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    "Your Favorite Car Of Your Birth Year"

    The O.C. Age Poll thread revealed some interesting facts about the O.C. which shows a variety of different age groups in the O.C. with the majority being 47 and beyond. It got me thinking how interesting it would be for everyone to pick a favorite car from the year that they were born. It should get interesting of what cars are chosen, I just feel sorry for the people born in the eighties. Please list year make and model, and no cheating by picking a bad ass car from another year. And please pick a car that was available to the public in your year. No race cars, prototypes, concept cars or movie cars. And also please google a photo or video of said car, thanks.

    My birth year was 1961' and I choose the 1961' Chevrolet Corvette.
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    Who doesn't love a good 78 Countach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scatterbrained View Post
    Who doesn't love a good 78 Countach?

    Really, great choice but please include photo or video for those unfamilier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
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    Lucky bastard! One of my all time favorite cars, check out my old 69' in my avatar.
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    First choice is a 1961 Chrysler 300G

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    1981 DeLorean

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    1962 Corvette for me, not much different than what Dirtjunkie posted.

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    Some great choices in here, 59' Ferrari GTO, 59' El Camino another one of my favorites and 60'-62' Vette and the early Jags were awesome. And Minitrails early oval window bug, great choice. What year MiniTrail? looks like a 1960'. I like the earlier ones in the late fifties with the port hole window.

    And Bob that Chrysler 300 pretty cool 413 wedge cross ram induction dual quads. I was up in Estes Park Co. about a month ago and saw an identical version of Christine from the movie. Painted axactly like it [completely restored] and the front plate said Christine. For all I know it could have been one of the cars used in the movie. I have photos of it in my cell phone but have no way of downloading them.

    Identical to this with a black Christine plate on the front https://www.google.com/search?q=chri...&bih=726&dpr=1
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    If I was born in '63 the choice would've been easy -- the split rear window 'vette.

    Speaking of classic Jags... my dad had a 1952 XK120. Sold it when he got married and started a family. Replaced with a 3.8L sedan

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    If I was born in '63 the choice would've been easy -- the split rear window 'vette.

    Speaking of classic Jags... my dad had a 1952 XK120. Sold it when he got married and started a family. Replaced with a 3.8L sedan
    Yep 63' split window, 67' big block 427 tri power and on and on and on. Have to stay with your birth year. Bummer!
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    The 57 Chevy Bel-air.

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    Ahhh! The 1956 Vauxhall Velox!

    My Dad had one for a bit... This is what they did look like:

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    A few years ago I was doing a show in Christchurch NZ, and my runner took me out to the store in her car... it was one of these! It looked like the second picture... fookin immaculate!
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    Born in '66, how's the Mustang Shelby GT350 fit the bill for ya?!
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    '67 Shelby Cobra

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    1973 Cuda. Enough said......I'm even a Mustang guy, but how you can top the Cuda!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Lucky Bastard!
    My grandparents had one of those, totally stock and hardly used. Literally it was the "little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays" type deal. Unfortunately when she died (grandpa died a few years earlier) it was willed to a good friend of hers who helped her get around in her later years. Whenever we came to visit, my dad and us kids always cruised around town in it. We thought we were so cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    '74 Toyota FJ40

    I love these... I had to get a new car last year due to an accident and I almost pulled the trigger on an old FJ but settled for a new 4Runner due to future family plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    1973 Cuda. Enough said......I'm even a Mustang guy, but how you can you beat a Cuda.
    Great choice on a CUDA' for 73'. In the early ninties I owned a 71' CUDA' 340. When I had it very few people knew what or how important of a car it was to the muscle car era. I sold it around 1995' and the market was soft. Low and behold right after I sold it the show Nash Bridges came out. The star of the show was a 1971' HEMI CUDA' convertible. All of a sudden everybody knew what a CUDA' was and how cool they are. The market for them shot through the roof. A HEMI CUDA is upwards of a million bucks now. The 71' 340 like what I had go for $80 K. WTF I was so mad I sold it..
    So after I wrote this I googled Nash Bridges CUDA' check it out. Full story. Nash Bridges' 1970 Plymouth Barracuda on sale | Fox News
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    Trying to keep up with all these great choices.

    Cornfield a 74' Toyota FJ40 always liked those. Especially the popular V8 conversations these days.

