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scott free
11-04-2006, 04:41 PM
It doesnt have to a Ferrari Spider, it could be that dependable ol' S-10 pickup with some funny stories behind it. Maybe it was that Gremlin that only you could love.

Mine was a 67' Dodge Monaco, bright red, black interior. It had 2 quarter sized rust spots on it & that was it, basically cherry. No interior rips, classic never to be seen again styling, plenty o' chrome. Had a 383 with a Torque-Flite tranny. Owned it for a year 1/2. It was a boat but it could get it!!! Had to sell it a few years ago :deevee:

milkman
11-04-2006, 04:45 PM
'72 Olds Cutlass Supreme.

chubychecker
11-04-2006, 04:46 PM
89 ford bronco; That was my first car, man did I tear it up. Lost my virginity in that car too which makes it extra special.

Bill Parcells
11-04-2006, 04:48 PM
1972 Plymouth Duster
http://www.calcruisingauctions.com/images1/72blueduster-1.jpg

Skip Towne
11-04-2006, 05:04 PM
'64 Saab. It was a three cylinder and was two cycle. You had to add oil to the gas.

AZORChiefFan
11-04-2006, 05:08 PM
The car I have now 02 Mini Cooper S. Before that it was my 98 GTI VR6.

Bill Parcells
11-04-2006, 05:10 PM
'64 Saab. It was a three cylinder and was two cycle. You had to add oil to the gas.
Did the engine look like this???
You had a 2 cycle car engine???
:eek:
http://static.flickr.com/53/145918070_28b092d94d_m.jpg

penguinz
11-04-2006, 05:14 PM
79 pinto

IA_Chiefs_fan
11-04-2006, 05:17 PM
This is my baby.
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g271/IA_Chiefs_fan/Mustang3.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g271/IA_Chiefs_fan/100_1847.jpg
I love it!

Psyko Tek
11-04-2006, 05:34 PM
Had 2 I loved
a '66 Chevy Impala @ door hard top
283, 4Bbl, piss yellow with a black vinyl top
Cragar 5 spoke, jacked up all the way around and duals you could hear for miles

the other

'73 Mach 1 mustang
302, @bbl ,3 speed auto
Green with Silver Mach 1 stripes
that Pony would run

now i have a mini-van and a station wagon
Somebody, for the love of all thats holy,
PLEASE SHOOT ME!!!!!!

:bang: :deevee:

Phobia
11-04-2006, 05:38 PM
The car I have now 02 Mini Cooper S. Before that it was my 98 GTI VR6.

Oh, I guess I always assumed you were of the male persuasion.

scott free
11-04-2006, 05:45 PM
I'm seeing just the kind of eclectic responses i was hoping for, Pinto's & 3 cylinder Saabs to classic muscle.

Frazod
11-04-2006, 05:47 PM
The Mustang I currently drive is my favorite, but I do have soft spots for my old '85 Cutlass and '99 Monte Carlo.

jspchief
11-04-2006, 05:52 PM
'87 Jeep Wrangler
Hard top. Slightly over-sized tires but nothing ridiculous. Removeable doors.

I loved that vehicle. Just a lot of fun. Unfortunately it had a lot of mechanical issues culminating in the engine catching fire while I was at the golf course.

HemiEd
11-04-2006, 05:55 PM
I have had a lot of them I would like to have back. 66 Corvette Roadster, 327, 4spd. But out of all of them, my 68 Hemi RR was my favorite.

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-04-2006, 06:09 PM
Did the engine look like this???
You had a 2 cycle car engine???
:eek:
http://static.flickr.com/53/145918070_28b092d94d_m.jpg
The Honda 600 had a 600cc motorcycle engine and was front-wheel chain drive.
http://www.tommcmahon.net/images/Honda600Coupe2.jpg

AZORChiefFan
11-04-2006, 06:25 PM
Oh, I guess I always assumed you were of the male persuasion.

Clever!

listopencil
11-04-2006, 07:12 PM
1983 Volvo Station Wagon.

Simply Red
11-04-2006, 07:20 PM
current one: 2003 S-500 Black on Black

Skip Towne
11-04-2006, 07:27 PM
Did the engine look like this???
You had a 2 cycle car engine???
:eek:
http://static.flickr.com/53/145918070_28b092d94d_m.jpg
I didn't really own a Saab. But a buddy of mine did and yes, it was two cycle.

Skip Towne
11-04-2006, 07:29 PM
The Honda 600 had a 600cc motorcycle engine and was front-wheel chain drive.
http://www.tommcmahon.net/images/Honda600Coupe2.jpg
The Isetta (Steve Urkel's car) had a BMW motorcycle engine. And only three wheels.

