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My first car was my ugliest! Lol.

1985 Cadillac Fleetwood.

Best car is my 2003 Mercury Marauder

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My best is my current truck. '07 Silverado Vortex Max with a few modifications.

My worst was a '98 s-10 with the four banger and a five speed.

That little truck would go anywhere but only because I didn't care if it was damaged.

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one of the ugly but best cars was a 1961 Ford Fairlane i had. it was the first car i ever drove when in high school and i got my DL, and gor passed to me from my father. it was also the last brand new car my grandfather bought. i also ended up with that car years later when i bought from my father. the picture i am showing is kind of funny in a way, because it was the same model of car that Barney Fife drove on the Andy Griffith show where he was a deputy. all my friends called my car, the Barney Fife Mobile! now in a way it was a bit ugly, but the car was as solid as a Timex watch and dependable. it was also kind of plain as my grandfather was a bit miserely in buying his vehicles. no A/C or radio! i did put in and underdash radio at one point when i was driving it in high school. i kept the old car for many years, always keeping it as a backup driver in case whatever hot rod i had going on at the time needed repairs or whatever. when i sold it years later to a cousin, it probably had well over 300K on the othe original driveline. other than some minor upkeep and minor repairs over the years, it was one solid and dependable car though.

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now one of my most favorite cars was a 1975 Chevrolet Laguna S-3, silver with black stripes and partial vinyl roof. i put a lot of love and attention into that car. built on the Chevelle chassis and featured some pretty neat features like a urethane sloped frontend that looked similiar to a Camaro, louvers on the quarter windows, Stratoliner bucket seats, plus lots of other options. i learned later on that the 75 models were the lowest production number of S-3 models made with a production of about 7788 of them.

i traded for the car from a friend of mine, by trading a 1976 Monte Carlo for it. i spent about a year rebuilding the car in my spare time. buying and swapping parts to make it into something special. origianlly the car was pretty optioned out, but got short changed in the driveline with only a 350 cid engine with a 2 bbl carb and single exhaust. it didn't stay that way! it was a fun car to drive and cruise on friday and saturday nights. everyone wanted to race it, but i never did. i didn't build her to be a race car, just a nice driving cruiser.

a few years later i got married for the first time and my wife at the time thought i needed a more adult vehicle, instead of kids car. hmmmm....wish i had the car now instead of the ex-wife! trust me, the car was much less temperamental than my first wife!

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Your worst car was a Cadillac? Silver spoons.
My worst car was a Caddy.... I had a 97 STS, thing lasted me about 6 mos.. Its was the "sportiest" car ive owned. It had nice zoom, when it ran

The best and ugliest have been my Internationals, 73 1110 pickup and Scout II.

I like my Rampage, I would say its ugly, but I get more complements in it than any other vehicle ive ever owned???

You guys may make fun of me for my old cars. But for some reason I cant keep a modern car, I break them in less than a year, but I can buy a POS outta someones yard that hasnt run in ages, and drive it for years??? I really dont get it...
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My ugliest was an '88 S-10 I paid $700 for, I ended up painting it hugger orange with SS stripes and it looked pretty good after that.

My best is my current, an '07 mustang. Never had one issue out of it. And I get 32 mpg.
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In my case, my best and worst were one and the same. When I was in college I picked up 2 trucks for $450. truck #1 was a 1973 Ford F-250 that had been sent to a coach works for a 3 foot cab and frame extension. Truck #2 was a wrecked 1987 Ford Super Duty that was a tow truck before I picked the 2 of them up.

The '73 has a blown out steering pump, a worn out steering box, a bent front axle, trans and engine leaks, it burned oil, Would not do a forced downshift so my C6 trans was more or less a manumatic. The body was decent, except for the typical rust belt rust holes, and a pair of "felony" holes in both front floor boards. The interior was decent, I only needed a seat cover due to a hole in the front seat, and the full back bench was immaculate. paint color and condition were another story. I have no Idea what the shade of green it was covered with was called, but puke green was the best way to describe after 21 years of neglect.

