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Old 04-29-2011, 03:38 AM
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My best ride was a 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix that was a special order car through Royal Pontiac in Royal Oak, MI. I lived in California and had to deal with a gentleman named Ace Wilson who was the dealers Race Coordinator. Mr. Wilson and John DeLorean at Pontiac Performance were on a first name basis. I flew back when told the car was ready. I was taken over to the Pontiac factory by Wilson, met Delorean face to face and drove off with a 421 HD 420 HP monster. I drove it back to California. That ride was one I'll never forget. Comfortable, good brakes and handling and it ran like it had a rocket behind it.
I sure wish I had that car today. It is worth a fortune now. I was told later that only 42 of that year Model were built with the 421 HD engine and a four speed transmission.
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I'll second that! I owned a 65 Catalina 2+2 tri power, 421 rated 376hp, and same muncie close ratio with 3:42's in the rear. It rode like a caddy and ran like a Vette. Of all the cars I've ever owned in 43 years, that's one I never should have let go.

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for a while my dad had a early 1980s caddy limousine-talk about leg room in the back seat
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My 98 Gran Marquis seems pretty nice. I had a 85 Monte Carlo that I really like, it was quiet and smooth.. Going back, my 69 Ford crewcab rode so much nicer than the new picks. Going waaay back, my 56 Caddy was a nice rice.
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for a while my dad had a early 1980s caddy limousine-talk about leg room in the back seat
For some weird reason, I've always wanted to hot rod one of those. It would make for an awesome cruiser to load all your friends in. If I could get my hands on one, I want the one from the '90s with an LT1 (like you didn't see that coming).




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My 98 Gran Marquis seems pretty nice. I had a 85 Monte Carlo that I really like, it was quiet and smooth.. Going back, my 69 Ford crewcab rode so much nicer than the new picks. Going waaay back, my 56 Caddy was a nice rice.
I wonder if the Grand Marquis are significantly more comfortable than the Crown Vics. My coworker just bought nice 2008 Interceptor and it rides very good.
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best ride would be my 78 lincoln town car, which actually handles well for 5000+ lbs. Second would be the 53 pontiac pathfinder...which handles like a waterbed.
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My old '85 Buick Lesabre Limited. Last of the Rear wheel drive Big Buicks. Had a nice leather interior with pillow type seats and was like riding on a cloud. Just don't take the turns too fast and you're good. Great highway car.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:33 PM
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best ride would be my 78 lincoln town car, which actually handles well for 5000+ lbs. Second would be the 53 pontiac pathfinder...which handles like a waterbed.
I had to google the Pontiac. Gorgeous car! But I'd hate to handle a water bed.




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My old '85 Buick Lesabre Limited. Last of the Rear wheel drive Big Buicks. Had a nice leather interior with pillow type seats and was like riding on a cloud. Just don't take the turns too fast and you're good. Great highway car.
They look like affordable Cadillacs.
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