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What classics do you want before you die?

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#76 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted Yesterday, 03:31 PM

classics before I' am done.....who doesn't long for a car that had or almost had

 I liked the Stingrays    never owned one. Could not afford them back then 

  My mom passed on when I was turning 15     she had a 64 Chevy SS Impala bucket seats.(283)

  My brother had to share it with me when I turned 16    Big trunk would fit my amp and my brother's drums.... During the first  oil embargo   my father sold it  for 275.00   and bought us  a VW square back  It was an amazing VW  though   it fit a 1968 Marshall 8x10 basket weave cabinet and 50 watt head and a Les Paul....Still have the Marshall amp  and Les Paul

miss the Impala.

 

Edit       one might have to start a    classic scope in classic car thread to keep on keeping  on    this variation....it does help that the OP veered to vettes


Edited by Defenderslideguitar, Yesterday, 05:21 PM.

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#77 photiost

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Posted Yesterday, 04:27 PM

I once owned a 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda'  ... should never had sold that car  !! 


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#78 starman876

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Posted Yesterday, 04:35 PM

We never should have sold any car from the 60's and 70's


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#79 Bomber Bob

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Posted Yesterday, 04:47 PM

I would like to have BB's Meade 826 he got from Chas...

 

(So would CHAS!  Jus' pickin' at ya buddy - love ya more than my luggage!)  If you're good bit younger and/or healthier than me (60 in SEPT), shoot me a PM, and I'll put a bequest in my Codicil (Scope List for my Family)...  I'm sure there are 8" F6 Newts out there better than my 826, but I doubt these would sell for $100...

 

OTOH, the 826 has spoiled me on 8" & smaller reflectors.  I really like the Mizar Altair on the Classifieds, and know from experience these can be Killer CATs, but I'm not interested in a tougher-to-collimate scope than my Newts -- even if it would be SO much easier to use than the Tinsley 6.  Yeah, this is Ole BB talkin' -- EXCEPT for the few scopes on my previous list, I'm content with my Collection.  I'm more focused on Accessories & Improvements.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:29 PM

We never should have sold any car from the 60's and 70's

Many were rust buckets and had no horse power after 1972.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:46 PM

Many were mustangs, corvettes, cameras, cobras and muscle cars that are worth anywhere  between $40k to$400k.   I passed on a aston Martin for $3k that now is worth $500k.   That was in 1971


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#82 steve t

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Posted Yesterday, 06:49 PM

Fond memories, from 1975, of hauling my little 4" Newtonian out to dark skies site in my old 65 Mustang with the 289 purring along. smile.gif

 

I recall the first time I visited a real dark site and was disappointed to see clouds moving in only to discover it was the Milky Way rising. 

 

Good old days gramps.gif


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Posted Yesterday, 07:00 PM

I really miss my Fiats from back then.  

A Fiat 850 Spider and a Fiat 500. Those numbers are the engine displacement.

Yes 850cc and 500cc. 

The Fiats came before I got my Edmund 4 inch f/15 equatorial with it's fixed 60 inch long hardwood

legs. I bought a VW bug. A '58 that threw a rod driving it home after I bought it and later a '70 convertible

that could handle the Edmund without even putting the top down.

 

Robert


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Posted Yesterday, 07:05 PM

There is something quite rewarding in going full circle and returning to our roots to the extent that such is possible. It’s hard to erase the deep effects of a lifetime of experience


True … of all scopes I’ve used the one I have the fondest memory of was the 4.5” Cooke refractor at school. Many magical nights spent with it just exploring the sky. If a similar one ever came up for sale I’d have a very hard time trying not to buy it.

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