KCFalcon59
11-04-2006, 07:30 PM
I love this old car. 1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV. Check out the hood on this car. Just bring a blanket and that hood is a bed. heh. This was the exact color of the one I owned. Nice. Car was a smooth ride.

Dartgod
11-04-2006, 07:31 PM
74 Jeep CJ5, plum paint job with a 304 V8. I had a lot of fun in that thing.

ChiefFan31
11-04-2006, 07:34 PM
I really enjoyed the 85 Mustang GT I had back when I was 18-19. Also really liked my Sonic Blue 03 GT. But neither can shake a stick at what I currently have - 2004 Ford Mustang Cobra. I put a smaller pulley on the stock Eaton S/C and have 450/463 SAE. on crappy 91 CA Octane. I dont have any good pics of my new Rims. That is my Favorite Car. :D

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-04-2006, 07:59 PM
The Isetta (Steve Urkel's car) had a BMW motorcycle engine. And only three wheels.
Oh yeah, what a great car! Had the door on the front.

http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/images/isetta250rw02.jpg

But it actually did have 4 wheels, the rear ones were very close to each other.

http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/images/isetta250rw00.jpg

DMAC
11-04-2006, 08:07 PM
'87 Jeep Wrangler
Hard top. Slightly over-sized tires but nothing ridiculous. Removeable doors.

I loved that vehicle. Just a lot of fun. Unfortunately it had a lot of mechanical issues culminating in the engine catching fire while I was at the golf course.94 Wrangler. Nothin big, 3 inch lift, no engine fires. But man I loved it...and miss it.

Bearcat
11-04-2006, 08:07 PM
Besides my Ferrari Spider,

http://www.chevrolet.com/i/pic/montecarlo/2007/photogallery/ext_gallery03.jpg

listopencil
11-04-2006, 08:14 PM
Oh yeah, what a great car! Had the door on the front.

http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/images/isetta250rw02.jpg

But it actually did have 4 wheels, the rear ones were very close to each other.

http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/images/isetta250rw00.jpg




The prototype(s) had one rear wheel but was found to be prone to rollovers. They changed it to two rear wheels located so closely together as to require no differential.

NewChief
11-04-2006, 08:17 PM
Loved my 1994 4Runner. I also love my curren 2003 Tundra. Toyotas :rockon:

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-04-2006, 08:18 PM
The prototype(s) had one rear wheel but was found to be prone to rollovers. They changed it to two rear wheels located so closely together as to require no differential.
Was this the prototype? :D

http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/images/whattadrag-00.jpg

Bill Parcells
11-04-2006, 08:24 PM
Loved my 1994 4Runner. I also love my curren 2003 Tundra. Toyotas :rockon:
:clap: :clap:
I have to agree about the current..I love my 2004 off road Tacoma :toast:

Bob Dole
11-04-2006, 08:40 PM
Bob Dole's has a hard time ranking them because it's a trade-off between power and handling.

The 67 Camaro RS was nice. The 72 Challenger TA Bob Dole would probably kill to have back.

More recently, the 1995 Firebird Formula had some serious power on par with the Challenger TA, but the 2004 RX-8 handled better than any of them.

As Bob Dole has gotten older, the handling has become more important than the raw horsepower.

NewChief
11-04-2006, 08:41 PM
Bob Dole's has a hard time ranking them because it's a trade-off between power and handling.

The 67 Camaro RS was nice. The 72 Challenger TA Bob Dole would probably kill to have back.

More recently, the 1995 Firebird Formula had some serious power on par with the Challenger TA, but the 2004 RX-8 handled better than any of them.

As Bob Dole has gotten older, the handling has become more important than the raw horsepower.


Get into the Razorback thread, asshole.

PastorMikH
11-04-2006, 08:59 PM
Laugh if you will, but the '71 Datsun Station Wagon I had as a teenager was a blast. 1600cc motor that had some cam and carb work done to it. I could hold my own with a lot of the muscle cars stop light to stop light on the loop.

Actually got pulled over for beating a Dodge/Plymouth 440. I was sitting at the red light when he pulled up. He goosed his engine and I upped the RPMs a bit. When the light turned green he fogged the intersection with tire smoke. While he was doing that I was through the intersection like a scared jack rabbit. When I passed 35 mph I shut it down. The cop sitting over in a dark part of Hickman HS parking lot saw it all and came after me. Didn't get a ticket, but I did get some questions about the car.

