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HOW MANY CARS HAVE YOU OWNED?

We have owned 19 cars and one motorcycle. The shortest we’ve owned a car was the VW Beetle (less than 1 year). The longest we’ve owned one is the 1989 BMW 525i (15 years). My worst car experience was trying to restore an old TR2. Never try to restore an old car unless you have plenty of money and free time. My favorite car is my 2007 BMW 335i, followed by my 1967 Jaguar XKE. Seventy one Thunderbird got the worst gas milage, around 11 miles to the gallon, right in the middle President Carter’s gas crisis. Owned 3 Z cars. Fun to drive. Sold the 240Z after 3 years for more than I paid for it. Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited caught fire while my daughter was driving down the road. Policeman saw the flames and pulled her over in time for her to get out of the car before enveloped in flames. The fastest I’ve ever driven in a car was 151 mph in the XKE. When the Missouri State Patrolman pulled me over and asked me “Do you know how fast you were going?” I replied “Yes, but I’m not going to tell you.” When he found out I had just returned from Vietnam he let me go without a ticket.

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One Response

  1. Alan Ross says:

    13 cars and worst was the brand new Yugo I bought in 1986..presently driving a 2014 Shelby GT 500..love the old Triumph’s especially the TR4.

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