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Jackie Reinhart Offline
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A FB friend was boosting the other day about how many cars he has owned since he started driving, and I thought it might be fun to find out about yours.
We have owned:
33 cars in 48 years
12 Fords, 7 Chevys, 4 Dodges, 3 Olds, 2 Rambler Americans,
2 VW bugs, 1 Pontiac, 1 Plymouth, and 1 Toyota that a baby deer killed,the deer lived.
How about you???
Jackie Reinhart
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BirdJunkie Offline
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#2
I am sure I will forget some but here is a quick run down...

82 Nissan 200sx, 77 mustang cobra(v8), 79 mustang 5.0,88 mustang GT, 87 olds cutlass(T-tops), 87 montecarlo ss,88 Escort GT,86 ford EXP, 86 dodge Daytona(turbo z), 86 tbird turbo, 86 Honda prelude, 88 tbird turbo, 90 dodge Daytona(turbo), 87 s-10 4x4, 88 vw jetta, 93 grand caravan, 82 chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 (diesel), 90 ford 1/2 ton 4x4, 93 f150 4x4, 96 surburban (454), 01 ford lightning, 02 Toyota camry, 04 Suzuki gsxr600, 06 Suzuki hayabusa, 06 Pontiac GTO, 04 trailblazer, 93 f150 4x4, 2011 Tahoe.
88 TC 5SPD BLACK MY BABY ORIG.OWNER(garage queen)/06 GTO 6SPD RED WIFES CAR(cop magnet...lol)/2011 TAHOE WHITE (wifes daily driver a.k.a Fifty Cent)/2016 SUPER DUTY RED(my daily driver a.k.a BIG red)/06 HAYABUSA (SEXY BITCH)..STATEFARM LUVS ME. ----N.A.T.O Bad Boy Division President----
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Pete D Offline
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I'm sure I'll forget a couple:
49 Plymouth, 49 Chevy, 50 Plymounth, 2 Simcas about 1959s, 53 Ford, 61 Corvair, 59 VW, a Karman Ghia, 66 Corvair 140 4x1bbl,
71 Mavrick Grabber, 73 Tbird, 62 Comet, 65 Mustang, 75? Capri,
a couple of Honda 350s MCs, 66 Ford, another 73 Mavrick, 77 Tbird, 79 Capri Pace Car 2.3T, 84 Tempo, 79? Dodge Omni, 86 TC, 89 Ranger 4x4, 92 Escort GT, 95 Ranger,
97 F-150, 86 SVO, 4-88 TCs (still have 2), 96 F-150, 2004 Escape, 1999 Escort

Wife has had a 68 Lemans, 63 VW, a Datson of unknown vintage, 79 Omni, 86 Escort, 84 Tempo 95 Explorer, 95 Ranger, 2003 Explorer, and a 2012 Focus
Pete Dunham


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TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
#4
I can't remember all the cars I've bought(and sold) since my first one in 1966, lets just say it's somewhere north of 165, with a even dozen(or was it 13?) being '87/'88 Turbo Coupes... Most were Ford/Mercury, a few Chry & GM, with a splattering of AMC, VW, Datsun, Toyota, even a LeCar :dunno: and a Yugo...

Most fun have been my '69 428CJ Fairlane Cobra(owned since '73), my 5.0 ex TC Bird, and the Supercharged '03 Marauder I just recently sold...

BTW I have a older list somewhere with 141 on it but I'm sure a few were missing plus I've bought probably a dozen since...

BTW #2

Guess I should have listed at least some of my early rides...

#1 '57 Ford Sta Wagon(was hangin' with the surf crowd), 292 "Y" Block V8 with automatic... This one broke 120 MPH on the fresh ribbons of concrete that is now I-64 here in Chesapeake, at that time it wasn't open to the public(eh what's a barricade?? Just drive around it)... I had two parts '57 while I owned mine, one those was a 2dr Courrier(Fords version of Sedan Delivery) that are sought after these days...

#2 '62 Ford Sta Wagon(still running with those surf guys), 352 & automatic...

#3 '58 Ford Fairlane 500 with 352 Interceptor and auto, was the first I owned that had a little power...