I had a lot of fun in that car. It would only pull about a 16 second quarter, but really, really quick out of the hole if you kept the rpms up. It also handled really well on curves. I used to brag that there wasn't any corner I couldn't take at 55 mph.

recxjake
11-04-2006, 09:03 PM
06 Saab 9-3

scott free
11-04-2006, 09:04 PM
Just now able to check back into the thread, have the kids this weekend. Really enjoying the varied responses, old & new, foreign & domestic. If i had to break it down hard n fast i would say, new cars - imports......old school - American.


Newer imports seem to be more reliable & have better gas mileage & handling but classic American cant be beat for look & feel. Kinda like the difference between a ricer bike & a Harley.


Hope to one day have a full compliment of both.

SLAG
11-04-2006, 10:14 PM
This was the Car I fought my parents for.

my 1982 Custom Camaro-
Unique- Mine- Redneck.... This Boy that grew up Newton would not want much else -(Maybe a TH700-R4-) anyway... Got it when i was 16- I had to sell it when I was 21- the Motor was too much for Really Good Built 350 Turbos that i put in it and i ran out of cash to put another one in.

infact i needed the cash so i had to sell her- The guy said the motor was going in his 1969 SS camaro that he is building.

It was a bit dingd up (By me)... not the prettiest belle of the ball-but she was mine- AND FAST!



Here it is-

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/PANA0085.JPG


Good Look at the Cowl (Functunal) Size

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/PANA0092.JPG



http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/camfront%7E0.jpg

I did replace the fenders eventually but then had to sell it shortly after - :doh!:

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/new_driver_fender.jpg


Now the Power Plant- Reneck built- but well built- Notice the Missing passanger side firewall anyway- 350 Chevy Bored over .30- Roller Rockers- Mild Blue Racing Cam- Holly 750 Double Pumper (pic 2) Going into my Edlebrock Performer RPM Intake Manifold - Headers with TRUE DUAL EXHAUST!!! - Electric Fan to cool it on down -NO AC! hell this car didnt even have winshield wipers- 350 Turbo with a B&M Super Street Shift Kit w/ the 2500 Stall Converter Connected to the 4:11 Aburn POSI Trac Rear End-DAMN I SMOKED SOME TIRES!!!

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/355%7E0.jpg

Holly 750DP-
http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/Holly750DP.jpg



Weld Drag Lites- Built Right here in KC!-

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/PANA0090.JPG


Last Full Body Pic-

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/camarodside.jpg

Archie F. Swin
11-04-2006, 10:19 PM
'89 Mustang GT

5.0

Bowser
11-04-2006, 10:48 PM
Had a 74 Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino. It had a 351 Windsor under the hood. Much fun was had in that car, right up until I wrapped it around a fire hydrant. Me = dumbass.

Skip Towne
11-04-2006, 10:59 PM
This was the Car I fought my parents for.

my 1982 Custom Camaro-
Unique- Mine- Redneck.... This Boy that grew up Newton would not want much else -(Maybe a TH700-R4-) anyway... Got it when i was 16- I had to sell it when I was 21- the Motor was too much for Really Good Built 350 Turbos that i put in it and i ran out of cash to put another one in.

infact i needed the cash so i had to sell her- The guy said the motor was going in his 1969 SS camaro that he is building.

It was a bit dingd up (By me)... not the prettiest belle of the ball-but she was mine- AND FAST!



Here it is-

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/PANA0085.JPG


Good Look at the Cowl (Functunal) Size

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/PANA0092.JPG



http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/camfront%7E0.jpg

I did replace the fenders eventually but then had to sell it shortly after - :doh!:

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/new_driver_fender.jpg


Now the Power Plant- Reneck built- but well built- Notice the Missing passanger side firewall anyway- 350 Chevy Bored over .30- Roller Rockers- Mild Blue Racing Cam- Holly 750 Double Pumper (pic 2) Going into my Edlebrock Performer RPM Intake Manifold - Headers with TRUE DUAL EXHAUST!!! - Electric Fan to cool it on down -NO AC! hell this car didnt even have winshield wipers- 350 Turbo with a B&M Super Street Shift Kit w/ the 2500 Stall Converter Connected to the 4:11 Aburn POSI Trac Rear End-DAMN I SMOKED SOME TIRES!!!

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/355%7E0.jpg

Holly 750DP-
http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/Holly750DP.jpg



Weld Drag Lites- Built Right here in KC!-

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/PANA0090.JPG


Last Full Body Pic-

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/camarodside.jpg
Are you sure you would know FAST when you saw it? Check my avatar. There is FAST!!!! Low tens.

