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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 05, 2005 10:02 AM
there's been alot my parent's have had.
i know my dad had a 68 'cuda,
a 69 camaro rs,
a 60's something valiant race car,
a 65 pontiac catalina,
79 olds cutlass,
76 pontiac firebird T/A etc.
and my mom has had a 4 door 61 desoto
and a 65 dart gt,
any other's i can't recall right now.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 05, 2005 3:18 PM
I will do my grandpas cars since my dads were not all that exciting except for the hemi charger.
1. the desoto hemi powered 41 plymouth coupe
2. 51 chevy cant remember engine.
3. 54 chevy with caddilac engine
4. 57 chevy with the 283
5. 60 dodge
6. 62 plymouth something
7.mid sixties dart
8. 64 polara 330 with 426 wedge
9. 69 cuda with 383
10. 69 hemi oarnge charger with the beastly 426 hemi
11.71 charger with 440 six pac and manual 4 speed
12. the rest were fairly boring. 13. his new 06 charger with custom exhuast and all sorts of other stuff. He was a mopar guy because he opened a dealership in chicago in 1969. The new charger is scary fast! I cant wait to revell releases it! Theres one other car I would build and that would be my dad and is #s matching 76 trans am 455 sd
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Posted by glindley on Monday, December 05, 2005 4:21 PM
I can only remember a couple of my stepdads cars , a 1955 or 56 Pontiac and a 1970 Cadilac. I have built the Caddy from an old Johan kit . Her is a list of cars that I have owned. 1954 Ford club coupe , 1958 Chevy Bel Air, 2 1941 Chevies 1962 VW bug , 1966 Chevelle , 1968 Datsun 2000 , 1966 Buick Skylark GS . 1972 Vega GT , 1973 Nova , 1973 GMC pickup 454 , 1978 Buick Skylark ,1929 Chevy 2door sedan , 1939 Ford pickup, 1949 Chevy pickup , 1955 Chevy pickup , 1956 Ford pickup 1965 chevy pickup, 1966 Chevy pickup, 1967 Chevy pickup, 1971 Chevy Pickup, 1949 Ford pickup, and some others not worth mentioning. Whew ! I have already modeled the ones that I can get kits of . LOL gary.
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Posted by mikem on Monday, December 05, 2005 4:58 PM
A few of the cars my parents had I'd love to build:
'55 Olds 98 Starfire convertible
'59 Buick Electra Convertible
'55 Buick
'64 Pontiac Catalina
'68 Pontiac Bonneville
'72 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 2:13 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Gerard

I fondly recall:

the early-60's SAAB 93 with fabric sunroof ( the teardrop shaped model with 2-cycle, 3-cylinder engine, with freewheel).

1962 Pontiac Catalina wagon


Not many saab`s in this tread..

My fathers cars as long as i know;
1977 Saab 99 5-door silver
1979 Saab 99 3-door dark blue
1982 Opel Kadett wagon white
1985 Opel Kadett Wagon white with painted bumpers
1988 Opel Omega Wagon white with painted bumpers
1994 Opel Astra Wagon white with painted bumpers
1996 Opel Vectra 4-door purple
1999 Opel Astra wagon black
1999 Opel Vectra wagon black
1993 Saab 900 white with aero styling ( Mine now)
2000 Saab 9-3 black (now)
1979 Saab 99 2-door yellow (full restauration 3 years ago, not driven in winter after, driven 90000 km) (My father has started å kit on this car, scale 1:43, i`ve orded one myself..)
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Posted by bugace on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 3:55 AM
Here is the proof for me living in the wrong place!
Still some of thes are poosible to build.
When married toghter they owned:
-65 VW 1300 (Hasegawa)
-68 VW 1300(Tamiya)
-74 VW Passat(Dasher)S Stationwagon 5door
My mother after divorce:
-71 Opel Kadett 1100 Caravan (Resin Drag Coupe to be converted?? Don't think so.)
-72 Renault 12 S/W
-73 Audi 100(5000)LS
-79 Mitsubishi Colt Sigma Galant GLS 1600
-82 Toyota Carina 1600
-88 Mazda 626 2.0i S/W
-96 VW Passat 2.0 GL S/W
My father: All of these have been used as Taxies(then private) except the Thouran
-82 Ford Granada L 2.0 sedan
-85 Peugeot 505 Break Familiale TD
-88 MB 300 TD Sedan (Revell AG)
-91 MB C250
-93 VW Caravelle Diesel Long version
unsure about the years here
MB E250 TDI (Fujimi)
MB E290 TDI (Fujimi)
Peugeot Boxer 12 seat buss
-03 MB E220 CDI
-03 VW Thouran TDI (Chinese diecast)
I don't think he realy likes it, but he have to commit that the PUG 505 was his best car ever. He drove 383000 km, just with ordinary services before any major incidents with that car. Of course it was the timerbelt that broke, but that car was remarkeble.
He has now orderd a MB 313 CDI buss to replace the Boxer.

