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Whats the oldest car you've ridden in?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by sanford12, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. sanford12

    sanford12 Old Stuff New Stuff As long as it's Good Stuff Subscriber

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    The owner of the chevy dealership in the town where I grew up was a neighbor and were very kind to all the kids in the neighborhood. They had a 1910 Maxwell that they got out one day and I was lucky enough to ride in it. It also involved a little human help getting up a small steep hill. Fun day for a 12 year old.
     
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  2. EngineerNate

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    My great uncle's 1934 Packard convertible. He was 93 at the time and honked the "ooga!" horn and waved at every girl we drove past. :rflmao:
     
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  3. gadget73

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    Oldest was a 1915 Stanley tour bus. Second was a 1916 Rauch & Lang electric. If you know what a Baker electric from the teens looks like, its basically a twin. Both were available for rides at a historic estate I visited a year ago. They have an open house a couple times a year and you can go check out the Stanley Steamer collection along with their other antique cars. Some they have running around the property.

    http://auburnheights.org/collections/automobiles/

    both on that page.
     
  4. 10ear

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    1915 Ford Model T Touring.
     
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    A few restored Ford Model Ts, some 30s to 40s hot rods, and plenty of 50s and up. The oldest cars I'v owned where a 57 Ford Custom 2 door sedan and a 62 Pontiac Catalina 4 door. I'v owned and built up plenty of 60s to 70s mussel cars.
     
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    My first car was a 1950 Dodge hotrod. My second car was a 1969 Road Runner. I don't think I've ridden in anything older than the Dodge. Funny to think that the 1950 felt so old in 1984 but a late 1970's car still feels like it could easily be a daily driver today.
     
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    a '35 Oldsmobile. :)
     
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    My brother's 1961 Volkswagen "Beetle" with Saxomat. Saxomat was a sort of simple Automatic.
     
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    1937 Austin Seven 'Ruby' colour - black, no heater, no radio, and no 'boot' (= trunk), just a fold down luggage rack that you tied your suitcases onto. :)

    A lot like this:
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    It was around 18 years old when I first rode in it, and Dad sold it well before I was old enough to drive it. :(

    I still remember the number plate. :)

    Happy days.
     
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  12. FONSguy

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    1929 Model A Ford.
     
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  14. BigElCat

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    '48 Mercury convertible, with T-Bird 312, three deuce carbs.
     
  15. noogies

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    1930 Coupe here. It belonged to my dad.
     
  16. sfox52

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    Model A Ford w/ rumbleseat, I'm not sure what year it was. My dad was a Ford dealer and he brought the Model A home a couple times when I was young, 5 or 6 years old.
     

     

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  17. quaddriver

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    Well, if by car you mean automobile, and aside from any 'race' cars which started life as a 50's something chevy, then my earliest memories would have to be my dads 65 GTO. I am told my mom and dad had an older belvedere (sp) wagon and a rambler, but I was just an infant.

    If you mean car such that it could be 'train car' then if would have to be the shit that the Cass Scenic Railroad pushes up the hill. I am told they are turn of last century
     
  18. tanker 200

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    I would say a Model T, a friend of mine has several and drives them daily, We use the trucks all the time

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  19. Pio1980

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    Offhand, maybe a 1924 Studebaker Light Six touring I owned in the early 1960s was the oldest.
    Otherwise, I've owned, ridden, or driven 1920s vehicles from Pierce Arrow and REO to Stanley steam cars.
     
  20. SA-708

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    I rode in the rumbleseat of a Ford Model A; I was very young and do not remember the model year.
     

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