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Old 06-26-2008, 11:02 PM
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Had two Olds Cutlasses, a 76 and a 77. Both were thirsty...
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My two gas guzzlers 65 el camino and 71 c10 chevy truck!!!!!
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Had so many of 'em but the worst was my '73 Coupe DeVille with the 500.1 CID. By the time I noticed the gas needle on E, there wasn't enough left to get it up the drive! Had thighs of steel back then!
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I still drive a gas hog from the sixties. It's a 1963 Pontiac Catalina convertible and I average around 10 mpg. My father bought it new and left it to me when he passed away eight years ago. I learned how to drive in it and went to my junior year prom in it back in 1968. It only has 130,000 miles on it and runs like a top. It's a big block 389 that will cruise at 100 mph like it's doing sixty. Here is a picture of it below.
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My mom and dad had this gigantic green stationwagon - like the one on the Brady Bunch!&nbsp\\; I swear my brothers and I could have played tag football in the back!
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:40 PM
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i too still have my guzzler from the 60s ,i got a 68 plymouth sport fury&nbsp\\; 40 yrs later its still a nice car .i had a 74 llincoln mark4 that baby could suck gas lol my mother thought i was dealing drugs lol
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I had a 67 Mustang in the early 80s that we put a 351C in. The engine came out of a 73 Torino station wagon. I really don't remember ever figuring out the mpg and didn't care. Gas was cheap and the thrills were big. Damn I miss that car and the times.
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:17 PM
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that is one great car....lucky guy
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I still drive a gas hog from the sixties. It's a 1963 Pontiac Catalina convertible and I average around 10 mpg. My father bought it new and left it to me when he passed away eight years ago. I learned how to drive in it and went to my junior year prom in it back in 1968. It only has 130,000 miles on it and runs like a top. It's a big block 389 that will cruise at 100 mph like it's doing sixty. Here is a picture of it below.
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If you're even in Northern California I'll give you a ride. Of course my lovely wife would want to come along.

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Dad had a Chrysler town and country wagon with a 460 but gas was around a buck back then,my 33 rod gets around 8mpg.....
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