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michel88

Do you have a collector car older than you?

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If it's newer than me, or I can remember it being a new car on the road, it can never be an "antique" or "collectible" in my mind... :rolleyes:

I have always been fascinated by Brass & Nickel-era cars, and have grown to like most cars of the 1930's and '40s...

My interest starts to fade after about 1955 or so.

I was born in 1967; when I started driving, my first car was a tired 1962 Falcon (23 years old at the time), and I kept working at getting older and older iron for daily drivers...

Have worked my way back to a '28 Ford thus far... would like to get into a Brass or Nickel car while we still have gasoline to run them with...

I have never had much interest in cars of "my" lifetime... VERY few ( if any) have tickled my fancy.

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Not at present, however, born in 1963; have had a handful:

1930 Model A Ford Tudor Sedan

1939 Chevrolet Four Door Sedan

1939 Packard Four Door Sedan

1941 Plymouth Two Door Sedan

1948 Chevrolet Business Coupe

1956 Chevrolet 210 Two Door Sedan

All were in original or restored to original condition; no hot rods. I have a list of post 1963 collectible cars as well - I like certain cars from just about all eras.

Currently interested in a handful of cars, all but one were born before me...

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I have read this entire thread with considerable interest. I too have a collection of cars, all of which are older than I am. I have almost no interest in cars that were popular when I was a kid, nor most of the cars that were one generation ahead of them. The one notable exception is the 1961-67 Lincolns. Personally, I am a 1964 model. My cars are a 1911 Ford Model T, a pair of 1926 Ford Model T's and a pair of 1929 Franklin 137's. I am negotiating on a 1962 Lincoln Convertible, which completes my collection...for now!

Eric

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The ones older than me are;

1920 Willys Overland touring - Dad bought in 1967, I finally got to drive in 1978

1928 Overland Whippet cabriolet - Dad began restoring (resurrecting a basket case) in 1968

1951 Nash Canadian Statesman - Dad bought in 1969

1952 Ford F1 pickup - I bought locally in 1999

All are with original running drive trains (no modifications) and enjoy as many back roads as I can find.

Me, I'm a 55 model.

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I was born in 1936. My collector cars, from newest to oldest, are:

1913 Ford Model T runabout

1912 Buick Model 35 touring

1911 Stanley Model 63 toy tonneau

1907 Cadillac Model K runabout

Yes, I like pre-war cars. I just pick an earlier war.

Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ

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I was wondering if many forum members have collector cars older than they are, and the reasons they have them. I have a 1940 Buick Roadmaster Coupe that was built before I was born (1944). The reason I have interest is probably because my Dad bought a new 1940 Buick Super Coupe. Being a frugal and practical man he kept it until 1951, so I have happy childhood memories of it. I hope older cars are still being collected by future generations.

I am a 1980 model and I own a 1955 Nash Metropolitan that I am going to restore. I've always loved cars, especially old ones. They have a certain style and class that is missing from modern cars. A little off topic, but, my love of cars lead me to get my AAS in Automotive Technology and I currently work for an classic car engine rebuilder in Seattle, WA.

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i'm from 1964, cars 1910, 1930, 1932, motorcycles 1919, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1948 the youngest Indian Big chief. I like the old stuf because its easy to repair, no need of verry special tools.

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My 1939 Buick is way older than me....by 37 years. The older the car the better in my opinion. The styling is unmatched.

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My RHD Dodge Brothers (opposite) is 1926 and my Austin Swallow saloon (sedan) is 1930. At 57 I have been interested in old cars for over 50 years. My interest was sparked by a childhood visit to what is now our National Motor Museum (originally the Montague Motor Museum) at Beaulieu, Hampshire, England. The museum owner, Lord Montague - whose father had been a pioneer motorist - allowed me to sit behind the wheel of the 1930 "Golden Arrow" the famous world land speed speed record car.

I was also influenced by the film "Genevive" which followed the adventures of two couples taking part in the London to Brighton veteran car run and was largely responsible for generating the public appetite for old cars. My hope has always been to take part in the Brighton run myself. One day my dream will come true.

Ray.

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Dude I was born in 1963. I have a 1949 Plymouth p18. I traded a really nice 1969 Buick Wildcat Conv. I owned and restored for 20 years, for a beat up plymouth, at a car show even up. EVERYONE TOLD ME I WAS INSANE CAUSE MY BUICK WAS WORTH MORE THAN DOUBLE. I can't explain it. Something about three on the tree gives me flashbacks to my Pop. I read recently that even Snoop Dogg has a '48 Dodge for similiar reasons.

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