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Caught up with an old buddy today and saw the following. At his house:

'56 Bel Air, 2-dr hardtop, 350/TH350, very presentable cruiser

'67 Malibu 2-dr hardtop, an old friend bought back, solid but needs work. He and I stuffed a 350/TH350 in this one years back.

'71 Monte Carlo, black over white, 21K miles, black bucket/console interior, 402/THM400. Gorgeous.

'02 Camaro- who cares

At another dude's place:

'37 Chevy sedan, parts

'40 Merc sedan, drivable, in primer

'50 Merc coupe, chopped, very rusted but workable

'51 Ford convert, body finished, in primer, chopped & slammed, mild custom

'52 Ford F-2 pickup, chopped, rough

'54 Ford Victoria 2-dr sedan, Packard taillights & con't kit, flamethrowers, long-time local cruiser

'55 T-bird, bod done & in primer, both tops, needs reassembly

'57 Bel Air 2-dr hardtop, solid but needs everything, 4-spd

'68 Chevelle 2-dr hardtop, original 396 car, now with 454, needs work but complete

'68 Malibu 2-dr hardtop, rough & incomplete

'70 Monte Carlo, apart, primer, 350/THM

Out & about:

'55 Merc coupe

'56 Studebaker sedan

'62 Olds Starfire convertible, gorgeous

'64 Studebaker Lark sedan

The T-bird was real tempting but way out of my price range ($11K). These are one of the very few 'Ford' cars I like. The '50 Merc pulls hard at me too, but I'm in no way in the market for that level of project. Problem is, these are getting harder and harder to find 'in the wild'. Most of you would laugh at the idea this thing was even savable, never mind that he paid $2300 for a cobbled-together shell with no floors.

All of the dude's stuff except the '50, '51 & '54 are for sale if anyone's interested. My buddies' stuff is not for sale.

A good day in my book.

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A good day in my book.

*nods*

I'll say! My goodness ... sweet list of cars you saw!

*raises eyebrow hopefully*

Any chance you took pics ... especially of those Monte Carlos?

;)

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

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I sold the 1994 RoadMaster Estate today to a fine gentleman

of MY taste.... (he hates modern cars too) He & I struck up

an imediate friendship, he was reallly cool. Told me the '90s

B-bodys are the only modern cars he's got any interest in.

In his garage is a WICKED original 1939 Pontiac Coupe and

on his front lawn is a 1941 Plymouth Sedan for sale: $3000

and he has a 1981 ElCamino (3.8 liter 229ci V6 powered)

that gets worse fuel economy than his burgundy 1996

Roadmaster Estate winter beater. So my Roadmaster is now

a parts car that will comtribute trim/wheels/glass/inteiror

pieces to a 1996 brother and its strong & reliable LT1 V8 will

be transplanted to a 1981 elCamino. :D

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Balt: cool list, but no purchases by me for a while.

68: congrats on the sale, and an LT1 El Camino sounds good to me!

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'02 Camaro- who cares

Oh, that's not very nice. :P

I wish I saw more vehicles like that. But I live in Vancouver so the most exciting vehicles around are silver Civic's. <_<

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I'm in a 'vein' of new cars- the classics that used to lurk in people's backyards or driveways have been gone for years. I have to travel east & south to see cool stuff in the wild. I forgot the '40 Ford, '68 Firebird and '63 Chevy pickup seen that day, too.

No pics of the Montes, tho I'll get one of my buddy's '71 MC the next time I'm over. I like the lines on the 1st gen MC, but I am a Pontiac man and the MC cannot hold a candle in details or esp the interior to a '69-70 GP.

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No pics of the Montes,

*snaps fingers*

Dangumit ;). He he

tho I'll get one of my buddy's '71 MC the next time I'm over.

SWEET! Lookin' forward to seeing 'em ;).

I like the lines on the 1st gen MC, but I am a Pontiac man and the MC cannot hold a candle in details or esp the interior to a '69-70 GP.

He he ... I can understand that!

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

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