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  • Comparing new car sales to used car sales is more like comparing apples to chimpanzees!  Did someone say chimpanzees? This was my favorite ad when I was a little kid in the early '60s. I used to literally roll on the floor laughing.
  • Isn't that a Reliant Robin, Jeremy Clarkson's candidate for worst handling car of all time? It was supposed to provide transportation for handicapped vets of WWII. Nope, that's not a Robin.
    in Mystery car pix Comment by ab348 June 16
  • And behind that is a car which looks like this Italian Ford Anglia Torino: Now, you cannot post that pic and not tell us what that 3-wheeler in the background is!
    in Mystery car pix Comment by ab348 June 16
  • The top-end Mustang, the Shelby GT350R, starts at $85K in Canada or just over $63K US. If you wanted one breathed on by an aftermarket operation like Hennessey, stratospheric prices are possible.
  • When I was a kid, my grandma had an Olds with a hood ornament. She said she liked this, as it helped her "drive straight down the middle of the road" or something like that, it helped her aim. I didn't quite get how that sounded like a good thing,…
  • Is that a Renault 12 on the billboard?
    in Mystery car pix Comment by ab348 June 15
  • I love the colors of this one. These used to be really common but not so much these days. https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/ranger/2281099.html I wish there were more pics offered. Most 390s of that era end up with cracked e…
  • If you asked me if my next car could have a transmission produced by (1) a Nissan/Mitsu/Suzuki joint venture or (2) anyone else, I would take box #2.
  • They weren't necessarily picked because they are "drivers" cars, though the Jetta sounds like it could be fun. I think they just mean these cars a great value for the typical average non-enthusiast car owner. Well, I dunno what they are thinking.…
  • Not sure if any of you had seen this yet. Hard to argue, IMHO! https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/best-cars-under-30000/ Don't think there is anything there I would want to buy except maybe the GLI. The CX5 with the turbo engine might also be …
  • https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/huntsville-1969-pontiac-gto/6911361098.html This seems to be entirely too cheap, I suspect something seriously wrong here. $22.9 for a 69 GTO Judge, with a frame off restoration? I think not. I agree. The …
  • so if you want to become a millionaire, you need to drive a 1992 toyota 300,000 miles. +1 How about keeping a 2017 E400 for 28 years? Would probably work out if you had a place to put it up on blocks for the last 20 years or so.
  • Falcon Sprint is my pick. You can keep the rest. Funny thing, when I looked at the first pic of that one I thought it would be a decent choice. But the interior pics reminded me of how much I disliked what Ford did with that design, from the chea…
  • The Riv is nice but unlike @tjc78 , aside from black on black that silver/black would be the last combo I would want to have in one of those. It's a '68, they offered all sorts of colors inside and out, so one of these should have some color. Colors…
  • Sucks to use — and dangerous — when you’re the sole driver. Many of them are out of date too. I prefer my phone or Nav with voice directions. The voice directions are probably pretty safe to use while driving but I find looking at the map screen…
  • That Merc - 'mint'...get it?? Har-de-har-har.
  • Wow, lots of money, time and effort put into that '55 Mercury wagon restoration. I have never seen automotive air conditioning like that before.
  • I seem to remember that Chevy used that era Suburban to 'guide' the styling on the HHR. HHR stood for "Heritage High Roof", supposedly.
    in Mystery car pix Comment by ab348 June 12
  • 48ish Chevy Suburban You're a little early, it's a 1952 Chevy Suburban 3100 not that it's much different from a '48 but I'd be surprised to see two-tones on a 48 anything. Well, that's unlikely to be original paint so who knows.
    in Mystery car pix Comment by ab348 June 12
  • I've driven quite a few of the 3.8 GM engines and while it may be loud and a little rough, it makes good power. My mom had a Cutlass Ciera with it and that would move nicely when driven by a 17 year old. My only experience with the 3800 was in my…
  • I live on a residential street that that runs N-S which parallels a fairly major artery one block west, which itself turns to connect with my street two blocks north. There is also a golf course up the street from me a few blocks to the south. For p…
  • My ineptitude with nav is doubly embarrassing considering I was always good at navigating on vacation trips for my parents, using paper gas station maps, and later in life seemed to have a 6th sense of direction even in unfamiliar places. That’s all…
  • We’re at 3100 pages of CCBA discussion. My first car had a GM 3100 V6. That engine didn’t have the following that the 3800 did, but you could hear the pushrods thrashing around just as well.  I never liked the 2800/3100/3400 series of engines. Th…
  • I tried using the Nav in the ATS to do turn by turn to get somewhere I didn't know how to find from my starting point. I once again really struggled with it. I couldn't hear the Nav voice over the music because it didn't mute it enough and I couldn'…
  • Saab enthusiasts take note! YOU can own the very last Trollhatten-built Saab 9-3!!! Of course you might never be able to drive it and have to keep it in climate-controlled storage for 40 years to get your investment back, but still... https://w…
  • That Buick wagon is probably worth a look and maybe an offer. The Eldorado is a lovely car, but a shame that the engine seems to have some real issues.
  • Ab348 is familiar with this GS LOL I don't get it. What am I missing? I had posted the link to that ad last week in the classic car board here.
    in Mystery car pix Comment by ab348 June 11
  • LOL
    in Mystery car pix Comment by ab348 June 11
  • and if you are just shopping lease prices, Honcker DOD today was a Forte LXS, 24/12,000, for $128/month! All kidding aside, I'm not going to go for something just because it is cheap monthly Yeah, you do that and end up imprisoned in a Sonata you…
  • Two sightings today on a short errand-running trip: a R-body Chrysler New Yorker in pristine condition, with what I suspect is a non-factory paint job. It had the two-tone pattern but instead of the typical cream and beige it had a silver and dark b…
  • Speaking of houses, This place, which I've had my eye on for years, finally hit the market - dang it, I was too slow, already pending. I took a Streetview tour of Evergreen Point Rd this morning. I wouldn't fret, I'm sure one of the many modest l…
  • Having owned a 92 Miata 5sp, I was spoiled by the nice shifting trans and wonderfully simple top to lower and raise. The Miata was a fun weekend car. The SKY and Solstice were neat looking cars. From what I remember lowering and raising the top o…
  • No, it was a local image on my PC. So I posted it in the one group that allowed me to do so, immediately went back to that post in edit mode and copied the line of code with the IMG info in it, then went to the other board and pasted that line there…
  • The good news is that if the house slides off the foundation, your car will break its fall...
  • the automatic kills that one for me. The manual in these was a 5-speed and a piece of crap. Autobox is the way to go.
  • There was a coupe version of the Solistice on a dealer lot here a few years ago several different times. It was bought by the dealer principal new (he was a GM dealer) for his personal collection and he decided to get rid of several of his cars when…
  • Detached house near a major city for 125K LOL, alien concept, I can't relate to it. Speaking of houses, This place, which I've had my eye on for years, finally hit the market - dang it, I was too slow, already pending. I like the postwar tradition…
  • Beautiful. And the Chrysler. Does anyone know the model and year for GM wagon in coral and white in the background above the tailfin of the Chrysler? There’s not much to go on. I’d guess a ‘57 or ‘58 Olds.
  • LS engine supposedly under the hood is trying to justify the price.
  • The pic of the backyard shows the slope quite well. Even if the foundation was perfect, I wouldn’t want that house. I can see the water coming in from here.