    Hawg what are you kidding me. A 66' Shelby GT 350 stang. One of the most premo cars ever along with Jeffw 's 67' COBRA Shelby. Some years are better than others and you two scored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    1973 Cuda. Enough said......I'm even a Mustang guy, but how you can top the Cuda!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Great choice on a CUDA' for 73'. In the early ninties I owned a 71' CUDA' 340. When I had it very few people knew what or how important of a car it was to the muscle car era. I sold it around 1995' and the market was soft. Low and behold right after I sold it the show Nash Bridges came out. The star of the show was a 1971' HEMI CUDA' convertible. All of a sudden everybody knew what a CUDA' was and how cool they are. The market for them shot through the roof. A HEMI CUDA is upwards of a million bucks now. The 71' 340 like what I had go for $80 K. WTF I was so mad I sold it..
    So after I wrote this I googled Nash Bridges CUDA' check it out. Full story. Nash Bridges' 1970 Plymouth Barracuda on sale | Fox News
    Everyone who lived through the 70s gas crisis has a story like that I think. I had a 70 road runner, paid $400 bucks for it and treated it like a $400 car. It lasted me 2 years until I finally lost it sideways into a guardrail at speed.

    To really pull the big bucks, they need to have every number, tag, and paint dab correct. With the way 99% of them were treated, that's why they're so rare and expensive now.

    The holy grail of the 'cudas is the Phantasm car. IIRC the original one has ever been found.

    A sort-of-buddy of mine has a triple black hemi 'cuda with the shaker, 4-speed, leather interior, and overhead console. I haven't seen him for a while so I'm not sure if that ever got finished or not.
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    Bob my 71' CUDA' 340 auto slap stick I had in the ninties was a numbers matching car. I bought it in 1994' from an old lady that was the original owner. Bought from a local Plymouth dealer in San Diego. Abd I know how rare a triple black 70' or 71' HEMI CUDA is. Super rare color combo especially with HEMI leather shaker and four speed. Believe it or
    not a guy had one like that in San Diego numbers
    matching and restored. My 69' GTO Ram Air IV that I had in the early eighties was a numbers matching car and super rare only 759 Ram Air IV's were produced in 69'.

    Oh and Bob the Phantasm car was so bad ass. I used to watch that movie just to see that CUDA'. But I loved the movie another cult classic. The tall guy "you play a good game boy".

    Gerth, nice choice a 1969' GTO Judge convertible. Check out my old one in my avatar.

    And Hang21 picks one of the rarest of all a 1966'
    Flintstone Rock Hound, great choice for that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    My grandparents had one of those, totally stock and hardly used. Literally it was the "little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays" type deal. Unfortunately when she died (grandpa died a few years earlier) it was willed to a good friend of hers who helped her get around in her later years. Whenever we came
    to visit, my dad and us kids always cruised around
    town in it. We thought we were so cool!
    My parents were high school sweethearts in their eighties now except my mom passed away a year ago. But in high school my dad had a 55' Buickand my mom had a 55' Chevy red and white just like in the photo above. Granted the one above is a 57' the 55' was just as hot but without the large rear fins. So because my mom had the hotter car that's the one they drove everywhere.My family was recently going through some old photos. And we came across one of my dad looking like Fonzi posing in front of a my mom's brand new red and white 55' Chevy. I have some fond memories of my mother talking and joking about that car and her heavy right foot. And how she was the hot momma in high school because of it. She used to say all the boys wanted to date herbecause of that car. She had fire red hair and a fire red and white 55' Chevy. Ha,ha she had a sense of humor.

    Heres the photo of my dad at age 24 standing in front of my mom's new 55' Chevy back in the day, he's 82 now.
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    Was never a fan of American V-8's, even though the first car I remember my mom and dad having was a '56 Bel Aire, with a straight 6, and Dad's next car was a 63 Impala with a 327.

    But I was born a couple of years later. Always been a fan of Porsche's, never owned one, been a People's Car guy and owned more than my fair share of VW's, but the Porsche, even if a bit over priced, has been the apple of my eye.

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    1970 240Z. I owned a '72 for a while, I still miss that car.

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    I'm partial to the German Ladies. 1976 Porsche 930 for me please. The American muscle car offering for my time period aren't the greatest.
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    Re: "Your Favorite Car Of Your Birth Year"

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    1984 Toyota Pickup Truck

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    They sure don't make trucks like this nowadays. I miss the old style and off-road capabilities of these trucks.

