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We've seen beautiful cars from the past...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Paul G., Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    Somebody decided this should come to the market.


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  2. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    66
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I hope you're NOT saying you don't like this...? This Valiant was a product of an era when car design was unique and distinctive. Nowadays, it's difficult to tell the difference between a Kia and a Jaguar. And, if judged on reliability, finish, and ease of repairs, I'd rather have the Kia.
     

  3. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    68
    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan

  4. galaxiex

    galaxiex Tele-Meister

    Age:
    60
    265
    Jun 17, 2017
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada
    I had one of those...

    Slant 6 leaning tower of power. 3 on the tree.

    Cool car.
     

  5. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Yeah, my sister just bought a Mercedes that could be a Honda with a Mercedes emblem on the grille.
     

  6. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 2, 2011
    Branson, Mo
    That was our family car the year I turned 16, which was 1968, and I thought it was hideous. Same color, too. Despite my embarrassment, I drove it whenever I could.

    It had a 3-speed column shifter, the “big” six (225 c.i.), and was very stable at 90 mph, even on retreaded tires, which cost about $8 each and would last about 10,000 miles.

    I went out with girls in that car from Granby, Goodman, Cassville and Monett that year, so it must have not been so awful.

    I was in it listening to the radio when I heard the news of the moon landing and the Manson murders.

    What a rush of memories this photo has brought back! Thanks.
     

  7. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    someone on my block had one growing up
     

  8. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Believe it or not, the rear end was just as fugly: IMG_3118.JPG
     

  9. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

    the original Valstang...:D

    we had those models here back in the day.. AP5's I think they were?...
     
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  10. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    There are several good looking designs in the mix there. If only they'd just sorted them out and picked one.
     
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  11. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    And your equivalent GM & Ford products are...?
     

  12. ozcal

    ozcal Tele-Holic

    587
    Feb 5, 2015
    ca
    my grandad had a 2 door white val sedan that i d kill for....
     
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  13. Dep

    Dep Tele-Holic

    979
    Dec 22, 2006
    St Johns, Florida
    We had one of those when I was a kid.

    Dep
     

  14. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Aaaargh! My BIL's Mom had one the same color. Before he married my sister he would drive over in it to pick her up and go out. I feel the same way about it now as I did then.
     

  15. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I really never worried about the Valiants and Lancers.

    When you could just buy this:

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    '63 fullsize, just as cool, but by then the Valiant was gorgeous:

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  16. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Are you really serious?

    I mean, you can't tell at a glance which make a car is? I don't mean which trim level or which year. You truly cannot tell an XE or XF from an Optima?

    I'm beginning to wonder if I'm on the wrong forum. Everybody here is blind. With kindest regards, why would I take your remarks about the fit and finish of different makes seriously if you cannot tell these basic types of vehicles apart.
     
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  17. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  18. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I'm not a FoMoCo guy, but the '62 Falcon is a really nice little car.

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    People get all excited about the Mustang, but these little Falcons and Comets were pretty cool - lots of ways to make them nice. Or fast.
     

  19. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Wonderful Italian/Cajun American girlfriend of mine had one of these, top trim level in gold and people always made us offers as we drove around in it:

    upload_2018-9-14_23-24-33.jpeg '62 Chevy II.
     

  20. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    I was just going to comment Chevy II when I saw that you had tagged the photo. I didn’t realize it was 62.

    I don’t have any photos of my Pontiac Parisienne or my 67 Camaro but one of the ones that got away was a 64 Parisienne, rag top, 4-speed. I should have jumped on that. It was a beauty.
     

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