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Fun... We had a ‘70 Polara Custom, 2 door hard top, when I was growing up. Rebuilt the 383 in high school shop class and it became “my car” thru high school. My cousins had a ‘72 4 door, just like the one in the video. Mine was that same green color too. 

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Learned how to drive in Dad’s ‘69 Polara 2 door hardtop - we called it the Andrea Doria.  Did you know a 383 2v Polara could take a ‘69 Bonneville with a 455?

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Reminds me of my 1970 Plymouth Fury I ex police car. 383, four bbl. geared high for cruising and top speed I suppose but accelerated fast enought to get your attention.

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Awesome.  I like the full size MoPars.  My brother had a '78 Plymouth Fury ex NC Highway Patrol car for a few years.  I babysat it Stateside when he PCSed to Germany the second time.  Thing was a beast, had the 440 Police Interceptor.  It would go faster and get there quicker than I cared to drive it (at the time).

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Had both a 1969 New Yorker sedan and a 1971 Chrysler 300 two door, both cars were red with white vinyl tops and white interiors. Like taking your comfy couch down the road......don’t think either one got over 12 mpg no matter how I drove them.

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My father had a 1969 Chrysler 300 2 door bucket seats am/FM 8 track floor shifter and a 440 engine.  That was in the late 70s .He was a Chrysler  mechanic and always bought trade ins. 

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On 5/2/2021 at 4:33 PM, Merle Coggins said:

Oh yeah... We also had a 1970 Chrysler Newport. That’s the vehicle I took my drivers license driving test in. 

I would like to see a kid try to parallel park a boat like that for his driver's license. 😂

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"Man, I got times ta kill.......I know, I'll take Dad's ol' Dodge out fer a spin" 

 

lol.

 

48D

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8 hours ago, tom'sB2B said:

I would like to see a kid try to parallel park a boat like that for his driver's license. 😂

 

I got 'er done... Past the test first try in that beast. I did a lot of my "practice" driving in Grandpa's '66 Newport. I think the '70 was about the same size, although it looked bigger. 

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16 hours ago, tom'sB2B said:

I would like to see a kid try to parallel park a boat like that for his driver's license. 😂

 

Once and done! At least in these cars you can see all four corners from the driver's seat.....

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9 hours ago, Merle Coggins said:

 

I got 'er done... Past the test first try in that beast. I did a lot of my "practice" driving in Grandpa's '66 Newport. I think the '70 was about the same size, although it looked bigger. 

My road test story in the aforementioned '69 Polara:  The road tester had me parallel park behind his New York State issue '68 Fairlane.  Despite all my Dad's instruction (did I mention Dad was a WW II Army Air Corps flight instructor?) I hit the curb backing in.  After the test I went back to the parked Fairlane to see how I screwed up - the SOB parked his car with the passenger side wheels two feet over the curb and onto the sidewalk!  Couple days later the "junior license" came in the mail anyway! Passed first time (as did my Mom and Sister before me - like I said, Dad was a flight instructor!)

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BIL bought a new Super Bee in 1970. In '71 I ran it right into a tree for him. Not real hard, just enough!! Dragging it uphill out of the woods gave the old JD 50 all it wanted! That car was lots of fun!

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