Do you miss a vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr View Post
    I parted with a '71 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser. Noisy, rough ride and no speed machine but better in the back country than anything I've seen since.

    Same here but 1973! 3 speed but a torque that a D4 would envy. It went up the Andes and back down. Never let me down and I had to sell it due to back problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    My '86 Mustang 5.0 LX and my '88 Mustang 5.0 GT

    I never should have gotten rid of either.
    Ahh the 88's. one of the best years for the Mustang. I had an 88 5.0 LX... that was a fast car.
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    I had two that I regretted selling.
    One was a '69 Mustang fastback. 1969 was the first year of the Mach I, and mine looked alot like one. SCREAMING fast!
    The other was a '58 Chevy Nomad wagon I had for a few months. I bought it for $200 because the owner thought the tranny was bad in it. I added fluid and drove it for a little while. I sold it for $1K, and the new owner painted it and sold it for $4K!
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    I've had my share of new and used cars down through the years. There are three that I sometimes think of...

    A 1986 Jeep, I bought new in Alaska...brought it back to MI and sold it...great car.

    A 1984 Corvette...should have never sold it...traded it in for a new truck!

    And last but not least...my first NEW car...1968 Camaro convertible...didn't sell it though...I was young and wild...I drove it off of a 'cliff' (20' drop), and then into some trees...bad day in my youth!

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    I miss "the baby", my 69 Porsche 911E. It was mint condition when I got it in 1985, about the same time I got wife #2. When I went to Saudi Arabia to get away from wife #2, she kept the car. I miss the car, not #2...
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    two of them actually ..... a 1969 Olds cutlass s with small 250 HP rocket motor and a beautiful 1965 Ford Mustang pony with a small inline 6 motor that just ooozzzzzzed cool going down the street. She was seafoam green in color with black interior. No a/c, so I tinted the back 3 pieces of glass limo dark.
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    Okay Sixto you get 10 points for a nostalgic thread and good memories
    Chris I feel for you on the Mustang and Goaway on the Charger.
    The car that meant the most to me is the one that I learned to drive in and went on my first date in as well. It is a 1968 Mustang and it's setting in my garage. It belonged to my folks and they asked me if I'd like to have it. Short answer, YES!
    The one I regret selling is a 1972 Mach 1. It had 2.73 gears and was gutless off the line but it was spooky on top end when I got that 351 Cleveland wound out.
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    My 600 hp 8.3 liter V10 SRT-10 Lemon Lawed - Most powerful thing I have ever owned. Rediculous fun, not a very comfy daily driver. Brakes warped every 3k. Dealer couldnt fix it, too expensive for me to replace rotors every few months so Chrylser bought it back. Basically I drove it for free for almost 2 yrs and only paid for gas. I have a vdo of some donuts, but I don't know how to post vids on here.
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    Further recollection from my (late) '65 Mustang ... it was BTW a 289 V8 ....... did some Euro travel and a day that was great was the day buddy passenger and I went from Geneva Switzerland to Paris - up the Auto Route de Sud ........

    Pedal to metal pretty much - 120 mph all the way - ahh the memories Them's were the days - youth and vigor LOL.
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    I miss the first car that I bought with my own money - a 1959 Nash Metropolitan convertable. It was one fun car. The bad part was the girls wouldn't be caught dead in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Further recollection from my (late) '65 Mustang ... it was BTW a 289 V8 ....... did some Euro travel and a day that was great was the day buddy passenger and I went from Geneva Switzerland to Paris - up the Auto Route de Sud ........

    Pedal to metal pretty much - 120 mph all the way - ahh the memories Them's were the days - youth and vigor LOL.
    Ah yes. My wife and I took the Mach 1 on a trip from Arkansas to Washington State and I'm sacked out in the back seat, no it wasn't comfortable, anyway I wake up and look over my wifes shoulder and she has the speedometer wrapped past 120 mph. That'll wake ya up in the morning.
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    Yep, 1984 ford F-150 Short-box 4X4. It had a 300 inline six from the factory, I wore it out at 315,000 miles and replaced it with a hopped 351C W/ C-6 tranny. It was a rather fast truck, but didn't look like anything special, great for blowin' the doors off of the teenyboppers riceburners. In the past 3 years I have grown more sedate, I have a 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee (kinda like a quad W/ air conditioning) that will climb a tree if it can get traction The truck I just bought, 98 1-ton duelly, Silverado trim package/leather seats, 454 Vortec engine that will pass anything on the road except a gas station, it's really hard for me to keep my foot out of it!!
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    I have another one... except it was never mine, but I was sure sad to see it go.

    My Grandpa had a Willys Jeep he bought as surplus after WW2. We drove the heck out of that thing on our family farm in KY. It went through creeks, up the steepest of hills and it was rolled a time or two. My uncle made a roll bar for it and installed 5pt harnesses at some point before my time.

    I'd drive that thing over downed trees and pray for snow. I learned how to drive in that Jeep, maybe thats why I still love the brand today.

    Then one day, I guess I was about 16 or 17, some collecter offered my Grandpa big bucks for it-even after me and my uncles beating it, it really was in pretty good shape. So off it went to be restored. I did see it after it was done, and it looked good. Although I wish it became mine, I'm glad it found a better home.
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    Yep, and believe it or not, it was a baby blue, 1987 Ford Escort 4 door. That car went to hell and back. I drove that car to just about every state East of the Mississippi, all over Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. My wife put it in a ditch in 1989 and rolled it up onto the drivers side with me in the passenger seat. We just pushed it back over onto the wheels and she fired right up. It went through more hurricanes and tropical storms than I can remember with never a problem. It drove down flooded streets that had stalled pick up trucks sitting on them. It was a little blue tank.

    I loved it because it was the kind of car that I could drive all week on a tank of gas that cost me all of about $12 back then, I didn't care if it got scratched or dinged. The insurance was dirt cheap. Tires for it cost about $125.00 for 4 brand spanking new ones. It was a great car.

    It had just 2,000 miles less than 300,000 miles on her when it caught fire in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Tillmans Corner Alabama on New Years eve 1999! She burned to the rims before the fire department got there just 4 minutes after I called 911 on my cell phone. Never did find out what started the fire.

    Sold the burned out hulk for $75 to a junk yard. Watching Her be hauled away on the back of a flat bed tow truck for the last time was one of the saddest things I can remember. If it had not burned up, I am sure I would still be driving it.

    I bought my 1994 Jeep Cherokee right after that and it too is a vehicle I may never part with until it falls apart. I love the Cherokee. Basic, and fun to drive. It fits me like a glove. But I still miss my little blue Escort.
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    Heres a link to a vid of me doing some light donuts before it was bought back. I didn't go nuts because the steel belts were showing, and I wasn't about to buy new 22" P Zero's when Chrysler was just buying the truck back.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk1nYVhB8OY

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