Stories of cars or owners.

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by MrAnnoyingDude, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Brown_Diplomat

    Brown_Diplomat
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,081
    A young Arab named Ibrahim, he bought the Buick LeSabre with needs of a college car, he brought the car back to Baghdad in 1991 and replaced the engine with a 350 Chevy V8 upon seeing the Ford V8, however, during 2003, a local firefight between Iraqi soldiers and American soldiers left the car with bullet holes and burn marks from the molotovs thrown by the Iraqi's, 3 years late, the car is salvaged by....
     
  2. Mullethead

    Mullethead
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Nikola Purity, a specialist in parts. He wanted something to experiment with for the time being. It was in progress in 2005, until the exhaust failed to function properly. He sold it to...
     
  3. Cwazywazy

    Cwazywazy
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,253
    Steve. Steve took it off a sick jump with that 350 power and wrapped it around a phone pole. He died.
     
  4. Mullethead

    Mullethead
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    What happened to the car?
     
  5. Cwazywazy

    Cwazywazy
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,253
    Not a scratch on it. Steve's family decided to crush it because of all the blood and guts and poop.
     
  6. Mullethead

    Mullethead
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    New Story:
    1908 Ford Model T
    In June of 1919, John Bird was given the Model T for a test drive, but he decided to keep it afterwards. 2 years later, and he gives it to his friend...
     
  7. MrAnnoyingDude

    MrAnnoyingDude
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,657
    ...Opal Mattershore. She was a widowed mother of four who needed a cheap car to drive to work; the Ford was the lowest rung of the car ladder, worn, cheap and old-fashioned, but did the job.

    Her son John took care of the worn, falling-apart vehicle and repaired it with scrap parts, including a full engine transplant in 1923, gearbox transplant in 1925, and repainting the car with the cheapest white house paint, which also helped with the Arizona heat.

    However, in 1926, John got a job and was able to afford a newer, less-worn-out car. He went to an used car dealer and bought a 1920 Model T, trading the old one in. The dealer tried to sell it, but to no avail; the house-painted, junkyard-part-collection jalopy failed to attract buyers.

    Ultimately, in 1927, it was given to Esteban Romanes, a Mexican used car dealer who bought a lot of cars to ship to his country, as a freebie part of the deal. After exporting the car to his lot in Tijuana, the relatively cheap Ford was bought there by...

    (A beater early Model T would've had the same status in the mid-20s as an early 80s beater Cavalier or Reliant would today, hence the unpopularity.)
     
  8. Mullethead

    Mullethead
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Pearl Le Ford, who loved the Model Ts and wanted one herself. She decided that it was perfect for the roads of classic Los Angeles. It lasted until 1933, when she was traded a exported Lancia. Next would be...
    (Lancia did exist at the time.)
     
  9. Brown_Diplomat

    Brown_Diplomat
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,081
    John Moses, a rich New Jersey native who bought the car with plans for transporting moonshine, he restored the Model T hand by hand and converted it to a van, during 1937, he made the vehicle faster and used it to smuggle moonshine, but the vehicle and Moses met their unfortunate end when the Mafia killed him by a drive by, the car was later salvaged and bought by...
     
  10. MrAnnoyingDude

    MrAnnoyingDude
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,657
    I'm pretty sure LA is not in Mexico...
     
  11. Mullethead

    Mullethead
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    I was saying where she lived after getting the car.
     
  12. MrAnnoyingDude

    MrAnnoyingDude
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,657
    He'd transport the slow, worthless thing coast-to-coast?
     
  13. Brown_Diplomat

    Brown_Diplomat
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,081
    I'm pretty sure it was brought to LA from Mexico.
     
  14. Mullethead

    Mullethead
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Yep, that's exactly how it happened.
     
  15. Brown_Diplomat

    Brown_Diplomat
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,081
    Yeah.
     
  16. Nathan 03

    Nathan 03
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Messages:
    145
    Ernie Banks. He loved the car and owned it until 1941 when he went to fight in World War 2. He tragically died and his wife, Gladis didn't what to be reminded. She traded the Ford in for a '33 Plymouth. The next owner, who bought the car in September 1947 was...
     
  17. Mullethead

    Mullethead
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Caddy Prince, who was a England professional driver living in London. During the winter of '48, he added winter tires. In 1950, the car was frozen hard that he needed to sell it. Next in the '51 winter is...
     
  18. MrAnnoyingDude

    MrAnnoyingDude
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,657
    ...Roger Allers, a hot rodder from Bromley who wanted to make a T-Bucket out of it.
    The car spent 2 years in his garage, but then finally got converted into a T-Bucked hot rod, complete with a Flathead V8 and a four-on-the-floor from a wrecked UK Ford, good rear tires from a wrecked Bugatti and a flame paintjob.
    In 1958, it received a Jaguar 3.4 I6 with a 3-carb system and a 5-speed gearbox, as well as custom suspension, brakes and tires, giving it over 225 HP and making it one of the fastest things on the road.
    It spent 2 more years in Mr. Allers' garage, but then its owner wanted to buy a Willys Jeep, and needed to free some garage space up, so he sold the Ford to another member of his hot rod club - ...
     
  19. Mullethead

    Mullethead
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Johnny O'Hare. He was a hot-rod fan, so he was given the car. He gave it new seats from a LeSabre, along with a new paint-job.
    5 years later, he settles his daily in his garage for 3 months, until he willingly sold it for a Mustang to General...
     
    #79 Mullethead, Jan 5, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
  20. Nathan 03

    Nathan 03
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Messages:
    145
    ( I decided to revive this thread as I enjoyed it, sorry for the bump)
    Don Downer, who drives the car for 6 years until a nasty crash writes it off and the car is scrapped.
    On 3rd December 1982, Oli Daniels, a 17-year-old living in Manchester, UK, buys a 1979 Ford Fiesta as a first car. On the 27th of February 1986 it is involved in a crash with a 1984 Toyota Corolla, and Oli doesn't have enough money to fix it. He replaces it with a...
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice