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Old 05-13-19, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbandito View Post
Also known here in the US as a "Deuce and a Quarter"
Thanks, I've not heard that phrase before either, and having just checked it seems that though a 'deuce and a quarter' could refer to anything with 225 in it, the 225 on the Buick is a nod to the length of the car in inches. I've never heard the length of a car being boasted about like a feature before, the higher the number the harder it is to park

And here's a classic French design I saw today in East London, a Citroen SM, stunning looking car, inside and out.
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Old 05-14-19, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigbandito View Post
Also known here in the US as a "Deuce and a Quarter"
That is a new phrase for me too, and with "deuce coupe" being the only "deuce" car name that I grew up with. Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-15-19, 05:16 AM
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Sometimes you just got to have it:

Classic Ferrari worth millions stolen on test drive



The suspect had expressed interest in buying a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, police in the German city of Düsseldorf say.

He turned up by taxi to the dealership and two hours later, on a test drive, it was time to swap drivers.

But when the seller stepped out of the car, the would-be buyer quickly hit the accelerator and vanished. The car was later found in a garage.
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Old 05-15-19, 11:36 AM
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I would have expected next , was to be into a container, to ship to UAE/Dubai ..
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Old 05-15-19, 11:41 AM
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Replica James Bond cars to be produced ..

" Aston Martin is producing 28 replicas of the 1964 DB5 from the movie "Goldfinger."
The cars will be complete with smokescreens, a simulated oil slick delivery system and a $3.5 million price tag."

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Old 05-15-19, 12:05 PM
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That nice boy with the Nash going with your daughter . . . . .
My father had a '56 Nash, black with a ghastly lime green top. I think there was a third color somewhere on it. Ugliest car I ever saw. Looked like this one except for the inverted color scheme.

It was the first car I ever drove and used it to pass my first (and only) driving license road test the day I turned 16 in 1963. Never got a chance to "road test" the reclining seat/twin bed.
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Old 05-15-19, 12:11 PM
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A few photos of Classic Beautiful Cars taken in 2001 in Schwetzingen, Germany.
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Old 05-15-19, 01:03 PM
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Old 05-16-19, 07:28 AM
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No one else caught on to this one?

https://silodrome.com/field-of-abandoned-ferraris

THE FIELD OF ABANDONED FERRARIS (AND HOW THEY GOT THERE)

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Old 05-21-19, 06:25 PM
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Old 05-24-19, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
That is a new phrase for me too, and with "deuce coupe" being the only "deuce" car name that I grew up with. Thanks for the info.
That was a really common term in the 80's.
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Old 05-24-19, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
That was a really common term in the 80's.
Probably why I didn't pick up on it. There was another term that was popular phrase in my youth, was having a car with "3 deuces", or being equipped with 3 two barrel carburetors (for those individuals unfamiliar with the term).
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Sorry but i've owned this for 45 years and still love it.



How many cc's? 2200+? Way back in the day, some old geezer with a Karmann Ghia would terrorize the Joe Dirts at the local drag strip, leaving many egos in the dust with his low 11 second times.
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
How many cc's? 2200+? Way back in the day, some old geezer with a Karmann Ghia would terrorize the Joe Dirts at the local drag strip, leaving many egos in the dust with his low 11 second times.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
My father had a '56 Nash, black with a ghastly lime green top. I think there was a third color somewhere on it. Ugliest car I ever saw. Looked like this one except for the inverted color scheme.

It was the first car I ever drove and used it to pass my first (and only) driving license road test the day I turned 16 in 1963. Never got a chance to "road test" the reclining seat/twin bed.
Hey, there's hope, today it's sort of cute in it's own way.......at least with some of the younger crowd. In our living room, the wife has a picture of me sitting on the fender of my 51 Dodge pickup, and years ago, one of my daughter's boyfriends saw it, and commented "Wow! That's a cool looking truck!.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Sorry but i've owned this for 45 years and still love it.



A well built and maintained Bug is a true thing of beauty. Don't be sorry.
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Hey, there's hope, today it's sort of cute in it's own way.......at least with some of the younger crowd. In our living room, the wife has a picture of me sitting on the fender of my 51 Dodge pickup, and years ago, one of my daughter's boyfriends saw it, and commented "Wow! That's a cool looking truck!.
It can't be THAT bad, Nissan built an SUV with that curved top ala the station wagon model. Well, at least the door lines.


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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
How many cc's? 2200+? Way back in the day, some old geezer with a Karmann Ghia would terrorize the Joe Dirts at the local drag strip, leaving many egos in the dust with his low 11 second times.
Why Maxwell Smart gave the car up for an Opel GT other than carrying 99's baby around I'll never fathom.
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It can't be THAT bad, Nissan built an SUV with that curved top ala the station wagon model. Well, at least the door lines.


Minus the Texaco door sign, Unity spotlight, and then having an all semi gloss black paint job and wheels, this is a spitting image of my Dodge.

Added: Just noticed the truck has a broken back window as well, a lasting memory from my grandfather (gone for some 40 years now) in loading the back of my truck with tree limbs, after eating his Wheaties.



Not something one prefers to pull into the high school auto shop bay, next to dual quad Impalas, injected 57 Bel Airs, and newer GTXs and then figure on going unnoticed by the motorhead clique.












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Old 05-27-19, 03:12 PM
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Old 05-27-19, 05:45 PM
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I always wanted one of these when I first saw one.........


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Originally Posted by botty kayer View Post
Thanks, I've not heard that phrase before either, and having just checked it seems that though a 'deuce and a quarter' could refer to anything with 225 in it, the 225 on the Buick is a nod to the length of the car in inches. I've never heard the length of a car being boasted about like a feature before, the higher the number the harder it is to park

And here's a classic French design I saw today in East London, a Citroen SM, stunning looking car, inside and out.
A smooth riding French classic. I love Citroens. Even rode in a few. Admired them. This is an elegant classic.
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