Lets see who here daily drives the oldest car out of us all. And how is it? Are you often met with some problems because of age? Do you get some attention from other drivers/people on the road?
heres my e30 325e 1986 (30 yrs). driving in a city, and 500 miles trips, pretty much failed me just once and it got fixed on the road
not me but I see a guy on campus who drives a black 1951 plymouth every single day to class. Pretty cool if you ask me.
I also have an E30 but mine is an 89. Only problem I have is I feel a lot slower. I've already gone and replaced nearly every rubber or plastic that would fail. I've been waved to a few times, but not much
There are several people at my school who have 70s land barges and muscle cars. They're all in fairly nice condition.
Usd to be mi daili driver. Now for sale for 4500000 rubli
Very good and strong truck.
looks like some police riot enforcement car from the futuristic movies haha must feel badass when rolling through traffic. though is russia so there are probably more dangerous looking cars.
BTW awesome standing support under grille!
>tfw qt3.14 gf used to dd a 75 6.9
>mfw she dd's a civic now
Probably not the oldest but I DD an '86 Volvo 240. I really like it so the age doesn't matter much to me
I daily a 2001 M3 6MT.
Over 800 miles a week goes on her.
Only big issue was an oil leak from a bolt that backed out on the outside of the block. Fixed it for $3.44 OEM parts (minus the cost of coolant and thermostat housing gaskets.).
Dealing with smoke when engine is turned off and burnt rubber smell from the passenger side of the block. My guess is the valve cover gasket.
Also have issues with the top nut on the oil filter housing cap leaking very very slightly.
Fuel filter and regulator gets changed tomorrow. Stalled twice on me w/ SES light. Starting with that to stamp out.
Thank you. It is for sale now because gas too high price and this 5.9L is too big and burns gas too much. I live near a forest, so I go hunting a lot, but after j sell this, hopefully I buy land cruiser. This is a GAZ Tigr if you were wondering.
Currently DD'ing this. Gonna change the rims soon and leave it alone.
I've owned a couple of Volvo's, this one being the oldest. Never had any serious issues and anything that breaks is easily repaired. Any problems they have are well documented on the internet and workshop manuals are easy to find.
Just keep up on the maintenance and they are good to go. There is plenty of room in the engine bay to do anything you like, and being an older car there are less 'features' to fuck up (PS, AC) and only basic computers.
If you bought a dual action polisher and learned to use it, your truck would look amazing.
If you don't want to do that, any detailer that offers paint correction would make it look like it rolled off the factory floor, assuming there's no giant rust holes... Pic makes it hard to tell
I'm a little jealous: I've always loved slavmobiles.
I really want to import a UAZ 452 someday
Cool. I love Volvo 240s, especially the old ones. E codes are overrated.
I could daily my 85 corolla GTS if I didn't work 50 miles away. Did use it to commute for several weeks last year though. Not the most comfortable thing and doesn't like being driven that far for more than one trip a week. I think the clutch is slipping, and I lose some power after 30-40 miles. Got heat exhaustion a couple times driving in the summer because the AC is dead, and flooded my floor and rear wheel well when I drove it in a downpour once.
But it's less sketchy to drive than my 07 civic with shot suspension.
Nice e30, i DD mine in the summer. its from 12/1985.
aus welchem bundesland kommst du?
74 jeep commando. 4 wheel drums. joke about antilock because it wont lock the tires no matter how hard you push the pedal
i really love the color on that, also, awesome condition for an 85. what engine? And im not from Germany. Poland actually :P
fug. i wish these weren't so overpriced where i live, and that there still would be some roadworthy left..
the paint is a bit shit, but it isn't the original paint so it doesn't bother me too much. I plan on painting it the original green at some point. What I am wondering is in the interim, would it look cool with hot rod/kustom style pinstriping.
looks like greyish green heh.
anyways, i need to know the official BMW name of that color because i need to eventually paint mine in that colour. gets the most character out of e30 possible
I also have an E30, which used to be Diamantschwartz, but is now faded so above the body line that runs through the door handles it looks like a chalkboard and below that line it looks fairly shiny.
Paint is pretty low on my list of things to do. I'm running a turbo m42 now but will likely swap to a turbo m20 this year.
i think m20 would be needing lots of preparation for a turbo charge, its a very old engine.
I'm thinking about swapping non-vanos M50B25 and perhaps some forced induction in the future, but im a fan of n/a
>i think m20 would be needing lots of preparation for a turbo charge, its a very old engine.
Absolutely incorrect. M20 stock internals are known to be capable of over 400whp on boost. Just head studs and an MLS gasket are all you need. I will be rebuilding the engine though and doing a 2.8l stroker. M50 swap is overrated. The M50 is heavier than the M20 by a fair amount, and is harder to fit in the engine bay with a turbo. You're better off with an aluminum block M5X engine.
Not going to work. Too far gone. Trust me.
My Nigga, Commando Master Race, 1967 Reporting in. 3 speed with the Buick Oddfire and towing pack which from some sources say came with factory 4.11 rear gear
Mines a '90, 251,500 miles and counting. Doing a 860 mile round trip this weekend.
I really want an older one (cut up an '84 245GL shell which I slightly regret), but I enjoy the simple yet adaptable computers of LH2.4 starting in '89. My plan is to turbo this one once I finish restoring/refreshing the '92 245 bought for $450 (really only needs a thorough cleaning and maintenance items), then I'll find and old non runner and swap in all the wiring and complete drivetrain from a late model. I'll probably swap the front end of my current DD, since I already have all the parts then straiten it out and paint it.
I'm still on the fence on saving mine. Bought it for $400 from a guy since it had been sitting for a year (spent mostly under snow). It has a laundry list of small problems but it runs beautifully. Only rub is there's a considerable amount of rust in common areas that I'm not too sure about. Might sink the money into restoring it if it's under a few grand. Otherwise I'll have to get rid of it, sad as it is.
Owner here, the colour is called delphin grey metallic.
Its an 318i, planning on m52 swapping it in the near future.
Paint needs some touch up but for a 30 year old car it only ran 140k's and has no rust.
sorry for the instagraminisation it's the only picture I have of it
I used to DD a '62 Chrysler Imperial I saved from a junkyard.
Believe it or not, but I got the car for a case of beer.
Spent way, way more on restoring the fucker than a mint condition one would probably cost, but fuck me if I can leave such a beautiful car to die in the god damn junker.
That car was made to show it's utter dominance and superiority over all the other poor and wretched cars around it.
my ex dd from couple years back. 1960 volvo duett
1979 W123 240D. Car sat for several years in a shed before I bought it.
All I've done (in order):
>new engine and trans mounts
>new driveshaft flex discs and carrier bearing
I've owned it for over a year. Pretty damn reliable so far.
>Lowering a Benz
Might as well kill yourself.