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So what was your favorite car that ever you've owned??


Mine would probably be my 1st car... a 1971 Dodge challenger.. loved the car cause it was my first... 318 Mopar motor.. great car.. sucked in the snow or ice.. but a blast to drive.. I wanted one after i saw the movie vanashing point (at age 14) and saved for 2 years till i turned 16 1/2 got my license.. had ther car the week before i got my license..

Kept it for 3 years... after that i had a plymouth satelite - a big boat
Then a few motorcycles suzuki 650, yamaha virago 920

then a 69 camaro cool car.. 302 motor.. Nice car but not my favorite..

Got a brand new 1984 firebird ordered.. but it only had a 6 cylinder.. so was a great looker but a dud as for speed...

Traded it in on a toyota celica supra- my only japanese car... hated it.. but it ran and performed well...

got rid of that shortly and got a 1986 Camero Z-28; 350 motor 5 speed std.. T-tops. That car was nice.. but was a piece of crap.. had to replace the rear end, twice, clutch and lots more... great fast off the start car.. but lots of problems.. no good on the highway


got a 1986 Saab 900 after that.. that was a great car.. but saabs cost way too much to service...

got a few other junkers in between.. then a Saab 9000 Turbo.. a 4 cylinder car but very fast.. great car but after 100,000 miles slowly fell apart and put me in the poorhouse...

after that i got Ford F150 1996 then a 99 F150 both were great but my 99 is slowly rusting away right in front of me..

In between the 2 trucks i got a 1990 firebird.. which i love.. 212000 miles on it and going strong..


24 years later.. i still wish i had my old dodge challenger.. it was a real nice car... not super reliable.. but easy to work on.. a heavy made car... and a good old fashioned muscle car from the 60's&70's.. The only drawback on that car was it was an automatic and had a 318.. given the choice it would have been a 340 or 360 with a standard...



what was/is your favorite car you've owned???
 

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My first car was a used 1965 VW Bug and I "became a man" in that car... a very fond memory. The car wasn't special beyond that. The car I regretted saying good bye to the most is the Old Cutlass Supreme that I just sold to the salvage yard for $40. It had 289,000 miles on it and was a GREAT car. I was never let down in it and for a car that I bought for $400 in 1997 and personally put 137,000 miles on it with a total investment of less than $4000 in parts (including an engine), it owed me nothing. A really great car that accellerated well, could cruise at 75 for hours, and still get in the mid 20's MPG on gas. I just couldn't keep her running with out a major investment, foolish to do on a car with that many miles. The car I hated the most was a Ford Pinto. I bought it for a $1000 and got $200 for it a year later and was lucky to get that.
 

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l with you john my fav would be my new car 1969 pontiac parisienne unlike you l plan on keeping my car and wonse it's paid off l plan on getting a 69 gto or another parisienne

but for trucks l like GMC and chev the only dodge l like is the little red exstress truck do ya guy know what l'm taking about
 

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james... I knew that one without even asking you... :furious:


Oh, and if you're like Joe, and gonna 'become a man' in that new car... wrap it up please.. for your own good...


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73 Plymouth Duster 340 puke green, I bought it new in 1974 and still have it. It only has 40,000 miles and my son takes it to car shows. It is still all orginal and the only change was made in the late 70's when the sport wheels were hot and everyone tryed to steal them, I put a set of Cragers on it but I still have the orginal wheels. Sorry but I have no pictures of it will try at a later time.

Today my old 1990 Plymouth Acclaim LX with a 3.0 litre engine with 201,500 miles. $200.00 car that a transmission stuck in 2nd when I bought it. Took it to a transmission shop and had them service the transmission and flush it and I have driven it to work for the last nine years 100 miles round trip everyday.
 

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My favorite was my 1973 Caddy Coupe deVille. It was my second car, the first was a 63 falcon wagon. The caddy was white with a full red vinyl top, bright red perfect leather interior. 2" w/w on truspoke wheels with spinners. I bought it used in 1978 with 54,000 miles for $3200. I was only 18 when I got it and felt like the king of the world.
 

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My favorite was my 1977 Olds Regency 98...That car was a pure pleasure to drive...I used to marvel as I was driving it how much I enjoyed driving it.....Haven't found another one since that was that fun to drive...
 

