Thursday, February 19, 2015

5k: Banana Cream Pie: 1984 Mazda RX-7

 The original (SA or FB) generation Mazda RX-7 is a perfect modern classic for the budget car shopper.  Prices are about as low as they will ever go and should be on the way up.  If you find a nice one, own/drive it for a few years, you might not lose a dime on it, even if you budget for a minor engine rebuild every 75k miles.  But don't come crying to me if it blows up and prices drop to scrap parts level because what do I know, I'm just some guy with a high speed internet connection and a soapbox.  Find this 1984 Mazda RX-7 offered for $3,800 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.  Tip from FabianW.



The first generation RX-7 (SA/FB built in Japan from 1978 to 1985) was a beautiful ballerina in the sports car world.  Mazda gave the pop-up headlight equipped Japanese classic an engine located behind the front wheels in what is considered a front-midships configuration.  The rotary engine located far back in the chassis gives the RX-7 fantastic reflexes.


The 1100 cc Mazda 12A rotary engine puts out 100 horsepower in carburetor fed, in non-turbo trim.  A rotary engine isn't a good choice for the average American driver looking for low rpm grunt, but for those who love high revving fun, it is hard to beat.  The exhaust note is muted stock, but opened up it sounds like a swarm of bees being broadcast through a middle school PA system.


This particular RX-7 is advertised as a one-owner creampuff, but the seller avoids disclosing the mileage.  However, it is listed as zero rust and all maintenance kept up to date at Mazda dealer, so it will probably give you miles of worry free driving. 


See a better deal on an 80s classic that will only go up in value? tips@dailyturismo.com

16 comments:

  1. Perfect modern classic for the budget car shopper with an unlimited fuel budget, you should mention.

    But otherwise yes, gimme two - GSL-SE's, please.

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  2. hey, RX-7, with your popup headlights - want to try an experiment, help a guy out?

    ZachFebruary 19, 2015 at 5:34 PM
    Zimmer Quicksilver
    [img]http://www.chromjuwelen.com/g2/d/18026-1/My+Zimmer+Quicksilver+10.jpg[/img]

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    K2 "Hound Dog Blues" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 5:51 PM
    Lotus Excel
    [img]http://www.leblogauto.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/Joest_Jonathan_Ouaknine/Lotus_Excel.jpg[/img]

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    ZachFebruary 19, 2015 at 5:54 PM
    Wow, images don't work beyond the first 200 comments.

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:10 PM
    It appears you're right. That's a bummer because we're getting down to the really interesting ones now.

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    w.neffFebruary 19, 2015 at 5:55 PM
    Ferrari 456

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    ZachFebruary 19, 2015 at 5:58 PM
    Alfa Romeo Carabo
    [img]http://www.autoviva.com/img/photos/912/alfa_romeo_carabo_img_20912.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:05 PM
    DeTomaso Guara

    [img]http://www.synthesisdesign.it/immagini/automotive_design/guara.jpg[/img]

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    w.neffFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:12 PM
    I don't mean to be rude, but I believe this was mentioned at the 3:20 time stamp.


    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:16 PM
    ah - there it is - well, now there's a photo too

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    ZachFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:07 PM
    Matra Bagheera
    [img]http://www.productioncars.com/send_file.php/matra_bagheera_yellow_1980s.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:10 PM
    Ferrari Rainbow

    [img]http://www.classicdriver.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_slider/public/import/articlesv2/images/_de/6892/Ferrari_Rainbow_Bertone_03pop.jpg?itok=O5oRvvKN[/img]

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    K2 "Sad Sack" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:12 PM
    Chrysler 300 (1969 pictured)
    [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RqZJKe3JQbY/UU9dG0r5XuI/AAAAAAAAEzk/2GOU08ruZkw/s1600/1969_chrysler_300.jpg[/img]

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    w.neffFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:13 PM
    Maserati Indy

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:14 PM
    Heuliez Murene

    [img]http://www.classicdriver.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_slider/public/import/articlesv2/images/_de/7649/Porsche_914_6_Murene_01pop.jpg?itok=YlDU8N-t[/img]

