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Posted by stryfe101 on Thursday, April 13, 2006 6:36 PM
My parents had boring cars after they had me, but my Dad did have a nice 71' Challenger before..thats the only one I can think of that i'd like to build(unfortunatly no one makes that kit)

Dad
Triump Spitfire
71' Challenger
77 Cutlass
76 Plymouth Sheriffs Car(had this when I was young..wish he still did)
83 Chevy Celebrity
86 Olds Ciera
91 Chevy s10 blazer(both of my parents
92 Buick Regal
2000 S10 blazer 4door(what he has now)

Mom
Austin Healey
74 Chevy w/ 454
78 Honda Civic
75 Buick Century(became my brothers)
77 Buick Regal(became my brothers, then mine..wish I still had it)
86 Olds Calais (became my first car)
92-94 Cavalier Convertible(cool car)
91-93 Buick Skylark(not so cool of a car)
94 Nissan Altima
96 Geo Prizm
now a 96 Lumina that was my grandfathers

so like I said i'd only like to build a kit of my dads old challenger...now my real car choices are influenced by whether I can build a model of it
(i've had a g-body regal and a nissan 240sx...both of which had kits)
nothing catchy here
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Posted by heepey on Thursday, April 13, 2006 7:30 PM
Many of my dad's cars/trucks were put together from other people's junk that have never been kitted:
'51 Willys wagon-the botom half of the body was a from a '47 put together with screws
'58 Chevy short box on a '56 GMC 4x4 Suburban chassis
'58 Ford PU on a '63 Dodge Power Wagon chassis
'62 Chrysler Newport
'61 GMC 1T 4x4 long narrow bed
'69 Chevy K10
'82 Toyota xtra cab 2x4 that I rebuilt from an insurance "total"
'86 Nissan short bed that someone else rebuilt very poorly
There were some other less interesting econobox type things also.
Dan
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 13, 2006 7:31 PM
I've always planned on building some of my dads cars for awhile, but only the nice ones, lol.

56 Dodge (392 Hemi-push button auto)
64 Fairlane (289 Hi-Performance 4 speed)
67 Mustang GT (428 CJ-4 speed)
A Lincoln but I forgot what year (429 auto, suicide rear doors)
69 F-100 ( had the 428 and 4 speed that was in the 67 for awhile)
79 F-250 4X4 (351 Cleveland)
89 Mustang LX (5.0 5 speed, now full-time drag car, 6.70's in the 1/8th)
93 F-250 4X4 (the truck I own now, 351 5 speed)
94 Mustang GT (5.0 5 speed, good times riding home from school in this)
97 Mustang (original V6, bought for a full time drag car, 5.80's in the 1/8th)
00 Mustang GT (the car I own now, 4.6 c-4 auto)
02 F-350 4X4 (powerstroke 6 speed)
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:21 PM
after i finish up some of my other cars, and get the pics from my mom, iam gona build my dads 74 road runner, blue with white stripes. I cant really remember what other cars he's had before he died. And my mom...ha, she has NEVER owned a car. I wish i could find a 90 cadillac Coupe Deville so i could build my first car....i loved that car, oh well.
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Posted by Sigma_Phi_Guy on Friday, April 14, 2006 8:55 AM
I've built one of my dad's first cars (67 Camaro). The one I would like trying to find, if the kit even exists, is a 1965 AMC Rambler Marlin for my mom's first car. She loved that car, and always stops to point out one she sees at a car show or in a magazine.
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Posted by mrspex on Friday, April 14, 2006 9:27 AM
I've got two; one popular and one pretty obscure.
1. My step-dad's 1978 Bronco. Black/red int. every option available, 400 cid to which he added duals, and he had the original white (bleeech!!) "spoker" wheels painted black. I remember we were all just floored that it cost over 10 thousand dollars. I built it from the MPC "wild hoss" kit back then, and I'm really looking forward to the MK release.
2. My dad's 1967 Rover TC 2000 sedan. 4cyl two carbs, tuned Abarth exh. system, he'd installed Jag wheels/tires, leather seats. I learned to drive a stick on this car. He actually still has it, but it's in pretty bad shape by now. I'm sure I'll never see a kit of THAT one.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 14, 2006 2:43 PM
Dad traded our '56 Bel Air for a podwer blue '62 Merc! It burned up a rear wheel bearing on the way home from Grandma's on Christmas Eve, so we went car shopping! We ended up buying a Grabber Lime Green '71 Maverick, the only thing that saved us from a Vega was that Firestone was on strike and GM wasn't shipping any! Miracles DO happen! Dad passed away a couple years later and Mom's choice of vehicles wasn't much better. My son's answer to this question would be much more entertaining. '66 Chevelle small block, '75 Camaro, '69 442, '91 Eagle Talon, '96 Aurora and 1952 Ford pickup!
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Posted by JakeCouture on Monday, April 17, 2006 11:46 AM
Sigma Phi Guy, JoHan made a 66 Marlin kit that would work well for your purposes. It's not all that hard to find, but can get pricey.

