May 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm #234138BEBOPParticipant
I HOPE THIS WORKS. HERE IS ‘HELEN’ 1964 CHEVY IMPALA SS CONVERTIBLE, STANDARD BLUE, 327 CID, 275 HP, 56,000 ORIGINAL MILES. IT BELONGED TO MY WIFE’S AUNT HELEN SINCE THE DAY IT WAS NEW. IT SAT IN A BARN IN BARNARD INDIANA FOR MANY YEARS. HELEN WAS DETERMINED TO KEEP IT ‘TILL SHE DIED AND GAVE IT AWAY ABOUT 2 MONTHS BEFORE SHE DID. I GOT IT IN 2005 BECAUSE SHE KNEW I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO WOULD KEEP IT AND DRIVE IT. I PLACED THE TEXAS LISCENSE “HELEN – 7” ON IT WHEN I GOT IT GOING. (HELEN WAS ALREADY TAKEN) ITS A NICE BIG CAR AND RIDES LIKE YOU ARE FLOATING ON AIR. NEW GAS TANK, NEW HOLLEY, FUEL PUMP, ELECTRONIC IGNITION DISTRIBUTOR, RADIATOR OVERFLOW RETURN TANK, NEW HYDRAULIC TOP PUMP, PIPES AND MUFFLERS, NEW SHOCKS, AND A RADIATOR SHROUD WAS ABOUT ALL I DID TO IT.
Randy in Chandler Arizona, great B-bopp'in teritory. I must have the only one in the country made by Rich Industries in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on a 1986 Ford Cortina (english ford escort) It's a 1600cc straight four cylinder front engne, 4 speed, changed from right side driver to left side with several shafts and u-joints. BEBOP because I once had an MGB with license plate MG-BEPOP in Virginia.May 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm #250472john barryParticipant
BebopHelen is a classic …beautiful …great memories too .. thx for sharing!!May 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm #250473Paul MossbergKeymaster
Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
2005 Intermeccanica Roadster
If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)May 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm #250474edward ericsonParticipant
Nice old Chebby! Drive it well & often.May 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm #250475Robert J.SmithParticipant
Neat! And a good story with it.May 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm #250476DonsMGParticipant
She reminds me of a ’63 Pontiac 2dr hardtop I once owned. It was also blue.
Ford Pinto Fiberfab
Rochester, MIMay 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm #250477Bill GouldParticipant
My wife’s grandmother had a two-door coupe built that same year, and in the same color. Drove it almost daily until well into her 80s, and almost every time she parked it there’d be a note from a begging would-be buyer under the wiper when she returned. She finally decided she was too old too drive safely, she sold it for a token amount to the grandson of the mechanic who’d kept it running all those years. Other than tires, brakes, a little engine work and some freon in the AC, he’s kept it looking the same. A year or so before she died he stopped by her house and got her to pose with him and the car for a picture and took her for a ride. Made her day, for sure.
1981 Lafer TI
1600 cc Type 1 engine
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