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08-15-2004, 06:30 PM
What Non-British cars do you have?

I have a 1996 Chevy Impala SS.

08-15-2004, 07:06 PM
Those Impala SSs are nice cars. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif Cant recall the exact year but my mother had a really nice 67 Impala. Anyway the Impala SS is a heck of a lot nicer that the newer plastic looking ones Chevy is trying to pass off nowadays.

As for my family? We have three vehicles besides the 78B.
A 1995 Ford Explorer XLT (wifes)
A 2001 Ford F-150 Supercrew XLT 4x4. (mine)
And whatever ride(??) the local Avis Rental Car agent gives me each week.

Geo Hahn
08-15-2004, 07:06 PM
An 84 VW Westy is my only non-Triumph vehicle. One for camping (VW) one for getting around (TR4) and one just for fun (TR3A).

08-15-2004, 09:35 PM
2002 Isuzu Trooper (mine)
1993 Volvo 850 (hers)
1965 Corvair Convertible (for sale)

The British car is my 1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six

08-15-2004, 10:10 PM
52 International 1/2 ton pick-up, and a 79 450 SEL Mercedes.

08-16-2004, 12:53 AM
a 2000 Neon /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

90 XJ-S
08-16-2004, 01:27 AM
'94 Dodge 2500 PU
2001 Merc 320SLK
'95 Pont Sunbird


Alan Black
08-16-2004, 12:51 PM
For me:

1997 Toyota Tacoma 4x4
2001 Mazda Tribute
1972 GMC Fleetside

08-16-2004, 01:39 PM
There are other cars?

08-16-2004, 02:08 PM
1971 silver on black Ferrari Daytona
2004 black on black Porsche Cayenne Turbo

And soon a Mini Cooper Works (does that qualify as non-british?)

08-16-2004, 02:42 PM
...And soon a Mini Cooper Works (does that qualify as non-british?)

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The plant where they are made is in Oxford and employs 2500 of the Queens subjects. It is British. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif


08-16-2004, 03:42 PM
88 corvette coupe, 67 f250 highboy, 43 GMC 2.5 ton military truck, 47 packard hearse /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

08-16-2004, 04:28 PM
'01 Passat 1.8T, '93 Passat wagon with VR6, both stick shift. '93 Taurus wagon /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/pukeface.gif bought very cheaply for youngest son to drive (and probably wreck, saves spoiling a good 'un)

08-16-2004, 05:54 PM
I haven't thought about why, but I have three Fords. It's strange for me, I've never been attached to any make (except Triumph!).

It just happened somehow.

Anyway, here they are:

1970 Mustang fastback, totally restored, 302 4v, 5 speed, a few engine/drivetrain goodies, mostly stock.

1995 Taurus SHO with performance EFI chip = 246 HP. Daily driver.

2003 Taurus LS, 3.0 V/6, no power, wife's company car.

08-16-2004, 10:42 PM
1998 Isuzu Rodeo "Family Truckster"
2002 Dodge Intrepid (Wife's)

08-18-2004, 03:01 AM
2003 BMW 325iT (wife)
2004 Dodge Ram Quad Cab (mine)
2000 Ducati 748S (yeah not a car but it's got wheels)

08-18-2004, 01:51 PM
2000 Ford Windstar
2001 VW New Beetle TDI
1997 Ford Escort

08-18-2004, 02:09 PM
2000 Ducati 748S (yeah not a car but it's got wheels)

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Now you went and made me drool all over the keyboard!! I hate it when I do that!

