Forums General Other Hobbies
  • Topic: Anyone like cars?

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • April 20, 2017 3:03 PM EDT
      • Minneapolis, Minnesota
         
      • Posts
        50
      • Thanks
        23
      • Thanked
        7
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Pictures of the 850?

      We all define 'sports car' differently.  If it's primary purpose is driving to me that's a 'sports car'.  My friend has an old Morgan, couldn't get out of the way of a sloth.  Button up top, side curtains...Pure sport in my book.  He let me drive it once, crazy fun!  And I guess that's it, I just want fun in the sun.  :)

      Oh, and all I'm good for is putting gas in the tank...changing a tire maybe.

       

    • April 20, 2017 10:57 PM EDT
      • Streamwood, IL
         
      • Posts
        74
      • Thanks
        24
      • Thanked
        4
      • Reputation
        Neutral

      Bob, if the cockpit of the Elise is anything similar to the Lotus Europa, and you're tall in stature and a little round around the middle, you won't fit. It does look tiny, and I've seen a couple around Chicagoland, but never got up close to one.

       

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

       

      Nice SSR, I've always liked them retro cars that came out from Chevy and Dodge. Google "El Camino SSR", a custom builder mated the bodywork from a '59 El Camino to an SSR, sharp car.

       

      H1 Hummer, another favorite, only items missing from yours Dan, is a snorkel kit and a .50 cal

    • April 20, 2017 11:39 PM EDT
      • Farmington, New Mexico
         
      • Posts
        2,079
      • Thanks
        17
      • Thanked
        113
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      I brought back with me from being stationed in Germany an Opel GT.  Totally different car then the ones they sold in the US.  The US version had a Vega engine and trans, Piece of junk.  Mine was set up for Autobahn running.   As soon as the kid outgrew the (?) "Back seat" had to get rid of it.  Boy do I wish that I still had that car now in my old age..  Fast and nimble, Had a 4 speed in it.   BTW: mating was possible inside, with the doors closed.

      ____________________________________

      New Mexico­ Northern ­Railroad
      D&RGW ­315 Crew ­member, Fireman
      RRR #4
      Board Memb­er, Durang­o Railroad­ Historica­l Society

    • April 21, 2017 12:54 AM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        5,368
      • Thanks
        61
      • Thanked
        182
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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

       

       

       

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

    • April 21, 2017 11:26 AM EDT
      • Sylvester, Ga
         
      • Posts
        397
      • Thanks
        6
      • Thanked
        7
      • Reputation
        Neutral

      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 2:13 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
      • Posts
        2,425
      • Thanks
        55
      • Thanked
        87
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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 2:16 PM EDT
      • Santa Ana, CA
         
      • Posts
        1,201
      • Thanks
        1
      • Thanked
        47
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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 3:31 PM EDT
      • Off the Grid
         
      • Posts
        11,914
      • Thanks
        116
      • Thanked
        91
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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.

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • April 21, 2017 5:02 PM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        5,368
      • Thanks
        61
      • Thanked
        182
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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:

       

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

    • April 21, 2017 6:49 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
      • Posts
        2,425
      • Thanks
        55
      • Thanked
        87
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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 7:51 PM EDT
      • Burke, Virginia
         
      • Posts
        6,234
      • Thanks
        22
      • Thanked
        174
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Too cool.

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

      Complete with fiance at the time...

      ____________________________________

      Bruce

      http://jbrr.com/

       

    • April 21, 2017 7:52 PM EDT
      • Burke, Virginia
         
      • Posts
        6,234
      • Thanks
        22
      • Thanked
        174
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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....

      ____________________________________

      Bruce

      http://jbrr.com/

       

    • April 21, 2017 8:30 PM EDT
      • SHUT UP MAYNARD ,
         
      • Posts
        10,977
      • Thanks
        272
      • Thanked
        222
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      I hate cars

    • April 21, 2017 8:39 PM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        3,802
      • Thanks
        0
      • Thanked
        24
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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:

      ____________________________________

      Best wishes,
      Tony Walsham

      Remote Control Systems. www.rcs-rc.com/
        Modern technology. Old Fashioned reliability

    • April 21, 2017 8:57 PM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        5,368
      • Thanks
        61
      • Thanked
        182
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

    • April 21, 2017 9:00 PM EDT
      • Burke, Virginia
         
      • Posts
        6,234
      • Thanks
        22
      • Thanked
        174
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      " Rooster " said:

      I hate cars

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

      ____________________________________

      Bruce

      http://jbrr.com/

       

    • April 21, 2017 10:11 PM EDT
      • Streamwood, IL
         
      • Posts
        74
      • Thanks
        24
      • Thanked
        4
      • Reputation
        Neutral

      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 22, 2017 5:53 PM EDT
      • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
         
      • Posts
        520
      • Thanks
        0
      • Thanked
        19
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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.

       

      This post was edited by Paul Norton at April 22, 2017 5:54 PM EDT
    • April 22, 2017 7:38 PM EDT
      • SHUT UP MAYNARD ,
         
      • Posts
        10,977
      • Thanks
        272
      • Thanked
        222
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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 7:43 PM EDT
      • Santa Ana, CA
         
      • Posts
        1,201
      • Thanks
        1
      • Thanked
        47
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      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...

       

      This post was edited by Todd Brody at April 22, 2017 11:09 PM EDT
Forums General Other Hobbies

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google