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(News On 6 Tulsa)   Guy buys brand new Cutlas convertible in 1971, then dies months later. Son has car for 16 years then sells it and always regrets doing so. 26 years later son finds VIN number, tracks it down , buys and restores it   (newson6.com) divider line 50
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2013-05-29 02:42:02 AM
Is it a 442?

Checks...

Meh.
 
2013-05-29 06:35:42 AM
Well, this happened.
 
2013-05-29 06:41:15 AM
I'm not sure why that"s a big deal. I mean if I tried to buy my brothers 198-something mustang well that might be but really?
 
2013-05-29 06:45:05 AM
1971 was 42 years ago

www.vgmemes.com
 
2013-05-29 06:54:20 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: 1971 was 42 years ago

[www.vgmemes.com image 400x418]


Yea and?
 
2013-05-29 06:54:37 AM
"Tracked it down."
Is that a euphemism for something?

Carfax?
Private detective?
Illegal search of DMV records?
Illegal use of law enforcement databases?
 
2013-05-29 06:54:46 AM
Is the VIN number like a PIN number?
 
2013-05-29 06:56:40 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: The All-Powerful Atheismo: 1971 was 42 years ago

[www.vgmemes.com image 400x418]

Yea and?


It's a long time.
 
2013-05-29 06:58:25 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Is the VIN number like a PIN number?


No. It's much longer and it isn't used at an ATM machine.
 
2013-05-29 07:01:24 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: tinfoil-hat maggie: The All-Powerful Atheismo: 1971 was 42 years ago

[www.vgmemes.com image 400x418]

Yea and?

It's a long time.


No it's not you hush your mouth. oh and I guess get of my lawn, just saying.
 
2013-05-29 07:03:21 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Is it a 442?

Checks...

Meh.


I spose in 40 years, there will be a similar story about a dad that died after he bought a mustang, and someone will check if it's a roush.. check, nope
That's because most fathers are thrifty and sensible, they don't buy the fastest one
 
2013-05-29 07:06:54 AM

Benjimin_Dover: HaywoodJablonski: Is the VIN number like a PIN number?

No. It's much longer and it isn't used at an ATM machine.


Tempting tempting
 
2013-05-29 07:09:13 AM
The car contains potassium benzoate.
 
2013-05-29 07:15:29 AM
Damn.  I was hoping he found it was a big cube of crushed steel.  A little squirt of Armor All...

26 years later?  Move on.


1.  Building schools in Tornado Alley with no tornado protection for the kids.

2.  Senators fighting not to give their state tornado aid.

3.  ... and now this.

Oklahomans don't seem to be the brightest... or this guy just has too much time on his hands.
 
2013-05-29 07:20:35 AM
This makes me want to track down my 1984 Nissan Sentra sedan.
 
2013-05-29 07:21:56 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Is the VIN number like a PIN number?


Similar, but nothing like an ATM mouth.
 
2013-05-29 07:24:05 AM
There's a protip here for buying used cars.

Go down south where they don't use salt in the winter. Cars last forever.
 
2013-05-29 07:26:56 AM

Weidermeijer: Damn.  I was hoping he found it was a big cube of crushed steel.  A little squirt of Armor All...

26 years later?  Move on.


1.  Building schools in Tornado Alley with no tornado protection for the kids.

2.  Senators fighting not to give their state tornado aid.

3.  ... and now this.

Oklahomans don't seem to be the brightest... or this guy just has too much time on his hands.


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2013-05-29 07:27:35 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: 1971 was 42 years ago

[www.vgmemes.com image 400x418]


I was born in 1971, so yeah that's about how I feel... On the plus side, my age will soon be the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, so I've got that going for me!

/Also, "VIN number"? DIAF, subby!
 
2013-05-29 07:35:59 AM
As someone who used to have a 71 Cutlass convertible, I'm getting a sharp pain in my chest.  Man, that was an awesome car.
 
2013-05-29 07:37:25 AM

RobSeace


/Also, "VIN number"? DIAF, subby!


That, and 'Cutlass' actually has two esses.
 
2013-05-29 07:44:59 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: RobSeace

/Also, "VIN number"? DIAF, subby!


That, and 'Cutlass' actually has two esses.


Double this.
 
2013-05-29 07:48:14 AM
When I saw the OK tag I thought the headline would end with the car being swept up by the recent tornado and smashed.

But, then, I'm cynical like that.
 
2013-05-29 07:53:45 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Is it a 442?

Checks...

Meh.


Yeah. As soon as I moved out my dad bought a 442 with a Hearst transmission. Drop top with 60s on the back. I drove it when I was home on leave. Holy crap it was a rocket ship.
 
2013-05-29 08:01:25 AM

fullyfarked: Englebert Slaptyback: RobSeace

/Also, "VIN number"? DIAF, subby!


That, and 'Cutlass' actually has two esses.

Double this.


Was it a Cutlus Sepream?
 
2013-05-29 08:11:21 AM
FTFA - "I had it 16 years my self after dad died and drove it," Zach said.

Oh yea? I bet that was a scary sight, seeing your deceased father driving that car down the road.

/does anyone even try to use proper english anymore?
 
2013-05-29 08:18:56 AM
Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was an Oldsmobile man.
 
2013-05-29 08:20:41 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: "Tracked it down."
Is that a euphemism for something?

Carfax?
Private detective?
Illegal search of DMV records?
Illegal use of law enforcement databases?


I think it means he found it Munsoned out in the middle of nowhere

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with prosthetic hook sized holes in the upholstery
 
2013-05-29 08:21:06 AM

heater: HaywoodJablonski: Is the VIN number like a PIN number?

Similar, but nothing like an ATM mouth.


