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Subject: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 07:32 PM

It seems that a lots of chaps seem to have a bit of a thing when they hit their mid forties, and feel the need to go out and buy something that gives them that little bit of rebelion, freedom, devil may care....................

Model T, Tri Chevy, E Type, Austin Healy Mk 111, Tr6, Aston DB6, Porche 911 1973 Carerra 2.3 RS.............Or the ultimate iron fist in a velvet glove...............In purple!
Bently

Even with a turbo the size of a dustbin, I think W.O. Would be pleased! All this for less than a middle of the range BMW 3 series, keep the milage under 5k a year and even the services are cheaper!

So what would be your crisis car?

Mines that big bad Bently Turbo R......................

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 07:38 PM

Sorry, can't spell Bentley.................Long day!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:03 PM

TVR. But I'm well past that sort of thing.
Unfortunately.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Wesley S
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:06 PM

Wouldn't that hurt your street cred as a folksinger? You can't sing the blues and drive home in a Bentley unless you're BB King.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: bobad
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:15 PM

This is mine - maybe one day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 09:22 PM

Tatra 603
and a female chauffeur dressed in full stern Eastern Bloc military style uniform..

or

Ford Consul MkII with all the rockabilly trimmings
and a course of driving lessons..

or

vintage National Health Service light blue 3 wheel
Invacar Invalid Carriage

http://www.virtualgaz.com/invacarpage.htm


Been a cyclist all my life and got round to seriously trying to get a driving license..


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: olddude
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 09:25 PM

Got ya all beat ... I drive a 1994 powered blue ford Taurus .. Yup
women throw there cloths at me when I drive that puppy cause it is so hot looking.. The rust gives it that real manly look also LOL ..


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 09:32 PM

this .... Citroen DS

and preferably in that exact colour.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 10:14 PM

As I have posted before: Hispano Suiza with Tulipwood body

(I have enough Tulipwood to make a small model...but...sheesh)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 10:20 PM

I think I told Bill before, we saw that H.S. live at the Meadowbrook Concours here a few years ago. I must say, it is one of the all time stunning pieces of auto-as-art.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 03:48 AM

Really boring looking 20 year old 7 series Volvo - er - with a B234F+T engine (translation, a custom built hybrid of the twin-cam and turbocharged engines). On youtube you can find some examples of Swedes who have got them out to very silly powers and speeds, one of over 530 BHP, an engine running on a stand with the exhaust pipes glowing allegedly turning out about 1,000bhp (!) and two kids in their homebrew with the speedo needle pointing vertically downwards which would translate to about 170mph, apparently on public roads!!

ALthough I'd also like a series 7 or series 9 Jag, or a 3.8 Mark II, or a D-type replica.

I have ridden in a Bentley Mulsanne turbo (not the full 400 bhp jobbie linked to above) and was underwhelmed. Not as much sheer grunt as I would have expected and the redline was a mere 4,500 revs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Will Fly
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:28 AM

Well I've hit my mid-60s, and my car - the most comfortable car I've ever owned - in immaculate condition, large, powerful, 23 years old, head-turning, sexy (hah!), silver, leather seats, thirsty, turbocharged - is my 1987 Volvo 240 GLT Estate...

Women don't throw their clothes at me when I drive past - they add an extra layer.

It's an old warhorse but it's only done 90,000 miles in 23 years and the 2.3 litre engine can pull 5 musicians and a ton of gear. Oh, and on a good day, I can get over 20mpg.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:40 AM

Style and Grace


(click)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:43 AM

Sorry link don't woik.
Try pasting this instead.
http://pixdaus.com/pics/1248029333x8d3nT9.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: gnu
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:06 AM

None a them there would be much good goin through Salmon River Red Mud haulin firewood in late fall after a heavy frost just thawed. And, ya'd never get to the beer store during a nor'easter neither.

