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  • #31
    Originally posted by Chucks Stude View Post
    Saw a Yugo in Austin, that was being sold in a yard sale. It was being used as a planter!
    You go in that and I will walk.....

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    • #32
      I was in the local Pick-a-Part the other day and happened upon a blue Chevette. I was actually sorta surprized - not having seen one in awhile - not even in these yards! Paint and interior of this one were really nice, considering. Of course, I was equally astonished when a Maverick pulled up to the gas pump nexto to me a few weeks back.
      Locally there's a wrecking yard that has a YUGO up on a pole for their sign. In spite of that yard having been around since the FORTIES, it's gone belly up since the YUGO was put up!
      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #33
        I used to own a used 2 door Chevette.
        Used it as a company car and got paid .25 a mile (which was great for that time)...
        I made a LOT of mileage money with that Chevette.
        A little cold in northern Illinois winters, but it was a reliable runner for me.
        Jeff
        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

        Jeff


        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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        • #34
          I purchased a 1976 Chevette new with a four speed manual. Drove the wheels of of it for five years, gave it to my son to drive as the insurance guy said insuring him in his own car would be the least expensive way. At 130K it took a wallop in the rear and was undriveable so it met it's end. During that time it had oil changes and a couple of anti-freeze changes and just ran and ran. Not fast, not pretty but dependable as heck. Turn the key and drive.

          By the way, the hit crushed the rear bumper into the body about a foot, with no injuries to the occupants. Nothing but good vibs about that car.

          Bob

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          • #35
            Ladies and gentlemen, may I present ... the Cadette.



            http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/...mall-cadillac/

            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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            • #36
              Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
              Ladies and gentlemen, may I present ... the Cadette.
              May I be the first one to say, PLEASE DON'T!!?
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              Dave Lester

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              • #37
                Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
                Ladies and gentlemen, may I present ... the Cadette.
                Well, Clark; yes you may because you're the moderator.

                Anybody else would likely get "busted" for posting an obscenity. BP

                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                • #38
                  Funny about Yugos; I overhauled the front end on one about a year so so ago. Note this same guy also has a 1978 Chevy Nova police package as well as a few other automotive oddities.
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                  Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

                  Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

                  "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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                  • #39
                    I know a big Studebaker owner in Minnesota who also owns a near pristine Subaru Justy. With 3 cylinders, he loved the economy of that car, even though he rarely drove it. You don't see many of those anymore.
                    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                    • #40
                      I've only seen 2 Citations is the past couple of years - one is driven locally by a woman as a commuter, and actually looks in decent shape. The other was on a flatbed in Az, and as I recall, wasn't a roller.
                      Jim K.
                      63 Hawk

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                      • #41
                        Re: Cadette. Don't think for a minute that GM wasn't tempted!

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                        • #42
                          A guy in my town has a Chevette (tan 4-door) AND a 2-door 82 Escort! I haven't seen either of those cars in years. I almost had a Chevette as my first car, a late 70's brown 2-door. When my Dad and I were test driving it (and I'm sure I was complaining about it the whole time) the brakes went out, and I took out the seller's mail box. I later learned that the master cylinders on those weren't very good. I knew of a couple others who needed new MC's in their Chevettes.
                          Now that I think of it, the local junky-I mean, AUTO RECYCLING place has a Chevette up on a pole in their front yard.
                          Proud new owner of a 56 Power Hawk!

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                          • #43
                            Maybe now you have seen everything...

                            http://bigblockchevette.shutterfly.com/pictures/8

                            A completely stock appearing, big block Chevy powered Chevette. It even has the stock size wheels, plaid interior and look at the stock sized exhaust coming out the rear of the car. Now that is creativity.

                            Todd

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Jet Green Daytona View Post
                              Maybe now you have seen everything...

                              http://bigblockchevette.shutterfly.com/pictures/8

                              A completely stock appearing, big block Chevy powered Chevette. It even has the stock size wheels, plaid interior and look at the stock sized exhaust coming out the rear of the car. Now that is creativity.

                              Todd
                              Holy Crapoli! That's a sleeper, for sure I wonder how his understeer is?

                              Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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