SLAG
11-04-2006, 11:09 PM
Are you sure you would know FAST when you saw it? Check my avatar. There is FAST!!!! Low tens.

hey high 12's to mid 13's is Fast for a 16yo

;)

DJJasonp
11-04-2006, 11:38 PM
I had a 78 Trans Am 400 6.6 that I would kill to have back...it looked a lot like this....

Simplex3
11-04-2006, 11:41 PM
This was the Car I fought my parents for.

my 1982 Custom Camaro-
Unique- Mine- Redneck.... This Boy that grew up Newton would not want much else -(Maybe a TH700-R4-) anyway... Got it when i was 16- I had to sell it when I was 21- the Motor was too much for Really Good Built 350 Turbos that i put in it and i ran out of cash to put another one in.
Thanks for perpetuating the stereotype.

:shake:

Simplex3
11-04-2006, 11:44 PM
I had a VW Jetta, my third car and first brand new one that I might still be driving today if Dupont hadn't f**ked up the paint (clear coat wouldn't adhere). After 3 years everything on that car looked, felt, and operated like the day I drove it off the lot. After VW painted it for the 3rd time I sold it with the fresh coat. To VW's credit they didn't argue with me or even make me ask more than once for any of the paint jobs.

SBK
11-04-2006, 11:49 PM
I like my 05 325i.

My next car will be my favorite though.

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-04-2006, 11:55 PM
I had a 78 Trans Am 400 6.6 that I would kill to have back...it looked a lot like this....
That's one of my all-time favorites, if I was ever fortunate enough to own one the only way anyone would get it from me would be to pry it from my cold dead hands.

TinyEvel
11-05-2006, 01:08 AM
1967 VW 21-window Deluxe Microbus. aka "Samba".

Always wanted one, bought it off the 'net the month before we had our first child. Didn't tell my wife (oops!).
It was awesome. Had the skylight windows, the 5-foot sliding sunroof, the safari windshields that opened up and seated nine. We'd all pile in it and get lunch down near the beach. IT had a 1500cc engine that churned out a whopping 40hp. But, this car wasn't about speed. My wife called it the "Litlte People Bus" Because watching me (6'2" 210Lbs) drive up in it, looked like a Fisher Price Little people toy.

Spent five years accumulating parts for the ultimate trailer queen restoration. Then I sold it when we moved to this fancy-pants house with no driveway and not much garage space.
I kept my '72 Westfalia, though. All stock and my current pride and joy. We go camping in it. I chose the usable bus rather than the museum piece.

Logical
11-05-2006, 01:32 AM
Either my first car 69 Buick Wildcat or my present Jaguar 4.0 S-Type Love them both.

boogblaster
11-05-2006, 06:31 AM
1970 charger se 400 experimental that baby would go 140 .....

Over-Head
11-05-2006, 06:36 AM
79' Nova Concourse I converted to an SS.

There wasn't a car in town that could touch me in a 1/8 mile (light to light) and I had a standing bet that if you could grab the $20 off the dash when I went from 2nd to 3rd you could have it, if ya couldn't, then you put one up there to match it.
I went 3 months never having to pay for gas with the amount of guy's wanting to "be the one who did".
I had $5000 alone in the engine.
And she was a pure "sleeper" didn't look like much, until you line up against it.

IA_Chiefs_fan
11-05-2006, 06:50 AM
I had a 78 Trans Am 400 6.6 that I would kill to have back...it looked a lot like this....
Very Nice!!!

burt
11-05-2006, 06:58 AM
Loved my 1994 4Runner. I also love my curren 2003 Tundra. Toyotas :rockon:

The new Tundra will be out soon and it's a MONSTER!!!

Bwana
11-05-2006, 08:14 AM
My favorite car would have to be a truck. Cars are cool for company rides, but a big ass full size truck is the only way to go in my book. You can haul stuff around, if you hit an elk you won't die, lots of room in the cab if it's a crew cab and you can pull around big toys with it. :)

Skip Towne
11-05-2006, 08:18 AM
My favorite car would have to be a truck. Cars are cool for company rides, but a big ass full size truck is the only way to go in my book. You can haul stuff around, if you hit an elk you won't die, lots of room in the cab if it's a crew cab and you can pull around big toys with it. :)
Insert Tim Taylor grunting noises

Bwana
11-05-2006, 08:21 AM
Insert Tim Taylor grunting noises

You're damn right Skip. :thumb:

Bill Parcells
11-05-2006, 08:22 AM
Either my first car 69 Buick Wildcat or my present Jaguar 4.0 S-Type Love them both.
I had a 67 Buick Wildcat convertable(that was my first car ever)

430 4 barrell carb..a beast on gas..speedometer one way..fuel gauge the other way :shake:

OldTownChief
11-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Mine was identical to this one except it had a black vinyl top .

