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  • 40 years

    Its sobering to realize, as I did last week, that I have owned my Sprint for 40 years. I bought it December 22, 1977.

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    '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
    My Mach's restoration progress
    My Sprint's restoration progress
    ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

  • #2
    Cool!!
    Steve - M&M Member #690

    1968 GT/CS California Special Candy Apple Red
    2018 Premium GT Fastback Ruby Red


    Member: Vancouver Island Mustangs Association; Owner 1990 Limited Edition Mustang Registry
    Steve's 1990 Limited Edition Convertible Website & Home of the 1990 Limited Edition Mustang Registry

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    • #3
      that is cool !!!
      34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

      it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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      • #4
        Nobody can accuse me of automotive promiscuity...
        '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
        My Mach's restoration progress
        My Sprint's restoration progress
        ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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        • #5
          40 years of ownership.....awesome!!
          M&M Member #91
          Ford Dealership Engine/Chassis Master Certified Technician
          US Navy submarine vet; Operation Iraqi Freedom vet..x 2...USAF Reserve...RETIRED, 26 total years

          Current 2003 Azure Blue Mach 1. All My Past Mustangs:'84 GT-5 spd, my first; '91 GT-auto; '70 M-code Mach 1-grabber yellow; '95 GTS-5 spd, Pro-Charged, totaled; '95 GTS 5 spd, replacement; '89 LX 5.0 'vert-5 spd; '90 LX 5.0 hatch-5 spd; '69 M-code Mach 1-4 spd; '90 5.0 LX 'vert; '03 Mach 1-5 spd, '93 Mustang LX vert.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by submariner mustanger View Post
            40 years of ownership.....awesome!!
            Makes me wonder who owns who?
            '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
            My Mach's restoration progress
            My Sprint's restoration progress
            ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post

              Makes me wonder who owns who?
              I think you already know the answer to THAT one...
              Steve - M&M Member #690

              1968 GT/CS California Special Candy Apple Red
              2018 Premium GT Fastback Ruby Red


              Member: Vancouver Island Mustangs Association; Owner 1990 Limited Edition Mustang Registry
              Steve's 1990 Limited Edition Convertible Website & Home of the 1990 Limited Edition Mustang Registry

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post
                Its sobering to realize, as I did last week, that I have owned my Sprint for 40 years. I bought it December 22, 1977.

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                i can go you one better, though as a family owned vehicle. my 64 falcon has been in the family, it was my aunts car, since it was bought NEW in oct 1963.

                and my mustng was originally bought by me in oct 1976, sold it to a friend in 1983, bought it back in 1988 and have owned it since.
                64 falcon
                66 mustang
                76 el camino

                a man's fate is a man's fate
                and life is but an illusion

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                • #9
                  Too Cool, Steve!

                  I'm reminded of when I was leaving the plant this summer and a co-worker was making cracks about the rust on my 'ol '65 F100...and asked, "So - what year is the old beast?" I replied, "It's a 1965...it's 52 years old. Where do you think your Toyota will be when it's 52 years old?" Funny, he didn't know what to say to that..........

                  Ryan
                  Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ryan Wilke View Post
                    Too Cool, Steve!

                    I'm reminded of when I was leaving the plant this summer and a co-worker was making cracks about the rust on my 'ol '65 F100...and asked, "So - what year is the old beast?" I replied, "It's a 1965...it's 52 years old. Where do you think your Toyota will be when it's 52 years old?" Funny, he didn't know what to say to that..........

                    Ryan
                    Love it. Whenever people cut down my Fords I like to point out how many different cars they have bought in the period that I have been driving the same ones.
                    '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
                    My Mach's restoration progress
                    My Sprint's restoration progress
                    ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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                    • #11
                      Longest I have kept one was my 84 F150, and I was an idiot for getting rid of it after 17 years.
                      ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                      -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                      -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
                      " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                      "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ford84stepside View Post
                        Longest I have kept one was my 84 F150, and I was an idiot for getting rid of it after 17 years.
                        Ever since I bought the '65 F100 in 1981 (in TX), it has been licensed to drive - although it is not a daily driver for me. Sure it has had repairs along the way, painted once and is WAY faded out now. Since I've had it, I've rebuilt the 390 engine once, had the T-18 transmission freshened once and I R&R the PP & clutch disc once. It has served me well.......these past 37 years!

                        Ryan

                        Edit addition: I was married in '79. In '81 I bought the ol' faded '65 in TX. Two more years went by and we had a son. I had figured he'd drive the ol' truck as his first vehicle. But by the time he had turned 15, although he learned how to drive it (T-18 granny stick shift) he told me he didn't want it - so he bought a little S-10 for a first vehicle. Last year he turned 34 yrs old. He asked me if I had any change in plans for "the ol' Blue truck". I told him, "Not really." I reminded him that I had asked him if he wanted it as his first vehicle. He remembered that.....then told me that he turned me down because he JUST KNEW that I'd watch him like a hawk as to how he was treating the ol' truck...! He was probably correct - I probably would have!
                        Last edited by Ryan Wilke; 01-06-2018, 07:26 PM.
                        Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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                        • #13
                          Very cool milestone!

                          This May it will be 30 years since I bought my Cougar. I still have hopes of getting it running again this summer.
                          68 Cougar - 289, 4-speed
                          '08 Mustang Bullitt #4492
                          Previous Mustangs - '98 Cobra convertible, 87 GT

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ryan Wilke View Post

                            Edit addition: I was married in '79. In '81 I bought the ol' faded '65 in TX. Two more years went by and we had a son. I had figured he'd drive the ol' truck as his first vehicle. But by the time he had turned 15, although he learned how to drive it (T-18 granny stick shift) he told me he didn't want it - so he bought a little S-10 for a first vehicle. Last year he turned 34 yrs old. He asked me if I had any change in plans for "the ol' Blue truck". I told him, "Not really." I reminded him that I had asked him if he wanted it as his first vehicle. He remembered that.....then told me that he turned me down because he JUST KNEW that I'd watch him like a hawk as to how he was treating the ol' truck...! He was probably correct - I probably would have!
                            My story is the opposite. Both boys wanted to drive mine, and did, the youngest the most. He pretty much ran it into the ground.....busted one of the fiberglass rear fenders, broke the ignition key switch, ruined several tires, let the AC compressor get stolen off it at school {not really his fault, but I did ride him about leaving it parked there while he was off with one of his buddies}. I parked it under a tree in the back yard, wrong place to park one, a big limb fell on the hood, destroying it. I moved it and parked it again, this time the brakes leaked down, bad wheel cylinder I think. I got disgusted with how bad it had run down in a couple of years, so when a vehicle came along that I wanted, I traded it off. I should have fixed it, already had a replacement hood, but foolishly let it go. As they say, hindsight is 20/20......
                            ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                            -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                            -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
                            " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                            "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ford84stepside View Post
                              I got disgusted with how bad it had run down in a couple of years......
                              THAT ^^^ was what I was afraid of when I was in the process of selling my '85 GT convertible back in 2015... that some local punk would step up and give me my asking price, then I'd have to watch as he beat the crap out of it the weeks/months/years to come! When a fella pulled up in my yard with a car hauler and IL license plates, that was a factor in my giving him a good deal on it..... I was pretty sure I wouldn't have to watch some local just down the road beat my baby into junk.........

                              Ryan

                              Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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