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Old 03-28-2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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so here'* the deal. my girl and i have been talking about buying an old car to build and play with. we just have very different ideas of what kind of car we want. really the only thing we agree on is that it'* going to be an old GM.

she wants a 55-57 chevy bel air.

i think they're ugly as sin. i suggested a tri-five nomad. she hates them.

i like late sixties early seventys muscle cars. my favorites are the

1970 chevelle wagon
1967 pontiac GTO
1967 el camino
1978 Camaro
1978 Monza Wagon (at least she said this one had a cute shape)
1978 Malibu wagon
1987 Regal T-Type.

can anyone think of a middle ground car for the two of us?
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So if she likes those cars, does that mean she is partial to the 50'* style? Sounds like she likes something with some flair, while you want a nice simple muscle machine. That could be tough to mediate. I would then suggest taking a look at early 60'* cars. They are the era where cars kind of transitioned out of being all flashy and stylish and got more subdued. I think a '64 Galaxie might be a good one to check out. They have a little flair, but still have a simple muscular look. www.carsonline.com is a good site to check out. You can easily choose by make and they are catagorized by years.

Of course my first choice would be this:
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1967 pontiac GTO
How about one of the Other A-Bodies? GTO'* are hard to come by as most that can be restored already have been restored. The Chevy'* are common as dirt cause everbody restores thoes bodies. But there'* a lot of cousins that have as much performance potential, without the high zoot pricetag. (Thinking Pontiac Tempest/LeMans, Buick Skylark, Olds Cutlass from '64 on up)

Or perhaps you could actually join the Bonneville community with a 60'*/70'* Bonneville
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i really have a huge thing for wagons and the like. if she would agree to nomad i'd go along in a heartbeat.
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68 Camaro SS. Do it.
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so here'* the deal. my girl and i have been talking about buying an old car to build and play with. we just have very different ideas of what kind of car we want. really the only thing we agree on is that it'* going to be an old GM.
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1987 Regal T-Type.

can anyone think of a middle ground car for the two of us?
If you like the Calais body style, you might look into the Olds Hurst series too, 1983 being the 15th Anniversary edition.
http://www.cars-on-line.com/27657.html
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you found out common ground.

we both don't want that one.

i suggested a let sixties impala but she shot that down. i also talked to her about trying to buy my old thunderbird back from my old boss. ('62 with a 390 rocket. coool but huge. and also a ford.) she didn't like that either.
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Eleanor clone?
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i would go with an amc javeilen or a bville rag top or ummmm????
something off the wall, somthing that ya dont see every day... something unique....
everyone and there brother has a rustang and a camaro... oh and the vettes ya everyone has them too... the gto are way to expensive the 87 t-types are nice
the el camino wouldnt be to bad... dont see many of them round... or the monza there ya go something else thats not seen alot... however the chevelle even though its a wagon ya still see alota them...


but i would say the monza of the el camino or the t-type

but if ya could find an AMC or an old bville thats which way i would go but......
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i've already had a mustang. we're really trying to keep it in the GM family.

i've owned a few old cars

1962 ford thunderbird
1971 chevy chevelle
1978 Monza notchback
1972 opel Gt
and a number of old Z-cars (working at a salvage yard has it'* benefits)

she doesn't like the muscle cars...
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