Ford F150 4X4 for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:36 AM

Now getting a new guitar or concertina is a much more sensible way of dealing with a middle age crisis. Or most crises.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 06:00 AM

I have a snazzy-looking 12-year-old Ford Fiesta in dark blue and my wife has a pale blue Honda Jazz. Any time I happen to be driving her car I get tailgated, but I never get tailgated in the Fiesta.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Acorn4
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 06:02 AM

The "menopausal men with expensive guitars" is indeed a well known folk phenomenon, but at least, unlike motorbikes, it poses no risk to life and limb.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 09:31 AM

It does if they bring 'em to our session.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 03:10 PM

OldDude, they probably throw their cloths (sic) at you because they want you to clean THEIR cars!

It is a good job that dreams are free, eh. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 03:18 PM

Will, it is just possible to shoe horn a B234F+T and an intercooler into a left-hand drive 2 series. Then they really go!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: jacqui.c
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:46 PM

I had my middle age crisis car - a bright yellow Fiat Punto GT that could do up to 120 mph. It was great fun flooring it when the guy alongside sat revving up and grinning at the middle aged lady in the little car.

I loved that car but changed to a Citroen four door saloon when the grandbabies came along.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: RangerSteve
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:51 PM

Mine was a Jeep Wrangler. They looked so cool, and Wrangler owners wave to each other on the road, so it seems like you're joining a club that doesn't have any specific rules as to membership, except for the car. It lasted me 10 years and 200,000 miles, but in the end, with repairs, I think I paid twice what it originally cost, and in the end, had so many things wrong with it that my mechanic couldn't fix that I had to replace it. I don't recommend Wranglers, regardless of how much fun they are to drive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:29 PM

Man, ya'll don't know how to have no mid-life crisis!!! Ya'll listen up... Part og havin' one isn't gettin' some stuffy-ass Volvo, Bentley (which BTW, are junk) or ugly Citroens... Not a head-turner in the bunch... I mean, let's get real here... Accordin' to the MidLife Crisis Handbook ya' gotta have somethin' with some flair... You know, style... Like a nice Posrsche Carrara... 'Er a AC Cobra (kit car, of course)... 'Er even a tricked out 48 Chevu Fleetwood...

But no more talk of old man's car's please...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:53 PM

"that could do up to 120 mph"

I've been out with blokes ragging old bangers that could do the same ;-)
Mind you I've been on bikes at that speed, and that can feel more impressive..


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,josep
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:57 PM

I bought a Toyota Paseo in 92 and drove it until last year when I got a Prius. 17 years and almost 300,000 miles. For me, a midlife crisis is paying $4 a gallon for gas again. Now, I'm better prepared. So drive your gas guzzlers and impress the ladies. You won't have the money to take them anywhere but you sure got a nice car. To me, a gas economic car is the way to go. Those who think having some monster that goes from 0-60 in 3 seconds is macho and liberating are stupid fools. Wake up. The only gas-saver I won't buy is a smart car. I want something that won't send me through the windshield if I collide with some kid on his tricycle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,Bob L
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 07:41 PM

How about one of these?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,Bob L
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 07:43 PM

Oh b****r - the clicky didn't work. Anyway, it's http://scamps.forumotion.co.uk/users/1314/34/34/25/avatars/26-47.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 07:53 PM

More borin' ass cars...

Ya'll don't know squat about no middle-life crisises, do you...

(No, Boberdz... They all into the twilight years an' can't remmber what really cool cars are... I mean a Volvo??? Yeah right... Real cool, Pops!!!)

Hey, I didn't say Volvo, gol danged it!!!

Screw a Volvo in a mid-life crisis... Won't do squat... Give me somethin' with style and ...

...balls!!!

Now we're ready for a mid-life crisis...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 09:15 PM

I'm well past forty, but I am readying up for my SECOND midlife crisis, and am thinking this time I will have me a 45-foot schooner. Much cooler than any Bentley.




A


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 10:30 PM

Thank you, Amos!!!

That's what I am talkin' about!!! A 45 foot schooner!!! Not a friggin', ahhhhhhh, Volvo!!!