08-18-2004, 03:11 PM
1993 Miata, 2002 Impreza, 1972 BMW 2002 and 1996 KTM Duke, just like the signature /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

08-18-2004, 10:41 PM
hold on to your hats guys-1930 Model A pk,35Chevy coupe,35 chevy 4d Sedan,36Ford coupe,46Chevy Stylemaster 46 half ton chevy truck,54
chevy 210,56 Mercury Montery Phaeton,56 Ford truck,56 Victoria, 56 Fairlane,59 T-Bird(she is pink & white-Barbie came in her in 1959)MY 1st car(Maggie)- 1960 TWIN CAM MGA,1964 T-Bird convertible, 64 Mustang convertible,66 Shelby mustang,66 Ford Truck,71 Torino,73 Cougar convert,79 Midget, Edsels & I just acquired a mgbgt 71-are we stupid!!!!!!!!!! Randi /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazyeyes.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazyeyes.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazyeyes.gif

tony barnhill
08-18-2004, 10:47 PM
380SL & C280 Mercedes
'65 Corvair Corsa (but its for sale on eBay right now)
'73 VW Bug & '71 Karmann Ghia

08-18-2004, 11:12 PM
Randi, can I be your new best friend? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Non-British cars? Only one, a 2001 BMW 528i (wife's car) unless you count the motorcycle, a 2001 Honda VTR1000 Super Hawk (https://www.lbcnuts.com/hobby/mc/sh/superhawk1_.jpg).

08-19-2004, 01:38 AM
Randi /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

you're my hero! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

Trevor Triumph
08-19-2004, 02:18 AM
My wife bought a Ford pick up so we can drag home more Brit cars. We use a couple of GM N bodies for everyday. The DKW is patiently awaiting attention. Our inventory of cars over the years is missing a Swedish car and an Italian car. We've had Mazdas and a Mitsubishi. I think we'll not add a Korean car to the stable. T.T.

08-19-2004, 05:33 PM
1995 Saturn SC2

Safety Fast,

08-19-2004, 09:06 PM
98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
97 Subaru Outback
94 Chevrolet S-10 PickUp
64 VW Beetle

08-19-2004, 09:27 PM
1995 Honda Civic
1995 Honda Odyssey

08-20-2004, 02:37 AM
I admit to lunacy......but I go to schools and scout troops and places to generate interest in building. I try to convince or introduce the conbustion engine to car enthusiasts wives and girlfriends........there is no mystery...fuel or fire. They can fix it themselves and not just "tag along" Unfortunately as little girls we were convinced if the key didn't turn it on-call someone(towtruck) dad-brother, police. Teach the women you love aboutyour car and you'll get alot more fun out ofthis "hobby"-I hope I'm still your hero!!!!!Randi /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazyeyes.gif

08-20-2004, 02:52 AM
I was born in Southern Cal......We could have been neighbors!!I actually drive only old cars-And in Louisiana airconditioning is almost a necessity. Mine are all orginal equiptment and the wind wings on most ARE the air conditioning! 6 are convertables but black seats teach you to put the seat FORWARD-that smell of burning flesh-especially when it's your own..........Randi /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazyeyes.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazyeyes.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

08-20-2004, 09:24 AM
My daily driver -- 1994 Escort Wagon

My fun weekend car --- 1986 Ferrari 328GTS

08-20-2004, 11:27 AM
In addition to my Triumph TR3 have a '62 bug convertible-- my driver, an 01 Passat, Wife had a Chev Malibu

Fun to see all the different cars-- I've owned about 50 cars in 35 years of driving-- 8 of them British

Super 7
08-21-2004, 09:07 PM
I have two 1984 Westy's, one in So. Cal and one in Maine to camp in when I visit those places (fairly frequently).

I have a 1986 4 wheel drive syncro westy in Oregon for camping in and driving on the beach.

I have not found something I like better for camping and surfing than a Westy. It gets from 18 to 22 mpg, sleeps 4, will make ice cubes while driving, and had a 2 burner stove. It will make a U turn on a 2 lane street. You can stand up in it to put your wetsuit on.

The propane frig will keep the food and beer cold 24/7 for around 3 weeks or more on 3 gallons of propane, depending upon how much you use the stove. Even while driving, although the frig also works on 12 volt and 110 volt.

Currently I am on a remote assignment in North Pole Alaska, and have been provided with a new Chevy Pickup 4WD extended cab. I'm not impressed with it, but it is free including the gas.