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    ZachFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:18 PM
    Really scraping the bottom of the barrel -
    Maserati Boomerang
    [img]http://www.velocetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_3568.jpg[/img]
    Check out the steering cluster -
    [img]http://www.strangevehicles.com/images/content/180935.jpg[/img]

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  3. ba bing! - that worked! - ok, everyone, here are the rest of the POPUP headlight photos - (vince, if you have a better plan, would you chime in here - if this is temporary, people should avoid making comments - or if you're ok with it, say 'aye')

    w.neffFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:20 PM
    Ferrari Mondial

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    K2 "Stream THIS" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:33 PM
    Abarth-Fiat Scorpione
    [img]http://www.italian-classiccars.com/images/abarth/Abarth%20Fiat%20Scorpione%201300%201.jpg[/img]

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    NoCo FoMoParFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:58 PM
    3rd Generation (1991-1994) Mercury Capri

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    K2 "Concious Of Nothing" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:18 PM
    Monica GT
    [img]http://farm1.staticflickr.com/170/433463504_43cb22f36d_z.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:22 PM
    Holden Hurricane RD001

    [img]http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/download/file.php?id=14084[/img]

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    w.neffFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:27 PM
    Iso Varedo

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:28 PM
    Jaguar Pininfarina Spider

    [img]http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/download/file.php?id=15422[/img]

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    K2 "Rules Are Made To Be Broken" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:34 PM
    Dodge Daytona
    [img]http://www.mynetimages.com/16bff24c71.jpg[/img]

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    NoCo FoMoParFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:35 PM
    Pop-Up Headlights: Where Did They Go? Dead-End Technology.

    Car and Driver

    http://www.caranddriver.com/features/pop-up-headlights-where-did-they-go-feature

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:39 PM
    Lamborghini 350GTV

    [img]http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/130227144704-1963-lamborghini-350-gtv-collectible-lamborghinis-620xb.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:40 PM
    C5 Corvette!!! Doh.

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:41 PM
    ok... Panther Six

    [img]http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/entries/3363/Panther_Six_1977_01.jpg[/img]

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    K2 "I'm Running Out Of Jokes" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:41 PM
    Siata 208
    [img]http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Siata/54-Siata-Coupe-208-SC_DV-09-AI_01.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:43 PM
    DeTomaso 1600

    [img]http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/comment-image/268624.jpg[/img]

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    NoCo FoMoParFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:45 PM
    1968-1969 Pontiac GTO

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    K2 "Not Slowing Down" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:54 PM
    Cadillac Eldorado (1967 pictured)
    [img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8439/7752097140_36e4206a65_z.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:55 PM
    Rover BRM

    [img]http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01732/Rover-BRM-gas-turb_1732504c.jpg[/img]

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    K2 "Production Cars Only" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:07 PM
    We're doing prototype race cars now? That seems a little...uh, like you're stretching there, kaibeezy.

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    NoCo FoMoParFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:06 PM
    Don't think the Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster has been listed...

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    K2 "Pop-up Video!" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:08 PM
    Nor the Lamborghini Silhouette, I think.

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:11 PM
    Camaro RS 67-69 - do i really need a photo?

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    JohnnyFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:12 PM
    Lamborghini Diablo

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    K2 "Give Peace A Chance" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:14 PM
    Plymouth Fury
    [img]http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/1971PlymouthFury.jpg[/img]

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    w.neffFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:19 PM
    Iso Grifo 90 (1991)

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    K2 "Feel The Love" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:24 PM
    Pontiac Grand Prix
    [img]http://www.classicautoair.com/images/cars/gm/grandprix/68grandprix/68grandprixfront.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:26 PM
    LeBaron 72

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    K2 "Pop-pop's Up From His Nap" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 8:40 PM
    Mercury Cylone
    [img]http://www.scottlewisonline.com/images/70_cyclone_gt_green_1.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:27 PM
    Mercury Marauder 69-70

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    K2 "No Street Cred" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:30 PM
    Cripes, people! Don't slow down, I have more to add! Ford Ranchero GT
    [img]http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/689502/fullsize/dsc01662.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:31 PM
    Dodge Royal Monaco 76-78

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    K2 "Picky Picky" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:35 PM
    I think there's some repetition going on, with "Mk 1", "Mk 2", Gen 1, Gen 2 and picking and choosing years. That's cheatin' folks!

