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What is your “Forever” car?
« on: January 01, 2021, 01:48:05 AM »
I thought this would be an interesting topic. People talk about their forever homes which is kinda cool, but I thought about what would be your “Forever” car. If you could have one car forever what one would it be?
Of course this is TAC so it may be a little favorable to Firebirds and TransAms.
I love the Second Gen Firebirds, but one candidate for a forever car would be the 1989 TransAm, the  20th anniversary with the Turbo v6. If I remember correctly it was the fastest car of the 80’s. It had the Buick Turbo ( same as Grand National), but looked a lot better than the GN.
I knew someone who had bought one new in late 1988 when I was a senior in high school. I was really blown away how amazing it looked. Anyhow it was one car that always stuck in mind as a great car.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 01:59:51 AM »
As you said, this being TAC, we're going to be partial to our birds.  To be honest though,  I can't just drive one vehicle...I get tired quickly and need to shuffle the deck.  :lol:
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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 03:04:22 AM »
That's a hard one and assuming we are not including DDs, for me it would be a 1965 GTO convertible.




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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 07:33:29 AM »
I realize that I probably can not have them all running at once so I am trying to hang on to a few in hopes that I can have a non-computerized, manual transmission daily driver available. '71 and '78 TA and a first gen. '89 S10 pickup are currently in the stable. I have two out of three bodies well on their way to recovery, lots of drive train parts accumulated, but recently un-retired for a position in a developing company. Now I seldom have time to advance any of the projects. 

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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 09:08:50 AM »
Great thread Jim,

I wish I could go back and never sold my 73 or 75 TA, it would be a tough choice between the two. Jack, I had a 65 GTO in high school, I used to drive it in the winter with the top down and the heat blasting, lots of great memories. While modern muscle cars are superior in almost every way, they just don’t do it for me emotionally. While not perfect, I think my 1980 TA is my forever car. It does a great job bringing back old memories and puts a big smile on my face every time I go for a ride.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2021, 09:44:35 AM »
As you said, this being TAC, we're going to be partial to our birds.  To be honest though,  I can't just drive one vehicle...I get tired quickly and need to shuffle the deck.  :lol:


I agree but, I will say I tend towards my '75.

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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2021, 09:49:04 AM »
I dont really get too sentimental about cars. I have the attitude that everything is for sale. I suppose it would be hard for me to sell my 77 car though. My sole purpose of the TATA resto was for a resale, but after all of the work I have put into it, and chasing down correct parts I doubt it will be sold very soon. Especially since my grandson has attached himself to it (he calls it 'his car'). I cant really say I have regretted letting them go in the past but some I would like to have back.

1972 Gran Torino, B.I.L. bought it new, I bought from him with very low miles, mint condition. Would like to have it back just because it was a nice riding car, and theyre kinda desirable now.

1957 MB 190SL, Traded my 82 Firebird for it. A good 10 footer, sold it for 12k about 20 years too soon!  Car was a dog motor wise, but given the current value I would love to have that one back.

1973 Kawasaki Mach III 500, Brother bought brand new, was a hand me down. Bike was given away when it had no value. Would love to have this one back for sentimental reasons and value!
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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2021, 12:38:58 PM »
Hard to imagine a forever car but besides my TA, 1969 GTO Judge  Carousel Red. Seeing that car for the first time at age 12 I was hooked on muscle forever.

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2021, 02:56:45 PM »
It would be my current 2004 Crown Victoria with 290K miles on it. It doesn't have much more life left, but if it could magically last forever this would be it. It is so comfy to ride in. It handles very well. Large trunk and seats 5. Inexpensive to maintain too. There are better cars out there, hell, a truck would be more productive, but since I put on 230K of those miles, I know how comfy it is.
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2021, 03:06:54 PM »
If I had a choice, I think my "Forever Car" would have been the 62 409 Impala I once owned. Although non numbers matching and even in 68 when I bought it, needed a lot of TLC, it was a real "409" car. So I guess the next in line which did survive the "Divorce" would be the 66 396 Chevelle that I still have. Although not a 409, the 325hp 396 was a tire smoking monster, and drove me all around Upper Michigan, and then home to California, before I went to Vietnam. Trouble with it is its a Michigan Car, so although all original, it needs everything the salt could get at. So it kind of sits and rusts. The 78 TA I had,(not the one I have now)must have been a Monday or a Friday car, because it had a host of issues that other people never mention. So although it was a really nice car and handled like it was on rails, it was a little troubling at times. That having been said, I think the Chevelle will probably end up being the last to go.

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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2021, 03:46:28 PM »
My 1965 Grand Prix.Fully restored,matching numbers,389.Ive had it over 25 years.

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2021, 09:39:15 PM »
My 1965 Grand Prix.Fully restored,matching numbers,389.Ive had it over 25 years.

Post some pictures, if you haven't already.  8)
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2021, 12:35:57 AM »
As much as I like driving a LS3 powered TA; as I get older I see entrance/egress as being an issue compared to my 71 Lemans Sport ragtop.  The Lemans is still Pontiac powered but with port injection.  I plan to retire to Europe (Portugal?) so reliability is paramount and the Lemans can haul a hell of a lot more luggage than the TA!

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2021, 12:53:11 AM »
Scarebird,

So your Lemans has port injection (8 injectors)...not a throttle body?
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2021, 04:29:17 AM »
I would like my '87 Trans Am back. That's the one I miss the most. It's in NWI last I knew.  I tried contacting the owner through social media, but no response. 
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2021, 08:56:38 AM »
IM kinda like Richard80.  I have had my '06 F150 since new. It hasnt been perfect but I know everything that has been done to it. Pushing 300k miles but it wont pass emission now without putting more money into it. Money that at this point may as well be a down payment on something newer. I REALLY hate to get rid of this truck!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2021, 09:23:47 AM »
1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrara,  an absolute monster, lightning fast , cornered like it was on rails. Should have never let it go

Still love my TA



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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2021, 12:34:10 PM »
The most forever car I have now is a 1988 T-bird Turbo coupe.  I will probably keep all my other cars too, ha ha.
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2021, 01:55:16 PM »
Scarebird,

So your Lemans has port injection (8 injectors)...not a throttle body?

Correct.  https://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-359700/make/pontiac


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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2021, 03:40:48 PM »
1967 Pontiac GTO/Lemans/Tempest. Its what I started with as a school car. I am restoring one right now. I'm in the process of taking the dash out, I think I could pull the engine faster than the dash.

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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2021, 07:21:04 PM »
Since I didn't see any mention of having to buy the car I'd have to say a McLaren F1 or GMA T.50, though assuming we must buy them I don't think there's an answer for me.  Maybe a LS swapped Miata or RX-7.
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2021, 08:02:39 PM »
Sorry, late to the party. We went up north snowmobiling over the holidays. Like others, I couldn't have just one but in no particular order.

LS swapped 83 Delorean

69 dodge charge with a current Hemingway

67 Eleanor Mustang

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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2021, 08:09:54 PM »
This is a tough question I love all the vehicles in my stable but just one forever would have to be a 70 mustang sports roof restomod that I sold.

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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2021, 09:25:54 PM »
Since GM Muscle asked, Here are a couple of pics of Johnny ace's '65 Grand Prix.
The exterior shot was taken as he prepared to leave the show field of the 2019 Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance.

JW_GP by Jeff Clark, on Flickr

Resized952015041895140301 by Jeff Clark, on Flickr
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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2021, 06:24:22 AM »
I’ve had some nice cars.....I regret selling my 63 Laurentian many years ago.
That said, my forever car is the one in the signature pic.
I helped my best friend restore it....it was his forever car. Now that he’s gone, it’s with me. May not come out of the garage enough these days due Covid restrictions, but it’s not going anywhere.
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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2021, 09:30:24 AM »
My forever car has always been a 2nd gen T/A. I wanted to buy it new, take care of it and keep it forever.  Next month it will be 40 years since I took delivery of my forever car. I have a lot of great memories driving my car and met a lot of great people along the way too. Still love the blue and gold color combo. At 63, I don't know how much more time I have left, so I'll  enjoy my T/A, as much as possible. Driving Ol' Blue up in the mountains or around farm country with classic rock or the blues playing... volume cranked way up.... NEVER gets old.
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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2021, 08:37:39 PM »


I can't imagine parting with my '78 once I'm done with it, but I can only drive it half the year, here. We can get snow in literally any month, between the latitude and altitude, and it come pretty reliably between October and May (inclusive). But I have found that I really like - or perhaps, need - a convertible.

