Instant Car Lust

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    Jun 27, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    I think my favorite year for GM ... 1961. Gawd is this beautiful and it's such a warm summer

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1961-PONTIAC-BONNEVILLE-CONVERTIBLE-/190696216812?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2c666158ec

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    Jun 27, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
    hmmmmmm fuel prices are down a bit !!!!
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 27, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI think my favorite year for GM ... 1961. Gawd is this beautiful and it's such a warm summer

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1961-PONTIAC-BONNEVILLE-CONVERTIBLE-/190696216812?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2c666158ec



    It was a good year... a democrat took over the White House....lol
    haha

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  • Machina

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    Jun 27, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    That is a very beautiful car! The restoration work looks like it was done very well from the photos. The interior is awesome!
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    Jun 27, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    freedomisntfree saidI think my favorite year for GM ... 1961. Gawd is this beautiful and it's such a warm summer

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1961-PONTIAC-BONNEVILLE-CONVERTIBLE-/190696216812?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2c666158ec



    It was a good year... a democrat took over the White House....lol
    haha

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    And John Z, Pete Estes and Bunkie Knudsen and many other were doing the design and engineering work from 57 - 60 when there was a republican in the WH. This car was on sale before the election of 1960. And lastly, JFK was more conservative than just about any Repub we have today. Go figure!
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    Jun 27, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    Machina saidThat is a very beautiful car! The restoration work looks like it was done very well from the photos. The interior is awesome!


    And thanks for enjoying the car and only the car and NOT bringing up anything political. But yeah, I'm a big 61 fan and I wouldn't mind having another.
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    Jun 27, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    Beautiful car, looks like the same color as my '61 Vette, Chevrolet calling it "Honduras Maroon". 1961 was my favorite year too, at least for Vettes, only because it was the last year for wide whitewall tires, contrasting side coves, 283 engine, and a cleaner grille treatment. Now if we were talking Mustangs I'd have to go with 1969, again because I'm biased. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jun 27, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    NJVetteGuy77 saidBeautiful car, looks like the same color as my '61 Vette, Chevrolet calling it "Honduras Maroon". 1961 was my favorite year too, at least for Vettes, only because it was the last year for wide whitewall tires, contrasting side coves, 283 engine, and a cleaner grille treatment. Now if we were talking Mustangs I'd have to go with 1969, again because I'm biased. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jesus is that thing is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, most of the GM divisions had the same color per year although with a different name. Pontiac's was coronado red. It’s a bronze/red metallic and a gorgeous color. I think the same as yours.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 27, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    instant boner.

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    Jun 27, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    NJVetteGuy77 saidBeautiful car, looks like the same color as my '61 Vette, Chevrolet calling it "Honduras Maroon". 1961 was my favorite year too, at least for Vettes, only because it was the last year for wide whitewall tires, contrasting side coves, 283 engine, and a cleaner grille treatment. Now if we were talking Mustangs I'd have to go with 1969, again because I'm biased. icon_biggrin.gif

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    I just met a guy a few weeks ago who was driving a '61 'Vette convertible.
    I'm partial to my '66 Mustang.
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    Jun 27, 2012 8:09 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said


    Jesus is that thing is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, most of the GM divisions had the same color per year although with a different name. Pontiac's was coronado red. It’s a bronze/red metallic and a gorgeous color. I think the same as yours.


    Thank you! Love it to pieces, and I've owned since I was 22, over 12 years. It's beautiful to look at, but a bear to drive with that solid axle front suspension and bias ply tires!
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    Jun 27, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    TotalTopJock said
    NJVetteGuy77 saidBeautiful car, looks like the same color as my '61 Vette, Chevrolet calling it "Honduras Maroon". 1961 was my favorite year too, at least for Vettes, only because it was the last year for wide whitewall tires, contrasting side coves, 283 engine, and a cleaner grille treatment. Now if we were talking Mustangs I'd have to go with 1969, again because I'm biased. icon_biggrin.gif


    I just met a guy a few weeks ago who was driving a '61 'Vette convertible.
    I'm partial to my '66 Mustang.


    You're in LA I see

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    Jun 27, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    NJVetteGuy77 said
    freedomisntfree said


    Jesus is that thing is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, most of the GM divisions had the same color per year although with a different name. Pontiac's was coronado red. It’s a bronze/red metallic and a gorgeous color. I think the same as yours.