#4 '64 Galaxie 500 fastback with 289 & three on the tree, had it approx 6 months and converted it to 390 4-speed... Eventually sold it to my ex father in law, was converted back to 3-speed but still had the 390... Also owned another 390 '64 Galaxie I bought for the front clip after wrecking this one...

#5 1960 VW bug that came with the first wife... Also had a wrecked '62 parts VW bought for it's engine...

#6 Another '64 Fastback 390, automatic, decided after approx four months I didn't like it, sold it and started driving the '64 stick car again...

#7 The '69 428 Cobra Jet that I still own...
http://amradio.freeiz.com/turbocoupe50/Cobra.jpg

Gets foggy after this point but some where along this time I had a '64 Ford Sta Wgn , and a '67 Mercury in thoughts of swapping engines(wound up junking both)... I also had a '67 Galaxie that I sold and took a wrecked but drivable '66 LTD as partial trade...

#8 '69 Country Sedan Sta Wgn with a sour 302(loose wrist pin) bought it in the summer of '74 for $125 and a used color tv(not everyone had a CTV, used ones were a easy sale)... Swapped the 390 from the '66 LTD into it... Was so big I hated it with a passion, so traded it on

#9 A '67 Falcon Sta wagon(by this time I had two kids) paid a difference of $75... It had 289, AT, P/S, P/B, A/C, vinyl seats, dual tail gate(swung out or down), but had rubber floor mat... I really liked this one, so after the C4 trans puked a second time, I swapped a 351 & FMX trans from a '69 Torino GT(another parts car I never drove)... There was also a '68 Falcon 289 pars car and '66 Plymouth somewhere along this time...

#10 1970 Galaxie 500 302 & three on the tree... Bare bones car didn't even have P/S, didn't take long to add that as it was a true tank to drive with the manual steering... BTW I was more than familiar with manual steering, neither my '64 or the '69 Cobra Jet had(have)P/S, though I'm now thinking about converting the '69... Also had a '70 Galaxie parts car, that donated it's frame(could write a page on that) & P/S...

Along this time I also had a 428CJ '69 Torino GT & another Cobra with 428, wound up parting both of those out along with 302, 390(2) and the 351 GT prev mentioned...

#11 '68 Cougar GTE with the Hydraulic cam 427(this one I'd like to own today)... Was a non XR-7 with production of 101(and you guys like to think TC are rare)... Only 357 Cougars were built with the 427 GTE option, most were XR-7... Sold it when gas prices spiked in the early '80s, decided I couldn't feed two big blocks...
http://gte.mercurycougarregistry.com/production/

#12, '74 Pinto Sta Wgn with sour engine & wrecked '74 hatchback... Took the two and made one(the Sta Wgn of course)...

#13 '71 Ranchero with 351 Cleveland, A/T, P/S, A/C?(don't remember having that)... Yee-Haw, but I prefer the '68/'69 body style... Sold to a friend that also bought the '70 Galaxie...

#14 '69 Ranchero 302, Automatic(another bare bones no power options)...

#15 '68 Torino 4Dr, mostly bought for it's factory AM/FM Stereo radio and harness(to swap into my Cobra Jet), I did use it as a driver for a few months...

#16 '75 Granada 2dr 6 cyl, auto, loaded but like the pinto no ass... This one left with the first wife...

At this point I really got into buying/reselling and owned '72 Country Squire Sta Wgn, '74 Maverick, '79 Chevette, '74 & '76 Mustang II, '74 Vega that was undoubtedly the worst car I ever owned that actually ran and drove(but it had working A/C, even if the engine barely could pull the car with it on)... Also had a '79 Camaro, 76 Trans AM with a 455 swap, '81 Chevette(came with 2nd wife)'78 Malibu(gave to second wife, we drove it for several years) and another '76 Stang that I used as a driver for over a year... At this point I was buying one or two a week and one time as many as 10 at one shot, will never remember them all... Did have a couple Chevy Monzas with V8 that were peppy I kept around as toys...

That's it I quit...


