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    • April 22, 2017 8:14 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Bruce Chandler said:
      " Rooster " said:

      I hate cars

      Huh...I thought it was the other way around?  

      Did you still love your job after 30yrs?

      Heh...never got to work one place that long...

      maybe it was those recommendations I got that sounded like "You'll be lucky if you can get this guy to work for you"...

    • April 22, 2017 8:13 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      I did like upsetting car owners that have bigger wallets than balls with off the wall stuff. For shame being smoked by a Volvo station wagon with the family dog hanging out the window and the 3rd row baby seat flipped down in the back. Have had many toys over the years but more interested in trains and Victorian architecture these days so perhaps I'm getting old.

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       I think I see your problem:   That's NOT a car, it's an engine.

      Young kids...sheesh...

       

    • April 22, 2017 7:50 PM EDT
    • I did like upsetting car owners that have bigger wallets than balls with off the wall stuff. For shame being smoked by a Volvo station wagon with the family dog hanging out the window and the 3rd row baby seat flipped down in the back. Have had many toys over the years but more interested in trains and Victorian architecture these days so perhaps I'm getting old.

       

       

       

       

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    • April 22, 2017 7:43 PM EDT
    • Rooster would love to have a VW Rabbit Convertible.  It (like most VW cabriolets/convertibles) is considered to be one of the ultimate "chick cars." 

       

      BTW, this is how to do an Opel.  Put a small block Chevy in it and...

       

    • April 22, 2017 7:38 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      " Rooster " said:

      I hate cars

      Huh...I thought it was the other way around?  

      Did you still love your job after 30yrs?

    • April 22, 2017 5:53 PM EDT
    • 1983 Rabbit Convertible. Maybe not a sports car, but it was a lot of fun in the sun.

      Rabbit Convertible

      My uncle owned this car. Every relative asked if he would sell it to them. He always replied, "I will put you on the list, you are number 100." Having heard this reply numerous times, I never bothered asking him. One day he offered it to me.

       

      Whenever I was stopped at a light people from 9 to 90 would comment, "Cute Car." Like him, everyone person I knew wanted to buy it from me.

       

      Drove it for 13 years before selling it for $1200. Because it was never winter driven, it was still in good condition at 22 years old.

       

    • April 21, 2017 10:11 PM EDT
    • Todd Brody said:
      Mike Wlez said:

       

      C'mon Todd, cut her some slack, at least it's bigger than an Opel GT, which was nicknamed "The little Corvette"

       

       

      Just said that "the jury was out."

       

      Actually the Opel was called the "Baby Vette."

       

      I stand corrected, thanks

       

    • April 21, 2017 9:00 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      I hate cars

      Huh...I thought it was the other way around?  

    • April 21, 2017 8:57 PM EDT
    • I have an electric Fiat 500e for close in running, it's great, not one problem once I got the wireless module changed out (could not remote control the car).

      Quiet, very fast from the torque of the motor, free (yes free), and reliable... of course the Italians only made the body, the electronics are all Bosch.

       

      Greg

    • April 21, 2017 8:39 PM EDT
    • The first car I ever owned was a 1955 Citroen L15 like this.


      My second car was also a Citroen.
      This time a British made Big 6 like this:

    • April 21, 2017 8:30 PM EDT
    • I hate cars

    • April 21, 2017 7:52 PM EDT
    • BTW, I will NEVER buy a Fiat again...you know you're in trouble when the Italian mechanic says you REALLY need to sell this car....

    • April 21, 2017 7:51 PM EDT
    • Too cool.

      My first car was a 1973 Fiat 124 Spyder...

      Complete with fiance at the time...

    • April 21, 2017 6:49 PM EDT
    • Greg E. I had a Moris Minor panel wagon one summer, I think it had 36 ponies going downhill ...

      I've seen bikes with bigger motors!

      John

    • April 21, 2017 5:02 PM EDT
    • Yes John C. we'd wind those 850 Fiats up as tight as they would go, but I think they had 48 horse... they weren't fast, but fun, about 4 of us had them and we would drive in formation in the streets of Orange County terrorizing the neighborhood (or so we thought ha ha).

      My mom got a 124 Coupe and it was pretty darn fast with that dual overhead cam 4:

       

    • April 21, 2017 3:31 PM EDT
    • I owned an Opel GT for a few years in the mid 80's, but never drove it.  Bought it from a garage for a good price, but could never get any proof of ownership papers. Spent some time working on restoring it, but never got even close to paint. I don't even remember if it ran.  Eventually sold it for scrap because my father-in-law wanted it out of his garage.  That was as close as I ever came to having a sports car.

    • April 21, 2017 2:16 PM EDT
    • Mike Wlez said:

       

      C'mon Todd, cut her some slack, at least it's bigger than an Opel GT, which was nicknamed "The little Corvette"

       

       

      Just said that "the jury was out."

       

      Actually the Opel was called the "Baby Vette."

    • April 21, 2017 2:13 PM EDT
    • This was my Fix It Again Tony, my brother bought it from a professor and my Dad bailed him out and gave it to me. It wasn't an imported model, but shared the same engine and most body parts with one that was. I even found the hard top that I refinished. Mine was baby blue. 

      Drove it to Palomar college and Palomar mountain, but mostly all over north Sandy Eggo county, plus one trip to Everson Washington and back.

      A blast with a 4 speed... I left 850s in the dust! The 124 was faster...

      Fiat 1500 Cabriolet I moved the dual rear view mirrors to above the front wheels. Made freeway lane changes easier when racing thru traffic.... hey, that's what we did in the 70s. Body by Pinafarina  (before Ferrari....) that's the emblem on the front wheel panel.

      Thanks some good memories...

       

      John

    • April 21, 2017 11:26 AM EDT
    • I had a 1966 Mustang 2+2 fastback - red with the full pony interior back in 1971 - a year before I could get my drivers license.  Had it for about 9 years, then traded for an Opel GT.  GT required an engine rebuild and some body work before it was ready for the street.  I was lucky as it was one of the few that had air conditioning in it - needed that for living in south Florida at the time.  That was the last fun car - kids had come along and needed transportation to be more family friendly.  Would love to have another Opel as it was the most fun to drive.

       

    • April 21, 2017 12:54 AM EDT
    • Sorry no pix, '67 850 spyder with the nice glass over the headlights... they had to give up that nice look because the glass was not safe to a pedestrian if you hit him...  mine was yellow too