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Old 11-21-2004, 03:29 PM   #21
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1980 Toyota Pick-Up 4X4 (My first car when I turned 16.....I COULDN'T KILL IT!)
1984 Mercury Zepher (POS)
1987 Ford F250 (Dad'* Company vehicle)
1990 Plymouth Aries A.K.A The Gutless Wanderer!
1992 Caravan (Another Company Vehicle)
Moved To MN:
1994 Caravan
1995 Caravan (To replace the 94 my dad randomly blew sky high?)
2000 Saturn SC2
2003 Hyundai Sonata


My sister'* had a 96 intrepid and now has an 03 Elantra

And I had the 80 Toyota, 94 chevy 1500, and my bonne.
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1969 Chevelle SS 396 - 350 hp
1989 Regal 2.8 L - beater
1993 Bonneville SE - don't know much about this car. . .
1994 Dakota - 5.2 L V8
1997 Bonneville SE - 3800 Series II

btw, these are all current cars considering I'm 16

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These are all I can remember:

-'73 Olds Cutlass 442 - 350/Auto (I was about 3 when dad sold this one)
-'83 Olds Cutlass Ciera - 3.0/Auto (mom had until I was 9)
-'92 Olds Eighty Eight - L27/Auto (dad bought as program car in late '92 and had until '96, mom had until August '00, sister drove until summer '02 when we replace it with '93 Eighty Eight that was identical)
-'96 Dodge Grand Caravan LE - 3.3L/Auto (dad bought new and had until Jan '03)
-'00 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - L67/Auto (mom bought new in '00 & still drives)
-'02 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP - L67/Auto (dad bought new in '02 & still drives)
-'90 Pontiac Grand Prix SE ASC/McLaren - LG5/Auto (dad bought in December '02 & still drives)

Thats about it. Before then I know my dad had a '84 Z28 (which he bought new) and before that he had a '78 Turbo 3.8 Regal, and a few other things, but don't remember exactly what. But I still live with my parents and we still have a lot of those cars.

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Old 11-21-2004, 08:43 PM   #24
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hmm, off the top of my head...


'79 Olds Toronado
'79 VW Rabbit
'81 Buick Regal
Old Chevy Chevette
'83 Honda Civic Sedan (5-speed!)
'84 Honda Civic Hatchback
'81 Volvo 240 GLE
'86 VW Jetta GL
'91 Pontiac Sunbird SE (3.1L)
'89 Toyota Corolla GT-* coupe (AE92)
'90 GMC Safari
1985 Toyota Cressida (may it rest in pieces, it'* been exactly one year since its retirement)
1991 Pontiac Bonneville SSE

And before my time, there was a '76 Pontiac Grand Prix in there. Apparently I was brought home from the hospital in a Ford LTD or whatever.

All the cars listed above were purchased for less than $1000, with the exception of the Cressida ($3900 in 1994), and the Bonneville ($2000 in 2001), and '81 Regal (it was purchased at 3 years old in 1984... 3.8L carbie, with a piddling 110 or so hp, as I've been told )

Notable mention goes to the '84 Civic ($60) about 12 years ago. The Rabbit, Chevette, Civic Sedan, Volvo were all $100. Sunbird was $300. Corolla was $550. Safari was about $700. As far as I know, they were all sold at a profit. The Jetta was traded in exhange for an installed premium remote starter for the Cressida
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OOOOH---my turn!

Trainer car and truck: 1980 AMC Concord and 1979 Ford F-250 w/ F-350 suspension package (3 speed manual)

And then:
1979 AMC Concord *.W. Government Special or 5-door coupe
1985 Dodge Charger H.O. w/ Shelby upgrades
1983 Dodge 400 w/ "man-in-the-box" option ("your door is ajar", blah blah)
------BOOT CAMP-------
1995 Neon Sport w/ACR upgrades
----so many cars in Guam can't mention them all, but one was a 74 Ford LTD 2-door I wish I kept------
1997 Mitsubishi Montero (Victim of divorce)
1991 Chrysler Lebaron Convt 2.5 Turbo w/ 5-speed
1995 Lebaron convt
and now my 96 Bonnie

And the beat goes on.........
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Mom had a 79 Monte Carlo before they married (Her friend forgot to feed the oil leak), Dad had a 76 C10 454, 78 C10 454 then a 72 C10 350 he put a worked over 454 in... They bought a 79 Thunderbird (Sold to buy the vans, Loved that car), an 86 Corrola (Great milage, took a semi to the drivers' side in 87, Totalled) then a pair of matching vans 92 Gm full sizers(Still own). They got an 85 C10 350 (Needs engine) in there somewhere... I bought the 87 SE (some of it'* still around), and 83 C10 305 (Needs engine) then the 93 SE then my 92 Work van.
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Mom
70s Beetle ("lerch" nicknamed because its the car she learned a stick in)
1980s Datsun kingcab truck with the little fold down seats in the back that folded out sideways
1986 Cavalier wagon ("GDL" golden dog log)
1990 Geo Prizm
1995 Nissan Altima (I learned how to drive in this car)
1996 Nissan Pathfinder 2x4
2001 Suburu Forester (trying to convince her to trade up to an 05 XT turbo)

Dad
1980s S10
1978 El Camino (fell in love with this cruck)
1980s Merc Grand Marquis
1980s F250
1986 El Camino (my first ride wrecked after 2 weeks )
1992 Taurus
1994 Olds Ciera
1998 GMC Jimmy 2x4
(these are just the ones I remember)

now in my dads golden years..........
1967 Cuda Formula-* fastback 4 speed 273 4 bbl
1967 Chevelle SS396
1969 Impala SS327
1970 AMC Javeline
1974 Porche 914


now my uncle on the other hand had a 1972 Hemi Cuda pro street show car when I was 8 and if it werent for that old Mopar I may not be into cars....following that he had 3 supercharged Vettes (1967 conv 1990 LT1 1993 LT1) Some pro street Chevy lowrider trucks and a 1934 Plymouth 3 window coupe with a 355 V8

Man I sure wish I had that kinda cheese!!!
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