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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toto'sDad, Mar 11, 2020.
I thought this was a cool ride in ‘62. Plus a blonde with her bare feet on the dashboard.
I'm pretty sure it wasn't raining that day!
@Toto'sDad At age 13 I dreamed of a Z-28 Camero sure that my mom would call 2 seats in a Corvette a deal breaker. Just before and about the time I got my driver's license I helped my dad restore our Metropolitan convertible to perfection. He got one from a retired AMC engineer in Kenosha. The car had rust but came with many spares - axles, doors, carburetors, transmission, seat, top parts, dash parts, and brakes. A body shop did a no bondo fix up before a repaint and the engine was rebuilt. It was like a new car.
I've wondered where his cars went. He died young and they were sold in an auction. When I got my driver's license we had 13 cars made between 1930 and the 50s. I think I know where my mom got her obsession to want new cars in perfect working order.
So many cool cars here that I can’t really comment. The first car I wanted when shopping for my first was a Volvo B10 or 124. Both were more than double used than what my father would spend. Driving to my summer job, I passed a huge Jaguar sedan. I wanted that too. The chief administrator at my summer job drove a 911. Add that to the list. At college, a prof had a 220S Benz convertible, well used but way cooler than my Fairlane 500. After college, in 1975, I traveled to Bavaria and a BMW 530i climbed to the top of the list. All of these were out of my reach, just like the SG and Gretsch I wanted in high school. But life has a way or working out if you work hard enough. In the last 25 years, I’ve had three Volvo’s, a Jaguar Type C, a Boxter, a Nercedes Benz convertible, and I’m on my fourth BMW. I’m wondering if my love of modern automobiles has anything to do with my nostalgia for the old ones. Cool thread.
Don't know what made me pick it out ( at a toy/hobby shop) but in 1970 ( I was 12 ) I bought a die-cast metal replica of the Lancia, in yellow ( mine was 'Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato' ) I dug the long model name!
I'd never heard of the car/seen one, but it just looked too cool- upscale, or something
Not my dream car, but my first car.
‘73 Olds 98 Regency Broug-ham
The gas consumption bankrupted this college kid inside of 6 months.
Live and learn
Gold 68 Fastback Mustang - my dad's midlife crisis car. I couldn't wait to take my girlfriend to the drive-in in the Mustang. My older sister was home from college one month before I got my license and she totaled it t-boning a big deer. So close...…...
Does anyone remember Chrome Cragar Mags ?
My older brother bought a 1963 Jaguar XKE 3.8 litre fixed head coupe and his wife forced him to sell it before his sons started driving. I could have bought it, but he would have likely stolen my money. Unfortunately he's not a nice person a big wheeler dealer.
Mine was this, a spanish made car: SEAT 1500
And this French one Citröen DS "The Shark"
Those are some great photos.
I wasn't 13 when I discovered this car, but it is the holy grail which I will never acquire. The 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR was beating everything on the planet until the fateful crash at Le Mans killed 84 spectators and injured another 180. Mercedes retired their team for decades. There were reportedly four of them built and the remaining three supposedly reside at the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart, and will never be sold.
I wish I had not sold this 49, (I put it on 1 ton Dodge frame and axles)
I'll bet there's another nice dry Jeep body to be had somewhere in Arizona.
Build it bigger! Rockwell axles and a Cummins...
My favorite car ever will always be my '67 Bug. I'd drive it to the top of the mountain with Sue and her younger sister Stacy. We'd let Stacy drive on the way down even though she didn't have her permit yet.
When I was 13, I hadn't not much interest for cars, but rather by Airships... I dreamt to be in the LZ127 for his late 20's world tour !
Australia. We called the year of this grille the "Star model" since it was only the one (last) year of production that used it. 1958-59. Mine was actually a '56 base model with the star model grille swapped in.
Yeah that E type was my favorite for many years. All I could afford was a TR3A
Didn't they say "buy two, one will always be in the shop"?
There has to be a DIY zeppelin forum somewhere. If not, build one anyway. A zeppelin I mean. There are plenty of forums already.
Bet your neighbors get real worried real quick.
Stockpiling hydrogen. Not In My Backyard.