Cool cars your grandparents owned
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:58 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:29 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:23 AM
Dad had a 57 belair 2 dr ht, a 29 ford 2dr sedan that was never finished, and a 71 elcamino,350/t350.
Me, 68 dodge 340 gts dart. 69 dart 270 w/big block, and a 69 340 swinger all autos
yesbwe are a high performance car family and i am carrying on the tradition!
Edited by mr68gts, 15 November 2012 - 05:31 AM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:39 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:45 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:55 AM
Grandpa and grandma are the stylish couple third from the left. The bike is, best I can tell, a 1919 Harley Davidson J Model, repleat with carbide headlamp.
Here's the entire photo:
Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:21 AM
Would my Grandfather's U.S. Calvary pony count when he was in Texas chasing Pancho Villa count?
Edited by Foxer, 15 November 2012 - 06:23 AM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:17 AM
Dad was a car guy from day one. First one I remember was a '57 Plymouth, then a '58 Impala convertible. Traded that on a bright red '64 Grand Prix (he wanted a GTO but mom was along), that's the car I learned to drive in. After that was Grandpa's Cutlass when he passed, then a '68 Toronado. His first 2nd car was a '49 Plymouth, then a '60 MGA, a '63 Triumph TR4, and finally a '66 Corvette coupe. The 'vette was nothing special, 327 with a Powerglide but he loved that car. He had sense enough to never let me drive it alone!
Great thread, lot's of memories!
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:19 AM
Wait, what do I mean had... she STILL has it! She's one of those 'if it ain't broke don't fix or replace it" kind of people.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:18 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:06 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:56 AM
1957 GMC 1/2 ton
41 chevy fire truck
1934 chevy 2 dr sedan
1970 monte carlo
1966 chevy 3 ton dumptruck
those are just the ones i was alive to remember (only 28 yrs old)
1934 Chevy master cabriolet
1936 Maple leaf 2 ton dumptruck
1937 GMC 1/2 ton
1937 chevy panel
1952 chevy (31k mile orig paint/interior)
1957 bel air convertible,
1984 olds ninety eight (bought new, never seen winter)
1984 Chevy SWB fleetside 4x4
2007 Escalade (winter car/tow rig)
Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:26 PM
My paternal grandfather had motorcycles as a young man in Florida around the time of World War One.I recall him telling me about owning a Flying Merkle,a Henderson and a Reading-Standard.The first car I remember him having was a light green 1950 Buick Super six window sedan.I never got a ride in it or the dark green 1953 Special he had after that.
My Dad had a series of now desireable Buicks around the time he and Mom dated and married.He owned a gray 1947 Super convertible and then a 2 toned green 1951 Roadmaster 4 door sedan(with 1952 chrome fins added) that they took on their honeymoon.According to Mom after that he got a new 1953 Roadmaster.I came along and he backtracked to a 1949 Super 4 door,sold that and then we got a used 1957 Special wagon.He was promoted to service manager at a local Buick dealer and he took aqua 1961 and 1962 LeSabre 4 door hardtops as his company cars.After he took off and my Mom divorced him he had a '63 Electra sedan,a '65 Electra sedan with wife number two and owned a '62 Chevy Bel Air hardtop and a '65 Buick Skylark as his lunchbucket cars.He ended up with personal Cadillacs after becoming service manager at a Cadillac dealer but never got a demo from the Caddy dealer.
Edited by ZTony8, 15 November 2012 - 12:28 PM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:13 PM
The last time I drove the car it drove like a brand new automobile with power to spare and was super comfy. There isn't a mark on it that I could see. This car is a survivor of such proportions that when my brother and I drove it to a Super Chevy show in the early 90's we were barraged with questions concerning it, We were adamant that it stay in the family but were given special access to the show so that it might sit with many other survivors where it was given a special plaque for being the most original car at the meet.
A source of great pride and a great memory of a great man, my wonderful Grampa..
This car is exactly like the car we own..
Edited by Dragline, 15 November 2012 - 01:15 PM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:17 PM