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Old Yesterday, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Tired of long distance land lording nightmares. Going to sell them and treat myself to a cool old car. There are so many that I hardly know where to begin. So I trotted over here to get some ideas. Here is my list of "wants":
1) 6'4" fits - can be snug as long as I fit.
2) Old enough and simple enough that a decent handyman can do essential maintenance.
3) Rare enough to costs some money, common enough to be "affordable". Currently thinking $5000-$50,000.
4) Why the huge range? Hoping that the car is "cool enough" not to depreciate like a rock.
5) Probably between 1955 and 1975. Power steering and brakes is nice on medium/large cars.
6) Capable of 85mph or better.
7) Not a POS fixer upper, not a show car.

European, Japanese or American? Not a real big factor.

Hoping the tone remains somewhat congenial...
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Old Yesterday, 07:14 PM
 
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Lincoln Continental.
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Old Yesterday, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Lincoln Continental.
Could be a good choice. Have been considering an old Cadillac. Why not consider a Lincoln?
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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'57 Chevy always works.

If you don't want to see yourself all the time, my personal favorite is the 1956 Lincoln Premiere.
I just love the looks of them and they're not common.

At the bottom of the range, can I interest you in a mint condition Merkur XR4Ti?
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...up-winter-2018
I got one and you ain't gettin' it. Good luck finding one... only about a dozen really good survivors exist.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Cobra. PM me if you're serious.

Any of the Mercedes convertibles - damn 280 pagoda-roofs have shot out of sight, but you can buy some gorgeous 450/500SLs for very low prices. They are reasonably maintainable.
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Old Yesterday, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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'57 Chevy always works.

If you don't want to see yourself all the time, my personal favorite is the 1956 Lincoln Premiere.
I just love the looks of them and they're not common.

At the bottom of the range, can I interest you in a mint condition Merkur XR4Ti?
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...up-winter-2018
I got one and you ain't gettin' it. Good luck finding one... only about a dozen really good survivors exist.
Interesting ideas - always been partial to cars that look cool. Though I can't say that I have bought too many classic lookers.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Seem to be solid arguments for a classic old Mercedes. They sold so many, that remain drivable, that the prices are often attractive.
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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If you want a European car, Mercedes SL is the way to go.
Solid cars, the 70's ones with the smaller bumpers aren't too expensive.
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Can't go wrong with a 67-69 Camaro
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Old Yesterday, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Can't go wrong with a 67-69 Camaro
You can even put in pony upholstery and pretend it's a Mustang.
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