Get with the program here... This aint a geezer thread...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 11:51 PM

I wouldn't want one of these, but my Rog's friend drove up from AZ just to talk to the folks who custom-build Flying Miatas. I didn't see any up close and he didn't buy one, but it sure looks as though these folks have fun with their expensive cars! And, they are just up the road a ways from us.:-)

A long time ago, I stood right next to a 1934 Cord and fell in love. I cannot find a good picture of one from that year, but this one isn't too bad: clickety.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 01:57 AM

In 1999, I was 51, single for seven years, and not having much luck with my love life. So, I bought a red, two-door 1999 Honda Civic. I think it reminded me of a very attractive woman who drove a similar car....but I didn't get to first base with her.
Three years later, I fell in love with a woman with a child, dogs, cats, and a Volvo station wagon; got married; and settled down. As with most of my cars, the hot little Honda ended up in the hands of a teenager - my stepson. But this is the first car I've given to a teenager, that hasn't been trashed in six months.

-Joe Offer, who never was comfortable having a middle-age crisis-


....but sometimes I wonder what happened to the very attractive woman with the red Civic...I never even got up the courage to ask her out.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 07:07 AM

Okay, we have Amos and Kat who are ready for the mid-life crisis... Hondas, as Joe found out, won't get you to first base...

BTW, Kat... The Miatas aren't really all that expensive... You can find a nice used one for less than $5000...

The '34 Cord??? Different story... But a real classic raodster...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 12:11 PM

Yeah, if I could do it any way I wanted, a Cord or a Bugatti would surely fill the bill...



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 02:03 PM

and for after middle age?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: romanyman
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 03:07 PM

And for after mid life , my old chevy monster truck, with mahoosive don chepeck tyres, a 8 inch body lift and matching suspension lift, oh i wish i never sold it. Even though mr plod hated it, the old girl passed mot after mot,


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 06:11 PM

Boring Volvo
Another boring Volvo (witha v8 in)
A boring OLD Volvo
All Volvo (but not from the SAME Volvo)
16 valve turbo running 11.8
578Hp at 6300rpm, over 500Hp from 5200 to 7700rpm
Look where the speedo gets to!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 07:42 PM

I really have no crisis.... I have This. It has done almost everything I really needed for 16 years. (And, it has curtains.... and 3 interchangable seats in back. I have slept in it, carried massive loads in it, used it for temporary storage and dared little sports cars to challenge me for lanes. 5 more years...please.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 07:54 PM

When I get to middle age I'll tell you.

Dave MacKenzie (age 62)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 08:06 PM

Richard, Richard, Richard...

What am I gonna do with you???

I mean, yeah, there are plenty of nutballs out there who drink a few too many and end up trickin' out boring Volvos to go down a 1/4 mile track really fast... Like who cares, mah man???

We're talkin' midlife crisis here... Not tricked out drag cars...

Google up '34 Cord here... That is what we are talkin' about here... Not 11 second drag cars... Mid life crisises is about womenz and they don't want to ride nowhere in a tricked out Volvo drag car... Or any Volvo, for that matter...

Now here's a few more hot cars for the mid life crisisers:

The new Dodge Charger is hot...

The new Camaro is hot...

The new Mustangs are hot...

These are babe's cars... You wnata a mid life crisis then keep the heck away from Volvos, no matter how fast or slow they are...

Jus' MO, of course...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,becca72
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 10:13 AM

When I get to middle age I want this one:

isn't she lovely?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: romanyman
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:16 AM

bobert why do you like hairdressers cars ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:55 AM

Is that the 1954 definition of "hair"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Micca
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:07 PM

Becca, at a very low point in my life (in the throes of my first divorce) One of those cars ,in powder blue, driven by a very beautiful hapa-Hawaiian girl (a cousin of my sisters in laws) picked me up and took me out for the day driveing me around Oahu HI to Hanauma Bay. It gave my morale an incredible boost. I have always loved them since, listening to American pie and singing along on the Kamehameha Hiway passed Pearl Harbour!! Happy days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:09 PM

Yeah, Becca... She's a nice one, fir sure...

