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I love 80s and 90s Yank tat. It's always been a source of steep desire/interest for me, and I've been lucky to spot some proper crud over the years:

 

34352177263_b9701bd529_c.jpg1989 Chevrolet Caprice Auto. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

22314132496_5ce4cb3a60_c.jpg1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

18657785033_08c2a02942_c.jpg1985 Chevrolet Cavalier RS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

7175685187_76d66b9b85_c.jpg1995 Chevrolet Caprice 5.7 Estate. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

6753957175_ed71f6f52f_z.jpg1981 Chevrolet Chevette 1.8 Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

6250668703_a53d6da4d5_b.jpg1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5.0 Coupe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

9987343475_29090abf1c_c.jpg1990s Buick Park Avenue. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

7098290759_e1cdbe7b8c_c.jpg1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7 Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

6655654525_e314858824_b.jpg1993 Buick Le Sabre 3.8 Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

6136472301_b1100de0df_b.jpg1991 Buick Regal 3.8 V6 GS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

5762450287_48665fff1a_b.jpg1995 Buick Riviera 3.8 V6 Coupe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

5662511704_ffe0b77963_z.jpg1996 Buick Roadmaster 5.7 V8 Station Wagon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

8599951153_cece641169_c.jpg1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

8600549777_3f11324e6c_c.jpg1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

7679503644_432cfe0f7f_c.jpg1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

6902016399_1bfb298e46_b.jpg1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

6660897631_c00e1540db_b.jpg1992 Pontiac Bonneville 3.8 SSE Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

6870938184_d4232c1d8f_c.jpg1992 Pontiac LeMans 2.0 Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

5509200365_4b978fe557_b.jpg1990 Pontiac Bonneville 3.8 V6 Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

7360959694_041d43572a_c.jpg1988 Ford Taurus 3.0 V6 Estate. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

21766735372_cefcf798b2_c.jpg1983 Chrysler LeBaron. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

5677930132_93d7e7e75a_z.jpg1990s Chrysler Vision 3.5 Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

5680905771_366e5bf72b_b.jpg1993-97 Chrysler LHS 3.5 V6 Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

16225528268_a01c312442_c.jpg1977 Plymouth Volaré Station Wagon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

14912678597_2074fd14a7_c.jpg1993 Mercury Villager. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

6915583594_2518537c4a_c.jpg1980s Cadillac Seville Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

Now here is a guy with fantastic taste. I like the Chevy Cavalier.

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I don’t know how true this is, but I’ve been told even in the US the supply of really good cars is drying up so they’ve actually started buying exported cars back and importing them back to the US. Apparently many of the best condition collectible cars aren’t in the US anymore.

Obviously that won’t apply to cars such as mine but top end muscle cars, fins ‘n chrome cars and older collectible models.

 

Might be bollocks mind.

It's true, many mustangs have gone NZ to US

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I have been looking at galaxie/LTD on tinterweb - in the states, not here. Some expensive, some reasonable. I wonder what the cost/ pain factor is getting one over here as American cars are overpriced in the UK.

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I think AlistairK over on RR was selling his 70's Ford LTD cheap recently. It was amazing! Think it was only 2.5k as it had been in the boot of a Jaguar at some point and the front end was a bit damaged. 

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This is my New Yorker 2 door hardtop convertible. 6.8 litres of V8ness. We did a road trip to Sweden for the Power Big Meet a few years ago. It did 21.4 mpg on the way out at a steady 55 mph. We were doing 70-80 on the way back and I didn't dare measure the mpg. The sticker on the windscreen is from when I did the Sheer Hill climb. It was the only automatic car there. Push button gear change of course.

It's quite big on the outside but it's not as roomy inside as you might think - although it will just about take six six-footers but the leg room in the back is a bit tight.

Being a left hooker car park barrier buttons are a bit of a stretch but a new Mondeo is actually wider - mirror to mirror. You notice the length when parking - especially the overhang at the rear which swings out the wrong way. And it sticks out a couple of feet more than most other cars. Otherwise it's not too hard to get around in. 

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I have been looking at galaxie/LTD on tinterweb - in the states, not here. Some expensive, some reasonable. I wonder what the cost/ pain factor is getting one over here as American cars are overpriced in the UK.

When I had my Thunderbird delivered from L.A to Taunton via Southampton it came out at just under 2 grand including all fees and the vat on an $1800 car. West coast cars tend to have less rust but the shipping fees are about double compared to shipping from New York.

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I think AlistairK over on RR was selling his 70's Ford LTD cheap recently. It was amazing! Think it was only 2.5k as it had been in the boot of a Jaguar at some point and the front end was a bit damaged.

A yank LTD or an Aussie one? I've pretty much given up on retro rides other than a couple of build threads.

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