I also have some bikes:
1975 Norton Commando Roadster with modifications (Purchased new by me).
1973 Norton Commando Roadster with modifications.
1968 Royal Enfield TT Interceptor
1971 Triumph Trail Blazer
1968 Triumph TR25 Trophy
1970 BSA Lightning 650 long range
1980 Suzuki GS 1000G

Notable Bicycles:
2003 Tomac 98 Special
2001 Schwinn Homegrown Pro
2002 Giant Ranier heavily upgraded
1978 Sutter custom road racing bike
1961 Hawthorne 3 speed "English Racer"
1960? Raleigh 3 speed

I may have sold the V8 powered Cortina today, so I'm on the lookout for a "something else" to mess around with, now with a little more resolve.

08-23-2004, 06:30 PM
Hi all.
I have a...
71 Toyota Landcruiser
94 Toyota Landcruiser
01 PT Cruiser
Must be a cruise thing...Cant wait to cruise in the Sports 6 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

08-23-2004, 11:38 PM
2002 Corvette Convertible
1989 Corvette Convertible
1969 Corvette Convertible
1986 Dodge 600ES Turbo Convertible
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1998 Ford Expedition (which was a free hand-me-down from my in-laws.)

08-24-2004, 08:30 AM
'00 Miata MX5 (commuter car), '02 Protege, '87 Chevy StepVan (former FDNY...to transport racer), a Honda Ascot 500, 1941 Aeronca 65T, aluminum row-boat and a partridge-in-a-pear-tree....

08-24-2004, 05:07 PM
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan (Grandma's)

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 longbed PU ( Grandpa's)

1966 BMW 1800 4 door that anyone can have for free

10-28-2004, 07:34 PM
I sold the Daytona and got today a Ferrari 456 GT. The Cayenne Turbo is still there. ( I added another Elise, but this one is going to be in the US). The mini Cooper Works has been deleted from the wishlist.

11-02-2004, 04:38 AM
As soon as I saw the Ferrari I gave up trying to impress anyone..

11-02-2004, 12:03 PM
nowhere near as exicting as a Ferrari:

2004 Subaru Outback Sport (mine)
2004 Honda Element (hers,the baby,dogs)
1989 F250 longbed (brakes just went out again)

11-02-2004, 08:14 PM
1. '03 Mazda 6
2. '96 Saturn SL2
3. '92 Miata...w/Supercharger

Super 7
11-02-2004, 08:44 PM
1. '03 Mazda 6
2. '96 Saturn SL2
3. '92 Miata...w/Supercharger

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If that is a Jackson Racing supercharger kit, then the company my nephew helped found, "Split Second", designed and built the electronics package for it, I believe.

11-02-2004, 10:18 PM
As soon as I saw the Ferrari I gave up trying to impress anyone..

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This is the great thing about this forum...nobody here (from what I've seen) is out to impress anyone. I'm impressed by anyone who looks at cars as more than just transportation.

Your collection impresses me, because they're all really fun. I wish I had them!

11-03-2004, 10:15 AM
1. '03 Mazda 6
2. '96 Saturn SL2
3. '92 Miata...w/Supercharger

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If that is a Jackson Racing supercharger kit, then the company my nephew helped found, "Split Second", designed and built the electronics package for it, I believe.

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Yes, it's the JRSC. But my kit didn't come with any electronics package. That's probably the "Power Card" that comes with the '99+ kits that control timing and fuel. The fuel on mine is controlled with an Auxillary Fuel Pressure Regulator (AFPR).

11-03-2004, 01:50 PM
You guys get to drive every day, I have to wait for the weekend

11-05-2004, 04:07 PM
A 1963 (restored) and a 1960 (parts/restorable) Skoda Felicia. And I'm driving a 1937 Skoda 420 Cabriolet in the virtual rally! Check it out: https://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/s/35skpops.jpg

11-07-2004, 09:27 PM
99 Jeep, 1985 Volvo, 1982 GMC S-15 P/U, Nissan 280z(not running), Fleetwood Flair RV

11-08-2004, 01:14 AM
92 Dodge pu, just keeps on going, 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee (wifes) 03 Ford F150 Super cab (my golf car). Wayne

