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  1. My grandpas cars... 1976 AMC Gremlin X (U G L Y) 1955 Buick Special Riviera 4dr hdtp 1955 Cadillac Series 62 4dr sedan Then of course my recent "old" cars that are not often seen on the roads these days... 72' Electra 225 4dr 73' Grand Ville 4dr (current) 69' Executive Safari wagon 72' Kingswood Estate wagon (current) 69' Camaro (current fathers car)
  2. Not my car! Save it from a derby!!! Here is the link to the car! (notice NO power locks, NO power windows, NO power seat)
  3. Stunning car! Thanks for posting it!
  4. Thanks... I would appreciate that. I will try to get one. I still even need to get the Oct. 06' issue with the 71-76 Pontiacs as well. The only one I have covers the 71-76 Chevrolets. Not going to Flint BTW... I have never been... too far for me to go. lol.
  5. Here is a rare 71' Centurion 4dr hardtop thats about to "bite the dust". Someone posted this on the "cleanest cars you have crashed" thread on the demo site, which I visit often to see the old cars posted and for sale. I had not been there in a few weeks and when I read the updated thread, I was a little disheartened to see someone post that they were going to crash (or dare I say, "derby") this 71' Centurion 4dr.... . Note the lack of vinyl top. Also, someone on there had posted this on another thread... 20% are telling him to crash it, the rest want it and telling him NOT to crash it. I only seen one before on ebay and I think this is it.... rare to say the least....
  6. Yeah, I think I remember Adam, aka, "Centurion" had a 71' LeSabre that was the color you mentioned. Its a very nice color if I recall. I would have liked to have seen that car... maybe it will be relisted someday. I agree that 72' Impala is a nice car and it is a shame that the 72s did not have the wide rocker trim like the 71s had. As we know, even the 72' Caprice did not have it that had that wide strip about 3/4 way down, which as we mentioned, looks cluttered with the optional side moldings. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 63Stude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No, apparently the '71 Impala four-door sedan I saw on eBay is no longer on. I guess I was too lazy to post the link here..going forward I will make sure to do that! It was a bone-stock looking '71 in a one-year only, medium-turquoise color. I've seen some of the Buick guys mention '71 LeSabres in the same color. For some reason, I think Chevy had the word "Sea" in their name for it. I only ever remember seeing one new Chevy at our local dealer in that color, a Bel Air sedan which they had for about the whole model year. It had been damaged in transit and I remember the dealer's bodyshop had left paint overspray on the front fender "BelAir" nameplate on the right side! The Impala on eBay had an original black vinyl interior in excellent shape. As we've discussed before, on '71 and '72 Chevys, a black interior is nice as it gives you a color-keyed dash (since the dash bezels were black on all full-size Chevys that year!) That green '72 Impala Custom Coupe you posted sure looks authentic. I was never a fan of that color, but it looks original and in the photo looks like it has that elegant '72 Impala seat trim in the beautiful light color ("Covert"). I wish '72 Impalas had a rocker panel molding. The '71's had a wide molding, and the '72's had none. Still, the '72's are probably my favorite big Chevy of the '71-'76 era, overall. Bill P. </div></div>
  7. Yeah, I noticed those hubcaps too.... first thing. They do not look bad on there, but I would definitely put factory 73' Caprice covers on a car that nice. Is this the 71' Impala you are referring to....? ( I cannot tell the colors apart ) Or are you referring to this 72' Impala... There is a nice green 72' Impala 2dr on there now, with bumper strips, vinyl top, fender skirts, A/C, AM radio, and two options that you do not often see on the Impala of that year- tilt AND cruise. Did you see it? Here it is...
  8. Well, I will not be getting one after all it seems. I went to the local NEW Books-a-Million and they did not have it, out of the thousands of magazines they had. So, I went to the other one in Johnson City and guess what? NO Collectible Automobile Magazines. Oh well. Guess they do not carry them here any longer.
  9. Bill... here is another interesting car... 1973 Caprice 4dr sedan... high optioned - A/C, power windows, power locks, tilt, AM-FM radio, custom belts, etc. Exterior wise, it has the fairly unusual (for a Chevy) bumper strips and bumper gaurds, but it lacks vinyl top... its a nice car to say the least. I have always liked the "pillared sedans" GM made from 71-74.
  10. Must not be on the cars then.. I have never heard of one of them catching on fire like that. I have owned several 71-73 GM cars and have never had that happen anyway. Hopefully never will.