What is a hairdresser car, anyway???


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Zen
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:22 PM

Nissan Micra... my middle age crisis is buying nice instruments so I don't have any spare money for a better car!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:57 PM

Becca

Since I was about 14 I have been in love with 1966 Stang convertible too. But I want a baby blue one with white leather interior.

sigh....


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Becca72
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 04:18 PM

Tam,

I asked for one for my 8th birthday. I'm still waitin'. :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Micca
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 04:33 PM

Tam, It was immaculate pale blue with a slightly cream coloured (not stark white but more mellow colour) beautiful!! and looked just like Beccas picture, except for the colour!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 07:04 PM

For me it was the apple green Micra with the sunroof, electric windows and 5 forward gears.....

Wondering whether to celebrate the end of working life crisis with a Juke?

Kitty


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Subject: Lyr Add: MID LIFE CRISIS
From: GUEST,bert
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:18 PM

Here's a mid life crisis song. 'Sposed to be a husband wife duet. Wife's part indented.


I wanna have a mid life crisis
but if the truth be told

        You can't have a mid life crisis
        Darling You're too old

I wanna drive a bright red sports car
with a pretty young blond for a date
I wanna have a mid life crisis

        You've left it a bit too late
        You coulda had a crisis at Forty
        or even at Fifty Five
        If you'd wanted a mid life crisis
        You should have done it while you're still alive

I want a pick up truck with monster wheels
I want to be stacked up with sex appeal
I want tattoos on my arms and chest
A Harley and a black leather vest
I want to let my hair grow long
I want to get to Nashville with this song
I want a Cowboy hat and belt and boots
I want a hand tailored white silk suit

I wanna have a mid life crisis
but if the truth be told

        You can't have a mid life crisis
        Darling You're too old

I wanna drive a bright red sports car
with a pretty young blond for a date
I wanna have a mid life crisis

        You've left it a bit too late
        You coulda had a crisis at Forty
        or even at Fifty Five
        If you'd wanted a mid life crisis
        You should have done it while you're still alive

I wanna drive a bright red sports car
with a pretty young blond for a date

        Spoken:
        Enough about the blond,
        get your saggy butt off of that couch
        and take out the garbage.

Spoken:

Ok. Ok. But how about a sports car?
What do you think about an Aston Martin?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 02:37 PM

Micca.... pant pant...


can a girl get an orgasm just from the description of a car?


Not a car....


THE CAR!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 06:48 PM

Not usually. Check your meds.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 12:57 AM

Well, Richard, I've come to suspect that Tam is 'one out of the box,' as we say in the Antipodes.
It just means a person who is an individualist. So, maybe.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,Patsy Warren
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 10:01 AM

No that only happens if someones describes a motorbike. Big, black, chrome and ..........!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 01:26 PM

My "Change of life car"


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 01:34 PM

When Becca was very young I asked her what she wanted for Christmas. She said "A red Mustang." I said What would you settle for" she said, "A blue one."


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 03:57 PM

If there are any flies on that girl, they are paying rent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Robyn
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 04:26 PM

I did it!
Earlier this year I swapped my sensible automatic family car for a Mazda Cabriolet - a little sports car.
It's a 1989, is rather well used and it's a manual but it looks like this!
It seems as if they're only available in Japan or NZ unless you import them yourself.
I really enjoyed driving it to work and around town but since I had the health change and 2 ops a couple of months ago, I can't change gears with that arm!!!
So I've had to use Mitch's old automatic Toyota and leave the Mazda for him.
Maybe in the summer.........
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Donuel
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 06:40 PM

Sure I wanted the Nissan ZX but with 2 kids and driving less than 3K a year, I got an ol Caddy.
Having a cartoonists bent, I removed the Cadillac emblems and lettering and replaced it a chrome front hood Peace sign that makes it look Mercedesesque. With the remaining chrome letters from the park Ave and the deville, the back of the car now reads "keep parked"

The carbon footprint of the used car will be less than buying a new Prius since the energy of manufacture will not be exceeded by the caddy's fuel usage for the next 8-10 years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 07:51 AM

Not much interest here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 08:06 AM

Reckon we all jsut past that mid-life stuff, Capt'n...

