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  • I am in love...

    ...with a car. :lol:
    Watching Barret Jackson now and a 1957 Desoto Fireflite just went across the auction block.
    It was a 2 dr cpe, went for 65K. Guess I wont be getting one. :lol:
    As a kid my neighbor had a 57' convertible of this car. It sat in the back of their property and was never driven. I always loved and wanted it. When I was old enough to drive and had some $$ I came home to check on the car, maybe buy it...they had JUST had it hauled away!
    It was just like the one at the bottom.






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    Originally posted by metalman View Post
    ...with a car. :lol:
    Watching Barret Jackson now and a 1957 Desoto Fireflite just went across the auction block.
    It was a 2 dr cpe, went for 65K. Guess I wont be getting one. :lol:
    As a kid my neighbor had a 57' convertible of this car. It sat in the back of their property and was never driven. I always loved and wanted it. When I was old enough to drive and had some $$ I came home to check on the car, maybe buy it...they had JUST had it hauled away!
    It was just like the one at the bottom.







    Been watching the auction myself. We need to stop, it is not good for our health.
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    • #3
      I can appreciate them but the appeal of those kind of cars passes me by. They're extravagant and cool but I've always been a fan of the smaller slicker cars from Italy and Britain during those years.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lance View Post
        Been watching the auction myself. We need to stop, it is not good for our health.
        :lol: Yeah...I think youre right.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com View Post
          I can appreciate them but the appeal of those kind of cars passes me by. They're extravagant and cool but I've always been a fan of the smaller slicker cars from Italy and Britain during those years.
          Same here.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com View Post
            I can appreciate them but the appeal of those kind of cars passes me by. They're extravagant and cool but I've always been a fan of the smaller slicker cars from Italy and Britain during those years.
            Well being youre from Britain thats quite understandable. :)
            I grew up riding in the back seats of these kind of cars....and driving them. My grandfather had a 57 Dodge powered by a hemi (very similar to the 57 Desoto) and riding with him and hearing the rumble of the dual exhaust behind us as he throttled it to speed was ingrained into me. I love the extravagant and Jetson like styling cues and wings found on cars from 1957-1960. Ad a 400hp+ big block or hemi and mmmmmm. Theyre truly a one of a kind in automotive history.
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            • #7
              Now while this is appealing...



              I have to say, for the same decade, this



              this



              and especially this

              , in addition to the Desoto already shown, make me happy.
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              • #8
                1955 Chrysler introduces the legendary 300 as America's most powerful stock car.
                1955 Chrysler 300 with dual four-barrel 331 c.i.d. HEMI is first production car to make 300hp.
                1955 A Carl Kiekhaefer-prepared Chrysler 300 wins at Daytona Beach with Tim Flock driving.
                and....
                1956 Chrysler 300B sets World Passenger Car speed record at Daytona Beach - 133.9 mph.

                The 55/56 Chrysler's were ahead of their time.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by metalman View Post
                  :lol: Yeah...I think youre right.
                  It's making me sick that I sold my 67 Corvette about 15 years ago!!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lance View Post
                    It's making me sick that I sold my 67 Corvette about 15 years ago!!
                    Haha..I know that feeling.
                    Passing up a 69 427 one owner Vette for sale at 3k is depressing me!
                    And...Selling my 'needle in the haystack' 69 Dart GTS 440 about 8-9 yrs ago is totally depressing. Ah well...cant take it with ya. :lol:
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                    • #11
                      speaking of old cars, my dad recently (last 3 days) brought the 66 chevelle out of its trailer and i got to romp around in it. it was quite fun. 4-speed on the floor + 500+hp + economy tires off a 71 nova = no tread left after spinning all 4 gears
                      "keep drifting fun......or else..." --Andy Sapp

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