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Saturday morning cruise, saw this perfectly preserved Ford.  I'm frankly bored with all the hot rods that cost the price of a house, they are a dime a dozen.  To see something like this being driven is extremely rare.  Looked like the original engine too.  Even the license plate is period, it's also Yavapai County.
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Wish the window was down more, interior looks like it was never used.  The edge of all the laminated glass looked like mica.  Bet it's history is interesting.
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19 hours ago, Earl Marischal said:

You and me both. I had a that shape 900S 5 door years ago and it’s still my favourite of all the cars I’ve owned. 

steve

I had an '86 coupe, black and burgundy interior.  Nice car, roomy, drove nice, and stood out from the crowd. The ignition on the floor always tripped people out.

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On 6/16/2024 at 10:59 PM, Earl Marischal said:

You and me both. I had a that shape 900S 5 door years ago and it’s still my favourite of all the cars I’ve owned. 

steve

 

5 hours ago, Perspective Customs said:

I had an '86 coupe, black and burgundy interior.  Nice car, roomy, drove nice, and stood out from the crowd. The ignition on the floor always tripped people out.

 

I had a '77 EMS coupe and really enjoyed that car. Yes, it was roomy and a lot of fun to drive and the ignition on the floor did get peoples attention.

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I wish I could have such a relaxed attitude to painting when I'm working on my kits.
Thursday is the start of the holiday season and some  want to leave town with a bit of class.
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Was heading into town in the Pinto, so I was driving the back roads. Met a Cobra roadster wanna be (pretty sure a kit car). But what really got me was a Ford Raptor flatbed. Someone has removed the stock pick-up box and replaced it with what appeared to be a homemade wooden flatbed.  

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Tonight's Prescott Antique Auto Club cruise night.  This car has always lived in Arizona.  All original, no modifications.  Owner says it drives over dirt roads like a dream.  Straight 8 flathead, looks like it came from a tank.  I know for a fact that swamp cooler is useless, unless you are going a constant highway speed.  He can cruise at 80 MPH, people look at it like it's a UFO.

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I spotted this one last week in the morning traffic.  It's been years since last time I've seen one of them, and this one seemed to be in pristine condition.  Not bad for 30+ year old vehicle.  As a side note, it  also had the older style license plate.  Those are also rare nowadays.  Current plates have red numbers on white background.  Sorry for the spotted photo - my windshield was covered with sticky stuff coming off the trees this time of the year.

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19 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

It was time that my Buick LaCrosse got inspected so I took it to my usual shop. They share the parking lot with a classic and hot rod shop so there is always interesting stuff in the lot…

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Had the same model Oldsmobile that I picked up second hand when it was just another old car. Used it for a work commuter and only paid a couple hundred dollars for it in the mid '60's. No, it was not this pristine and was very thirsty at the gas pump. The '59 Pontiac would be really nice to have. 

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56 minutes ago, peteski said:

If we are now playing "spot the difference", the license plate is missing and each taillight is different, or is mounted differenly.

Good eye. Looks like a Grand Caravan lamp on the left, a Town & Country on the right.

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the aftermath.  i got to see the hole and the car (late model Dodge Charger) yesterday.  car had been removed from the hole and was parked in the street blocked by 2 cop cars when i drove past yesterday.  all that's left today is a boarded up hole.  the wall faired better than the car.  oddly enough, this is in the middle of a very straight stretch of road.  im guessing the driver was attempting to make a pull and lost control.

 

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