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Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 153,807
    I knew the Alfa, before I clicked on the link. :smile:

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    I had a feeling you might get that one B)
    Michaell said:

    I knew the Alfa, before I clicked on the link. :smile:

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,596
    Some cool stuff there! I’d never seen green interior in a BMW before.

    Love the black 85 Coupe, but those wheels would have to go.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,160
    The '73 Country Squire is unbelievable coming from the Philly/NJ area. Up here '73 Fords were the subject of a class action suit and an early consumerist movement against "rusty Fords" as whatever grade of steel they used and whatever corrosion resistance measures they used in the assembly plants were very inadequate, leading to 2 year-old examples having rust perforation. I love the colors on this one.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,760
    I really like that 300GE, but why the hell be a flipper if you aren’t going to at least detail the car, including under the hood?

    '03 F250 7.3, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    Country squire is only about 20-30 minutes from me. That car screams 1970s suburbia. Of course we had a stick shift Volvo 144 at the time!

    I also always had a fondness for the TR7. Though I doubt I would ever buy one today.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    Maybe surprising, those wheels are period correct and were used on most 80s AMG cars. The go-to wheel before Monoblocks.

    What bugs me most about that coupe is the red tow hook sticking out, which makes me think of flat-brimmed hats worn sideways, and clouds of vape smoke.

    Regarding rusty Fords, I think Red Green had a line something like "these Fords don't rust like they used to".
    tjc78 said:

    Some cool stuff there! I’d never seen green interior in a BMW before.

    Love the black 85 Coupe, but those wheels would have to go.

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,160
    The 1973 Ford Country Squire sold today for $19,750.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,160
    I normally am not a big fan of modified cars, but I find myself liking this:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1960-ford-ranchero-2/

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    For that Ranchero, seeing as the original isn't particularly rare, and I assume can be a bit of a dog performance-wise, no harm done there. Subtle look and it can probably move along nicely.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    I hope that thing is on airbags. otherwise seems to ride kinda low!

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,390
    ab348 said:

    I normally am not a big fan of modified cars, but I find myself liking this:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1960-ford-ranchero-2/

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    That was the original color of my first car, a 62 Galaxie. It had been painted a medium green before I got it. Under hood of the Falcon I see an aftermarket ac, yet, other than a high pressure line barely visible under the passenger side dash I don’t see any evidence of ac vents or controls. I guess they are hidden somewhere.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 9,256
    Happy it doesn't have some sort of aftermarket steering column, and the instrument panel is not super-modern. That engine twists that body pretty good, I'd bet!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    lots of Volvos on there now. I like old Volvos. This is very nicely kept, but I actually prefer later models. And getting pricey.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-volvo-p1800s/

    this one would be really cool if you finished the project up. Though not cheap by the time you dealt with bodywork and paint. But lots of the heavy lifting is done, and going to be great fun in the end.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-volvo-122s-33/

    this would be cool, if the steering wheel was on the correct side of the car!

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-peugeot-205-4/

    OK, now this is about the coolest thing ever. I want it.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-toyota-land-cruiser-10/

    and finally, I could live with this as my toy. Slim chance it might even work with the budget!

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-bmw-z3-17/

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,777
    stickguy said:

    I hope that thing is on airbags. otherwise seems to ride kinda low!

    That's because somebody forgot to put tires on it!
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,596
    That LC is awesome. Sitting at 25k right now!

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,760
    I wouldn't mind this. But in Wisconsin with 100k miles ... I don't see it worth shipping at the current $6300 with 1 hr left.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    Yeah, not overpriced, but no bargain once you include shipping and any other expenses, and who knows what it really needs.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    Looks nice. Replacing dead main screen might double the price though! Depends on how many dead pixels I guess, as to how much of a problem.

    Why ship? Fly out, drive home!

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    For something like that, I'd source a COMAND screen from a junkyard, can't cost too much anymore.

