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|Posted: 05-13-2009 06:45 pm||
|I didn't consider some of my early cars as classics...although I guess they would be now if they existed...
1978 Pontiac Bonneville - 403 ci w/automatic. Ragged out, but the only car I've ever owned that I could "power brake" and destroy the back tires...Hey, I was 16. Notified we were moving and I'd have to sell it 6 weeks after $350 purchase. Sold it for $700 to some guy who wanted only the engine. Saw body years later in a field. Come to think of it, it's the only profit I've ever made on a car.
Coolness: 50% (at age 16) Performance: 90% (again, at 16)
1977 Chevy Chevette aka "'77 'Vette" to those I told about it that never saw it. A lovely shade of, um, light-green...maybe...something like that. Imagine a pear with dents and scratches. Put a good 40000 miles on it in college, after the 100000 it had when I got it. After 10000 with no oil, it didn't make it home one weekend.
Coolness: 5% Performance: 5%
1971 Spitfire - Semi-daily driver until I got the J-H. Ugly as sin, but mechanically sound.
Coolness: 30% Performance: 40%
1972 Spitfire - Parts car for above
Coolness and Performance: 1% (the boot lid and various other parts are in use)
1965 Herald Saloon - Yes, the hard top. Rare, easy to take apart, will figure out how to put it all back together one of these days. I'm considering making this one a plug-in electric car. Anyone know where to find a large LUCAS motor?
Coolness: 50% (when done) Performance: 0-40% (even when done)
1972/3 Jensen Healey Mk1 - New owner, new almost-daily driver, remarkable shape, incredible performance...at least compared to the 1200 cc Spitfire. Mostly cosmetic effort required. Definitely the coolest car I've had.
Coolness: 80+% Performance: 80%
My other daily driver is a 2005 Lincoln Aviator with 22" rims. Cool, reliable, and incredibly, ridiculously expensive. What the heck was I thinking when I signed up for a seemingly perpetual $701/mo car payment?????
Coolness: 80% Performance: 81%
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