i want all three!

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by 2011etec, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

  2. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    I love wagons, too.:thumbsup:
     
  3. bandg69

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    I owned a '77 Colony Park that I bought new. Red w/red leather interior
    and 460 Lincoln drive train. It gave me a whopping 7 to 9 miles a gallon
    at a time when gas prices were soaring . Drove it until 1983 a went with a new Colony Park but downsized to a 351.
    Great highway cruisers.
     
  4. KentTeffeteller

    KentTeffeteller Gimpus Stereophilus!

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    I love Wagons, and drive one currently. A 1999 Ford Taurus SE Wagon, 3 liter Duratec, 4 wheel ABS Disc brakes.
     
  5. arts

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    I have always been and always will be a wagon man. Oddly enough,when I was a kid I knew someone who had that exact same year/colour Chrysler wagon. That thing could pass anything but a gas station! It also left a lot of ''muscle-car'' drivers wondring wtf just happened......o_O
     
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    KentTeffeteller Gimpus Stereophilus!

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    My wagon is not a "I Want", it is an "I Need" due to my being a wheelchair user.
     
  7. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    I bought my mercury marquis brougham (sp) in 1981.It was a totally loaded 77 landbarge though not a wagon the reason it was for sale was gas prices ,recession and its ability to eat gas at a prodigious rate.(460 cid).i told the dealer he would take my off and gladly as nobody else was or could afford to run the monster at that time.Couple hours later i was the proud owner of a ocean liner and being single with a decent job i could actually afford to feed the giant pig.My offer was less than half the asking price all in.I can only dream of a colony park of the same era.
     
  8. savatage1973

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    Do all of them come with oars :rflmao:? But seriously, I love those big old "land yachts". Growing up, we had a '73 Buick wagon with the 455 and the power/retractable rear window/tailgate, just like that Olds. Oh yeah--and the rear-facing third row seat. A friend of mine has the "ultimate wagon"--a 60's Cadillac Hearse--if he ever decides to sell it, it will end up in my garage. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. 2011etec

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    remember the gigantic Pontiac ambulances? [​IMG]
     
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  10. gadget73

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    I think for me the Chrysler wins in all aspects except one: that bad-ass clamshell tailgate. Sorry, but that was just cool.

    I will admit to not liking the green interior that was so hot in the 70s though. Doesn't matter who made it, it just reminds me of the head-spinning vomit scene from Exorcist. People had appliances and whole cars in that color too, and that was every bit as horrible IMO.
     
  11. savatage1973

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    My cousin (may he RIP) had a '72 Chevy station wagon in two-tone seafoam green and primer gray finish--it was a "project"--we used to both race cars on the track. That 3-ton monstrosity had an 800 hp blown 427 under the hood, but it looked like such a beater, and because of the radical cam, sounded like it would die at any moment--amazing how much money we made racing kids with Novas and Chevelles--no fancy paint job (unless you like primer), no fancy wheels or tires, but enough dead weight to hold traction when all that torque hit. And it had a green interior similar to the Chrysler, only in classic "velour"--no leather or "pleather".
     
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  13. savatage1973

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    Looky what just showed up at a little local corner car lot in my neck of the woods. 1981--only 60K on the clock.
     

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    Looking to buy, or just looking?
     
  16. savatage1973

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    I need that like I need a brick upside the head--but thought it was relevant to this thread. Coinky Dinky??? At least it has a 350 4bbl, not the 301 Pontiac motor from hell.
     
  17. James Hart

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    I owned the red one on Hemmings... but in dark green. I bought it from the father of a girl I graduated with for $300 2 years after getting out of high school. I bought it for a 'band vehicle'. Unfortunately it burned more fuel than we made most shows :p

    My favorite part of the wagon was how the steering wheel was more of a suggestion than a command :)
     
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    Ooooo 350 4bbl from 1981, maybe pushing 170HP with a tail wind? :)
     
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    Sounds about right--3 tons of metal and plastic with a smog motor from hell in it.
     
  20. MaxxVolume

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    My idea of a nice "sport wagon"....BMW E46 touring....lowered, suspension kit, big brakes, 340 HP S54 motor, 6-speed manual.

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