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~Lenore    Posted 02-28-2004 at 20:03:51       [Reply]  [No Email]

I fyou had to pick your very favorite car you ever owned, which would it be?

This is my very favorite; I loved that car.
1969 Chevy Malibu
I still miss it.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-29-2004 at 12:18:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tried writing my pick earlier. Post went of somewhere in space. I'll try one more time.
Having own several new vehicala when we needed them of all the vehicals we owned I liked a 1/2 ton Chevy suburban I bought out of a junkyard.
I knew exactly what I was getting, Junk. Added power steering to the three on the tree. Drove it another 500,000+ miles getting 21>23 mile/gal. Finally gave up on it when metal fatigue had set into the vehicals frame. The third weld only repaired it long enough for our last drive back to the same junkyard from we had started our journeys together. Les important but becoming a problem was its full-flow yr-round air conditioning. This was the only nachine I ever shed a tear over.
Keep the shiny side up & the dirty side down!
Happy motoring.


Comet    Posted 02-29-2004 at 12:00:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never owned one


RobertN    Posted 02-29-2004 at 09:47:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Road Runner, the last real one... 1974. Ran good, but had a wimpy motor. It was white, with black stripe and power bulge hood. Black interior with buckets, console, slap shifter.

I always wanted to pull the motor and drop in a warmed over 340 with a 4spd. There were torsion bar kits with poly bushings for the body and sway bars. The bigger torsion bar with bigger sway bars would make them handle really nice for autocross. Add 3.55's to the rear end and it would make a nice package.

The car got t-boned, and broke my heart. Just gave up; shoulda rebuilt it as it was fixible with a lot of work.


~Lenore    Posted 02-29-2004 at 10:11:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

Cool, cool looking car!
I bet your white one with black stripe was fine looking.


RobertN    Posted 02-29-2004 at 17:51:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, exactly opposite colors ;-) I had some pictures out the other day, showing my son. Something about that body style... I like the earlier ones, but from a body style point, I like the '73-74. Just needed more motor. I'll have to dig the pictures out and scan them...


marlowe    Posted 02-29-2004 at 12:53:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
had a RR just like that but green loved the car also had a dodge dart swinger 340 6 pack with hurst 4 speed what a mover


ron,ar    Posted 02-29-2004 at 08:01:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would miss that one too Lenore, US auto makers quit building real cars not long after that.IMO


ron,ar OOPS    Posted 02-29-2004 at 08:07:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I forgot to mention my favorite car, '55 chevy, gloss black, white stripes,bubble hood,327/muncie 4 speed. Sold it to some lucky kid in Liberty Texas when I went overseas.


~Lenore    Posted 02-29-2004 at 08:18:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

Dont you wonder what happened to it?
I often do mine.


Ron,ar    Posted 02-29-2004 at 08:56:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya almost had me there for a minute:^)


~Lenore    Posted 02-29-2004 at 07:25:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
This car was my very first brand new car. I had seen one that color and went to my Chevy dealer and told him I wanted one candy apple red, with a sparkling white vinyl top and I wanted the candy apple red interior and nothing else would do. He told me he did not have one. I said OK I will go to Houston or Beaumont till I find one! He said give me a few days to look around.

I got a call three days later and there was my car sparkling beautifully in front of the dealership. Folks walking around admiring it, it sure was special. I know all you guys think engines and power and all that technical stuff. I just knew I loved it!!

About two years later I took it to one of my husband's lodge brother mechanics for a minor tune up. I do not know what he did but he messed up the wiring some how. I could not drive with the lights and the AC on at the same time!! In southeast Texas humidity that is like he!!. I took it back and he could not figure it out. I went to the chevy dealership they could not either. No one ever fixed it; I was broken hearted. I never forgave that drunken mechanic for hurting my baby.

It was very powerful and could take off without me almost. Driving with the radio blasting I had to be really careful not to be doing 85 or 90 without realizing it. It was one fine ride!




~Lenore    Posted 02-29-2004 at 07:21:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
This car was my very first brand new car. I had seen one that color and went to my Chevy dealer and told him I wanted one candy apple red, with a sparkling white vinyl top and I wanted the candy apple red interior and nothing else would do. He told me he did not have one. I said OK I will go to Houston or Beaumont till I find one! He said give me a few days to look around.

I got a call three days later and there was my car sparkling beautifully in front of the dealership. Folks walking around admiring it, it sure was special. I know all you guys think engines and power and all that technical stuff. I just knew I loved it!!

About two years later I took it to one of my husband's lodge brother mechanics for a minor tune up. I do not know what he did but he messed up the wiring some how. I could not drive with the lights and the AC on at the same time!! In southeast Texas humidity that is like he!!. I took it back and he could not figure it out. I went to the chevy dealership they could not either. No one ever fixed it; I was broken hearted. I never forgave that drunken mechanic for hurting my baby.

It was very powerful and could take off without me almost. Driving with the radio blasting I had to be really careful not to be doing 85 or 90 without realizing it. It was one fine ride!




