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#23 of 52 Re: What Classic/Collectible car couldn't I GIVE to you? [andre1969]
Apr 11, 2011 (11:35 am)
I'd actually wouldn't turn down a bustleback with the good engine, no vinyl top, "road wheels" or whatever they were called, etc. A nice light blue or two tone blue would work for me. Same for a similar year and equipped Eldo.
#24 of 52 Re: What Classic/Collectible car couldn't I GIVE to you? [andre1969]
Apr 11, 2011 (11:36 am)
A V-8-6-4 is the same as a 368. You can tell a V-8-6-4 engine because it's got very tall valve covers that also house the solenoids for the "variable displacemement" feature. It was a cool idea, but the technology just wasn't there. It was like Flash Gordon trying to construct an i-Phone out of 1930s components.
#25 of 52 another car I like
Apr 11, 2011 (1:13 pm)
but would never own - A Lancia Scorpion. It looks like it might be lots of fun. But it was slower than a contemporary VW Rabbit and somehow even less reliable.
#26 of 52 Re: What Classic/Collectible car couldn't I GIVE to you? [fintail]
Apr 11, 2011 (1:14 pm)
When the bustleback Sevelles first showed up, a family friend said " They look like a garbage truck from the back"
And, they do!
#27 of 52 Re: another car I like [lemmer]
Apr 11, 2011 (1:15 pm)
You mean a "Lawn Chair"?
A shop I knew called them that because like lawn chairs, they usually just sat around, not running.
#28 of 52 Re: What Classic/Collectible car couldn't I GIVE to you? [andre1969]
Apr 11, 2011 (1:49 pm)
any of those horrible neoclassic revivals that were all the rage in the 70's...Packard, Stutz, and so on
At the risk of being sacrificed to the Automotive Gods...Frankly I wouldn't take many of the Italian exotics (Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari) either. Beautiful to look at, thrilling to drive (probably), BUT, I think I would look like a complete Poseur in most of them, and I wouldn't have the stomach to maintain them. A guy in my old neighborhood used to drive a Lambo around, it just looked so ridiculously over-the-top and out-of-place in our quiet middle class neighborhood. It would be like Barney Fife relocating the Taj Mahal into Mayberry...
#29 of 52 Re: What Classic/Collectible car couldn't I GIVE to you? [garv214]
Apr 11, 2011 (2:01 pm)
Yeah, what were those fake Maserati's that were being sold in the early eighties? I think Chrysler stores sold them?
THAT is one I wouldn't take!
I wouldn't take one of those Shay Reproduction Model A's either.
#30 of 52 Re: What Classic/Collectible car couldn't I GIVE to you? [isellhondas]
Apr 11, 2011 (2:46 pm)
Chrysler TC. I'd take one for free, I guess. I wouldn't think it would be too much trouble. It is basically just a LeBaron.
#31 of 52 Re: What Classic/Collectible car couldn't I GIVE to you? [lemmer]
Apr 11, 2011 (3:33 pm)
There are lots of cars I wouldn't take but the ones that came to mind are Corvette C3s (1968-1982). I like most 'Vettes but the C3s were slow and ugly. No thanks.
Maybe a late one in the right color in super condition but I doubt it.
#32 of 52 Re: What Classic/Collectible car couldn't I GIVE to you? [andys120]
Apr 11, 2011 (3:47 pm)
Not even this?
Actually, I would LOVE to take that to Corvette shows and concours...see how many people I can piss off. Act like it is a sacred work of art.
Thinking about cars I wouldn't want, that Lancia mention makes me think...I don't want anything that will routinely leave me stranded...like a 70s Lancia.