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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:02 pm

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I haven't visited since 10/04/2016 b/c you might say I have been busy: MLB playoffs & buying a new-to-me 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, now my daily driver!

I introduced the 03 MGM here, including a collage of photos & a walk-around video:
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/24/from-the-heart-491/
When your mechanic guesses the price was $1,000 more than what you actually paid, you might have made a good decision, eh!?

My 1st ROAD TRIP in it will be to Okemos MI (where a friend will take care of my current cavities), then to the Effingham IL area to hopefully take pictures of the 2003 MGM with my 81mc; let me know if you want to meet up along the way!

This 79 CC farewell posted a day after I bought the 03 MGM:
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/21/from-the-heart-488/


Elsewhere, this posted a week before I bought the Mercury:
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/13/thursday-survey-76/
Choice of a Chevrolet or a Mercury, 1950s style!  Which would you choose?

Then, this posted the Monday after I bought the Mercury:
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/24/daily-dose-mon-madness-78/
Dare I say I am starting to feel more motivated to accelerate this new start in my life?  Sure hope it fuels more success!


Have any of you ever seen this purple color on a Corvair?  I kinda like it!
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/15/car-tunes-saturday-76/

Life has unexpected turns (I know all too well!), but would you agree that no turn is a wrong turn?
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/09/daily-dose-savvy-sun-75/

This Kaiser Darrin, a car I would love to see in person, prompted me to ask: what vehicles do you want to see yet!?
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/25/daily-dose-trivia-tue-78/


BTW, my 1979 Caprice Classic sedan is for sale; if you or anyone you know might be interested, TEXT me:
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pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81mc
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:16 am

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What a difference a few years make? 5 years ago this very week (dates & days), I had my catheterization Monday (11/07/2011), my 4th open heart surgery Friday (11/11/2011), & then today (Saturday evening), I was rushed back into the OR to stop some bleeding. Now, I am surprised by a Cubs World Series win & getting used to a new daily driver!


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Post by dynchel on Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:37 pm

I still have my '03 crown Victoria (bought new) that was a good year for panther fords.  First year of rack + pinion steering & consumer reports always pitched '03 as a good year for used vic / Marquis.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:14 pm

Have any of you ever seen this purple color on a Corvair?  I kinda like it!
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/15/car-tunes-saturday-76/

A family in the neighborhood had a '65 Impala in this color when I was in high school.  Believe it's called Orchid.



This Kaiser Darrin, a car I would love to see in person, prompted me to ask: what vehicles do you want to see yet!?
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/25/daily-dose-trivia-tue-78/

There's been one a couple of different years at Barrett-Jackson when I've been down there. Very cool...the door slides into a pocket in the fender.
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Post by 77camino on Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:05 pm

The purple color is call evening orchid. It was a 1965 only color. My dad almost bought a new Impala SS in that color. He changed his mind and bought a white one with a black vinyl top. Evening orchid Impalas could also be ordered with a flowered vinyl top.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:51 pm

dynchel wrote:I still have my '03 crown Victoria (bought new) that was a good year for panther fords.  First year of rack + pinion steering & consumer reports always pitched '03 as a good year for used vic / Marquis.

Cool. Yours treated you well? I wanted an older model (late 1990s), but I was told to get "the newest I could" since it would be a bit better adjusted, etc. I knew I didn't want 2006 or newer because I really don't like that new fascia. I then settled on 2003 since that was 1 of the years I had open heart surgery. Weird, yes I know. Wink


Mcarlo77 wrote:Have any of you ever seen this purple color on a Corvair?  I kinda like it!
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/15/car-tunes-saturday-76/

A family in the neighborhood had a '65 Impala in this color when I was in high school.  Believe it's called Orchid.

YES! It's a gorgeous color.


Mcarlo77 wrote:This Kaiser Darrin, a car I would love to see in person, prompted me to ask: what vehicles do you want to see yet!?
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2016/10/25/daily-dose-trivia-tue-78/

There's been one a couple of different years at Barrett-Jackson when I've been down there.  Very cool...the door slides into a pocket in the fender.

Yes, they do! That's why I want to see 1 in person like my friend did! Smile


77camino wrote:The purple color is call evening orchid. It was a 1965 only color. My dad almost bought a new Impala SS in that color. He changed his mind and bought a white one with a black vinyl top. Evening orchid Impalas could also be ordered with a flowered vinyl top.

Flowered vinyl top? Not sure I've seen that ... or want to see it!?


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