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I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« on: May 27, 2010, 09:45:04 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.... :'(
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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 10:14:39 PM »
I love that you can sit in the engine compartment to fix them instead of all the computer components...
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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 05:27:35 AM »
I would not love getting six miles per gallon. ;)
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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 05:58:35 AM »
Like this? ;D (wish it was mine...)

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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 07:19:06 AM »
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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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 07:19:27 AM »
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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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 07:30:19 AM »
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).


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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 09:50:38 AM »
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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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2010, 10:07:25 AM »
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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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010, 10:25:26 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.

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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2010, 10:57:08 AM »
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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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2010, 11:03:43 AM »
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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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2010, 11:19:03 AM »
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)



as is this '68



Of course for me
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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2010, 01:32:35 PM »
Absolutely!
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Re: I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2010, 08:51:14 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.

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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