Devillish, was your Caddy the older-style Coupe, or the front-drive version? Revell will be releasing a plastic kit of their diecast 84-92 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. It's got the 90-92 front end.
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Posted by philo426 on Monday, April 17, 2006 12:31 PM
I would build the following1.36 Plymouth 4-door2.41 Plymouth 2-door3.55 Buick Century4.57 Belair(Dusky Pearl with a white hardtop)5.59 Dodge Royal Lancer 3-tone(Med Blue Light Blue and White.6.66 Buick wilcat (Gold)and 7.74 Dodge Monaco (Blue with a black vinyl roof).
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 17, 2006 1:33 PM
Saab 95 Stationwagon, early up to late 60's.
Just wish someone would make them in 1/24-1/25 ...
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 11:51 PM
Excellent topic! My family has always been 90% Chevy, with a few Oldsmobiles thrown in. Some would obviously be easier to build than others, but all would be cool to have. I already have several kits which could be used to replicate some of these cars, so maybe someday I will! I'll include cars my sister and I had when younger too.

1957 BelAir, black, 283 Power Pack, three-on-the-tree
1958 Impala, turquoise, 283
1964 Impala SS, light blue, 300 horse 327, 4-speed
1966 Impala, maroon, maroon guts, non-SS, 396, bench seat, 4-speed (my favorite car from back in the day, and the one I'd most like to build, Dad bought it new in '66)
1968 Chevy C10 pickup, purple
1970 Chevy C10 pickup, long bed, with topper, dark green
1970 Impala, two-door, dark green
1972 Impala, two-door, brown
1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 4-door hardtop, brown (nice car)
1974 Nova hatchback, 350 4 barrel, yellow with white guts
1976 Caprice Classic coupe, tan
1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, light blue
1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass S, light blue
1977 Oldsmobile Toronado, tan
1977 Nova, 305, dark blue
1977 Monte Carlo Landau, 350, beautiful Firethorn Red with gold hand painted pinstripe, Firethorn guts, 7-inch Corvette Rallys with NOS Firestone {JUNK!} pinstripe whitewalls (Dad and I restored this 38,000 original mile car back in '89, stripped it to bare metal and had our bodyman buddy paint it with MANY coats of original code Firethorn Red lacquer, it was a show winner!)
1977 Caprice Classic Estate wagon, 350, tan with woodgrain, 9-passenger (sweet car)
1978 Monte Carlo, navy blue
1978 Malibu Classic Landau coupe, light blue, super solid Alabama car (My first car, got it when I was 16, owned it for 12 years. Came with a 200 inch V6 and Turbo 200 tranny, we put a mildly built 355 and stout turbo 350 in it, repainted it and redid the sun-baked interior. Put Progressive CenterLine lookalike wheels and BFG's on it. Very sharp car. Oh the memories in that car!)
1979 Chevy Cheyenne C10 pickup, longbox, 350, Marina Blue, Cragar S/S wheels (Dad bought this one new too, sharp truck!)
1979 Monte Carlo , black, with silver vinyl top and guts
1984 Monte Carlo, silver, later changed to a Cadillac shade of dark blue
1984 Monte Carlo, light green
1984 Monte Carlo SS, white, blue guts
1984 Camaro Z28, black, charcoal guts, H.O. 305, 5-speed (ordered new by Dad in late '83-ordered with every option except T-tops and rear wiper)
1988 Monte Carlo SS, maroon, bench seat T-top car (sold with 14,000 original miles)
1989 Chevy Silverado C1500, 305, gold and black two-tone, ugly camel colored guts (sold to a family friend-truck now has 200K on it)
...and I think that's about all. At least that I can think of right now.

