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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2010, 12:26:40 PM »


Quote from: firedome
Who'd put 40 yr old tires on a valuable car anyhow?  Unless it's
just in 'n out of a trailer, which is a big waste of a car ... an
doesn't Coker repop the Polyglas?



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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2010, 02:30:56 PM »



No I haven't, but OEM brake pedal pads won't
kill you if they fail . Frankly that level of anality (new word?) is
absurd. Cars are meant to be driven, and driven regularly. I have no
commonality with, or understanding of retentively
obsessed idiots, anyone stupid enough to be relieved of 6K of their
cash for 40 yr old tires deserves whatever they've bought...they're crazy.


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Jason Goldsack

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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2010, 03:27:10 PM »

We like drivers, they like trailer queens.. too each their own..

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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2010, 11:55:52 AM »

"Survivor" is a word that does as much damage to the car hobby as Barrett-Jackson does.
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2010, 03:00:53 PM »



I don't understand your point Scott.....I have worked on true survivors at the resto shop...my boss likes mummified old cars....pics to follow after dinner!




Dinner done! Here's some survivor pics:










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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2010, 08:43:57 PM »

The term and its use has led directly to the conversation we have been having over these wheels.  There is MUCH too much importance placed on "un-touched" cars.  It is my opinion that it's all nonsence.  If it wasn't a priority for people those wheels would be just another person's pile of junk.  But NO!  They're factory Shelby wheels with original tires on them. 
Its one of the reason why I stopped subscribing to Mopar Collector's Guide.  The whole "Survivor" thinking is BS. 
 
How important is it?  My Stratus is a "Survivor."  Oooops, I forgot, I had it repainted.  But, it was repainted the same color and from a '96 can of Forest Green.  So, it's still one!
 
I read that very sentence in MCG concerning a '68 Charger.
 
BS
 
If you're not tracking with me Bob you never will.  It's my opinion and I will not join the club.
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2010, 02:59:22 AM »

"FOUND! ONE OF ONE BACCARUDA WITH RARE DELUXE SEAT BELTS OPTION!"

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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2010, 05:41:29 AM »

It's neat to see a survivor.. but the car still screams to me to be driven.

I won't own a vehicle I can't drive.

A good friend bought a 2010 Challenger Classic RT to go with his 1970 Challenger TA. He bought it in the spring and it has 500 km on it and it will only come out for 1 show a year. What a waste. He makes a payment on a car he never drives.. The TA used to go 5000 miles a year.. now it only comes out for a show or two also.. He has pictures of him driving in the snow during the 1970's with it. Now it is just a statue...

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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2010, 06:03:48 AM »


I think one has to make a distinction between the "survivor" category
in Muscle era cars, which has been carried to absurd extremes, and an
appreciation for completely original well maintained cars, particularly
in the era of cars of the Brass radiator through '50s cars, where it's
increasingly difficult to know what actually came from the factory and
how an original car looked. There has been a lot of improvisation by
restorers.  That is not an issue with '60s on up cars, which have
copious amounts of documentation still available to substantiate the
needs of the obsessives who seem mainly bent on
worth-enhancement.  I'm with Bob's boss, there is nothing like an
original, well-cared for automobile with patina from actual use... I'd
prefer to see one of those over an anally over-restored trailer queen
any day. 
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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2010, 07:54:35 AM »

How many mediocre Chevies and new write-a-check showboats do I have to put up with?
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