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aircooled MegaDork
10/5/20 6:20 p.m.

It has a little pull knob on the dash for the choke (which is not needed anymore with the Webers).

It also has a selector so you can switch the fuel tap to reserve (which is not really needed since it came with a fancy fuel gage... ohhh...)

The seats are stuffed with horse hair, and yes, you can still smell it.

Johnboyjjb HalfDork
10/5/20 6:39 p.m.

Prince wanted to throw a party.

RevRico PowerDork
10/5/20 6:45 p.m.

Manual transmission AND manual transfer case, but, power windows and locks

frenchyd PowerDork
10/5/20 6:46 p.m.
SVreX (Forum Supporter) said:

Crank start. 
Never had seat belts. 
Windscreen hinges out. 
Wire wheels. 
Wood framed roof. 
Timing advance handle on column. 

Oh, and running boards large enough for 6 or 8 gangsters to stand on! wink

Hand crank, wire wheels, windshield folds down 

gumby (Forum Supporter)
gumby (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
10/5/20 6:54 p.m.

My DD is "ash trays in the rear arm rests" old. My kids love this.

90BuickCentury Reader
10/5/20 6:58 p.m.

14" steel wheels with wire wheel covers

"Fuel Injection" advertised on fender



85MPH max speedometer 

Cassette tape deck 

Qualifies for Historical tags

About the same age as me

Rear drum brakes

Has "Map Light"

Power antenna doesn't power 


90BuickCentury Reader
10/5/20 7:00 p.m.

In reply to gumby (Forum Supporter) :

Forgot about my " ashtrays in back of driver and passenger seats".

iceracer MegaDork
10/5/20 7:20 p.m.

2 1/2 yrs old but rattles like a 30 yr old.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/5/20 7:22 p.m.

Wooden floorboards. 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/5/20 7:28 p.m.

Iran hostages old.

noddaz UltraDork
10/5/20 7:32 p.m.

Mine is a "III", but the manufacture had stopped calling it that by the time mine was made.

And it has a vacuum operated central locking system.



Gary UltraDork
10/5/20 7:35 p.m.

SVT. 20+ YO. Great reliable driver. Well cared for and maintained. Enough said.

So is it valid to show a picture? Because if it isn't valid then I didn't know ..........

This is a hotlink. Mine is very similar.

BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/5/20 7:41 p.m.

TBI 350 V8. Airbag on driver side only.

NOT A TA SuperDork
10/5/20 7:44 p.m.

Endura bumper and first use of fiber optics which lights up the ash tray.

Uncle David (Forum Supporter)
Uncle David (Forum Supporter) New Reader
10/5/20 7:45 p.m.


the original "pancake" catalytic converter

Full Size on the outside, almost Compact on the inside

red velour

analog EGR pressure transducer

flyweights and springs in two places

4x6 non-halogen headlights

speedo reads to 100, at which speed the engine would be turning 2900 rpm

no overdrive

bigdaddylee82 UberDork
10/5/20 8:10 p.m.

You could have driven this "Completely new kind of car," to see Charlton Heston wear a toga, at the drive-in, in color.

Don't spill your drink on the hounds tooth interior.  You might be at the drive-in, but the back seat is clearly marketed for children, pets, or luggage.



The internet says it is at least a year newer than the title claims, based on features that allegedly didn't exist when it was titled.



Donebrokeit UltraDork
10/5/20 9:16 p.m.

Has a tape deck (still works) and CD player, supercharged but is FWD. And reliable as gravity. 

mad_machine (Forum Supporter)
mad_machine (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/5/20 9:26 p.m.

my favourite has a twincam 8v engine, no air conditioning, a solid rear axle, and is italian.  It's also 43 years old.

ClemSparks UltimaDork
10/5/20 10:26 p.m.

Old is, of course, relative.  There are a lot of fun ways to  "date" a car mentioned.  I'll mention some from my fleet (some of which have been said already above).

A radio with knobs that physically move a needle (and AM-only, baby!).

A horn that is activated by pressing the end of the winsdhield wiper stalk radially inward toward the steering column.

No shoulder restraints for backseat passengers.

Green Antifreeze.

2 brake lights.

55 MPH highlighted on the Speedometer.

Bumper Guards/Bumperettes.

Radio antenna laminated into windshield (I honestly don't know if this went away or is still a thing).

Standard and Metric fasteners used on the same part.

10w30 oil (vintage!)




mr2s2000elise SuperDork
10/5/20 11:28 p.m.

Dual gas tanks 

1.27 L 

MadScientistMatt PowerDork
10/6/20 7:26 a.m.

My DD got recalled in the Dieselgate scandal.

My project car was built after the Clean Air Act was passed, but before it went into effect for passenger cars.


My DD's stereo can connect to my phone over Bluetooth, but can't connect itself to the Internet.

My project car's radio was a mono AM where the builder specifically lableled it "All Transistor".

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) SuperDork
10/6/20 7:35 a.m.

That awkward 3 or 4 year window - new enough for CD player and no tape deck, old enough for no aux jack.

Cooter UberDork
10/6/20 7:41 a.m.
gumby (Forum Supporter) said:

My DD is "ash trays in the rear arm rests" old. My kids love this.

My all time favorite I owned had 5 factory cigarette lighters, power wing windows, and and handles and pillows on the C pillars so that you could take a nap while riding in the back.  We took it on a 1,000+ mile Road Trip and the kids loved being able to plug all of their devices in.  But unfortunately, I sold that car to buy an even bigger 4 door, so it doesn't count for this thread.

New York Nick
New York Nick New Reader
10/6/20 7:47 a.m.

My DD is old enough to have speed density fuel injection, OBD1 and the seats are more like a comfortable couch than a supportive position holding piece...


ProDarwin MegaDork
10/6/20 7:50 a.m.

It still has the plastic-sheet coverings to protect the door-sill and a few other areas of the car.  The tires have been rotated once.

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