You said mouth twice.
 
2013-05-29 08:22:33 AM
1971 Cutlass?  Not even worth the scrap metal.
 
2013-05-29 08:24:06 AM
I had a glow in the dark yo-yo when I was 8.
I miss that yo-yo.
 
2013-05-29 08:27:36 AM

heater: nothing like an ATM mouth.


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2013-05-29 08:27:59 AM
I think I just saw this episode on Counting Cars.

/but it was a '69 Firebird with an Anthrax sticker on the dash
//or was it the guy with the '68 Camaro.  I forget
 
2013-05-29 08:36:01 AM
nice story in a state that doesn't have many nice stories right now -


"I had it 16 years my self after dad died and drove it," Zach said. "

 - another nice chuckle
 
2013-05-29 09:00:53 AM

Benjimin_Dover: HaywoodJablonski: Is the VIN number like a PIN number?

No. It's much longer and it isn't used at an ATM machine.


Those Automatic Teller Machine Machines can be tricky.
 
2013-05-29 09:02:11 AM

skankboy: Benjimin_Dover: HaywoodJablonski: Is the VIN number like a PIN number?

No. It's much longer and it isn't used at an ATM machine.

Those Automatic Teller Machine Machines can be tricky.


Well how do YOU make ATMs?  By hand?
 
2013-05-29 09:15:01 AM

AMonkey'sUncle: When I saw the OK tag I thought the headline would end with the car being swept up by the recent tornado and smashed.

But, then, I'm cynical like that.


I am betting this will be the follow up story.
 
2013-05-29 09:15:37 AM
I had a '69 442 from '79-'81. It was a great car.
 
2013-05-29 09:24:21 AM
My Grandma had a Cutlass that body style with the big 455 under the hood.
 
2013-05-29 09:37:33 AM

vudukungfu: Pray 4 Mojo: Is it a 442?

Checks...

Meh.

Yeah. As soon as I moved out my dad bought a 442 with a Hearst transmission. Drop top with 60s on the back. I drove it when I was home on leave. Holy crap it was a rocket ship.


"Hurst" = shifter.
 
2013-05-29 09:38:11 AM
My Grandmothers' good friend had a 1967 Olds Cutlass 442 she an interesting story on. Back then, Some old person bought one new and donated it to the church, but the priest didn't like it, and decided to raffle it off. Well, she had the winning ticket, and decided to donate 300.00 to the church. I remember as a young teenger, occasionally going out and checking the fluids in i, lifting the hood and seeing the words "455 Ultra-high compression"on the air cleaner. She always sid she'd leave it to me in her will, but didn't. Her son said he'd sell it to me for 10k, but I had just bought a 1970 Shelby GT-350, and couldn't afford it in 1983. Wonder what happened to it. *Sigh*. Back then you could build a monster car from the dealer for a few bucks more than the base. Not like today.
 
2013-05-29 09:40:31 AM

toyotaboy: Pray 4 Mojo: Is it a 442?

Checks...

Meh.

I spose in 40 years, there will be a similar story about a dad that died after he bought a mustang, and someone will check if it's a roush.. check, nope
That's because most fathers are thrifty and sensible, they don't buy the fastest one



'65 GTO, 389 tripower 4 speed here.  Because Dad was a professional racer.
 
2013-05-29 10:18:52 AM
I've been sorely tempted over the years to try and find my Camaro.

1972 SS386 in what I called Screaming Yellow Zonker.

image.camaroperformers.com

Minus the black stripes, that's it. Lowered it a half inch. Put these fancy new tires on it called Pirelli radials. Houndstooth check cloth seats. Drank gasoline like crazy, but then gasoline was 30¢ a gallon and that summer I was knocking down about $350 a week as a surgical tech during the day and busing tables in Underground Atlanta at night. That was a seriously outrageous car. And I discovered an important lesson - I could afford the car and gasoline/maintenance or I could afford college, textbooks, food, insurance etc etc. Not both at the same time. Dammit I miss ol' Yeller.
 
2013-05-29 11:09:30 AM

toyotaboy: Pray 4 Mojo: Is it a 442?

Checks...

Meh.

I spose in 40 years, there will be a similar story about a dad that died after he bought a mustang, and someone will check if it's a roush.. check, nope
That's because most fathers are thrifty and sensible, they don't buy the fastest one


It's just not that nice (rare) of a car... and not a big deal. My Dad started collecting cars after he finally booted all his kids out of the house... so he's entrenched in this world. Guys finding their dad's or old high school cars isn't all that rare.
 
2013-05-29 11:45:44 AM

computerguyUT: 1971 Cutlass?  Not even worth the scrap metal.


stick to computing, you obviously know zilch about cars.
 
2013-05-29 12:40:39 PM

I'm on the Brute Squad: "Hurst" = shifter.


took you long enough.

It was a Hurst with a gate.
Regular and racing shift.
Nice big back seat, too.
Got a lot of miles out of that.
 
2013-05-29 01:23:13 PM
Me and my bro had a run of Cutlasses, both early 70's and early 80s models.  Those old Olds are sweet cars, and the engines run strong.  I'd love to get another one someday.  442 or a Hurst/Olds.
 
2013-05-29 01:49:18 PM

vudukungfu: I'm on the Brute Squad: "Hurst" = shifter.

took you long enough.


Yah.  I should probably check in more often.
 
2013-05-29 07:42:06 PM
It must have been in good shape if it only took months to restore. Either that or he had lots of money to throw at it.

\ A-Bodies rule!
 
2013-05-29 08:36:19 PM
Where was the Sad, Scary, Strange, and Weird tags? The mentally unhealthy guilt that guy must have had is frightening.
 
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