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  1. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Mimie1956</div><div class="ubbcode-body">ZondaC12...

    The main cars manufacturers in France are Renault, Peugeot and Citroën.

    My favourites french cars are Renault 16, Peugeot 404 and of course the famous Citroën DS...

    Do you like some models of antique French cars ?


    I don't pay attention to foreign cars at all really...but the Citroen DS has always fascinated me. I actually SAW one around here last winter. It was fairly worn out, with a good amount of rust along the bottom as is expected in this area of the country, but it was moving under it's own power! Really interesting looking vehicle.

    The SM as well, rather odd-looking but at the same time interesting if nothing else.

    I feel like the Traction Avant is a popular/well-known antique Citroen, I do like the looks of those, that's a handsome vehicle.

    Of course bugatti's are nice, the very limited Royale is awesome just for its sheer size, of the car and the straight-8 engine!!!!

    Now for the BIG ONE.......this is one I WANT. Honestly. 1957 Facel Vega Excellance. The four-door, not the two-door. I like the people-hauler one better. That rear roofline is ahead of its time, as is the front grille in my opinion. I think it's a REAL sharp vehicle. The ONLY thing I would change were I the owner of one, is the wheels, maybe. I can think of a couple good 60s/70s-vintage hot-rod wheels which would look awesome on that car.

  2. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Mimie1956</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Zondac12...

    A renault Clio...oh my god !!

    A really little toy with so much electronics which fail so much often..I hate modern cars !


    Nice. I think you'll fit in VERY well here...

    I picked that one because when my family and I went to Italy in 2000 on Perillo Tours, I remember seeing quite a few clios. I was fascinated by all of these companies I'd never heard of so I paid very close attention to them all. Sounds like I got a little over-excited about a car that's not really worthy of that hahahaha laugh.gif

  3. Well I'm in the Albany area so we've got a lot around here but last year I went to the Syracuse nats (just as a spectator I haven't the desire to take the '38 that far). Checked out the Adirondack Nats for the first time, this fall, in Lake George which was a BLAST. There is a skating arena, Guptill's, right nearby that has a cruise (its a cruise but its HUGE, 1000+ cars) every 2nd Monday in the summer, I don't know if youve heard of it but it seems far-reaching, I guess plenty of people from CT, Mass, etc come too.

  4. Haha who's this? Gotta be someone from nearby, possibly even in the dead end cruizers or something. "Oldslady liz" hmmm trying to think of the oldsmobiles I know of....mind's a blank school just drains me of all I've got!!! laugh.gif

    But thanks for the kind words! Can't belive it's already fall and the car is without plates in the garage for the season. frown.gifsleep.gif

  5. Thanks! I do really like the 88 through early 90s Vic's too, very handsome bodystyle. If it's the sequential multi port EFI, aka "SEFI" you're after, 1986 and newer you're good to go. Anything Ford made that had the 5.0 from 86 onward had the new SEFI system. I saw the year in the ad and I was immediately excited, good to know it has this system. The old CFI is okay too but this is better!

    Not sure on the trunk seal. I'll do some digging, I wonder if Steele Rubber might? I know they actually began carrying some rubber products for the Fox Cougars/Thunderbirds like vent window seals for one thing. Perhaps ebay, I look up stuff for my cougar on there all the time and I constantly see trunk seals for that, not sure on the Panther chassis cars (vic, marquis...)

  6. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Matt Harwood</div><div class="ubbcode-body">1941 was the best Buick year ever. End of discussion. laugh.gif


    AIGHT PUNK let's go them's fightin' words let's take this outside! haha

  7. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JohnD1956</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Zonda, you had found the car in the Want Ad Digest, online, and sent an e-mail to the Chapter members. And this car was sitting within 10 miles of Dick Andrew's summer place in the Adirondacks... </div></div>

    RIIIIGHT now I remember. Wow. Ummmm that's...bad. blush.gif My mom would chew me out for that! "youre not allowed to forget anything yet!" Haha

  8. Try as I might I can't find the thread it was first brought up in!!! Can't belive it. I kinda wanted to go back and see, I forgot how it all played out. And it would have said what engine it had. I think it was on craigslist...ad is probably taken down by now. Oh well.

  9. Wow. That's nuts. A '32 Packard. A man near me owned a 32, I'm not sure if he sold it or not, I think he was going to. It was a vicky coupe, and I saw it in his garage once. What a sight, couldnt believe I was standing next to the thing.

    I got no advice haha I just know if I could get my hands on something like that and I could afford it but it would be iffy I'd want nothing more than to grab it up put it together and just drive it as-is JUST to be able to roll into the cruises and the Friday and Saturday night late-night die-hard hot-rod/old-school-guys-that-streetrace hangout at a McDonald's aka "the lot", with a 1932 Packard 902. Awesome that you have that oppurtunity. That in itself is some luck! At the very least you could say you had the chance!

  10. Well that's awesome. Congratulations to her. Didn't even know.

    On a side note....if anyone has seen the interior of a '38 you know that each door's woodgrained garnish molding around the window, has a (made out of "bakelite" I think?) small rectangular trim piece in the middle of the bottom of the molding, as in below the glass itself. It's about 3 inches long, half an inch tall. Has a metal piece in the middle and veritcal bars painted on it. SIX of these went about a day ago......for well over $350!!!!!

    Never thought I'd be so thankful to have an almost complete car! LOL

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