Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
1 2 ... 4 5
7
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

CrispyMK

Original Poster:

156 posts

23 months

[news] 
Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Captain Cadillac said:
1990? That's too futuristic for me biggrin

It's a 1954... gets driven over a thousand miles a month.



I'm not afraid to driver it in Manhattan traffic..



On other days, like today for instance, I'll drive the newer "driver", this... 1960 Lincoln. Here it is trying to eat a Honda Insight that was annoying it.

I take my virtual hat off to you! They both look stunning and its great seeing them being used properly. How many times a day to people take pictures of you commuting in them?

edc

4,797 posts

134 months

[news] 
Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Guy at work drives a Ford Zephyr, which according to wiki is anything from '51 to '72. Normally wears blue jeans and a black leather jacket with the slick back style hair for the daily period look biggrin

blearyeyedboy

2,963 posts

62 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Captain Cadillac said:
this... 1960 Lincoln. Here it is trying to eat a Honda Insight that was annoying it.
Have a hehe on me.

Captain Cadillac

2,924 posts

70 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
CrispyMK said:
I take my virtual hat off to you! They both look stunning and its great seeing them being used properly. How many times a day to people take pictures of you commuting in them?
Thanks! smile

Pics are funny... At shows and cruise nights the Lincoln gets a LOT of attention as its actually a very rare car. On the road they both get attention... It's tough to stop for gas and not have people talking to you about them.

The Ford is funny, it gets into Manhattan a lot so it's becoming somewhat well known, I've had people walk up to me twice, one said they saw it on twitter and another said they saw it on Instagram.

I had the Lincoln at a weekly cruise night tonight, for part of the drive home I was cruising up the Garden State Parkway following friends in a 57 Oldsmobile Super 88 coupe and a 62 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible... We must have been "flashed" by camera phones ten times in 12 miles!

Captain Cadillac

2,924 posts

70 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
blearyeyedboy said:
Captain Cadillac said:
this... 1960 Lincoln. Here it is trying to eat a Honda Insight that was annoying it.
Have a hehe on me.
I've applied for "NOPRIUS" as its plate biggrin

Advertisement

lance1a

1,316 posts

81 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Usually a late eighties or early nineties BMW or Mercedes. From tomorrow it will be a 1984 64000 mile W123 230CE Mercedes coupe.

Crosswise

196 posts

69 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
71 B GT for me, cheap to run and very usable. I see there are a few others here with the same so it must be a good choice. I also have a 1991 Audi 80 2.8 quattro as my modern backup but it's a bit heavy on fuel to use daily unless I have to.

N5 NRO

212 posts

39 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Since selling my E36 328i earlier in the year I've been using my 1978 MGB GT as my daily. It's currently on 125,000 miles and although it has broken down a few times, they've always been easy and cheap to fix.

garethj

587 posts

80 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
1995 Peugeot 205. To me (and perhaps to some of you) that's a newish car but everyone else sees it as almost 20 years old and amazed when I make it into work every day.

But as some of the stuff on this thread shows, it's just a normal car. You get in, drive it, the heater works, it never breaks down, it does bonkers mpg but it's just a normal car. It does get an oil and filter change every 4 months but that's because I do about 18,000 miles a year.

When you take fuel, repairs and depreciation into account it's probably cheaper than walking, but still a fun drive for the commute. I'm sure my next car will be older, but as long as it's in good condition, why not? I prefer feel through the steering and not be hemmed in by massive window pillars.

War Pig

1,461 posts

75 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
g3org3y said:
1986 E30 325i Cabrio.

Bought 3 years ago with 141k on the clock, now on 181k.
Had to do much to it?

spoodler

1,075 posts

38 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Other half's daily - 1967 Triumph Herald with twin carb's, four branch etc. lives outside all year round and has done for the last few decades. Costs £100 to insure, not a lot to MOT, and nowt to tax - does forty to the gallon and a full service costs under fifty quid. Keeps up with traffic, cruises at the legal limit, good heater, lights etc... why not?

My daily? 1936 Austin with a 4.2 Jaguar lump - drinks, smokes and has a few other anti-social habits...

Crapaud

58 posts

90 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Not truly a "daily driver" but during 1999 during the run up to the "millenium bug" work done by all the techies at the bank I worked at, our chairman dug out his 1899 Daimler and used that a few times to commute to work.

GTIAlex

507 posts

49 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
1989 Mini 998cc with 67k on the clock.

Pretty easy as far as keeping a classic running. Parts are easily available and most jobs can be done on the drive within a few hours/a weekend.


60's tech tho

S0 What

2,058 posts

55 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
87 nova saloon to and from work and an 89 sierra P100 for work, only usuing the nove while the 81 cortina gets a TD engine.

lance1a

1,316 posts

81 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
This is my new daily.....65000 miles, so trying to keep it fairly low and divide driving between this and an old BM and an Audi Coupe.




NightRunner

4,609 posts

77 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Breadvan72 said:
West4x4 said:
1969 series 2a landrover with a 2.25 diesel used to the 40 mile daily commute on the A1
...is the winner, for sheer nutzoidness. Well done, chap!
Winner!

NightRunner

4,609 posts

77 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
GadgeS3C said:
Not quite a daily but it is driven to events, not bad for 107 years old biggrin



Sadly not by me frown
Got any details on this?

Triumph Man

2,826 posts

51 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
I suppose until recently, I would have been in the running for this in a 1971 Triumph 2000. The old beast took anything that was thrown at it, including ice and snow. Yank out the choke on a cold winter's morning, churn the six lazily into life and open the window to enjoy the intoxicating smell of super unleaded pumped through twin carburettors and expelled through a non-catalysed exhaust system. Hear the engine and smell that smell, and everything seemed alright with the world.

Breadvan72

17,629 posts

46 months

[news] 
Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
How did the story end?

AceOfHearts

3,694 posts

74 months

[news] 
Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Last winter this was my only car:

]

And the girlfriends car (now owned for 3 years and 16,000 miles)


1 2 ... 4 5
7
Reply to Topic