Don't matter... Cool cars are cool cars no matter how old 'er young ya' are... When I moved to Page Country I was struck by the number of geezers who drive around in their 40s and 50s cars... Lotta of 'um...

As for the Dodge??? Not exactly a mid-lifer but a nice car none the less... I especially like the grandma's quilt front seat cover... Real homey...

As fir me??? I kinda see myself in a '53 Ford coupe...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,Patsy Warren
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 09:00 AM

When my ex-husband went through his mid-life crisis he got it into his head that he must have a Land Rover like a real lord of the manor. Don't get me wrong I liked it too it had a thermometer and nifty guage to check sea level, but to use only in the middle of the city centre of Bristol? I am just relieved he didn't get a Gun dog to set the look. On the other hand it might have been better company!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 02:50 AM

Patsy, perhaps he fancied himself at 'horse' events.

Landrovers to the fore, there. You can snarl up in a Lamborghini, or swoosh up in a Roller, but Landrovers are in the best parking spots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,Phot at work
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 03:43 AM

As far as I'm aware the only car the Queen actually owns, is a Land Rover Defender, the ultimate classless car! Plus you get to see over the tops of the hedges and see more than you can from your average euro box!

I really must get more work done on mine and get it back on the road!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 01:25 PM

I've been fighting the urge to buy a 1924 Model T Ford.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 01:53 PM

How about fixing this one up, Kendall?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 04:48 PM

With what? a hand grenade in the back seat?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 05:18 PM

Kendall. Ya can't drive two at once. I tried it years ago and got into deep shit. Actually, it was four, but that sounds like braggin... about bein stupid, really. But I have fondle memories.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 05:28 PM

Hmmmmmmm, Capt'n... I always thought of you as an A-Model'r... You know, big roomy back seat fir the womenz... *grin*...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 05:29 PM

So do I, Gnu, but the wife doesn't like me to talk about them.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 05:48 PM

Gurney... I don't have a wife anymore... or any girlfriends. I gave that up for sanity some ten years ago. Maybe an old car might be the way to go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 08:29 PM

"Gave that up for sanity..." Is that a religious festival? I've heard of 'giving things up for Lent.'

Good idea, though, a Festival of Sanity. Providing it's MY sanity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 04:44 PM

My friend wants to sell me a 1957 Chevy Bel Air.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 07:35 PM

Jacqui says it's ugly


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: robomatic
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 07:45 PM

I'm saving up for a Prius for my mid-life Car. After all, I'm an engineer. The display rocks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 01:21 PM

A friend of mine is having an auction on August 7th. Somewhere around 100 cars including a 1925 Pierce Arrow, two Rolls Royce, three Mercedes Benz, and many other makes and years.
Of course I'll be there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: kendall
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 06:13 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Robyn
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 03:44 PM

Hey,hey!
I'm back in my Cabriolet!
I drove it to work yesterday - no problem.
It still puts a smile on my face tho' I kept the lid up.
It's winter still down in this part of the world!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 05:28 PM

The Pruis is a nice ride but not exactly a mid-life-crisis car... The '57 Chevy, however, has possibilities... Gotta have flames tho and a Sun tack...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Becca72
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 09:58 AM

For once I have to disagree with my wicked stepmother. I think the '57 Bel Air is awesome!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 11:00 AM

Having reached an age where a mid-life crisis is but a hazy memory, I have opted for a 1994 Mazda Miata---sporty, peppy, and loaded with creature comforts. Oh yes. It's red.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 07:12 PM

How would this do? It's even a hybrid, so you can have your crisis and be (somewhat) green too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:49 AM

Hey Bob,a 55 like this one would be fun! 55 Chevy


Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 12:15 PM

Eeeeoooowwwwwwwwww!!! Cowabunga!!! And all that... Plus, further evidence that hangin' from the Earth upside down can mess with yer thinkerator... Not exactly mid-life crisis... More like a mid-life wreck...