I also need to build models of vehicles currently owned, which should be real easy.

Parents:
1995 Caprice B4U, dark cherry metallic, maroon leather guts, LT1 350, Impala SS wheels and grille, bumpers dechromed
1996 Impala SS, dark grey green metallic, 3800 miles, LT1 350, Corvette engine dress up, under-bumper Ram-Air, B&B Tri-Flo stainless exhaust
2002 Silverado 2WD extended cab, 5.3L, pewter and grey two-tone

Me:
1990 Caprice Classic Brougham, faded grey paint, grey velour guts, L03 305, 194K miles, and still going strong! It's my beater, but it would still be cool to make a model of it!
1994 Impala SS, black, LT1 350, fairly stock, minor unerhood dress up, 34K miles, I bought it new in April of '94.
2002 Chevy Silverado 2WD extended cab, 5.3L, pewter

Thanks!

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:22 PM
My grandfather and grandmother had a 39 chevy sedan delivery, i have black and white pictures of it and i have the monogram kit #2240 from 1978, the car they had, had a 6 syl engine in it and the car was grey, i would like to have that car today, but it`s gone, not many of the car left here in Norway if there is any.Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 05, 2007 2:03 PM
I'd do my grandfather's 63 Chevy II in teal, but with a real engine, my dad's 58 Chevy
pickup (I'm only 32, but he had this when I was 4), and my parents' 75 Nova in two-tone brown and tan (instead of all brown like theirs, and with a nice 454).
Those are it!
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Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, May 05, 2007 2:48 PM
I don't know of anyone that makes a model of a Morris 8 1936 4 door maroon over black. It was my fathers one car for a very short time. It was strange when my brother (10 years older than I) on passing his driving test bought just the same model of car around 1958/9!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 05, 2007 5:37 PM
My father drove Mopars from the time he was dischargered from the army ( new '46 Dodge Pick-up until he retired in 1989 (new Dodge Ram Van.). In between there was everything from Furys, Coronets, to Volares and Aspens, and a Cordoba back in 77. As a person that managed private fleets, and later a municiple fleet, there were even more mopars.

My choice would be;
1955 Plymouth Belvedere Coupe
1957 Plymouth Custom Suburban 2 door wagon
1961 Chrysler Newport
1966 Plymouth Fury, company car
1970 AMC Rebel Wagon: plain jane, 401 4bbl, posi rear end., company car, learned
to drive on it. Can you say sleeper?
1972 Plymouth Fury, city car
1975 Dodge Coronet, city car
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Posted by Obtuse on Saturday, May 05, 2007 8:17 PM
Most of my folks cars are either non-existent or very pricey as models. I'd do 'em all, though:

In order purchased:

1964 Pontiac LeMans (lt. blue)
1970 Pontiac LeMans Safari Station Wagon (Mayfair Maize w/ a350)
1966 Chevrolet Impala Convertible (Red on Black, 283)
1975 Pontiac Ventura (Brown On White, White Vinyl Top, 6 cyl)
1980 Pontiac LeMans Safari S/W (White on Maroon, V6)
1978 Pontiac Lemans (Blue on Blue, Landau Top, Rally II's 305 V8) also my 1st car.
1984 Chevrolet Celebrity (4cyl, 2 tone blue)
1979 Chevrolet Caprice Classic (White on Red, 350)
1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport (Black w/silver, V6) later came to me.
1972 Chevrolet C-20 pickup (longbed, dark green, 350)
1989 Chevrolet C-1500 Pickup (2 tone Black w/Red) Recent kit purchase.
1993 Nissan Altima (Green)
1999 Nissan Altima (Copper)
2006 Nissan Altima (Green)

