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I love model T-Fords..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlCzIhm8OU&feature=related

I guess they were not very user friendly and cumbersome, but like most FP's they do have that touch...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxb5R4rSgxE&feature=related

This old guy is explaning a lot about the car...

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Hi all,

I sort of got into a conversation with Frank about my avatar - a 2002 Holden Monaro CV8 coupe. I felt as though it sort of 'hijacked' the original thread of favourite inks; so here's a thread for all of you who have a favourite car - whether that be somewhere in your past, your current daily driver, or your garage - only to be driven on sunny weekends biggrin

Those of you with motorcycles, please feel free to put up a pick of your racer/cruiser or whatever as well. I used to enjoy riding them too!

Let's see what your motoring passion is. It might be something you've always dreamed of owning, and maybe one day you will.

Don't forget to put up a pic or two so we can see what you're describing. I used photobucket and if I can do it, anyone can biggrin

I have a love of Holden Monaro cars. First made by General Motors-Holdens in 1968 - then killed off in 1978 amid the world oil crisis, then made a comeback as the CV8 in 2002 - later to become the Pontiac GTO for US export in 2004.

These pictures are of my HQ model Monaro LS coupe, followed by my current Monaro, the 2002 CV8.

LS stood for 'Luxury Sport' - and on winding roads you knew that it was strictly in that order biggrin The HQ was released in 1971 and continued until 1974. It was the biggest selling Holden made. The Monaro, originally made only as a coupe, is getting pretty hard to find in original condition. The Monaro was available in several luxury levels. The entry level Monaro coupe was very basic. Rubber floor mats, with a standard drive train of a 173 cubic inch (cid) motor coupled to a three speed manual (on the column) transmission. Then came the LS, a luxury version coupe with carpets, fake woodgrain dash facia, a 202 cid motor as standard, but could be optioned up toa V8 (253, 308, 350). The sportiest Monaro was the GTS (Grand Touring Sport) It had sports rims, standard V8 (253, 308 or 350).







The CV8 was released in November 2001 and revived the Monaro name. There was a waiting list of between 6 and 12 months for delivery of these cars, such was the demand. The car was also available as a CV6, being a 3.8 litre supercharged 6 cylinder, but this model was discontinued after about 18 months as it only made up about 5% of total sales. Everyone wanted the CV8. The CV8 was powered by a 5.7 litre Chevrolet motor, straight from the Corvette in the US. It was coupled to a 4 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission.

My car is the CV8 with auto trans. Its colour is officially called 'Flame Red' which is a tomato type of orange colour. The interior is orange leather too = Very Shagadelic, as Austin Powers would say! Flame was only available on the first Series CV8 and didn't appear after 2002. I am trying to find out how many were actally made in this colour combination. Some people are 'guess-timating" it at less than 300 cars.








Enjoy the photos. I look forward to seeing some of yours.


Cheers, Gerard.



-- Edited by Aussie FP on Wednesday 25th of March 2009 08:38:52 PM

-- Edited by Aussie FP on Thursday 26th of March 2009 03:44:40 AM

-- Edited by Aussie FP on Tuesday 31st of March 2009 12:10:27 AM

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My apologies, Reactionary! I didn't see this post when I put up a new post asking for people to do a show and tell on their favourite cars.

I checked out the first youtube vid. $16,000 for that fully restored car is magnificent buying for the future. Imagine putting that away for your children or grandchildren in later years! That is a beautiful automobile, even though it is a Ford wink.gif

The old bloke in the second vid really loves the T as well.

Those vids were a real eye-opener. Thanks for the links.

Gerard.



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WOW!

I can feel the thunder from here man, Those look like they would be a LOT of fun to hit the road in.

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My car is nothing special at all. Your basic model 1993 Chrysler 5th Ave New Yorker

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New Yorker interior

Well Dennis, that's not a car with an average interiorwink



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I have two cars. A 2007 Dacia logan and a 1972 Renault 16: just like this one..

R16

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LOL Funny man. Mine is a glittery gold with beige leather interrior & power everything. It's not much but it's a comfy 'grandpa roadtrip' kinda car.

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I remember the Renault 16. My first boss had one when I was an 18 year old bank teller. I remember thinking how smooth the ride was. Very nice passenger car. I don't know what a 5th Ave Chrysler looks like, but if that pic with the woodgrain inside is anything to go by, yes it would be a grandpa car with all the trimmings. And how abut those huge velour seats? They're like comfy beds!

My silver 73 Monaro LS was considered a grandpa car, especially with that solid sunvisor across the top of the windscreen. It had dark green seats, air conditioning, power steering and a power radio antenna - all big luxury items in Australian cars at the time LOL

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DWL wrote:

WOW!

I can feel the thunder from here man, Those look like they would be a LOT of fun to hit the road in.

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My car is nothing special at all. Your basic model 1993 Chrysler 5th Ave New Yorker

-- Edited by DWL on Thursday 26th of March 2009 04:18:33 PM



Yeah, but that 318 V-8 is a tank Dennis!
That car will run forever!

These were (and really still are!) my dad's favorite cars!
He had five of them through the 80's and 90's!

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Can you put up a pic of your car, Dennis? I can't picture one. American cars are so much different to the Aussie ones. Apart from the Chrysler 300C, the Dodge Nitroand the Jeep which are available here, we don't get to see any US cars.

Thanks. Gerard.



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http://www.imperialclub.com/Yr/1993/AnthonyRomano/index.htm

This car is from the same year as Dennis's. It has a brothel interior... :)

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That's a very cool looking car. If you had a couple of motorcycle cops flanking it, you'd think the Prez could be riding inside. Fairly flash vehicle.

I suppose it may just seem that way, as I'm not used to seeing them, but at first glance it's a winner.

Thanks for the link!

PS I just looked at the rest of the cars on that link. The 74 is MAGIC. I'll have one of those thanks smile

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It's nothing special at all. 3.2 liter V6. Tan/beige leather interrior. Power everything. It's just a comfy car.

Now if I had my choice of ride. Any of these would fit the bill very well.



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Waterford of Waterford Charcoal that you use to BBQ with was given the way to make them and all of Ford's saw dust. Charcoal briquettes being a Ford invention.
In that a Model T ford had a wooden frame there was lots of saw dust.
Waterford was a rich man, but drove a Model T. He was hand cranking it, when it back fired, spun the handle backwards and broke Waterford's neck.

I want the blue Packard in the back ground.

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I drive one of these:



But I want one of THESE:



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right on fellas. nice looking vehicles.i'm still in the chrysler but it's about to die a most heinous death.

The oldest son was doing 70 on the high way and a tire blew. tore the front bumper to hell. He SLAMMED the trunk and shattered the gentle glide power closing mechanism. driver side door pannle is missing and lost somewhere on the high way. The fun part is if you leave the radiator fans plugged in it drains all the juice out of the battery, so you have to manually unplug them each time you get out of the car for more than 3 minutes.

It;'s time to get a new hoop'tie me thinks

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I have a 2006 Toyota Matrix, and so does my wife. smile.gif

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After I sold my (only) byke, a 1961 Honda 125cc twin-cylinder, four stroke, electric starter, my first car was a Citron 3CV. List is as follows:

Fiat 128 Super Europa (I guess it only existed in Argentina, it was about the same as the standard 128 but with rectangled headlights and "modern" bumpers).
Fiat Duna 1.4 SCL.
Lada Laika (yup! That was a hard one. You had to be a handyman to keep it's pace).
Ford Escort (the European-like one from the nineties, not the original from the seventies), which I still own.

Not very impressive...

Rgds.

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