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Username Post: Has anyone daily driven their classic car/truck?        (Topic#346531)
Eric_Gary132 
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08-11-17 09:19 PM - Post#2703826    

By classic I mean 70s and earlier.



 




427SS65 
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08-11-17 09:31 PM - Post#2703828    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

My wife drove our 65SS for over five years as a car pool daily driver.

Of course, you have to have normal insurance, not an agreed valuation collector car policy.

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TAT_2 
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08-12-17 04:23 AM - Post#2703840    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

BACK IN THE DAY > YES ,THATS HOW I LEARDED TO FIX IT OR WALK,NOW THEIR JUST > TOYS

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55Redneck 
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08-12-17 06:12 AM - Post#2703849    
    In response to TAT_2

Yup, I usually drive my 67 Belair from March to November. I'd rather drive it than our 01 Silverado. Belair don't do snow and bad weather though, it's rusty enough.

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2blu52 
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08-12-17 06:57 AM - Post#2703855    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

The 52 while not driven to work daily (retired) got lots of mileage early on, something like 4,000 miles per year between Mid March and Mid September with a trip out for the Thanksgiving lighting parade. Members of our club that like to drive the cars as well as work on them started to die off (literally) around 2006 and from that time off the mileage dropped. I had put more than 26,000 on it when I sold it.

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knightfan2691 
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08-12-17 10:52 AM - Post#2703877    
    In response to 2blu52

Heck yes!

I drove my 1979 Caprice Classic sedan daily from late 2009 until late last year. It was always fun to me to drive something not seen on the road everyday, plus people would get out of my way.


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2plus2 
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08-12-17 04:24 PM - Post#2703907    
    In response to knightfan2691

Used to drive the 2+2 year round back in 00-02
Loved to look on a new passenger's face when I handed them a towel in rainy weather and said you need this

69 Canadian Pontiac 2+2
factory L48 350 Chev,TH350,PW,PT
99 Silverado RCLB 4.8 NV4500 14BSF 4.10's locker 6" Procomp 35 bfg m/t's 9k winch cutout flares
07 Town Car Loaded,Tinted,Getting Bagged


 
Keith_Knox 
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08-12-17 06:38 PM - Post#2703930    
    In response to 2blu52

I didn't know you sold 2blu, of course I have been traveling since July 17th and still about 3 weeks to go.

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62BillT 
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08-12-17 06:48 PM - Post#2703932    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Drove my '56 Nomad to work and all around for 3 years back in the '70's till I took it off the road and parked it in the garage to use just sparingly. Of course, I avoided bad weather as much as possible.

That's what we all did back then, lol.

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gchemist 
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08-13-17 04:55 AM - Post#2703966    
    In response to 62BillT

Classic? Anything with a carb is a classic.

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Impala65SS 
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08-13-17 11:39 AM - Post#2703992    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

1994-1998 year round. Chevelle 64 4d (Buick 315hp/500lbs.ft. 455 71), regularly on 400mile trips.
1996-2003 year round. Impala 65 2d (305/pg/12b 3.07posi).
1998-2004 year round. Volvo 145 73.
2004-2005 year round. Caprice 78 (350/350/posi all original).
2006-2007 year round. c20 79 (350/400)
2006-2008 no salt period. Impala 65 (454) (on hold)

Currently a 88 c1500 + 2010 econobox Chevy spark.
The spark is for sale once it's back from paint (hit for the second time - obviously invisible to other drivers). Spark was a good deal from family friends. Easy on gas for sure.

My new Daily driver will be my Pontiac Tempest 64. It's a little rough, so dings etc no biggie. Will get a Fitech (or similar) injected 1987 305 roller cam. Need to source the fuel injection and a th200 or th700. Will convert to 2-circuit brakes. Drum brakes fine for now. In future LS1 or other aluminum LS, 4-disc, coil-overs etc.

The key is to always have a backup vehicle (prefereably using same parts), a convenient place to work on the car/truck. Have the most common parts at home at all times. Ahead of time swap to HEI etc instead of obsolete and inferior original solutions.

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wagonman100 
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08-17-17 06:49 PM - Post#2704629    
    In response to Impala65SS

27 years ago I drove my '72 Monte Carlo daily, then I bought my '78 El Camino in 1996 and drove it daily until 8 years ago when I bought my '99 Silverado. Now I don't drive the Elky very often. I will probably sell it to finance the '49 pickup my wife wants.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
Jalapeno 
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08-19-17 09:33 PM - Post#2704865    
    In response to wagonman100

Back in the 80s and early 90s I drove my 55 Nomad as a daily driver. I did a lot to it to make it comfortable, like a 350 engine, 3 speed auto trans, Vin-Tique air conditioning, power steering, etc.

Jalapeno


 
Airlifter 
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09-06-17 05:31 AM - Post#2706802    
    In response to Jalapeno

I am retired so I don't drive to work but I drive my '51 almost every day, rain or shine, except when it is down for repairs.

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/54 engine & powerglide


 
VANDENPLAS 
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09-07-17 05:30 PM - Post#2706966    
    In response to Airlifter

All my stuff was daily driven untill the snow started flying and salt gets laid down for the winter.

Why own it if your not gonna drive it?

50 Chevy fleetline all stock
51. Chrysler imperial
69 lincol in
72 bonneville big block
74 vw bug
79 zapper
73 mustang 351

None have been show stoppers mind you but also very far from rat rods either
Very clean good running drivers

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monty56 
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09-08-17 09:14 AM - Post#2707018    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

I'm still waiting to drive mine for the first time after 14 years.

Monty
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2001 Chevy Suburban 2500
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raycow 
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09-08-17 11:28 AM - Post#2707041    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

My 60 C-10 doesn't get driven EVERY day, but I do use it as a truck, and it definitely does get driven. At least one day a week would be typical, and in some weeks it gets driven a lot more than that. The truck is pretty much stock except for a 305 and T-5 I installed, replacing a lunched 283 and a 4 speed.

Ray

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Sting Ray 
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09-10-17 09:42 AM - Post#2707278    
    In response to raycow

My '67 has been my DD for the last 20 years. Gets me to clients, hauls my longboard, makes lumber and dump runs. She's getting a little beat up so am going to do a refresh next summer.

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JasonZ 
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09-10-17 09:19 PM - Post#2707343    
    In response to monty56

  • monty56 Said:
I'm still waiting to drive mine for the first time after 14 years.



Same. I have to drag mine back to Texas.

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Chevrobert 
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09-10-17 10:31 PM - Post#2707350    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

From '78 to '85 I drove my
4 door '66 Pontiac Catalina 389 automatic
from first snow to March.
Then transfer registration to my
'67 Mustang fastback 289 4 speed.
and so on....,
Grundy doesn't consider the
Oldsmobile a "classic" so
it is my daily driver
and traveling car right now.



Bob
'64 Impala SS
'77 Pontiac Ventura SJ
('91 Olds Cutlas Cruiser SL)
Ain't to proud to think out loud.


 
oldchevynut 
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09-17-17 10:19 AM - Post#2707918    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

'67 Malibu 4 door sedan, 20,000 miles a year, 334,000 miles so far.



 




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