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Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:55 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1968-...dZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting


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Only 10 convertibles were made with the Colony Park woodgrain side panels. The only option the original owner neglected to get was the 8track player.
Although the car is rare, $60,000.00 is a bit much.
I like the idea of a full-sized convertible with woodgrain side panels.
This car is also about a foot shorter than my current car.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:04 am

60k??????????? Wow. Would you be able to drive something like that around in CA with all of the emissions stuff they got going on out there?
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:05 am

wow that car is really nice i hope u can get it somehow maybe play cards for it
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:06 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 1):
60k??????????? Wow. Would you be able to drive something like that around in CA with all of the emissions stuff they got going on out there?

I am sure that there is a grandfather clause
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:06 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 1):
Would you be able to drive something like that around in CA with all of the emissions stuff they got going on out there?

YEP.
The law only hurts cars 1976 and newer.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:07 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 1):
Would you be able to drive something like that around in CA with all of the emissions stuff they got going on out there?

The car is old enough to be exempt, I believe. My father-in-law has a '64 Chevy Impala in pristine condition - it was his first car and he's kept it all these years - and he's not required to obtain smog certification.
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
The law only hurts cars 1976 and newer.

Damn, guess I won't be tooling around CA with my 79 Jimmy then. You think you could get the new car rate on a loan for that 60k?  Wink
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:15 am

 drool   drool   drool 
A giant Mercury convertible, complete with simulated woodgrain from the vinyl forests of DuPont?

Superfly, you just gained entry to my "Respected Users" list.

But $60,000?  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
No matter how original and rare it is, it remains a full-size 1968 Mercury. $60,000 is on the high side for a rare and original '68 Mustang, let alone a practically forgotten model with only the most limited of following.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:18 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):
The car is old enough to be exempt, I believe. My father-in-law has a '64 Chevy Impala in pristine condition - it was his first car and he's kept it all these years - and he's not required to obtain smog certification.

That is correct.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 6):
Damn, guess I won't be tooling around CA with my 79 Jimmy then.

For trucks, I think the year might be 1983. I could be wrong though.
You can always register your car in another state. Aren't you in Virginia?
You can drive around California all you want. You just can't have California plates.
Now if you know somebody, that knows sombady, that knows somebody that can somehow change your VIN number and backdate it to 1975 or older, you can be exempt. Yep, that is a way around the emissions law that some have gone through.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 6):
You think you could get the new car rate on a loan for that 60k?

Finance a car?
I told myself I would never do that until I am a homeowner. $60K is waaaaaaaaaay too steep.
The seller is going to get it.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:28 am

TSS:
You are correct.
He ain't going to get that much for this car. Those with deep pockets that are in to old American cars from this era only interested in the muscle cars.
A Ford Mustang all original with every option might go for this much, but not a full-sized Mercury. Hell, even the Cougar which is a dressed up Mustang would go for less.

Here's what I think is going on. His wife maybe bugging him toget rid of it so they'll have space to park their new minivan or SUV. The husband dosen't want to sell it so he pretends that he is by listing a really high price. This way he could tell the wife that he can't find a buyer for what it's worth and won't give it away at a lower price.
Now if he get's $60K for the car, well they'll have a huge addition to their retirement.

Quoting TSS (Reply 7):
A giant Mercury convertible, complete with simulated woodgrain from the vinyl forests of DuPont?

LOL!  rotfl 

Thanks man!  Silly
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:31 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
You can always register your car in another state. Aren't you in Virginia?
You can drive around California all you want. You just can't have California plates.
Now if you know somebody, that knows sombady, that knows somebody that can somehow change your VIN number and backdate it to 1975 or older, you can be exempt. Yep, that is a way around the emissions law that some have gone through.

Let's just say I wouldn't trust it to make it to West Virginia, much less California. I do have permanent Antique tags on it, which excludes it from most inpections and emissions though.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Finance a car?
I told myself I would never do that until I am a homeowner. $60K is waaaaaaaaaay too steep.
The seller is going to get it.

You have better will power than I do. It doesn't take long for me to get tired of a car, and want a new one.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:40 am

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
This car is also about a foot shorter than my current car.

 wideeyed  What in gods name do you drive, an aircraft carrier on wheels???  Confused

Looks nice , wouldn't mind getting one and make a trip throughout N. America during the summer.
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Quoting Go3Team (Reply 10):
Let's just say I wouldn't trust it to make it to West Virginia, much less California. I do have permanent Antique tags on it, which excludes it from most inpections and emissions though.

In that case, drop in a 454cu" or a 427cu" and drive anywhere you want. Those are powerful and reliable. Parts are easy to get also.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 10):
You have better will power than I do. It doesn't take long for me to get tired of a car, and want a new one.

