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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:25 pm 
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I purchased my first car at 14 - rebuilt the engine and traded for two others before I got my license at 16.

I'm sure I'll miss something:

1967 - VW/Bug - light blue - purchased for $100 from neighbor who cracked case/drained oil, fixed/traded
1971 - Toyota/FJ40 - light blue - all stock 72K miles no rust purchased for $1200 in 1979
1966 - Pontiac/GTO - blue - 389 Tri-Power - purchased from my father after I totaled it drag racing
1971 - Ford/Ranchero - green - 351C burnout king, couldn't keep tires on the rear
1956 - Chev/Pickup - dark green - put in engine and trans from GTO
1963 - Ford/Galaxie - white - 4 door 390, could move my entire life in the trunk and back seat
1966 - Pontiac/Catalina wagon - blue - 389 2v snow beast
1966 - Dodge/Coronet - white - 440 (yeah baby)
1979 - Lancia/Beta Coupe - Red - the beginning of the "Italian years"
1978 - Fiat/128 - rust - 4dr fun machine
1966 - International/Travelall - blue..ish- 4x4 ex forestry truck
1983 - Alfa Romeo GTV6 - silver - the end of the "Italian years"
1967 - Ford/Mustang - green - GTA 390
1983 - Subaru/GL - maroon - bought it totaled and fixed it 1.8l FWD
1985 - Ford/F150 4x4 - silver - 300 inline six
1971 - Ford/Pinto - green - automatic German 2L engine - not as bad as it sounds
1972 - GMC/pick up - blue - purchased from my best friends dad, I was there when they got it new
1977 - Datsun/280Z - silver - was one of the original "Z-Hawk" cars to promote the Seahawks
1990 - Mazda/Protoge - maroon - drove it 225K miles before it was totaled by an impaired driver
1955 - AM General/M35A2 - OD - 6x6 crane truck
1971 - Ford/F700 - blue - flatbed (sans floorboads) fish truck
1972 - Chev/C60 - blue - flatbed fish truck
1981 - International/4600 - white - DT466 box truck
1987 - Ford/E350 - white - 7.3l delivery
1985 - Kenworth/600 - white - long haul/delivery
1989 - Ford/E350 - white - 7.3l delivery, stolen by employee after he robbed us in the office - he was fired
1991 - UD/2600 - white - 26 ft box truck
1989 - BMW/525i - silver - head bolts backed out at 40K - sold after warranty service
1977 - Chev/K1500 - red - step side pickup with wood floor in bed, very stout off road
1983 - Toyota/Pickup - tan - matching gemtop canopy longbed 2wd - very nice truck
1972 - GMC/Suburban - blue - 2wd - bored a 307 out to 4" and built a cheap hot rod
1974 - Toyota/Pickup - green - 1.8L engine 2wd nicknamed the "pickle"
1962 - AM Genera/M35A2 - OD - flatbed with singles on rear 20 ton Braden winch
1974 - Toyota/Pickup - yellow - parts truck for the pickle - sold the hulk to the junk yard
1982 - Chev/Suburban - dark blue - 4x4, built my first 383 stroker small block - very fast for a big truck
1986 - Izuzu/Trooper - blue/silver - fun camp mobile - made start thinking about Land Rovers
1996 - Ford/F350 - red - 6 pack Diesel 4x4 - total beast and hard to park
1979 - Toyota/Corolla wagon - silver - purchased from local police chief, clutch was down to metal blades
1997 - Ford/F150 - white - 4x4 extended cab, replaced the F350 was designated as our company "runner"
1972 - Ford/F250 - green - 2wd auto, purchased with blown 360
1965 - Ford/F100 - white - purchased for 390 motor for 1972 F250 - traded to a friend for the swap labor
1989 - Isuzu/Trooper - maroon - purchased from a PCRC member with blown engine
1994 - Ford/Taurus wagon - maroon - traded in 1997 F150 and took Taurus as partial trade - total junk
1962 - Land Rover/Series IIa 88 - green - purchased from a fellow in Victoria, former BC Hydro truck
1993 - Ford/Explorer - black - received from my sister's estate 4L, 5 spd vinyl interior
1999 - Chev/Suburban - blue - 4x4 8 passenger 350, nice looking but evil truck with Gemini junk on board
1970 - Land Rover/Series IIa 109 - limestone - purchased in Red Deer AB, originally delivered to W. Africa
2003 - Toyota/Corolla - silver green mica - 225k and still going
2005 - Toyota/Sienna - gold - 215K and still going, traded in 99 suburban to save my marriage :)
1972 - Ford/F250 - blue - 2wd 390 2V, sold when 1992 F150 fell in my lap
1992 - Ford/F150 - white - 2wd 87K original miles, use for yard work and lend out to my friends
2004 - Subaru/Outback - white/bronze - 35th anniversary 3.0 H6 timing belt nightmare - want to sell it
1988 - Land Rover/Range Rover - white - swapped in 3.9, added winch, named Reggie, great for camping
1990 - Land Rover/Range Rover - white - purchased for parts truck for Reggie - too nice to part out