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    K2 "Save The Whales" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:36 PM
    Holden VL Calais
    [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Holden_Calais_(1986-1988_VL_series)_04.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:39 PM
    Montego 70-71

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:40 PM
    Montego 70-71

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:42 PM
    there's your repetition ;) - system is choking!

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    K2 "Badabing" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:42 PM
    Ginetta G32
    [img]http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4022/4288791250_0f4098c7bd_z.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:43 PM
    Eldorado 67-70

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    K2 "No End In Sight" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:46 PM
    You have got to do a search, kaibeezy! You're repeating cars that have already been mentioned. The Montego was a good find, though. Nice one on that!

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:47 PM
    repeating? - i'm vomiting!

    Lister Storm

    [img]http://www.a777aa77.ru/lister/1993-lister-storm-v12.jpg[/img]

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    K2 "Take That!" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:47 PM
    MTX Tatra V8
    [img]http://fastestlaps.com/photos/tatra_mtx_v8_4f4aadba63931.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:48 PM
    Lombardi Grand Prix

    [img]http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/1971_OTAS_Lombardi_Abarth_GP_Front_1.jpg[/img]

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:54 PM
    Seriously. Another car that's already been listed.


    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:55 PM
    By me, I might add.


    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:55 PM
    did you? - i swear i F3'd it

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:56 PM
    unless it goes by another name?

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:58 PM
    You're forgiven because it's really known as the Abarth-Fiat Scorpione. I posted that one about 6.5 hours ago.

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    K2 "Damn The Torpedos" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:51 PM
    Argyll GT
    [img]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2500/3932133482_87f181f000_z.jpg?zz=1[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:52 PM
    non-moving louvers? - i dunno gumby ;)

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:00 PM
    You're right. That one was a stretch. DELETE!


    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:02 PM
    yeah, but the Argyll is a fascinating car and story - glad it popped up here

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:54 PM
    i'll let you have that one, but no more fixies - Alfa Montreal notwithstanding

    Skoda 1100 GT

    [img]http://media1.huu.cz/images/media1:4942cced36669.jpg/slavkov_066.jpg[/img]

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    DailyTurismoFebruary 19, 2015 at 9:59 PM
    Condor Man's Sterling Nova

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:02 PM
    who's this guy?!

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    DailyTurismoFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:06 PM
    Condor Man. He is a super hero.


    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:07 PM
    feh - we're busy here - K2 it's your turn

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    DailyTurismoFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:16 PM
    CondorMan might have painted headlight covers, so I change my entry to Lancia Montecarlo (Scorpion). Yeah, they move ever so slightly up from off position.


    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:32 PM
    I'd seen something like that re the Scorpion/Montecarlo but couldn't find specifics.

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    DailyTurismoFebruary 19, 2015 at 11:10 PM
    Here they are "mid-flip"
    And again here, lights on

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    K2 "Shamed For Being Enthusiastic" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:24 PM
    Autozam AZ-1
    [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vZsmUZTmL54/UjeWhHe0AVI/AAAAAAAAEJ4/M0jpnQgXiRk/s1600/az550+type+a.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:29 PM
    Skoda 110 Super Sport - what a rack!

    [img]http://www.tipcars.com/fotky_magazin_30/10424[/img]

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    K2 "Got Nothing" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:38 PM
    Alpine-Renault GTA
    [img]https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14875452075_e513b84af8_z.jpg[/img]

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 6:36 AM
    That's an Alpine A610, I reckon, which I believe was posted earlier.

