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#26480 of 30856 Re: Car Show Game - 1950s [wevk]
Oct 01, 2012 (8:48 am)
Just to show you there are some honest folks on the internet, I scored 79%.
50's Iron is not my forte so I'll take it!
#26481 of 30856 Re: wagon [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 01, 2012 (8:53 am)
That Avanti is a mid-seventies model. I remember reading that a Blaupunkt radio was an option from the factory.
A friend bought a gorgeous R1 Avanti recently at a dealer. It was listed at $29K but I don't know what they paid. I am aware of a stunning R2 Avanti with 10K miles that sold on eBay two years or so ago for $47,999. I know it's only a snapshot in time, but there are two '67 Lincoln convertibles on eBay now. One has a BIN of $28-odd and the other $23-odd. Nothing to sneeze at, but somebody I know who knows sixties Lincolns says they are an electrical nightmare when things need done on them.
I like the '61-63 Lincolns best, followed by the '64-65. Funny, the '61-63 had curved side glass, rare for the time, but the '64-65 had flat side glass.
#26482 of 30856 Re: Car Show Game - 1950s [wevk]
Oct 01, 2012 (9:09 am)
92%. I am pleased.
#26483 of 30856 Re: wagon [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 01, 2012 (9:11 am)
I suspect the Alfa was a McCaw car - that family owns a huge host of big money significant cars, and are sometimes actually driven. I've seen a few of their large displacement prewar Bentleys on the road here. It was an amazing sight. A few minutes earlier, I was out in the fintail thinking "this is by far the oldest car on the road" - then I see the 30s pickup, then the Alfa.
#26484 of 30856 Re: wagon [uplanderguy]
Oct 01, 2012 (9:12 am)
I very much prefer the 61-63 models too - the curves are seen throughout the car and are the intended design.
Oct 01, 2012 (9:23 am)
It's a function of my age, but whenever I see a '66 or '67 Continental convertible, I'm reminded of the show "Green Acres". That's the car that Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor ("Mr. and Mrs. Douglas") drove on the show.
I'm old enough to remember it was a big deal when the '66 Lincolns came out and for the first time in several years, they offered a Continental Coupe (with an accent over the final 'e'!).
#26486 of 30856 Re: wagon [uplanderguy]
Oct 01, 2012 (9:25 am)
I remember one of those coupes in the town where I lived as a teen. It was in very nice condition, the same dark blue as my first car 66 Galaxie. Those late Continentals are kind of boxy and blocky to my eyes.
#26487 of 30856 Re: Car Show Game - 1950s [au1994]
Oct 01, 2012 (10:04 am)
"Just to show you there are some honest folks on the internet, I scored 79%.
50's Iron is not my forte so I'll take it! "
Ditto, I got 79%, too. Obvious ones were easy, but the single year multiple models from one maker, along with same model different year ones tripped me up.
#26488 of 30856 Re: Car Show Game - 1950s [texases]
Oct 01, 2012 (11:28 am)
Pretty much same results here at 83%. Trying to sort out the B-O-P GM models and various Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth brands dropped my score to middling... That parade of 1958 GM cars reeked. At least I got the American Graffiti Chevy right.
"Look, creep. You want a knuckle sandwich?"
"Uh, no thanks. I'm waiting for a double Chucky Chuck."
#26489 of 30856 Re: Car Show Game - 1950s [texases]
Oct 01, 2012 (12:12 pm)
96%, I mixed up two Mercuries!