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:08 pm 
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Wow Bryan, not sure how old you are but 54 vehicles owned and I would have to say you spent way more time buying than you did driving :-) They say women are bad with shoes!!! The best one is buying the 7 year old FJ40 with no rust Haha. That was definitely something to brag about in "79.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:01 pm 
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I'm 52, so I definitely buzzed through them. Some the light and all of the medium trucks were owned through my business - so a lot of people drove them. There are 25 or 30 additional titles that passed through my hands that were for parts or part of a batch of vehicles - I didn't include those because I never drove them at all. My wife, as you can imagine is a bit perplexed and says things like "we live in a junk yard" or "at least you don't beat me". Poor woman.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:02 pm 
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Location: Southern Vancouver Island
1970 Ford Maverick - 3 in the tree standard; painted Crown Z orange (with a brush); a 15th birthday gift from my uncle in CR.
1974 Triumph Spitfire - convertible; 4 speed; green; great for picking-up the girls at Willows Beach in Victoria.
1970ish Mazda B1800 pick-up - red; 4 speed; bought it when the transmission packed in on the Spitfire; no good for the girls.
1984 VW Rabbit GTI - black with red trim; 5 speed; sunroof; very fast and fun to play with; even better for picking-up girls!
1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - metallic green; automatic; lost my mind and thought I could sell real estate while driving a couch!!
1990 Ford Explorer XL - red and silver; 5 speed; no more girls but found? a wife and looking to the future.
1994 Ford Explorer XLT - silver and white; automatic; domesticated with room for the dog.
2000 Ford Explorer Limited - gold; automatic; the wife liked to drive it.
2007 Ford Explorer Limited - black on black; automatic; fully loaded luxury; the wife really liked to drive this one.
2008 Hyundai Tiburon - blue; 4 cylinder; automatic with sport shift; the commuter car to and from work. Still have it 60K.
2002 Land Rover Discovery II - silver; V8; my project vehicle.
2016 Lincoln Navigator - white metallic; V6 Eco-Boost; the concession made to the wife for buying the Discovery.
1984 Land Rover Series 3 half-ton (Lightweight) - green; right-hand drive; 4 speed manual; yet another project vehicle.

Of them all I regret selling the GTI the most. The one I miss the least was the Olds Delta 88. What was I thinking?

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2002 Discovery II - Terrafirma 2" lift, underbody protection, steel rear bumper, swing away spare tire, roof rack and tent
1984 Series 3 Lightweight - RH drive soft top, 24V FFR, ex Gurkha Engineers in Hong Kong (1984 - 1997)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:31 pm 
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80 VW Rabbit, baby blue with a brown vinyl interior.....
84 Honda Prelude, I killed it
87 Scirocco 16V, 2L, cams, ported, fun
89 Toyota 4X4 31" BFGs
91 Firefly, blech
95 Talon TSI, so fun
95 Sunfire, blech
98 Mazda B4000, wife killed it
01 Ranger, hale creek broke a mudflap...
04 F150
05 Mazda 3
13 F150 Raptor

Couldn't resist commenting after seeing the VWs in most peoples lineage.
Now if I listed all my downhill mountain bikes, dirtbikes and street bikes that would be a longer list.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:47 pm 
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90 Jeep YJ 2.5L... gutless and terrifying on the highway, but top off fun!
91 MX-5 1.8L swap. Absolute go-cart!!
97 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro. Bright yellow, foundry known as the banana
90 Audi 90 Coupe Quattro 20v Turbo swap. Lots and lots done to this monster!! Loved it!!!
92 VW GTi 12v VR6 swap, coilovers, the works... 95% of the part for synchro swap but never finished :(
90 Celica Alltrac (GT4) 2L turbo, awd, short wheel base. So much fun!
99 Subaru Forester. The Toaster!
01 Audi Allroad 2.7T. Pure comfort and luxury. Dad bought it off me.
92 VW GTi 12v VR6 project car sold for school
91 MX-5 British racing green.... loved
01 VW Jetta AWP 1.8T swap, stage 2 tune. Sold for school
03 VW GTi 24v VR6. Loved this car! Non of the common VW problems with this gem, sold to move to BC
01 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro - currently own, but selling for a Discovery!


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