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How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

Post by MichaelPawelek » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:03 pm

1931 Slant Windshield 4 Door Sedan......31 Years
1919 Model T Touring.......24 Years

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Post by Raoul von S. » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:10 pm

I have owned PARTS for mine for over 50 years ... the purple headlight lenses, other rusty tidbits,
but it took until 5 or so years ago to actually buy the vehicle to put them on, even though it was the
reason I saved the parts. I am a little slow that way ... 😜
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:22 pm

1930 Model A Tudor 1962-1978
1925 Touring 1964 -1999-Tudor 2001-present (Same chassis)
1920 Speedster 1965-present
1923 White YPC wrecker 1966, restored as Bus 1980-1998 and driven to present 10,000 miles and 3,000 passengers
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1907 Buick model G Turtle Back 2003 to present
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1914 Touring 2017 to present
Gosh, I need to cut back.
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Post by DLodge » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:28 pm

1936 Austin Ten Sherborne - 45 years
1924 Model T Ford Touring - 23 years

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Post by HPetrino » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:41 pm

I've "owned" it since 2001. However, I claim rights since my first ride in it, which was when I was one year old in 1948. Or, I could date it as of the first time I drove it in 1957, when I killed the engine and got "the look" from my grandfather....


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Post by modernbeat » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:55 pm

Two weeks.

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Post by dunoon » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:19 pm

I bought my 1926 Model T coupe when I was 15 years old in 1962, I drove it for my driving test to get my drivers license, drove in high school. Was going to going the Navy in late 65, didn't really have a place to store it so took it completely apart and stored the pieces in my folks garage. When they moved in 78 brought it down to Va Beach started working on it a little (had the engine rebuilt) then in 84, moved it to the mans of Va where it has sat for over 30 years decided a couple years ago to fix it up and get it going , so I can get some enjoyment from it before I die and show m son how to drive it as he's going to get when I'm gone. Right now I'm working on the chassis the body is completely done. A guy 1/4 mile up the road restores MOPAR Mussle Car and known as the best East of the Mississippi. So he finished it this summer, I told him not to get crazy, I'll have way more in that car than it's worth but it's the senemital value. So I guess the answer is 57 years and counting.


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Post by JBS » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:31 pm

MY 1925 BOUGHJT SEPTEMBER 1957 61 YEARS AGO
MY 1913 FORD BOUGHT MARCH 15, 1959
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Post by Tmodelt » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm

I received my speedster from my grandfather in 1968. At that point in time it had a cut down touring body and wooden box. Wish that I still had that body!


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Post by KeithG » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:36 pm

'27 Fordor since 1964
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Post by VowellArt » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:48 pm

I've had other cars over the years, V8, Model A and a 1941 Packard 110 Sedan, they're all gone now.
I kept the car I began with...the 1922 Touring that I've had since 1978, and I really don't have any intentions of getting any other cars, unless it is a Murray bodied Model A Town Car. :)
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Post by baltrusch » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:25 pm

I found a 1918 Ford touring with half the body gone in 1963 when I was 14 and the guy wanted $150. Dad and I each came up with $75 and went to get it. The seller told me it had been sold, and I told him I thought we had a deal for $150. Early life lesson 1 - it ain't yours till you put money down. The seller called a few days later to tell me that he car was again available. Lesson #2 - Money talks. I found later that he had made a deal with a guy for $100 and backed out of that to take my $150 - a 50% increase! I rebuilt the car in high school and still have it, along with a 22 Center Door (3 years) and a speedster under construction.


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Post by Colin Mavins » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:02 pm

Mr Strube Can you tell me about the wheels on your Model T's I have never seen anything like these Cheers Colin


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Post by Allen Banks » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:50 pm

Been in the family for about 62 years.
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Post by Altair » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:22 pm

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This was on my sons wedding day, I delivered the bride and her party in it, I have owned it for 60 years and the third owner. It does need some work though.


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Post by Original Smith » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:43 pm

How about 60 years? I used to know how to attach a photo with the old forum, but don't see any way to do it with this one!