The '87 was mostly ready to be put down and sent to the junkyard, Most of the electronics were shot,and the entire interior had been gutted. The drive
line was perfect, and as a shop truck it was very well maintained.I pulled the engine and transmission out of the tow truck, and sent the rest to the great beyond.


A year and a half later I had put around $6,000 in parts and about 250 hours worth of work into the old '73. My dad and I rebuilt the 460 and the HD 5 speed from the tow truck, dropped it in. made a custom wiring harness for the new driveline, custom drive shafts, a new bed and front clip from DVAP in Pheonix AZ, Rhino lined bed, 2 in body lift kit, Rebuilt front axle, and a recored radiator. Next came new front floor boards, a complete tear down of the body, and a color change to Hunter Green. When she was put back together, we added a pair of custom made bumpers, a receiver hitch front and rear, a double capacity rear fuel tank (both mid and rear tanks worked), and a set of aluminum factory 16 inch wheels off of a 1988 F-250. Within 18 months, that ruck went from trash to treasure on a budget of less than $10,000. A buddy of mine was selling his plow set up from his '79 F-150, so I picked it up for around $350 and mounted it to the front end.

All that first year of ownership was spent on my back under one truck or inside the engine bay of the other one. When I wasn't elbow deep in grease, I was out hauling fire wood for friends and family, or spinning wrenches on friend's trucks in trade for extra sets of hands when i worked on mine. One of my favorite incidents happened during one of those wood cutting sessions. long story short, a friend forgot where i had parked my truck when he made his undercut on a tree he was about to drop. he cut it on the side facing my trucks passenger side bed side. He left one hell of a dent when that tree landed there. i still had the old rusty bed on it, so being the wise azz that i am, I wrote in the middle of the crescent shaped 2 foot wide dent "Put tree here." and made him sign it. After changing the bed out, I cut the bedside off, and gave it to him. It still hangs on the wall in his dad's body shop, and we still laugh our azzes off everytime we talk about that day.

I had that truck until 2003 when my mother's medical conditions got worse. I let it go for $4,500 to help my dad pay for her medical bills, and her final expenses when she passed. I had my own debts due to my divorce, but I would not let my dad be stuck with the costs alone. I never took any digital pictures of the truck, but I do have some old 35mm pics floating around here somewhere. If I find them, I'll post them.

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1968 Chevy Camaro primed black... It pretty and Fugly all at once...got it at a junkyard in 78 for 900 because of a custom motor and a hot transmission( 327 with 350 turbo hydromatic whatever it was tranny)and 4 speed auto shifter,..drove it to Ft. Gordon Ga. Then Ft. Rucker AL. Total times stopped by troopers and had to show ID: 5...total tickets 0..

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Best was my 1975 Chrysler Cordoba (with the fine Salumunken Leather), actually, mine had Velour seats but I just had to say it for Ricardo, RIP Mr Montalban. That was one awesome car! 3 speed Auto, V8-400 CI with a Carter Thermoquad. Even at 3700 lbs, it was a monster 2 door that could pass just about anything but a gas station. Loved the sound of opening up the quad, like a jet engine it would roar, launch and watch out, here I come! I put a boomer sound system in it that was even louder and nearly as big as the engine! Even had the aftermarket PR stamped steel with rosewood laminated steering wheel, no dice on the mirror!

Sadly it became the Ugliest car I ever owned after I plowed it into a giant old Oak tree at 60+ MPH (killed the tree and the car, I barely survived). It became the sacrificial Cordoba and saved my sorry ass that day, bent the entire car like a pretzel. The Bumper luckily horseshoed and pushed the enginge back 2' but didnt break or I would be talking to you only in dreams today! I broke half of the bones in my body above the Mason Dixon and still have some extra plastic and titanium in my face to remind me "Dont do that ever again"!

Loved my Cordoba, she was a real beauty!

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