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Old 11-26-2012, 10:49 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I'm the same height and I once had a '64 Triumph Spitfire. I was able to be comfortable in it but the point on top of my head pushed up into the canvas when the top was up, and the top of the windshield frame was right in my desired line of sight- had to crouch to look through the windshield, or go top down and look over it.

Lovely styling but oh what horrible quality of engineering, materials, and assembly!

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:58 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I like the Lotus Elite, but doubtful I would ever fit well into one as I'm 6,4",
with very long legs.
This seems to be one of the closest inspirations to the Miata.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:50 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Some neat cars posted so far. These are some sweet "regular" cars.







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This is actually a useful car, reminds me of the one year sport Volvo wagon.
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The dentist father of a girl I went to high school with had one of these made which I observed several times in a dark green in 1972!
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Ever heard of one of these? I owned a blue one just like the one pictured
eBay Find Of The Day: Ever Heard of a ’70 Torino Type N/W | Street Legal TV

Mine had some right front fender damage, so I got it very cheap long about
1982 or so. I found, and put on a used fender. Mine originally had the 351
Cleveland, but had a 302 when I purchased. It was an auto with a bench seat.

I took one trip with it from the Portland, OR. area to Tennesse and back.

It averaged about 19mpg at a steady 55mph. so you Fordites can maybe guess
what the rearend ratio might have been.

I had always wondered if there were Type NE, SW, SE, and so on others out there. I guess not.

Naturally, I didn't realize that the car was that rare. I sold it for almost nothing soon after I had moved to NC. It developed tranny issues.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #88 (permalink)
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That Rustang wagon sure is a looker!
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Lovely styling but oh what horrible quality of engineering, materials, and assembly!
They were never assembled, only ever sold as kits.

Its just that the dealers and buyers didn't realise.
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