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Old 04-15-2014, 11:16 PM   #61
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Love my aircooled 1970 Bug (yes is has old style bumpers, etc.). Wouldn't wanna tow the Scamp with it though.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:16 AM   #62
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I noticed on Volvo metioned earlier in this thread.
Here is mine

The engine is a 400HP Ford small block
Full specifications are at Volvord



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Old 04-16-2014, 06:50 AM   #63
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Love my aircooled 1970 Bug (yes is has old style bumpers, etc.). Wouldn't wanna tow the Scamp with it though.
AK, I too had a 70's VW Bug. It was a pretty boring car so I spent a Winter back then sprucing it up. A bit of slicing and dicing. The old Harley springer front end worked great with a Triumph frame in the middle. Note..... 71 Pinto seat was very comfy.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:58 AM   #64
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After a search over a couple of years, I finally found the Porsche I was looking for... a 1987 Porsche 911 "M491" coupe... one of only 62 made. Absolutely gorgeous!

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a 1987 Porsche 911 "M491" coupe... one of only 62 made. Absolutely gorgeous!

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Old 04-16-2014, 09:19 AM   #66
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This is my current project-a 1966 Westcoaster Mailster.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:26 PM   #67
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This is my 1974 Ford Bronco I bought it Christmas eve 1978. I restored it about 2 years ago. A good friend all my life.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:47 PM   #68
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The 1966 Chrysler was the best car I ever owned. Just loafed going down the highway. Back seat big enough to lay down across for a nap. The AM radio only was sort of a drag but I added an FM converter under the dash. Remember those?

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At one point I considered taking out the back seat, re-framing the area going into the trunk, putting a kitchen in the trunk, making a tear drop style camper out of it. Sad to say a station wagon passing on the shoulder hit the front corner when I was in a driveway and while the body soaked it up (headlight did not even break) the front suspension needed extensive repairs I could not afford.

Man my scamp would look great behind one of those!
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:09 PM   #69
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The 1966 Chrysler was the best car I ever owned.
Sweet.... My dad also had a 66 Chrysler Windsor. Traveling through Quebec one Xmas season a 1959 Pontiac tried to make a turn in front of us. Dad's Chrysler caught the front corner of the Pontiac and peeled off the whole front end from the firewall forward. The Chrysler had a small dent and scratch on the front fender beside the headlight. We settled up with the police and carried on with our trip east. His Chrysler back then was a TV for a 21' Golder Falcon TT.

Also.... My dad's white Windsor was identical to Andy Thomson's (from Can Am) dad's 66 Chrysler shown here with one of his Airstreams.

Here is the story if you are interersted.... post#21 '64 Buick Tow car? - Page 2 - Airstream Forums
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:57 PM   #70
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Another big Chrysler from that time frame. Apparently they were preferred as tow vehicles from that era because of the way they designed the rear leaf springs and the use of torsion bars on the front end. The torsion bars proved to be better than coils for some reason. Stock car driver Richard Petty also made similar comments about the Chrysler suspension designs on his stock cars from the 60's/70's.
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Another big Chrysler from that time frame. Apparently they were preferred as tow vehicles from that era because of the way they designed the rear leaf springs and the use of torsion bars on the front end. The torsion bars proved to be better than coils for some reason. Stock car driver Richard Petty also made similar comments about the Chrysler suspension designs on his stock cars from the 60's/70's.
Not to mention that the 383 engine was one kick butt power plant. Mine had a 2 bbl carb. Was a dog off the line with all that weight but rolling at any speed over 30 mph it just jumped up and took off if you pushed the "GO" pedal.

At 55 mph on the highway it could walk away from a "Boss" Mustang and leave it looking at tail lights. Don't ask me how I know
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:58 AM   #72
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Roger, my dad's 66 was also a 2V and I learned to drive using that car. It had lots of torque for towing and Chrysler made tough tranny's back then. In 69 he bought a new Newport, again with the 383 2v.

Beating a Boss..... that is cool and I believe it. I once drove a 64 Dodge Polara drag car and a 69 Dodge Super Bee. Both had 383 4V's and had amazing power. Those were the days.

Before the 66 Chrysler my dad had a red 64 Dodge like this one. It only had the 313ci 2V, was a unibody, and he always used a WDH, but it was the main tow car for his RV business. That Dodge did a lot of towing back then and worked great.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:59 AM   #73
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My !980 Ford Shay with less than 1000 original miles.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:58 PM   #74
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For over 30 years I owned, drove daily, and autocrossed my Lotus Super Seven 1500 dual weber "roadster", for want of a class.

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:12 PM   #75
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We have owned this 64 Comet for 40 years this year.
Since 2003 it has been pulling our Boler on diferent trips.
We just completed 3 months in SoCal from BC Canada.
Put about 7 thousand miles on the car that trip.
Power by Thunderbird SC V6 5 speed since 2005.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:21 PM   #76
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My husband bought a 1969 Karmann Ghia hardtop in British Racing Green for his 50th birthday. He has spent the last three years getting it painted, the engine rebuilt and the interior redone. It is fun to drive, easy to get parts for, and never fails to turn heads.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:31 AM   #77
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It is amazing the stories of folks who bought cars decades ago and still have them. I recall back in the early 70's buying a car and in a couple years getting tired with it and moving on to another one.

Kinda funny. When I was just 20 years old I spotted this "bit of a fixer upper", 1964 Corvette Coupe in a field. Bought it for $300. Started to "fix it up". Found a door for $100. and a few other parts. Lost interest and traded it back to the owner for a set of 1969 Corvette seats that I installed in my new "Gremlin". LOL
Wish I would have kept that 64. Thinking back, rebuilt, it would have been one of those cars you would have wanted as a life time keeper.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:25 AM   #78
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1974 Lotus Europa TC Special. Although it hasn't moved in several years (water pump...again).

From the shop manual to replace water pump: Step one: remove engine.. It got old after a while. Then a sailboat and trailer came along to compete for my spare time.
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That's funny Steve...as an ex boat owner, boat= break out another thousand . Ive had a few I wish I would have kept, mmmmm, I remember a 67 Barracuda, a 56 Nomad, a .........
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It is amazing the stories of folks who bought cars decades ago and still have them. I recall back in the early 70's buying a car and in a couple years getting tired with it and moving on to another one.

Kinda funny. When I was just 20 years old I spotted this "bit of a fixer upper", 1964 Corvette Coupe in a field. Bought it for $300. Started to "fix it up". Found a door for $100. and a few other parts. Lost interest and traded it back to the owner for a set of 1969 Corvette seats that I installed in my new "Gremlin". LOL
Wish I would have kept that 64. Thinking back, rebuilt, it would have been one of those cars you would have wanted as a life time keeper.

My dad had a. '63 split window with a manual. He traded it in the next year for a. ' 64 coupe with an automatic. My mom was furious. It took her a few weeks to notice the split missing in the window.
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