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Old 06-24-2018, 12:51 PM
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Default How much did your old car mean to you????

After getting off active duty in 68 I started searching for the car of my dreams from high school. She was a 1965 Plymouth Belvidere.

One day while driving past an auto dealership I spotted this car WAY in the back of the lot. I knew right away what it is....it was my Plymouth and two hours later I drove her off the lot....

This video shows what a car can mean to someone how had lost it years before..Get your hanky out guys, this is TEAR jerker.

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Sweet ride and thanks for posting ....
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I'd like to have mine back, or a reasonable facsimile - but it has probably long since been scrapped ! this is 50 years ago!

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GWG try this link to see if is what your looking for...


https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ord-Mustang-c4
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My first car was a white 4 door 1969 Dodge Polara. I started working after school for the Houston Post newspaper when I was 12 years old, saved my money and bought it for $600 when I was 16 in 1975.

Can't say I would like to have another one, but it did have a huge back seat!
Looking back, it puts a twinkle in my eye thinking about going to the drive in movies in that big boat with my old girlfriends.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=1969...RVy3pP5DXlASM:

Update-Sorry I forgot to mention the old $300 Mustang I actually bought first. It had a cracked block that the used car lot tried to cover up when they sold it me. I only had it a couple of days and they picked it back up.

My big brother talked them into giving me my money back after he shamed them for taking advantage of a minor

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GWG try this link to see if is what your looking for...


https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ord-Mustang-c4
I couldn't fold myself up enough to get down into one these days, and if I did, I wouldn't be able to get back up and out!

I've pretty much converted to Pickups now. Here is a poem I wrote years ago about some of the Trucks I have owned going back to the 1970s. I've never added any verses the Taco I now romp around in, but it carries the point:

Trucks

Old truck, grey truck, two-wheel drive:
Bonkity-Bonk, Bonkity-Bonk,
Rattle-Rattle, Rattle-Rattle,
Rip and Roar, Screech and Stop!
Old Grey Ghost--hopped up Chevy!

Rolling through the Mountains,
Whipping past the Pine Trees,
Kicking high the black Mud,
Spraying up the powdered Snow,
Skulking near the Trout Stream,
Bringing home the Buck Horns--

Part of my Soul;
Cause of my Nightmare;
Brunt of my Anger;
Pride of my Joy--

How can I ever--
Think to part from you?

Old truck, Blue truck, four-wheel drive:
Bonkity-Bonk, Bonkity-Bonk
Rattle-Rattle, Rattle-Rattle
Rip and Roar, Screech and Stop!
Old crew-cab Blue Bomber--big as a tank!

Bouncing through the Sagebrush,
Billowing clouds of desert Dust,
Climbing 'mongst the Aspens,
Spiraling high the yellow Leaves,
Plowing through gleaming Drifts,
Chasing after the setting Sun,
Carrying home the tired Tribe--

How can I ever--
Think to part with you?

Old truck, for New truck
Bonkity-Bonk, Bonkity-Bonk,
Rattle-Rattle, Rattle-Rattle,
Rip and Roar, Screech and Stop!
Ford Turbo Diesel - Ormond Tribe Space Shuttle!


Flying down the Freeway
Dragging the Camper Trailer
So fast the tire tread flies off!
Off to hunt the rabbits
Skalking after coyotes
Still bringing home the Buck Horns!
Taking Mystical all around and over the Rockies - -


Old Grey Ghost--
Old Blue Bomber--
Old Ormond Space Shuttle - -
What will come next?
Bonkity-Bonk, Bonkity-Bonk!



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Old 08-20-2018, 11:57 AM
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Here are images of the trucks from the poem:

The Grey Ghost 1974-1982



The Blue Bomber 1982-1994



The Ormond Tribe Space Shuttle 1994-2012

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