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Post by Jugster » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:53 pm

Bought mine in 2010, a year after I'd watched Katie Fleming and her "Katie Across the Nation Adventure" and knew I had to have one. Truth is I'd wanted one most of my life, but that just tipped the scales for me.
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Post by Jeff5015 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:10 pm

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My 1916 Touring... 71 days.
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Post by JP_noonan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:55 pm

I still consider myself a newbie to the hobby, although its been almost 5 years. :shock:
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Post by david_dewey » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:11 am

Ma Green,('30 A sport coupe) 52 years
'16 Touring 22 years
Forget the dates for the rest!
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Post by Mark Nunn » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:54 am

I've had my '26 for a little over one year but she's been in the family at least since 1935 when Katie, my grandmother's sister, and Elmer owned her.
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Post by Doug » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:32 am

We have had our 1926 Fordor since 2005.
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Post by geezert » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:43 am

My 1923 Coupe was bought new by my great uncle, so i got it in the late 60's

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Post by john in kzoo » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57 am

Our '15 touring has been in the family since new. Bought in Blanchard Michigan by my GG Grandfather Thomas Hill in July of 1915
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Post by Original Smith » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:27 am

Here is the photo I couldn't add yesterday. I bought the car in 1961. I was used as a farm vehicle until 1940. I was 18 when I bought it. It took me four years to restore it before going on active duty in the Navy. I still own the car with over 55,000 miles, and one broken crankshaft. I just went on a 550 mile tour with it last summer. It is also pictured in Bruce McCalley's black book.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:59 am

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I guess my 1968 beetle now qualifies as old iron. It's the only car I ever bought new.

My first T is a 26 RP project I bought about 25 years ago. It's scattered around in the barn awaiting the day when I have time for it.



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Post by ModelT46 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:19 pm

1910 T Touring 72 years
1931 Model A Pickup 50 years
1931 Model A Standard Roadster 43 years


I have decided to keep them.

Darel see you all at Checkasha FL 7 & 8 will have some nice stuff.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:22 pm

I think Darel is the winner here.
When did I do that?


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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:57 pm

:lol: Maybe a fair question would be, "How long has your old iron owned YOU ? " :lol:
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Post by DLodge » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:59 pm

Rich Eagle wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:22 pm
I think Darel is the winner here.
Yeah, but he got a head start on the rest of us! :D

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:27 pm

I think my dad bought my car in the 50s and had it driveable about 58-59.
Mom has dementia and bro and sis are not positive. I believe he did the upholstery on the seats about 62-62.
I was born in 64. I tinkered for the last 15 years, but actually took possession last summer and gave it a good refresher.

OT, I've had my 73 Gran Torino since 1985.
And I can't seem to find a picture :roll:
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:48 pm

Well, I hate to embarrass Darel again but when I was a kid we read Hemmings Motor news and J. C. Whitney like some kids read Batman and Superman. Darel was one of my heroes being on the back cover of HMN. I was ecstatic when I saw him here on the forum.
Well, maybe it takes more to impress the rest of you.
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Post by David N » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:29 pm

I've had the '54 Cadillac Coupe de Ville 39 years, '50 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible about 3 years and 1915 Touring about 2 years.
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Post by MichaelPawelek » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:26 pm

David N wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:29 pm
I've had the '54 Cadillac Coupe de Ville 39 years, '50 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible about 3 years and 1915 Touring about 2 years.
David, Why isn’t your Model T painted yellow? :)

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Post by Will_Vanderburg » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:45 pm

Owned mine for 23 years so far...

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Post by Roar_Sand » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:27 pm

Since 1957. I'd add a picture of 1926 Touring, #12987766, if I could figure out how.

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Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:49 pm

I bought my first old iron when I went to work for JC Penney's! (had to keep my shirts pressed) :lol:
My 21 in 2009
My 25 in 2017
and the 48 F2 has been in the family from new but I have had it about 3-4 years. Every car or truck I have had has been old iron and that would be a long list.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Post by HalSched » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:18 am

[image][/image]I retrieved my 23 runabout from a rock pile in Hamburg, Wisconsin, in 1945. I guess that makes it 74 years ago. I wore it out when I was a kid so I brought it home to Sacramento and revived it. It runs great!
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Post by Erik Johnson » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:11 am

More Darel Leipold for Richard Eagle....

Darel and my father attended Minneapolis Washburn High School. They were in the same homeroom - the "Sound Crew" which served as both the A/V and stage crew.