    Suspension gives me a little worry too.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,760
    typical last second bidding took it over $8k anyway. I feel like BaT is a waste of time for those who have more sense than cents.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    Yeah that's too much, I'd want a really pristine one for around that money if I just had to have a 211. If I wanted a depreciated MB wagon I'd probably save/spend a little more and get a S212, which I think have fewer issues than 211s.
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 2,103
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    Not for me. Year old prior generation design likely not always babied rental with 20K or more on the clock doesn't say "almost new" as the article claims, at least to me, but if someone just has to have one and doesn't care about the small stuff (and it has a good warranty)....maybe?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    Vivio is kinda cute

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  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 2,103
    The Well-kept Landcruiser

    Spoiler Alert - at the end of El Camino, Jesse Pinkman escapes away to Alaska with a new identity and a LandCRuiser like that waiting like that. I believe in the story, it cost $125k to get away, but with a nice land cruiser like that included, not bad
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,350
    Chet Ripley, "Should have brought Uncle Roman's car."
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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,390
    My sister had the same charcoal gray 87 Civic. It was a 5sp with air. She loved it. Funny thing, the steering wheel also said power steering, but it had manual steering. Even Honda makes mistakes. She drove it for years and had 2 people bid against each other when she sold it privately.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,760
    edited May 19
    damn, that Studebaker wagon would be so cool if it wasn't rusted.

    I'm rather bothered that the FJ60 has an engine with more miles than the vehicle? Who the heck does that?

    Yikes, one fast turn in that Acty van and its all over.

    I also like that Vivio. Reminds me of something you may have found in Gran Turismo.

    Shelby takes me back to when I had toys from this cartoon. Although I believe the cartoon car was shooting for IROC-Z. But the toy made it look stubbier.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    Ha, I knew that link would be for MASK. I didn't get into those (wasn't much of an action figure enthusiast), but my brother liked them - and definitely a Camaro.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,160
    I wonder if this still resides in a museum somewhere. One of the uglier M-B concepts I have ever seen:

    https://blog.consumerguide.com/forgotten-concept-mercedes-benz-auto-2000/

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    Auto 2000 is at the MB Museum in Stuttgart. A relic of the high efficiency drive of the early 80s. A couple pics I snapped at my most recent visit:



  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    Hideous

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,596
    edited May 20
    It’s like an S-class and a G-body Aerocoupe had a baby.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    There's a lot of W126 in the lower cladding, and the hubcaps look similar to a base Euro W126. Also maybe some W140 in it. 1981, golden year of the auto world.
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,350
    "I'll buy that for a dollar!"
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,760
    O. M. G. I love this.

    '03 F250 7.3, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    That is cool. Going with the manual makes it for me. And dang, that guy has a nice garage (and the cars in it too).

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,596
    Wow .. love it

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    Certainly unique. And seems very well done. Someone put time, money and thought into it.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,777
    qbrozen said:

    O. M. G. I love this.

    Wow. Bids jumped $40K in about 30 minutes leading up to the end. Seems rich to me, but the car looks fun as well.
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,760
    yikes

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    65 large seems like a lot to me. May not be enough to replicate it though!

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,054
    Been nearly a month since I had the old dear out, had to take advantage of a dry weekend day. I used to avoid Saturdays due to traffic, but in this new age, it wasn't too bad - plenty of idiots on the road (horn works, got to test it a couple times, super loud which is awesome), but raw volumes weren't horrible. Car ran fine, fired right up and seemed to have less of the small miss I notice at idle speeds. The car turned some heads, and was quite nice to cruise around in while listening to an AM oldies station:


  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,760
    Geez, something like this should never become just another neglected used car. https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/share/271162959

    '03 F250 7.3, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 159,586
    edited May 26
    qbrozen said:

    Geez, something like this should never become just another neglected used car. https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/share/271162959

    I don't love that color, but it's a nice combo with the gray interior.

    100K+ miles and 12 years old. Porsche, or not.. some of them have to be worn.. ;)

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,160
    Honestly, I like that Cayman, but it seems a lot of money for a car that will likely need an engine rebuild or replacement soon, plus fixing the paint chips if so inclined, plus whatever else it probably needs. What is a pristine one of similar vintage with half the miles and no major needs worth these days?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,040
    I like the exterior color on it. But it does look tired. though 12 YO, 4 owners, and 100K+ miles can do that to a car. And like many expensive to maintain cars when they get older, they are cheap enough to buy that people get them that can't really afford to keep them right, so they get ignored.

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