  11. Ironically, I was going to go to Books-a-Million in Johnson City, which is about 20 miles southwest of here.... however, I just found out that our own Books-a-Million here in town is supposed to open tomorrow (Friday) and I have a $5 off coupon for $25 or more purchases. I will head there tomorrow evening! <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 75RivGS</div><div class="ubbcode-body">just received my issue (bought at "books-a-million" St Louis Mills MO) Really surprised by the 19 photos of those clay models. </div></div>
  12. Was this just on the trucks? <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 1DandyDaves</div><div class="ubbcode-body">1970's Chevys and other GM products had an electric coil in the heater box that would heat up before the heater core. </div></div>
  13. Thanks. It is a beautiful color on these. When I first saw the exterior of the car (the color), I was really pleased. Had it been optioned with that brocade cloth interior, I would have been up there so fast, you would not even seen me. LOL. Yeah, I am pleased with the vinyl on these cars. It holds up well. Unless the car was from Arizona or something, most of the time the seats are still excellent on vinyl interior cars of that vintage. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 63Stude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes, that car (the real one) is Ascot Blue. Too bad that didn't have the black cloth interior! I did always think, though, that the '72 Impala/Kingswood/Kingswood Estate vinyl was very attractive and durable...probably as nice a vinyl interior design and material as anybody was offering in '72. If it had a front seat center armrest, it would have been really, really, nice! Bill </div></div>
  14. Someone posted this on the weather forums today... it happened in Birmingham, Alabama today. Seems like a Buick Century caught fire in a parking lot and managed to damage another Buick (a LeSabre) and a Ford truck. There was a very similiar situation somewhere that was posted on the net last week in a high school parking lot. A very late model Chrysler Sebring convertible caught fire and it managed to burn FIVE other cars in the lot! I remember that back in the early 1990s, there was a car that caught fire in the neighborhood we lived in. It was at a restaurant, but parked beside of a building that was full of junk (now it is a car dealer)... anyway, the old man that owned the car parked it, went in to eat, only to have someone come in and tell him his cars interior was in flames. The car was a total loss and the building was damaged. If I recall, it was a late 1970s Oldsmobile Delta 88. What had happened was he had left a burning cigar in the car.... he told the police.
  15. Thanks, but I have never heard of Borders before. None around here. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 74455</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I got my issue at Borders Bookstore in New Jersey a couple weeks ago. If you have a Borders anywhere near you maybe they can get it for you if they don't have it in stock? </div></div>
  16. Bill... I have recently been offered ANOTHER 72' Kingswood Estate wagon (that is located about 3 hours northeast of me) for $2500 obo. I think I will pass on the car, despite being an even higher optioned car, with cruise, 454 engine, power tailgate, AM-FM radio w/dual rear speakers and I think he said it has power seat. However, I think it lacks tilt wheel, which mine has. I would love to have it, but I am out of room and really need to get a smaller daily driver for now. Besides, I know of another guy that lives up there that is a 72 Impala/Caprice fan (he has 5 72' Impalas) and think I may pass the info to him. I think its the same color as the wagon in that brochure we were discussing. The brochure mentions Fathom blue and Ascot blue on these cars. I am not sure if these are the same color or which color is which. Someone has out what looks like 80s Chevy truck wheels on it, which would come off ASAP if it were mine. Anyway, here are some photos of the car (missing woodgrain on RR quarter)... do you think its likely the same color as the one in the brochure (also pictured again!)... Thanks! <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 63Stude</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I'd like a blue one with that black cloth interior. BTW, the blue appears darker in the photo than the actual color, which if I am remembering correctly was a light metallic blue. Bill P. </div></div>
  17. Not sure about Buicks, but some GM cars actually had a sticker in the trunk that said if it had it. I once saw a 69' Caprice that had the sticker in the trunk.
  18. Well, I went to the local book store in our mall and they do not have it. In fact, the clerk said that she has not seen that magazine in there for over 6 months! I guess I will go to another mall tomorrow and try there.
  19. Here is another rare one for ya... 71' Caprice 2dr hdtp - NO A/C... it does appear to have tilt wheel. Its from the NW Washington state area, so that may partly explain the lack of A/C? Looks like a good, solid car. Missing fender skirt on one side and has a dent on the other.
  20. Beautiful automobiles! Thanks for sharing the photos with the clan!
  21. We cannot have that.... we gotta keep em' happy! <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Dan Cook</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't know. I knew if I called and went to look at it I might have a fight on my hands with my wife. </div></div>
  22. Wow, stunning cars! I love all of them posted above, but I am partial to the 4drs... and that Electra Limited is absolutely stunning! Wow, it looks like that car is LOADED TO THE MAXIMUM! The only exterior option I do not see was the lower wide rocker molding that I think was optional, but I am not sure... I think someone said that was a later 72' option? I do not recall, but nevertheless, stunning car. I love the Limited interior, especially in that color! That 72' Centurion is awesome too! I will take one of each please! I am going to try to locate a copy this week. I am also going to try to get that back issue that covers the 71-76 Pontiacs.
  23. I know it! I would too! Many derbiers respect cars of this condition, but many would crash it and never look back... some think, "the more solid, the better".
  24. I bet that Wildcat is a beautiful machine!