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:41 PM
    BMW GINA

    [img]http://www.thedonutproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/bmw-gina2.jpg[/img]

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    K2 "Bombdiggity" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:53 PM
    I...must...resist...posting...concepts cars that never made it anywhere near production. Aw HECK. It never made it to production, but it's still worth mentioning the 1966 Duesenberg II.
    [img]http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/1966Duesenberg.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 11:02 PM
    yes, the spandex car was a stretch... ba dum bum - but so cool with the winking headlights

    this one even more so - it's a visual without a visual at this point, but you should paste the img URL into another tab to catch my train of thought

    Keisei Electric AE100

    [img]http://www.1999.co.jp/blog/img/100206_front.jpg[/img]


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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 11:07 PM
    *Snarf*..."train of thought"...ha ha! You should be railroaded out of town for that one.


    DailyTurismoFebruary 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM
    A train! Way to think out of the boxcar KBZ!

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    K2 "Eat Mor Chikin" Mystery CarFebruary 19, 2015 at 11:05 PM
    One of the coolest forgotten cars of all time...the Davis.
    [img]http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/02/16/5f/02165f4654a830cbf613adfb0e21f57a.jpg[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM
    uncle! - may as well unload the rest of your list, i'm out of steam - vince, what has he won?

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    DailyTurismoFebruary 19, 2015 at 11:13 PM
    I want to see if any east coasters (or far east DT readers...anyone?) pick this back up in the morning.

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    scotFebruary 20, 2015 at 12:36 AM
    ~ What a great thread! Now is when we really need that 'Like' button!

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    K2 "So Unappreciated" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 5:20 AM
    I have more. Do I stop or keep going? Since I'm being punished for being enthusiastic and the rule to keep me on a leash is still intact, if nobody sets me free by posting...then I'm stuck. One last then (unless I'm allowed to keep going???). Pontiac Mera...but of course!

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    William RobinsonFebruary 20, 2015 at 6:08 AM
    Well I guess mine is an honorable mention. The Fitch Phoenix. John Fitch was all ready to build more than his proto type when that damn book usage at any speed was published and the corvair was killed off. Thus Mr. Fitch's parts supplier was no longer building corvairs. I love this little thing and wish that they had built them as the proto type went for huge money after Mr Fitch passed away.http://blog.hemmings.com/?p=241851&refer=news

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    William RobinsonFebruary 20, 2015 at 6:28 AM
    Stupid NEVER correct. That book is unsafe at any speed.

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 6:38 AM
    Ferrari 308. Hawaiian shirts everywhere are flummoxed by its absence.

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    K2 "I Ain't Got Nobody" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 6:39 AM
    Chevrolet Impala (1969 pictured)
    [img]http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4065/4336556394_38795255bb_z.jpg[/img]

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 6:45 AM
    Interesting how many Audis, MBs and VWs are on the list....

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 6:49 AM
    Ferrari 348. I am really running out of cars that I don't have to research to find.

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    K2 "Breakin' The Chains" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:15 AM
    Ferraris are too easy. But I'll play along. Testarossa.

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:20 AM
    Nissan MID4

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:24 AM
    Concept only. Neat car, though.

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    K2 "On A Wing And A Prayer" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:27 AM
    Lincoln Mark VI...I'm not even bothering with the img tag any longer, since I broke it.
    http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4077/4856143343_f38c8fc6a9_z.jpg

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM
    Ford GT70.

    I can only continue with concepts, unless I think of something. Perhaps Zach/Kai has some more actual factual production cars

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:34 AM
    The game is no fun with concepts. Then you're getting into one-off cars that don't really exist and were never produced for the public. I love your faith in me...unless Zach/Kai is your pet name for me. Sheesh. Once again, I get ZERO STREET CRED.


    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:38 AM
    I took it as a given that you had additional. But the rules stipulate one car per post, so someone has to allow you to move on.

    And, for the record, the Ford GT70 was limited production.


    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:40 AM
    You're right, w.neff! I shouldn't b*itch at you. Please keep posting concepts so that I can post production cars. I'll shut up about it.

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    K2 "Could I Be Any More Disrespected?" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:35 AM
    Ferrari F355

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:39 AM
    I already entered this one above. 5:33 Timestamp. I don't mean to be rude, and I would like to see what else you have.

