during the Depression because of lack of sales.

    BTW, love life sucks right now, but I'm working on it.