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#4781680 - 06/08/18 08:19 PM Ever own a strange or unusual car?
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
I have had a couple. Had a 69 chevelle 2 door post sedan with a 3 on the tree. Also had a 73 duster 340 with a bench seat and column shift auto trans.
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#4781686 - 06/08/18 08:25 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
123Saab Offline


Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 1753
Loc: PA
A Matra Bagheera, forget what year model. 3 seater.

similar to this:

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#4781697 - 06/08/18 08:30 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
WiskyBadger Offline


Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 1664
Loc: Wisconsin
I’d love to have that Chevelle grin
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#4781698 - 06/08/18 08:31 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32912
Loc: ME
Closest candidate would be my 1982 cadillac cimarron, the first year for a dreadful joke in badge engineering.

I rather liked mine; it was like they took an oversprung 18-wheeler leather seat and bolted it in a chevy cavalier with more gauges and some fancy gold honeycomb 13" rims. Sadly, if I waited a year, I could have gotten the 2.0 with fuel injection vs my 1.8 with a Rube Goldberg carburetor.

My dad had a POS Ford fairmont station wagon he factory ordered with the 200-6 and a 4 speed stick shift. Even though the base MSRP was $4200 he spent $6k on this and still got no AC, no radio (he put in a k-mart sparkomatic), vinyl seats, crank windows, etc. The stick was a feature only he could love; it had a huge power curve gap between 2nd and 3rd and would invariably ping trying to make it up that hill in 3rd. He was also always frigging with the e-brake, frozen cables etc because the car just wanted an automatic trans that could have been in "park".

I got to drive it in its elderly years. He put a manual choke in it but then turned the auto choke back on. I pulled the knob and he chastised me for not knowing he had reset it to stock. Near the very end the clutch was fried so you had to turn the key off at intersections to put it in 1st gear then start it up when the light turned green. Discretion being the better part of valor, I refused to drive that thing, even though I just got my permit and wanted to drive everything everywhere.

He sold that car to a toothless guy in a trailer park and got a forgettable Escort, also with stick. He waltzed into the dealer demanding a stick shift taurus wagon (which I knew from Consumer Reports didn't exist) then when Ford couldn't make what he wanted he downgraded his demands to that escort, proving some point to someone.

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#4781701 - 06/08/18 08:37 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1808
Loc: Texas
Pacer wagon.
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#4781705 - 06/08/18 08:39 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: eljefino]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10488
Loc: OH
An 80 Olds Omega 4cyl auto coupe that my dad ordered. Took about 9 months to come in since the first one caught on fire in the factory per the salesman. Salesman was a very nice older man but who knows if true. Talked my dad out of getting wire wheels since they might get stolen. AM radio, no ac, brougham upgraded interior, half vinyl roof, had it 12 years and ran very well. Looked a lot like this.


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#4781714 - 06/08/18 08:51 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
WiskyBadger Offline


Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 1664
Loc: Wisconsin
Had a 91 Ford Tempo 2 dr with a 5 speed. Unusual to me, 2.3 4 banger was gutless but it got great mileage. My brother got his license and a week later it started on fire. He never paid me for that now that I think about it.
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#4781721 - 06/08/18 08:57 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
klt1986 Offline


Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 395
Loc: Southern VA
In 1985 I bought a candy apple red 1973 Opel GT. I don't remember much about it other than I went through a few driver side window regulators and it had a thirst for oil.
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#4781732 - 06/08/18 09:13 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6600
Loc: USA
I used to have an ES250 and a J30. The ES250 I had didn't have leather or a sunroof.




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#4781736 - 06/08/18 09:17 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
clinebarger Offline


Registered: 12/19/13
Posts: 2094
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I like Studebakers, I had a '50 Pick-Up that I hot-rodded with a supercharged LS1, 9" ford, Mustang II front suspension. I also bought a 1950 Commander "bullet nose" but sold it.
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#4781738 - 06/08/18 09:19 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: SatinSilver]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9156
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
An 80 Olds Omega 4cyl auto coupe that my dad ordered. Took about 9 months to come in since the first one caught on fire in the factory per the salesman. Salesman was a very nice older man but who knows if true. Talked my dad out of getting wire wheels since they might get stolen. AM radio, no ac, brougham upgraded interior, half vinyl roof, had it 12 years and ran very well. Looked a lot like this.



I had a V6 one in gold in 2000-2004, which made it rare for a DD then I guess. I actually like the car, but it warped the intake manifold somehow and then spaghetti vacuum line carb kept on messing up, so I sold it.
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#4781739 - 06/08/18 09:20 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 2079
Loc: US-WA
Originally Posted By: WiskyBadger
Had a 91 Ford Tempo 2 dr with a 5 speed. Unusual to me, 2.3 4 banger was gutless but it got great mileage. My brother got his license and a week later it started on fire. He never paid me for that now that I think about it.

Had a '90 tampon, a pos all around, but amazing in the snow.
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog



Oh how I miss my 93 J30. It had the best interior, EVER. To date, I have not found one as refined. It could use heated seats, and vented as it was black on black, but still. And thank goodness I did not need to use the trunk, all of 2 cubic feet of it.
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#4781759 - 06/08/18 09:50 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
TheLawnRanger Offline


Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 549
Loc: Mississippi
I had an '84 Cutlass Supreme that looked like the attached picture. It was not really a family car, not really a sports car even though my insurance company tried to say it was because of "sport rims". It was cool and powerful but there was always some small nickel and dime you to death type problem and at times some major problems. I hated to see it go but it was a relief in some ways.

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#4781782 - 06/08/18 10:26 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4490
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#4781788 - 06/08/18 10:36 PM Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142]
road_rascal Offline


Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 838
Loc: Stillwater, MN
My parents still own from new a 1988 Nissan Sentra XE wagon with 4wd and manual transmission. From what I've read the 4x4 wagons were pretty rare. Last time I visited my parents the car still looked in mint condition, and had maybe 105k miles on it. They don't need 2 cars (mom hasn't driven in years) so I'm trying to talk them into selling to me.
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