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post #11 of 59 (permalink) Old 08-14-2004, 08:06 PM
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'73 Opal GT... baby vett, so the chickababys called it! Fit me like a glove, only problem it had was it comsumed points[?] The '73's demise was a wreck in a parking lot...rolled it three times after totaling a '69 chevy pick-up!
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post #12 of 59 (permalink) Old 08-15-2004, 12:14 AM
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2001 Mitsubishi Lancer coupe (i think you guys call it a Mirage), then had a 2003 C180K sports coupe, now my 1998 SLK230K
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1992 Audi 80! 2.3L SOHC 10v I5 - a lot of fun and reliable!

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-Complete service history since new
-5,546cc SOHC 16v V8
-10.0:1 compression
-285 hp@5200 rpm, 324 lb/ft@3750 rpm
-2.65 limited slip diff
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1992 180E- Far from quick, but it was safe and reliable.
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1965 Mustang convertible 289 v-8, factory air that looked like an add-on, automatic trans, orangy red exterior, black buckets and console, power top. bought from original owner. Wish I still had that car. Sold it to buy a brand new 1973 Firebird.
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1979 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.3 - a rust box, but could outrun any 1.6L car during its time!
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1989 560SEL handed down to me by my dad.


1983 380SEC EURO - 130,000KM (81.000miles)
Silverblue metallic over grey leather - with burl walnut trim.
Showroom condition. Other cars: 1998 S500L, 1989 560SEL

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1961 Chevy BelAir. you opened the hood and saw a V8, alternator, carburator, Battery & 8 plugs. Thats it; you could actually see the street below.
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1989 560SEL handed down to me by my dad.
Talk about good fortune [;)]
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47 Chevrolet, 2 door sedan in 1955. My Dad bought it so that I could haul my younger brothers and sisters to school. I was charged with taking care of it and once he caught it with no oil on the dipstick. He kicked my ass, literally, but I never let my cars get low on oil and my kids don't either.

I once drove the car over 2 miles on the starter when we ran out of gas on the way to town. They don't make 'em like they used to. Top speed was about 84 MPH, a measurement I used to make pretty regular.

In shop class, I cut a 1/8" slot in the cast iron header and brazed in a divider plate. Then I brazed on another outlet and had true split dual exhaust. You could never beat the sound of a six cylinder car with duals! I used to back it up to the stone wall at the high school and we would draw a crowd just rapping the pipes off the wall. The shop teacher said the brazing would never hold but I bet I went 30,000 miles 'till we moved and had to sell it.

Jim (thanks for the memories)

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