01-22-2021, 05:51 AM
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Just curious if anyone's into classic cars, and what you've got...or even just taking care of your own maintenance on your daily.
I had a 1980 Fiat 124 Spider I restored a few years ago, then a drunk pulled out w/o looking and that was the end of her.
Now we've got a 2002 Audi TT...ABS a big plus lol.

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 01-22-2021, 07:07 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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The closest I ever came to owning a “classic” was a 1963 4 door Plymouth Valiant sedan with a red interior. My grandfather sold it to me for a buck in ‘78. It was a pretty cool looking car actually. Originally dark blue, it wintered in Miami with my grandparents for many years and was subjected to the salty ocean air. Apparently it needed body work at some point, and he had it painted white. The Valiant that year had a push button transmission. The buttons were on the dashboard. Pretty unusual, I believe. Sadly the car was stolen from the parking lot behind my apartment in 1980. The police came up empty handed in all the months subsequent to the theft.

It looked like this (pic from web search)

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 01-22-2021, 07:39 AM
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CAD enabled (Car Addiction Disorder)

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 01-22-2021, 08:23 AM
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  • garyg
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While I love the old buggys, especially those of the 60's (like my music tastes) the closest I ever was to owning one was a 1960 Austin Healy "Bug-Eye" Sprite.  948 ccs of a once tractor engine set about 6 inches off the ground.  This borrowed picture is a nicer example of The Frog



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 01-25-2021, 01:03 PM
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  • Rufus
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I wish I still had my 1966 MG B, but it packed it in several years ago.  At the moment I have a 2005 BMW Z4 with a manual transmission; lovely car to drive.  As I’m hoping to keep it for many more years I store it in the winter because of the salt and brine used on the roads here over the winter months.  I haven’t driven it in winter and mechanic who looks after it for me tells me the underneath is pristine.

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 01-25-2021, 01:38 PM
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  • motto
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  • Copenhagen, Denmark
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Since 2005 a 1973 Volvo 1800ES is part of the familiy. This is the shooting brake version of the P1800 coupe that Volvo indroduced in the early 60ies.

Classic cars like this need a lot of attention but they are fun to drive and to work on. My kinds call the Volvo BrumBrum, they love this car.

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 01-25-2021, 04:14 PM
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The only true classic that I've ever owned was my 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang.

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 01-25-2021, 06:06 PM
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  • Rufus
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(01-25-2021, 01:38 PM)motto Wrote: Since 2005  a 1973 Volvo 1800ES is part of the familiy. This is the shooting brake version of the P1800 coupe that Volvo indroduced in the early 60ies.

Classic cars like this need a lot of attention but they are fun to drive and to work on. My kinds call the Volvo BrumBrum, they love this car.

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Lovely; a true classic.

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 01-25-2021, 09:27 PM
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  • motto
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(01-25-2021, 04:14 PM)Johnny Wrote: The only true classic that I've ever owned was my 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang.

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Very nice !

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