   

I bought a 2005 645ci cabriolet in about 2010-2011 and drove it for a couple of years. Not unlike an F-body, with a long hood, short deck, V8 engine, lots of torque. I really loved the car but maintenance was ridiculous. Those cars break things that normal cars don't even have, like variable length intake manifold servo motors, or active front sway bars . . . "Steve, your front sway bar is leaking." "How can a sway bar leak?" "Well its an active front sway bar. It gets stiffer the harder you corner using fluid from the power steering system." "Oh. So you can just, what, put a new seal in it? Replace the hose? " "No. We have to replace the whole sway bar. It will be here in a couple of weeks and will cost $2700.00. Plus labour."



I loved the car but owning it made me feel stupid, so I traded it on a nice little 2013 328i cabriolet, last year with the straight six, 6 speed auto, but with paddle shifters, rear wheel drive only, not too fancy, and not to complicated, and it's been as reliable as an anvil. It's coming up on 200,000 kms (124,000 miles) and it really hasn't changed much. I put Michelin PS4's on 18" wheels in the summer and it handles like its on rails, I put Pirelli Sotozeros on 16's in the winter and most years, when I choose the right days to drive the F-150, I don't get stuck at all. And I put the top down all the time, year round. We get chinooks in the winter that can increase the temperature by as much as 30 degrees Celsius in 24 hours, so you can go from -10 (freezing) to +20 (room temperature)  in the course of a day. Anything over +18 is a candidate for putting the top down. And putting the retractable hard top up or down is itself entertaining.  So I will probably always have a convertible, probably this convertible, because it just hits a sweet spot of fun and practicality. What I want out of the Fire Am would not be better if it was a convertible. I would be happy to have them both as my "forever cars", and I think I need them both. Oh. And the Bonneville.



That's Triumph, not Pontiac. :)

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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2021, 01:14:46 AM »
Thank you for posting those pictures...just beautiful.
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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2021, 12:30:21 PM »
This girl here is my forever car

20 + years and counting

20201003_120619 by Charles Marson, on Flickr
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2021, 02:07:07 PM »
This girl here is my forever car

20 + years and counting

20201003_120619 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

Keep up the work!
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« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2021, 08:54:34 PM »
Great idea for a thread!  8)

However, I can't bring myself to play by the rules by choosing just one.

I won't make myself decide between my first Firebird (the '79 Formula in my avatar) and my black 1999 Firebird Formula.

The LS1 (w/6 speed) car is wicked fun to drive and has endless support from the aftermarket. And also, the summer after buying it my brother and I took it on a roadtrip for a week. The only goal was to make it to the Pacific Ocean. With no itinerary and nowhere we had to be, we just blasted west at our pace. It was amazing.

My '79 obviously holds a special place as well. Having owned it since I was 20 years old, I have plenty of "life experiences" its played a role in. The one I like to share is after returning from Power Tour in 2015, my brother-in-law asked what my favorite car was of the trip. I repiled, "Probably the one I drove." He thought that was a good answer.  8)

Long-story-short, neither of these cars are going anywhere. So both are my "forever" car.

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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2021, 09:52:18 PM »
Great idea for a thread!  8)

However, I can't bring myself to play by the rules by choosing just one.

I won't make myself decide between my first Firebird (the '79 Formula in my avatar) and my black 1999 Firebird Formula.

The LS1 (w/6 speed) car is wicked fun to drive and has endless support from the aftermarket. And also, the summer after buying it my brother and I took it on a roadtrip for a week. The only goal was to make it to the Pacific Ocean. With no itinerary and nowhere we had to be, we just blasted west at our pace. It was amazing.

My '79 obviously holds a special place as well. Having owned it since I was 20 years old, I have plenty of "life experiences" its played a role in. The one I like to share is after returning from Power Tour in 2015, my brother-in-law asked what my favorite car was of the trip. I repiled, "Probably the one I drove." He thought that was a good answer.  8)

Long-story-short, neither of these cars are going anywhere. So both are my "forever" car.

I’m jealous. I just found a low mileage SOM 02 T/A 6 speed for sale near me that I want sooooo bad but I can’t justify it and my wife would seriously disapprove lol.

I agree though, I think my 77 will be my forever car. I bought it 10 years ago at 24 yo and don’t ever see myself getting rid of it. Only thing it lacks I wanted is t tops but I also enjoy the benefits of the hardtop.
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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2021, 11:56:12 PM »
Covid restrictions say no red 60's muscle cars on the road, that sucks.

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« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2021, 03:11:23 PM »
Great idea for a thread!  8)

However, I can't bring myself to play by the rules by choosing just one.