Tim Tucker
11-09-2004, 10:56 PM
'00 Maxima(son's);'00 Accord(wife's);'90 240sx(mine);'91 B2600i(mine);'72 VW Convertible (wife's)

11-10-2004, 07:52 PM
1981 cadillac Eldorado
1985 Ford F150
2002 Dodge Dakota quad cab 4x4.My toy truck
1977 dodge motor home
And its sunny as always again

11-11-2004, 01:29 PM
Being an 'orthodox' LBCer, I ain't got any non-brits.
Have had Volvo 140 and 240 series, a few Renault 4:s including a couple of bread vans, and an '88 Maserati 222 Bi-Turbo S for good fun and 'Lucasesque' electrics.
Plus a host of rather bland but dependable Japanese 'appliances'.

11-11-2004, 03:41 PM
1994 chevy caprice 9C1, old police car
1997 ford cargo van
2001 dodge durango 5.9L

One of each I guess.

11-13-2004, 04:48 PM
As a private chef/caterer, I need a funcional car, as well as my fun car.

I drive a 2002 Subaru Forester during the week. (great car, too!)

Pretty soon I'll be driving the B on the weekends!


11-15-2004, 06:40 PM
Wifey has 2003 Jeep Grand Cheeroke Ltd. Lots of fun with the V8 & comfy too. My ride 2003 Lexus GS 300. The staight 6 has enough umph! for road warrior work on the QEW & NY Thruways.
Still can't beat our Healey & Triumph for the fun factor!

11-21-2004, 01:05 PM
Japanese I think...I don't know. I'll have to go out and look at the owners manual

11-24-2004, 10:40 PM
Since this started, my wife's car, the '95 Saturn SC2 has been replaced. My wife decided she wanted a Mazda RX8. Nice car with a small, 1.3L engine and 196 HP.

Safety Fast,

11-25-2004, 12:59 AM
Hey Dave, how is the RX8? I am sure I am not alone in saying that I think the Wankel is one of the coolest engines ever produced. I have even thought of finding an RX7 a few times in the past and purchasing one, I am also really interested in the RX8 but haven't gotten around to taking one for a test drive.

11-26-2004, 10:06 PM
1999 Contour SVT
1991 Mazda MPV van
2004 Toyota Sienna Van

11-28-2004, 02:33 AM
Not that I don't like em, but I have several to my collection. A Blown BB 66 Chevelle, 55 210 Sedan chevy, 46 Dodge, 65 Cadilac Stretch Limo Fleetwood Broughm, the Tahoe, Chrysler Town & Country, oh almost forgot the 55 Studebaker Commander 4 Door, just to name a few. Then there are the 4 MGB's /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/patriot.gif

11-28-2004, 04:49 AM
1991 Honda Legend

1990 Ford Fairmont

1982 Mitsubishi Starion GSR 1

1965 Nissan Gloria (only fit for parts)

12-02-2004, 05:45 AM
Aloha Walter,

Love your screen name. I really like the RX8 and my wife let's me drive it occasionally. It sounds a little differently than piston engine cars, my wife calls it a whirly noise. It has great power and acceleration, especially compared to my MG. It seems to average about 20 MPG. The engine is small physically, and may be a great transplant candidate to an LBC. A 1.3 L engine with 196 HP that is small and light weight. The rear doors make it relatively easy to get an adult in and out of the back seat.

Safety Fast,

12-02-2004, 12:10 PM
1927 Ford T (my daily driver)
1902 Locomobile wagonette under restoration

and several uninteresting modern cars.

Link to my 1902 Locomobile page. (https://pages.sbcglobal.net/thorlick/steam/)

12-02-2004, 01:37 PM
Aloha Walter,

The engine is small physically, and may be a great transplant candidate to an LBC. A 1.3 L engine with 196 HP that is small and light weight.

Safety Fast,

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A local guy here has a '69 MGB with a RX7 wankel engine. I didn't get the time to drive it, but he said it goes like stink -- and that's the early RX7 engine with much less HP.