Darel and my dad are standing next to each other (back row, second and third from left) in this 1949 Washburn "Wahian" yearbook page. My dad was a senior (he graduated in 1949 at age 17). Darel was a junior.

Darel bought his first Model T in 1946 (the 1910 touring that he still owns) but my dad didn't buy his first T until 1948.

Second photo is of the same two "Washburn Millers" taken in May 2010, at the 100th birthday party for Darel's Ford touring - my dad left, Darel right.

On a side note: Royce Peterson's dad, Royce D. Peterson, lived near Washburn High School and my dad would occasionally stop by his house on his way home from school. Royce was in his early thirties at the time.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:54 am

It's a small world isn't it. Thanks for the additional information.
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Post by Dennis Prince » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:16 am

I bought my first old iron a 24 Dodge Brothers screen side when I was 14 in 1969 and then the Model A pick up in 1971, I have been driving the A since 1973, Haven't driven since yesterday. I started with T's about 1995
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Post by John Warren » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:43 am

Darel, You must be older than dirt! You probably knew Christ when he was an alter boy! Hahaha, congratulations with the up-most respect. Dad was born in 1932 and still drives his Model T. He had a 27 RPU before mom and him were married. He sold it when I was trying to get it going in 1966,I was 10. My friend now owns it and some day who knows. Dad and I both have Model T's now, but haven't owned them very long. We have a Guy, Harold Mann, in our club that just turned 90, he still drives his T's and is the Guy that keeps the club going. I'm not sure how long he has had Model T's. Wonderful stories, Thanks.
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Post by Tom D » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:06 am

My father got our 1925 Touring in 1952. It has been mine since 1986. About the only thing that you see different in the photo since 1952 are the tires and the top.

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Post by varmint » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:33 pm

I know someone (W.M.) here in Louisiana who drove his grandfather's T in the 1930's as a teen and still has possession of it.
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Post by fbergski » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:21 pm

I took possession of my 16 coupelet July 2012 and titled it finally December 2018 but it's been in our family since 1953. My eleven touring I took ownership July 2016, it also has been in our family since 1953.


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Post by yukonjack » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:04 am

This thread reminds me of how long the generations are in my family...here's what my grandfather, born in 1884, grew up driving. My great grandfather (1836 - 1906) is driving in this photo, taken sometime after 1890 when my great grandfather built the house in the background as a wedding gift for his eldest daughter:
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I was told my grandfather bought and wrecked an Orient Buckboard and then bought a Model T in 1909; and supposedly continued to drive Model Ts until the mid-1940s

My dad and one of his brothers were partners in a small-time building contracting business, another brother did earthwork and demolition, and yet another was a building mover. One of the things they all had in common was the ability to take someone else's worn out equipment and squeeze a couple more jobs out of it...so I grew up working with them and helping to run more than my share of old iron into the ground. When a piece of equipment was completely run out, Dad used to declare: "Its time to jack up the radiator cap and put another machine under it!"

Anyway now that I'm retired I'm playing with my '26 Model T (since 2016), plus (from my own generation) a Deere 420 dozer (since last October), an '89 Dodge Ramcharger (since 2014), and a '94 Harley (since 2013)


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Post by D Stroud » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 am

I still have two TT hubcaps that I bought for my first TT from an add in Hemmings in 1964 as NOS. When I got them, they were very pitted, I was very disapointed. I have kept them since then and had them replated in the mid '90's. That's about as close as I can come other than a few pictures in '64. Been having fun with T's ever since. Dave
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Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

Post by Colin Mavins » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:59 pm

I have owned my T for 2 years but Dad owned it for 56 years before me Dad also owned his 47 Chrysler for 58 years I have owned my 66 Barracuda for 43 years. The 42 Jeep and the 47 Chrysler sedan where cars Dad and I worked on in the last 20 years My Barracuda is under going re- restoration
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Post by Original Smith » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:01 pm

Colin: It's nice to see a '12 with the doors still attached. Good for you!


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Post by ModelT46 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 pm

People come and go, but modelTs seem to be around for ever. Bob Johnson and his son are good friends. I can trust Erik to come up with some good stuff on this forum. I hope that Bob and I are around for a good number years so we can continue to enjoy a our old car hobby.