The roadster that f-prince put up and the '57 BelAir both good candidates... Even the Maita...

Actually, I'm kinda a Ford man myself... Think a '51 Ford coupe would be real nice... Of course it would have to have the flathead V-8 with 3-on-the-tree and overdrive, aftermarket AC and tricked paint... Yeah, that's my kinda mid-lifer, fir ya'...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 05:45 PM

how about a matt black Model B, Edelbrock heads, no fenders, three carbs, free flow headers................Or This

But I still fancy that Bently!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:29 PM

My daughter and son-in law swear by their Porsche 356. Every trip, something has to be worked on (1955 model).
There is a Registry and get-togethers; if one is a member, there are pictures of their car and others at a do in Colorado.
(He is 50, so a qualified midlife crisis)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 06:41 PM

The "Pete" is absolutely outrageous!!! NOT a midlife crisis car but... What the hell... Purdy awesome... And 2 stroke, just like yer weedeater or chainsaw...

The 356, is only half a mid-lifer 'cause it ***is*** a Porsche... Carrara??? Different story... Has mid life crisis written all over it but the old bathtub 356's were okay in their day... Not exactly daily drivers these days... Most rusted out and are now gone forever...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 08:50 PM

Porsche 356 had room for two (closely). A rear drive 2-seater, it was Ferry Porsche's first production sports car and the ancestor of the 911. Of 77000 produced between 1948-1965, almost 50% still survive.
The Registry has 7700 members.
There are 47 member clubs world-wide.

Another club, the 356 Club of California, holds an annual Concour d'Elegance and publishes a magazine devoted to the car.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 08:59 PM

Yeah, I know the car, Q... I owned a '63 Porsche 365B... Rebuilt just about everything on it, including the engine... Drove it for years and auto-crossed it, too... If ya' tie the rear swing axle down so ya' don't get no wheel tuck back there it would handle real good... Stock suspension??? Not so good...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 09:26 PM

I've had the hots for Porsches since the mid 60s. Just waiting for the right time.

Now that I'm 79, I can feel it coming. When I get to middle age I want a Porsche Carrera!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: number 6
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 10:55 PM

Not my cup of tea ... but I do like the hood ornament

51 Pontiac

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: number 6
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 10:57 PM

ooops

try this 51 pontiac


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 10:59 PM

Pee in the cup, biLL...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: number 6
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:04 PM

Here ya go Bobert .. :-)

seventy 3 Charger


biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: number 6
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:24 PM

this more like my cup of tea

I think it's a '54 Hillman Minx

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 06:33 AM

Well if you're talking Porche, it has to be a 73 Carrera RS, but not in the bloody awful green! 73 RS


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 07:15 PM

Now that's what I'm talkin' about, Phot... That's a mid-lifer 'cause it has style... Plus...

...that pancake-6 will fly...

Hillmans??? Not so... Chargers??? 'Bout half a mid lifer in that, yeah, the car has balls but the car also screams "Bubba" so if yer plannin' on getting the entire mid-life crisis package, stick with the '73 Carrera and have both...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 07:16 PM

Oh, and...

...100, while I'm at it...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 05:23 AM

Well held Bob!

Both?! Just need the bank to give me around £170,000 for the Porche, the Bentley and the Charger! But I might need a bit more for one of these too! MG Metro 6R4

Looks like I may need an extention on my dream garage!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 07:29 AM

Don't know what I;m gonna do with you, Phot, but you are going the wrong way with the mid life crisis... Ya see, son, the car has to be fun, fast, stylish and...

...have babe, as in woman, appeal...

Right here on page 2 of the Mid-Life Crisis Handbook...

