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  1. fieldgrade

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    My life between 1971 and 1979 could be described as a bad '70's drive-in movie, till I found a Baptist church and a wife to go with it. lol
     
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    Me at Concord Mills Mall during a day of driving a friend's Ford GT. People kept stopping in the parking lot asking for a picture with the car.

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    finally found the pics, wife was a bit younger back then.

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    1986 Grey market BMW 745i. I wish I still had that car. Buffalo leather interior, turbo charged Engine built by the M Division that I had tuned to produce over 300 bhp. I've owned a handful of BMWs over the years including the 335i I have now but none were as awesome as that 745. What kills me is my 335 is nearly as big as the 7 series was. Shame... Smaller and lighter is better.
     
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    Sweetest car I ever had until my wife drove it off the road at 100+mph.
     
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    Coolest car I've ever owned? I still have it. Have owned since I drove it off the showroom floor in 2006.



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  7. fieldgrade

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    You still got that Mustang? Yes?
     
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    Yes. It is still sitting in my garage waiting for some attention. The Mustang doesn't like my deck since it has been getting all of the attention lately.
     
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    I have never owned a vehicle that I have loved.

    I owned a 1988 Ford escort that was fun as hell. A GT model and I would go run firebreaks on FT Bragg like a badly trained rally car driver.
     
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    I had a 69 cj5 that had 79k miles on it. I converted it to power steering from an amc eagle. By far my coolest vehicle I sold it for a huge profit.
     
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    I had an 85 900 Turbo that I loved. Fun to drive and just a pretty cool car.

    True story: I lived on the Eastern Shore in MD in the early 90s. It was a nightly ritual for folks to meet at the local watering hole to drink their problems away. Towards the end of the night, people would wander out, get in the first vehicle they found and drive home (small town and everyone left their keys in the ignition). My 900 was the only car that no one ever took because they never could figure out where the keys were :)
     
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    Let's see I've had:
    '69 MGB roadster
    '53 Ford F-100, came with the flathead of course, I added a Mallory dual point distributor, later put in a 302 w/ reworked C-4
    '82 SAAB Turbo
    '87 BMW 535is, that thing would eat the road on long trips, chipped, cam and opened exhaust similar to what Dinan sold

    The one I wish I still had is the '53 F-100
     
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    '67 GTO. Got it with a blown motor and put a 421 in it 4 speed of course. Another one was a '69 Camaro SS 396 4 speed. Then came kids and you know...
     
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    Lmao. When people wanted to borrow mine in the corps I would Toss them the keys and then watch and laugh.

    Where about on the shore? When I lived in MD my 2 best friends were from there. I hunted and fished all over. One was from Denton I think it was called and the other lived on the Wye River.
     
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    St Michaels, near Easton and Tilghman Island. Was a small fishing/working class town back then. Now people from Baltimore and Washington have discovered it and taken over. I loved it there. My uncle was a fisherman/hunting guide, so I did a lot of duck hunting and worked on a couple of fishing boats during my 2 yrs up there

    Denton and Wye River aren't too far from there. If I remember correctly, there was a bar on the Wye that you could dock your boat to the outside bar. I think I had some good times there but don't really remember haha
     
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    Lets see, I've had a few I thought were cool.
    First car was a 1979 Mustang Indy Pace Car. Had the little turbo'd 4 cylinder with a 4 speed. Blew that thing up, then swapped in a 366 cu.in. Windsor with world product windsor jr. heads, victor jr. intake, BG carb, NOS 2 stage plate system, C-5 with all the goodies, 8.8, etc. Car should have been a beast, but for some reason, after the swap, we chased electrical gremlins for about a year before I got pissed and pulled all the good stuff out and sold the car.

    1988 Mustang LX 5.0 Ran that car in the 5.0 shootout races in the early to mid 90's. Cool as shit to drive around with a 307 cu.in. 302, with a solid roller with .688/702 lift @50, with 28x10.5's, c-4 with an 8 inch converter, and 4.30's, lol. Damn thing would still be camming at about 50-55 mph. Ran 9's in the 1/4 @ 3000 #'s with a decent amount of nitrous. Pretty fast for a street car in the 90's.

    I've had quiet a few different Mustang's from Fox bodies, to Sn 95's, etc, but those above were the fun, cooler cars.
     
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    Super Mini Hustler headers?
     
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    First car(?) I had was a '61 VW Type II Transporter. 1200cc of screaming power, all 40 horses of it. I drove the thing to high school and college, rebuilding the engine every summer so that I could drive it the next year.

    Car's I've owned:
    '73 Pinto hatchback street car w/ Hedman headers and an Offy intake. Painted it Chevy white with blue racing stripes. Put a front air dam and a rear spoiler on it.
    '73 Pinto coupe road racer w/ Hedman header, Offy intake, Racer Walsh Stage 1 cam and a 500 Holley two barrel. Won the EP autocross championship in VA with it.
    '64 Alfa Romeo Giulia spider (in "restoration" for going on 40 years)
    '84 Dodge GLH. Carroll was right. It was a shit box but it was a fast shit box.
    '88 Jeep Comanche. Best handling truck I've ever driven.
    '72 Datsun 510 RHD that I bought from a buddy of mine.
    '13 Boss 302
     
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    84 Mustang SVO. 1 of about 4000 that year, less than 7500 made in 3 years. Factory Koni suspension, Recaro seats, Hurst shifter. I put "retread" 245/45-16s lol. Didn't keep it stock since it had over 100K on it. Changed the turbo, put a T-bird intercooler, dumped the cat, ran a boost controller around 19psi, and proceeded to embarrass alot of expensive cars with more cylinders. And that's on a straight road. When the road turned curvy, that's where she shined like a diamond. And stopped on a dime.
     
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    I would. I had a 96 Midori green hatch with a modded B18C1, S4C LSD trans and SI/CTR suspension and brakes. Loved that car and would still own it if it hadn't been totaled.

    Coolest US car I owned was a '67 Nova with a 327 and 4 speed. Car almost killed me though.


    Coolest car I ever drove was a Switzer Ultimate Street Edition R35 GTR which made 925 WHP on 93 and I got to drive to a 9.99 Et at the dragstrip and they kicked my off the track. That car was FAST and should have killed me with all of the stupid things I did in it.
     
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    1970 roadrunner 383magnum and a 1970 ford torino factory 302 but I put a 429 in it.
    wished I still had them both. owned them both in the 80's
     
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    A 1950 Chevrolet truck,that was three quarters restored, had a problem with the brakes I never could get worked out, I was broke down on on the side of the road(brakes again) a guy from Florida who was up to visit his son stopped,to help long story short he made me the proverbial offer I couldn't refuse, he took it back to Florida on a trailer, a month later I get pic in the mail of him and the first place trophy he won at the car show taken in front of the truck, didn't realize it at the time but it's something I'll never be able to replace.
     
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    1967 GTO that I still have. Currently doing a frame off on her.
    I didn't own but helped build the Batman Tumbler(see profile pic).
     

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    Possibly, but I don't really remember. It's only been 40 years ago.
     
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    In hindsight, a 77 AMC Gremlin. What a fun little car. Of course, when I had it I hated it. But the coolest I owned at the time and thought it was pretty awesome was a Nissan extended-cab 4x4 pick-up.

    My cars were never 'sexy.'
     
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    This 85 "euro" classic M635CSi. Not considered very fast today, but it was OK back in the day.

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    I have a 88 wra
    What is the base vehicle???
     
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    constable bob, is that you?
     
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    No base. 100% designed and made by us. LS engine. NV4500 transmission. Atlas transfer case. Unimog axles with CTIS HMMWV hubs and rims.
     
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