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  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 1, 2013 7:54 PM Flag

    Remember the old days when good cars could be had for very little money....

    A blue 51 Merc Convert for 80 bucks and drove it to work at the go-kart track.
    A nice grey 50 Merc coupe with a rebuilt Flathead V8 and nice interior for 125 bucks. A beautiful car that was totaled by the knucklehead i sold it to. He ran over some railroad tracks at 60 mph and tore the front end out of it.
    A 50 Plymouth 2-dr. wagon for 100 bucks. It was a nice car.
    A nice white 55 2-dr post chev with a built 301, 3-2's and 3 speed stick on the floor for 150 bucks. The engine wouldn't turn over, which turned out to only be a blown head gasket and a cylinder full of water. An easy fix.
    A nice lt. blue/white 56 2-dr. post with a 265 and 3-speed on the column for 175 bucks.
    A 35 Ford 2-dr. sedan with a stock 56 buick 322 V8 and stock 3 speed, top cover tranny (which was replaced many times) for 600 bucks. That was a lot of money back then.
    A 62 Ford lt. blue 2-dr. ,406 4-speed with low miles for 2200 bucks. One of the fastest cars in the state at that time.
    A beautiful, like new, white 65 Chev Impala 2'dr hardtop for 1500 bucks. i drove it to Miami and back to NO. Dak. A GREAT driving car.
    A nice original, Burgandy 49 Ford 2-dr sedan with the flathead V8 and 3-speed on the column. It was parked on a street in Kansas City for 550 bucks in 1974. i bought it and drove it to Seattle. Other than having to put brushes in the generator in Spokane, it was a flawless, FUN FUN FUN drive. i think i had that for 10 or 15
    years and then Street Rods and Muscle cars took over the brain.
    Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Frankie, Dion, Gene Chandler, Gene Vincent, the Beatles, The Stones, Pink Floyd, etc,etc, etc, etc
    The Baby Boomers couldn't have been born at a more beautiful time in history....

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