Any help with the others would be appriciated!!


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Posted by bwmyers18 on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 6:20 AM
I've already built my dad his '65 Tempest 389 , now I need help buliding his '61 MGA ... any ideas for a kit?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 03, 2006 11:49 PM
These are my grandfathers past cars, his where cooler than my fathers Wink

-'55 Chevy 4-door: two-tone green, base model
-'58 Triumph sports car, bright red with black top, 5-speed
-'57 Ford Fairlane 500: 2-door, two-tone white on light blue, special order police intercepter engine. We don't know what size engine but he says the car HAULED Big Smile. (I REALLY WISH I HAD)
-'61 Chevy station wagon: not sure what kind. it was dark blue and small.
-'64 Ford Falcon: 2-door, inline-6, 3-speed manual, company car i think.
-'68 Pontiac Catalina: 4-door, white with blue top and interior, 400ci (I WISH I HAD)
-'72 Ford LTD station wagon: fully equiped, brown all around, wood panels, 429 big block, 8 miles to the gallon if you we're lucky Big Smile.
-'75 Ford Gran Torino station wagon: white with blue interior, wood panels, 351m I think. (wish I had)
-'76 Toyota station wagon: Piece of crap! 12 MPG with a 6-cylinder. Fenders keep rusting through. Muffler keep needing replaced, back then they costed like 3 times as much as a domestic muffler.
-'81 Chevy Citation: slow, but a good car Smile.
-'85 Buick Park Avenue: Charcol grey all around, matching vinyl top. State of the art when it first came out. great fuel economy from the 3.8 V6. They owned this car longer than any other, 17 years. Gave it to my aunt, whom gave it to ME 3 years later. ( I DO own this car now Cool, and take good care of it)
-'86 Chevy Celeberty wagon: 3.1 V6, we liked this car when I was little and cryed when they traded it WAAA lol.
-'91 Dodge Caravan: white with blue interior, wood paneling (butt ugly on that car), had MANY problems and one major recall from faulty hatch latches. not a good van. what they traded the celeberity for Angry
-'99 Pontiac Montana: white with grey leather interior, fully equiped, great van! very nible for it's size.( He still owns)
-'96 Oldsmobile 88 LSS: Silver Leaf with cream interior, fully equiped, kind of slow dispite it's 3800 series 2. (He still owns)
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 04, 2006 12:55 PM
The only car could actually realistically build would be my dad's Jag E-type.

although i would really really really like an Austin Metro. the first car i can remember. many happy memories of it. Scaletrix even did one in the 80's. should get one one day...


(for all you people stateside who've never even heard of this car!)
Will
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Posted by Tarazed on Saturday, February 04, 2006 2:30 PM
Hmmm....
67 Dodge Polara 4 door
71 Gremlin
74 Dart Swinger 2-door
76 Chevelle Malibu 2-door
80 Ford LTD 2-door
83 Chev Malibu 4-door
84 Chevette (I know this was kitted)
87 Chev Celebrity
89 Mustang (LX 4 cyl sedan... yuck)
93 Olds Acheiva
94 Toyota Corolla (His only non-domestic buy)
98 Sunfire
01 Impala
03 Cavalier
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Posted by ss454 on Saturday, February 04, 2006 8:31 PM
my dads red, 1974 trans-am with ram air, glass packs, slapper bars, rear window louvers, wide rear tires and more cool stuff, that and my grandpas 1992 camaro rs convertible (its purple)
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Posted by lordairgtar on Saturday, February 04, 2006 11:50 PM
Father had...
1949 Studebaker
1949 Ford tudor *
1954 Ford Mainline*
1959 Rambler 4 door*
1959 Pontiac 2 door*
1961 Chevy wagon*
1965 Chevy BelAir*
1972 Chevy Impala*
1981 Chevy Citation*
1982 Buick Regal*