BTW, Bentleys are kinda an old man's car... Same with their cousin, R-Royce... But seein' as I'm closer to the old Man stage of my life and over any temptation to have a mid-life thing I'd like an old Silver Cloud I or II as long as it doesn't have dual headlights... Hated them... Singles fir me, thank you, on a Cloud...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 10:53 AM

There comes a point wnen a car is so damm pig ugly, its beautiful! The 6R4 is a case in point, 410 BHP (In works trim) from a normally asperated 3.0 V6, 0-60 3 seconds, top speed 120-150 dependant on gearing and tyres, full time 4WD, and as for the sound...........! It sounds like a timber wolf, with its tail caught in a gin trap.

Fast, fun, stylish, and babe appeal..........Look no further! Lola T70b Mk3 The Lola factory is 2 miles from where I work, if you ask nicely and have more than a few spare quid, they still make them to order, and yes you could make it road leagal!

Page 1 of the Mid Life Crisis Handbook states "You are as young as the woman you feel"...........Hurrah! I'm still 28!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Gurney
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 03:26 AM

Phot, that Lola looks as if an Elephant sat on it.

I wouldn't mind re-owning my first car, a 1938 AC tourer. And yes it WAS older than I was. But gorgeous.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 12:27 AM

If there were more than a handful left, and if you could still get windscreens for them, the Piper GT had a very high "Ooh" factor.

Nonetheless, progress towards my B234F+T continues.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 08:07 AM

The Lola ain't no "babe car"... It's too low to the ground and babes don't like havin' to get on their hands and knees to get in and outta a car... Meeses with their dresses...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 05:53 PM

But it makes for a great rear view...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 08:58 PM

Especially if the gal copies her wardrobe style from Paris and Britney.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 09:00 PM

Mirror or the babes, Richard... 'Er both??? *grin*

B;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 04:59 AM

I rest my case chaps, there is method in the madness!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 10:19 AM

This little FERRARI just popped up on my browzur. It just might do. I think I'll try & save up my pocket change for a few weeks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 06:31 PM

One of the first cars I really grew to appreciate was the SAAB Monte Carlo [1965] I bought and modified to a competitive rallye car [dyno'ed at 150 hp]. Used to blow 'vettes and 911's away--much to their surprise. I did that while working at a SAAB/Citroen dealership in NJ.

During that time, I began to appreciate the Citroen D types [DS--Greek for goddess, ID--French for idea]. I would love to own one again but would happily settle for a new Cit, even with the changes required for Federalization. The D's were true Grand Touring cars and worthy to stack up against any Mercedes of the era.

Lady Hillary owns a 91 Toyota MR2 which is a real head turner and also an 81 Celica GT which we have recently put classic plates on and intend to rent to the movies. Anyone out there know where we can get a sunroof seal for the Celica?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 09:51 AM

For those near Montery, California, there's a serious drool factor here:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=39894


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:36 PM

I don't want a special car, I want a genie.

I want to be able to say

put new strings on the guitar
take the cat to the vet
unclog the gutter at the NW corner
you play the accompaniment and I'll do the melody
now let's switch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:44 PM

Big toys for big boys.
250 SL
   ;-)

That was my father's way of dealing with stress, but it's not mine. I buy guitars instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:21 PM

150bhp out of the Saab 3 cylinder 2-stroke? Or out of the Ford V4? The first would be miraculous, and the second more I think than Ford ever got out of a V4 while keeping the cylinder heads attached.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:20 PM

It was a 1500 that had been ported, given a 3/4 race cam,special crankshaft, heavy duty bearings, oversize valves, heavy duty valve springs, lightweight retainers, racing pistons with special bolts, double barrel carb, custom exhaust and balanced to a faretheewell. Oh yeah, we also put the high pressure lube system, steel balance shaft gear and a few other details I have forgotten.   

And yes, it surprised the hell out of us, too. Sometimes, you just get it right.

