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Hi, just registered today, I'm from Nottingham, England. My current fleet of vehicles is...

1981 Buick LeSabre (daily driver) Factory V6 car, 350 to be fitted...

1963 Chrysler 300 (413)
1966 Buick LeSabre (340)
1967 Oldsmobile 98 ragged top (425)
1968 Plymouth Sport Fury (318 - not for too much longer)
1973 Oldsmobile 98 (455)
1976 Ford Capri

I've owned something like 60 cars, mostly GM, some Fords, some Mopars, mostly British or American but some "foreign" stuff too.

I'm probably one of the few people who bought a Lexus because I really wanted a Mercury Grand Marquis but couldn't afford one... ;)

I'm generally breaking stuff, driving stuff, breaking it again.

I'm OK at paint and some body work. Suck at electrical stuff, want to learn how to do interior trimming, occasionally competent mechanic...
 

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OK, lets dot the maths...

I'm lucky to live near one of the cheapest places to buy petrol.

A litre of super is £1.37 GBP. Thats £6.22 a gallon, which is $9.72 US. Your gallons are smaller than ours, so I think that comes out at £7.77 a US gallon in US dollars

Regular is a little cheaper, but only a couple of pennies a litre. Prices have come down a bit. Last time I worked it out we were paying over £1.40 for regular and that was like $8.50 US per US gallon.

Mind you there are places I drive through where thats the regular price now...

I'm going to convert my Buick to run on LPG as this is only 75p a litre but I want to get the 350 built and installed first.
 

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UK gas price is toxic,,, wow I salute U for keep the fleet on the road :thumbup: welcome

Mid West Canada,,,1.13 per litre at low cost outlets here, 1.24 per litre normal outlet.

3.8 l per US gallon
4.6 l per IMP gallon
 

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alistair said:
Hi, just registered today, I'm from Nottingham, England. My current fleet of vehicles is...

1981 Buick LeSabre (daily driver) Factory V6 car, 350 to be fitted...

1963 Chrysler 300 (413)
1966 Buick LeSabre (340)
1967 Oldsmobile 98 ragged top (425)
1968 Plymouth Sport Fury (318 - not for too much longer)
1973 Oldsmobile 98 (455)
1976 Ford Capri
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I'm impressed!

My British collection includes:

1946 Triumph 1800 Renoun Saloon (presently turning into a tree house)
1959 Jaguar Mark IX (a donor car to a 1934 Graham)
and a 1959 Berkeley (just a fun little car)

I've owned something like 30 cars, mostly GM, some Fords, some Mopars, most were disassembled and in boxes but some assembled stuff that ran too.

I'm probably one of the few people who bought a Berkeley because I really wanted a car that had good fuel economy, but couldn't afford one... ;) Around here, no one has heard of a Berkeley, So I got mine at an affordable price!

I'm generally breaking stuff, driving stuff, breaking it again.

I'm OK at paint and some body work. Suck at electrical stuff too, so although we are separated by a pond, we are all in the same boat!

All the best,

Joe Ferrero
Geneseo, NY
 
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