Posted on July 10, 2019 Updated on July 31, 2020
You don’t see these things, anymore. ~Vic
Jeep in the 70s
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Love this…any unusual vehicle I love. I would love to have a Thing also.
Those Things…they were odd but, fascinating.
I love older vehicles and stuff that is different. Most, today, are all boring clones. Cars used to have style and character.
YES…. I can’t tell car from car anymore. That is the reason I got a Mini years ago…it was different.
Remember when you could tell a vehicle by tail light patterns or headlights? Remember when hoods had cotter pins and wires?
I still remember the sound my dad’s 1972 Charger made when he turned on the hidden headlights.
Yes and the curves. Oh I love those cotter pins and wires… those just made them look cooler….but Vic they are not aerodynamic! Can’t use those now.
I remember 80s cars were boxy…now I would love to see some boxy cars. Anything different.
Oh, yeah. My second car was a 1983 Toyota Tercel…hatchback. NO power steering, NO A/C… Same with my first…1977 Honda Civic. That was back when 1/2 the cars on the road were manuals. My Civic had a pull choke! LOL!
My third was a 1985 Toyota Celica. I’d love to have that back and my 1991 Eagle Talon.
My sister had one of thsoe Civics…love those cars. Yea I remember you had a Talon and I had a Probe…both were very close.
I had a 83 or 84 Celica Sports Coupe
The 70s Hondas and Datsuns, you couldn’t kill those things. I had a mechanic tell me that he knew a guy that kept his Datsun B-210. He said you couldn’t kill them because the Japanese made such tight engines and transmissions trying to get into the American market.
I almost got a Datsun 280Z in 84…It was blue and grey…oh I still want that car
240s, 260s & 280s were badass! Of course, I understand that 260s had dual carburetors and they are a bitch to balance.
Yes… you are RIGHT… damn it was a 260z not a 280z. Those were the coolest cars. I wanted it badly but my brother n law checked it out and it had been ragged out bad…I told my mom…I’ll just park it and look at it lol.
I miss the Z cars on the road. You rarely see them anymore. What few are left are in some rich f*****’s collection.
There was a resident of this town that had a bright yellow 240. Stayed under a carport-type thing. I don’t think it could run. I’m surprised it wasn’t stolen. And, you couldn’t miss that color from the road.
Yes it cost a fortune for them…I love them and rarely do I see one. Same with Mazda RX7’s.
my dream car would be and still is pretty cheap… a 70-72 Opel GT…a poorman’s Corvette.
I don’t have A dream car. I have TOO MANY. LAWD. If I had money, my ass would be like Jay Leno.
Most women want jewelry, fancy clothes & SHOES. I want cars, some motorcycles and weapons. And, just to further confuse my audience, I love yoga clothing (comfy), boots of all sizes & crystals. 😆
Mine would be guitars and seventies items lol. I am a collector at heart…a very big one.
Look up an opel gt and see if you remember them.
I remember Opels:
They were a cross between 240s & Vettes with some Mazda thrown in. They had the weirdest headlights.
Have you seen these:
The Roadsters are cool but not as cool as those curves on the original. I went to look at a junk one at one point but rust had claimed too much of it. Those lights have a wooden handle inside that you flip…really cool.
You are right…it’s a mixture.
I thought they were cute. German engineering.
Yep…that is what I like…cute. Not manly but hey…I like what I like. They are super low to the ground…as short as I am I tower over them.
LOL! They are manly. Just as manly as the Vettes. The Z cars are manly…and womanly. Jaime Sommers drove a Z car.
Well that makes me feel better lol. We just don’t have those curves now in cars…or more Jaime Sommers!
Sadly…I agree. *sigh*
Did you read what rawgod wrote on Ron’s headlines post? OH. I went off…
This is a thing of absolute beauty!! My first car was an A Reg / 1984 Honda Accord and I drove that thing literally until the steering column collapsed. Even then I got another few days out of it by securing it with plastic ties and would have been driving it to this day if my husband didn’t get it scrapped when I was at work 🙁
Had an old Defender too – ex-MOD model which was tremendous but parts cost a fortune. I’m currently up and down in a 20yr old Toyota Starlet I bought for £150. Sailed both MOT’s and is still going strong 🙂
See! People could *shade-tree* work on their own vehicles at one time. You can’t do that, anymore. Plastic ties are perfectly acceptable to put something back together.
Defender? Is that a Land Rover?
I remember the Toyota Starlet. I saw a few of those.
Yeah – ace Land Rover Defender with bench seats in the back. Could get about three people, two dogs, six bales and seven horse rugs in there easily.
Can’t do that anymore certainly not in my Starlet. Little 1.3 wonder I love it 🙂
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