crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG - CrossfireForum - The Chrysler Crossfire and SRT6 Resource


Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2013, 12:51 PM
arado's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: sw ohio
Posts: 1,288
Default crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

I bought my wife a new Dodge Dart. My experience with it has made me realize how dated the Crossfire is.It is an old car. However, The one element that will never age, is it's beauty. I keep mine, with Tiger and MG. gary...
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2013, 01:29 PM
pizzaguy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: On The Cool Side of Cumming, GA
Age: 57
Posts: 8,016
Default Re: crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

I just love my Roadster, even driving to work is fun!

I have started to refer to my car as "My Girlfriend" - it's the only thing that puts a smile on my face these days.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2013, 01:42 PM
onehundred80's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Age: 77
Posts: 17,919
Default Re: crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

Quote:
Originally Posted by pizzaguy View Post
I just love my Roadster, even driving to work is fun!

I have started to refer to my car as "My Girlfriend" - it's the only thing that puts a smile on my face these days.
So that's why you like it topless?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2013, 01:44 PM
pizzaguy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: On The Cool Side of Cumming, GA
Age: 57
Posts: 8,016
Default Re: crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

Quote:
Originally Posted by onehundred80 View Post
So that's why you like it topless?
HA! Dave, you are living proof that age does not automatically mean a slower mind.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2013, 02:40 PM
onehundred80's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Age: 77
Posts: 17,919
Default Re: crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

Quote:
Originally Posted by arado View Post
I bought my wife a new Dodge Dart. My experience with it has made me realize how dated the Crossfire is.It is an old car. However, The one element that will never age, is it's beauty. I keep mine, with Tiger and MG. gary...
For a minute there I thought you had the wife sleeping in the garage with the cars, then I saw you were not talking about the wife anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Flagstaff Arizona
Posts: 546
Default Re: crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

Hi Gary

I understand those DART IIs are really nice cars. I got to see one a couple of weekends ago when a friend drove his by for me to take a look at.

You really hit the nail on the head when you said the Crossfire was dated. Like you I collect and restore what I think are beautiful roadsters/coupes (Triumph TR3 & TR6, MGA, BMW (Z3), Crossfires and Mercedes) and drive them infrequently BUT I totally agree with the statement that the Crossfire is a old design but a really beautiful one. When I noticed these cars years ago I bought a coupe and a roadster to have in the collection because of the lines and style. Back then they were a steal for the price with very few miles on them. However they were a old design then. IMHO there are not to many newer cars that can match it for lines.

As I get older the pleasure of driving one of those older cars on a trip on a weekend is just to hard because of the seats, lack of A/C, outdated radio, steering, suspension, lack of power, lack of luggage room, etc. BUT nothing beats taking one to the local store. Funny how many people tell you stories about when they or someone they knew had one especially the older affordable stuff like the Triumphs, MGs and Z3s.

Good luck with the new car and your continued classic motoring. Glad you are keeping the Crossfire in the collection. Someday the Crossfire will be a true classic and may even command respect or it couldl remain the "red hesded" step child of a messy divorce.

Joe

PS Saving my change for a new Porsche Boxster or a throwback to my college days -- a Alpha coming this Fall to the US . Sold the MGA to make room for it.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2013, 05:00 PM
bluecoupe's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Grimsby, Ontario
Age: 60
Posts: 2,565
Default Re: crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

I agree, old cars for me!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2013, 05:13 PM
Mrmiata's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kellyville, Ok
Posts: 9,287
Default Re: crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluecoupe View Post
I agree, old cars for me!
Ahh.. older cars.. where the only "computer" was the calculator adding up the headers, carb, cam, and intake manifold costs..
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2013, 10:37 AM
Stargazer's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 345
Default Re: crossfire joins my Sunbeam and MG

Quote:
Originally Posted by pizzaguy View Post
I just love my Roadster, even driving to work is fun!

I have started to refer to my car as "My Girlfriend" - it's the only thing that puts a smile on my face these days.

And may you have many more Miles of Smiles!!
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TMS 5th September TerryR South Forum 1 07-05-2015 10:47 PM
Hey everyone… I’m scared! ultrajim49 Troubleshooting & Technical & Modifications 17 06-27-2015 12:20 AM
Hello from Fredericksburg, Va cppeabody New Member Introductions 4 06-24-2015 07:24 PM
New idaho owner Aaron.Mattison New Member Introductions 0 06-17-2015 03:52 PM
Second race of 2015 with a PAX win MJPowers Crossfire Awards and Trophies 6 06-08-2015 02:34 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:29 PM.