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The vehicle thread.

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by Juggernautz, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. COGatorman

    COGatorman Gator with Altitude! Premium Member

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    Care to make a little wager on that? :cool:

    I'll give you some visual advice from the sales brochure before you decide:

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  2. Gator515151

    Gator515151 GC Hall of Fame

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    I was once told that the Wrangler was the #1 choice vehicle of gay men. I ain't sayin it's true but that's what I heard.
     
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  3. exiledgator

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    Could be.

    I rocked that thing in the ATL from about 92-96. I don't know how much it helped gay men, but I know how much that ride helped me with my heterosexual partners. Answer: a lot. :)
     
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  4. Gator515151

    Gator515151 GC Hall of Fame

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    My brother just sold his 71 MGB GT convertible his was maroon. Hadn't ran in years.
     
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  5. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't tread on me! VIP Member

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    The Wankel engine in my RX-7 is an incredible engine enhancing the funability of driving it!
     
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  6. kf4syr

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    :):)
    I stand corrected. I was of the understanding that's when the new absorbing impact bumper came out and was, but now see that in a RS / Z-28 it still offered the split system. The 69-1/2 year is the trademark of the F body style :)
     
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  7. lwg8tr

    lwg8tr GC Hall of Fame

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    Back in the day(1983) I had a Chocolate Brown 1970 1/2 Z-28 Rally Sport, rare car today, 350 LTI with a solid lifter cam, 2.02 Fuelie heads, aluminum high rise intake, Holley carb, 12 bolt rear end with 4.11 gears. Was a factory race car. Even had the radio delete non-option. If in 1984, on US1 in Fort Lauderdale you got dusted by a nasty small block unassuming brown Camaro..that was me :)

    Only car I always lost two was a rust bucket 1968 Chevelle with a monster elephant 454 and tunnel ram. That was a 9 second street car.

    Now a days my Dodge Charger SRT-8 would dust my old car, and do it with Sirius Satellite radio on, planted in leather and Alcantera heated seats., all the while getting 23mpg on the highway.


     
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  8. kf4syr

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    Yea, but it is still a Dodge :eek::rolleyes:;)
     
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  9. gatorpa

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    In order starting in 1985
    1976 Mercury Capri...First car so it stays high on the list
    1983 Oldsmobile
    1974 Fiat 124
    1983 Suzuki GS 550- first MC crush in a T-bone accident
    1990 Yamaha FZR 600...FAST
    1976 Plymouth Volarie (a Tank)
    1993 Toyota p/u put 200,000 miles on it and I still see it running around town 13 years later
    2005 Chevy Colorado still have runs great good all purpose vehicle
    2017 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 Favorite car at this point.
     
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  10. COGatorman

    COGatorman Gator with Altitude! Premium Member

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    As did the Type LT - which is what I had. The Camaro switched to all solid bumpers with the slight remodel in 1974. I had a 1974 Z28 for a while as well and the sloped nose was a result of the impact requirements.
     
  11. Gator515151

    Gator515151 GC Hall of Fame

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    Just bought Mrs51 a 2018 Sonata. When she said she wanted a Hyundai I had visions of the old piece of crap Excel we bought our son for his first car back in the 90s. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I drove the Sonata.

    PS I'll still take my Silverado tho.
     
  12. VAg8r1

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    1986 Saab 900. Not fast or sexy, but I really loved the car.
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    Also liked my 2010 Honda Accord Coupe with manual transmission. It's my son's car now.

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  13. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't tread on me! VIP Member

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  14. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't tread on me! VIP Member

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  15. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't tread on me! VIP Member

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  16. fastsix

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    2004 Audi S4 Avant
    4.2 liter V8
    339bhp at 7,000 rpm and over 300 lb/ft of torque at 3,500 rpm

    I miss that car - a brute force, 5 second 0-60 grocery getter. If you've never driven a V8, you're missing out. Some little light weight, turbo charged car might be faster, but it's not the same.

    Don't ever buy a used one though.

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  17. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot VIP Member

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    Trucker had a 1956 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing for a few years. We had a lot of fun with the thing but had to sell it when the family was expanding and times were tight for a while in 1978. He once had a complete stranger spot the car and follow him for almost 30 miles late one night hoping to see the doors open.

    We once drove it from Wilmington, Delaware to Highland Park, Illinois in the middle of the 1974 gasoline crisis. It had a 30 gallon capacity but gas was hard to find. In preparation for our trip I drove from station to station trying to fill the tank until I found one attendant so impressed with the car he said to me, " Lady, I don't got gas for sale, but for you, I got gas. Come back when the station closes." :D

    I did and he put in almost 20 gallons which topped off the tank.

    The car was notable as its serial number indicated it was the last Gullwing Mercedes sold. The last one manufactured is in their museum in Stuttgart.

    Not ours, but it looked like this one. It drove like a tank at slow speed and required double clutching.

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  18. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't tread on me! VIP Member

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    My next dream car:

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  19. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot VIP Member

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    I had a Volvo turbo charged wagon for a while in the 80's. I still think it the safest car I have ever driven. Made a big mistake trading it for the Dodge raised roof van.
     
  20. fastsix

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    I know you know this, but for anybody who doesn't those cars are pretty pricey these days.

    1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing - Auction estimate: $1.1 million