Mother had...
1975 Ford Granada
1980 Pontiac Sunbird*
1984 Mercury Cougar
1984 Plymouth Duster*
1995 Ford Escort, which I know own

Paternal Grandfather had...
1950 Plymouth
1955 Buick
1960 Buick Lesabre*
1969 Buick Skylark Custom*
1973 Buick Regal
1974 Buick Lesabre
1977 Buick Lesabre
1981 Buick Lesabre
198? Buick Grand National*
all marked with asterisk denotes possible models from kits , resin , or modified kit and resin.

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Posted by eizzle on Sunday, February 05, 2006 2:20 PM
If I had to pick on vehicle my father drove, it would be our '85 Ford F-250 pickup. I picked it out when I was about 6 years old, and when I turned 16, he let me drive it until I was 19, then he told me since I was working full time I should go get a newer truck that was nicer. I learned to drive in that truck, in a cornfield hauling firewood! it was also the first vehicle I drove (illegaly) on the tarmac :) When we sold it, it had 150,000 miles on the original I-6 and I still see it to this day driving around!
Its not custom if the "check engine" light isn't on
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 09, 2006 9:23 PM
Only one that I wish to build and will one day is the;
63 Dodge phoenix , plymouth I think to you guys stateside.
It was jet black, 4 door , push button everything, and was the biggest and best, cool lookin car in our town at that time. Sadly written off by a drunk a few months later. Last seen being carved up by my ole man with an oxy and dumped in a land-fill.
Very hard kit to find. Impossible in 4dr as Canada and Australia, ( I have been told) were the only 4dr market in the world.
Cheers, chris.
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Posted by Jantrix on Friday, February 10, 2006 2:10 AM
My Dad's first car was a 40 Dodge business coupe. That would be it for me.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2006 5:54 AM
Before I was born my father had a 34 Chevy 4 door Sedan with a Rat-Fink mural on the back of it, that'd be kinda cool to model. The car I remember most growing up was a two-tone Blue 66 Holden Stationwagon, wouldn't have a clue where to start with that one. So far as I know, no models have ever been produced of this car.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2006 6:00 AM
Before I was born my father had a 34 Chevy 4 door Sedan with a Rat-Fink mural on the back of it, that'd be kinda cool to model. The car I remember most growing up was a two-tone Blue 66 Holden Stationwagon, wouldn't have a clue where to start with that one. So far as I know, no models have ever been produced of this car.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2006 6:03 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by erase one

Before I was born my father had a 34 Chevy 4 door Sedan with a Rat-Fink mural on the back of it, that'd be kinda cool to model. The car I remember most growing up was a two-tone Blue 66 Holden Stationwagon, wouldn't have a clue where to start with that one. So far as I know, no models have ever been produced of this car.


At least you 'man' enough to admit the holden fopar...we also had the ....shudder...pink EK, with white roof holden before the 'phoenix' .
Reckon the old grey motor could not of pulled me grandmothers 'falsies' out LaughLaugh
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Posted by NitroChargerAAFC on Friday, February 10, 2006 9:05 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by NitroChargerAAFC

Daaaamn i wish sooooooooooo much i could build my Dad's '85 Dodge Ram D-150 Royal SE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well... i'll keep on dreaming!!!!

Ok...! I had a good look at all the posts of this thread and figured out i didn't do it the right way...Black EyeTongueBig SmileLol!! So lets see...

My dad had:
----'79 Mercury Capri (this one got stolen...the guy must not have kept it too long with her burnt clucth and valves!!!!)

