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Well, with Christmas decorations going up in the department stores, that can only mean one thing, it's almost Halloween! What have you seen on the roads as you're out and about, dodging spirits?:)

Wicked black A5 for me today, and about 4 million Cobalts. Isn't it funny that as soon as you buy a certain vehicle, you start to notice every single one you pass by?

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I saw a clean pale yellow '65 Mercury Comet 2dr sedan (must be quite rare) and a sharp maroon '69 Mercury Marquis convertible today...with the top down. October is the start of convertible weather here. Also saw a '69-70 Chevy shortbed fleetside PU for sale, gray w/ flames on the sides.

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I hate to report that I saw a brand new Lincoln MKS...with a freakin' fake convertible roof! :banghead:

I don't know why this irritates me so much. It isn't my car and the owner can do whatever they want, but still, what are these people thinking? Do they really think it looks like an actual convertible?!?!?! I don't even like the MKS that much and I still just want to slap them upside the head. OY!

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Looks like Viper and Sixty8 went to the same party.:)
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Wicked black A5 for me today

That makes this weekend the official coincidence weekend! Black A5 behind me in traffic yesterday.

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Saw a mid 60's Jeep J-20 pickup truck yesterday, still working hard, loaded up with sections of an old stockade fence headed for the dump (or so it seemed). I haven't seen one of those in years.

Also, my father's 1937 Packard Super Eight, freshly restored, is now registered and insured and inspected and hit the road for the first time since 1975 yesterday and racked up a grand total of 66 miles.

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Saw this beaut last weekend while car shopping...'66 Galaxie 500. They want $10500 for it, which is a little high IMO, but it's in pretty great shape. It only has a 289 though.

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'85 Mercury Capri ASC McLaren convertible...very limited production...they want $8500

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'75 Pontiac Grand Ville convertible, great shape again

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'66 Dodge Coronet, another convertible

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'72 Dodge Charger

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'86 Buick Grand National

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'64 Mercury Montclair

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Some nice rear ends

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2 Chevy Traverse

1965 Thunderbird, painted and modified into a Turner's Ice Tea promotional vehicle. The trunk is one giant cooler.

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Isn't it funny that as soon as you buy a certain vehicle, you start to notice every single one you pass by?

Yeah, why is that?

Anyway, to answer the post... a Rambler station wagon yesterday at Autozone. I couldn't tell you which model it was, however.

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mustang, that's a '73 Grand Ville convertible, not a '75. That Galaxie is very nice, but something seems off about some of the trim. Did Galaxies have hood ornaments and notchback roofs? I am not sure, as I'm not as "up" on Fords as I am GMs. Nice pics!
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mustang, that's a '73 Grand Ville convertible, not a '75. That Galaxie is very nice, but something seems off about some of the trim. Did Galaxies have hood ornaments and notchback roofs? I am not sure, as I'm not as "up" on Fords as I am GMs. Nice pics!

Yeah, I thought they maybe took the hood ornament and some of the trim off the 500's, but I did a quick google search and it looks like some did have hood ornaments and extra chrome trim. I always assumed the 427 was the only engine offered in the 500, but apparently they offered a smaller 240 straight six. The thing I don't understand is that the window sticker said this car had a 289, but that engine was never an option on the Galaxie, so someone must've done a swap.

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Extremely early International Scout with no top--right hand drive at that!

Another Ford Flex

Buick Reatta

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Took a little Sunday drive up in the mountains... up to Payson, Cottonwood, Jerome, and Prescott and back to Phoenix... saw a variety of interesting cars... highlights:

in Rye, a junkyard full of motorcycles, lawn mowers, and 50s cars--there was a '53 or so Studebaker 2dr wagon, mid '50s Dodge panel truck, and an early '50s Chevy pickup on top of a stack of misc. 50s cars..all with decades of surface rust. Also a '59 Ford panel truck in decent shape, and an '80s Dodge 400 convertible w/ a pickup cap in lieu of a convertible top.

On the road, a older Land Rover pickup..50s vintage, I think--had the close-set headlights in the grille panel between the fenders.

There was a rod run going on through Payson, I think..I saw a bunch of '30s-40s rods, and a goregous light green '55-56 Chrysler 300. Saw a very sharp white w/ black top '65 GTO... and a '70-72 Plymouth Duster in orange w/ dog dish hubcaps.

Also a gold w/ white top '73 Jeepster (I think it was a '73, because that is the year, IIRC, that had the un-CJ-ish front end--chrome grille).

Also, a red & white '60s 'Old' Mini parked at a gas station w/ 2 Austin-Healey 3000s.

And a Toyota Corolla 2dr ht wagon from around '80 in decent shape.

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1965 Thunderbird, painted and modified into a Turner's Ice Tea promotional vehicle. The trunk is one giant cooler.

Weird, I too saw a '65 T-Bird. Except it appeared stock.

Also saw a Prowler ('twas dark, didn't see what color it was)

67-69 Camaro SS (didn't get a good look to see what year)

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2 Chevy Traverse

1965 Thunderbird, painted and modified into a Turner's Ice Tea promotional vehicle. The trunk is one giant cooler.

Interesting..googled it, they call it the 'TeaBird'...

Turners Iced Tea

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Two Edsels, a yellow one and a red one on a trailer

Exactly the third Astra I've seen so far (in the US)

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mustang, I went to YouTube and saw a few vids on '66 Galaxies. The car you posted appears correct, all the ones I saw had the same trim and hood ornament (the LTD trim package debuted for '66, I thought your black Galaxie was really an LTD, but it isn't). I also think by that time all Galaxies were 500s, and probably had a wide range of engine options.
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mustang, I went to YouTube and saw a few vids on '66 Galaxies. The car you posted appears correct, all the ones I saw had the same trim and hood ornament (the LTD trim package debuted for '66, I thought your black Galaxie was really an LTD, but it isn't). I also think by that time all Galaxies were 500s, and probably had a wide range of engine options.

Lots of options, lots of models. Below the Galaxie, there was the Custom (Ford's equivalent of a Biscayne), then Galaxie, Galaxie 500, Galaxie 500XL, Galaxie 7Litre, and LTD. Some years had a Custom 500 also, not sure about '66.

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Exactly the third Astra I've seen so far (in the US)

Oh yeah, saw a blue 5-door yesterday....knew I was forgetting something.

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Well, with Christmas decorations going up in the department stores, that can only mean one thing, it's almost Halloween! What have you seen on the roads as you're out and about, dodging spirits?:)

Wicked black A5 for me today, and about 4 million Cobalts. Isn't it funny that as soon as you buy a certain vehicle, you start to notice every single one you pass by?

I suppose it's once you buy a specific model, you become very aware of it and start noticing them around you. That happened to me in '00, bought my Jeep, and suddenly started noticing Patriot Blue Grand Cherokee Laredos everywhere... I still see many in that color, very popular apparently (even the ones I saw in Europe were all dark blue, black, or silver, but in Limited trim).

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I saw a 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass H/O 15th Anniversary Edition when we took the kids to Shady Brook Farms in Bucks County (PA) for pumpkin picking yesterday. It was like this one:

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...however, it was nowhere near as nice looking as the one pictured!!

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