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billmorrow



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PostSubject: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeThu Sep 30, 2021 2:46 am

name: bill morrow
age: very old
rides..? well, THAT is a very long story..
first car was a 1950 nash..
next, more or less in order:
1949 chevy deluxe sedan
1953 lincoln capri convertible (I crashed this car going to lowell high school)
1954 mercury convertible
1955 austin healy 100
1948 jaguar mark IV saloon
1959 MG A twin cam
1959 pontiac catalina (demo from when i tried my hand at selling cars at burlingame pontiac/studebaker/mercedes)
1954 cadillac fleetwood (lovely car)
1954 cadillac fleetwood 75 sedan (another lovely car, engine blew on US 101 in marin county)
1960 pontiac catalina converetible (was driving this car when the murder of JFK came over the radio)
1959 cadillac 62 convertible
1955 corvette (stolen)
1963 jaguar XKE
1966 jaguar XKE
1966 oldsmobile toronado
1967 cadillac eldorado
1969 austin america (stolen)
1959 cadillac 75 imperial formal (owned this car for 20 years MOL)
1970 mercedes 280SL
1971 mercedes 280SE 3.5 kabriolet
1973 (jan) mercedes 450SL
1973 (nov) mercedes 450SL
1973 mercedes 450SEL
1979 mercedes 450SL
1981 rolls royce silver spur
interregnum
1984 pontiac fiero (wifes car, engine died)
1983 irwin 65' sail boat
1986 Kha Shing 65' motor yacht
1987 cadillac allante
end interregnum
1986 toyota avalon (head on collision on I95, wife driving, inebriated driver crossed median)
1988 lexus SC400 (wife crashed this car)
1997 mercedes SL600
2001 mercedes E350 4 matic wagon (for wife)
2001 mercedes S600 (BIG mistake)
2004 mercedes e500 4 matic wagon (for wife) * ~
2006 mercedes SL55 (VERY fast) * ~
1959 cadillac 62 convertible *
1970 cadillac eldorado * ~ (maybe but it must go to a museum or collector)
(get the trend here..?)
1992 buick roadmaster estate wagon *
1995 #1 buick roadmaster estate wagon *
1995 #2 buick roadmaster estate wagon *
i THINK that that is IT.. at least for now..
* = still got it
~ = for sale

SO, one can assume i am now and have always been some sort of car nut.. Smile

AND my wife IS a careful driver..

probably more but it is late..!

have pix of some of these vehicles..

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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeThu Sep 30, 2021 7:50 am

Welcome Bill, quite the list of cars. I bet you wish you had kept most if not all of them, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeThu Sep 30, 2021 8:03 pm

welcome to the forums! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeFri Oct 01, 2021 1:43 am

thanks for the welcome.. Smile

and, yes, i do wish i still had those cars but we all know it would not have worked out well..

edit: it was a '56 corvette.. red.. white side insert.. v8.. spun out going up upper market street in san francisco and killed one headlight..

i sort of love my buicks.. Smile
and my cadillacs..

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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeSat Oct 02, 2021 3:25 am

Welcome Bill.
Impressive list..., a few Ford related hiccups in the 50's 😉 but you learned from that moving forward i guess 🙂..
Buick's and Cadillac's ... my kind of guy.
Greetings from another old car buff in Denmark

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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeSat Oct 02, 2021 11:20 am

Welcome to the swamp Bill.

You obviously picked up the addiction early on in life. Great collection of cars and boats from both sides of the ocean. Quick question. Who the hell would steal a 69 Austin America???? Around here, the only use for theses cars was to pull the engine and tranny out to stuff them into a Mini. The rest were given away by the owners.

Hope you kept the Rolls.

Also Bill
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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeSun Oct 03, 2021 4:43 am

convert2diesel wrote:
Welcome to the swamp Bill.  

You obviously picked up the addiction early on in life.  Great collection of cars and boats from both sides of the ocean.  Quick question.  Who the hell would steal a 69 Austin America????  Around here, the only use for theses cars was to pull the engine and tranny out to stuff them into a Mini.  The rest were given away by the owners.

Hope you kept the Rolls.

Also Bill

rolls don't age well unless used.. mine was deep ocean over ocean.. sort of dark blue top and light blue body..
today, an '82 is worth $15k MOL.. i sold the car for $1k more than i paid for it.. $50k..!
have pix somewhere of it and the '79 450SL..
will look if anyone has an interest..

IRT the austin america..
heh, THAT car was responsible for my first mercedes in 1970..
wife drove the '59 cadillac limo to sacramento from san mateo county to the state fair horse show and i followed in the austin later..
when i arrived the head had warped and the car was running very badly..
i was laying on the motel bed fulminating and reading the local bird cage liner when i spied an ad for the new '70 280SL at von housens motors..
(paid $7k, sold a year or two later for $8..! same with the 280SE 3.5 kab, paid $12k and about 2 years later sold for $15k..)
i made a deal, got the SL with the proviso that the salesman drive the austin back to the bay area..
the brit car dealer fixed it under warranty and it was stolen from there..
FBI came calling because the car was found at a race track in Massachusetts..
got all my mercedes cars from von housens motors for 10 years..

EDIT the car list to include a '39 ford 2 door with a new sears flat head V8 i got for $50 about 1968/1972.. when i was low on cash and cars..

NOTE: how does one edit his own posts..? i can't see how or i would edit the original car list post.. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeSun Oct 03, 2021 4:51 am

Klaus 95RMW wrote:
Welcome Bill.
Impressive list..., a few Ford related hiccups in the 50's 😉 but you learned from that moving forward i guess 🙂..
Buick's and Cadillac's ... my kind of guy.
Greetings from another old car buff in Denmark


hanks for the, err, compliment..  Shocked  Smile

about the mid '50's the lincolns were winning the mexico road race..
car could handle.. but the spark plugs were hidden under the exhaust manifolds and one was between the starter motor and manifold..
i know because i changed them out..
besides it was the only decent car i could afford after i punched out the nash grill on a chevy rear bumper in san rafael..

ever since, GM..!

my mom and step father had a '47 roadmaster convertible, then later a '50 super sedan..

now with 3 roadmasters i have small projects for years to come..
add in 2 caddys and spare time is gone..
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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 11:57 am

welcome. I have had issues with editing previous posts as well. at some point something got changed and you cannot anymore. Maybe one of the admins can look into it, probably a setting.
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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 12:08 pm

I think it has gone to a setup like many forums use that limits the time you have edit a post. Some it is 20 minutes and others it may be hours on forums that I have seen. I just put up a new post and the edit button shows, but older posts it is gone.

There may also be a number of posts that need to be made before any editing is available, kind of like with pix.
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PostSubject: Re: greetings from the edge...   greetings from the edge... Icon_minitimeTue Oct 05, 2021 1:55 am

on my thinkpads forum i allow the author (or mods and admins) to edit anytime..
my typing skills are grade D and foot in mouth disease afflicts everyone at one time or another.. Smile
the bring a trailer web site allows 5 minutes to edit a post..

another past car i owned (for a weekend.. my father bought it for me and after he sobered up, back it went) was a '48 packard convertible.. big heavy beast, flat head straight 8 with hydraulic windows and top and stick transmission..
sometime about 1955, i was about 16 or 17..

can you post pix here..? i don't allow pix on my forum.. storage costs would exceed my ability to keep the place going..

this forum sure looks like phpBB..
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