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:42 AM
    Aha! You're right, once again! I searched for "F355" and didn't see it listed. My bad. Thanks for the correction!

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    K2 "Goin' Walkabout" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:44 AM
    Correcting my sins with the Ford Landau
    http://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/big/ebay559698.jpg

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    Tanj!February 20, 2015 at 7:46 AM
    SA/FB Mazda RX-7

    [img]http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/gallery/MAZDARX-7-SA-FB--3374_3.jpg[/img]

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:47 AM
    1969 Dodge Charger aka General Lee

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:48 AM
    Mustang Mach 2 concept.

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:51 AM
    Lamborghini Athon

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    K2 "The Forsaken" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 7:53 AM
    Triad
    http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/comment-image/120141.jpg

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    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:15 AM
    63 Chevrolet Testudo

    [img]https://s1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/D8cks1kWoY9RvHSRE9EX2Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Y2g9NzY4O2NyPTE7Y3c9MTAyNDtkeD0wO2R5PTA7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9NzAwO2lsPXBsYW5lO3E9NzU7dz05MzM-/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/autos/2014-11-13/c60d8040-6b65-11e4-9c00-ddc4ed7e1955_chevrolet_corvair_testudo_concept_car_9.jpg[/img]

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:15 AM
    Bertone Emotion

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    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:21 AM
    my computer is choking on this tapeworm of a thread - vince, if you're there, can you start up a new one so we can continue? - (also, maybe you can port over the comments after 200 where the photos won't load - some awesome cars in there) - or if no response, i say we hijack the RX7 creampuff thread ;)

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:28 AM
    Only problem with that idea is that you can no longer do a quick ctrl+F to see if someone else has posted a car yet, and if you want to check the old thread (this one), you're gonna have to choke on it anyway.


    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:31 AM
    well, but i could leave it loaded in one tab, Ctrl-F check there, then go to the other tab, check there, then post - it's the slow loading that's getting me

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:34 AM
    This is beginning to resemble work............I was distinctly told there would be no math.


    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:08 AM
    I think it's clear that people are out of ideas. While I'm sure there are a few more out there, it's time to call time of death on this one, DT. The additions below are silly and repetitive at best.

    Kaibeezy, are you going to do a list again? That was super cool.

    Removing the concepts and unintentional repeats, we've surely got well over 200 cars on the list.


    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM
    even that short list i made was a hassle - a real list should turn into a real post, with images for everything - big job - where's the intern?

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    Speak for yourself K2, I'm not out of ideas.

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    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:41 AM
    Lamborghini Islero

    [img]http://image.motortrend.com/f/classic/8526223+w670+h419+cr1+ar0/c12_0606_03z%2Bbarn_finds%2B1969_1970_lamborghini_islero.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://www.analogstereo.com/images/om/lamborghini_islero.jpg[/img]

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM
    TVR 400SE

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 8:47 AM
    Trident Roadster

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    JB1025February 20, 2015 at 9:05 AM
    Dodge Daytona !

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    JB1025February 20, 2015 at 9:05 AM
    Dodge Daytona

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    rottenlandFebruary 20, 2015 at 9:17 AM
    Ferrari Mondial

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    AnonymousFebruary 20, 2015 at 9:43 AM
    Mondial and Daytona are repeats....use good old CTRL+F.

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    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 9:25 AM
    Adams Probe 16

    [img]http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2013-09/enhanced/webdr01/25/18/anigif_enhanced-buzz-6790-1380149240-13_preview.gif[/img]

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 9:43 AM
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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 9:45 AM
    Whoops, didn't hit refresh enough times.

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 9:49 AM
    Ginetta G27
    [img]http://www.ginetta.org/goc/images/stories/gtype/g27.gif[/img]

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    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:06 AM
    Packard Predictor 1956 - concept (as are many of the above), but awesome

    [img]http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/comment-image/262258.jpg[/img]

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    DailyTurismoFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:06 AM
    This has gotten out of hand. And I fully approve!!

