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#31 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:41 AM

Boss and all, aye - but why didn't you sell the Granada back to someone on here? 


What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:49 AM

Boss and all, aye - but why didn't you sell the Granada back to someone on here? 

 

Why don't you sell your cars on here?

 

Besides, since when am I responsible for my actions?


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:59 AM

I hate green cars.

Well, most of them.


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#34 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:18 AM

You I'd have expected not to like cars with white roofs.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:20 AM

True, ours is red at the moment.

Nothing against white though, all been there.



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:26 AM

WOW ! Such overwhelming landyacht goodness !!!

 

How many miles to the gallon gallons to the mile does it do, sir ?



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:39 AM

It will improve The Climate™ quite nicely, I think.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:44 AM

Glorious.
Does the Junkwoman approve? Or know?
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:52 AM

Why don't you sell your cars on here?

 

Besides, since when am I responsible for my actions?

I've tried before. I was told: "You're fucking taking the piss asking £800 for that." 

Besides, I thought there was some kind of collaborative buy-in thing going on with that Granada.


What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM

What exactly is it that you want from me?


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:12 PM

Doesn't matter. Forget it. 


What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:00 PM

I did a sex sneeze when this appeared in the eBay thread last month. When I can no longer take any more shit from my wife/employer/MiL/neighbours I'mma buy one of these and remind everyone who's boss.
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:09 PM

Thing is, it's not a bossman's car at all.

If you take the most average American dad of 1974 and then find another one, who is even more average than the most average one,

you have found the man who bought financed it new. He lives in a godforsaken place called Bareass, Missouri and the highlight of his life

is having a night out once a year in - say - Abilene, Kansas, at a bar where he has a drink, which means exactly that to him.

He would sip on a tin of diluted water for one and a half hours, then say gosh, that was fun, I'll do that again next year.

Oh, and he voted for Nixon.

 

Eddy has his boss's car. Danthecapriman his supervisor's.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:16 PM

Thing is, it's not a bossman's car at all.
If you take the most average American dad of 1974 and then find another one, who is even more average than the most average one,
you have found the man who bought financed it new. He lives in a godforsaken place called Bareass, Missouri and the highlight of his life
is having a night out once a year in - say - Abilene, Kansas, at a bar where he has a drink, which means exactly that to him.
He would sip on a tin of diluted water for one and a half hours, then say gosh, that was fun, I'll do that again next year.
Oh, and he voted for Nixon.
 
Eddy has his boss's car. Danthecapriman his supervisor's.


Haha, Bareass! Is that actually a place or did you make it up?

I actually have your average dads dads car. Mercurys were always old men's (and women's) cars.
1973 Mercury Marquis Brougham 429 V8
1974 Ford Capri 1.6 L
1984 Ford Transit 2.0 100L LWB high roof
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:24 PM

Haha, Bareass! Is that actually a place or did you make it up?


I made it up.
Real places in America are either named after the last Indian killed there, or the guy who killed the last Indian there.
 

I actually have your average dads dads car. Mercurys were always old men's (and women's) cars.


Unless they were doctors, in which case they drove Buicks.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:32 PM

I think I bought this a little.

Green Motoring, all 224 Inches of it!

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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4316/3594...


1974 Ford LTD with the 400M 2V, older Stateside resto with some shonkyness attached, the cigarette lighter is working, hence it has no Blues.
Collection will not commence immediately, in fact, the seller in all fairness gives me the chance to flog some of my chod to be still unable to accommodate it.

OMG, what have I done?
Thanks God I'm not reponsible for my actions, otherwise I'd be fucked!


Just seen this.


Fucking hell. You awesome bastard.
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:37 PM

You do realise that 1970s cars have a negative carbon footprint now?  They've long since repaid the resources that were used to make them, simply by surviving so long.  If you want to warm the globe, JM, you will have to find another way, like buying a new Prius.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:12 PM

Thing is, it's not a bossman's car at all.
If you take the most average American dad of 1974 and then find another one, who is even more average than the most average one,
you have found the man who bought financed it new. He lives in a godforsaken place called Bareass, Missouri and the highlight of his life
is having a night out once a year in - say - Abilene, Kansas, at a bar where he has a drink, which means exactly that to him.
He would sip on a tin of diluted water for one and a half hours, then say gosh, that was fun, I'll do that again next year.
Oh, and he voted for Nixon.

Eddy has his boss's car. Danthecapriman his supervisor's.


I have never read a better description of what the American dream is.

Congratulations on purchasing a huge slice of it.
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

I made it up.
Real places in America are either named after the last Indian killed there, or the guy who killed the last Indian there.
 

Unless they were doctors, in which case they drove Buicks.


There actually was an Indian chief called 'running bareass'!
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:39 PM

You do realise that 1970s cars have a negative carbon footprint now? They've long since repaid the resources that were used to make them, simply by surviving so long. If you want to warm the globe, JM, you will have to find another way, like buying a new Prius.




