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Old 02-16-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default I Miss My Cosmo



Ryan's great post about his '65 Riviera reminded me of the iconic old car I had to finally sell, but still remember quite fondly as well. She was my first custom car, and I too bought her right aroun...

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:02 AM   #2
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Doc, is that you?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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I have pics of that car at the Strangers show at the Ford parts place in Cupertino.

where is it now?
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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I have pictures of that car imbedded in my memory!!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:22 AM   #5
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Jay- My neighbors got one that's been sitting since before I was born???? He looks like death and his wife says he's knockin' on deaths door every time I see her.........


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Old 02-16-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: I Miss My Cosmo

Shortly after my Dad and I sold our Glenn Pray Cord 810,I got a call from my Dad.A guy that works at the advertising agency with him had a friend who needed to get rid of a project 50 Chevy.I listened.I remembered my Dad telling me about some bright kid from Oklahoma who had a little website that dealt in Kustoms.Pops gave me the number and after a few minutes,the deal was done.The next day or so,the seller called back and asked if I wanted it delivered for 500.00 extra and I was like "Hell yeah!!".Less than a week later,the car was at my Dad's house and she was a beauty.She was solid,but needed a lot of attention to detail.

Over the next several months,I did small projects on her and cleaned it up.My Dad was on me to get it on the road,but my company took way too much of my time.I moved it to my brother in laws garage,as my neighborhood has restrictions on rebuilding cars in the driveway.70-80 hours a week in sales doesn't leave you a lot of time to work on a hot rod.

One morning,I was reading the classifieds and I saw a guy in there who was buying hot rods and I gave him a call.He came right out,took one look at it,and gave me my price.I asked him if he wanted to hear it run and he said "Oh,it's got a motor?".Guess I sold her too cheap,but I made money.

BTW,I didn' t get the promotion,even though I outsold the other guy.Looking back on it now,I should've quit the job,not the car.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: I Miss My Cosmo

IMHO, not the prettiest car ever made.

I just can't get past those headlights.

Kinda neat, in a "dare to be different" way.

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Old 02-16-2011, 11:43 AM   #8
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WTF.....Iam lost for words. Have we not all been there?
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:41 PM   #9
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I think that Lincoln looked awesome! You don't see too many of those, stock or modified!
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:26 PM   #10
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Its tough when you put your heart into building a car.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
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Interesting story. Neat car. A long time ago I read a magazine article about the Lincoln Cosmo. The author irreverently referred to it as a "waterbuffalo with sunkin eyes." No offense intended. I think it's cool.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:43 PM   #12
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I remember that car....
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:50 PM   #13
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here ya go, 2002 Swanx Fall Fiasco..

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:50 PM   #14
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Default Re: I Miss My Cosmo

Thanks for the inspiration! 10 years is pretty long to own a car. I'm just over 5 years or so, and haven't thought about selling yet. Came with a box of parts labled: "Stinkin' Lincoln". My brother even has a 351 cleveland I've been thinking about. Hope you build another one someday!

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:57 PM   #15
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What a really great looking Lincoln. I toy with the idea of selling my Lincoln too but know that I will be in a world of regret after I do it.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:00 PM   #16
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Ah, the Stinkin'. Good times.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:56 PM   #17
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I understand why you miss it. What an ass kicker, I have seen so few of these and they kinda say somethin like Marilyn Monroe to me. Be-f'n-uti-ful! So round, so firm, so fully packed! ~sololobo~
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:08 PM   #18
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Not a Cosmo unfortunately but a Baby Lincoln is close ...
My project Lincoln taken at a swapmeet here in NZ at the weekend.



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Old 02-17-2011, 01:13 AM   #19
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I dont recall any custom Cosmo,s in my area backinthday. Altho I had a side job to act as a chauffer driving a couple of well to do elderly widows to L.A, or Palm Springs. They had a 50 Cosmo, and this was around 58 or 59. It was a real nice cruiser and I loved the way it drove, just like a big Lincoln should.
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:34 AM   #20
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Remember the car from here and also from trying to bid on it.
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