The funny thing is that for such small and efficient engines, they get lousy gas mileage. My friend just sold his '93 RX7, and he would get less than 15mpg (plus it would put out so much emmissions!) Hopefully the new Renesis rotary has solved the unsolvable-for-40-years apex seal problem.

12-05-2004, 08:32 AM
2003 Silverado...hers during the week
1997 Chrysler LHS...work road car
1990 Jeep Cherokee...college son
1988 Jeep Wrangler...other college son
1991 Buick Regal...late mother's car used mostly to replace one of the jeeps when they are down...which is often


12-05-2004, 03:12 PM
Hopefully the new Renesis rotary has solved the unsolvable-for-40-years apex seal problem.


As far as I know, the apex seal problem has been solved for years. NSU, Curtis-Wright and GM never really got these seals worked out, but Mazda finally solved the problem (using seals with very high carbon content and more carefully ground chambers).
The "thirsty nature" of Wankel engines comes for the long slim combustion chamber. Rotarys have far more surface area in the combustion chamber than piston engines....thus, they tend to "quench" more of the fuel mix (this creates obvious emission problems too). Twin plugs and fuel injection has helped, but it's still a problem. Also, rotarys meter a small amount of oil out of the sump into the intake manifold (as a sort of "pre-mix") during hard acceleration...adding to the emissions problem.

We have an RX-7 that races in our club. It has well over 100,000 street miles on it and has never been touched internally. Runs super strong (but terrible gas mileage....12 gallons an hour).
We also have a race-only RX-8 that throws the longest exhaust flames on overun that I've ever seen....I hate to follow him closely for fear of toasting my Spridget.

I've seen a 13B rotary in an MGB too. The owner said it's neat, but that it was a huge pain to fit due to the "funny shape" of the engine. Apparently, that's why Ford V8s are more common in Miatas than the Mazda rotary. This reminds me of the old Chevy Vegas. They were build with a huge powertrain tunnel to accomodate the planned rotary engine that was never used.

TC: If that Model T is really your daily driver, then you're my new hero!

12-07-2004, 11:22 PM
Hmmm, Sammy that gives me an idea for the 1500 Spitfire. Since I have the newly acquired MkII on its way down here, I have been thinking of making the 1500 a race car, or some kind of weird project. A Mazda Wankel rotary powered Spitfire seems like a fun idea to me.

12-07-2004, 11:36 PM
Walt, ya gotta look at Grassroots' Ro-Spit project. Simply amazing little car.

And there's a rotary-powered Miata on ebay right now. Yes, conventional wisdom is it's a surprisingly difficult swap.

12-09-2004, 08:51 AM
I hate people. Everytime I have an idea someone else has already done it. V12 jag been done, rotary spit been done a couple of time. Seems like the only conversion no one has tried yet would be a VW swap.

12-15-2004, 04:55 PM
84 Camaro
82 Camaro
95 Caddy STS
73 Corvette Roadster
+ the Brits in the sig below

12-20-2004, 02:22 PM
I got a 1994 BMW 525 Tdsa (diesel), it is less reliable than my girlsfriends 1985 Toyota Camry, and that Toyota has cover 100k kilometers more than the BMW, and the Toyota gets half the maintenace.

12-20-2004, 10:47 PM
One of the fastest SCCA autocross cars in the country is a 13B rotary powered bug-eyed Sprite!

aeronca65t: If Mazda worked out the apex-seal problem a long time ago, someone ought to let the engineers, marketers and PR guys know /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif . Every single new rotary-powered model that hits the market does so with a message "This model features technology to solve the notorious apex seal wear." (Kind of like with every new generation of Corvette, the marketing messages are heavy on that the interior is now "nicer with richer materials" and that the Corvette is now "world-class" and competes against "the world's best.")

While many 1st and 2nd gen RX7s make 100K+ miles, the average is strikingly low -- like 80,000 miles before problems start. Generally, the higher mileage RX7s are owned by people who change oil ahead of schedule and use higher quality everything: fuel, oil, plugs etc... At least this is what both Mazda company guys and RX7 owners have told me. They also note that luck has a lot to do with it -- there are good ones, bad ones and like my buddy's '93 REALLY BAD ones. It also doesn't help that the Mazda dealer service guys are baffled by Wankel technology.