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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:56 PM

How weird to think that car was once considered fairly normal. 


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

I have never read a better description of what the American dream is.

Congratulations on purchasing a huge slice of it.

 

Thank you!

 

From 'The Insolent Chariots' by John Keats, published in 1958:

 

 

65% of our population consists of the upper-lower and lower-middle classes and, naturally, this represents a vast bulk of the nation's consumers.

Since market research also shows that women do 80% of America's buying, it seemed obvious to [...] Detroit that this "Middle majority woman

is the target you are supposed to hit."

 

National advertising usually portrays the American woman as a pretty (but not too pretty), intelligent (bright, but not brainy) well groomed (but far from chic)

female (but not unduly macromastiac) engaged in some interesting (but not unusual) situation. Such advertising is just throwing fish to the seals,

because the fact, naturally, is that the majority of our womenfolk fall into the upper-lower and lower-middle classes, and hence are apt to be somewhat

paunchy, mentally myopic drabs with straight hair. This Judy O'Grady works harder than the Colonel's Lady, keeps a dull routine, is happy only with

familiar things and tends to view the world outside her cage as dangerous and threatening. Her imaginative resources are highly limited and this is

very important. Her emotional life is highly restricted and repressed, spontaneity is very low, she has a strong moral code that presses in on her

most of the time, and she feels a deep sense of guilt when she deviates from it.

Whether these assumptions are correct is entirely unimportant. What is important is that Detroit is spending a lot of its customers' money - yours

and mine - to build a dreamboat that will be simultaneously pleasing to a leacherous goat and acceptable to a woman that Detroit privately envisions

as a dull, repressed, unimaginative, blowsy fright.

Thus, we now begin to see why Ford Motor Company spent millions of dollars to find floor covering that duplicates the rug in the average woman's

living room.

 

[...]

 

Life in Detroit must take on magic hues when the problems become so involved. Imagine what fun it must be to be a Detroit designer, and know

that you have to design a symbol of aggressive masculinity for the man, and at the same time contrive to keep the contraption from outraging

the sensibilities of the repressed nag whose opinion will probably determine the sale.

How do you market something that is a symbol of speed, sex, wealth and power to Pop when it must also appear unimaginative, unspontaneous,

routine and unexciting for Mom?

Detroit's answer to date is that you, as a designer, need not do anything well.

First, you start with a basic shape - an oblong over four wheels, with a smaller oblong on top, like a matchbox on a shoebox. You do not depart

from this basic pattern lest you trend into the area of the unique and the unfamiliar. Then, you put breast shaped bumps on the bumpers and

a gaudy stern on the thing to tintillate Pop. You shove Mum's rug inside. You load the car with with enough power to to make Pop think he's

the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and you put a plastic pad on the dashboard to let Mom know she won't crack her skull when

the power brakes catch.

 

 


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:28 PM

How weird to think that car was once considered fairly normal.


Forgive the slight thread detour, but this!

Yes, once upon a time a car like this would have been considered fairly normal. Does that not show how mankind is in many respects regressing!?
Why can we make and use such awesome huge cars then 20 or 30 years later look at the utter utter shit on sale now. I mean come on ffs! We're going backwards. What the hell happened!?
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:39 PM

I remember visiting my folks in Canada in the early 80s.   Their pastor had an LTD like this.   Yep, they were normal.   As normal as a 1.6L Cortina in Tawny Beige metallic with a tan interior was over here.   Old guys drove 'em, old ladies drove 'em.    

 

Going backwards?    We have disappared up our own arse.

 

Awesome purchase, Junkman!


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:43 PM

There actually was an Indian chief called 'running bareass'!

 

Hence they named the place after the guy who killed him.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:09 PM

I am very jealous!This has been sitting on my watch list for a while and I so very nearly asked if he wanted a swap with my Beetle.
Luckily if I had got it it would have been big enough and comfy enough to live in when I got kicked out of home!!!
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:00 PM

Do not be jealous!

Trust me, there is nothing to envy me for.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:03 PM

I've 'un-liked' your first post just so I can like it again.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:08 PM

Billy, we'll let you know when the Yankshite meet happens.  I'm sure it'll be within reach for you!


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:11 PM

I think I bought this a little.

 

Green Motoring, all 224 Inches of it!

 

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/3530...

 

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4316/3594...

 

 

1974 Ford LTD with the 400M 2V, older Stateside resto with some shonkyness attached, the cigarette lighter is working, hence it has no Blues.

Collection will not commence immediately, in fact, the seller in all fairness gives me the chance to flog some of my chod to be still unable to accommodate it.

 

OMG, what have I done?

Thanks God I'm not reponsible for my actions, otherwise I'd be fucked!

 

 

 

Ooh fuck me sideways. If that had been a 1971/2 Galaxie or LTD, I'd be your bestest ever mate. 

 

Still 101% heroic though. Well scored.


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