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A Question About Classic Cars?

Postby Guinness Fan » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:05 pm

I'm by no stretch of the imagination a "car guy"... I've lived most of my life in places that have decent & reliable public transport & have only purchased one new car in my life. I'd be happy if I never had to drive a car again...

BUT, I've got a hankering to buy a "classic" car ~ more for the nostalgia value than anything else. If I do buy one, it'll have to be a complete restoration...The only thing I want to do with it is (a) drive it occasionally (b) maintain it properly and (c) polish it on occasion.

I'm not into the whole "muscle car" or "hot rod" kind of cars...just an affordable classic from the 50's or 60's. Something like a 1953 MG TD or at the opposite end of the spectrum a 1959 Rambler Ambassador.

So,

Have you ever owned a "classic" car?...and if so, any advice?
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Re: A Question About Classic Cars?

Postby Earl Butz » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:54 am

I saw a guy on Google maps driving a Mustang convertible on a beautiful summer day

That's what I would buy...

What I've really driven over the years: A Volare, Pontiac 6000, 2 Dodge Caravans and a Chevy Cobalt. I enjoyed the minivans, but they were a pain in the butt maintenance wise. Hard to park, too. So I surmise my minivan days are over. I hate getting crap fixed!
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Re: A Question About Classic Cars?

Postby nimby » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:16 pm

I'll take one of these babies. 1964 Lincoln Continental.
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Re: A Question About Classic Cars?

Postby Guinness Fan » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:43 pm

Geeze, a Lincoln Continental!? A REALLY classic & classy car, but I'd need to get a different class of license to drive/park that thing! I'd knock off the side mirrors & dent both front and end bumpers within 15 minutes behind the wheel. On the other hand, the damn thing is a tank - everybody would get out of my way...
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Re: A Question About Classic Cars?

Postby nimby » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:22 pm

I forgot, you are in Europe. Then by all means, get one of these. Porsche 914. This one is a 1970 model.

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Re: A Question About Classic Cars?

Postby Guinness Fan » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:22 pm

NICE!...VERY nice!
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