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93-year-old Florida woman retires her 64 Mercury after 576,000 miles on the road
Yahoo ^ | 4/2/12 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 04/02/2012 10:03:43 PM PDT by DemforBush

These days, most people consider themselves lucky if a new car lasts 5 to 10 years. Make it to 100,000 miles in your vehicle, and the car company might make a commercial about you...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: ford; merc
Nothing earthshaking here, but a neat little story. My oldest brother had a Mercury Comet. Can't remember the year, just that it was copper-red with white leather and a landau top. Beautiful ride.
1 posted on 04/02/2012 10:03:55 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

You are right. It is a neat story. Thanks for posting it. Fun read.


2 posted on 04/02/2012 10:26:39 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: DemforBush

I know soemone who has a mid 80s Pontiac 6000 stationwagon with 380,000 miles, on the original engine.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 10:30:23 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: DemforBush

I don’t know if Jay Leno would want her car, but I think she could get a pretty penny for it.

I amazed at the car with the 3 millions miles, just amazed.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 10:37:17 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: DemforBush

223K on mine. The more work I do on it, as opposed to my dealer, the better it runs...


5 posted on 04/02/2012 10:41:08 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: DemforBush

I have 1,367,000 miles on my 65 Chevy PU but it is on it’s 6th engine and upgraded to a late 350 and a 700R4 auto trans.

I’ll keep it and drive it until they bury me!


6 posted on 04/02/2012 10:45:20 PM PDT by dalereed
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7 posted on 04/02/2012 10:45:57 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ClearBlueSky

PING.

You’ll like this.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 10:51:03 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Just a thing in the garage....
9 posted on 04/02/2012 11:14:23 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth

Nice!


10 posted on 04/02/2012 11:30:47 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: DemforBush

Coworker just hit 500k miles on his 1989 Honda Prelude 5 speed, Purchased new in July 1989.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 12:29:04 AM PDT by Zauber
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To: Liberty Valance

12 posted on 04/03/2012 12:29:36 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dalereed
I have 1,367,000 miles on my 65 Chevy PU but it is on it’s 6th engine and upgraded to a late 350 and a 700R4 auto trans.

Yah. It's lasted as long as my old axe -- only had to have 3 heads and 7 handles so far! (smile)

13 posted on 04/03/2012 12:34:06 AM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society, but dangerous for a fool.)
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To: Liberty Valance
'63 Merc Comet


14 posted on 04/03/2012 12:36:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: LukeL

I had an 82 Mazda RX-7 that got rid of with over 380,000 on it. The driver’s seat kept losing all the stuffing in it and my ass hurt from riding on the frame. Poor seats were known in all Rx-7’s.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:25 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Liberty Valance
'63 Merc Comet


16 posted on 04/03/2012 12:47:25 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Correction: the last one was a 64.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 12:48:14 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Liberty Valance
'64 Merc Comet


18 posted on 04/03/2012 12:54:30 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: DemforBush
I owned a light blue 65 Comet I bought from a family member. I wish I would have had the time to put a 289 in it. I ended up selling it to someone who wanted to restore it. One buddy in high school had a 65 and dropped a 351 in it LOL. The 65's were a wider body and had the headlights like the Fairlanes. Two on each side stacked.

I had a 66 Fairlane wagon when I was 16. That was the first car I had too drive on the road. The first car I just too drove around in the field at about 12 years old was an old 55 Plymouth Belvedere wagon dad let me have. I still have the center cap of a ship off the steering wheel LOL.

19 posted on 04/03/2012 1:12:35 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: DemforBush

Moving Violations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFzyGNxi4X8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nLVdzYql3k&feature=relmfu


20 posted on 04/03/2012 3:55:06 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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