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM
    Pull the plug DT. It's dead.


    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:12 AM
    The real question is, when will Vince fix the code so that comments 200+ get their pictures loaded?

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM
    Ginetta G23
    [img]http://www.ginetta.org/goc/images/stories/gtype/g23.gif[/img]

    I'm ready to drain the Ginetta well dry. Are we headed to the comprehensive 70s-90s Ferrari list next?

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    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:17 AM
    Ginetta G26

    [img]http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/155/1/2/ginetta_g26_by_doctorreplen-d4pp0xk.jpg[/img]

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:21 AM
    Ginetta G24

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:21 AM
    Venturi 400 GT

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    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:23 AM
    Ginetta G32

    [img]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0jc1BwQw36U/S0B2EyBuZwI/AAAAAAAAAPY/x_H1tvjJO9E/s720/g32cf.JPG[/img]

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:24 AM
    Ginetta G31
    [img]http://www.ginetta.org/goc/images/stories/gtype/g31.gif[/img]

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    DailyTurismoFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:26 AM
    345 comments and I think you guys broke the site. Good job.
    Contest is over, as soon as the smoke clears, I will announce a winner...but we all know who it is.

    -Vince

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    I make no personal claim, but I feel multiple participants should share the glory (FTB, Zach, Kai, K2, Jeff Grant, etc. (sorry if I neglected)).


    kaibeezyFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    1948 Davis Divan, one of 16 built

    [img]http://assets.hemmings.com/story_image/60388-500-0.jpg?rev=2[/img]


    Alfa 2600 Coupe

    [img]http://www.bozhdynsky.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/63pininfarina_ar_6c_2600_coupe_speciale_2.jpg[/img]

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    We're all winners, right?

    Last one for no good reason, the Lotus Esprit Ian Flemming Edition
    [img]http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02640/LOTUS-ESPRIT-BOND-_2640176b.jpg[/img]
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/10233869/Inside-James-Bonds-Lotus-supersub.html

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:32 AM
    What the heck? I'm just getting warmed up.

    BMW Turbo
    http://images.conceptcarz.com/imgxra/BMW/1972-BMW_Turbo-Concept-07-1600.jpg

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM
    Don't go there FTB.

    GInetta G25
    [img]http://www.ginetta.org/goc/images/stories/gtype/g25.gif[/img]

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    w.neffFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:37 AM
    Last Call?

    Ferrari 365 GTC (not B)

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    FTBFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:44 AM
    Lancia Sibilo ;-)

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 11:13 AM
    I think this whole thing is more interesting from the angle of which manufacturers are not represented and which types of cars aren't, either. Not a single minivan, if I recall, and I believe the only truck was the one I mentioned. I could be wrong about the last item, though. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I also think the number of cars with pop-up headlights that rotate into position sideways is interesting. Not a lot of those. Lastly, I miss pop-up headlights. They're a bit of ridiculous mechanical whimsy and we need more of that, not less.

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    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 11:15 AM
    BTW, I'm mad because Anonymous won. Foiled AGAIN!!!!! Damn you, Anonymous! *shakes fist randomly in the air*


    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 11:24 AM
    I spent a bit of time digging into trucks, trying to think if there was a single one represented. I must've missed yours, K2. About the closest I could come is Optimus Prime, but he pops up some fists rather than lights, so I think that's even more of a stretch than the submarine Lotus listed above.

    [img]http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/thumb/2/2d/G1_OptimusPrime_toy.jpg/300px-G1_OptimusPrime_toy.jpg[/img]

    We did get sportscars a plenty, scooters and motorcycles, coupes, sedans and wagons, though.


    K2 Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 12:14 PM
    For one year only...the 1970 Ford Ranchero GT. Super cool.

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    John SimpkinsFebruary 20, 2015 at 12:34 PM
    Still accepting prototypes? How about the 1950 Triumph TRX...
    [img]http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/concept/1950_Triumph_TRX_Prototype_03.jpg[/img]

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    John SimpkinsFebruary 20, 2015 at 1:03 PM
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    Jimmy KerrickFebruary 20, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    1973 Matra M530 LX

    I can't seem to figure out how to attach a picture...

