What Are Your Favorite Car Years?

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I’m an old school guy, I guess?!? So I like late 1940s- early 1950’s body styling. My dream car is a fast back from that era. Preferably a Chevy Fleetline, stock or souped, and if it was stock, I’d have to soup it up anyway. What are your thoughts?

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We sponsored a Car Show three days ago. Had 82 unbelievably beautiful cars. Neat event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.
I don’t enter any of my cars in shows. I don’t want them to get an attitude.

To me, a great car sits just two people in love ... and is way too small to help a bud move furniture cross town in the middle of the night.

Here’s two of my favorites.


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Well we just had Monterey Car Week here and I was fortunate enough to attend the Porsche party, Exotics on Broadway (got to meet Mr. Humberto Pagani!), previewed the Bugatti showcase, and the P.B. Concours D'Elegance (and Ferrari party!!!).........so it's hard to say.

I love 50's-60's Ferraris, pretty much any Porsche 911, and I love GT Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. I appreciate the styling and art deco of older cars from the 30's/40's and saw amazing Duesenbergs, Packards, etc. - real gangster cars! I also like old Bugattis better than new (my kid loves the Veyron!).

Since I am huge car guy, I love all Ferrari, vintage Lambo and vintage 'Stangs.

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Well we just had Monterey Car Week here and I was fortunate enough to attend the Porsche party, Exotics on Broadway (got to meet Mr. Humberto Pagani!), previewed the Bugatti showcase, and the P.B. Concours D'Elegance (and Ferrari party!!!).........so it's hard to say.

I love 50's-60's Ferraris, pretty much any Porsche 911, and I love GT Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. I appreciate the styling and art deco of older cars from the 30's/40's and saw amazing Duesenbergs, Packards, etc. - real gangster cars! I also like old Bugattis better than new (my kid loves the Veyron!).

Since I am huge car guy, I love all Ferrari, vintage Lambo and vintage 'Stangs.

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Wow! Love that last pic! ( Number 3). Im a sucker for roadsters too!
 

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We sponsored a Car Show three days ago. Had 82 unbelievably beautiful cars. Neat event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.
I don’t enter any of my cars in shows. I don’t want them to get an attitude.

To me, a great car sits just two people in love ... and is way too small to help a bud move furniture cross town in the middle of the night.

Here’s two of my favorites.


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Very, very cool. Love those old ‘Vettes! The new ones, ah, not so much.
 

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Yeah, those Bugatti roadsters (that was #3 of 3) were pretty darn loud, too!

And note the DW kit on the stage in pic #7 - ironically, I was wearing my DW t-shirt that day. The band and drummer were so-so, but what a sweet view from the stage!
 

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My grandfather owned a Studebaker dealership. Everyone in our family had a Studebaker from my grandfather. This is the first car I can recall my family owned as a child, a 1963 Studebaker Lark. I have family photos of older ones than this. They were cool cars.

 

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My dad opened a car lot- with 600$ loaned from his mother and a string of light bulbs- in 1948.
lasted until 2018.
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In the early fifties in addition to used cars he became thru recommendation of a large Pittsburgh Packard Dealer (say that five times fast) a Certified Packard Service center point for Westmoreland county.

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In was in these years he and a few of his dealer friends made some trips to harrisburg to open office that could represent independent non-franchised dealers. It was the beginning of the P.I.A.D.A. Pennsylvania Independent Automobile Dealer Association charter member officer 1951 (it led to used cars and used car dealers being warranted and certified to standards


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The 49 Packard Super Deluxe -the one car he kept (until 1976) he kept forever and that's me peeking up outta the seat.
In later years I would detail (sections of) that car. (The grille itself would take half-a day.)



In 1966 he took on the Fiat franchise (when everyone else was taking nissan and toyota) and built this building.

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that's where in 1965 (age 9) I began. With (that picture is 1970-71) the used American cars you see there and the new stock Fiats sprinkled around, and the 1963 Studebaker Avanti (had many of those) out front, an attachment to his Packard days . I started working there as mechanic when I was..yeah..

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Fiat pulled out of the USA (1982) and he bought and converted a house into offices and we moved location 1/2 mi away, and returned to all-used cars with an accent on european (and American) iron. (and fiberglass resin)
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Now I'm 63 and my daughter (who turns 29 this year) is in the business elsewhere but in the (car) business nonetheless and has found her niche. Top 5 (depending on month!) salesperson at Bud Smail in Greensburg Pa. She sells (she can sell) about 18 different brands (that not the best pic- she never looks down ; was when she started working there- selling MB (!) She's mostly at the
Mazda- Lincoln store all along that mile in Greensburg, Pa.


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And I on the side played drums all along the way thru it all! lol
 
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I’m an old school guy, I guess?!? So I like late 1940s- early 1950’s body styling. My dream car is a fast back from that era. Preferably a Chevy Fleetline, stock or souped, and if it was stock, I’d have to soup it up anyway. What are your thoughts?

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EGGS ACKLEY !!!! My first car was a 53 chevy...still the car I had the most fun in..and I'm 70 now !!
 

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Considering that today's Camry could outperform most muscle cars of the 70s in the quarter-mile (and in most other performance categories), I'll go with my current 274-horsepower V6 Acura RDX (2014).

For comparison purposes, a 1974 Corvette with the base package made 195 horsepower and the 454-cubic inch upgrade made 270.

 
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