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Title: NO CRYING
Post by: salvo on December 17, 2021, 11:47:54 pm
Hi Folks,

https://redstate.com/joesquire/2021/12/16/did-chevrolet-have-to-make-america-cry-with-its-new-christmas-ad-n492194?fbclid=IwAR3b8W5HoVRjbQdCC8DVA9aOkUd_mBZo_xjM4wbwfJTPpPEBnL-hBsFr-SY

Sal
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: Ben Framed on December 18, 2021, 12:34:18 am
Wow Sal. I don't know what to say. My parents had a 66 impala. It was a (new) 'demonstrator'. White color with blue cloth seats. The salesman told my parents, this was the very same car that was featured in the Bonanza TV commercial which featured the car, filmed coming down a switch-back on a mountain in the beginning of the Bonanza TV Show. With the Chevrolet jingle song playing in accordance of course..   (their car was not a convertible).
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: Kathyp on December 18, 2021, 06:38:53 pm
That's a TJ.  I had a two-tone 55 chevy Bel Air as my first car.  It was automatic and had a really cool for the times, radio.  The radio alone is now worth a few hundred dollars!  My grandmother gave it to me.  My second car was a 65 Chevy Impala 3 on the tree 4 door.  Both those cars were tanks.  They don't make them like that anymore!!

Thanks for sharing.  We need to get back to the important things.
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: William Bagwell on December 18, 2021, 08:12:47 pm
  My second car was a 65 Chevy Impala 3 on the tree 4 door.  Both those cars were tanks.  They don't make them like that anymore!!

64 Chevy Impala was my very first car. Remember my uncle showing it off when he bought it new. Still have it, though technically now my son's since he started restoring it 10 years ago. Wish it was parked at his house...

Sadly not as much of a 'tank' as many believe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPF4fBGNK0U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPF4fBGNK0U)
X frame and lack of crumple zones were basically the same in 64.

Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: Ben Framed on December 18, 2021, 09:48:02 pm
  My second car was a 65 Chevy Impala 3 on the tree 4 door.  Both those cars were tanks.  They don't make them like that anymore!!

64 Chevy Impala was my very first car. Remember my uncle showing it off when he bought it new. Still have it, though technically now my son's since he started restoring it 10 years ago. Wish it was parked at his house...

Sadly not as much of a 'tank' as many believe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPF4fBGNK0U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPF4fBGNK0U)
X frame and lack of crumple zones were basically the same in 64.

William my uncle also bought a 64 brand new, impala (black)..  Totaled it before the new car smell wore off so I was told. I have seen pictures of it.
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: William Bagwell on December 19, 2021, 09:42:14 am

William my uncle also bought a 64 brand new, impala (black)..  Totaled it before the new car smell wore off so I was told. I have seen pictures of it.

What a shame, could have been your first car! Probably a two door? If so would be worth a lot more today than a four door.
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: Kathyp on December 19, 2021, 11:33:35 am
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Sadly not as much of a 'tank' as many believe.

Fortunately I never wrecked either.  Considering how I drove them, that's amazing.  They were heavy and they held the country road curves.  People towed horse trailers with them  :grin:
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: Ben Framed on December 19, 2021, 12:31:05 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPF4fBGNK0U


Wow, that?s an old survivor car that survives no more..  :shocked: :happy:

There have been many nice cars (give it up) to movies and TV as well. Dukes of Hazzard. No telling how many Dodge Chargers bit the dust.
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: salvo on December 25, 2021, 10:28:25 am
Hi Folks,

Blessed Christmas one and all.

Another tear-jerker here. Funny about these stories. What do you think it is that causes your face to begin leaking:

http://www.sixguns.com/bunkhouse/rifle.htm

Sal
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: Ben Framed on December 25, 2021, 11:11:01 am
Thanks Sal That was a good story and most likely true. Merry Christmas!

Phillip
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: BeeMaster2 on December 25, 2021, 06:04:52 pm
Sal,
Very nice story. I enjoyed it.
Jim Altmiller
Title: Re: NO CRYING
Post by: Ben Framed on March 12, 2022, 10:37:34 pm

William my uncle also bought a 64 brand new, impala (black)..  Totaled it before the new car smell wore off so I was told. I have seen pictures of it.

What a shame, could have been your first car! Probably a two door? If so would be worth a lot more today than a four door.

It was a two door SS William.. He went all the way to Indianapolis, Indana to pick it up. Our uncle had a Chevrolet Dealership there back in the day.