The Renesis RX8 engine takes an entirely different approach. There's no longer a traditional apex -- now it has a lip and curve on each corner, which helps with both wear and exhaust issues.

12-21-2004, 04:35 AM
TC guy
I love your daily driver even if ti isn't an LBC.

12-23-2004, 06:47 PM
My wife says I have a major addition, she's right!!!!. I love unique convertible cars. I have owned over 50 different cars in the last 10 years and work or restore all of them. No show cars, all clean drivers. I presently own (non british)
94 Mustang Conv.
90 Mazda Miata
82 Excalibur Conv.
75 Corvette Conv.
73 Mustang Conv.
The only one that at this time needs restoration is my 61 TR3. LIFE IS GOOD

01-01-2005, 12:07 PM
1994 Alfa 145 1.6 litre petrol green - Lhd
2002 Peugeot 307 petrol white - Lhd

01-01-2005, 04:54 PM
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 V6
1999 Chevrolet Suburban 5.7 V8
2000 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3 V6
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually 8.0 V10

01-02-2005, 04:21 PM
Mine:1995 Ford Ranger
Hers:2002 Ford Escape
Toy:1979 MG Midget, 1500
My Dad retired from Ford Motors in Louisville,Ky, so
I can't afford to drive anything else. Rick

01-03-2005, 02:01 AM
68 Alfa Romeo Duetto, 2001 Olds Auora, and the wife drives the 2004 Pontiac Vibe. When the opportunity arises, My '73 MGB (in LA) and a 67 Triumph GT6 for track days.

01-10-2005, 05:42 PM
A 1997 Dodge Caravan (wife's)

A 1999 Dodge Neon (work car)

both Dodges are the exact same color purple.

A 1993 Mustang convertable (for sale)

01-11-2005, 12:09 PM
Well I now have another non british car, a 75 2002 BMW. Nice little car, needs a good paint job, and an interior but I like it better then the Mercedes, mostly cause it has a manual transmission, a carb, and crank up windows. I hate all that electric stuff the benz had on it.

01-11-2005, 03:11 PM
1996 dodge ram CUMMINS diesel 800 ft lbs torque ( mine)
03 mazda protege ( hers)


01-12-2005, 12:34 PM
2003 Saab 95 Wagon (wife's), and a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg (mine)

01-13-2005, 03:56 PM
1993 Volvo 850 (mine)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee (wife's)
1973 Triumph TR6 (my toy)
Coming this summer (August), 2005 Mustang GT 5 speed (my next toy, or daily driver if I decide to get rid of the Volvo)
We're still deciding on a toy for the wife, but she wants a vintage Mini. Ever since my brother-in-law was living in London and she went there to visit a few times she's been infatuated with Minis.

01-13-2005, 05:01 PM
'85 Volvo 240 wagon (my daily driver)
'95 BMW 525IT (wife's daily driver)
'74 BMW 2002 (for those weekends when neither Brit runs)

01-21-2005, 02:22 AM
1999 SVT Contour
2004 Toyata Sienna AWD
1991 Mazda MPV 4WD

01-25-2005, 04:08 AM
I have 1998 Honda Capa. This is very nice car. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/computer.gif

01-27-2005, 03:39 AM
2004 Mustang GT Convertible (Mine)
1999 Chev. 3/4 (Hubby's to haul the horses)
1992 Lexus LS400 (just brought it back from Ga. where son had it before he shipped out to Iraq)

02-06-2005, 05:13 PM
In addition to the '73 TR6 ..
1964 Chevrolet Impala SS original
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe restored
1971 Chevrolet Step side Truck restored

02-08-2005, 02:31 AM
I have a 1995 VW Jetta (Stick shift of course)! Although I have had two Volvo's a 240GL and a 240 DL. They were my babies. I just love Volvo's! They are the next best thing to British cars!

02-08-2005, 02:25 PM
Me - 2002 Mazda Millenia S
Mama - 2004 New Beetle convertible (actually slower than my MGB!)