~Lenore OOPs!    Posted 02-29-2004 at 07:26:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hate when that happens!!


Alias    Posted 02-29-2004 at 05:33:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
1960 Metalic Green Dodge Polaris Convertible With a 316 cid engine and a push button Automatic Transmission. I nicknamed that one Wild Oats.


henrich Iowa    Posted 02-29-2004 at 05:22:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had a great 1966 Pontiac GTO, dark green with a black vinyl top and red line tires, 389 w/ four barrel carb, a close ratio four speed and 390 rear end gears. Green interior with bucket seats and a console. She didn't have a top end that was high but it reached the top end in a quarter mile. I remember the lid on my console broke from the women sitting on it. I spun a bearing on a rod, overhauled it and it never was right after that, traded it for a 68 Chevy Caprice, man was that a let down. Sure wish I had the Pontiac again!


Dave 2N    Posted 02-29-2004 at 05:21:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1963 Corvair Monza. Corvairs, good cars, killed deader than a door nail by that dooofus-goofus Ralph Nader.
(Had to interject a little bit of pertinent politics here because of Ralph and what he did to the Corvair; hope it doesn't offend any of our thin-skinned readers who will cry to Momma and get me kicked off YT.)


~Lenore    Posted 02-29-2004 at 08:39:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

Nice car!


Dave Smith    Posted 02-29-2004 at 04:51:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
53 Dodge convertable.
Dave <*)))><


Newgen    Posted 02-29-2004 at 04:48:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
1976 Chevy Silvarado pickup--The first (and so far the last} new one I ever owned. I had it untin 1995. The last year or so it wasn't safe to drive on the road, so we used it as a yard truck. Then the transmission got so it wouldn't go forward, so we backed it around the yard. When it gave out completly we moved it around with the endloader to use for lighting when doing night work. When the starter gave out I pronounced it dead and sent it to that big car lot in the sky. There wasn't a single part or component on that truck that wasn't worn out! I got a lump in my throat as I watchet it go through the shreader!


Donna from Mo    Posted 02-29-2004 at 01:29:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
We bought a used Cadillac about five years ago, drove it for four years, then sold it before repairs started eating us up. That was my personal favorite. I imagine my husband's favorite would be his first pickup, a brand new 1969 Ford Ranger... simply because he grew up in a family with bad credit, and he never thought he'd own a new vehicle. That pickup was his dream come true, at the time.


Dan    Posted 02-28-2004 at 23:08:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a Beauty, mine is a 1966 Pontiac Custom Sport convertable with a factory 4-speed.Found it 1 mile from home advertized in a guy's yard.Heard a rumor it had the 4 on the console,called the owner,ask him about it,went out and listened to it run,never even test drove it, just ask him to bring it home.Gave him a g-note for it back in '94 and still have tons of fun with it every summer. Dan in Alberta


shawn    Posted 11-20-2006 at 21:17:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you still have the Beaumont?


toolman    Posted 02-28-2004 at 22:24:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
thats the exact same car i had except mine never had the black top and was candy apple red,350 engine buckets console, 350 was hopped up a bit, car would go like crazy, it got the nickname widower maker, finally a woman in a big buick met me at a corner knocked me 90 yds. sideways down the street.bought the car back from the ins. company fixed it ,bought my land and sold my car to help pay for it .sure did love that car someday i,ll own another one just like her, wounderful beautiful chevelle .thanks for the memories


Battleborn    Posted 02-28-2004 at 21:44:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
1967 Camaro SS
Awesome car,
Paul.


buck    Posted 02-28-2004 at 20:50:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

1967 Plymouth GTX 440 and 4 speed. Red with red interior.


Jessie    Posted 02-28-2004 at 20:40:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
63 Impala SS, 409, 2 4's, 4 speed


RobertN    Posted 02-29-2004 at 09:51:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
My family had a '63 SS327 4spd. For a large car, it really moved out. The body style does nothing for me any more, but it was a fast car. I remember my Mom and Aunt driving up front, and giggling as they blew other cars off the road ;-)

It was blur with blue interior, console with buckets, 300hp 327. It had the SS tach. It was all stock, but it really ran. I can just imagine how that 409 would set you back in the seat!


RickyB    Posted 02-28-2004 at 20:15:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
1953 ford pickup that I bought from my grandfather when I was 15.wish I still had it


LH    Posted 02-28-2004 at 20:08:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
1990 Chevy Caprice Classic with police package, fast!!!!


grma jo    Posted 02-28-2004 at 22:10:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
nice car picture...


guess my favorite one was the one i got no tickets with..still had some paint on it ..but lots of rust ..muffler pipes folks could here me coming from miles away ...got my first make out kiss in... and ..bought my first baby home from the hopital in !!!! .. jsut an old rusty ford truck ..!!!


Clod    Posted 02-29-2004 at 10:30:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
64 Malibu.Canary yellow.I built a fast 302 small block engine for it and could change engines to a stock engine I had for a spare..You could reach any bolt on the car easily so I enjoyed working on it often.There is a song named > My old yellow car < I think of mine when I hear it.


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