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Marty,
these didn't fail, they're great, what are you talking about? I think you pulled it off
Keep up the good work, anyway the more you do, only the better you get

Like I said my 57 wasn't in that great a shape
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Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

Hello Fred
#26 and #27 is a yellow Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport show car. Hard to tell, late 60's/early 70's.
although, it might be the Camino pick up version. Also hard to tell.
Well here is my 1966 maroon Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport I bought new. (check the front emblems on the front grills). In America "SS" means Super Sport. This photo might be the day I 1st took It home. 1966 was the 1st year for the Chevelle Super Sport and its 1st Big Block monster motor, Making it the original Chevrolet "Muscle Car".
Might not mean much to you folk, but it was a Big Deal to me. I thought it was the most beautiful car, especially for those times

425hp, SS 396 Chevelle Chevrolet
by photos/purple-bullet]Coast   

more photos here on page 7
yes thats me in New York
thanks Fred for the opportunity


Hello again, forgive me, but I came across my car in an American muscle car show on you tube
Its almost exactly the same, even w the white interior, except this car is red mine was maroon (close) and mine was the 425 hp this one is the middle, the more tame, 360hp, the 3rd engine offered was the 325hp
One totally of trivia note, you can notice both cars have red line tires. Seemed to be the 'In Thing" back in the day

If I had one wish, it might be that I still had mine💔
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it's a pretty car, Joseph, beautiful!
howcome you 2 got separated?
I like muscle cars, but the thing is- where I'm from gasoline has always been pricey. (for instance- my car only likes super plus/octane 98. official price today is E1.97,4 per liter. discounts at most gas stations, but ... :-S). today I asked a gentleman, who drove a Corvette, if he managed to get from pump to pump (without running out of gasoline).
he said: "80 kilometers? 40 euros!"
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@angora - superbly presented example of a 1950s Cadillac "Yank Tank", and beautifully photographed. In the EU you would certainly need a healthy bank balance to keep one of these on the road with those fuel prices.
(In Australia petrol prices are around Eu.0.90 per litre).

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Hello Angora👋
Great hearing from you, glad you liked the car. Hope you got to click on that link and see the car in motion, looks even better that way. we had a lot of fun w those muscle cars and just in general. I guess we were pretty spoiled.
Gas was never a problem then, Texas and Oklahoma were gushing oil and still are. There's oil everywhere here, actually Pennsylvania was one of the 1st oil fields and still is

So what happened is something that happened to many of us, for me it was the Air Force and Viet Nam. Surprisingly, I've been asked that question more often than I would have thought.
That was a time our dreams had no limits as you can tell by the cars. We were even on our way to the Moon 🚀

Thanks for the comment, Angora
All the Best______Joseph
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Joe;
"Yank Tank" I've never heard that expression before, But it's perfect. One of the Best descriptions of anything I've ever heard! Yeh those front grills and bumpers on the Cadillacs and Buicks could run over machine gun nests! Maybe because we were just coming out of that horrible war.

I know that the later Cadillacs went from Yank Tanks to "Land Yachts"
Great Fun
All the Best from the other ______Joe

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TY Joe! stunning, isn't it? like the shape and colour(s), adore the chrome. the light had finally become nice. risked my life for that , jumping in front of a 'tank', it was moving. no surprise though, leaving the parking lot. (photographing wasn't me. Zeiss lens + what is still a heck of a camera -best dynamic range in A-mount ever- and pres. lots of chrome polish).
tank makes sense? we were wondering if there was any purpose for the 2 'bulges' on the bumper, other than perhaps launching missiles?

E 0.90 sounds good to me! :-) fuel prices have always been ridiculous here, merely taxes of course. (therefore cars are often being referred to -in dutch- as 'milk cows'). at the cheapest gas stations, I pay approx. E 1.70 per litre octane 98 (but there are only 2 stations left, that I know of, that still sell the stuff. while Shell has some weird description for their priciest gasoline, being 'almost' octane 98, but they can't call it that. ??? :-S). most cars however run on 'euro'/octane 95, which I also poor into the scooter and sets me back +/- E 5.00 per 3 litres (@ cheapest pumps). nowadays you'll have to mix your leaded gasoline -for very old cars- yourself.
more and more cities have low-emission areas nowadays. -I for one am no longer welcome in Utrecht, for instance-.
government was heavily promoting the purchase of electric cars by promising huge financial benefits. but 'bended' that somewhat after many people indeed spent a mere fortune on new cars.
gas is much cheaper than gasoline, but motor vehicle tax -wecallit road tax- is much, much higher. and the heavier the car, the more road tax is being charged.
(therefore strikes me that only in our village, there are at least 3 Dodge Ram's/5.7 litres! a neighbour has one. + a Jeep for grocery shopping? ;-)).   

owning a vintage car can be very lucrative, many being send to work as wedding cars. ('Christine', who's pic I posted before, also works as a wedding car. a while back I ran into 'Pieter's car' in bright red, in front of a church, waiting for a bride & groom. it had a gorgeous red metal 'sun shade' above the front window. + beautiful hinges at the sides).
wondering if those can still be used in cities with low-emission zones. as town halls are usually found in the inner city?

great thing about oldtimers though is that you don't have to pay motor vehicle tax anymore. even my car (33 now) has officially been an oldtimer for a couple of years. but during the financial crisis so many people imported vintage cars (like Mercedes Benz, in Germany cars are rel. cheap, at least in the past they were?), that the government felt they were missing out on too much $$$$$$$ and changed the rules. 40 is the new 25 (years of age)! and I too had to pay road tax again. because my car had been an oldtimer, the tax sharks were so kind to offer a discount (transitional arrangement), but only if it hibernates from december till march. :-S oldtimer insurance (liability insurance obligatory for any registrated vehicle) can be a prezzie too. :-D in terms of $$$$$$$$$. (so much for the Netherlands in a huge nutshell? ;-)).
           
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@Joseph- sure clicked the link! it's 'regal red'.
like the looks and the spaciousness, but love to hear the engine roar, adore the power!
(don't speed, but fast driver! and, no comparison whatsoever of course, but my car (1800cc) is faster than the average 'family car' here and that for sure feels much safer).
you mentioning Vietnam brought tears to my eyes. not a cry baby, but the fact that it affected you personally came in.
so much destroyed, so many damaged for life up until this day.
(and 'agent orange' Monsanto still on a roll, trying to destroy the rest of the planet as well).
and I get it... :-)
we know about your gas prices! and envied you? still do!
what strikes me is that modern gas/gasoline powered cars are almost soundless. :-S I was often sent to the vehicle inspection with other people's cars -by M., who owns a workshop- and they move, but you can barely hear them. uninspiring is an understatement! so boring. (when I hit my a.pedal, everyone's awake?).
    
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Well in the UK petrol is still expensive (and my Triumph uses a lot in town ) but at least I get free road tax and no MOT either. It's mostly in primer at the moment so doesn't look that tidy, but it's 50 years old next year and I've had it 35 years.
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Look what parked in our street today



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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 June 2019 at 17:38
beautiful Pieter!!!

@Anthony- is it a spitfire?
HAVE WE SEEN IT?
don't you love growing old with your vehicles? ;-)
(I know I do! and not just the car. motorbike has been in my life since I was like 10, rode it since the age of 14. some time ago. ;-)).
had to look up MOT (and my guess was right).
vehicle inspection every 2 years here for cars that are 30+.


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Hi Angora,

I like your car photo, more specifically the hood ornament. Interestingly, I came across a vintage Chevrolet with a similar looking hood ornament. I'm not sure what the car is/was, I was mostly just interested in the hood decoration

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