I won't make myself decide between my first Firebird (the '79 Formula in my avatar) and my black 1999 Firebird Formula.

The LS1 (w/6 speed) car is wicked fun to drive and has endless support from the aftermarket. And also, the summer after buying it my brother and I took it on a roadtrip for a week. The only goal was to make it to the Pacific Ocean. With no itinerary and nowhere we had to be, we just blasted west at our pace. It was amazing.

My '79 obviously holds a special place as well. Having owned it since I was 20 years old, I have plenty of "life experiences" its played a role in. The one I like to share is after returning from Power Tour in 2015, my brother-in-law asked what my favorite car was of the trip. I repiled, "Probably the one I drove." He thought that was a good answer.  8)

Long-story-short, neither of these cars are going anywhere. So both are my "forever" car.

I’m jealous. I just found a low mileage SOM 02 T/A 6 speed for sale near me that I want sooooo bad but I can’t justify it and my wife would seriously disapprove lol.

I agree though, I think my 77 will be my forever car. I bought it 10 years ago at 24 yo and don’t ever see myself getting rid of it. Only thing it lacks I wanted is t tops but I also enjoy the benefits of the hardtop.

The 4th Gens are a lot of fun. I would recommend you keep working on your better half. They're worth it.

I think a '77 T/A is a pretty awesome forever car too.  8)

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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2021, 01:44:21 PM »
Can't pick one...

1970 Fathom Blue LS6 Chevelle

1978 Y82 Trans Am - 4 speed

Honorable mention...1979 Y84 Z code...1979 10th Anniversary Z code

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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2021, 05:19:56 PM »
Great idea for a thread!  8)

However, I can't bring myself to play by the rules by choosing just one.

I won't make myself decide between my first Firebird (the '79 Formula in my avatar) and my black 1999 Firebird Formula.

The LS1 (w/6 speed) car is wicked fun to drive and has endless support from the aftermarket. And also, the summer after buying it my brother and I took it on a roadtrip for a week. The only goal was to make it to the Pacific Ocean. With no itinerary and nowhere we had to be, we just blasted west at our pace. It was amazing.

My '79 obviously holds a special place as well. Having owned it since I was 20 years old, I have plenty of "life experiences" its played a role in. The one I like to share is after returning from Power Tour in 2015, my brother-in-law asked what my favorite car was of the trip. I repiled, "Probably the one I drove." He thought that was a good answer.  8)

Long-story-short, neither of these cars are going anywhere. So both are my "forever" car.

I’m jealous. I just found a low mileage SOM 02 T/A 6 speed for sale near me that I want sooooo bad but I can’t justify it and my wife would seriously disapprove lol.

I agree though, I think my 77 will be my forever car. I bought it 10 years ago at 24 yo and don’t ever see myself getting rid of it. Only thing it lacks I wanted is t tops but I also enjoy the benefits of the hardtop.

The 4th Gens are a lot of fun. I would recommend you keep working on your better half. They're worth it.

I think a '77 T/A is a pretty awesome forever car too.  8)

I’ll keep trying with her. Thanks though, I do enjoy my 77  :D
-Brian-

1977 Trans Am 400 4 speed

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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2021, 12:42:14 AM »
I like my current stash... however, my first real obsession was this one and I'm back to feeling 22 years old every time I get behind the wheel, even after so many decades.
/Steve
1987 Trans Am GTA
1998 Trans Am WS6
1978 Trans Am L78 (sold)
1978 Trans Am W72 4-speed WS6

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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2021, 12:45:39 AM »
The 4th Gens are a lot of fun. I would recommend you keep working on your better half. They're worth it.


I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed this one throughout its life. If you can find a 4th gen that hasn't been whored out, they can be really good cars.

/Steve
1987 Trans Am GTA
1998 Trans Am WS6
1978 Trans Am L78 (sold)
1978 Trans Am W72 4-speed WS6

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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2021, 07:59:52 AM »
I would take the GTA, beautiful car!
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2021, 11:15:00 AM »
^^^What he said^^^

In fact, despite the COVID issue we're having, If you want to give me that car and take the headaches off your hands to do you a favor, I'd be willing to come down there from Northern Ontario Canada to pick it up for you!!

Just leave the border crossing issues to me, I'll take car of that!!!!!   :D

Very Nice!!
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

Re: What is your “Forever” car?
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2021, 11:15:00 AM »
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