Who here owns a classic car or has one in their family?

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  1. The Ugly Duckling

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    I'm just curious to see what kind of classic cars people in the community own or have in the family as the title of the thread states. To start this thread off, my grandfather owns a 1969 Chevrolet chevelle in marina blue similar to the one pictured. It has a 396 cui v8 with a 3 speed automatic transmission.
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  2. asf2424

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    i cannot speak of the one in my family until the project is finished
     
  3. Vinh

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    My dad used to have a Datsun of some sort but it was stolen nearly a decade ago.
     
  4. FireStriker

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    I wish... :c
     
  5. DuneWulff

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    When I was about 16, I bought a 1959 Rambler Wagon off craigslist for 700$
    I put a fresh battery and gas in it on the spot, and after a couple minutes of trying it finally fired up (this is in a Walmart parking lot). I went to put it on my friend's trailer and as I was driving it up, the rightside hub of the trailer snapped.
    With no options, we leave the trailer there. I decide I'm going to drive this thing back home - 45 minutes away.
    A car that hasn't run in 23 years... and I decided to drive it.
    Somehow it made it all the way to the town I live in, and then I drove it down the dirt road leading to my house annnndddd

    I went over a pothole and the frame snapped in half.
    ...
    It went to the junkyard about 4 years ago.
     
  6. ktheminecraftfan

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    My dad does.

     
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  7. Ulrich

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    As most people know I own a very rusted Peugeot 403 and a Golf mk2.
     
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  8. skodakenner

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    I had an audi 90 but its dead and i sold it because i didnt have time to repair it
     
  9. Ezo

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    My grandfather has a '97 polo classic, but idk if is already considered a classic but in 10 or 20 years it will be :p
     
  10. TheShipMaster

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    A very rusty GMC K10 From 1969, im trying to make it as stock as possible
     

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  11. JBatic

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    I have 2 1/2 1979 firebirds in my family. my car is a black trans am with with the ws6 package and a 403 olds. its a little rough, it was in an accident at some point and was poorly repaired, has an unknown amount of miles on it and had a minor engine fire about a decade ago. I am in the process of restoring it. I plan on building the 403 for 300-400 hp and backing it with a 5 speed stick, upgrading the suspension a bit, putting in a black cloth interior, and painting it black with a blue hood bird. my dad has a white trans am that he has had since he was 17 and is in the process of restoring. it has a 455 olds that he bought 20 years ago that apparently is a w-30 motor I'm not too sure what his plan is but it needs a lot of work from sitting in a damp garage for over a decade and the half I mentioned was a blue 1979-81 trans am with every option available I think my dad got it for free because it had no engine, trans or rear axle and was so rotted out that some parts of the floor where made of roof shingles and when he moved he took anything remotely usable off of it and then cut the roof off since it was a t top car and that was the only part of the body shell not absorbed into the earth at that point, the majority of parts for my car are coming from this car because aside from the door shells and driver's side seat(which was near perfect until mice got to it) everything else that I need only needs minor repair or be cleaned in order to use. some near classics we have are a white/ black 94 eclipse gsx with a ton of mods on it (I guestimate that it makes 350-400 awhp when it is running right and a blue 2000 ws6 trans am with a 6 speed :)
     
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  12. SimplyGaming

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    Dad has a '67 Olds Delmont 88 w/ a 330. It's not in great shape, but it's awesome. He's also restoring a '67 Dodge Coronet 500. Can't wait for him to finish it.
     
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    These cars are REALLY rare in my country but i dont know about other countries: an 1965 Lincoln Continental and a 1961 Rambler American Deluxe. 20170805_212342.jpg 20170805_212456.jpg 20170805_212505.jpg 20170805_212521.jpg 20170805_212553.jpg 20170805_212606.jpg
     
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  14. supercharge71

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    My parents passed their 1988 5.0 foxbody down to me when I graduated last year, its been sitting for a while but she is slowly coming back to life. I remember riding in it when I was like 3 :)
     

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  15. Ghostsniper9000

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    I got a 1983 pontiac grand prix lj with a 305 chevy v8 for my first car. It barely ran, it was a bit rusty, and the exhaust was completely clogged, but now after 2 years of working terrible hours at a low paying job (was still in school) I finally got it running properly. The carburetor is still a part that needs to be replaced but the one I am looking at is quite expensive so it is taking a while to save up for. But so far it sounds wonderful, it gets up and goes nicely, and it handles dirt roads very well (especially drifting them lol).
     
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  16. ConcordeLXi

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    My aunt is thinking about buying a 1966 Corvette.
     
  17. gigawert

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    My dad used to have a 1967 Chrysler New Yorker, which is a huge boat of a car with a 7.2L engine. Then he sold that for a 1990 Toyota Cressida which was still pretty cool, and after that he bought a 2004 Toyota Corolla which is pretty much the most boring car you could imagine.
     
  18. speednsnake

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    My family digs old cars

    I have a '47 Chevy 2 ton loadmaster that I bought for a project rig. When that gets underway I might make a thread here for it.
    It runs and drives as is, but learning to drive a twin stick with no synchros and about 80hp is not for the feint of heart lol.
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    My mom has a '74 Jensen Healey MkII that I restored with my dad. Life got in the way and its been sitting for about 4 years at 95% completion. The picture is just from google. The real car is a deep red color that is hard to do justice without actually seeing it. Ours also has the dash out of a Jensen GT swapped in. We were not the first to try that, but apparently we were the first to do it well. The people who run the preservation society were quite impressed that we pulled it off, which is an awesome feeling after all the work it took.
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    Here is what the dash looks like btw
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    My mom also recently got an '81 4 speed Corvette, which sat for a while and is ageing rapidly as we start actually driving it. It is currently sitting in my shop waiting for a new clutch kit. Once again this picture is from google, but the real car is almost identical to this one.
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    Lastly I own two of the trucks in my avatar, an 88 dodge power ram 50 (pictured), and an 89 dodge ram 50. I don't consider them classic cars myself, but evidently others here do.
     
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  19. rryz19

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    One of the last classics in my family...

    My grandfather has a White 1969 Chevrolet C10 Long Bed (He got it in 1978 replacing a F100)

    He swapped the original 305 for a 454 back in 2007. It is also a 4-spd manual.



    I don't have a picture but it looks exactly like this with the EXCEPTION of the Grille in the 1st pic.

    The 2nd pic is the grille he has on it. I'll get a picture soon.

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  20. BParadise

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    Not too long ago, I bought an 84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and I'm in the process of slowly restoring it. Parts are sometimes annoying to get, but you know that's the fun of a restoration project!

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    And just today, I bought an 87 Grand Wagoneer to use as a parts vehicle for the 84! It's been in an accident that damaged the frame and the body, but the engine and the interior are what I mainly need, so I'm happy with that.

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    Slowly but surely, I'm gonna end up with a Grand Wagoneer that'll look like this:

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    That's my end goal!
     
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