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I love vintage things...guns, cars, wrist watches, houses, swords...I the process; educating ones self on the item you seek, the hunt to find it and the satisfaction of being one of its conservators thru time.

I have always loved vintage cars and have acquired a few...

1980 MBZ 450 SEL
1992 BMZ 300 TE
1985 BMW 635 Csi
2001 BMW 740is
1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV

Just went to my first real car show with the Lincoln where my vehicle was judged instead of the usual cars and coffee events I usually attend and enjoy. It was an eye opening lesson in applied and constructive Obsessive Compulsive Disorder..lol. Having a bit of OCD in my ow behavior...I felt right at home... Smile

Anyone one else collect and show?
 
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Had 2 1982 MBs (240D & 300SD) in high school. Both in above average condition, but far from show cars.

Have a replica Lotus 7 in pieces in my garage.

My dad currently has a W108 (72, IIRC) 280SE that he's undecided on its fate.
Hasn't been registered since 1996, but is in surprisingly good shape, bit of exterior rust & the interior is quite good.
If he keeps it, he'll get it into shape & it'll likely get either a LFX or LS swap, as the M130 2.8 I6 is likely beyond repair.




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Had 2 1982 MBs (240D & 300SD) in high school. Both in above average condition, but far from show cars.

Have a replica Lotus 7 in pieces in my garage.

My dad currently has a W108 (72, IIRC) 280SE that he's undecided on its fate.
Hasn't been registered since 1996, but is in surprisingly good shape, bit of exterior rust & the interior is quite good.
If he keeps it, he'll get it into shape & it'll likely get either a LFX or LS swap, as the M130 2.8 I6 is likely beyond repair.


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The way the stock market is tanking, we’re talking about acquiring an air-cooled 911; I believe they’ll continue to appreciate. Just the talking about it stage now, but…that may change. Wish we had kept our 997, can’t hardly believe how much they’ve gone up in this market, and they were the highest production number 911.


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I'd love a 993 or 964
After that, I'd prefer a 997 or 991 for a more modern model. Never was a huge fan of the 996.

I actually wouldn't mind a clean 914, either.

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My one and only daily is a 1998 MB E430. But not for long. I have a fresh X3 getting stamped out in Spartanburg SC in a few weeks. Hoping by Father's Day to be rolling in my new M40i. But I will always have a spot in my heart for old V8 Mercs.
 
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Collect? No.
Show? No.
Drive? Yes!

Crazy enough, I've seen some sweet rides in the junkyard as of late.

I think some people are out of their freaking mind, my only guess is their parents passed away and that old car is nothing like the new driving appliance.

Where are the USB ports? How did they get there without Apple Carplay? Why doesn't the transmission shift itself? Roll Eyes



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I had a very nice condition 1966 Porsche 912 for a few years. Fun to drive around, but I was always worried it would break down too far away from home.




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'74 Formula...It's got the extra pedal so the transmission doesn't shift itself! Wink



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Is that thing 4wd?



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A friend of mine did a full frame off resto of a 63 fuel injected Corvette. Gorgeous! I watched the entire process ( which took 2 years) as I thought I would like to restore a vintage car then drive and show it.
I saw I did not have the time, determination, equipment and facility to pull it off. Its a labor of love. Lesson learned for me.
Oh... The project nearly drove my buddy nuts and after he finished the car, he sold it to a collector and used the $$$ to buy a house.


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I drove a '56 Chevy 210 wagon for a dozen years as a daily driver. It had a decent finish, and I had the seats upholstered. Originally a 6 cylinder car, it had a junkyard 283 V-8 when I got it, later replaced with a rebuilt 327. The chrome was all in excellent shape, and I kept it polished. Driving up I-270, the front bumper would through a bright glare onto the overhead green signs.
 
When I finally decided to get rid of it (early 1990s), I donated to the local school system. When I first called, the office secretary said they didn't accept anything over 15 years old. Within about a minute, the head of the auto shop section called me back and wanted to know if I still had it. Since I had the title in hand, he came by the house that afternoon with all the papers and drove it away. I ended up realizing a considerable tax benefit that year from the donation.



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Is that thing 4wd?


that Firebird does seem to sit a bit high



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1959 Impala convertible. It's been in the family for close to 40 years and back on the road since 2000. It's pretty fun.


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I have a 1978 BMW 320i ~ I guess it is almost vintage.
But to answer your quest - YES, I love them. Cool
If I had any space to store them - I would have a bunch (to my wife's dismay Smile ).
 
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I have a 1978 BMW 320i ~ I guess it is almost vintage.


The E21 is still a good looking car, though the Euro-spec bumpers are a marked improvement over the US buck tooth bumpers.

Briefly considered an E30 in college, but being a broke college student & a BMW or Merc didn't really add up.
At the same time, I looked at multiple W201 190E Mercs. 2 2.3-16 Cosworths, back before they skyrocketed in price, and a couple '93 Sportline LE 2.6, which they only made 700 of.




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I have a 1978 BMW 320i ~ I guess it is almost vintage.


The E21 is still a good looking car, though the Euro-spec bumpers are a marked improvement over the US buck tooth bumpers.



It's a great looking car even with the US bumpers that were popular in that era.
Euro bumpers can be installed or the US bumpers can be re-fabricated for a more snug fit.
My biggest complaint is the anemic engine albeit it is still a fun car in Autocross. Smile
 
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My one and only vintage car is a 1975 Triumph TR 6 I bought about a year ago. Not quite Concours condition and not entirely original - wheels and seats were replaced although the purchase came with the old ones - but it is in very good condition. I do plan on refurbishing the old wheels and seats and putting them back on the car.

I really need to learn how to post photos.....
 
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My biggest complaint is the anemic engine albeit it is still a fun car in Autocross. Smile


Ah, I truly miss autocross.
Was fun dusting A&M students in a bone stock, automatic Saturn. The drive back to Austin afterward wasn't as fun, though, especially with a stomach full of Freebirds.

When I, eventually, finish the Lotus, I plan to get it to some autocross, and with a bit of luck would love to get it onto COTA.




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This thread needs more pictures.

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