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Posted by Fman on Saturday, May 05, 2007 8:43 PM
My Dad used to race sprint cars back in the day, late 50's, would love to but one for him, I still have so old pictures. After that he did the '65 mustang convertable, a couple of Impalas, and then a couple of years before I got my drivers licence a silver 70 CamaroSS, and a green 70RS, a couple of Vegas followed, another impala, two VW Sciroccos and then I bought my first car a 77 Camaro Z28.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 06, 2007 1:08 AM
56 Chevy 2 door
63 Pymouth Valiant
64 Mustang
That's all I can remeber, that was a long time ago.
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Posted by dragginbreth on Sunday, May 06, 2007 8:45 PM
My stepdad had a white 58 Chevy Imp with red interior, my first ride ever was in a black 58 VW bug, and my dad had a black 57 Chevy Bel Air, just like the Revell 1/12th.
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Posted by Mike72 on Sunday, May 06, 2007 10:08 PM
My dad just passed away last year in Dec. I can't name that many cars and trucks he had. My dad and mom had 1970 1/2 Camaro when I was born. I was told my dad used to have 1966 chevelle SS w/ 396. There are more lists I can't remember ha ha. Right now my Brother has 1963 chevy pickup w/ stepside bed. My dad and him restoration this truck about 5 yrs ago. My dad had 1985 corvette conversible. Still in the garage at my mom's house. It'll be hard to take it out for ride for while since my dad gone.... He is only 57 yrs old w/ lot of plm healths... He had deibated , left or right calf cut off, and he just had tumor removed and removed his tube from throad to stomach. He only had stomach all the up to by his mouth. It is hard for him to keep up eat w/ his deibated you know what I mean. He also had heart 4 by pass surgery before cut his calf off. He got transplant kidney too. Now he is up there happy without all those plms he had.
Mike72
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Posted by slyy77 on Sunday, May 06, 2007 11:03 PM
I couldn't even begin to list the cars my Dad had. Of course all of them I just heard about and never saw. I used to get sick whenever he told me about all the cars he had. (Like the '32 ford he sold for 50 bucks, of course he only paid 20 for it). The 59 Caddy. (The car my Mom learned to drive in). Imagine learning to drive in a car that you couldn't park unless you had a docking permit. lol. His mid 60 GTO, (not sure what year). The only one I've ever known him to have was a '72 Ford pickup. He got it knew in 71. (They thought he was crazy when he ordered it black on black). Mostly they all had a contrasting color interior. It was literally the only one around where we lived. That truck stayed in our family for almost 30 years. The cars that my Mom had were some very cool rides too. The ones I've seen were: 64 Galaxie 500 XL, 65 Galaxie, 68 (I think) LTD 71 LTD, 68 Cougar, 73 Cougar, 75 Cougar.
Sorry for the long post, but thank you for the trip down memory lane.
Kevin
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Posted by Harold A. Palmer on Monday, May 07, 2007 2:54 PM
Hmmmmmmm

1959 T-Bird
1962 Buick Skylark H/T
1964 Olds F-85 2-door sedan
1965 Olds Vista-Cruiser
1968 Ford Ranchero
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Posted by pboucher on Monday, May 07, 2007 5:39 PM
Let's see...

Mom:

'50 or '51 Pontiac convertible (I don't know what colors, I wasn't around and only have B&W photos)
'56 Country Squire (black, wood side molding, red interior)
'60 Bonneville 421 SD convertible (black/black w/red Moroccan leather interior - this was one of the 1960 Auto Show cars)
'65 GTO convertible (beige/beige with gold interior)
'70 Bonneville 4-door w/360HP(!) 455 (silver w/black vinyl top and black interior)
'75 Coupe deVille (baby blue w/white half-vinyl top, medium blue interior)
'80 Olds Cutlass 4-door diesel(!) (YUK!!!, what a dog of a car! What were they thinking (my parents and GM!)

