Dream car or Bike

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Merc, May 4, 2020.

  1. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Enlisted to Brigadier? Impressive. Gorgeous car!
    Check out the 1937 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow.
     
  2. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    I have one in Lego. And that’s the closest I can get. I do like these new Bugatti’s.
     
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  3. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    I was also crazy for the superbee back in the day (69)
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  4. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    706
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    I'm not so sure, the type 57SC Atlantic may have something to say about that.

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  5. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    The guys at the Guild (TV show Restoration Garage) built this from scratch:
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  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Hard to argue with that...
     
  7. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    706
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    I watched that show. What an amazing job!
     
  8. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Electromatic

    31
    Apr 12, 2020
    Maine
    I've had a TR-3, TR-4, Spitfire, and a GT6+. You'd have thought that I would've learned my lessons. The main drawback was Lucas electrics.


    The Daytona would be lower maintenance.
    I worked at a gas station while in high school for awhile. Caddy owner laughed his head off while I hunted for this. The gas fillers behind the license plates were hard enough to find, but these, and mid '50s Chevys, were a PITA.[/QUOTE]

    I just haven't spent enough time with Triumph cars to tell them all apart because they never have room for my legs. Austin yes, Triumph no!
    The GT-6 plus I wanted to buy was circa 1981 so the memory is a little dim.
     
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  9. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Not a bad looking ride. I was reading up on it, and the marketing slogan was "the car of 1940 in 1933," which doesn't seem far off. When I first pulled up an image of it, I was expecting that it was a late '30s or early '40s car.
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  10. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I just haven't spent enough time with Triumph cars to tell them all apart because they never have room for my legs. Austin yes, Triumph no!
    The GT-6 plus I wanted to buy was circa 1981 so the memory is a little dim.[/QUOTE]


    I have always had a soft spot for the Bug Eyed Sprite

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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Studebaker had bought Pierce-Arrow out a couple of years before PA went under. You can see the '50s Hawks in the front end of this, and Stude used that cool rear window on a late '30s Stude as well.
     
  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk,love these ,i have a model of this too,i have a lot of models actually,closest i'll get to these awesome cars!

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  13. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    We manage that with vehicles in poor condition and to heck with the tires. Back roads of West Texas - many speeds of which we cannot speak have been reached. Both in and out of the car. Sometimes in the same run. LOL.
     
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  14. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Kindig '64 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
    I learned online that their projects start at $250,000 (and go up)
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  15. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    And if you're drafted and sent to Germany, you have to have a BMW 507
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  16. afire

    afire Country Gent

    That's one sexy car I'd never heard of. Here it is today, fully restored:
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  17. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Not on a private's pay at the time.
     
  18. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    63
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    I suspect that particular private could afford it. :)
     
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  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Yeah, he had a few extra bucks coming in. I went in the service in '69 and when I started I was making $129.50 a month. 12 years earlier it had to be far less.
     
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  20. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    This brings back memories. My Dad had a '64 Sedan DeVille (bought two years old in 1966) which was a metallic copper colour. It was awesome!
     
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