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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #1775 on: August 10, 2019, 05:19:59 PM »
https://www.realestate.com.au/news/narre-warren-north-25car-shed-complements-luxury-resortstyle-home/

which one would you take? the GT, the Monaro, 23 window kombi, the cobra or one of the 20+ others

What a shed!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #1776 on: August 10, 2019, 05:45:52 PM »
https://www.realestate.com.au/news/narre-warren-north-25car-shed-complements-luxury-resortstyle-home/

which one would you take? the GT, the Monaro, 23 window kombi, the cobra or one of the 20+ others

What a shed!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope there's an oil tray under the kombi.
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« Reply #1777 on: August 10, 2019, 07:36:36 PM »
https://www.realestate.com.au/news/narre-warren-north-25car-shed-complements-luxury-resortstyle-home/

which one would you take? the GT, the Monaro, 23 window kombi, the cobra or one of the 20+ others

What a shed!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I had that sort of money...one I wouldn't live in Victoria....and two, I'd have a bigger shed to house those nice cars !!   ;D
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« Reply #1778 on: August 19, 2019, 05:01:33 PM »
Here you go Jeepers - found a friend for Migaloo if he get's lonely ;D

Took the Territory down this morning to get the auto serviced & John had this up on the hoist.

It's a 1964 Thunderbird, completely original in every way, without a spot anywhere on it (even the bumpers are pristine!) & with ... wait for it ... 62000 miles on the clock! :o

John also said it's an absolute dream to drive - convertible, power steering, power windows, air-con - you name it ;D

Apparently it's spent it's whole life covered by a blanket, living in a shed. The previous owner didn't even drive it to shows - he towed it everywhere.

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« Reply #1779 on: August 19, 2019, 11:22:59 PM »
Here’s a link to a facebook page im running on my mini build so i can keep friends and family back in the uk up to date with my progress
If your interested take a look but please keep it clean as my kids see it
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« Reply #1780 on: August 20, 2019, 05:20:46 AM »
Here you go Jeepers - found a friend for Migaloo if he get's lonely ;D

Took the Territory down this morning to get the auto serviced & John had this up on the hoist.

It's a 1964 Thunderbird, completely original in every way, without a spot anywhere on it (even the bumpers are pristine!) & with ... wait for it ... 62000 miles on the clock! :o

John also said it's an absolute dream to drive - convertible, power steering, power windows, air-con - you name it ;D

Apparently it's spent it's whole life covered by a blanket, living in a shed. The previous owner didn't even drive it to shows - he towed it everywhere.

You may even know it ???

Some of those T-Birds are pretty nice huh.
There are still mint cars being found every week.
That red one looks cracker. :cup:
You can see the guy who works on it takes special care too.
Placement of a throwaway car under the T-Bird should it fall off the hoist.

The American cars, really seemed to strike a cord in 64.
So many of the makers, just nailed it.
Dunno why 1964 was the golden year, it just was.

About a month ago, I had a guy ask me why the hell I would drive such an old car when for the same money, I could have a new car.
I just replied..... ya wouldn't understand.

These are the standard fixtures and options on our Fleetwood.
429 (7lt) V8 (340hp) First year for the new 429 and turbo 400.
Auto. (smoothest shifting auto I've ever owned)
Power steering.
Duel circuit power brakes (drums)
Climate control air conditioning. (All A/C cars were fitted with 3:25 diff gears. Standard was 3:00)
Cruise control.
6 way power seat.
7 position adjustable steering column
4 power windows.
4 power quarter windows
Power boot release
Power door locks
Auto headlights at dawn and dusk. (Twilight sentinel) It also has a time delay, allowing you to see where you're going.
Self dimming headlights from high beam to low beam. (guide-matic)
Cornering lamps. (so you can see around the corner at night)
Reverse lights
Leather and cloth interior.
Front and rear seat belts. (lap belts only)
Chrome door edge guards.
Maybe the biggest thing for 64, was the last year of the fins.

We only missed out on the limited slip diff option, the rear window demister and the chrome number plate surrounds
Would've been great to score the LSD, but being a Southern California car, the demister was never going to get a look in.

And that's, why I drive an old Cadillac..... well, it is Fleetwood Sixty Special, so it really was, as good as it got from GM in 1964.

Buy a nice old classic car, you'll never look back.
Oh, there is a down side..... with ours, fuel consumption is around 11 to 13 mpg.
Push it a bit, and single digits are a doodle.
No real need to push them hard though.

