The SAGA Begins - '66 300 Convertible

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  1. Ripinator

    Ripinator Senior Member

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    I decided to start a new thread concerning my recently acquired '66 300 convertible. From here on out, its gonna be less about "the deal" and more about fixing / restoring it. As with every restoration, it begins with an inspection and a test drive. I did the personal inspection two weeks ago, and yesterday I did a 400-mile test drive getting the car home from North Carolina.

    Here are a few photos to chronicle the event:

    Arrival at Lloyd's house to deliver my trade and pick up the 300:

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  2. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    You had me at "new thread"....
     
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    I'm still working on getting the photos up. Stand by. . .
     
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    if you traded that pos white thing, hell ya.

    I did a title for title trade once on a 68 cougar for an 85 CRX.. dude wanted a ricer and I wanted a hotrod. it worked out.
     
  5. 1978 NYB

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    Nice score!

    Looking forward to following your progress on this beauty!
     
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    The SAGA continues via US 29, SR 6, US 250, Skyline Drive and US 340:


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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow! Very nice scenic cruise home!!!!
     
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    The last shot was at a Mc D's in Lovington. The rain had started to let up. . .

    These next few shots will take us along SR 6 to US 250 and Skyline Drive:

    It has been many years since I traveled along Skyline Drive. I had forgotten how truly beautiful it is. . .


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    A few more photos along the way. Batteries went dead in the camera and the cell phone. Good thing the car didn't die too.



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  10. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

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    Wow that's a beauty.

    Mind if I maximize the photos in your posts?
     
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    Please be my guest. It is a bit of a struggle for me. . .
     
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    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

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    Will do
     
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    Finally arrived at the Garage Mahal last night at about 8:45 PM. Left NC at 11:30 AM. A mighty fine road trip that went unexpectedly pretty well. I'll post a few comments about the small troubles I did have, however, in another post.


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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Nice car! Thanks for the updates.
     
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    Sounds like "The Right Car and the Right Deal" to me. . .
     
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    OK I'm caught up with you on the pics. I'm looking forward to reading more abou the drive and the garage mahal.

    Is there a thread for the garage? Seems I remember something like that a while back but not sure if same one
     
  17. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow, just incredible! I'm lovin that car and the drive looked fantastic too, definitely the right choice!
     
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    Great car
     
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    Oh yes ! There is a Garage Mahal thread. . . Try this link: The Garage-Mahal
     
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    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Great car and a seemingly good ride home.
     
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