Bill Parcells
11-05-2006, 08:29 AM
Mine was identical to this one except it had a black vinyl top .
What year was that Chevelle SS??72??

redbrian
11-05-2006, 08:49 AM
Had 3 fav's I'd like to have back;
66 Tempest LeMans
55 Buick Special
67 Volvo P-1800

scott free
11-05-2006, 08:57 AM
I had a 78 Trans Am 400 6.6 that I would kill to have back...it looked a lot like this....

I second Bugeaters & others comments on this one, have always had a woody for those. Just something about'em. Only thing i would change is to put the honeycomb wheels on it.

Que Card QB
11-05-2006, 08:59 AM
So far it's been my Subaru Forester. 136,000, zero problems and I've put it through the ringer.

OldTownChief
11-05-2006, 09:14 AM
What year was that Chevelle SS??72??

"70"

This is a "72".

gblowfish
11-05-2006, 09:20 AM
I had a 71 Chevelle 2 door in High School. Loved that car. I got hit by a drunk driver in college and it got totalled. Bummer.

I think my favorite car to drive was my dad's 1966 Pontiac Ventura. It was a land yacht, and the first car I got to drive when I was 16. The Ventura was a mid-level trim and option package, between the Catalina and the Bonneville. The one I drove was Maroon with a black top. Very cool car. HUGE back seat, yeah!

Baby Lee
11-15-2006, 03:39 PM
Either my first car 69 Buick Wildcat or my present Jaguar 4.0 S-Type Love them both.
Die yuppie scum.

CoMoChief
11-15-2006, 03:41 PM
A black '94 Ford Probe GT

Drove girls wild.

StcChief
11-15-2006, 03:45 PM
02 Maxima SE 3.5L fast/smooth/comfortable
Poor man's BMW

Baby Lee
11-15-2006, 03:46 PM
02 Maxima SE 3.5L fast/smooth/comfortable
Poor man's BMW
What's it's utilitarian quotient?

I need to know if you are a good person or not.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-15-2006, 03:49 PM
Die yuppie scum.

"A hit dog barks"

ChiefsOne
11-15-2006, 03:49 PM
The first new car I bought new 1986 Nissan 300ZX. Car was awesome back in the day.

Most recently Lincoln Navigator.

Rain Man
11-15-2006, 04:20 PM
I've owned five cars and can honestly say that I've felt true, deep love for every one of them.

1970 Gold Mustang Convertible - Instantly vaulted me into the top five percent of cool cars when I bought it at age 17.

1970 Red Mustang Convertible - I don't remember now why I bought it since I had the other one at the same time, but it was red with a white interior. Gorgeous.

1979 Tan Toyota Celica Hatchback - My first car that was really capable of a long road trip. That car had an excellent design. You could fold the seats down to get all sorts of storage room, or even nap back there in a pinch. Great instrumentation inside, too.

1987 Black Pontiac Fiero GT - Way cool car. It was like driving a spaceship when I bought it. Great looks, reliable, great instrument panel. (I have a thing about instrument panels.) Also, it had an enormous console in the middle that was perfect to rest my elbow on.

2000 Apricot BMW Z3 - What can I say about the Z3? I'm suave, I'm sophisticated, I'm James Bond with a lower center of gravity. I hadn't had a convertible in nearly 20 years, and I remembered how much I like convertibles. Plus, I really like the clean, classic roadster look that it brings to the table.

KCinNY
11-15-2006, 04:24 PM
'69 Pontiac Grand Prix. Standard 442 setup.

Probably only got about 9 mpg, but for a 19 year old kid, nothing could have been better.

trndobrd
11-15-2006, 04:44 PM
I had a lot of fun in my 1960 Ford Fairlane, and I would love to have my 65 or 72 Mustang back in the garage (17 year old with a Mustang = trouble). My Ford Ranger was probably the best vehicle I've owned from all around practicality and trouble free operation for 170k miles.

Not to get off topic, but my ALL TIME favorite vehicle is my motorcycle. 2005 Victory 8-ball. I picked it out and TrndoGrl made the arrangements with the dealer so I could pick it up and ride it around for two weeks while I was back on leave.

91h/94t for anyone who cares.

Rain Man
11-15-2006, 04:46 PM
1972 Mustangs are underrated. I liked their style. I drove a 1972 Mach I for a while (my dad's car, not mine) and it was the bee's knees.