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I like all the old muscle cars.:D But the best one that i owned and the one i wish i still had was my truck it was a 1975 Ford Courier. Mazda made them for Ford it was baby sh#t yellow when i got it. I went in to trade school and took auto body and painted it midnight blue and silver man i miss that truck. My wife got rid of it in 1984 in her first wreck:cry:

Before i painted it.
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After painting it.
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My first car was a '69 baby blue Torino GT. It had Magnum 500 wheels, 50's on the rear and 70's on the front. It had a 302 2-barrel Holley with glass packs -- all sound and no go! But it really didn't run too bad. It also had drum brakes on all four corners. You really had mash the brake pedal to get it to stop.

I also had a '75 metallic blue Corvette. It was in pretty decent shape, except for the cracks in the front and rear bumper. I sold it when child #3 came into the picture, as I didn't want to pay for new rear and front bumpers and a good paint job. Was a neat car to cruise around in.

s_j, what year was your Celica Supra? I have an '85 that I still use as a daily driver. It's a helluva solid car. Well engineered and put together, with good power from the OHC straight 6.
It is a 5speed manual with rear wheel drive -- where God intended it. :driving:
 

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My first car was a 1963 Karman Ghia that I ran the wheels off of but I LOVED the 1969 SS Camaro a got afterwards. It had a 396 cubic inch big block that was bored out to 406 cu. in. I mildly ported the heads, some friends help me install a Lunati SPB1-310 hydraulic cam shaft. The weakest cylinder had about 210 psi compression and the strongest was around 220 psi. The engine had a ton of other tricks. It could do a low 14 to a 13.9 in the quarter mile smoking the tire the entire run. It broke my heart when I sold it when I went into the Army. My Dodge Cummins pickup is my baby now. With a few tricks it will be just as fast but I am leaving it stock for now.
 

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I took my drivers test in my mother's 77 Delta 88. Passed first time. I was proud of that considering the size of the car and all of my friends with the exception of one had to take it at least twice and they had smaller cars. The examiner was an old guy who seldom passed anybody the first time. The 88 had the 350 Chevy engine with 4 barrel carb. I ended up getting my dads old 73 Omega with a 250 straight six to drive to school. When I was in college he offered me his Jeep Wagoneer. Being in my early 20's, I was not keen on a station wagon but it had a 360 and four wheel drive. The price was right and I was ready to get rid of that damn straight six. I grew to like that Jeep more the longer I drove it. But, in 1987 at 8 years old the Jeep was rusting out from under me. I had put steel in the floor, putty in the fenders, and maintenance was continuous. I traded it on an 83 Elcamino with 305 engine and Conquesta package. I drove the Elcamino for 11 years till I bought my current truck, a 98 Silverado 4X4 in Sept. 98. The Elcamino would be my favorite except for the lack of 4 wheel drive. It was horrible to drive in snow. The old Jeep had planted the 4 wheel drive bug in me and now I can not be truly happy with out it.

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My favorite car would have to be my first one. As an early graduation gift basically, my dad bought me a 1973 Mustang Mach1 for my 16th birthday. I worked my ass off in a grocery store at $3.35 @ hour, and saved for over a year for the 351 Cleveland rebuild...

A reworked Holley 600, Edelbrock Performer 4bbl , ported and polished heads, TRW forged pistons, Hooker Super-Comp headers, and a Wolverine cam with 294* total duration with over 1/2" valve lift. The "lope" at idle was so much that with the drivers side door open, the end of the door would move up and down a couple inches. The end of the radio antenna would also vibrate back and forth.

I drove the car to high school. I maintained it well, but was never afraid to run it. With a 2.55 rear gear, it wasn't much off-idle, but was hell on top end. The speedo only registered 120, so I have no idea how fast it would go, but maxed out at just over 5K or so, the long front end would start to gently sway back and forth, and would feel like it was rising up a couple inches.

I can still kick myself for getting rid of it.

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honorable mention...

A close second is my 1984 Mustang anniversary GT. It was a 2.3 liter. I know, I know- but it was turbocharged. It too ran good, but I babied it. Only on special occasions would I "burn the carbon out". My dad laughed at me when I told him he better shift at 4 grand. LOL The car had Pirelli P-77's on it that handled like on the "proverbial rails", and was much more nimble than the Mach. Still a little light in the rear end, but was very responsive.

It supposedly ran the 1/4 in 15 seconds flat and top end was 143 (1 MPH less than the same year 5.0 Mustangs), but I never verified it. I eventually sold it to my dad, and he just sold it about a year ago finally.