----1983 Dodge Charger 2.2 (ended up crashed)

----'85 Dodge Ram D-150 Royal SE --MY FAVORITE ONE! LollL!!-- (sold only for a litle rust hole in the rear left fender (when i say little...a pencil tip would be bigger!!... Man!, i had history with that truck!!!!!! Spent 14 years of my life with this one --the best years!--and almost ''started'' it in this truck...if my dad hadn't flew at 100 mph to the hospital (that was on August 31st 1986, exactly! lol)!Tongue. I'm trying to find it back in the ''for sale'' ads in order to buy it and get reunited with it but... haven't found it yet...I guess i'll just have to buy another '85 and make it look like the one we had!!!TongueTongue

----'92 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 (this one came from my grandfather... This was a kind of heritage we got after he died... We sold it 5 years ago after the camshaft got out of of its mounting points, resulting in all the ''alarm lights'' in the dash lighting at the same time like a christmas tree and ending up with a dead engine!!! This is the only time in my life that i've seen something like this happen! This is due to the fact that my grand father almost never drove it and from one day to another, the car started to be used each intensively!!!!!!!!!! The engine was aleready starting to die before we had it!!!!!

---'01 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD crew cab with Vortec 6 L. (we currently have it and love it so much! He's a real tank! lol!)


What my grandfather (on my dad's side) had (that i remember...):

----1968 Ford Galaxie 500 (my uncle became its second owner and...got it crashed!...)

----'73 Chevrolet Impala (he had 2: one white and one green.)

---'83 Ford LTD (that one was pretty cool! i always liked this one... I even remember it was dark blue!!)

----'87 Buick LeSabre (don't remember what happened to this one...)

----'92 Buick LeSabre ( his last car, wich we had when he died, back in '93, like previously said)

What my grandfather (on my mom's side) that i remember...:

----'29 Buick (that's way back when he was waaaaaaay younger)
----Early '70's Chevrolet Blazer
----Early '70's Chevrolet Monte Carlo
----'83 Buick Regal
----Late '80's Cadillac Eldorado
----'95 Buick LeSabre Custom (wich he still owns)
Well, these are all the cars i remember that have been in my family!!! Not as much as many of you, guys, but still got good number wheels over the years! lol!
Alexandre, The Hot rodder!! ----Nothing can be better than an American car!!!!!--- (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/81GrandPrixLJ/)
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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, February 10, 2006 11:23 AM
The biggest one that I'd like to model was my father's first car, but it has never been released as a decent kit: a '40 Mercury convertible.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2006 12:39 PM
Well, if we're going back to grandparents....

My Grandad used to have a Chevy convertible (wish i knew what year) when he was in Southern Rhodesia- now Zimbabwe. It was rhd, and i've love to know if that was factory or converted.

When finally returning to the UK in 1946 (after the war) he bought a 'jeep' from war surplus for his newly bought post office. (there were few 'proper' roads where our family lived in the early 50's). His best friend from the regiment who lived with our family all his life also bought a jeep in the late 40's and kept it until the mid 60's. My mum seems to remember it being painted cream using the left-over paint from re-decorating the skirting boards in the hall. Until then (about 1963) it was still in it's British Army khaki scheme!!!!

howabout that for a modelabble family motoring story? (well it's a bit rubbish actually cos their next-door neighbour took advantage of the 40's WD surplus sale to buy a 'massive american airforce staff car' ('uncle' Sam- grandad's friend's- words) in about 1951, which could be anything, but still, must have been quite cool.)

Will
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 10, 2006 1:59 PM
Here they are:
    Mom's Cars
  • 59 Chevy Biscayne 4dr. cream
  • 66 Chevy Biscayne 4dr. beige (her favorite)
  • 67 Buick LeSabre 4dr. met. blue
  • 73 Buick Century 2dr. met. brown / tan top
  • Late 70's style mail Jeep sliding doors gold / gold shag rug on inside lolLaugh
  • 77 Chrysler LeBaron 4dr. grey met.
  • 77 Olds 98 Regency met red/red/red
  • 89 Buick Regal 2dr. white
  • 93 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2dr. black (already built)
  • 97 Plymouth Grand Voyager green
    Step-Dad's Cars
  • 55 Pontiac Chief 2dr. red/white
  • 55 Dodge Ex-Squad Car black
  • 59 Chevy Biscayne 4dr. cream (my mom sold him this car years before they met again and got married)
  • Early 60's Stude brown Confused
  • 64 Buick Riviera 401met. coral pink (very rare)his favorite
  • 66 Pontiac Executive 4dr. creamish yellowish
  • 66 Pontiac Bonneville 2dr. white his 2nd favorite
  • 71 Dodge Polara 2dr. 383 met grey
  • 74 Chevy Caprice 4dr. met blue / white top
  • 75 Dodge Van Tradesman 200 met. pea green w/ purple tinted windows (ugly but pimped out)
  • 78 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham 4dr. goldish brown beautiful car with wimpy 301 motorSad
  • 83 Olds Delta 88 Royale Brougham 2dr. black and beautiful, his 3rd favorite car that he kept until he died 2 years ago.
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Posted by renegadesaleen on Saturday, February 18, 2006 7:15 AM
I'm lucky that both my parents have always been into cool car since the '60's. Most of their cool ones can be built.

