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Title: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
Post by: 1vertical on May 28, 2010, 04:45:04 AM
I loved the prices! I loved the lines! I loved the fact that I could actually FIX them if they broke!
I think they were even made in this country putting actual Americans to work!
I love the fact that the insurance companies did not dictate design! (and thereby price)
I love that they were made of METAL and some wood!

I know....dream on.... :'(
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Post by: rabid_dingo on May 28, 2010, 05:14:39 AM
I love that you can sit in the engine compartment to fix them instead of all the computer components...
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Post by: a10t2 on May 28, 2010, 12:27:35 PM
I would not love getting six miles per gallon. ;)
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Post by: maxieboy on May 28, 2010, 12:58:35 PM
Like this? ;D (wish it was mine...)

(http://www.chevelles.com/showroom/data/500/Dscn0002.jpg)
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Post by: mikeypedersen on May 28, 2010, 02:19:06 PM
I would not love getting six miles per gallon. ;)
Hell some of those cars were more like gallons per mile......Not saying they weren't awesome, just would be stupid expensive to drive these days.
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Post by: majorvices on May 28, 2010, 02:19:27 PM
I would prefer the old 50s and 60s gas prices ... hell, energy costs. That said, my Toyota Tacoma 6 cyl has more hp that my old Pontiac LaMans 350 8 cyl. And better gas mileage.

That said, I'd love a classic GTO.
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Post by: nicneufeld on May 28, 2010, 02:30:19 PM
For general convenience I love new cars. 

For sheer driving pleasure though my heart is with British roadsters.  Closest I came was owning a very nice 6 speed 2001 Miata, and my father owning a Triumph Spitfire (sadly selling before I approached driving age).

(http://www.annunciautousate.it/foto-auto/TRIUMPH_Spitfire_Firenze_1_360492b.jpg)
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Post by: dbeechum on May 28, 2010, 04:50:38 PM
I'm an old Mustang guy myself. The closest I've ever come to grand theft auto was a few years back when I was teaching a brewing lesson and realized the car detailer and stereo/alarm installer next door had a beautifully restored 68 GT500 sitting in their fenced backlot. Oh just to be able to drive the beast for a while.

Having said that as mentioned, ouch the fuel, wow the performance of modern cars and as a much as it makes me feel like I'm losing my recklessness of youth - yikes the relative safety of those cars versus today's cars. Sure the old car might have more of a chance of walking away successfully from a bad crash, but you don't.
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Post by: mikeypedersen on May 28, 2010, 05:07:25 PM
I'm an old Mustang guy myself.
+1.  My dad still had a 1971 Boss Mustang when I was a kid, man I loved that car.  He's still pissed at my Mom for talking him into selling it as it was slightly impractical with a family.  My uncle had a '67 GTO, I grew up a HUGE fan of 60's and early 70's muscle cars.
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Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on May 28, 2010, 05:25:26 PM
I own a very stock 1968 Bronco.  No power anything and three on the tree.  Man is it fun to drive- V8 power and rumble, lookin out over that classic hood with the raised fenders, heads turning.  Driving through the mountains with the top off is so grand. Yeah, it only gets 12-13 MPG but it's just so damn cool.
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Post by: weithman5 on May 28, 2010, 05:57:08 PM
i had a 67 mustang gt.  miss it terribly
brother had a chevelle like in the pic above,  ss,  put big 454 talk about sucking gas

now i have two 26 year old jeep cj-7s.  owned one from 0.2 miles on the showroom floor. cant let it go.
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Post by: denny on May 28, 2010, 06:03:43 PM
I learned to drive in a yellow 68 Mustang.  I bought myself a 68 Bronco as a high school graduation present.  Of course, they weren't vintage cars at that point!  The Mustang was new and the Bronco was 2 years old.
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Post by: babalu87 on May 28, 2010, 06:19:03 PM
New engines are no picnic for sure but they are far more reliable and produce more horsepower/cubic inch.
Of course the older cars were sexier but is that because they are older and our memories swayed a bit?

2010 (pretty damn sexy)

(http://2010chevroletcamaro.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/2010-chevrolet-camaro-consumer-guide-automotive.jpg)

as is this '68

(http://www.gocolours.com/images/rides/68-camaro.jpg)

Of course for me
My put a gun to my head this is the car I want Hot Rod

(http://www.discoverahobby.com/ShelbyCobra.jpg)

Nice segway.........................

A friend drives a big work truck , a 2010 and the diesel in it blew up.
You know how they're getting the engine out?
They took the cab off the truck and are doing it that way, the engine cant be removed with the cab in place.
 :o
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Post by: maxieboy on May 28, 2010, 08:32:35 PM
Absolutely!
(http://www.resimlerden.com/ford/AC-Cobra-427_big.jpg)
Title: Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
Post by: MrNate on May 29, 2010, 03:51:14 AM
I own a very stock 1968 Bronco.  No power anything and three on the tree.  Man is it fun to drive- V8 power and rumble, lookin out over that classic hood with the raised fenders, heads turning.  Driving through the mountains with the top off is so grand. Yeah, it only gets 12-13 MPG but it's just so damn cool.

Guy up the road has a Bronc from that era, done beautifully. Those things are awesome.

