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A beautiful car, I would think it’s pretty rare to see one. 

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chilly460

Those midyear Barracudas are very underrated, I like the smaller platform and they are nice looking in any color, and I think they're cool in either coupe or fastback form.  

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Mine was also a '67 and although the fastback had a lot of utility I would get a coupe next time.  A '68 at that, for some reason they used plastic window trim back and front on the 67s and mine had faded paint along with missing chunks.  Don't know if mine was a Formula S but it did have the 273 Commando, solid lifter small block.  It was running on 7 cylinders when I bought it, should have found a way to save the 273 when I swapped in a 360

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dogrunner

Nothing runs like a deer 🦌 

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dogrunner

My least favorite Stang 

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Dave in Maine
9 hours ago, dogrunner said:

My least favorite Stang 

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 I had a '78.  It was the single worst car I've ever owned.

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Grouseman_1
2 hours ago, Dave in Maine said:

 I had a '78.  It was the single worst car I've ever owned.

I had a 77....

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quailguy
On 8/6/2020 at 10:31 PM, Dave in Maine said:

Interesting.  I saw France hanging around all those years and all I could think was "all those Peugeots.  How is the a place in the world for so many ungainly cars?"

I have simply got to put something down about French cars:

1. On 1 trip to Europe somehow we had to rent a Peugeot. Not a lovely auto in most eyes.. After a couple hundred k's we put into a nice roadside establishment for a cooling beverage or 2.  One of those innumerable foggy European days. Well after returning to the car, it would not start; the battery was dead, we had left the lights on. We looked for that battery for 30 minutes with no luck. Turned out it was located under the front passenger seat in a compartment. Only the French.

2. Another visit to fair Europe, a major city called Berlin.  I was walking down the sidewalk along a major street when I notice a VW really swerve and lay on the brakes. As I follow the car I see it hit a Citroen Deux Cheveaux. At the slowmo collision at about 5 miles an hour all 4 fenders fell off the Citroen.

Truthfully I bent over double laughing. Only the French.

3. But lest we all think French cars are 100% a joke, one day I was tooling along the autobahn in my Alfa Romeo 2600 at the normal 160 KPH, I see blinking lights behind me, demanding the left lane. I pulled over and two of those huge Citroen limo's with air shocks very high ranking French officers were driven around in passed me going 160 kph like I was standing still. The cars had to be going at least 200 KPH, were dead silent, and gleamed like a new one pound coin. Really spectacular. Only the French!

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dogrunner

This looked nice. 

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Lurch
9 hours ago, quailguy said:

I have simply got to put something down about French cars:

1. On 1 trip to Europe somehow we had to rent a Peugeot. Not a lovely auto in most eyes.. After a couple hundred k's we put into a nice roadside establishment for a cooling beverage or 2.  One of those innumerable foggy European days. Well after returning to the car, it would not start; the battery was dead, we had left the lights on. We looked for that battery for 30 minutes with no luck. Turned out it was located under the front passenger seat in a compartment. Only the French.

2. Another visit to fair Europe, a major city called Berlin.  I was walking down the sidewalk along a major street when I notice a VW really swerve and lay on the brakes. As I follow the car I see it hit a Citroen Deux Cheveaux. At the slowmo collision at about 5 miles an hour all 4 fenders fell off the Citroen.

Truthfully I bent over double laughing. Only the French.

3. But lest we all think French cars are 100% a joke, one day I was tooling along the autobahn in my Alfa Romeo 2600 at the normal 160 KPH, I see blinking lights behind me, demanding the left lane. I pulled over and two of those huge Citroen limo's with air shocks very high ranking French officers were driven around in passed me going 160 kph like I was standing still. The cars had to be going at least 200 KPH, were dead silent, and gleamed like a new one pound coin. Really spectacular. Only the French!

 

I had a citroen rental for only two days and that was enough - the only car I've ever seen that sprayed some kind of nasty  cologne/air freshener out of the dash at you at regular intervals, kinda like at public restrooms. 

 

I'll leave the comments as to whether or not I needed it, or the population the car was designed for... I will say that maybe NYC Cabbies should drive citroens!

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38 minutes ago, Lurch said:

 

I had a citroen rental for only two days and that was enough - the only car I've ever seen that sprayed some kind of nasty  cologne/air freshener out of the dash at you at regular intervals, kinda like at public restrooms. 

 

I'll leave the comments as to whether or not I needed it, or the population the car was designed for... I will say that maybe NYC Cabbies should drive citroens!


I rented a big 8 passenger Citroen and drove it around Germany for a week. I’ll say it was an amazing vehicle. It was a diesel with a 6spd stick. It would easily go 100 mph with 6 people and their luggage, quiet, smooth as silk and felt like it wanted to go much faster. If I did the math right, it got 28 mpg. I remember thinking I would love to have that engine and tranny in a 4x4 pickup. 

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quailguy

Although I had a Mercury Cyclone muscle car way back in my university days I have always had a real liking for sports cars/grand touring cars.

During my first tour of Germany I had an Alfa Romeo Spyder (a really great, fun sports car) but like most folks I had to make choices about what sort of vehicle to buy and always came down on the side of a 4x4 pickup, not a sports car.  Dogs, guns, decoys, dead deer, etc as well as driving around in the mud and snow on back roads ruled out anything else.

 

 

My wife's cousin chose differently; he has had the sports cars. For the last several years he has been driving a Porsche Boxter S around. 3 weeks ago he brought it up to visit us and put me into the driver's seat and told me to "really wring it out!"

 

This I did, at least as well as possible without breaking too many traffic laws. This car drives like a dream, has a very nice interior and audio system, corners like it is on train tracks, has a dazzling turn of speed and all the while maintained the best of manners as I flung it around the twisty roads in NE PA. Really a very fine car, the best of it's kind I had ever driven.

 

Wayne's Porsche 2015

 

 

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stephen brown
On 9/18/2020 at 6:01 AM, dogrunner said:

A beautiful car, I would think it’s pretty rare to see one. 

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Friend had 2 or 3 of these things in various states of disrepair. He also had the beginnings of Chrysler 300 collection: D, H, L .

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