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    I know it's supposed to be "favorite car", but nothing in my opinion comes close to this truck in 1984. Plus I'm not a hot rod/car guy. I like dem trucks.
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    1965 Land Rover

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    You guys are posting up vehicles that were made the year that you were born right. Your favorite car or truck from that year. Not favorite of all time. Birth year!
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    Yes Sir! Mr. DJ SIR!

    So far I'm the only 80's born kid in this thread. But from the O.C. Age Poll, I am a rare breed around here.
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    In the year that I was born, car companies were making tanks and planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Yes Sir! Mr. DJ SIR!

    So far I'm the only 80's born kid in this thread. But from the O.C. Age Poll, I am a rare breed around here.
    See post #7... I was born in '81.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    My grandparents had one of those, totally stock and hardly used. Literally it was the "little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays" type deal. Unfortunately when she died (grandpa died a few years earlier) it was willed to a good friend of hers who helped her get around in her later years. Whenever we came
    to visit, my dad and us kids always cruised around
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    My parents were high school sweethearts in their eighties now except my mom passed away a year ago. But in high school my dad had a 55' Buick and my mom had a 55' Chevy red and white just like in the photo above. Granted the one above is a 57' the 55' was just as hot but without the large rear fins. So because my mom had the hotter car that's the one they drove everywhere. My family was recently going through some old photos. And we came across one of my dad looking like Fonzi posing in front of a my mom's brand new red and white 55' Chevy. I have some fond memories of my mother talking and joking about that car and her heavy right foot. And how she was the hot momma in high school because of it. She used to say all the boys wanted to date her because of that car. She had fire red hair and a fire red and white 55' Chevy. Ha,ha she had a sense of humor.

    Heres the photo of my dad at age 24 standing in front of my mom's new 55' Chevy back in the day, he's 82 now.
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    My first car was a 53 Chevy Bel Air. My oldest brother gave it to me, I was too young to drive it and it never made it on the road. I use to sit in there and dream about driving it. I wanted to paint it two tone red and silver. But it was not to be, someone offered me cash for it and off to the demolish-in derby she went. Not mine but a duplicate.


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    For the most part 87 was a terrible time for cars. But I have always had a soft spot for a 328gts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Undies View Post
    1970 240Z. I owned a '72 for a while, I still miss that car.

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    Good choice, I also had a 72' 240 Z back in the late eighties. It wasn't stock either. I built the motor up, and it was putting out 290 H.P. balanced & blue printed .030 over dual down draft webbers Insky cam and ported and polished head 3 into 1 and 3 into 1 Hooker Header with dual cherry bombs and stacked exauast out the stock cut out in the back. White with black trim and same with the interior. Centerline wheels with 50's all around. And to top it off a fiberglass Porsch Whaletail out back. I had 3K in the motor alone. Got the car all done and ended up moving from Colorado to San Diego. I had it for about six months out there and got a new job at Home Depot. It was my first day and I was in orientation. I came out for lunch only to find my cherry Z my prize possession gone, It was stolen in broad daylight. I had never heard of anyone in Colorado having this happen. But I soon found out how common it happened in California. Anyway I had no insurance on it so I was devastated. I kept calling the police department every day to find out if it had been found. Every day for two weeks they told me no. Then one day they said yes it's at this tow yard. So I go down there only to find out it had been found 4 days after it was stolen. And it had accumulated $600 in storage fees. It was found dropped to the ground with $1500 of rims and tires gone. A $1000 stereo, speakers, a $200 radar detecter, a $150 car bra, all my personal items including a $400 gold chain and $100 sun glasses. They also wrecked the front end slightly, plus the brake rotors up front were damaged due to them dropping it on the ground. To my amazement my 3K motor was in tact. They weren't smart enough to pull it. Or even pull off the $1000 carburators. I was so bummed out because I didn't have inssurance. And also I had been having problems getting the car smogged prior to this, Due to all the smog equpment was missing and the motor built up for racing. Strict California smog laws prevted this. So I decided to sell it instead of dealing with the smog issues. I ended up pulling the motor and selling the car and motor seperately. Some guy bought the motor and he put it in a dune buggy. I lost a lot of money on that whole project. The motor ended up going for $650 and the car for $3000. My plan was to keep the motor and build another one some day. But I ended up basically giving the motor away for $650 because I had nowhere to store it anymore.
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