I was always a '70s guy myself: '72 El Camino, '79 Camaro Z28, '72 Cutlass Supreme

I miss 'em all.
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Post by: EHall on May 29, 2010, 10:59:01 PM
I had a '53 Willys in HS, loved that thing... could out four wheel anyone around at the time.. sigh...
I would love to have the jeep version (like in MASH)... be a great hunting vehicle. or a CJ5 or 7...
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Post by: tubercle on May 30, 2010, 12:01:46 AM
I cry a little when I think of what I've let go over the years :'(

1968 Ford Torino, 302 automatic
1968 Chevelle, 327 4 speed
1967 Camaro RS w/hide away headlights, 327 4 speed
1964 Willis 3/4 ton truck
1965 Chevy long bed truck, 235 six w/3-on-the-tree
1969 VW Beetle
1971 VW Beetle
1972 Jeep CJ5, Six Cylinder
1968 Ford F150, 390 automatic

 Don't have any of these now. Not even a picture of any I don't think. All bought and sold in the '70s and 80's; none over $1500.00
I'm stupid.
 But, back then any of these could be found on any used car lot for lees than $2000.00
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Post by: rabid_dingo on May 30, 2010, 11:28:42 PM
As far as the mileage is concerned, if money were no object, it seems that some of todays engines
can run the chasis of yesteryear. Anyone watch Overhaulin?

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Post by: uthristy on May 31, 2010, 08:33:36 PM
Nope give me a 2011 Nissan GT-R  anyday thank you very much.

Not many cars race or street can do a 7.29-minute lap of the  Nürburgring
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/01/video-nissan-gt-r-7-29-ring-run/


Back to reality, I'll pay top dollar for a  2010 Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Diesel >71 mpg, if its ever allowed into the states.
Title: Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
Post by: tom on June 01, 2010, 03:19:44 AM
I remember our '58 Chevy BelAir. My Mom drove it into a drainage ditch on my 7th birthday (12/29/65). (With me and our family friend in his Air Force uniform in the backseat.) The ditch had a slight ice covering that made it look like a road. They pulled it out, changed the oil, and off we went.
Then they bought a '68 Barracuda. Their first new car. Red with the big back window. Worked like a charm at the drive-in!  ;)
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Post by: boulderbrewer on June 01, 2010, 03:36:09 AM
I miss my '76 bird. A whole lot of fun was had in that car.
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Post by: dhacker on June 03, 2010, 01:44:29 AM
Well . .I see where Ford is toasting Mercury.  :'(
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Post by: hamiltont on June 03, 2010, 03:11:55 PM
I had a '64 LeMans in high school. Bought it for $495. Black with red interior.  Blew up the engine within 2 months.  Spent the next month rebuilding it.  Not a lot of high performance parts for a 326 but I made due. Ended up boring it .060 & 10:1 pistons, Crane Cam, 780 dual feed (over jetted), Hooker Headers, ACCEL dual point & super coil. Converted it from 3 on the tree to 4 on the floor. Convinced a buddy to part with his Rock Crusher.  ;D  MT M50's on the rear & pulled scratch in all 4. Gawd I miss that car!!!  :'(
Title: Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
Post by: speed on June 15, 2010, 05:22:00 PM
I loved the prices! I loved the lines! I loved the fact that I could actually FIX them if they broke!
I think they were even made in this country putting actual Americans to work!
I love the fact that the insurance companies did not dictate design! (and thereby price)
I love that they were made of METAL and some wood!

I know....dream on.... :'(
i've got a '56 bel-air, it could be for sale, you interested?
Title: Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
Post by: 1vertical on June 15, 2010, 05:52:04 PM
56 Chev is not bad.  I struggle just keeping my current stuff running...
I would be more interested if it were a 41 Ford Willys Coupe...

Thanks for checking tho.
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Post by: blatz on June 15, 2010, 05:53:24 PM
I own a very stock 1968 Bronco.  No power anything and three on the tree.  Man is it fun to drive- V8 power and rumble, lookin out over that classic hood with the raised fenders, heads turning.  Driving through the mountains with the top off is so grand. Yeah, it only gets 12-13 MPG but it's just so damn cool.

man, I want to get one of those.
Title: Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
Post by: 1vertical on June 25, 2010, 01:09:28 PM
Just some of that ole good stuff for ya....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBruAooXPNU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBruAooXPNU)
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Post by: Crispy275 on June 25, 2010, 03:05:00 PM
I have worked at Ford for the last 24 years, and I have been bleesed with many new cars as part of the management lease program. Currently have a 2010 Taurus and Fusion with 2011 Fiesta and Edge on order.

That said, when I was a teenager we basically had four cliques - the freaks, jocks, nerds and greasers. The greasers had the best cars, and I somehow managed to straddle friendships with a few (I was a freak/nerd). In the day, I enjoyed many a rgeat ride in other peoples pony cars.

My favorite was Randy Griffith's '67 Super Sport Chevelle. If I recall correctly (and I might be wrong, age has a way of distorting and modifying memories), it had a big block V-8 (427?) and a Hurst shifter on the floor. This thing was wickedly powerful off the line, but topped off much quicker than say my other friend Mike's 1972 Trans Am that could approach 150mph, but took quite a long time to get there.

Back in those days, I drove all manners of Volkswagons, primarily Bettles, with a 1963 mini van that I loved. Man, baby blue and white, peace symbol on the spare tire, shag rug and cheap wooden paneling and curtains. Par-tee! I could take 5 people and a keg of beer to New York City or wherever for concerts. 0 to 60 on a Tuesday with a tailwind going downhill, but space - the final frontier!