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Old 12-31-2014, 01:38 PM   #41
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Old 12-31-2014, 01:54 PM   #42
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This is my guess for RTF
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:01 PM   #43
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I'll take a shot at RTF. 1950 Stude.
Before we go knocking Studebakers, here's something I learned at the Lemay Family Car Collection we visited last weekend (there are some photos of the museum in the Off-Topic section of the forum).

Studebaker has been in business a lot longer than we all think. Did you know that their first product was wagons? Covered wagons. Roughly half of the so-called Conestoga wagons that were the transportation of choice for settlers pushing west across the US in the mid-1800s were Studebakers.

And the company is still in business today, although they are not building vehicles. I believe our tour guide said they are a equipment leasing company of some sort.
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:34 PM   #44
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Yeah, and I love 'em,...Stude's that is. Miss my Avanti (well, Avanti II).. Even once had a semi-tractor with air brakes and a 471, but never a Rocketship.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:14 PM   #45
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Excellent thread ghost! Now we are really finding out about each other.

So what about you? Unless I've missed it, we haven't heard you divulge anything about yourself.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:59 PM   #46
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Pack Mule, 59 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet. Ghost, 60 Caddy Pickup.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:50 AM   #47
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Pack Mule, 59 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet. Ghost, 60 Caddy Pickup.
Larry I wish I had one of those classics . I must be in the tug cattigory with a Subaru Outback and an old Nissan Frontier pick up .
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:31 AM   #48
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Who is the lucky guy who has a Renault Dauphine?
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:49 AM   #49
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Who is the lucky guy who has a Renault Dauphine?

Had a 1958, it taught me the value of great handling tires (michelen) and was the first car I had that would get over 50mpg at normal highway speeds.

Liked it so much I bought a 54 Porsche Normal which drove great , but was far too slow.

A Thomas Corvair 4 carb replacement did the trick.

Went from 67 in the quarter to 92 , lots more fun !
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:10 PM   #50
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I drive a 2001 raised 3/4 ton diesel dodge pick up and my wife a 2003 land rover. Presently driving our fleetwood motor home pulling the land rover. Being a live aboard we are very comfortable with the boat or motor home.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:30 PM   #51
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When I'm not cruising in my 36' Marine Trader, im cruising in my Cobra.



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Old 01-02-2015, 11:04 PM   #52
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Who is the lucky guy who has a Renault Dauphine?
I drove one belonging to my brother in law, they drove it Sydney to Perth, near 2500 miles by road. Performance was timed with calendar rather than stopwatch.
Anyone remember the Gordini version?
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:16 AM   #53
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I don't know how to spell the sound I made when I saw this. This image makes me... feel things...
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:26 AM   #54
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Not only do the Nokian's last (Blizzaks wear their snow tread quickly, then you drive on something with less traction until they wear out). .
Just put the Blizzaks on our four wheel drive sedan so we can drive from Carefree to Sidney BC and Seattle Boat Show. We get about 20K out of the Blizzaks BTW.

OK Ghost, what kind of car is it? Big hint, I'll not buy German again.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:39 AM   #55
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The volvo (a '71 142E) is a restoration of a nearly extinct and forgotten model that pretty much put Volvo on the map in the US.
I drove a 122 and a 142 but it was my 444 before that put Volvo on the map. A friend named Art Riley raced the P1800 on the East Coast and won a ton of trophies. Another friend still races 122s in the Chicago area.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:47 AM   #56
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A friend named Art Riley raced the P1800 on the East Coast and won a ton of trophies. Another friend still races 122s in the Chicago area.
The P1800 is the record holder for highest miles. I think he's at 3 million now.
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Old 01-03-2015, 06:46 AM   #57
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That's right. 3M miles. The owner was the feature attraction at last years Volvo club meeting. The 444 and 120 series definitely paved the way in the US, but I believe the 140 series is what really jacked up their sales to be more than a fringe player. It's interesting to see how many
more 444s, 120s, and P1800s survive today compared to the 140s. My best guess is that the 140s were a practical car owned by practical people, and when the cost to repair exceeded their value, off they went to the crusher. The blog loosely referenced on the restoration of mine is at Volvo142e.com
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That's right. 3M miles. The owner was the feature attraction at last years Volvo club meeting. The 444 and 120 series definitely paved the way in the US, but I believe the 140 series is what really jacked up their sales to be more than a fringe player. It's interesting to see how many
more 444s, 120s, and P1800s survive today compared to the 140s. My best guess is that the 140s were a practical car owned by practical people, and when the cost to repair exceeded their value, off they went to the crusher. The blog loosely referenced on the restoration of mine is at Volvo142e.com
I had a 122S that was built like a tank, ran like a Swiss watch, and with Pirrelli Centurato tires would do a great controlled drift. (I lived on a mountain). When my wife went from a Ford Country Squire wagon to a 145S she got 4 times the fuel mileage. Great cars.
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