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Do you have a collector car older than you?

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What else am I suppose to do with it ?~? Still trying to think of a snappy comeback to throw them a curve !!

Just tell them your planning on putting era tvs in the headrest and then turning it into a birdhouse. That way the birds will have something to watch. I am willing to bet you will get a lot more "Ohs" then you would think. You could make a tally. how many smart people stop as to how many accually believe you.

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What else am I suppose to do with it ?~? Still trying to think of a snappy comeback to throw them a curve !!

Tell them you're hoping the Smithsonian will want it since it was the car Abraham Lincoln rode in during his inauguration. I bet most of them wouldn't even question it.

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One older and two newer.

I am a 1950 model year and the older car is a 1933 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe that I have owned since 1971.

Visit my website at: Bob's Vintage Cars

Vila

1933 Chevrolet

1962 Triumph TR4

1984 BMW 633 CSi

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Let's see.... a 1915 Buick... Yup, sur nuf is older than me by almost half my age. Infact, most of the collectable stuff in my yard is older than me. I just seem to have this incureable diease to save old and rusty iron. The older and rustier, the better. :P I guess I'm just a sick puppy. ;) Dandy Dave!

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Well, when I was 13 years old, in 1964, I bought (uh, my father traded a .22 rifle for) a 1931 Chevrolet....valued at $25 (the cost of the rifle), and it was older than me at that point by 20 years.....

Still have that nice little tudor sedan................

And for some odd reason, it's still older than me by 20 years...

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Nope, my cars are 1971 & 1972 models, I was born in 1950. It's my goal to eventually find a car from my birth year. I really don't want to go any older than that.

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Yep, own two 1965 Buick Riviera's. I was born in 1969. Love the styling, class, and uniqueness of these cars.

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I've never had a "collector car" that wasn't older than I am. I was born in 51 and I did have a 34 Chevy for a few months but I've long lost interest in "new" cars and stick to brass now. I generally feel that cars been going downhill since the invention of the electric starter... That is an exaggeration and if I had the time and energy I would be tempted by many of the early 20s classics that were really big brass cars in disguise.

Like JV, I was born in 1951 and have a 34 Chevy. :D

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Yes, I was born in 1976 and my Riviera was born in 1964.

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Interesting topic - maybe another one should be started asking why you own the cars you do and how and why you acquired them? I've heard it said that most collectors are interested in the generation preceding theirs. So, if you were born in the 40s you would be mostly interested in 30s cars. I think also we tend to be fascinated with history and that would explain our fascination with the earlier cars. For a lot of us, luck enters into the picture as well. In finding a great collector car it's often a matter of good fortune that something just dropped into your lap-right place/right time. That's how I really ended up finding my Model T. The 1912 Triumph motorcycle was an answer to my fascination with early motorcycles while living in Scotland. The GTO was a second child-hood thing celebrating some of the muscle cars I grew up with. The 1935 Morris was another car that just found us. The MGs - we'll you'll have to ask Susan about those - they are hers.

Terry

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Interesting topic - maybe another one should be started asking why you own the cars you do and how and why you acquired them? I've heard it said that most collectors are interested in the generation preceding theirs. So, if you were born in the 40s you would be mostly interested in 30s cars. I think also we tend to be fascinated with history and that would explain our fascination with the earlier cars. For a lot of us, luck enters into the picture as well. In finding a great collector car it's often a matter of good fortune that something just dropped into your lap-right place/right time. That's how I really ended up finding my Model T. The 1912 Triumph motorcycle was an answer to my fascination with early motorcycles while living in Scotland. The GTO was a second child-hood thing celebrating some of the muscle cars I grew up with. The 1935 Morris was another car that just found us. The MGs - we'll you'll have to ask Susan about those - they are hers.

Terry

I don't know about anyone else but I'm just an old soul. The movie Christine is what started my love of cars from the 50s and 60s, I can remember sitting in my third grade class and drawing pictures of '57 Chevys( wich is what I thought Christine was at the time) and has I got older my knowledge of classic cars grew. I chose my Riviera because my dad was always a GM man and my granddad bought nothing but Buicks as far back as I can rember. I wanted a '64 Impala for the longest time but after a while the asking price for even decent project cars started to skyrocket. Then I remembered a '71 Riviera I used to see in my town, but it was bigger than what I really wanted so I started looking at other years of the Riviera and that's when I fell in love with the 1st generation Rivieras. I'd looked for 1st gen Rivis for a while but they were always to far away from where I lived or already restored( I wanted something that I could be proud that I had restored myself). After a while I learned about Craig'slist and looked at a couple close to where a live but never had the money to buy one, I was fortunate enough to see one the was located in Ocala,FL I have family in Orlando which was a couple of hrs away and I had saved a little money up. I still didn't have anywhere near the asking price so I kept looking and the ad expired on it. A couple months later during my daily surfing on Craig'slist the gentle relisted my Rivi again and this time the price was reduced, after and couple of phone calls and emails we agreed on a price that was comfortable for us both and at the time I had a friend that was ready and willing to go check her out. So after a couple of hours driving I meet the owner, checked my future baby out and paid for her right then and there. It took a couple more wks before I got her home but she is home now safe and sound.

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^ An interesting idea for a topic. My wife's grandfather had a '56 like the one I recently acquired and he also worked on the trim assembly line on these Fords.

This car is just a few years older than me.

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Unlike many other folks, I'm really only interested in pre-war cars older than me. It just doesn't seem like cars from the 50's, 60's, and later (born in 1960) are "antiques" since I saw them as new and used cars as a kid. But that is just me. It also helped that as a kid I was really into the Matchbox of Yesteryear cars and the Corgi Classics series (still have a fairly good collection of those). If I had the $$, would own a brass era car.

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I have the same feeling... Its only early cars - up to perhaps the early 20's, that I find interesting (I was born in '51). I have no nostalgic attachment to cars I remember on the road... I'm not even too interested in those that were old (but still being driven) when I was young. I don't come from a "car rich" environment so didn't grow up around people who were even interested in them, except as an appliance, so I've no 2nd generation enthusiasms. I think the nostalgia element in collecting is probably exaggerated. There are many collectors (not only of cars) that are fascinated by things they could not possibly have seen in every day use...and I've yet to see a decline in brass car prices despite the fact that virtually no one alive today ever saw one in regular use.

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I have a 1951 roadmaster sedan, I was born in 1980 but think I should have been born in the 50's as aim fascinated with that era's cars. The era of opulence and majesty.

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I have a 1951 roadmaster sedan, I was born in 1980 but think I should have been born in the 50's as aim fascinated with that era's cars. The era of opulence and majesty.

Now there is a SMART man!! LOL<.

Ben

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