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Old 04-04-05, 11:23 AM   #51
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Ahhh......Memories!.....Interesting that your avatar picture was snapped right at the moment your brakes gave out on that long downhill with the hairpin at the bottom.....
Ha ha.....close. The avatar pic is the lever shock totally collapsing mid corner and skewing
the car into oncoming traffic on a fast corner.....or wait a second .......maybe it was after the shop told
me how long it would take to get the new one.....hmmmmmmmmm
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Maybe you're thinking of the SC/Rambler-Hurst?

Ok now I remember !!

Thats some serious hotroddage there !!

They also had one called an AMX that came with no back seat
and a great big 390 with a 4sp. This era of cars was when men
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There have been some fun cars in the stable:

- '65 Galaxy 500 2 door in aqua with aqua interior.
- '75 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega (#1624); yes a Vega but not like any other once you looked under the skin. Black/black with gold alloy wheels.
- Grey market '85 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16V; lowered w/16" AMG MB wheels & 225/40's all around. Dark anthricite grey/black with front & rear factory Recaros.
- '94 Mustang GT 5.0 litre convertible, triple black.
- '04 Honda S2000 roadster. New Forumula Red/black.
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There have been some fun cars in the stable:

- '65 Galaxy 500 2 door in aqua with aqua interior.
- '75 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega (#1624); yes a Vega but not like any other once you looked under the skin. Black/black with gold alloy wheels.
- Grey market '85 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16V; lowered w/16" AMG MB wheels & 225/40's all around. Dark anthricite grey/black with front & rear factory Recaros.
- '94 Mustang GT 5.0 litre convertible, triple black.
- '04 Honda S2000 roadster. New Forumula Red/black.


A Cosworth Vega.... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tres cool!
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1957 Volkswagen Beetle small rear window and 36 horses of
pure german power. . .

1991(?) Toyota Landcruiser, last year with the split tailgate,
Old Man Emu suspension. A real offroad vehicle not like these
poseur 4x4's today.
Any vehicle that can drive in and out of Mocambique is
ok in my book.

My 1956 Ford F100 pickup. Classic style, big as a
house, was a great vehicle.

73 BMW 2002Tii the original pocket rocket (I didn't own
this one, my best friend did, I wanted it)

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Perfect!.....We can put the back seat down.....Throw your bike & my Dahon Helios SL folder in there.....& go for a bike ride after.....


Oh!.....I would never drive automatic......6 on the floor.....Baby!....

KirkeIsWaiting says: I've yet to meet a man who can excite me the way that this car did.

Game On! I may be putting my money on Norton here, it's a six speed.
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Ha ha.....close. The avatar pic is the lever shock totally collapsing mid corner and skewing
the car into oncoming traffic on a fast corner.....or wait a second .......maybe it was after the shop told
me how long it would take to get the new one.....hmmmmmmmmm

......The parts delay was designed in at the factory so the warranty would run out before it broke down again......They did have a warranty......Didn't they?.....
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- Grey market '85 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16V; lowered w/16" AMG MB wheels & 225/40's all around. Dark anthricite grey/black with front & rear factory Recaros.
Awesome car. why gray market?
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Old 04-04-05, 01:47 PM   #61
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73 BMW 2002Tii the original pocket rocket (I didn't own
this one, my best friend did, I wanted it)

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Man, I had one of those too! And they were rare. Another awesome ride it.
Stolen in front of my house.
Would love to have one again.
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Old 04-04-05, 01:48 PM   #62
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KirkeIsWaiting says: I've yet to meet a man who can excite me the way that this car did.

Game On! I may be putting my money on Norton here, it's a six speed.


Nope. Nice ride but doesn't get the blonde!
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Old 04-04-05, 01:53 PM   #63
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Nope. Nice ride but doesn't get the blonde!
You can drive my 04 Prius, awesome computer controled hybrid system? sexy eh?
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Awesome car. why gray market?
Just got lucky and found one that had been imported instead of produced for the US Market. The European models had slighly higher compression, 185hp (vs 177 for US), and a taller rear gear along with Euro one-piece headlights and a bit more free-flowing exhaust system. Both had the active hydraulic four point suspension system and were otherwise identical.
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Just got lucky and found one that had been imported instead of produced for the US Market. The European models had slighly higher compression, 185hp (vs 177 for US), and a taller rear gear along with Euro one-piece headlights and a bit more free-flowing exhaust system. Both had the active hydraulic four point suspension system and were otherwise identical.
awesome
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A Cosworth Vega.... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tres cool!
Yeah, I miss that car... Unbelievably, I put about 100k miles on the thing and aside from an occasional head gasket leak and the timing belt jumping on super-cold mornings, it only had one real weakness: the throw-out bearings coudn't handle the revs, would spin-out their grease, and then disintegrate.

Interestingly enough, guess who built the 16v motors used in the Mercedes 190E hot rod sedans??? Yup, Cosworth again.

If you like high-rev'ing engines, these were the cat's meow. The Cosworth Vega (120bhp) had a 6,500 redline and the grey-market 190E 16V Mercedes Cosworth (185bhp) redlined at 7,200 rpm.

Of course, the king of "sing" is the Honda S2000's VTech motor (240 bhp) which doesn't kick-in to high performance mode until 6,500 rpm ('04 version) and redlines at 8,300 rpm. The pre '04 models don't redline until 9k rpm.

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1966 Mustang Fastback 2+2 V289 was probably the coolest.
My TR-7 was a piece of cr@p but fun to drive when it wasn't having mechanical/electrcial/ hydraudlic issues and I was a DINK
Currently driving a '93 Taurus SHO (my stealth 4-door sedan)

The common thread is that all of them were (are) manual transmission.



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Oooo....There's one I always wanted.....There's a restored 100-six here in town....Black with red interior....Only seen in nice summer weather with the top down.....
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Anyone ever have a Citroen SM, early 70's with the Masaratti engine?

I also drooled at the Austin-Heally 3k, only sports car with a truck engine that I ever liked.
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Anyone ever have a Citroen SM, early 70's with the Masaratti engine?

I also drooled at the Austin-Heally 3k, only sports car with a truck engine that I ever liked.

Citroen DS 19......Rescued near the end of her life for $300.....Tres chic.....Ran for 3 glorious months before her high-pressure hydraulic system gave out.....I sobbed like a baby as her life's blood leaked away.....
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Citroen DS 19......Rescued near the end of her life for $300.....Tres chic.....Ran for 3 glorious months before her high-pressure hydraulic system gave out.....I sobbed like a baby as her life's blood leaked away.....
I bet you learned to have an oil shield on any time you popped the hood, those hydraulic pumps could spray the fluid! I had a Citroen Mehari, looked like a little jeep, rag top, built on a 2CV platform. The body was all plastic, funny, if you got it stuck in sand two people could pick it up high enough to set it on higher ground! I rear ended a massive Pontiac with it, plastic broke into a million pieces.
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tie between 1981 Ford F-150 regular cab, long bed with a 302 v8 and A6 tranny.....and a 1976 two door Toyota Corolla (orange miss it everytime I watch That 70's show)
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Oooo....There's one I always wanted.....There's a restored 100-six here in town....Black with red interior....Only seen in nice summer weather with the top down.....

My holy grail is a '68 Jag .
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Kiss me!.....You fool!!.....
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Oh, car lust.
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