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If you could fully restore any antique car you wished, what would you choose?

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posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 12:12 PM
Dream car to restore and for my very own?

So many...hmmmm.

OK. After much thought and pondering many ponders...

*drum roll* 1925 Duesenberg...the car of cars. Not to mention, really, really cool.


[edit on 29-8-2007 by seagull]

posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 08:39 AM
I don't even need a second to ponder ... hands down ...

1975 Pontiac Grand Ville Brougham Convertible with the 455 cid engine.

GrandVille photos

I owned one before, and I let it get away. I will never fully forgive myself ... though mine only had the 400 cid engine.

I don't miss the fuel mileage, but I miss EVERYTHING else.

posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 06:01 AM
reply to post by FreeThinkerIdealist

Is that GrandVille the car they used in more or less every US TV show and film up to about 10 years ago?

Or do a lot of american cars look the same to me?

posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 09:51 AM
haha, no. A lot of cars look similar ... especially in the past. They were boxy.

I actually want this year only ... the tail lights are different than the others, I also liked the side by side rectangle headlights. The GrandVille was only made from 71-76 ... and only a few thousand each year.

This car is 20 ft long (tip of bumper to tip of bumper) and 6 ft wide. ... the hood itself was over 6 ft long. I measured mine once just because it was so massive.

Mine had bucket seats and a floor shift (it was customized). The front end was nearly on the ground, the back end a bit high. The rear wheel covers were welded and sanded for a clean look. The car was monochrome black with about 20+ layers of paint. The interior was black with wood trim and had a white top.

The engine was smooth, and more torque than I could ever use. The tone from the exhaust was very deep and smooth. It has 255/60R15 tires on all four corners with aluminum and black wide 6 spoke rimes. It has a small wing on the trunk lid.

It was a beautiful beast, but ... the floorboard was rusted out. I was a teenager and didn't have the money for a restoration. My father didn't want it sitting in the yard when I stopped driving it for a while because the floor was so rusted and the top ripped while driving one day.

If I ever get the money, I will be getting one and changing it over to what mine once was ... though I do want the 455, not the 400

The favorite of all the cars I have ever owned or driven (including the RX-7s and other classic cars).

I think I am inspired to work towards that goal now! Though, at 9 mpg, and $3+ gallon ... I am a little wary
It would cos nearly $100 to fill it up now, and that barely got me 250 miles
But, a dream car is a dream car ... it just might be worth it!

posted on Oct, 16 2007 @ 06:31 PM
Here's mine. 2 doors, hardtop, big-block. 440 Magnum. It's a 1968 chrysler 300. I bought it about 8 years ago and did all the work myself including paint and interior.

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