My dads cool cars
1964 1/2 mustang
1965 mustang
1966 mustang (purchased new)
1969 mustang GT fastabck - 351 4 speed
1969 Boss 302 traded it for the Mach 1 below
1969 Mach 1-red, 428cj 4 speed
1993 lightning-black

My mom's cool cars
1969 mach 1-red, 390cid 4 speed (purchased new) daily driver untill 1976
1970 torino GT- 351/auto
1977 Mustang II - 4cyl 4 speed
1984 lincoln Mark 7
1988 Thunder bird Turbo coupe -(purchased new) 5 speed!!
1988 Saleen #207- still have but now its a 9 second drag car that I get to race!!!
1991 Lincoln Mark7 LSC
1995 Saleen S351 #05-laser red. purchased in '98 with 5k miles it now has 12k miles on it
1996 mustang Cobra- laser red bought it as a leftover in '97 with 330 miles on it then when it reached 3k miles traded it in for the Saleen S351 listed above.

I have the S351 kit and if I can find a saleen ground effects for the '88 I would build one just like it.
Heres a link to car domain were out of over 300,000 registered cars were the '88 Saleen is currently ranked 13 th fastest veified car in which you have to produce timeslips and prove your car can run what you claim. Its kind of funny think that it used to be my moms daily driver from '91-'94.
http://www.cardomain.com/member_pages/search_results.cgi?top=qtr_mile
Now my dad just drives a Ford F250 and my mother drives a Grand Prix GT daily since she hardly ever drives the S351.However she really like the new mustangs and I would'nt be surprised if she got one. She's still into cars at 60years old!!!
Well I rambled on long enough. Later,
Mike
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Posted by durr on Saturday, February 18, 2006 11:49 AM
late 50's rambler american wagon
55 newyorker
60 newyorker
61 valiant
65 olds 88
67 merc wagon
68 fairlane
these were only while i was at home
goin down the hiway doin 65 hit the shifter to "R" for race
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 19, 2006 11:21 PM
Cool Well, I didn't like what my mother or father drove, but my sister had A cool 1972 mustang sprint coupe and not the fastback. It was such the envy of the neighborhood primarily because it was red, white, and blue. I sure would like to build it for her but I can't find A kit with this body style.Sad
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 20, 2006 7:30 AM
1976 Corvette...

Dark metallic green... bought new and MAN, was it sweet
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Posted by weaver on Monday, February 20, 2006 4:23 PM
1978 Pontiac Safari station wagon. Biggest car I've ever driven!
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Posted by 6 on Monday, February 20, 2006 4:31 PM
Since my opening post; I wanted to add some cars after those unforgettable Vegas. Since then, things got only a little better with a 78 Malibu; (ugly brown with a lighter, ugly brown interior). He then got into used Camaros (and I mean really used, as in $1000 or less each). He transitioned into a Chevy midsized pick up; my younger brother couldn't keep up with the payments! Then, I regret to admit, he got into Kia compacts.... oh, the betrayal. He'd get great deals and warrantees on new ones, drive them a couple years, give them to my siblings and buy another. He's off that kick now and I think he's back into pre-beaters; he likes working on them and no more new cars since he discovered Royal Caribbean, Carnival, etc.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:48 PM
a 2002 F350 lariat crewcab.
a 1986 freightliner conventional
1988 peterbilt conventional
197? gremlin( the one just before the hockey stripe)it was a v8 of course(and id grow an afro just to make it all real)
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Posted by horsepower on Thursday, April 13, 2006 6:28 PM
1951 Pontiac "torpedo"(their version of the Fleetline)
1964 Chevelle Malibu (not the Super Stock version) bench seat 4 speed
There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.

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