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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    Karmann Ghia rally style car? Can't say I've seen that before.
    I recall (from my days committing mechanical malpractice on VW's) that there was Karmann Ghia convertible made into a Cat 5 Baja racer. Essentially a tube frame with a couple fenders. It looked pretty cool- I wish I could find pictures.
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    79-85 w126 AMG

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    '64 Skylark with a 455. Kind of plain, but I'm a sucker for a big pillarless coupe, especially with a big block.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    '64 Skylark with a 455. Kind of plain, but I'm a sucker for a big pillarless coupe, especially with a big block.
    Sweet Sleeper. In college we used one for a movie, I doubt that it had a 455, but it idled at 25-30mph going up hill.
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    Honking my own horn. . . . .


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    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

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    Not so much beautiful, but if you've been here very long, you know I have a weakness for wagons. '56 Plymouth Suburban on Bring a Trailer.


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    They clean up nice though.

    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Porsche 906

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
    Porsche 906

    This picture is taken in Australia in the sixties. A Chrysler Valiant, a Toyota Crown and a Holden HD/HR are in the background.

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    Hey I was going to say that!
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    Happy new year. Meet Giulietta and Giulietta

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    Here are a couple of pics of my 91 Jag. These were taken just before we sold our home in Maine and headed to FL. It broke my heart to have to sell the car. But fixing and running a Jag V-12 on a retired teacher salary just didn't work. Anyway it was a great running car. Still have the Rialta in the background as I haven't found any other motorhome that looks, drives, or can go places like it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    ^Haha, was going to do the same until I saw it in the other thread...
    The only black MC12

    And I think a lot of people don't like these, but I think they're the bee's knees. Jensen Interceptor, specifically an FF.
    I had a 71 MKII. It was a super car and enjoyed the American 440 drive train. But typical of that British Auto build period, it rarely was without an electrical problem and finally the thin worm got the best of it. Still it was a very interesting motorcar. Thanks for posting. Oh and I currently have a smart 451 carbio… great transportation to the local rail trail.

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    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
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    Bravo!
    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Happy new year. Meet Giulietta and Giulietta

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    I may have already posted one of these...not going back to look.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
    Bravo!
    Bello non e' lei.





    Translated. Beautiful isn't she.
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    ATS 2500GT

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    Here's a one off. A 1962 Ford Thunderbird with a Vista Cruiser roof.







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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    ATS 2500GT

    Hot. I've seen those around the net before and always assumed they were Jags because of the front end and wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Happy new year. Meet Giulietta and Giulietta

    HAWT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
    What the heck is that?

    *edit* NEVERMIND just figured it out! HAHA I seriously thought it was some kind of fake kit Boxster or something, with flattened proportions and really off-size steel wheels and tires, sitting beside the van!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    Hot. I've seen those around the net before and always assumed they were Jags because of the front end and wheels.
    Some stunning images come up in a google search for these cars. ATS also run a F1 team during the 80's



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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    ATS 2500GT

    This car... oh my. I need one in my driveway right now.
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