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Post by ModelT46 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:53 pm

People come and go, but modelTs seem to be around for ever. Bob Johnson and his son are good friends. I can trust Erik to come up with some good stuff on this forum. I hope that Bob and I are around for a good number years so we can continue to enjoy a our old car hobby.


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Post by Roar_Sand » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:24 pm

This is a test to see if i have figured out how to attach photos.
The picture of me backing up the T on a long plank was taken in 1958, my senior year in high school. I had bought the T the previous fall.
My dad bought the VW new in the fall of 1973, and it became mine when he died over 40 years ago.
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Post by RustyFords » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:33 pm

Bought my 54 Ford in 1985 when I was 16. It had very low mileage but I cured that problem by putting over 70K miles on it by the time I retired it after the stateside portion of my stint in the military. It was briefly revived to drive away from my wedding 25 years ago. I revived it recently and am still enjoying it.

My F100 I bought about ten years ago and my Model T two years ago.
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Post by DLodge » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:43 pm

Jack, your profile says you're in New Brunswick. My grandfather was born in North Darby NB in October 1880. His family moved to Charlottetown PEI soon after and that's where he grew up. He did attend Mount Allison, though. He was at Queens in Kingston when he met and married a Kingston girl whose roots were in Ontario. The Lodges were all from the Maritimes, though. The town cemetery in Mapleton NS has more Lodges than I have ever seen in one cemetery. :D

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Post by Mopar_man » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:46 pm

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Post by Alan Long » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:14 am

My Grandmother gave me her 1926 Ute in 1964. She bought it new.
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Post by Bob Johnson » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:48 pm

My Great Grandfather bought this 1928 Pontiac new in 1929, must have got a deal from the dealer to get rid of last years car. later got converted to a flatbed for the farm now I'm the fourth owner in 90 years. Also the '14 T my Dad pulled out a barn that had burned down about 1958 so 60 years on that one. BTW glad to be a new member of the forum.
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Post by RajoRacer » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:03 pm

Glad to see you on board, Bob !

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Post by WayneJ » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:55 pm

I have owned my 1966 Imperial since 1989,
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and my 1971 Imperial since 1999,
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the 1955 Plymouth since 2011,
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Post by yukonjack » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:27 pm

DLodge wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Jack, your profile says you're in New Brunswick. My grandfather was born in North Darby NB in October 1880. His family moved to Charlottetown PEI soon after and that's where he grew up. He did attend Mount Allison, though. He was at Queens in Kingston when he met and married a Kingston girl whose roots were in Ontario. The Lodges were all from the Maritimes, though. The town cemetery in Mapleton NS has more Lodges than I have ever seen in one cemetery. :D
Hi Dick,
I grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, as did both my parents and paternal grandparents; my maternal grandfather was from Eden (Bar Harbor), Maine and maternal grandmother was from Minot, Maine. Cape Elizabeth's claim to fame used to be the longest growing season in Maine due to the ocean influence, but I grew up there during the 50s and 60s when suburbanization was in full swing...they say the last crop on any piece of land is a house. I'm an industrial electrician and worked on the road from 1978 - 1992 for a couple of Maine-based mechanical contractors which did pipeline, bulk oil plant, and industrial boiler work; in that time I was "homeless", covering a triangular-shaped territory with corners at Madawaska, ME, Toledo, OH, and Chesapeake, VA...long story short, I wound up in the Yukon in 2007 when pay rates in the US were dismal and jobs non-existent, and became a New Brunswick resident when I retired in 2013. But my North American roots are in the District of Maine.

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Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

Post by RustyFords » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:00 pm

Wayne...I love your Plymouth. Two-door post cars are my favorite post-war cars. Lots of average people had them. They got used up and thrown away most of the time or sacrificed their fenders, trim, frames, etc to save flashier cars, so there's not a lot of them around.

I get more response, smiles, etc from my current fleet of "everyman's" antique cars then I ever did with my top of the line, flashy cars.
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Post by WayneJ » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:53 pm

Don, you may find it interesting that the Plymouth was originally a Houston, TX car, sold by Bryant Motors:
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I have a fondness for 1955 Plymouths as my parents had one when I was a child:
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Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

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