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Old 12-16-2018, 02:59 PM   #61
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What's that, a Rolls Royce? How much is it worth? It has a planetary transmission, right?
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:51 PM   #62
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A few years back I drove my restored 30 roadster pickup to the rest home my mother was in and when I walked in all the nurses asked if that was my new pickup I was driving. I went along with them and said yes. My mother said I want to go see it so I pushed her out there to the parking lot in a wheel chair. She said where's it at. I said right in front of you. She said I wouldn't have that old thing.
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:26 PM   #63
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Not a comment or a question, but more of a reaction:
I have the habit of when someone comes up to my car, in say a store parking lot to talk about it, I will say that it still has the original black and white rear veiw mirror in it, because as everyone knows, colored mirrors did not come out until the early/mid 50's.
When they silently nod in agreement it's hard for me to keep a straight face, would love to see their reaction when they learn the bitter truth.
It may be mean...but it sure is fun.
Note: Have more people nod in agreement then call me out on that basic bit of BS
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:41 PM   #64
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After looking at my '30 coupe, a lady said they had a '59 Chev just like it...
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:40 PM   #65
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Seems like every time I go out with one of the cars someone will ask, "where's the car show"? I tell them, "just because it's old doesn't mean it has to go to a show. We just drive them...".
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:03 PM   #66
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Yes and there's only 2 payments to go!
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:22 PM   #67
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Not my A but my 69 F250... Drove it through college. Rough looking truck. I always parked it at one of the girls dorms. One day I came out to it to find a note that said... "Why don't you park this where it belongs... At the junk yard!". I laughed so hard! Wish I kept the note to frame!
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:10 AM   #68
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I pulled up to one of these rest stops along they way, there were several folks standing around, obviously tourists, a man walked over to me and said, Did anybody survive the wreck.

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Old 12-20-2018, 05:38 AM   #69
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I just arrived at a car show one Saturday and opened the hood. While setting things up a fellow walks by and asked if I drove it here then put his hand on the exhaust manifold. I didn’t need to answer. As he walked off shaking his hand in the air, I heard him mumbling “I guess so....”
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:11 PM   #70
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1) When are you going to make it into a hotrod?
2) Is it for sale?
3) Where's the rumble seat? (It's a Tudor.)
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:32 PM   #71
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Back in 1966 I was sitting in my 30 coupe in an A&W ( remember them ) when this guy comes over and asks if it has a rumble seat. I got out and opened it to show him. He looked inside and said" I lost my Virginity in one. He was about 6'6" tall. I felt like telling him it did not count if you were alone!
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:21 AM   #72
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I took my 29 Tudor to my grandson's 1st grade class. 16 kids will fit in that car! Then one by one I had each kid sit in the driver's seat & "drive" as I explained he gas gauge and other details. The most asked question was what this thing was (the window crank handle). They only knew how to push a switch to raise & lower the windows.

That is an advantage of owning a "used" car. Everyone was smiling, before, during & after the visit.
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:12 PM   #73
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My grandkids wondered how to get the windows down (no electric switch). The most common one for me is "do you have to use a crank to start it?" And, of course, "you can have any color you want as long as it is black".
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My grandkids wondered how to get the windows down (no electric switch). The most common one for me is "do you have to use a crank to start it?" And, of course, "you can have any color you want as long as it is black".
I think we have all had the "so long as it's black" comment. People look at me like I have two heads when I explain that was for the Model T - This is a Model A. I've just about given up explaining that the black thing was only in the USA, not here. Ts were available in about half a dozen colours.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:34 PM   #75
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I have the original yellow brake lights. A fellow pulls up beside me at a traffic light and says “your back up lights come on when you’re stopping”
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:56 PM   #76
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People ask what year Is It? I just look them in the eye and tell them it’s 2018.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:05 AM   #77
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I had a lady pull up beside me and tell me I had a brake light out. Pulled over and had my co-pilot hit the brakes, no problem. My only thought was that she only saw the one light and didn't realize the other fender has NO brake light or it was the most deadpan joke delivery I've ever heard.

Reminds me of a story I heard Jay Leno tell. He was out in his Morgan 3-wheeler and a guy pulled up and said he lost a wheel. He laughed and went home.... turns out his spare fell off the back
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:59 AM   #78
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“Oh I see you found a nice one.”
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:27 PM   #79
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One day back in the 70s, my wife and I cruised our CCPU to the local ice cream stand. As we were leaving, a couple pulled in with their daughter who looked to be about 5 or 6. The little girl pointed at the truck and excitedly shouted, "Look, mom, it's the Waltons!"
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:45 AM   #80
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On a hood less car a little girl said “dad look at the air plane car”
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