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Old Feb 10th 2014, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by Scouse Express
The Merseyside Police Force were the only Peeps to have Mk 1 Mexicos, on their Traffic Unit.
They probably nicked them anyway ...

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Old Feb 10th 2014, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Scouse Express
The Merseyside Police Force were the only Peeps to have Mk 1 Mexicos, on their Traffic Unit.
To quote myself........
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Old Feb 10th 2014, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by dakota44
Studebaker actually made some great cars back in the day. Design was way ahead of everyone else. Performance too.
I remember the Studebakers with a really neat design -- but you could not tell if it was coming or going. It seems that Raymond Lowey was given the task of designing the body and they could not tell him the mechanical layout -- so it was designed with the idea that it could be either front or rear engined!

As a kid I really loved the Kaiser Custom 6 Kaiser could make many Liberty Ships and Casablanca Class Carriers ["Kaiser Coffins" or CVE = combustible, vulnerable and expendable]. But no success in cars.
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Originally Posted by lansbury
Thinking of it more as a bit of fun on summer days.
Sounds perfect.

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OMG OMG -- my mother-in-law used to own one of these. I would drive it from time to time. No way, no way I would own one.

Not deterred in the slightest.
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Old Feb 10th 2014, 8:18 am
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We rolled a Mexico on the way back from the pub one night. Up a bank, clipped a tree, and rolled it onto its roof as we came back down onto the road. Five of us inside... All had to go out through the back window.

Pity really. The one and only time we bothered with a designated driver.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
at the XJs comments. Funny 'cos it's true.

Diesel Merc is an unusual but interesting pick.
I drove one a number of years ago. I really liked it, such a solid quality feel, a real cruiser, and as I've driven big American cars for a long time the (lack of) acceleration seemed normal

Plus the SO likes the look of them. Truth be told I do too. And they have a bulletproof rep for reliability.

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Originally Posted by Nutek
We rolled a Mexico on the way back from the pub one night. Up a bank, clipped a tree, and rolled it onto its roof as we came back down onto the road. Five of us inside... All had to go out through the back window.

Pity really. The one and only time we bothered with a designated driver.
and !

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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
The operative words bolded

As mentioned above - I think Aston and I automatically think DB-S. I don't think that's playing within the rules
I'd love a DB4, but don't think they were great to drive.

A mate at uni had a E-Type for a birthday gift and that was nice. Had a Renault 5 GT type rocket as a day runner though because he couldn't afford the petrol on the Jag...yes, his folks got him an expensive toy, but not an allowance to use it more than when he visited them on the weekends
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky
I remember the Studebakers with a really neat design -- but you could not tell if it was coming or going. It seems that Raymond Lowey was given the task of designing the body and they could not tell him the mechanical layout -- so it was designed with the idea that it could be either front or rear engined!

As a kid I really loved the Kaiser Custom 6 Kaiser could make many Liberty Ships and Casablanca Class Carriers ["Kaiser Coffins" or CVE = combustible, vulnerable and expendable]. But no success in cars.
Kind of liked this effort by kaiser. The Darrin. Some other pics here. Sweet car. https://www.google.com/search?q=kais...=1712&bih=1023
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Old Feb 10th 2014, 2:07 pm
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When in L.A. go visit the Metropolitan Pit Stop Museum
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky
When in L.A. go visit the Metropolitan Pit Stop Museum
Nash...had a Nash Rambler 'lay down' wagon once. neat car in a way.
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I just bought my dad a great book for his upcoming birthday - thought you guys might appreciate it (although it's a bit pricier and longer delivery in the US!):

http://www.amazon.com/Top-Gear-Dad-H...d+one+of+those

At least it has the "Look Inside" option. FWIW, my dad was "Techno Dad"!!

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I just bought my dad a great book for his upcoming birthday - thought you guys might appreciate it (although it's a bit pricier and longer delivery in the US!). ....
It's more likely that my dad had one, or more, cars featured in this book.
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I just bought my dad a great book for his upcoming birthday - thought you guys might appreciate it (although it's a bit pricier and longer delivery in the US!):

http://www.amazon.com/Top-Gear-Dad-H...d+one+of+those

At least it has the "Look Inside" option. FWIW, my dad was "Techno Dad"!!
Added to my wish list.

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It's more likely that my dad had one, or more, cars featured in this book.
Mine too.
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Old Feb 11th 2014, 12:18 am
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I grew up in the back of a 73 Satellite wagon. Boy did it rust.

Originally Posted by dakota44
It still has that effect on people. Do you know that when Studebaker ceased all car production, a former dealer bought all the rights and materials from Studebaker and kept building the Avanti as a specialty car, selling maybe a few hundred a year. Ultimately the guy died and someone else, an avid fan and owner of an Avanti, bought the company and continued building and selling them, went broke I think. Then another bought it, similar story. Studebaker went out of production in the mid 60's or so and the Avanti survived, one way or another, into the early 90's. That's love of a car.
Sounds a bit like TVR

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