Johnnya101

Help recommend a car for a 17 year old?

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5 hours ago, JACK M said:

I think next time I get interested in some specific car I am going to leak that info to Auburnseeker.

I like looking for cars for sale.  I see lots of deals but my pockets are shallow especially building the warehouse to store the collection I'll never be able to afford to buy,  so I get to live a little of my dream through someone else. ;)

 

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Grog 

over here , UK 

MGTD and small triumphs ,  as mentioned made popular by your WW 2 troops , who drove them over here, liked them and took them back and created a market.

Remembrance Day here today , so God bless them all 

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The 65 Skylark being talked about right now in the forum would be a great driver.

 

 

owner wants a good deal more then the OPs budget....................

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Johnnya101,

 

 Whatever you do, make sure to see the title before putting down any money. Make sure that the name of the owner on the title is the same as the person selling it. Don"t be shy when you ask to see his identification. If the sellers signature does not match the titled owners signature, he still owns it!

NEVER BUY A CAR WITHOUT A GOOD TITLE! 

 

 ANOTHER PROBLEM IS TITLE SKIPPING. THAT IS WHEN THE CAR IS SOLD MULTIPLE TIMES WITHOUT BEING RETITLED.

 THE REGISTRY MAY DEMAND SALES TAX AND PENALTY FOR EACH SALE.

 Caps are intended as it is a very important issue.

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While this is great advise for a newbie- I prefer to buy a car wo a title. Have gotten some fantastic deals because of this and never, never had a problem.......................! all depends on your temperament and knowledge.

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Take a look here:  http://p15-d24.com/forum/

 

The support and parts are great.  The cars are cheap, the parts are cheap, and they will run forever.  The only thing you need to modify is the master cylinder which should really be converted to dual.

 

I might even get one of these for my self one day. My dad bought me a 49 Special Deluxe 2 door coupe as a kid and he was a genius.  It was a tank, wouldn't go very fast, and forced me to work my butt off so I could buy my own GTO.

 

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On ‎11‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 1:11 PM, Johnnya101 said:

Hello folks,

As the title says, I'm a 17 year old. I've been interested in antiques for many years, and over the past couple have started to get into cars. I built a 1927 T speedster over the past winter as a learning experience, and am now (or soon will be) ready to upgrade.

 

I do have an actual daily driver. But I am looking for something to drive a lot during the warmer months (New England). I'd like something that has plenty of parts or support for (especially easy to find sized tires and stuff like that) I do not mind things like no radio, no power anything, low max speed, stuff like that. I would want something that can be found for around $6000 and below, that can be found in general good or driver condition, nothing showroom, but nothing with rust holes and mice eaten interior either. Really don't want to go broke finding parts and buying the thing pretty much.

 

I love model As, but will never find one that doesn't need an interior and new paint job at my budget.

 

I love styles of all years. I've been seeing stuff like a falcon of a valiant that matches my criteria, but I'd love something that's more 50s style (or even earlier).

 

Do any of you have any recommendations for someone like me?

 

Thank you for any help provided, I greatly appreciate it.

 

One of the easiest cars to work on, my record for pulling a engine to replace a clutch when I worked for a dealer was 7 1/2 minutes. Where parts are still readily available NOS and new, Where I can go to the internet and buy NEW all the engine parts new including the block ( engine case ) and body parts, transaxle, wiring all electrical components, glass rubber, etc. etc. etc. a car that gets 30mpg+. 

 A car that can go almost anywhere, any terrain hot or cold, North Africa to Antarctica, a car that will float, a car that is so well built and tight that you must roll the window down to close the door. A car that was so rugged and popular that 21,529,464 were made. And speaking of made.

 It's native to Germany in Five factories , but also was built in Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand.

 Designed by Dr. F. Porsche, The World Champion VW Air cooled Beetle.          

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There was a very nice 50 Chrysler sedan for sale last year that finally got down to 6G before I stopped seeing it advertised in the Northeast.  The upholstery wasn't quite correct,  but still looked decent and period,  but the chrome, paint and under the hood were amazing for a 6G car and it was road ready.  It had an older restoration which is why I think it was so nice and somebody dumped alot of money into it.  Would have been a good one to follow up on if it was still around. I have been looking for a 40's to early 50's Mopar to throw your way,  but haven't found hat I thought were worthy candidates.  One of my first old cars was a 49 Deluxe club coupe.  That was around 1995? I drove it every day for a summer rain or shine,  unless i wanted to really get out and roll,  then I drove the 56 Olds I only used on nice days. I eventually sold it,  A few years later ended up with a 36 Plymouth coupe that I drove a little on nice days,  but I didn't get that up and going until early October as it needed a bunch of engine work,  then sold that over the winter to buy a different car.  A few years later ended up with a 35 Chrysler coupe which I drove for a couple of summers and sold to a guy in England,  then came a 36 Chrysler conv't. that I rebuilt everything mechanically and drove a little sold that off when we bought the new house, at the same time I picked up a 48 Plymouth Conv't which I did a full mechanical rehab on as well plus all new chrome.  I drove that alot for about 2 years,  then sold that off as well.  No Mopars now,  but they usually do represent good value and durability.   One thing to remember as someone else once stated,  those 6's will run and run fairly well until they are finally about shot,  then they give out, so be sure the engine is in good shape and not on the verge of being shot.  My chrysler was so worn out when I got it,  that the piston rings looked like pebbled on a beach,  when I dumped all the pieces off of the pistons,  which had a crazy side gap to the rings as the worn ring pieces actually heavily vee'd the ring grooves,  requiring all new pistons for the rebuild.  Forutnately the cylinders must have been pretty hard as they showed farily normal wear without too crazy of a ridge. 

What years do you like best so maybe I can concentrate more that way when searching? 

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My first car - July 1979 (age 14) - drove it 80K miles (rebuilt everything 1-2-3 plus times) though cosmetically an HPOF car .  1941 Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood

 

Photo was taken in 2015 - my last drive prior to it getting picked up to go to Arlington, VA.

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I'm not even looking (er, shouldn't be looking) for a car, and this thread has me wanting to!

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I'm not even looking (er, shouldn't be looking) for a car, and this thread has me wanting to!

 

 

GO ON! DO IT! YOU DESERVE IT!

ONLY LIVE ONCE..............................................

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You are getting a lot of good suggestions.  On line Hemmings is only around $12 and can be a good source.  Don't rush the hunt it is a lot of fun and you will meet the nicest people.  The right car will talk to you.

 

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I like the Ford Falcons, all the same parts as Mustang, most engine parts available at NAPA.  Nice ones can be found under 6K, a six will get 30 mpg easy, cruse at 70 mph all day long.  Take your time looking, lots of great cars out there.

 

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Two things rarely interested me:

 

1. A girlfriend my Mother picked out.

 

2. A car some told me I should buy.

 

I never had one and I sold a couple of the other. You just have to figure out which.

Bernie

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Well he was looking for suggestions and when you are in the price range he is looking,  your choices may be a bit limited,  especially the older the iron you are interested in.  I only suggest cars that I would consider buying myself if i had the money and was looking in that price range. 

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On 11/11/2018 at 2:34 PM, Curti said:

When was that pix taken John ?  

Photo was taken in 2015 - my last drive prior to it getting picked up to go to Arlington, VA.

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That Stude,  Though on my somewhat local craigslist is actually out near Rochester over 4 hours away.  I would head for the Desoto first. 

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