I get attached to cars.  Smile

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 11):
What in gods name do you drive, an aircraft carrier on wheels???



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 11):
wouldn't mind getting one and make a trip throughout N. America during the summer.

I've seen European tourist do just that. Big old American cars are pretty cheap here in America. Some come here to visit for 4-6 months and buy and old Buick or Mercury for $1500-$2000 and use that as there car to drive around for the time they are here, then sell it before they leave. I see that happen frequently here in San Francisco. It's cheaper than renting a car for that amount of time. No need to rely on JetBlue, Southwest, Greyhound or Amtrak.
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So what year is "Abe"?
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:04 am

There's a '78 Valiant (I think it is) up the street that's for sale for $5500. $5500! It's not even a desirable car. What is happening to the "classic" car market these days?
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:13 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):


That's some penis extension you have there, Larry  biggrin 

Reminds me of this t-shirt I once saw with a picture of a Hummer on it and the line "Sorry about your small dick"  laughing 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:26 am

Superfly,

That honey looks great, is it as roomy on the inside as it is on the outside?
What about the mileage you get out of it ,or is that an impertinent question ? Big grin

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
I've seen European tourist do just that. Big old American cars are pretty cheap here in America. Some come here to visit for 4-6 months and buy and old Buick or Mercury for $1500-$2000 and use that as there car to drive around for the time they are here, then sell it before they leave. I see that happen frequently here in San Francisco. It's cheaper than renting a car for that amount of time. No need to rely on JetBlue, Southwest, Greyhound or Amtrak.

Done that in 2000, well I wasn't exactly a tourist but we had a big project going on in Chicago and at the end of august we had to wait for a part of the line that had to be rebuild.
In stead of going home I took some long overdue leave (with a fellow workmate) and we took a flight to LA, there we bought a car (6000 $ IIRC) and drove it all around California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, BC (Can.) and Alaska and from thereon straight back to Chicago.
We kept it till we finished the job (end oktoberish I believe) and subsequently sold it for about 3500$, it got about 20000 miles more on the odometer but all in all it was way cheaper than renting cars.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:29 am

I want this car http://www.cars.auto.ru/sale/VV37681/
This one is $20,000 but I seen them for $9,000
Lets start a "Buy Victor a new Volga fund!"
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:55 am

Quoting TSS (Reply 13):
So what year is "Abe"?

1977.


IFEMaster:
A penis extender is a tall & tough looking vehicle Hummer or an expensive exotic sports car. Mines doesn't fit in to any of those catagories.

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 16):
That honey looks great, is it as roomy on the inside as it is on the outside?

Very roomy indeed!  yes 

In terms of milage, well...

Quoting Tu204 (Reply 17):
This one is $20,000 but I seen them for $9,000
Lets start a "Buy Victor a new Volga fund!"

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For Soviet/Russian cars, I'd like ot ge the Zil 41047

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:03 am

Tu204:
The English-Russian translator I used didn't work well.  Sad

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
There's a '78 Valiant (I think it is) up the street that's for sale for $5500. $5500!

Those Valiants and Darts are very popular among the hipsters and goths here in San Francisco. You'll see tons of them in the Lower Haight, Mission, Potrero Hill and SOMA areas.
I started a thread about this a few years ago.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:18 am

Larry, I only started checking it out recently, but I'll bet you'd be all over the Barrett-Jackson Auctions that Speed Channel televises. To my untrained eye, there's actually some cool stuff showing up there.

But that Parklane is you  wink 

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:24 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):
IFEMaster:
A penis extender is a tall & tough looking vehicle Hummer or an expensive exotic sports car. Mines doesn't fit in to any of those catagories.

So that'll be why that vintage Mercury is called a 'Woody'?  laughing 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:07 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):

For Soviet/Russian cars, I'd like ot ge the Zil 41047

Here ya go.
http://www.cars.auto.ru/sale/YS60747/
It is pretty cheap, ONLY $80,000. I rarely seen one under $100,000
By the way, the translation was pretty damn good!  Smile
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:26 am

Yes please. Big grin

Maybe we should set up a fund for Larry, on the condition that we all share the car  Wink


Another car i'd love to buy is....


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6520767.stm




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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:46 am

That is a beautiful car, even if it is $60,000. If this car was in tip top show shape, the guy could get $60,000 no questions asked.

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 20):
Larry, I only started checking it out recently, but I'll bet you'd be all over the Barrett-Jackson Auctions that Speed Channel televises.

My dad has a love/hate relationship watching those auctions. He sees how much some of the muscle cars he had as a teen are going for and kicks himself for getting rid of them.