Our car see's the Woolies car park from time to time.
I have a shady spot miles from the riff raff, so ya have to do a bit of extra walking from time to time.
The arse hangs out of most parking bays, so you have to pick and choose where you park it.
Ours wouldn't  fit through most drive thru's (if any)..... but I can't reach the cashier anyway being LHD
If ya on ya own, passing a wobbly box or the like is just a wait until you can see around a bend or wait for an overtaking lane.






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« Reply #1781 on: August 20, 2019, 05:24:14 AM »
How cool would this be... ..
Definitely unique.

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« Reply #1782 on: August 20, 2019, 05:44:39 AM »
Pretty wild old thing.

Love it, i'd drive it...... how could you not have a silly arse grin on ya face driving around in that.
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« Reply #1783 on: August 20, 2019, 06:39:39 AM »
If you want to see a really wild thing from 1911

Google, "the fiery beast of Turin"

This thing, runs a 28.4 litre... (yes, 28.4) 4 cylinder engine.
It has a 90 (ninety) plate clutch and at 1,000 rpm, will do 128 MPH

Apart from that, the fact it runs no exhaust and throws massive flames out the side..... just makes it cool.

Make sure you check it out on the highway video. 
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« Reply #1784 on: August 20, 2019, 08:01:49 AM »
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eToHTf-QUBA     ;D ;D
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« Reply #1785 on: August 20, 2019, 08:21:56 AM »
If you want to see a really wild thing from 1911

Google, "the fiery beast of Turin"

This thing, runs a 28.4 litre... (yes, 28.4) 4 cylinder engine.
It has a 90 (ninety) plate clutch and at 1,000 rpm, will do 128 MPH

Apart from that, the fact it runs no exhaust and throws massive flames out the side..... just makes it cool.

Make sure you check it out on the highway video.
Love that monster. I saw the original video of the assembly and first start up. But I hadn't seen any of the more recent driving footage from Goodwood until now.
Driving that would put a grin on your face for weeks.....

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« Reply #1786 on: August 20, 2019, 09:24:42 AM »
Spotted this yesterday while refueling!

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« Reply #1787 on: August 20, 2019, 09:26:26 AM »
AND it was a Manual too!

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« Reply #1788 on: August 20, 2019, 09:34:24 AM »
Love that monster. I saw the original video of the assembly and first start up. But I hadn't seen any of the more recent driving footage from Goodwood until now.
Driving that would put a grin on your face for weeks.....

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Did you see the clip of the trip up the highway to Goodwood?

Very cool ute there jwb
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« Reply #1789 on: August 20, 2019, 09:49:54 AM »
Spotted this yesterday while refueling!

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is that a bad photo, or is that blokes shoulders about 4ft wide.. :o
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« Reply #1790 on: August 20, 2019, 10:26:56 AM »
towel on the parcel shelf ya blind bastard.
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« Reply #1791 on: August 20, 2019, 12:35:17 PM »
is that a bad photo, or is that blokes shoulders about 4ft wide.. :o
He was above average size,
But I think there's something thrown over the back of the seat

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« Reply #1792 on: August 20, 2019, 01:48:24 PM »
He was above average size,
But I think there's something thrown over the back of the seat

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Must be, look at the lean on the car - and doesn't event look like turning, just driving straight!

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« Reply #1793 on: August 20, 2019, 02:17:16 PM »
Did you see the clip of the trip up the highway to Goodwood?


yep. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Made my drive to work seem mind-numbingly boring  ;D

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« Reply #1794 on: August 20, 2019, 02:30:24 PM »
yep. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Made my drive to work seem mind-numbingly boring  ;D

Be a hoot, sitting at the lights, flames spitting all over the Hyundai x130 next to ya.
The smell of melting plastic lingers behind as you bang fart and pop away in the beast of Turin.
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« Reply #1795 on: August 20, 2019, 02:33:40 PM »
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« Reply #1796 on: Yesterday at 05:41:42 AM »
My understanding, is crazy arse Frank Manchese is running in "street trim" this week end.

In testing this week, the XW went 6:98 @ 209 mph.
He backed that up with a 6:96 @ 211 mph.

Then this on Friday night.  ;D

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« Reply #1797 on: Yesterday at 05:43:23 AM »
why won't Shit copy and paste any more ???

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« Reply #1798 on: Yesterday at 10:54:09 AM »
Kev,
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« Reply #1799 on: Yesterday at 07:29:12 PM »
Love this one.  Nicely done.

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