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM
    Jimmy - there's one up above.

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    Jimmy KerrickFebruary 20, 2015 at 2:24 PM
    Sorry Zach, I didn't mean to encroach. I think they look cool, till the lights pop up, then a little goofy.... LOL

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    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 2:50 PM
    Oh no, no problem - just went to look and see if the LX was different than the 530 I'd posted above. Quirky, cool little car.

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    K2 "It's Not Me, It's My OCD Talking" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 2:53 PM
    I am not K2 Mystery Car. I will not add to the "Pop-up Headlights" thread (really, it's the partially or completed concealed, hidden or obscured thread.

    I will not add the Kodiak.
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5228/5618844738_dbee414ce6_z.jpg

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    K2 "Loose Canon" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 2:55 PM
    DANGIT! I promised myself I wouldn't add any more. Must...stop...aaaaaaahhhhh!


    ZachFebruary 20, 2015 at 3:03 PM
    Come, K2... JOOOOINNNNN USSSSSS.
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1362291518_children-of-the-corn.jpg

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    K2 "No More Pop-up Cars" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 3:57 PM
    No! Nooooo! I'm done. I'm out. Peace. No more. Can't do it. Won't do it. Will resist. Control control control control.
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    Irmscher GT
    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Tsf-t_mqSxc/TDT5C74ZvWI/AAAAAAAAaWA/bOAMKMlyJIk/1988%20Irmscher%20GT_02.jpg

    dammit

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    John SimpkinsFebruary 20, 2015 at 5:48 PM
    Let's get obscure.... the mid '50's Abarths - 207 and 209 series...
    [img]http://leroux.andre.free.fr/rev1494.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://www.euro-t-guide.com/See_Photo/Holland/S_Haag/Louwman_Museum_2011_42.jpg[/img]

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    K2 "Dead Post" Mystery CarFebruary 20, 2015 at 6:11 PM
    This post is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker!
    It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed it to the blog it would be pushing up the daisies!
    It's metabolic processes are now history! It's off the twig!
    It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible!!
    THIS IS AN EX-POST!
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Bitter Diplomat
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6155/6135446251_061f0a9447_z.jpg

    nuts

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    AnonymousFebruary 21, 2015 at 4:20 AM
    Porsche 924S

    [img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/3itmnpwp41q2god/barberville.jpg?dl=0[/img]

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    AnonymousFebruary 21, 2015 at 8:26 AM
    repeat

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  12. Nice one, kaibeezy! Are you going to do a list again? That was really great when you did that. If you don't want to, I'll be happy to help. Again, great job!

    I'm sorry I didn't bother with the img tag after a while. The cars are the whole point. Fixed:

    Bitter Diplomat
    [img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6155/6135446251_061f0a9447_z.jpg[/img]

    Irmscher GT
    [img]http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Tsf-t_mqSxc/TDT5C74ZvWI/AAAAAAAAaWA/bOAMKMlyJIk/1988%20Irmscher%20GT_02.jpg[/img]

    Kodiak
    [img]https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5228/5618844738_dbee414ce6_z.jpg[/img]

    Triad
    [img]http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/comment-image/120141.jpg[/img]

    Ford Landau
    [img]http://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/big/ebay559698.jpg[/img]


    Lincoln Mark VI
    [img]http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4077/4856143343_f38c8fc6a9_z.jpg[/img]

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  13. Well, it's a fussy chore, but I have to sit on a a plane tomorrow, so what the heck - what I'll probably do is put it in a simple table - make / model / year(s) / notes / image - then I'll post that list (minus the images) for people to give me corrections and edits - then vince can turn it into the DT birthday post!

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    1. That would be awesome, thanks! Where are you going?

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    2. Among other stops, Vince's skypad - we will definitely be talking about you ;)

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    3. Sounds like fun! My ears will be...

      [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/jeku1987/fark/geister4art1.jpg[/img]

      Have a good trip!

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