    Thank you! Love it to pieces, and I've owned since I was 22, over 12 years. It's beautiful to look at, but a bear to drive with that solid axle front suspension and bias ply tires!


    With kingpins instead of ball joints!
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    Jun 27, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    NJVetteGuy77 said
    freedomisntfree said


    Jesus is that thing is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, most of the GM divisions had the same color per year although with a different name. Pontiac's was coronado red. It’s a bronze/red metallic and a gorgeous color. I think the same as yours.


    Thank you! Love it to pieces, and I've owned since I was 22, over 12 years. It's beautiful to look at, but a bear to drive with that solid axle front suspension and bias ply tires!


    With kingpins instead of ball joints!


    Yes, finally found a guy who's willing to redo them too! Most don't even want to touch a job like that. That project will be next year though, actually considering even changing to discs. I have more problems with the brakes on that car than any of the others. Running silicone fluid as of last season. Holds less moisture, do you use that on your cars?
  • Machina

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    Jun 27, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    Since I don't have any pictures of my car... I found this one which looks exactly like it: same color, same wheels except mine has Radial T/As on it (minus the hanging dice and goofy dashpad of course).

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    Vetteguy, you mentioned a '69 mustang... I really want a BOSS 429, but I'd settle for a Mach 1 with a 428CJ. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    NJVetteGuy77 said
    freedomisntfree said
    NJVetteGuy77 said
    freedomisntfree said


    Jesus is that thing is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, most of the GM divisions had the same color per year although with a different name. Pontiac's was coronado red. It’s a bronze/red metallic and a gorgeous color. I think the same as yours.


    Thank you! Love it to pieces, and I've owned since I was 22, over 12 years. It's beautiful to look at, but a bear to drive with that solid axle front suspension and bias ply tires!


    With kingpins instead of ball joints!


    Yes, finally found a guy who's willing to redo them too! Most don't even want to touch a job like that. That project will be next year though, actually considering even changing to discs. I have more problems with the brakes on that car than any of the others. Running silicone fluid as of last season. Holds less moisture, do you use that on your cars?


    I'm using factory 8-lugs on all of mine and had them on mine back then too. I haven't done brakes in 11 years and just about to do them on the 63 as a precaution before out of town show season really gets underway. I haven’t had any problems, but I’m not driving in this summer’s heat on 11 yr old brake fluid as fast as I drive.

    They have come up with some really creative solutions for 8 lug to disk brake conversions. Mine stock have been fine so I haven't done this yet. I do use his repo drums because they're much better and safer than OEM.

    http://www.arrowheadcomponentsinc.com/aciproducts/discbrakeconversion.html
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    Jun 27, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    Machina saidSince I don't have any pictures of my car... I found this one which looks exactly like it: same color, same wheels except mine has Radial T/As on it (minus the hanging dice and goofy dashpad of course).

    1967-Mercury-Cougar2.jpg



    Vetteguy, you mentioned a '69 mustang... I really want a BOSS 429, but I'd settle for a Mach 1 with a 428CJ. icon_wink.gif


    I've had a 428 SCJ once that I stuck in a 62 T-Bird with a C-6 behind it. Had to mod the tunnel just a bit for the tranny.
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    Jun 27, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
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    Original '62 Jensen 1800
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    Jun 27, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    MGA

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    Jun 27, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
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    This is my car lust. Koenigsegg.
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    Jun 27, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    Mercedes 190SL

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    Jun 27, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    Duesenberg J

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    Jun 27, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    and another one ebay that's appears to be pretty nice

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1962-Pontiac-Grand-Prix-Sweet-Restored-8-Lug-Show-Car-/190694247204?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2c66434b24
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    Jun 27, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    The '69s with the 428s are great, but the cost of original type parts, especially properly dated coded wrongs are astronomical! I'll just stick to the 351W in my '69. It has a hot cam in it and more than enough performance for me! That and the big blocks of course can be a bear with the cooling in the summertime. I definitely recommend silicone brake fluid though to anyone who has an old car that is only used for hobby. It doesn't absorb the moisture like the glycol fluid does, hence no rusty fluid and leaky cylinders. For stock pre-67 cars like ours, freedomisntfree, with the single chamber master cylinder, that's a very important thing!