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    Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    Today I saw a Chevy Chevette (moving under its own power, yet) and a Dodge Omni. Nice to see older cars in regular use.

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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    A chevette is a car?
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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    Quote Originally Posted by rlwhitetr3b
    A chevette is a car?
    More like an "all weather" go-kart
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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    A pair becomes roller skaes for The Jolly Green Giant.

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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    Acually, a Chevette was partly developed by Vauxhall, and has a fair amount of British heritage.

    In the UK, they made a car called the Vauxhall Chevette.

    And the Omni was partly a Simca design. Early Omnis has VW engines. Later they came with the regular Chrysler "four" which had a cylinder head designed by FIAT.
    Lots of cross-pollination in cars. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    Quote Originally Posted by aeronca65t
    Lots of cross-pollination in cars. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif[/img]
    tragically some are still weeds
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    so, yesterday I'm driving into town to pick up a friend at about 10 pm and see come on the highway, and eventually get passed by a bone stock Mustang II. What made it interesting though was that right behind him was a very loud but really pretty cafe racer that someone had made, and behind that was a bike right out of speed racer - neon illuminated wheels and chassis. - they all seemed to be together, cool but curious.
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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    a co-worker recently got divorced and his ex requested the judge order him to buy her a 4 door car that would get better milage than her current blazer. He found a Chevette with 38,000 mile (can we call a chevette mint condition?).

    Needless to say she decided to keep the blazer and the judge said he met her orders.

    There was a game at work that when you see a chevette or Omni you were to take a pic and send it to the other workers and end of the week it is a beer for the top taker

    Any one remember the Dodge Omni GLH? I remember in high school one embarrasing my friend and I in his mom's camaro berlinette
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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    Quote Originally Posted by PATR8
    Needless to say she decided to keep the blazer and the judge said he met her orders.
    I've driven a Blazer and I've driven a Chevette.

    I'd have taken the Chevette.

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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    In the UK we had the Chevette HS and HSR. 2.3 litre twin cam and 5-speed Getrag transmission. Went like sugar off a shiny shovel and even the bod-standard Chevettes were more attractively styled than the US versions. Mind you, so were European Escorts.

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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    I remember the GLH. As I remember the letters stood for Goes Like H*ll.
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    Re: Okay, not LBCs but rare these days....

    Don't forget the GHLS - S= Shelby.
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