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neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:07 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
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That's a good show - and a cool car.
Just finished Morse. Good show, but I liked Endeavour better.

Reckon Lewis is next.
Check it out, billy pilgrim......Porsche comes out with its first EV.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/review-144-0 ... 00571.html
Very cool, but out of my price range.

I read yesterday that some dealers are pissed that Cadillac is going all electric by 2030.
GM said fine with us, how soon do you want to stop being a Cadillac dealer?
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:54 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:07 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:27 pm
O Really wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:49 pm
That's a good show - and a cool car.
Just finished Morse. Good show, but I liked Endeavour better.

Reckon Lewis is next.
Check it out, billy pilgrim......Porsche comes out with its first EV.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/review-144-0 ... 00571.html
Very cool, but out of my price range.

I read yesterday that some dealers are pissed that Cadillac is going all electric by 2030.
GM said fine with us, how soon do you want to stop being a Cadillac dealer?
Yeah, out of my range, too. And I'd read about some Cadillac guys getting pissed. Wonder if Arnold Palmer is one of them. I hope so.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:57 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:54 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:07 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:27 pm
O Really wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:49 pm
That's a good show - and a cool car.
Just finished Morse. Good show, but I liked Endeavour better.

Reckon Lewis is next.
Check it out, billy pilgrim......Porsche comes out with its first EV.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/review-144-0 ... 00571.html
Very cool, but out of my price range.

I read yesterday that some dealers are pissed that Cadillac is going all electric by 2030.
GM said fine with us, how soon do you want to stop being a Cadillac dealer?
Yeah, out of my range, too. And I'd read about some Cadillac guys getting pissed. Wonder if Arnold Palmer is one of them. I hope so.
We can always hope.
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Tesla and VW are each planning to bring a fully electric car to market at $25,000 and $24,000.
Using the same formula as I've seen for model 3 cost comparison to gas a 25K electric 5 year cost to own will be equal to a 15K gas.
Haters will hate, but that's damn cheap.

https://electrek.co/2020/11/27/tesla-vo ... tric-cars/

Here's an old cost to own analysis. The Model 3 at 38K works out to be slightly cheaper than a camry over 5 years.

https://evannex.com/blogs/news/total-co ... yota-camry
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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... I read yesterday that some dealers are pissed that Cadillac is going all electric by 2030.
GM said fine with us, how soon do you want to stop being a Cadillac dealer?
:thumbup: :---P

Ford just announced all electric by 2035.
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1971 Plymouth Cuda convertible expected to fetch a million at auction. Back in 72 I went to Myrtle Beach from Kingsport TN in a 1971 Cuda with the 440/6pack option. It was a four speed, sort of an orange color, and had what looked like a shoebox in the middle of the hood because of the height of the intake manifold and the three carbs. It also was not a convertible, but it sure would put your head back in the seat when accelerating. None of us considered that the car we were in would be a million dollar machine fifty years later.
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So Jan 1 is cruising day on the 101/Carlsbad Boulevard. Lots of hot rods, customs, woodies, etc., then there's the motorcycles, the pelotons, and everybody who owns a dog has it out walking on the sea wall. And hundreds of surfers enjoying some very big waves. It's a good day.

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Yo Neo - you need a new hot rod? Shop here...

https://www.thedrive.com/news/38609/a-f ... no-reserve

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Yo Neo - you need a new hot rod? Shop here...

https://www.thedrive.com/news/38609/a-f ... no-reserve

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:thumbup: I'll take the red 58 Impala convertible just off the starboard bow of the red Corvette. It was one of the earliest "stock" cars that could be ordered with a "Tri Power" option.....three two barrel carbs. Beauty.

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:thumbup: I'll take the red 58 Impala convertible just off the starboard bow of the red Corvette. It was one of the earliest "stock" cars that could be ordered with a "Tri Power" option.....three two barrel carbs. Beauty.
Yeah, I think the 58's are underrated compared to the much more numerous/popular 55's and 57's. But they had a classy look about them, appearing very solid, as well as somewhat heavy. I like the angle/shape of the rear side windows. Here's the story of one...
https://driving.ca/chevrolet/impala/col ... or-hardtop

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Sweet.
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I started getting goosebumps when they started talking about Thunderbirds..,,any of those late fifties or early sixties models.....ahhh. But in the story, it's really too bad the guy didn't have somebody who could get that Tri Power setup working right. And it truly was a "use when needed" sort of thing.

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