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    If you could own anything as old as you...

    ...what would it be?

    When I get the money, I want one thing made the year I was born. Maybe a 1976 Mercury Cougar:



    Or a '76 Les Paul Goldtop:



    Or a '76 BMW bike



    What about you? Do you already have something made the year you were born?
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    I'd have a '74 Plymouth Barracuda.

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    I already have what I believe to be a 1951 Schwinn Spitfire, and a bicycle liscence plate from 1951.

    Cleaning out my parents house I just found photos of me as a new born baby from 1951. I also have a Gold Pocket watch from 1926 when my great grandfather retired. I have a wooden cradle from my family that is close to 200 years old. And a bazillion antiques. Way too much.

    I can't think of anything else I would want.
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    I have a silver pacifier and a stuffed animal that are as old as I am. Had them all my life.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    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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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I already ow a bunch of dirt......

    Actually, I almost bought a 1959 Land Rover a while back, but it was too far gone to restore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    This reminds me why I never go into road...........thanks guys.

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    Juicy, Sweet Member ahsposo's Avatar
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    And I actually look a lot like that.

    Only fatter and paler.
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    This reminds me why I never go into road...........thanks guys.

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    Or



    Or



    Or

    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawmutt View Post
    ...what would it be?

    When I get the money, I want one thing made the year I was born. Maybe a 1976 Mercury Cougar:



    Or a '76 Les Paul Goldtop:



    Or a '76 BMW bike



    What about you? Do you already have something made the year you were born?

    I bought a 1976 Cougar XR7 back in the day. It was black, black vinyl top and saddle colored interior. That car rode like it was on a cloud. Out of all the cars I have owned, this Cougar was most likely my favorite. It was not fast as all cars of the mid to late 70's were even though some of these hillbillies down here try to make race cars out of 1974 Nova or something.

    Wow, what a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I already ow a bunch of dirt......

    Actually, I almost bought a 1959 Land Rover a while back, but it was too far gone to restore.
    I remember your inquiry to bike forum members at that time about this rust bucket. Didn't you end up with another rust bucket? I really do not know why northerners do not fly to Florida, buy their hearts desire and drive it back home. No, they spend good money on cars that are already becoming buckets of rust. Did you know that even piece of crap cars here in Florida have NO rust anywhere?

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    I already have cameras, radios an bikes older than me. I have one car 19 years older than me. My other car and our camper are a year younger than me. Our kitchen table is more likely than not older than me. I've got a 120yo armchair. I'm set for old things.
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    either this



    or this




    or this

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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    1985 ruf btr

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    A truckload of gold bricks minted in 1966.
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyStickman View Post
    I'd have a '74 Plymouth Barracuda.
    I'd have to go with its forebear, the 1962 Dodge Dart

    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Lawn darts. Banned a few years after I was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Lawn darts. Banned a few years after I was born.
    So...it was you.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    I'd take him.

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    Dog is my co-pilot 2manybikes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Connell View Post


    Or



    Or



    Or

    I had that motorcycle. 1973 Bonneville 750cc five speed. Best handling road bike I have ever ridden to this day.
    Like it was an extension of my body. Second gear would spin the tire and lift the front end about 6". I rode is across town with three people. Passed a cop going the other way, he didn't notice.

    Edit-one of my friends had a mini like that, he took out the original engine and put in a much larger more powerful MG engine. Can't remember the tech details. It was FAST.
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    Mrs. Doohickie says she already owns what she wants (we were born the same year).
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    A truckload of gold bricks minted in 1966.
    You took my idea. Only my bricks would be from 1979.

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    1967 Fairey Huntsman, total James Bond boat
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    You couldn't afford the maintenance fees.

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