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Old 11-20-2004, 11:22 PM   #1
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1955 Chevy 2 door. They had this from 1974 to 1979, it was the family car. New paint and engine, Mom mainly drove this one. They traded it for a 1978 Buick Lesabre in 1979. This car was also 2 doors, had a 350 4 barrell, AM only with stereo 8 track! Those were the days I remember how classy the interior was, the gauges had a brushed stainless steel appearance about them, with a LARGE clock in the passenger side of the dash. No clutter on the actual dash, all the idiot lights were mounted on a bar at the base of the windshield. I learned how to drive in that car. It went bye bye in 1991.

how about yours?
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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Tan 1970 Datsun 210 station wagon CA plate 383 EFZ
60-something VW beetle CA plate DYJ 447
60 something VW bus plate unknown.
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Well, since i'm still a kid, and I am still growing up, I may as well give the current ones

'78 Ford F-150 with a 351 Clevland, backed up by a Turbo 400. Sold on the move from FL to MI
'89 VW Golf Diesel 5speed. I want this car!! Slow as can be [so I can't speed], and got 40mpg, so I could drive all day long, help eat away at the ozone, AND do it all on only 1 tank of gas
'78 VW Beetle. Don't know the specs on it, but my dad still owns it, in need of restoration. Hasn't run in 7 years or so.
'96 Suburban with the 6.5L Diesel. Dad also still owns this sucker. Never dies, 'cept the A/C
'89 Bonneville SSE. Gee, I wonder what engine that car has?
'94/'95 Buick Roadmaster Wagon. Had the same engine as the Impala SS of the time, and was fast as hell. Don't remember much about it, except the 3rd row seat faced the rear hatch, so I could watch the road from the back of the car as my parents drove [super cool when I was 5].
'04 VW Beetle. 2L 100hp. Slow as hell, about as comfortable as concrete, and gets 19mpg [no OD, and cruising at 80, the car is sitting about 1500 rpm below red line]. The stereo is already blown, the front, side, and rear fascia has a different shade of yellow, than the rest of the car, and the rear trunk release works only 10% of the time [no other way to open trunk]. But yet, my mom loves this car more than anything.

Good times.. good times..

Bill: VW Bus?? That'* big pimpin' dude. Ever drive that thing? You must have, what are you 50 something? loL


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'81 blue 380 SEL Benz 3.8 V8
'80 black 300SD Benz - Beast of an engine
'78 Chevy Suburban Full time 4x4- 350
'77 Chevy Suburban Full time 4x4- Vortec 350 - (they still have this one)
'86 Chevy Suburban - yeah they liked the suburbans - 350 but this year sucked.
'79 GMC Crewcab Full time 4x4- bright orange - pimp truck
'78 GMC 3/4 ton 454 7.4L full time 4x4 - beast
'00 dodge cummins - quite the truck.

after I moved out they bought an 86 olds 98 3.8 - they are starting to like the 3.8'*.

this was after i had gone a year with my olds 98 3.8 at high miliage and not had any problems.

my dad was always into the late 70'* full time 4 wheel drive trucks. I dont know why. I am trying to find a l27 or l36 for him though.
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Chevette
87 Buick Grand National -- Wish it was still here
79 Cutlass Supreme
Early 90'* Cavailer Z24 convertible
97 Grand Am GT
Aerostar Van
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1980 Chevy Classic Malabu - Sold
1982 Toyota Carolla Station Wagon - Sold
Ones they still own:
1972 Ford F-250
1995 Ford Aerostar
1995 Chevy Suburban
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198? Dodge Lancer
1985 Celebrity Wagon
1981 AMC Spirt
1992 Lumina Euro
1993 Chevy Astro
1987 Dodge Ram
1994 Dodge Dakota
1992 Pontiac GP
1986 Camaro RS
198? Ford Genada
1997 Bonneville(I got it now)
2000 Chrysler Town And Country(current)
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1. Chevy Montecarlo (?)
2. Dodge Caravan (?)
3. 1993 Bonneville SE (3.8 L NA) (Mine Now)
4. 2001 Bonneville SSE (3.8 L NA)
5. 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 (4.8 L I think)

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Shelby Dodge Charger ['85?(when I was born; too damn small)]
'84 Chrysler Town and Country station wagon (woody wagon)
'85 Chrysler K sedan
'84 Ford LTD Brougham
'67 Ford Mustang 'Cobra'
'89 Ford Aerostar XLT
'91 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
'85 Buick Riviera
'85 Cadillac Eldorado
'73 Trans Am 455HD (my brother blew the motor with only 4900 miles on the od!!!)
'79 L-82 Corvette (now stroked to 383 cu in.)
'96 Frod Mustang GT (12 second 11mpg race car)
'98 Pontiac Bonneville SE (totaled)
'98 Buick LeSabre Limited
'98 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi
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64 Pontiac Catalina -389
70 chevy Impala (became my first car) -350
74 Pontiac Catalina -400
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