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Old 02-03-12, 06:53 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-03-12, 06:58 PM   #2
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I'd have a '74 Plymouth Barracuda.
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Old 02-03-12, 07:09 PM   #3
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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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Old 02-03-12, 07:18 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-03-12, 07:24 PM   #5
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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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Old 02-03-12, 07:24 PM   #6
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And I actually look a lot like that.

Only fatter and paler.
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Old 02-03-12, 08:11 PM   #9
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...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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Old 02-03-12, 08:21 PM   #11
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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.
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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A truckload of gold bricks minted in 1966.
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I'd have a '74 Plymouth Barracuda.
I'd have to go with its forebear, the 1962 Dodge Dart

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Lawn darts. Banned a few years after I was born.
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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).
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You took my idea. Only my bricks would be from 1979.
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