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Postby nichols » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:27 pm

I haven't had a classic car in a long time (sniff) but I've torn through a great collection of vintage Chrysler products. My very first car was the best I've ever had, my beautifully dowdy, maroon colored bubbly sedan, the 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook. I loved her so much and we had a great couple of years together - until April 20, 1989 when I had Little Richard on KRLA, In-N-Out in my hand and heading 40MPH downhill when I lost the brakes... :( She was totaled.
We bought the car from the family that had rented it out for "Back to the Future" in 1985. Image
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Postby SDR » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:30 pm

Oh, that's a shame. Well, you got to enjoy her for a while. . . When and where was the picture taken ? That isn't a movie still, is it ?

Reminds me of Shifty's coupe, page one of this thread. Quite a pair. I still laugh when I see his first picture: that little puppy looks just like a spaniel with its face into the wind ! Or am I crazy. . .?

Beautiful old car, above, in a beautiful old color. . .

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Postby Sputnikmoss » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:35 am

I almost forgot! White '69 ID19 back from paint, green '65 ID peeking in. You can ignore the two dorks!

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Postby Sputnikmoss » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:17 am

Thanks! I really like the single headlight style the best..they look a little like a 4 door Porsche 911. The later headlight style had a yellow tinted glass cover in the European models which the US didn't allow. Oh yeah...and did I mention some also turn with the steering wheel! We have a set of Euro headlights we are going to put on the '68 which is still in the garage. I'm not sure about the air conditioning...I will ask my husband.
It sure does turn heads! *** :cheers:
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Postby nichols » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:39 am

Yeah, that is a still from the Cranbrook's appearance in "Back to the Future" in 1985.

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Postby SDR » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:21 pm

In the mid-sixties I owned two '52 Dodge sedans in a row; one cost me $60 and one $100. They were great cars; I drove all over Massachusetts in them. Comfortable and dependable; semi-automatic transmission, and the fastest roll-down windows ever !

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Postby Modern Motoring » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:12 pm

Well folks, I sold my '53 Lincoln Capri which was in an earlier post. I now own a 1963 Oldmobile Ninety Eight Convertible. here are some pics!

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Postby SDR » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:49 pm

Sweet. What's the mileage on that pristine beauty ?

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Re: 1963 Oldmobile Ninety Eight Convertible

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This isn't my ride, but I'd sure like it to be:

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Postby SDR » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:33 am

Wish I could drive that. I've never even ridden in an Alfa -- of any sort, much less a Ferrari -- of any sort. But my '69 Fiat 124 Sport Spyder was certainly the most pleasurable driver I ever owned. I can just imagine what that Dino, of the same period, must feel like. . .

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hi how do you insert a photo?

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Here is my ride.
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Postby Izzy » Wed May 07, 2008 1:48 pm

of the many classic vw's we've had over the years, this doublecab was by far our favorite. it stings a little to even think we no longer have it. (minus the safari windows)
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Postby SDR » Wed May 07, 2008 5:19 pm

MRU -- I wondered about Jerry Seinfeld's Fiat. As a former multiple Fiat owner I have a particular interest. The model (BTM ?) cited in the media after the event was one I'd not heard of. . .

http://flyingdebris.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... t-btm.html

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Postby tikiriviera » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:44 am

Man, it took me a while to get a picture to post to this forum! Anyways,
below is my new dream car. I figure I might never have the home of my dreams (Eichler), but at least I got the car of my dreams! It's great cruising down the road listening to Sinatra on the Am radio! People love talking about the car, especially older ladies.


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