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Left to right : My '21 Chevy 490 with period gas pump ; our '25 Buick Standard Six Four Passenger coupe, and a rare sight- a pair of '40 Packard 110 coupes. My blue business coupe is on the left.



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1954 Cadillac Series 62 - Used by Cadillac Dealer's wife for first 25 years, and in a private Colorado collection for next 30 years,

now AACA DPC, shown, and driven on multiple tours, and driven 10,000 miles in a 3-month period from New Orleans to judge at Palm Springs, then on to the Los Angeles Museums and our family, up the Pacific Coast Highway to an AACA Divisional Tour at Yosemite, and on to Portland, Vancouver, back to judge at Auburn, tour at Gettysburg, drive to Minneapolis, and the Grand National at Independence, Missouri.

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1941 Cadillac cabriolet, delivered originally to the Biltmore in Asheville, NC as a divorce gift from "Miss" Cornelia Vanderbilt to her husband John.

Classic Car Club of America National 1st Place - Touring at Ohio mini-CARavan

Driven 2,000 miles to, on, and from Glidden Tour in Twin Falls, Idaho, as well as dozens of other AACA CCCA and VMCCA Tours.

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1930 Packard 733 7-Passenger Dual Windshield Touring - AACA Senior & First Preservation - delivered via Paris to Monaco, as suggested to the royal family, eventually acquired by the Abba Kogan collection, and repatriated by the Dragones in 2002 - We have driven and shown at AACA Meets and Tours 

1930 Packard at louisville 75th Anniversary Meet 006.jpg


1937 Buick Roadmaster Phaeton 80C - Delivered to New York City as Parade Car for Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Unrestored - now 13,xxx miles, AACA HPOF & HPOF ORIGINAL, driven on many AACA and Glidden Tours

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1937 Buick on 2010 Founders tour 002.jpg


1915 Hudson SIX-40 7-Passenger Phaeton, AACA Senior, First Preservation during Fred Long ownership, Driven on recent AACA Reliability Tours




1965 Corvair Monza convertible, 4-speed, 23,xxx miles, AACA DPC




1912 Oakland Model 30 Touring - regrettably no longer ours, but was our first Brass-era tourer




1988 Corvette convertible, still One-Family since new, AACA Senior & Repeat Preservation, Unrestored and tour-driven - 145,xxx miles,

Bought new by my cousin, and never spent a night out of doors except when on tour, or driven to Jay Leno's garage in Burbank, CA



1963 Impala Convertible on AACA Founders Tour - Valley Forge, PA, passed to new owner-

with grandson who is now in Grad School and a Graduate Teaching Assistant



1927 Chevy Capitol AA Roadster - now belongs to local friends - driven on many AACA, VCCA, and VMCCA tours





Chicago Bulls mascot with our 1941 Cadillac in New Orleans



Chicago Bulls Mascot took this photo at Jackson Square, New Orleans



1914 Buick B-37 Touring - now in collection of another friend in Texas,

Shown and driven on many AACA Tours



Corvair Monza heading out for a local CORSA meeting, Jambalaya, Burgers, Brats, and Corvair fellowship





AACA personalized antique license plate on “former Fred Long” 1915 Hudson




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 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS that I purchased new off the showroom floor.

 1969 Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupe that I purchased in 2004 with 4000 original miles.

 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 that's currently under restoration. ( purchased in 2015 )

 1969 Chevrolet Bel Air that was purchased early this year.....   13,000 original miles.





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a) 8 speeds over and under is easy. Think if the AMC twin E stick was a four speed. What I don't understand is with modern 1800 to 6500 rpm at 90% of max torque is why 8 or 12 speeds ?

b) I prefer what I can do with them (sig photo full size at the top of third)




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15 minutes ago, Fossil said:

I like stick shifts but I don't know if I could do 8 speeds.  I'd probably have to stop and rest my shoulder after #6. 

A dual clutch trans has no clutch pedal. Basically two concentric clutch packs with one linked to 1,3,5,7 and the other on 2,4,6,8.  So it can do clutch to clutch shifts with no torque interupt, either manually (using paddles on the backside of the steering wheel) or just let it shift automatically. Shifts are accomplished in 100 milliseconds.


11 minutes ago, padgett said:

What I don't understand is with modern 1800 to 6500 rpm at 90% of max torque is why 8 or 12 speeds ?

The 8 speeds allow you to keep the engine in the range of peak efficiency or peak power for a longer period of time.


It's a crazy fast and fun car to drive. 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and 1/4 mile in 11.2.  A bit slower than a Tesla Model S but it sounds a hell of a lot better and corners like a slot car. The three really cool cars are mine, the Vette was on loan for a week or so but made for a fun photo.


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9 hours ago, nick8086 said:

Dad bought the car in 1968.. Still in the family..



So, that would be a 1953 Kaiser Golden Dragon ???


Our former 1952 Kaiser Manhattan was an excellent driver-quality car, eventually presented for sale at the Petit Jean Mountain Swap Meet - sold and delivered to a fellow in Mena, Arkansas

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Dad bought this 1951 Nash Canadian Statesman in 1968 with 49,000 miles showing and with only one winters driving.



Still have it today, original paint, original upholstery showing 99,700 miles. (No winter driving either.)



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