My Bucket List car.

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Re: My Bucket List car.

Post by titrisol » Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:38 am

Congrats!!!
that is a nice car
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Re: My Bucket List car.

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:14 pm

GrahamS wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:45 am
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A wonderful bucket list item to have, Graham. Congrats on your dream car! I bought my bucket list car many years ago, a 1973 Ford LTD. It was because my grandfather owned one, and I always wanted to get one like it. Well, they weren't really as finely built as a Jaguar (meant more for the masses, than the discerning driver). Purchased for a wholesale price of $300 as it had an auxiliary fuel tank installed in the trunk that leaked. It was a lovely color of green inside and out and handled like a boat. I drove it until I finally got worried about the possible explosion that would occur if the aux tank ever got hit in a crash. Here is an example of one:

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I never bothered to calculate the milage on that boat. It was a good thing I lived only one state away from home. If I had that here in Virginia it would probably mean four fuel fills before arriving on fumes. I was going to have the extra tank removed, but the engine seals started going bad, so it was time to let it go.

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Re: My Bucket List car.

Post by GrahamS » Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:45 am

PFMcFarland wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:14 pm

I never bothered to calculate the milage on that boat. It was a good thing I lived only one state away from home. If I had that here in Virginia it would probably mean four fuel fills before arriving on fumes. I was going to have the extra tank removed, but the engine seals started going bad, so it was time to let it go.

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I have a similar story, but the main character was a Chrysler Valliant Estate. Like this:
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Fuel consumption was measured in gallons per mile and the suspension was made of jello.
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Re: My Bucket List car.

Post by Santiago Montenegro » Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:42 pm

Lovely! One bucket list item I won't ever get, unless a miracle happens, is my own XJ. But I still love them to bits.

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Re: My Bucket List car.

Post by GrahamS » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:24 pm

Santiago Montenegro wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:42 pm
Lovely! One bucket list item I won't ever get, unless a miracle happens, is my own XJ. But I still love them to bits.
Never say never, .......
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