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I've been looking around at used cars and SUVs

 

The prices really are up, way up.

Last place I visited, the salesman started telling me the prices are too high for the vehicles..... a first

 

Grand Marquise was always the one that got away

but I occasionally check on them and ran across this gem

It's just waiting for the right buyer

If I had a barn, I would already be ordering the wrap around curtains

and roll out bar and bed

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https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/viewDetailsFilterViewInventoryListing.action?zip=60540&maxPrice=20000&showNegotiable=true&sortDir=ASC&sourceContext=carGurusHomePageModel&distance=50000&sortType=MILEAGE&entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity=d362#listing=280886940/NONE

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Those older station wagons would qualify as a utility vehicle now-a-days.

Talk about cubic feet! If it was sound and closer I'd take a look!

>$10k doesn't hardly get jack this year.

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I love wagons. We almost pulled the trigger on  a Buick Regal TourX wagon but didn’t because we didn’t really need it. I have a Golf Sportwagen and my wife drives an awd Regal and it is a very nice vehicle, thus the desire for a Regal Tourx. It’s too bad this country rejected wagons in favor of SUV’s and CUV’s. The last generation of Regals are rebadged Opels and have a European driving feel.  The sun sets on the last American badged wagon.😪

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V 12 65-degree | Fork and blade | L-Head
Displacement : 7340 cc | 447.9 cu in. | 7.3 L.
Power : 150 HP (110.4 KW) @ 3400 RPM
Torque : 292 Ft-Lbs (396 NM) @ 1200 RPM
Bore : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Stroke : 4.5 in | 114 mm.
Compression : 5.25:1
Main Bearings : 7
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron

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The 2,269 Lincoln Model KBs built in 1932 and 1933 are widely considered the finest Lincoln automobiles ever built. They were powered by the company’s first V-12, a massive 448 cu. in. mill with fork-and-blade connecting rods that was virtually hand-built to order and produced 150 horsepower with peerless smoothness. The Model KB was capable of a top speed of 120 mph, a speed comparable to such greats as the Duesenberg Model J and Marmon Sixteen—making this one of the great motor cars of the Classic Era.

 

Trains ran intercity at 100 MPH or faster too

we went backwards

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We had a 1989 Taurus wagon with the optional fold down third row rear facing seat to make it a 7 seater. The kids called it the secret seat. L trim which was the lowest level, didn’t even have power windows!  This is 1990 but essentially unchanged from 1989.

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Wagons are still a thing in Europe - the Big Three German makers produce some killer wagons, of course at $$$$. I have always been a fan of the Dodge Magnum, owned one with a small V6 several ago. Wish they’d do an updated version with the 5.7 or 6.4 Hemi. Doubtful in this age of 2 Liter turbocharged 4 poppers. 

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On 11/23/2021 at 7:11 PM, Bubo said:
V 12 65-degree | Fork and blade | L-Head
Displacement : 7340 cc | 447.9 cu in. | 7.3 L.
Power : 150 HP (110.4 KW) @ 3400 RPM
Torque : 292 Ft-Lbs (396 NM) @ 1200 RPM
Bore : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Stroke : 4.5 in | 114 mm.
Compression : 5.25:1
Main Bearings : 7
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron

6b17da41c14b9de28a17bb36096e84bc2d551ac0

 

 

 

The 2,269 Lincoln Model KBs built in 1932 and 1933 are widely considered the finest Lincoln automobiles ever built. They were powered by the company’s first V-12, a massive 448 cu. in. mill with fork-and-blade connecting rods that was virtually hand-built to order and produced 150 horsepower with peerless smoothness. The Model KB was capable of a top speed of 120 mph, a speed comparable to such greats as the Duesenberg Model J and Marmon Sixteen—making this one of the great motor cars of the Classic Era.

 

Trains ran intercity at 100 MPH or faster too

we went backwards

Sold for $3350 in 1933. Converted to 2020 dollars it's $66,693. You'd lose money selling it for that much if the quality was the same.

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47 minutes ago, geezin' said:

Sold for $3350 in 1933. Converted to 2020 dollars it's $66,693. You'd lose money selling it for that much if the quality was the same.

Gold $35 OZ = 96 OZ

Gold $1800 x 96 = 172,800

 

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