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Old 02-06-2008, 09:41 AM   #225
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So let me get this straight....

At 55 I'm an antique?
I prefer to think of people and furniture in the same category. You have to be 100 years old to be an antique so I still lack 4 years 'till I'm at the half-way point!

Besides, I think of myself like wine and cheese, we may sour first , be we just get better with age. But, if we hang around too long, we will get a little moldy and start to smell bad.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:57 PM   #226
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Am tickled pink (as flamingos) this site has evolved to such an extent.
I inquired 2006? re: forum for owners of both classic cars and Airstreams. Was advised, not feasible...too many models of cars. You guys have done it, Congrats to all!!!

Owners of 1975 Argosy and 1961 Impala 4 door sedan.
Family car, not coveted by collectors, but apparently quite rare. Family cars were driven to death and then crushed. Trophy for "special interest", every car show we attend, a throng of middle class, blue collar, (us included) people gravitate to this car. "Dad had this car"..."my brothers first car"..."I took my wife to the prom in this car" etc. etc. We invite people to sit behind the steering wheel and enjoy the nostalgia.

The older we get, the more we appreciate happy memories from the past. We aim to please.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #227
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Our Family Heirloom

This is our '64 Impala. It's been in the family since new. The only work done on it was a paint job I did in 1984. The original had faded on the trunk. Otherwise it's completely original. I wish I could pull the Argosy 20 with it but I cant bring myself to drill holes for the hitch!
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:27 PM   #228
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Wish we could tow the AS with our classic, but it would take too much to make it tow ready. Perhaps we will have to trade it for something else in the future. A classic station wagon would be great!
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:02 PM   #229
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This is our '64 Impala. It's been in the family since new. The only work done on it was a paint job I did in 1984. The original had faded on the trunk. Otherwise it's completely original. I wish I could pull the Argosy 20 with it but I cant bring myself to drill holes for the hitch!
edeeseng,
Since my parents always bought Chevys and I was able to drive them in High School I do have a weakness for the early sixties models. I guess I have a weakness for 60's Airstream now also.
A Jet Smooth Ride!

So just for fun here are a few pictures taken at the Vermont International Rally 2002.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:59 PM   #230
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This is our '64 Impala. It's been in the family since new. The only work done on it was a paint job I did in 1984. The original had faded on the trunk. Otherwise it's completely original. I wish I could pull the Argosy 20 with it but I cant bring myself to drill holes for the hitch!
You could consider talking to a local hitch installer and see if they can build one that bolts to existing holes

Beautful car. I love the early sixties cars and many of them make great TV's. Driven with appropriate care they look outstanding out in front of an Airstream.

Thanks for sharing the picture

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Old 02-08-2008, 12:03 AM   #231
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Wish we could tow the AS with our classic, but it would take too much to make it tow ready. Perhaps we will have to trade it for something else in the future. A classic station wagon would be great!
Very nice car. I'll bet you get a lot of attention when out cruising in that one.

I know there are those on the Forum who think it's foolish, irresponsible, immature etc. but if I had your convertible it would be proudly towing my Airstream.

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Old 02-08-2008, 12:04 AM   #232
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edeeseng,
Since my parents always bought Chevys and I was able to drive them in High School I do have a weakness for the early sixties models. I guess I have a weakness for 60's Airstream now also.
A Jet Smooth Ride!

So just for fun here are a few pictures taken at the Vermont International Rally 2002.
Are either of these yours Safari62? Got any more pictures to share?

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Old 02-08-2008, 07:10 AM   #233
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This is our '64 Impala. It's been in the family since new. The only work done on it was a paint job I did in 1984. The original had faded on the trunk. Otherwise it's completely original. I wish I could pull the Argosy 20 with it but I cant bring myself to drill holes for the hitch!
Hook her up Ed. The Impala's look great with the bullets in tow.

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Old 02-08-2008, 08:55 AM   #234
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Very nice car. I'll bet you get a lot of attention when out cruising in that one.

I know there are those on the Forum who think it's foolish, irresponsible, immature etc. but if I had your convertible it would be proudly towing my Airstream.

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Thanks! It does get lots of attention. I think our 28' Ambassador would be too large to tow with the Skylark. It has the HP but would need better brakes, (drums all the way around) a trannie cooler and of course a receiver would have to be installed. I think the gearing is 2:71 and that would probably have to be changed as well. I am sure short trips would be no problem if we had the work done.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:49 PM   #235
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Am tickled pink (as flamingos) this site has evolved to such an extent.
I inquired 2006? re: forum for owners of both classic cars and Airstreams. Was advised, not feasible...too many models of cars. You guys have done it, Congrats to all!!!

Owners of 1975 Argosy and 1961 Impala 4 door sedan.
Family car, not coveted by collectors, but apparently quite rare. Family cars were driven to death and then crushed. Trophy for "special interest", every car show we attend, a throng of middle class, blue collar, (us included) people gravitate to this car. "Dad had this car"..."my brothers first car"..."I took my wife to the prom in this car" etc. etc. We invite people to sit behind the steering wheel and enjoy the nostalgia.



The older we get, the more we appreciate happy memories from the past. We aim to please.
I know what you mean....my folks had a '55 Ford Fairlane 4 door sedan...
Great Car!!!! I remember driving it when I was a young lad with a fresh license...
You rarely see the sedans anymore...only the convertibles and Crown Vics.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:32 PM   #236
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I just finished drooling on my keyboard after reading all 17 pages in this thread. Y'all are a bunch of lucky folks. I have had a 64 Corvair Monza, 64 VW bug, 66 Chevy pickup, 72 Chevy pickup, 74 Toyota wagon( this in college, me and three friends would put our MT. bikes in the back and on bike rack and head to the mountains((east TN.)) it would always slow to 20 mph top speed on the steeper grades), 74 Ford f150. Now the oldest thing I have is the Argosy. I also just aquired a 1990 Ford F150 Lariat XLT Super Cab that looks pretty nice that we will be towing the Argosy with now. Sold all my motorcycles too, I have to ride my son's cr70 out in the field now. This was one of my favorite bikes:
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:51 AM   #238
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Not too many Japanese marques represented here ( probably a good reason for that ), but technically my modest FJ 45 Landcruiser makes it by being over 25. Blessed with Chev derived technology under the hood and a fibreglass roof on top ( the only panel without any rust I might add ), photographed before entering restoration in Tandem with the 64 Sovereign, It will be great to see them together. The Americana on this thread has been amazing, indeed all the classics mentioned bring a smile to my face. Great stuff.
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