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From: longz5/13/2019 11:40:42 PM
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The Oldest-Surviving Porsche Will Probably Fetch $20 Million at Auction
Type 64 #03 was built in 1940 by Ferry Porsche, and it's the only one of its kind to survive.
t.co…/oldest-porsche-type-64-no-3…/

roadandtrack.com


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To: da_cheif™ who wrote (3044)5/16/2019 6:26:19 PM
From: carranza2
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When I was young and poor, I had a used 1972 BMW 2002, not a tii. Most fun car

What a car! Could do lots of the work myself.

No. 2 in fun list was a 1988 SAAB 900 SPG, exactly like the one below. Darth Vader's car. Loved that machine.


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From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)5/17/2019 10:32:55 PM
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My Uncle always wanted one of these.



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To: SI Ron (Soup Nazi) who wrote (3063)5/21/2019 12:30:22 AM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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1966 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2

While this was not the car I owned back in the mid 80's, it is a close approximation. I had always loved the look of the early Ford Mustangs, but usually the coupe models. I liked the Fastbacks as well once I saw one, so I was hooked.

The paint on mine was the same color as in the photo, but oxidized; it had different, brushed aluminum wheels; and it did not have roll bars installed inside. It was a 289 V8 with a 4-speed manual transmission.

It had a Chevy transmission installed when I bought it, so when it went bad one summer at my local grocery store, I had to drive home in reverse. Luckily it was less than two miles to get home. Bought a used 4-speed Ford T-10 Borg Warner manual transmission at a local Mustang junkyard and had it rebuilt using my summer job money.

The following summer the engine blew out, so I had it rebuilt too. The cylinders were bored .060 over, which took it closer to a 302 V8. Had the same job again and it paid well, so money wasn't an issue. It was already a quick car, but even better after the rebuild and very fun to drive. Not to mention, it had the low rumble of a V8 I've always loved.

I kept buying parts along the way to restore it, but I didn't install them as I went along, I wanted to put them all on at once after I had it painted. Unfortunately, I totaled the car in 1987 and never got the chance. By the time I started selling the brand new replacement parts, some had gone up in value by quite a bit and it was fortunate I hadn't put them on the car.

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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (3077)5/21/2019 12:43:50 AM
From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)
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Nice car, and a stock car now is worth a pile of money. I use to restore Chevelles. I had all brand new front chrome parts for a 67, grille, headlamp doors the whole ball of wax for the front end of a 67. I sold it to a mechanic friend for pennies on the dollar. Who knew these cars would appreciate so much back in the 80's or OEM parts for it as well.

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To: SI Ron (Soup Nazi) who wrote (3078)5/21/2019 10:11:00 AM
From: wilywilly
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I use to restore Chevelles.
Here is a dad's Chevelle that his 16-yr old son took for a drive in San Diego recently (speed limit in this residential neighborhood is 25 MPH.)


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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (3077)5/21/2019 10:33:44 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi JF,

Obviously a sign of good KARMA <smile>

Bob

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To: SI Ron (Soup Nazi) who wrote (3078)5/21/2019 10:37:11 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Ron,

I always thought the 67 was beautiful. I liked the rounded lines of the 66 as well.

By 68 and 68 they really were sporty family cars, but for me too big.

I was always the single Camaro guy.

I've always dreamed of having a 66 or 67 El Camino big block with that great looking SS hood.

Bob

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To: SI Ron (Soup Nazi) who wrote (3078)5/21/2019 11:25:09 AM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Who knew these cars would appreciate so much back in the 80's or OEM parts for it as well.
True. I remember reading back then at the time that after 20 years, cars were considered "classic," so the muscle cars of the 1960's were just becoming appreciated all over again. The more stock a car was, the more it was worth. Even more so today!

That Mustang Fastback already had a lot of modifications to it when I bought it, so I finally forgave myself for not trying to make it stock again when I realized I really didn't like the look of the stock model of that car anyway.

I forgot to mention that the car originally came with the much more common 3-speed manual transmission from the factory. The T-10 4-speed was a relatively uncommon option for that car and quite sought after years later, which is one of the reasons I had it installed. That, plus the idea of a 3-speed manual always sounded odd to me.

I shudder to think what those OEM parts would go for today, I haven't checked. I do remember selling the front grille in its original box for $100 about 25 years ago.

When I find photos of the car I actually owned, I will scan them and post them here.

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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (3082)5/21/2019 12:39:11 PM
From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)
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I still have a brand new 69 Camaro nameplate. Never been installed. My father did have some new 69 Camaro parts we sold after he passed away in 93.

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