Quoting Tu204 (Reply 17):
I want this car http://www.cars.auto.ru/sale/VV37681/
This one is $20,000 but I seen them for $9,000
Lets start a "Buy Victor a new Volga fund!"

For a Russian car, that's quite sharp. What's interesting is that DaimlerChrysler licensed the last generation Dodge Stratus/Chrysler Sebring to GAZ, who is supposed to start production in Russia sometime in 2007 or 2008.

For me, the classic car I pine for is a Triumph Stag.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/1975.triumph.stag.red.arp.jpg

Of course, I'd have to have one that doesn't have the original Triumph V-8s because they had some design flaws B-L never fixed.
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:48 am

ArniePie:
What kind of car did you get?
I met a group of 4 Germans that did that with a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. They stayed for 6 months and drove around the country in it. They told me they wanted to get an all American experience while in America.


BMIFlyer:
They are asking $150,000 (US), chump-change in GB Pounds
If that is too steep for you, I know of another 1980s American car that talks and has an all electronic display and leather seats.
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My old 1987 Chrysler LeBaron. Big grin



Quoting Tu204 (Reply 22):
By the way, the translation was pretty damn good!

Gee, thanks.  Smile

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 21):
So that'll be why that vintage Mercury is called a 'Woody'?

Actualy it's a Park Lane Colony Park.
The seller just doesn't know what he is talking about. The "Woody" nameplate belongs to Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 24):
For me, the classic car I pine for is a Triumph Stag.

I'll be darned!
I saw one of those on Sunday while out on my bicycle. Same color and everything.
My first car was almost going to be a 1980 Triumph TR7. I was advised not to buy it becuase they were known to be unreliable. So I bought a 1974 Ford Pinto instead.  boggled 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:53 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 25):
My old 1987 Chrysler LeBaron.

The door is ajar...
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:56 am

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
This car is also about a foot shorter than my current car.

What the hell do you drive now, Superfly, USS Nimitz?
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:57 am

Very nice car. Good luck.

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:59 am

That should be a good car...Hell it is still in the packing crate...

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:05 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 27):
The door is ajar...

LOL!
That was the first generation voice alerts. By 1987, they become even more sophisticated. It would say; "please close your driver door" or "please close your passenger door". It was annoying if I hit a bump too hard in the road. It would thing the door opened and cut in to the song I was listening to and tell me to shut my door.

Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 28):
What the hell do you drive now, Superfly, USS Nimitz?

USS Superfly. Big grin
I have every RUSH 8track up to Grace Under Pressure and yes that is how I listen to RUSH in my car.  Smile

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 29):
Very nice car. Good luck.

I'll have to pass on this.
The only way I could justify buying a car at that price is if I am a Captain on a United or Northwest 747-400 and own a house.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:22 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 31):
USS Superfly.
I have every RUSH 8track up to Grace Under Pressure and yes that is how I listen to RUSH in my car.

Damn, I might have to hear how Rush sounds on an 8 track next time I visit my family in San Fran.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:43 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 32):
Damn, I might have to hear how Rush sounds on an 8 track next time I visit my family in San Fran.

Not all that impressive.  
It's just volume and tone controls. 1983 Fords were the only factory 8track decks that had bass, mid and treble controls.
It's just for nostalgia. I like to keep everything original and since most of the music I like came out on 8track, I see no reason in buterching the dashboard to put in a new CD player to listen to older music on a new format.
I have an arsenal of sealed new old stock blank 8tracks. If some new comes out that is good (which is rare), I record on to the blank 8track.

[Edited 2007-04-03 23:44:34]

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:57 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 33):
I have an arsenal of sealed new old stock blank 8tracks. If some new comes out that is good (which is rare), I record on to the blank 8track.

You learn something new everyday. Googling 8 track recorder...
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:14 am

You definitely have it big for the '70s Superfly! Most things from that era do nothing for me now, and I remember them all well, the clothes, the music, the cars. Yet I love American cars from the '40s, '50s and '60s.

Am I the only one?
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:15 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 31):
I have every RUSH 8track up to Grace Under Pressure and yes that is how I listen to RUSH in my car.

LOL that is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. I didn't even know they made 8tracks up to Grace Under Pressure.

I know a guy in radio where they still use 8track carts. We could probably record everything else so you'll have the Rush Canon on 8 track! LOL
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:04 am

Braybuddy :
Keep in mid, this is a 1968 car.
For 1950s car, I wouldn't mind having an Edsel convertible or Crown Victoria Skyliner. Oh and of course the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biaritz convertible.  yes 
Personally I like cars from the late 1960s till the very early 1980s.
The 1990s was a low point in terms of styling. Performance and mileage has improved a great deal but car manufactures still have a long way to go in terms of styling.
Some bright spots are the Chrysler 300C, Charger, Mustang, short-lived Thunderbird and Prowler.