Dad:

(Dad just bought cars to get himself back and forth to the "field" (airport). My Mom got all the cool cars, 'til 1980 that is...

First one I remember my Dad driving was a '50 or '51 Dodge or Plymouth 4-door sedan ('50s refrigerator green)
'59 Corvair Monza (gold on gold)
'65 Corvair Monza (maroon on gold - pretty car!)
'70 Impala 2-door HT, 350 (medium metallic blue w/dark blue vinyl top and medium metallic blue interior). This was a really great car - it just went, rode and handled real nice; real tight.
'76 Datsun 710 - reliable, boring, slow (red w/black interior)

My mother died in 1981 and my dad re-married and moved to NC; I think he went through a couple of more Caddies before he passed away in 1986.

PB.
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Posted by skumole on Monday, May 07, 2007 5:41 PM
as far as i can remember..., (in France and Quebec)

Renault Alliance (4 cylinder)
Mini Cooper, (?)
Peugeot 605, ( V6)
Peugeot 405 (4 cylinder)
Fiat (model ?) (?)
Toyota Camry, ( V6)
Mercedes Class C (4 cylinder)
VW Golf, (4 cylinder)

well...for the last 10 years,

Pontiac Bonneville, ( V6)
Pontiac Transport, ( V6)
Jeep Wrangler ( V6)
Oldsmobile Aurora, ( V8)
Jeep Grand Cherokee, (V6)
Chevrolet Tahoe Z71, ( V8, 5.7L)
Audi TT, ( 4 cylinder ?)
Mercedes Class A, (4 cylinder)
Peugeot 607 (V6)
Mercedes C 230, (4 cylinder)
Audi A6, ( V6, 2.5L, TDI)

the last 3 years..., (my dad change his car 4 times in 3 years...)

Chevrolet Avalanche Z71, ( V8, 5.3 L)
Chevrolet Trailblazer SS (nice engine, the rest is a piece of s%?*) (LS2!)
Nissan Altima SeR ( V6, 3.5L)
Ford Expedition Limited, (V8, 5.4L)
Mercedes ML 350 ( V6, 3.5L)

...and mine...

2006 Ford Ranger, FX4 ( V6, 4.0L) Smile
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Posted by johnnyxxl76 on Monday, May 07, 2007 6:23 PM
all very good here is my list don't laugh

68 gto
rebel not sure of year
gremlin
javlein
68 chevy stepside
83 s 10
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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, May 07, 2007 8:36 PM
Some of my parents cars:
1963 Holden EH wagon (*resin transkit available)
1966 Holden HR
1969 Holden HK Kingswood Sedan (*currently modelling)
1975 Datsun 240k (currently looking for the fujimi Ken & Mary four door to build this).
70's Isuzu utility (could use the Chev Luv Machine as a base for this)

currently Mom has a 86 Toyota Corona Wagon (wouldn't bother modelling)
Dad has passed away.
I'm also interested in modelling my own cars.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 14, 2007 12:10 AM
Hmm...
'47 Chevy p/u (what my dad courted Blush my mom in)
black '59 Biscayne, L6 (from an Impala)
green '68 Biscayne, L6 again (ditto)
brown '74? LeMans
(some droF wagon)[:0]
'80s Sube wagonClown
& now,
'02? Acura 1.7 (Canadian market only)
Of those, I'd only actually want to build the'59...
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Posted by twosons on Monday, May 14, 2007 8:30 PM
the cars my dad drove that are in kit form a 57 chevy, and 59 impala convertible. the 57's i've built plenty of over the years. the 59 i recently aquired after my dad passed away. so i'm hoping to get it built to look like the 1:1 car he drove when he was younger.Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by RBCC on Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:14 PM
I owned a '67 cougar anybody seen one? John
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Posted by 6 on Monday, July 30, 2007 5:23 AM
Funny how this one comes back to life every so often. Many of our parents cars never got tooled!

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