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#51 68Caddy

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:34 PM

Rob, you are a eccentric person way out of my league. ;)

I'm a simple person.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:39 PM

Lots of cool cars around the world.

You also have Australian Chargers.

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For Johnny VW the SP2 from Brazil.

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Heck, I would just be happy if VW would import the Scirocco to the US.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:03 PM

You are a snob and stay that way I love it. :) Love the Scirocco. :wub:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:15 AM

My personal ride:

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Guaranteed comfort... :)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:34 AM

I am still recovering from over thirty years of a love affair with the rotary engine... I used to buy RX7s 3-5 years old, cheap, fix them, then drive them. Stealthy fast. Cheap thrills!

But now where I live, nope! Between Phoenix and Tucson there is a cop with a radar gun behind every cactus. I got a ticket in my '63 VW in a 45 MPH zone! Out in the middle of nowhere. You have to pay attention when you are on county roads, and it's tedious.

So now it's an '06 Dodge Dakota, refrigerator white. Boring. But the air conditioning works good! :D

The '63 Baja Bug is torn apart to rehab the rear suspension. Running out of bits to replace! ;)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:38 AM

Dokk,

Was that tank used during WWII? :laugh2: :laugh2:

I KNOW, I KNOW, you're going to tell me I would probably like to have what that car is worth :D but that still doesn't take away from the fact that that is one butt ugly car. :laugh2:
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:01 AM

Dokk,
Was that tank used during WWII ? Posted Image Posted Image

You got your timing wrong. it was Korea.

but that still doesn't take away from the fact that that is one butt ugly car.

You are going to make Nesta cry. Actually this is what it looked like when a lucky little boy got it for his B-day in 1951:

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Seriously, Al is right, there are great used cars out there. Why wasting a HUGE amount of money on a brand new car today when the depreciation is nearly 20% out the door??? That's NUTS, like paying a premium to get the latest phone one hour before everyone else.

I just bought for my wife, this 2001, 50K miles, 5,5-liter, 425 HP AMG E55 "Stage 1" for a mere $9,950, and the car is like new and was simply one if not the best of the great cars in the world that year:

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That thing is a road rocket, humiliates pretty much everything out there (especially those new Mustangs...), is plush-comfy, quiet until it growls when pushed and gets pretty decent gas mileage, 17-24. It also handles like a go-kart when pushed. And these have a record of going 300K (fast) miles without much else than brakes and tires.
80% depreciation on what is virtually a new car is my ticket! :)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:17 AM

Hehehehe. ;)
I had a speed shop from '69 to '74 and worked in another till '78. I got to drive most every car made. '69 Detomaso Pantera with the 351 Cleveland motor that the guy wanted to REALLY run... :shok: The front ends start getting light about 165... It was REALLY light when I quit...

L88 Vette I built for road racing... :D FUN... Dodge Daytona with a 427 Hemi... The slope nose and tail spoiler start working real good about 140... in third. '78 Kawasaki Z1RTC 900 to 1200 CC. Turbocharged... Street legal... Ran 9.20s at 149 in the quarter. I drove it with a street tire... ONCE.... Built 18 pounds boost. :shok: In third at about 90 the rear tire broke loose... Went home and changes my pants after that one. :laugh2:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:49 AM

Vic,

To each his own, but those early '50s Caddys are not bad-looking cars, if you like '50s cars.

And they really were the Standard or the World then, unlike now. More bulletproof than most tanks.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:54 AM

It's for sale if you would like to see that motor in it. Posted Image

Hmmm...

I originally had the motor in a '72 Super Beetle, in 1976... 0-60 time of around 9 seconds, which is about what a new 1976 Firebird Trans-Am did. Not fast by today's standard, but 35 years ago, it was.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:52 PM

To each his own, but those early '50s Caddys are not bad-looking cars, if you like '50s cars.

And they really were the Standard or the World then, unlike now. More bulletproof than most tanks.

Oh I agree, Greg, I was just bustin' Dokk's chops. :D

We had that exact same car when I was a kid, that my dad had bought secondhand. Ours was a hardtop and as I recall, the gas filler was under the left tail light. You pushed a little amber button and the whole tail light lifted up to expose the gas cap.

Looking back, those old Caddys were way ahead of their time! I still think they were butt-ugly though. :laugh2: :laugh2:
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:06 PM

I was just bustin' Dokk's chops.

Vic,

In that case... carry on, sir! :laugh2:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

I drive the closest thing I could find to a slot car. A 2009 Mini Cooper "S".

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:07 PM

Gotcha, Ken! I've got a 2007 Mini Convertible. Handles like a go-kart! :D
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:42 PM

Yeah. I have had cars that were bigger, faster, and more expensive.

But this one makes me smile every time I drive it.

Would have a convertible if I lived in a climate that had more than 90 days of convertible-type weather.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:37 PM

Oh I agree, Greg, I was just bustin' Dokk's chops. Posted Image

No one busts my chops and gets away with it. Too dangerous... or at least, send a bottle of steak sauce for pete's sake! :shok:

In that case... carry on, sir! :laugh2:

If it was not for that crummy weather you got in Atlanta, I would say that you are treading on thin ice... :D

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:37 PM

Gentlemen maybe this would work? Click here then we could do this?

Arguee about transportation! Click here, Click here I just needed to do that! :shok:

Are you confused? :laugh2: Preferred transportation to your local raceway? :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 06:34 AM

Back in the late '80s I had a '74 F-100 pickup with a 240 six-cyliner and an automatic that would do 0 to 60 in two hours. :sarcastic_hand::laugh2:

It was a nice, straight old truck with no rust but it would just not get out of its own way.
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:08 AM

Mopar,

If I had my rathers, I would go for the XY Phase 3 ahead of the XB... or a 327 GTS Monaro,

Just before I left Australia, I has a very nice '97 HSV that was a hoot to drive.

My daily is a humble GMC pick-up... for cruising in nice weather... a black, '97 GT HO Mustang convertible that sits about 1" off the ground. Got to choose the roads very carefully... the last of the 302 Mustangs.
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:59 AM

Back in the late '80s I had a '74 F-100 pickup with a 240 six-cyliner and an automatic that would do 0 to 60 in two hours.

Was that time going downhill or uphill? :laugh2: :laugh2:

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 12:27 PM

I drive the closest thing I could find to a slot car. A 2009 Mini Cooper "S"

These are truly GREAT cars. Problem with having one here is that i would have to spend the rest of my life in jail... because of those God-damned fascist cops and their misunderstanding of what safety really means.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 01:07 PM

LOL. Two years, one ticket.

My wife and I went on a two-day road trip into Canada with eight other Minis from the local Mini club. We picked the curviest, most scenic road we could find and we drove it "aggressively," you might say. Occasionally we would come up behind a slower car and the whole pack would slow. My wife would take a deep breath and say, "Thank God."

A blast, but I tried to make sure I was always in the middle of the pack for the reason you just gave. I figured it would the the first or last place driver(s) that got the ticket.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 04:16 PM

My wife has a bare bones 2008 Clubman Cooper. Non-turbo, no sport suspension, skinny tire package, and six-speed manual. And it is still a BLAST to drive.
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 05:41 PM

I drive an '06 Scion XB 5 speed... I think that if I were in a drag race with my slowest boxstock motor, boxstock wins!!

Then I have a baby blue 1962 Chevrolet C-10 long bed, slated for a Vortec 454, can't decide weather to put in an automatic or five-speed. The older I get the more I lean towards automatics... LMAO!!
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:43 PM

I have a sweet `06 Honda Civic. Great gas mileage, and it's paid for!

That gives me more money to spend on slot car racing!!! :) :) :)
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