02-21-2005, 10:04 AM
1959 batwing chevy belair. origional condition,due for some tlc.
1976 vw 1600 beetle. my everyday car.
2005 holden adventra. 5.7 litre v8 which my wife drives.

1961 triumph tr3a. definately british.
1971 jensen interceptor. designed by italians, built in england but with american engine (6.3 litre crysler v8) and drive train. an all round good combination except of course the electrics by 'the prince of darkness'.

and all right hand drive of course.

02-22-2005, 01:07 AM
his - 2002 Ford Focus ZX5
hers - 1995 Subaru Impreza (FWD)
toy - 1968 Triumph TR250

We will probably trade the Focus in soon for a slightly used Subaru Legacy Outback.(we love Subies) I'll put the wife in something nice to help pay for the toy....

Steve P.
02-24-2005, 02:02 PM
1973 Mercedes 450 SLC (daily driver)
1964 Lincoln Continental (the anti-Britmobile)
1978 Corvette
1958 Corvette (major project)
1973 Datsun 240Z
1990 Chevy 3/4 ton truck (to haul parts)

02-27-2005, 01:38 PM
In keeping with owning classic cars, my "modern" vehicle is a Jeep Wrangler....originally designed in the late 30's!

03-01-2005, 01:09 AM
In addition to my '54 Healey 100 and my daily driver (2003 "S" type R Jag), I have a 2004 Volvo XV70, and a '93 RX-7 with a blown engine....too many mods)
I feel like that qualifies me for some in-depth analysis.....

03-04-2005, 02:08 PM
Nice little fleet you have there!

03-07-2005, 03:46 AM
I have my 75B and my 2002 Nissan Xterra

03-07-2005, 05:27 PM
2004 dodge dakota- daily driver/ race car tower
2001 VW beetle-mom's car
1995 Ford Taurus wagon- dad's car
All the toys are all midgets and sprites.

03-08-2005, 08:51 AM
Citroën Méhari 1970
Great for the summer.

03-09-2005, 08:52 AM
1969 Porsche 911E
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo
1986 BMW 528E
1992 BMW 525i Touring
1983 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

03-17-2005, 12:33 AM
93 toyota camry
98 bmw 740il
03 toyota landcruiser 4700

03-17-2005, 12:48 AM
ok ok I guess I should join in here.
98 Ford Windstar,92k Mi.; Gaaak! Don't get me wrong, it's a nice van, but...
95 Nissan Pathfinder, 152k Mi.; Eh, not bad
92 Honda Civic DX, 120k; I know, "the Dark Side" but it was FREE /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gifand it's a hoot to drive while I restore the TR

03-18-2005, 12:44 PM
My other car is a 2004 Honda CR-V EX. Before that it was a 1997 Saturn SL2, the first car I could actually call my own.

robert speed
03-20-2005, 12:08 AM
delorean?? 75camero,32k orig miles(forsale),81bmw633csi(forsale),miata,tracker( wifes),elcamino

03-23-2005, 11:43 AM
1975 porsche 914...1985 porsche 911 targa...1985 toyota 4runner...1994 4runner...

03-23-2005, 12:43 PM
At home we have a 94 Mercury Topaz (turquoise) and a silver Mazda MPV besides the 78 B

wim janssen
03-31-2005, 10:54 AM
SMART Roadster

03-31-2005, 04:03 PM
Still have a the VW Touareg mentioned above, but got rid of the Saab 95 Wagon. Now driving a 2002 Chevy S-10 ZR2 4x4 pickup w/41K miles. More practical for me than the wagon for house/yard stuff, and more fun in mud!

Ab Crevoiserat
04-11-2005, 12:17 AM
Pontiac and Chevy

04-12-2005, 04:34 PM
VW Passat V6

04-12-2005, 07:53 PM
Alzheimer's hit me again - can't remember if I've posted here or not - so here goes:

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
1997 Subaru Outback
1994 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
1964 VW Beetle

wim janssen
04-16-2005, 05:45 AM
Pitty, Rijk, got to work less(wat minder werken, heb je meer tijd om te rijden) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yesnod.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

04-16-2005, 02:02 PM
I've now got an 1981 Mazda Rx-7.