UALPHLCS:
Signals was the last retail 8track and Grace Under Pressure was a Columbia House record club issue only.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:08 pm

That is one Bitchin' car. In 1993 I took my 1964 Mercury Comet to an all Ford car show near the Ford plant in Hazelwood, Missouri (near St. Louis and now closed). I won second place for the 1960-70 Mercurys. The car that took first, in my class, was a car just like the one shown. I still have the second place trophy in my office. The show was great 400 plus classic Fords were there. I will never forget that Parklane. I am a sucker for plastic wood.

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 15):
That's some penis extension you have there, Larry

knock all you want, but a cool car is a cool car.  Smile
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:51 pm

Here is one for you Larry

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a3/aaflt1871/MGM.jpg
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:09 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 39):
Here is one for you Larry

Sorry man but that's just too cliché.
Exotic sports cars just aren't my thing.

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 38):
I won second place for the 1960-70 Mercurys

Nice!
I'd like to get to one of these Ford shows.
I went to a Lincoln show in Sacramento back in 2005. I didn't enter my car in to any competitions.
My favorite was a 1978 Lincoln Mark V Diamond Jubilee that had only 18 original miles on it.
It was stuck in an elevator shaft for 15 years. Then spend the rest being shuttled around the country in a trailer to different Lincoln shows.
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^^^ My father's car. The one pictured isn't his, but he does have a RUNNING '69 Mach 1. I tell him at least once a year I want it when he goes... He laughs and tells me to shut up...
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:25 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 40):
My favorite was a 1978 Lincoln Mark V Diamond Jubilee

Excellent choice.
I came this close to buying a gold one of those in about 1990. It had factory bucket seats (well, two very narrow benches) and the biggest console I've ever seen in a car...like having a coffin between the front seats!
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RE: I Want This Car, But It Cost Too Much

Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:51 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 40):
Sorry man but that's just too cliché.
Exotic sports cars just aren't my thing.

I knew it was not to your liking when I posted it. That was outside my hotel at the MGM Grand every day when I went out the front door. I was just stalling until I could find this for you




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RE: I Want This Car, But It Cost Too Much

Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:43 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 24):
Of course, I'd have to have one that doesn't have the original Triumph V-8s because they had some design flaws B-L never fixed.


Those Triumphs were nice cars, but horribly unreliable. A common fix here in the 80's with the stags was to put a small block Holden V8 in them. It was also common to change the motor in early XJ6 Jags to a 350 chev..... My dad had a Triumph 2500pi sedan back in the 80's. Great car when it went, but it seemed to be at the mechanics every few weeks.
 
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RE: I Want This Car, But It Cost Too Much

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:11 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 37):
Keep in mid, this is a 1968 car.
For 1950s car, I wouldn't mind having an Edsel convertible or Crown Victoria Skyliner. Oh and of course the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biaritz convertible.

I didn't realise it was that old. I can see its appeal to a certain extent, but the wood effect on the side puts me off. Would like to see one in paint.

My own personal fave would be

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/CitroenDS19Cabrio_2.jpg



the good old Citroen DS! These cars had me fascinated as a kid and I would always stare, mesmerised, as they glided past (and boy did they glide!), not a common sight in 1960s Ireland.

We were in Uruguay last November and there is the most amazing amount of '20s, '30s and '40s American cars still on the road. I fell in love with this Studebaker. Do you know anything about it?





I love the way the back looks more like the front. An absoulte beaut!
 
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RE: I Want This Car, But It Cost Too Much

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:34 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 35):
I love American cars from the '40s, '50s and '60s.

Am I the only one?

No, not at all! This car (well, not this exact car, but one similar, in metallic blue) was to be left to me in my great uncle's will if my great aunt didn't survive him, but sadly it never made it my way:

http://www.classic63lincoln.com/

Roll your cursor over the photo to see how the doors, trunk and hood open! It was one sweet car, I would have loved to have had it, but at least I got the pleasure of driving it a number of times as they got up in age. I remember seeing an old ad for that model year some time ago, and it was priced at $6,995 fully loaded. Quite a sum in 1963 dollars.
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RE: I Want This Car, But It Cost Too Much

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:39 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 46):
I would have loved to have had it,

Count me in on that! Now that's a proud, classy looking car. Isn't it the type President Kennedy was assassinated in?
 
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RE: I Want This Car, But It Cost Too Much

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:48 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 47):
Isn't it the type President Kennedy was assassinated in?

Close! The Kennedy car was a '61 convertible. The Lincolns of that era were true "Gentleman's Cars".
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RE: I Want This Car, But It Cost Too Much

Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:42 pm

What's all this wood about?
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