1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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Jackie Reinhart Offline
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#5
I didn't mean the ones you bought to sell :rotfl:
Jackie Reinhart
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4cammer72 Offline
Posting Freak
#6
57 chevy, 72 vega, 64 chevy truck, 69 delta 88, 65 cadilac ambulance, 66 chevelle ss, 76 for van, 73 pinto squire wagon, 73 impala, 74 caprice, 69 torino gt, 36 chevy sedan, 69 ford f100, 74 pintiac ventura, 76 caprice, 72 amc ambassador, 70 ford van, 72 buick lesabre, 64 elcamino, 67 dart gt, 65 chevy truck, 65 rambler american, 65 rambler ambassador, 83 subaru wagon4x4, 72 chevy van, 84 amc spirit, 82 ford f100 4x4, 49 willys delivery, 76 jag xj6l, 75 jag xj6c, 62 xke, 85 cougar, 87 tubobird, 59 rambler american, 72 f100, 84 cougar, 68 cougar, 69 cougar, 83 toyota wagan, 93 mkviii, 94 mkviii, 67 f100, 94 olds?, 67 f100 stepside, 83 turbobird, 85 turbobird, 86 turbobird, 87 bmw, 87 ford van, 98 navigator, 73 pinto trunk, 75 pinto trunk, 73 pinto panel wagon, 92 ranger,76 mustang cobra,08 chrysler 300, 69 buick wildcat, and i know im missing quite a few others, but thats all i can remember off the top of my head,,,, thats since i was 15 and im 50 now...oh 69 chevelle ss, remembered a few more, 74 nova, 77 nova, 68 charger se, 69 charger rt, 88 ram truck, 56 buick special, 79 cj5, 2 chevettes,74 duster, 83 honda prelude
88tc (sold) but keeping an eye out.
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Jackie Reinhart Offline
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whats a pinto trunk???
Jackie Reinhart
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
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#8
Jackie Reinhart Wrote:I didn't mean the ones you bought to sell :rotfl:

OK how 'bout a Diesel '81 Olds Cutlass Cruiser(Sta Wgn)??? Was my driver for over five years(was also my last station wagon)... Sold it along with the '78 Malibu I mentioned earlier and went totally back to Ford/Mercury, haven't owned anything non Ford since...

New era I've owned '86, '92' & 93, Grand Marquis along with four 5.0 Birds and the dozen or so TC I mentioned(a couple were parted)... Also owned a '88 Merkur, '88 Aerostar, '86 5.0 & '87 4cyl Stangs, '93 Lightning & the SC '03 Marauder...

Current rides are '98 & '07 Grand Marquis(each have 57/58K mi), a beater '96 F-150, my 428 CJ Fairlane and a 66K mi '72 Comet GT with 302, auto, P/S & A/C and of course the 5.0 converted TC...

Jackie Reinhart Wrote:whats a pinto trunk???

Non hatchback, common referral to models that have a real trunk vs hatch...
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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4cammer72 Offline
Posting Freak
#9
TurboCoupe50 Wrote:
Jackie Reinhart Wrote:[quote=Jackie Reinhart]whats a pinto trunk???

Non hatchback, common referral to models that have a real trunk vs hatch...


terzactly!!!!!
88tc (sold) but keeping an eye out.
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turbospoolin23 Offline
Senior Member
#10
88 Mazda b2200 reg cab 2wd
87 Plymouth reliant
86 Mazda b2000 ext cab 2wd
89 Chrysler labaron 2.? Turbo
86 Dodge ram 1/2 reg cab long box slant 6 2wd
85 GMC s15 jimmy 2dr 2.8L 4wd
83 full size bronco 351HO 4wd
95 Ford explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr 4.0L 4wd
97 Chevy s10 blazer 4dr 4.3L 4wd
87 Ford thunderbird turbo coupe

Nothing really special. I still own the last 5 on the list but only drive the last 2.
87 TC 5 spd... 17X9 Cobra R's, .60/.63 SVO T3 Turbo, Large NPR, Manual Boost Controller, AEM Wideband, BPV, K&N Cone, Walbro 255, Kirban AFPR, 3G Alternator Conversion, Short Throw Shifter, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Magnaflow Catalytic Converter & Muffler.
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