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Sep 14, 2013 (12:17 pm)
a gorgeous plum crazy 70 (or 69?) Charger RT. looked brand new.
#30311 of 30871 Re: on the road [stickguy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 14, 2013 (4:19 pm)
I also saw a really old Charger, yesterday. I think mine was a '66 or '67, though.. An older body style than those early '70s models.. White, in restored condition.
Sep 14, 2013 (6:52 pm)
Stunning 65ish Rolls Royce today in a creamy white color.
#30313 of 30871 jackpot early this morning
Sep 15, 2013 (7:38 am)
guess that happens on a beautiful, dry fall day!
all driving around, and looking well restored:
a gen 1 Mustang, black/black convertible.
70 or 71 El Camino SS
a triple white '61 Caddy convertible
and my favorite (along with the Camino) a bright Orange with white stripes '69 Camaro. Gorgeous.
Sep 15, 2013 (10:47 am)
Spent the past 8 days in Florida - not many old cars around. Maybe due to the heat, and that cars age harshly there - I saw many 2006-07 era cars already looking pretty tired. I saw a few vintage cars, mainly around Daytona Beach and north. Did see a 67-68 Barracuda convertible in Orlando. Not many old MBs at all - only a W201 in Orlando, nothing older than the late 90s otherwise. In St. Pete I did see a nice W126 and a nice early W124. I also saw a pristine pre-86 Celebrity up around Daytona, too - old man's car no doubt. Oh, and at Epcot there's a ride (I forget the name) where a ~74 Vega is used as a prop. Not much else to mention, virtually nothing older than the mid 70s.
#30315 of 30871 Re: . [fintail]
Sep 15, 2013 (2:42 pm)
Sounds like the spaceship earth scene depicting a bearded guy building a computer in his garage with a Vega in the driveway.
#30316 of 30871 Re: . [fintail]
Sep 15, 2013 (3:20 pm)
When I lived in the Orlando area they used to have some pretty big old car shows like in Kissimmee, don't know if they still happen. The cars down there in the shows were often drivers though rather than trailer queens. The heat and humidity are rough on cars, but the salt up north is worse.
Gotta ask you a question: are you out of your mind - why would you leave Seattle during it's peak weather for the heat and humidity of central Florida this time of year. Do you travel to Ireland to replicate Seattle during the winter as well - just kidding!
#30317 of 30871 Seen over the weekend..
Sep 15, 2013 (4:14 pm)
Drove down to Miami University in Oxford, OH for my daughter's sorority's "Dad's Weekend" and saw some interesting stuff over the weekend.
Most unusual IMHO, was seeing a pristine Model T 4-door convertible (for lack of a better description), pull up, then back into a parallel parking space! Young kid driving and the car was full of other young people who proceeded to jump out. My daughter said she'd seen that car around campus before. I was reminded of comic-strip character Archie Andrews' car except this one was black, not red!
The next evening, driving down the main street there, was a light yellow '64 Corvair Monza convertible, top down, wire wheelcovers. Ironically, there's a car just like that in the town where I live now, over four hours away.
On the way home today, on I-71 near downtown Columbus, OH, I passed a very straight looking, new-penny-copper colored 1962-63-64 Chevy II 100 4-door sedan, keeping up with traffic quite well. If it were a Nova I could at least tell if it was a '64 ("Nova" nameplate moved to front fender that year), but with a lowly "100" model, I couldn't tell.
#30319 of 30871 Re: . [berri]
Sep 15, 2013 (6:20 pm)
I suspect the weather kept many old cars inside, but I didn't even see many 80s era cars, which are seen all day every day in Seattle. And most 90s stuff on the road in FL is a mess. I suspect the wild driving standards there also don't help survival rates.
I went there because of cheap airfare and a persuasive friend. It's 30 degrees cooler in Seattle today than Orlando yesterday, but oddly enough we are having similar afternoon thunderstorm weather.