07-19-2013, 10:00 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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No, not the Cobra Razor, the real Cobra. 1966 - 427 Shelby Cobra. I got to take this beauty for a short joy ride yesterday evening. What a BLAST.

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 07-19-2013, 10:04 AM
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  • Agravic
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The original Cobra is a beautiful car, Johnny! I'm sure you enjoyed the drive! Biggrin

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 07-19-2013, 10:07 AM
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  • slantman
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Lucky you Johnny. I once got to drive a 60's Stingray. WOW what a blast.

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 07-19-2013, 10:14 AM
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  • Johnny
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You have no idea how much fun I had. If I were to win the lottery, that would be the first car in my garage, next to a fully restored 1946 Ford.

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 07-19-2013, 10:28 AM
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  • Harvey
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Want some real fun...check out the FIAT ABARTH.....first car I have ever had....totally stock..needs NO modifications and brings amazing smiles to my 70 year old face...just love it...the engine sound is worth the price...it growlsCoolSmileSmileSmile

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 07-19-2013, 10:32 AM
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  • texquill
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Back in the days when I was still in my 20s and wasn't quite as aware of my lack of immortality, I had the opportunity to open one of those babies up all the way.

What a hoot!

Johnny, I envy you the opportunity you had yesterday.

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 07-19-2013, 11:06 AM
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That's great, Johnny. I've never driven one. Back in the 80s I had a "poor man's Cobra," a 1966 289 Hi-Po Sunbeam Tiger, also developed by Shelby. I had dreamed of Cobras, but the Tiger was easily more than enough car for me.

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 07-19-2013, 11:30 AM
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  • Johnny
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I've had a few British cars in my day, a MGA, MGB, MG Midget, Austin Healy Bug Eye Sprite, Triumph TR3 & TR4, and a Morris Minor.

I did own a 1965 Shelby GT350 that I received for my graduation present from High School. I was not very responsible back then and drove it into the ground. Wish I had it now restored and setting in my garage. White with two large blue stripes down the middle.

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 07-19-2013, 11:33 AM
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  • freddy
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Glad you enjoyed it, Johnny. Sounds like it was a perfect post-birthday gift of a day. Thumbsup

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 07-19-2013, 11:40 AM
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  • texquill
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The list of fun cars that I drove (mostly till the wheels were ready to fall off) includes a TR2, TR3, bug-eye Sprite, a Corvair convertible - followed by a long list of family cars while the kids were young. When I was in my mid-40s, I fell victim to middle age crazy and bought a brand-new 1989 Corvette that I kept for six years and drove for 160,000 miles.

Now it's SUVs and mini-vans Sad

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 07-19-2013, 11:58 AM
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  • Johnny
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I hear you Ken. It has been mini vans and suv's far to long for me. My mid life crisis was a fully restored 1966 VW Karman Ghia Convertible with a built up engine with a Judson Super Charger on it and a Harley Soft Tail.

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 07-19-2013, 01:14 PM
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Then you comb your hair
Shave your face
Tryin' to wipe out ev'ry trace
Of all the other days
In the week... You know that this'll be the Saturday
You're reachin' your peak

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 07-19-2013, 01:35 PM
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  • Crag
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Congrats on your "joy-ride", Johnny! We all need a diversion now and again!

If I were to win the lottery I would first build a walk-in shave closet with a victorian sink and huge full ht mirror, not that I've given it much thought, mind you...

(07-19-2013, 11:40 AM)texquill Wrote: middle age crazy
I was drinking soda when I read this and almost ruined my monitor I laughed so hard! Biggrin

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 07-19-2013, 02:37 PM
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(07-19-2013, 11:30 AM)Johnny Wrote: I've had a few British cars in my day, a MGA, MGB, MG Midget, Austin Healy Bug Eye Sprite, Triumph TR3 & TR4, and a Morris Minor.

I did own a 1965 Shelby GT350 that I received for my graduation present from High School. I was not very responsible back then and drove it into the ground. Wish I had it now restored and setting in my garage. White with two large blue stripes down the middle.

My father had a lime green '67 GT350. He sold it just shy of my 16th birthday. When I asked him about it years later, he told me that I would have wrecked it, except he used a much more colorful vernacular full of 4 letter words...

Congrats on your joy ride.

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 07-19-2013, 06:09 PM
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Johnny,

Had to be a truly fantastic drive. No matter how long you drove this car the time would always pass too quickly.

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