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When America built real cars
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:23:32 AM »




You like? There's an amazing national landmark in Auburn, Indiana where the glory of Midwestern auto production is on fully display. One old car site says it's like visiting a shrine, and they're close. I can fully recommend you plan a trip to the Auburn, Cord and Deusenberg Museum there, and you can check it out, HERE....

http://www.automobilemuseum.org/

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 09:36:18 AM »




You like? There's an amazing national landmark in Auburn, Indiana where the glory of Midwestern auto production is on fully display. One old car site says it's like visiting a shrine, and they're close. I can fully recommend you plan a trip to the Auburn, Cord and Deusenberg Museum there, and you can check it out, HERE....

http://www.automobilemuseum.org/

I like it.  :smile:

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 09:35:43 PM »
Everyone respects a Statesman.

The 1955 Nash Statesman Custom 4-door sedan, that is...



From the year after Nash Motors and Hudson merged to become American Motors.  Note the 'wraparound' windshield, which was it's new selling-point... referred-to as the driver/passengers having a scena-ramic view.

Packard Motors supplied the engines and transmissions to American... the jetfire V-8 and the twin ultramatic.  Police-forces loved these babies for their price, though they were a little too top-heavy for highway-pursuit.

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 05:50:57 AM »
Save jet-fare... in a 1956 Mercury Montclair.



My family knew somebody that owned a red 'vert like above.  -Probably a casual friend.  I just remember it sitting in the driveway.

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 10:42:45 AM »

This car museum surely ranks among America's great automotive treasures. By all means consider a visit! (And yes, I said this before!)

http://www.automobilemuseum.org/

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015, 12:23:03 PM »
I went to a car museum in South Bend a few years ago.  It was pretty good and had similar cars to this.

There was also a good car museum in Owl's Nest, Maine.   :thumbup:

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2015, 02:09:57 PM »
I want to visit Clive Cussler's museum in Arvada,CO

http://www.cusslermuseum.com/

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2015, 03:22:02 PM »
I went to a car museum in South Bend a few years ago.  It was pretty good and had similar cars to this.

Auburn's only a stone's throw away. 

I'll have to scope-out South Bend's museum next time I'm over there.

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015, 05:38:27 PM »
Auburn's only a stone's throw away. 

I'll have to scope-out South Bend's museum next time I'm over there.

I think it was the Studebaker museum.  But it had many other brands.

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2015, 07:26:29 PM »
I think it was the Studebaker museum.  But it had many other brands.

I enjoyed driving there Studebaker Avanti, they only build them for less then two years as I remember.

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2015, 04:20:06 AM »
Wow, 168 mph from a 299 cubic engine!  That is very good.  I had forgotten that Studebaker was still making cars in 1963.

I had a 1963 Chevelle with a 273 cubic engine (3 speed stick) and it would fly low!  The car was so light weight that it was a thrill to put it on the open road.  I went through several sets of tires on that car.   :love:

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2015, 11:55:26 PM »
I had a 1963 Chevelle with a 273 cubic engine (3 speed stick) and it would fly low!  The car was so light weight that it was a thrill to put it on the open road.  I went through several sets of tires on that car.   :love:

Excellent, kroz.  Amazing choice.  You were probably a little tough to catch...

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2015, 12:03:38 AM »
Speaking of Bonneville...



Mickey Thompson and 'Challenger'

The Salt Flats' museum is named The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum:

http://www.simeonemuseum.org/the-collection

but some of the Flats' most famous vehicles have their own museums.


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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2015, 04:39:37 AM »
Speaking of Bonneville...



Mickey Thompson and 'Challenger'

The Salt Flats' museum is named The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum:

http://www.simeonemuseum.org/the-collection

but some of the Flats' most famous vehicles have their own museums.

Wow kit, that is a great link.  Can't believe I missed seeing that museum in my travels!

I really like fast cars.   :biggrin:

The nicest one I ever owned was a 1971 Stringray t-top, silver/red.  Wow did I ever enjoy that car...   :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: When America built real cars
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2015, 03:20:52 PM »
I really like fast cars.   :biggrin:

The nicest one I ever owned was a 1971 Stringray t-top, silver/red.  Wow did I ever enjoy that car...   :laugh: :laugh:

Wow, kroz!



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