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Old Vehicles (The Classics!)

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by JD4010, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    I love old cars, trucks and farm tractors. I've been a gearhead all of my life. Most of the people in my family were the same way. Here's a photo of my user-namesake...1961 John Deere 4010 (JD4010!). I had one just like this but it was never this clean!

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  2. drinty

    drinty I'd rather be a Cat.


    My idea of heaven ❤ old lorries, trucks, motorbikes make me happy, yay and I'm a girl hehe.
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  3. Karmitkurmit

    Karmitkurmit King of the Hedge SF Supporter

    Wow, you made the thread! Good job.

    Loving the tractor.

    This isn't my car but it's the same one. It's a Mini Racing Green Limited Edition. Not very old but I kept it as it was my first car. I used to love doing the London to Brighton Mini run every year. I'll try and fish out some pics over the weekend.

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  4. Karmitkurmit

    Karmitkurmit King of the Hedge SF Supporter

    Now that's a lorry! That's what I love about old vehicles; they had soooo much character. I can't see many modern ones ever becoming classics. Sad.

    Great to have at least one girly around drinty, and I never knew we had such an affinity for this sort of thing!! :)

    Great stuff @JD4010 ; I can see me spending quite a lot of time in here :p
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  5. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    Yeah! I like your idea of heaven. :) And the fact you are a girl is a nice bonus. ;)
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  6. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    There is one just like that in my neighborhood! The owner has kept it in fine shape for many years. I have never driven a classic Mini Cooper, but I would love to.
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  7. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    Here is my candidate for the position of best looking car ever...1933 Imperial by Chrysler. The depression was in full swing here in the US so there were precious few of these beauties made.

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  8. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    36 years in the future, the Imperial looked like this. For 1969, a new "fuselage" style was introduced. It made the car look even more enormous than its immediate ancestors. Interior room was increased as well. The Imperial had already established its reputation as a superior road car. The torsion bar front/leaf spring rear suspension gave the car more stability and better high speed handling than either of its Cadillac or Lincoln competitors. The 440 V8 was very strong as well. Wonderful cars. 69Imp.jpg
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  9. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    I bought this 1974 AMC Gremlin X with the "Rallye" package in November of 1975. It only had 3000 miles on it. It was a blast to drive--lightweight with a large engine, so acceleration was effortless. I drove it into 1983, when some drunk ran a stoplight and totalled it out. Broke my heart.
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  10. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    Mercury climbed up into the upper medium price range in '58 with the new Park Lane series, to do battle with the Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight, Buick Roadmaster, Chrysler New Yorker, etc. Big and luxurious, the Park Lane came standard with the massive 430 cubic inch "Lincoln" engine, rated at 375 horsepower. It had the largest displacement engine and highest rated horsepower of any of its competition. A 400 horsepower version, with three 2-barrel carburetors on top, was optional. Needless to say, the big Merc could really haul the mail...and would cruise all day long at high speeds, courtesy of its 2.71:1 final drive ratio. 58Merc.jpeg
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  11. nobodyknows71

    nobodyknows71 Forum Pro SF Supporter

    Crashing this thread with a couple of motorbikes. One of WILL be mine one day. I am in the process of getting my bike license and when I do these are my ultimate

    We have the fat boy


    Or the soft tail...

    Or maybe a...

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  12. Winter Blues

    Winter Blues SF Supporter

    Now you’re talking. My dad had a 1964 NORTON Commando that was superb. Bikes - I love them 23E837DA-7232-4597-B482-A3E4FF215EB9.jpeg
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  13. nobodyknows71

    nobodyknows71 Forum Pro SF Supporter

    OMG there was one of these on the street where I lived as a kid. I loved it!!! It was black and amazingly stunning. 750 oh yeah!
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  14. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    Oh, hey! I love old bikes too. I'm a real fan of the Indian brand. A dude I knew back in high school had a 1947 Indian.
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  15. MarkahMalady

    MarkahMalady Well-Known Member

    IMG_3022.JPG There's an antique car museum near here that we take my nephews to sometimes. My faves are the ones from the 30's. Those chubby front fenders are so cute! :3
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  16. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    Look at that styling! It's beautiful!
  17. MarkahMalady

    MarkahMalady Well-Known Member

    For real @JD4010. There is not as much artistry in your common car anymore, what a shame.
  18. Lilyfrog

    Lilyfrog Well-Known Member

    loving this but our oldie vehicle we like are buses, got loads of old bus pics not farming or cars
  19. nobodyknows71

    nobodyknows71 Forum Pro SF Supporter

    That is one beautiful car @MarkahMalady

    I went to a bike show last weekend...







    Beautiful machines

    After buying some gear I’m now one step closer to getting my license!
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  20. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    Wow! I wish I could still ride motorcycles. And, for @Lilyfrog...I used to drive this very bus. It's a 1977 Flxible, powered by a Detroit 6V71 cambus60.jpg :
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