04-25-2005, 05:44 PM
Non British: 04 Chevy Impala- Co Car
01 Honda Odessy- Mrs Beaglbut's
95 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon-beagle hauler
67 Austin Healey 3000

04-27-2005, 10:41 AM
All cars in one place, but dirty.
https://www.rietveldarchitects.com/rr/PICT0117.jpg https://www.rietveldarchitects.com/rr/PICT0133.jpg https://www.rietveldarchitects.com/rr/PICT0138.jpg

04-30-2005, 08:52 PM
I have a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 GT with a nice street built 390 and a 1948 Ford F1 pick-up.

05-01-2005, 10:14 PM
'03 Mazda Protege 5
'87 Honda Prelude

Can you guess which one my wife lets me drive?

05-02-2005, 05:28 PM
One thing you notice about most everyone who posted above ... the shear number of cars owned! Now I don't feel so bad.

2003 VW Jetta GLS TDI
2001 VW Jetta GLS TDI
1999 Chryler Town & Country AWD Minvan
1998 Toyota Rav 4
1975 MGB

05-02-2005, 10:41 PM
Rich, You're dead on! I've got only 3 now:
1980 Spitfire 1500
1982 Volvo 242 GLT
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5T

but I was out driving around north toronto looking for more land so i can build Garage Mahal!


05-03-2005, 01:16 AM
I have a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 GT with a nice street built 390 and a 1948 Ford F1 pick-up.

[/ QUOTE ]I have a 73 Couger convert with 351 Winsor 2b XR7 so cool,but drinks gas wih 2 straws! Randi /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

05-11-2005, 07:40 AM
2001 VW Jetta 1.8T
2000 Ford Windstar (family requires minimum 6 passenger vehicle) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonod.gif

1966 TR4A

05-20-2005, 07:57 AM
24 year old son has a 2001 jeep cheroke and a 1984 maserati twin turbo,wife 2003 jeep grand cheroke,i also have a 1979 k 15 4wd p.u. truck for snow plowing.

05-21-2005, 12:38 AM
2003 PleasureWay Class B Motorhome on a Dodge 3500 chassis.
2001 Ford Ranger
1997 Chevy Conversion Van

05-23-2005, 01:16 PM
2004 350zx

05-24-2005, 12:05 AM
01 cavalier

05-25-2005, 02:44 AM
2001 Chevrolet Suburban
1995 Saab 9000 Aero
1953 Dodge Power Wagon

05-25-2005, 03:16 AM
Have to update my list:

Wife is now the proud owner of a 2005 GMC Envoy Denali XL 4WD with the 5.3L V8. Other than that - you name it & she’s got it. Hey, what can I say - its the wife's car - I'll never drive it unless we all go some place together.

Besides that we still have the following vehicles:
2001 Ford F-150 XLT Supercrew 4x4
1978 MGB "Pagan"

1995 Ford Exploder. Currently considering what to do with it. Fix it & sell it, Fix it & donate it or fix it and bribe my second oldest son into joining the Military.


05-25-2005, 01:48 PM
The only non-British car we have right now is our 1993 BMW 325is. Some people might not consider my Royal Enfield to be British as it's made in India, but I consider it to be a Brit bike as little on it has changed since those bikes were first made in the 1950's. Otherwise, our cars speak the Queen's English.

05-29-2005, 02:56 AM
I own a 1999 Acura TL, a 2000 F250-4x4, and a 2002 Nissan Quest. I also own a 1996 Acura Integra that my son drives.

06-14-2005, 12:43 PM
A 300 hp Toyota Mr2 Turbo. 1991

06-27-2005, 11:14 PM
1992 VW Cabriolet
1999 VW Cabrio
1999 Chev Astro

07-10-2005, 09:31 PM
2004 Silver Toyota Tacoma 4WD Ext Cab (mine)
2003 Maroon/Grey Mitsubishi Montero Sport AWD (hers)