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Your Parent's Coolest Car?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by venusone, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Its the one i have the best memories in .
     
  2. AC6

    AC6 Formula Junior

    Sep 14, 2004
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    Justin
    Testarossa
    512BB
    now 550 Maranello.

    I also had best memories of the boxer :)
     
  3. IROC_DIS

    IROC_DIS Formula Junior

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    craig w.
    my mom and dad had a forest green 60 something GTO way back when. they had to sell it when the Gov moved them from virginia to alaska
     
  4. iceburns288

    iceburns288 Formula 3

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  5. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Were there cars when you was born?






















    ;)
     
  6. rammsteinmatt

    rammsteinmatt Formula Junior

    Jul 26, 2005
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    Matthew Shinavar
    the coolest car my parents have is my evo, because its technically in their name (for insurance reasons only)

    i doubt they would put up with the racing harnesses and turbo screaming for more than a week
     
  7. dretceterini

    dretceterini F1 Veteran

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    Dr.Stuart Schaller
    My dad was a panel beater for the pre-war Mercedes GP team...
     
  8. EarlyCat

    EarlyCat Moderator
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    Marty Byrde
    A mid 50's red Ford pickup that he put a chrysler hemi in it. He used a front bumper corner for the frame/engine mounts, built the whole thing for a couple hundred. A tire burning locomotive beast.
     
  9. 550Maranello575

    550Maranello575 Formula 3

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    My dad used to have a 1970 Ford Galaxie 500. It was a POS but it was still cool. But my moms 1995 Ford Windstar is the coolest of all! not....
     
  10. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    Dr. Dumb Ass
    1973 BMW 2002, before the yuppies ruined the brand.
     
  11. sjmst

    sjmst F1 Veteran
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    Yep. My parents had one. Also a 54 chevy, 58 Buick Super, 64 Impala and 74 Impala.
     
  12. iceburns288

    iceburns288 Formula 3

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    Your parents bought you an Evo?
     
  13. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
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    1979 930 Turbo.
     
  14. Ferrari330P4

    Ferrari330P4 Formula Junior

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    Karl
    My mom has an original grey market golf MK1 GTi thats she the original owner of.
     
  15. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2003
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    '73 Mustang with the big V-8 of that moment, the 302, made about 200 hp, maybe..

    Did about a 9 flat 0-60, believe me, I tried to get it to go faster.

    Otherwise it was a 66 Grand Prix, a baby blue Ford Torino, a Ford Fairlaine Station Wagon, a Chevy Vega GT (Purple). OMG we had some awful cars in the late 60's early 70's. BUT NOTHING FOREIGN, EVER, when my dad was alive for my parents.

    I had them all beat by '73 I had a 1971 MGB, BRG with camel interior. That was way better than anything my parents ever drove.

    My Mom, even now, drives a Toyota Echo, and before that a Honda Civic hatchback.

    They were not car people.

    DM
     
  16. andrewg

    andrewg F1 Rookie
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    Yellow Citroen 2cv..........
     
  17. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Dirty Harry
    Corvair, baby!

    My Dad hates Ralph Nader.
     
  18. Evan.Fiorentino

    Evan.Fiorentino F1 Rookie

    Aug 23, 2005
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    69 corvette stingray wih 383 stroker motor. Still have it
     
  19. Aureus

    Aureus Formula 3

    1977 Porsche Carrera Turbo
     
  20. Seth

    Seth Formula 3

    Feb 8, 2004
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    Texas

    what???!!?!?!? are you serious???? im reading the book "Racing the Silver Arrows" right now, and some amazing stuff in there... any more info... you should start another thread just about it if you have enough info....
     
  21. scuderia15

    scuderia15 Formula Junior

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    sold it though for a 911 (which is nearly as good)
     
  22. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    We had a lot of station wagons. And Oldsmobiles. Dad was a salesman, not a car guy!
     
  23. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
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    My dad loved cars, but for whatever reason he was an Oldsmobile man. He always had 4-doors, didn't like the whole 2-door thing. He made an excursion into early 70s Saabs, for some unknown reason (the gas crisis in the 70s, I think) and had a brown 99 that seemed cool to me as a kid. I loved the key on the floor!

    I bet in 20 years, my son will say that the coolest car I owned was the 512BB. He loves that car..
     
  24. shiggins

    shiggins Formula 3

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  25. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    i will never forget when my dad pulled of of the garage in a brand new 1976 930 turbo....black with black.

    it was a surprise and i remember my dad asking my brother and me to stand back so we did not see what was he was backing out. i remember seeing the whale tail and i said to my brother, "dads got a turbo!"

    i still remember the hollow sound and in 76, the 930 was the undisputed king!!!
     

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