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eddstarr
I love old Lincolns from the 1960's.


Lately the only examples I see today have been "kustomized", with questionable results. It looks like the end of the road for stock 60's Lincolns especially if many have been taken as parts cars.

At least there are a few examples left on YouTube.




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jkatz
You'd like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, I think. No Lincolns (at least not that I can recall), but lots of old, beautiful vehicles get their time in the spotlight.
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eddstarr
jkatz wrote :

You'd like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, I think. No Lincolns (at least not that I can recall), but lots of old, beautiful vehicles get their time in the spotlight.
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Excellent suggestion jkatz. I went to the website and found some fantastic old cars. Nice to see Jerry Seinfeld again. It's fun to let the videos auto-play since ya never know what car is featured next.

I also spent time at Jay Leno's Garage. Jay's aging so fast he's starting to look like me, lol.

Ever seen a Mazda Cosmo?










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I need both of these vehicles. Please deliver them to me ASAP.
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eddstarr
Ya know . . . it has occurred to me that not every car was a fuel hog back in the 70's when I was in high school. There were some cool cars with small engines that you don't see much anymore.

The Saab Sonett III from 1970 to 1974.


One of the guys on my high school track team got a Sonett as a graduation present. Nice power from the Ford V-4 engine because the Sonett was so small and lightweight.






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jkatz
That orange color just screams 1970s. I mean that in a good way, of course.

One of my favorite vintage cars is the Citro├źn DS, as seen here in an Alain Delon movie. It's design is almost too striking in my opinion-when I first saw it, I thought it was specifically built for that movie! I couldn't imagine that something so cool looking was available to the public.
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The star of the 1955 Paris Auto Show, the DS19 quickly became one of the world's most unusual and advanced automobiles - a matter of French national pride, don't ya know.

Citroen had quite a presence in the United States until 1974/1975 when the cost of meeting changing US construction and operation regulations proved problematic for many European automakers.



The DS19 through DS23 were a common site in my hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. But I'm lucky enough to have seen at least two examples of the Citroen DS Safari wagon.




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eddstarr
A 50 year old car is popular enough to make replicas that are good enough to be collectible as well.

There are so few Toyota 2000 GT's around that if you actually see one, it's more than likely a replica.

Built from 1967 to 1970, the 2000 GT is the one car I Never saw on the street, only pictures in magazines.


It's hard to believe that a 50 year old car can look so good in 22' wheels.



The rear is the one aspect of this car that looks dated to me but that's just my opinion.





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shakin steak
I could never get a very old car like many shown here, but the three vehicles I have owned were all from the mid 80s, and I don't like the style of anything newer. Gimme them straight lines, sharp corners, and bench seats.


A 1986 Lincoln Town Car and a 1989 Town Car, which basically look the same.






And a 1986 F-150.




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eddstarr
I agree with you SnS, those boxy cars and trucks from the 80's hold a special place for me. Seems like only yesterday 80's cars were so numerous it was as if they would always be around.

One of my personal favorites was the collaboration of Rover from the United Kingdom teaming up with Honda of Japan to create the Sterling 825 in 1987.

The Sterling 825 was the best looking car since the Toyota Cressida of 1983. With Honda's help, Rover wanted to re-gain a foothold in the USA and Canada by combining British luxury with Japanese build quality.  




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