It’s Roadster Time! Post yours or your faves!

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  1. MattyK-USA

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    One more of the old 911 Targa... I wish I had some picks of my Pop's cars. Frog Eyed Sprite, Corvair Spider, Karmann Ghia convertible. He was a car guy to the core. I am a car guy too, but I barely peg the meter compared to him. RIP Pop, love you man.

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    Sure are pretty to look at, but man they're a b**ch to get in and out of, especially when those side pipes are nice and hot. Bit of a handful at speed, too. What a beauty though!

    Edit: Since you can't tell from the "Image 245824502845" tag, I was referring to the Cobra. Then I noticed that it's a replica (don't think those doors are operational, right?), so maybe that helps with getting in and out :)
     
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  4. CharlieO

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    Here is my current "roadster". It's pretty far from the original definition of a roadster, complete with power windows, power top, automatic transmission, etc.


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    And I am looking for one of these:

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    I inherited my dad's 1960 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet and proceeded to spend a bunch of time and money on vintage speed parts for it - Okrasa stuff and a couple Porsche engines as my tastes changed. Hey, it had a 36hp engine. I'm a patient guy but that thing did 0-60mph by appointment.

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    One weekend I put it up on stands to redo the brakes. Should have taken an afternoon. Turns out the car didn't leave the garage for a couple years after that, but when it did, it had a new front suspension, Porsche 356 brakes all around, and a dual circuit master cylinder. In fact that was the THIRD master cylinder I put on it while it was up on stands. First was defective, second was stock, then decided to upgrade.

    I don't have many photos of it on this computer... I finally ended up driving a new Porsche Boxster and realizing the Boxster was everything I wanted the Ghia to be and more. The Ghia got sold when I started downsizing projects and realized if I was going to put hat much time and money into a car, I wanted it to be something other than a Ghia. Right before I sold it I compelted my task of getting just the right wheels/tires/wheelcovers on it. Porsche repro stuff with Wolfsburg emblems instead of Porsche. Yeah... the guy who bought it pulled them off as soon as he got home and put the 20+ year old whitewalls back on it!

    I also had a '66 Mustang convertible at the time.
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    A-code, 4 speed, triple black. Sold that one a little later because I never had to time to work on it. It needed a few things and it drove me nuts each time I drove it. Kinda wish I had kept that one now but oh well. The guy who bought it dumped a BUNCH of money into it, so it went to a good home.

    Also had a Triumph Spitfire (high school) and a Jensen Healey (college and after) along the way. Other than the old Ford, my "convertible" jones has to be satisfied by a Jeep Wrangler these days.

    I'm considering selling off the last of my bikes though, may buy a Boxster after all. Or a Miata. Or a Fiat 124. Or any other convertible I see pass by on some nice day.
     
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    Here's my toy...

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    1993 Mazda Miata NA C-Package with the hardtop. 5-speed, AC, cruise, PW, leather, headrest speakers, glass window in soft top... bone stock except for the BBS rims. It's an absolute blast on the beach roads of Cape Cod.
     
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    sorry, thought you said lobster..
     
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    That lobster matches my Porsche interior leather very well. See first post in thread:):eek:
     
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    Great stuff! Our Ghia was light blue, and I loved driving that thing back in the late '70's. Didn't seem so power deficient back in those days :)

    Gorgeous '66! We also had a Mustang. '68 slotback with the hipo 289. That's what I learned to drive in.
     
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    I had a beautiful blue MGB when I was younger. Good thing I was younger, because I pushed that car nearly as many miles as I drove it.
     
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    Electronics by Lucas! The people who created darkness!

    I did it too, with a TR4A:cry:
     
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    "Lucas, Prince of Darkness."

    Morris Garage, British Leyland, Jaguar. Oh, I remember it well.
     
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    Trickle charger life, we were ahead of the curve:lol:
     
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    The Lucas Three-Way Switch: Dim, Flicker, and Off
     
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    Good Lord, what is that black one? It's stunning...
     
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    Had one of these (although in French racing blue) The'76 rally edition:

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    Always wanted one of these:

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    Since i posted my pic of the D Type, Google's algorithms have swung into action and pushed this into my youtube feed. Pretty neat!

     
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    I am going to wait a couple of hours before I tell you what it is, just to see if any car guys out there know the answer. OK, guys, who can tell us what it is?
     
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    Mitsuoka??
     
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    I've always been crazy, but it kept me from going insane. That's the main reason I never acted on my desire for a 34 Ford roadster. I wanted one so badly when I was a kid, I spent every nickel I could get my hands on buying Hot Rod magazines and pouring over them. When I was a kid the 34 was a really big deal. IF, I ever unloaded some loot on a classic car, it would probably be one of those. I had a buddy who spent eight years building a 34 coupe. He replaced the suspension, installed disc brakes and a small block Chevy v8 slong with a/c and all the creature comforts of a modern automobile. I'd like a roadster just like that. I'd like it to look a lot like this.


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