Annoyed the heck out of the State inspectors when the non standard exhaust system had no leaks and no problems other than being loud.

The reason for the upgrade was the fact that I got tired of replacing bad crankshafts and replacing spark plugs when I was changing driving style. The last straw was burning out two of three pistons in Rhode Island on the way to visit friends in Maine. I ended up renting a car to tow the car back to NJ after finishing my vacation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:27 PM

Oh, yeah, we also had the SAAB factory competition manual as our guide. We read and followed the manual and ordered parts straight from the racing/rallye car catalog. Stuff like the 3/4 race cam came from Jamestown, NY.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:38 PM

Yeah, a nice SL is just the car for a mid lifer... These drag cars are fir old men who want to relive their youth but not mid lifers... Not that the SL won't rock, mind you, but it also has class... I mean, it is a true babe car... Big valves and tuned exhausts don't turn the babes on, at all...

(But, Boberdz... Some o' these folks think that a mid life crisis car is one that will turn 12 second quarter miles...)

Well, okee dokee... If that's what ya'll think is a mid life criss then I'm sure yer wives will be very happy to not find that bra behind the seat in the SL...

Yo, Barnacle... Don't worry much aboput Richard... He's into drag Volvos??? Yeah, I know... Like, ahhhhh, why??? Jus funnin', Richie...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 01:05 PM

Right on, Bobert. The SL just oozes class, doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Donuel
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 01:17 PM

A well heeled Wall Street bankster just bought an antique Buggatti for $40,000,000.00 kast month.


As disgusting as forty million dollars of our stolen money being used to buy a single car may be, its one hellofva mid life crisis car.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 01:21 PM

THAT is the very car my father desperately wanted all his life! A vintage Buggati. He wanted one of those more than anything else on Earth, but could never afford the price for one. He compensated for it with a series of Mercedes and Jaguars instead... ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 05:09 PM

Want to ride of Bugatti??? Get an old Morgan... About the same ride... Drive it about 15 minutes and then yer askin' yerself why you bought it...

Nah, me and LH will stick with the SLs fir now unless someone dangles somethin' else in front of us that makes the SL look crappy... But that gonna be hard no matter how many horsepower it makes...

BTW, I has me an SL fir a while and it weren't no slugbo... I mean, 100+ mph was nuthin'... And that's a 100+ with style, ya'll...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Donuel
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 07:10 PM

Kendall, LH you guys are all anti sustainable bourgoise motor head consumerists lusting after old classic cars.

Of course in the pursuit of satisfying my car tooth I have collected many Ferraris, 1 Morgan several Lotus and over one humdred other models,,,all in 1/18th scale. I have a Cord and Dusenburg but als no Buggattis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: EBarnacle
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 11:26 PM

Sonuwl, that should be Loti [proper plural of Lotus, as you probably know] even in miniature.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 12:56 PM

1/18th scale Bugattis aren't that hard to come by, Donuel. There are a couple of them in my father's old collection of diecast cars. What he couldn't afford to buy in full scale, he purchased in miniature.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 03:47 PM

I have a really nice original 1950 Dodge club coupe to sell. 36000 miles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 09:52 PM

50 Dodge club ain't exactly midlife crisis material but, hey, not a bad ride either...


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: Phot
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 06:19 PM

Just back from spending an afternoon at a classic car show, 1600 pieces of dreams. From Austin 7s to AM Zegato's and everything in between. Fiona just liked the AC Cobra 427, Porche 911, Triumph Stag (In purple), Morgan +8. I wanted most things...........

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Middle age crisis cars
From: gnu
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 06:51 PM

My new Ford pickup can scat... I was in traffic today after a power outage and traffic was messed up. I had a chance to get around a twit that didn't konw what to do at a dead traffic light and tromped on it... man, this sumbitch will move!

And, it's 4X4.

And, I had it on the highway a while ago... 180kph and smooth (no wind).

Hopefully it's the last truck I ever own. Middle age crisis? No. Just middle age Maritime weather crisis.


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