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Ryan Bell 02-25-2016 10:34am

What's the coolest car that one of your family members has owned? (NOT your cars)
 
What would it be?

Admiral Blue 02-25-2016 10:39am

87 Mustang Notchback, 9.6 second consistent bracket racer -- ALL motor, 351, MANUAL transmission. :seasix:

Admiral Blue 02-25-2016 10:42am

That was about 15 years ago.

onedef92 02-25-2016 10:46am

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/y...f/450sl004.jpg[/URL]

My older brother's 1978 450 SL hardtop convertible. He shipped it stateside nearly a year before he ended his five-year Army deployment to Germany and my younger sibling and I had a lot of fun with it.

It was amazing how a car that weighed more than a Lincoln Town Car could embarrass stock Mustang GT's with a larger, 5-liter V-8. That car ran like a raped ape!

johnnyvettes 02-25-2016 10:50am

my sister had a new 65 GTO then a new 68 charger R/T she bought at Mr Norms Grand Spalding Dodge . I drove the Charger all the time .
my cousin had a 56 t-bird 59 for retractable hard top ,61 421 pontiac Ventura . she and my sister were real gear heads

island14 02-25-2016 10:52am

Mom had a new 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible in 67

It was fun to ride in with the top down..

island14 02-25-2016 10:53am

Also a cousin had a 69 Orange Judge... he crashed and totaled it with no insurance and still had to make the payments..

GS Ragtop 02-25-2016 10:55am

My brother buys & sells quite a few cars. He's had some great cars over the years (Hemi Cuda shaker hood, Porsche Speedster, Shelby GT350, 1962 Big Brake Corvette, etc.).

My favorite was his AC Autokraft Cobra MkIV. Autokraft bought the rights to the name and the original AC Cobra dies for making the aluminum body, allowing them to make a version of the Cobra that stayed true to original -- it *was* the original. Eventually Autokraft produced 480 Cobras, at which time the 'real' AC Cobra finally was laid to rest.

My brother's had a 351 small block with Holman-Moody modifications. Great car and fun to drive!

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...4.jpg~original

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...2.jpg~original

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...1.jpg~original

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...2.jpg~original

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...6.jpg~original

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...1.jpg~original

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...8.jpg~original

Mike Mercury 02-25-2016 10:58am

all three of older brothers owned Corvettes.

First one to buy; a new 1968...


http://www.tim-yvonne.com/mikemercur...david-1968.jpg

thefatguy 02-25-2016 12:13pm

my younger brother still has his 1967 camaro...
we just got it running this last december.
full roller 468, keisler TKo600 5spd, 12 bolt
with 4.10's, etc...

awesome car. too bad hes such a tool i wont
talk to him unless its absolutely neccessary.
(think spoiled bratty rich kid, that NEVER got a spanking
and grew up in the 'child protective services' fiasco era)

oh well, it is what it is.

8Up 02-25-2016 12:13pm

My dad's 64 corvette. He bought it in 1980 and it still has less than 75kmi on it.

m and t's77 02-25-2016 12:22pm

I'm the only one in the family that has gotten "cool" cars.:leaving:

69camfrk 02-25-2016 12:22pm

My Mom before I was born had a new '57 Bel Air vert. I have some pictures of it, but it was gone before I showed up.:sadangel:

aerovette 02-25-2016 12:25pm

My dad had one of these...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/sqKuNfCoCkU/maxresdefault.jpg

Hoog 02-25-2016 12:34pm

My father owned a '66 Chevy II SS, L79 4-speed. Said it was a faster than any of the big-block Chevelles and such he went through in the sixties. He got sick at work once, and his car pool guy had to drive it home one rainy afternoon. Apparently it was enough of a handful he told my father.... "we'll spend the night here before I'll drive that damn thing in the rain again!" Scared the shit out of him.

Mom wouldn't drive it either, so he traded it in on a '67 396 Chevelle

I only remember it from pictures, but it was Artesian Turquois over Ermine White with the turquois interior. This combo, but on a Nova (use your imagination)...

http://chevellestuff.net/1966/chevelle/gallery/ck.jpg

63C2splitter 02-25-2016 1:11pm

I was the car guy in my family, but my brother did have a 69 GTO for a few years, that was nice.

VITE1 02-25-2016 1:16pm

My Father won a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible in a card game in 1945.

Fastguy 02-25-2016 1:20pm

My brother had a 69 Camaro RS/SS 350 automatic convertible for a short period and the a 66 Dodge Coronet 273/automatic.
My Dad had an 89 Buick Reatta that I ended up buying from him, loved that car.

ApexOversteer 02-25-2016 1:47pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by GS Ragtop (Post 1455438)
Autokraft bought the rights to the name and the original AC Cobra dies for making the aluminum body, allowing them to make a version of the Cobra that stayed true to original -- it *was* the original. Eventually Autokraft produced 480 Cobras, at which time the 'real' AC Cobra finally was laid to rest.

Autokraft's cars were not legally called "Cobra", as the US District Court in Los Angeles sided with Carroll Shelby's claim to the name, deciding that Shelby was the manufacturer of record for the Cobra and therefore he owned the rights to the name, not AC Cars.

Autokraft therefore had to refer to their cars as the "AC Mark IV".

The cars were also not "true to the original", as the Autokraft Mark IV's had different engines, transmissions and independent rear suspension.

Dan Dlabay 02-25-2016 1:50pm

My dad had a 57 Chevy with a small block 2 tome blue, a 60 Chevy convertible red with white interior. Brother had a 70 GTO Judge and other brother had a 69SS 396 Nova.:cert:


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