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#24400 of 25654 Re: Grand Wagoneer [Mr_Shiftright]
May 08, 2012 (12:25 pm)
Seth Meyers, SNL Weekend Update, on the news that the GM Hummer is discontinued:
"So now you'll just have to go door-to-door and tell people you're an a-hole"
#24401 of 25654 Re: Grand Wagoneer [wevk]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 08, 2012 (3:52 pm)
Ever drive one o' them babies? Pretty awful. But I have to say, they're pretty impressive off-road.
#24402 of 25654 Re: Grand Wagoneer [Mr_Shiftright]
May 08, 2012 (8:26 pm)
I drove one at a GM sponsored test drive event back in 2005. It wasn't a "real" Hummer though...just an H2. I wasn't that impressed.
I'll never forget the first time I saw an H3 on the road. It had been involved in an accident on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. It had rear-ended a Plymouth Voyager, and both were stopped along the median. And the H3 definitely came out the worse of the two in that little tangle.
#24403 of 25654 Re: Grand Wagoneer [andre1969]
May 09, 2012 (7:34 am)
#24404 of 25654 Re: Grand Wagoneer [lemko]
May 09, 2012 (3:08 pm)
"There's an article in the current edition of Collectible Automobile about the 1969-75 International Travelall. It was also a gas hog. I think it got 9 MPG Highway! "
My father had one to tow our travel trailer, a '72. I don't think he even checked the MPG on the tanks (it had two, as I recall). Gas was about 25 cents per gallon. That was a great truck. I remember my cousin was enchanted by the 4 barrel Holley carb...
#24405 of 25654 Re: Grand Wagoneer [lemko]
May 09, 2012 (6:19 pm)
I used to have that picture as wallpaper with the caption 'Battle of the Titans'.
#24406 of 25654 paging Fintail
by steve_ HOST
May 10, 2012 (8:14 am)
This one sounds like it's already folded and they're looking for expert help for parting out their E-Class. Thanks!
#24407 of 25654 Re: Grand Wagoneer [lemko]
May 10, 2012 (8:14 am)
I just picked up the June edition of CA and read the Travelall article first. It seemed like a real winner, even finishing first in a comparison test at the time and earning good marks from owners. I was interested to see the pictures too, as I don't recall ever seeing one of these in the flesh. It looked very nicely trimmed inside. I didn't know this, but it was available for a time with the AMC 401 V-8 in addition to different I-H V-8s.
Were those I-H engines used in their commercial trucks too, or just in the Scout and pickups they built? I wonder about availability of parts and rebuild kits for them, and whether they were big, heavy, overbuilt boat anchors. Should a buyer at the time have chosen the AMC 401 or the I-H 392?
#24408 of 25654 Re: Grand Wagoneer [ab348]
May 10, 2012 (5:59 pm)
I liked the IH pickup trucks too starting around the mid 50's. Chicago was an IH town and the Museum of Science and Industry had a farm display that featured IH vehicles and tractors when I was a kid. To this day I think IH makes many of the school bus chassis around there. But in big SUV type vehicles, even back then Chicago was a major GM market and Suburbans ruled. Next I'd like to see an article on the old Willy's trucks, especially the FC models.
#24409 of 25654 Re: paging Fintail [steve_]
May 11, 2012 (2:05 pm)
Looks like some others beat me to it. Car will probably bring a grand if it is nice otherwise, seller could make a bit more if he parted it out though.