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Cadillac dropped that design due to the number of complaints from the Gambino family. And the Bonanno family. And the Lucchese family. And the Genovese family and the Colombo family.

I think the Gottis leaned toward Jaguar.
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Shane, I'd 100% rather the middle ride. I am sure its sweet a sweet drive.






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Shane, I'd 100% rather the middle ride. I am sure its sweet a sweet drive.
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Shane, I'd 100% rather the middle ride. I am sure its sweet a sweet drive.

All things considered that one you just chose drives the best. The '69 Fleetwood has more power but the steering requires correction. Also the '69 Fleet doesn't understeer like a vintage 911 in reverse. More of my silly cars because Dig begged me just now on a PM.

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My favorite of all you have shown todate (although the Crown Vic is tasty and the Ford pickup is my kind of truck).



RE: the garage doors. Do they have spring loaded hinges that force them to open and can close only when the overhead unit pulls them shut? Do they lock?

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My favorite of all you have shown todate (although the Crown Vic is tasty and the Ford pickup is my kind of truck).



RE: the garage doors. Do they have spring loaded hinges that force them to open and can close only when the overhead unit pulls them shut? Do they lock?
Don't know about Shane's particular example but typically, no springs are required for carriage door style garage doors -- in fact, it may be downright dangerous if they are spring loaded as any malfunction would lead to property damage or worse yet, injuries.

One thing about the outswinging carriage door is that careful design consideration has to be made to accommodate weight of the doors -- hinges and door jambs must be able to take on the cantilevered weight of the door at all times. The stress on the hinges and its vicinity is so great that a poorly designed door would sag in no time. Consider issues some 560SEC owners are facing regarding fit of its massive doors; even with German engineering, the doors still sag over time.

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Car was built for the '01 Moscow Show. This Car & Driver article from '04 says the only original Vola parts are head and tail lights.

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