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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,668 Senior Member
    Nice error.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,416 Senior Member

    Is this it?

    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 336 Member
    Yes sir!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,416 Senior Member
    I can just imagine some of our older forum members cruising down the road in one like that (maybe not the color). I was only 4 years old then...............
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,653 Senior Member
    edited June 20 #9
    FYI, there’s no reason to use a third party image host anymore. You can load them right to the forum. 
    However, had you done that, I’d have not been aware that Asian gals are waiting for me in Kansas City, Russian gals want me, or how to fix B O N E R  problems. 


    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 1,980 Senior Member
    Big Chief said:
    I can just imagine some of our older forum members cruising down the road in one like that (maybe not the color). I was only 4 years old then...............
    I never liked that color ..... strike 1
    It was a Ford ..................... strike 2
    It had a crappy engine ......strike 3
    My black & white 57 Chevy had it all ......home run !
    I wasn't old enough to drive one for another 10 years & by then I could afford one.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    Ugly then, ugly now...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 336 Member
    perhaps you would like this one better!
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    That's better!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 336 Member

  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 336 Member

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    Car styling went downhill after the '30s. '50s still had some decent looking cars (like the classic '57 Chevy or the original Corvette), AND had some hideously FUGLY abominations as well. Almost all cars in the '60s were mediocre in appearance at best and wouldn't recover until the late 70s when some starting having some panache once again. The retro phase of the '90s and the "oughts" was a very pleasant time, but now most have gone back into a Japanese inspired blandness once again - unless you're Cadillac and like the post apocalyptic look.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • GilaGila Posts: 164 Member
    zorba said:
    Car styling went downhill after the '30s. '50s still had some decent looking cars (like the classic '57 Chevy or the original Corvette), AND had some hideously FUGLY abominations as well. Almost all cars in the '60s were mediocre in appearance at best and wouldn't recover until the late 70s when some starting having some panache once again. The retro phase of the '90s and the "oughts" was a very pleasant time, but now most have gone back into a Japanese inspired blandness once again - unless you're Cadillac and like the post apocalyptic look.


    To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.  Sun Tzŭ
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    Not my style in the slightest - but kudos to those who like 'em!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • GilaGila Posts: 164 Member
    zorba said:
    Not my style in the slightest - but kudos to those who like 'em!
    Each to his own.  This is what one looks like in my drive way...


    To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.  Sun Tzŭ
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    I like the color!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,024 Senior Member
    Big Chief said:

    Is this it?

    I had one but it was a 4 door Sedan 292 2 barrel Cruisamatic Dog. I had 6 cyl. beat me in the quarter. And about every six months the transmission would blow the tail shaft off. Of course I was running the ca ca out of it.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
    I like 1956 Mercurys.
    Low roof line, sleek body profile. Nice looking cars for that time period.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,024 Senior Member
    edited June 20 #23
    zorba said:
    Car styling went downhill after the '30s. '50s still had some decent looking cars (like the classic '57 Chevy or the original Corvette), AND had some hideously FUGLY abominations as well. Almost all cars in the '60s were mediocre in appearance at best and wouldn't recover until the late 70s when some starting having some panache once again. The retro phase of the '90s and the "oughts" was a very pleasant time, but now most have gone back into a Japanese inspired blandness once again - unless you're Cadillac and like the post apocalyptic look.
    I disagree. We had Chevelles, GTO's, and Mustangs and not only were they cool looking they were fast! Some of the old Pontiacs were cool too. Things got a little weird around 65-66, but they'd still run like a speckle ass ape.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,024 Senior Member
    Old Ron said:
    Big Chief said:
    I can just imagine some of our older forum members cruising down the road in one like that (maybe not the color). I was only 4 years old then...............
    I never liked that color ..... strike 1
    It was a Ford ..................... strike 2
    It had a crappy engine ......strike 3
    My black & white 57 Chevy had it all ......home run !
    I wasn't old enough to drive one for another 10 years & by then I could afford one.
    Ford Y blocks, 272s, 292s, 312s were good engines but they were a little slower than Chevy Small Blocks. But they'd run forever. If you changebd the oil and kept it lubed it would run forever. And they'd do a top in better. They had the torque over the small block Chevys. They just weren't as quick at the start.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    edited June 20 #25
    snake284 said:
    I disagree. We had Chevelles, GTO's, and Mustangs and not only were they cool looking they were fast! Some of the old Pontiacs were cool too. Things got a little weird around 65-66, but they'd still run like a speckle ass ape.
    Which were, and are, styling disasters from my viewpoint. But we all know I'm weird!

    Best looking Mustang was the Mustang II. I'm not much on 2 door cars unless they're 2 seaters, but the II was very nicely styled.

    Cue gakking sounds in 3,2,1...

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 6,553 Senior Member
    This was my first car in 1964. I paid $600 for it at the time and I sure wish I had it now. I was such a fan of this model I owned 2 more after this one. I think this is one of the most iconic cars in American history, but that's just me. I also like mid-to-late 60's and early 70's muscle cars.


    I HAVE HATED COMMUNISTS EVEN BEFORE THEY CHANGED THEIR NAME TO LIBERALS AND PROGRESSIVES
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 336 Member
    57 Bel Air ragtops are pricey,especially if they had the fuel Injecton or dual carb power pack option.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    A family friend - a sort of surrogate GrandMother, had a white on white Bel Air. Towed a small travel trailer with it.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,002 Senior Member
    The one car I would like but never had.
    1953 Studebaker
    .
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 336 Member
    Yep built one of thoee!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,416 Senior Member
    rberglof said:
    The one car I would like but never had.
    1953 Studebaker
    .
    There was a guy in Killeen TX who had a few in his yard he bought and traded them. Must be a market for Studebaker collectors. Course many had seen better days and needed a lot of work.

    This song by Steve Miller lyrics referenced a 53 Studebaker:







    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
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