It's the white one in the pic. I cant handle anymore of this- this is getting depressing. :cry:

Oh well...
Greg
 

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Mine would have to be my first, a 1950 Mercury 2 door coupe, V-8 flathead three speed on the column. Bought it for $25 at age 13, and it had a froze up motor. Worked like crazy to buy parts etc for it and had it roadworthy by the time I was old enough to get my drivers liscense, used it to take my test in as well. Used it hard until I bought my 1963 Chevy SS convertible with 409 engine, 4 speed, white with red interior. Later I took the 409 out and installed a 365 hp FI corvette engine I acquired. For a heavy X frame vehicle that 63 ragtop could smoke most competetion and ran like a raped ape. Had it all tricked out later on down the road and blowing away the Plymouth satellites was not a problem. Later on right before I joined the U S Army I was in the process of installing a 396 in it...had it running but needed to do a few more odds and ends......sold it to my brother who promptly wrecked it within a couple of months.

Now I am content for any vehicle as long as it starts when you turn the key and gets me to and from where i need.
 

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Well, I would have to say that would be a 1970 Chevelle Super Sport. Yes you can start drooling now! BUT by the time I got it it had only a little 307 V-8. My grandfather worked in a body shop, and a guy had wrecked the car. So my Grandpa bought it for a song and one of the guys in the shop who by the way built racing boats had a 307 he had supposedly rebuilt would do the body work if he could have the motor out of the SS. Yes ladies and Gentelmen it was the big block 454!!!!! Grandpaw said it would lay rubber for a city block, I never got to drive it with the 454.....Insert sad face here!!! It is just as well I would have hurt myself or someone else with that motor and car combo. Like I said It now had a 307 2bbl, but with hooker headers it sounded pretty bad! I then proceded to tear up that motor and 1 ea TH400 tranny untill I upgraded to a 350 and new tranny. By the time I got to be a senior in HS I had pretty much worn out the 350 so time to let it go, man I wish I had kept that car and put the right motor back in, it would be worth a whole lot today.

My dream car would have to be a 70 SS convertable 454 w/cowl induction. Color wouldn't matter I can just see cruising now. I can't imagine the look on my sons face when he gets old enough to drive and I told him no he couldn't drive it!!!:D
 

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Favorite Car?

I still have it! Bought it in 77 when I was was 18.
70 Chevelle SS-396, 4spd. It was all stock except for the paint.
I'm the 3rd owner. I did add headers, Cam, Intake, 3.73's and HEI. This combo was good for high 13's. In 1987 I took it all apart and started over. I repainted it with Ditzler code 55 Forest Green (The dark Green they used was ugly). I left the Cam and HEI but put the stock exhaust, 3.31's and intake back on it with a T-350 Auto trans. Now it runs low 15's without breaking anything!

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My favorite's got to be the 90 Nissan Truck I had in the 90's. It just had a 4 (1400cc)in it, and was built to be a cheap truck with no frills, but man would that thing jump off the line. I drove it for five years and 190,000 km and never got beat across an intersection. Didn't matter.....Vettes, Beemers, Porsches, whatever. You'd be across the intersection and they'd be about halfway. Of course by the time you're 10 feet past that second curb they're going by like you're standing still, smoke rolling down the street in waves......

Sucker was a cheap piece of Sh%^&, and parts prices were atrocious, but it ran and ran and ran. I had it as a company truck for awhile, then bought it in trade for a week of vacation I didn't figure I'd ever get to take. After I finished with it, I gave it to my second son and he ran it back and forth to University in Halifax every day for two years, about another 50,000 km. I figured it topped out at about 80 and he could only squeeze in about 2 other guys in the cab, so how much trouble could he get in?

There was no model name or number, so it was 'the Truck'

I've had a lot of others, from an old Volvo B-series to a Ford F-150, three minivans (currently a 2004 Caravan), a Taurus, a cirrus, a Vega, a Fairmont, a Bonneville, and an Intrepid. The Intrepid was the best highway car I'll ever drive. Smooth, horses to burn, comfortable, and power everything. But for city driving, there's nothing like being able to get across ahead of the guy running the light!

DW, on the other hand, still loves the Bonneville. It had the horses and stability to go by anything on the highway, and that's what she likes! cruisin
 

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1969 El Camino 396 Super Sport it was stroked to a 477 with a 671 blower. But I did a lot of driving in my 66 VW bug when I had the El Camino
 
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