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Hot Rods big cars vs. tiny cars... which do you prefer?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flamin' ace, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
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    My dream car in that slightly off-Hamb category would be a Chevy big Healey...or maybe a Chevy Sprite, if sanity is not an issue.
    Neither would interrupt the conversation of a Suburban owner passing over your flattened remains, of course....
  2. Sutho
    Joined: Sep 12, 2014
    Posts: 12


    I don't mind either. Pretty much everything I have owned has been a wagon, long wheel base sedan or a ute, but model A's and 32's always catch my eye.
  3. I thought big Caddies were for men who have a "size" complex......:p I like the big Galaxies and Impalas from 1961-64 and have had a few. But even though they drive good, I prefer to have a smaller car. I think the mid 50s Chevies and Fords are about the right size. I really love the early 30s cars for style and they can "zip" around anywhere, but since I got old & fat, they are hard to get in and out of.:(
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  4. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 3,535


    I have a 48 Plymouth business coupe. By 48 standards, it was probably among the smallest cars built, but parked next to most modern cars, it looks pretty big. At one time, I had a 35 Dodge 2 door sedan, I suspect a mid 30s business coupe would be about as small as I'd want to squeeze my big, 6' tall, fat body into. Gene
  5. I've always been more of a big car person, but every time I see Malcolm / Nick's car I think it would be very fun to have a similar ride
  6. Hyfire
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 1,232


    I sold off my Cadillacs (57, 51, 53) and bought an unchopped factory '32 3-window and a Model A coupe. Neither felt right. It's like driving go carts.
    Sold off both and now I'm back to Cadillacs (53, 57, 58) and a big '58 Chrysler 300. Cruising down an empty road in a big boat is heaven. Throw in a good passenger and life doesn't get any better.

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  7. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    One day, after driving all day in my T Bucket, I hopped in my friends '54 Chevy Bel Air to go for a spin. All I could think of was Jonah and the whale. It has the original straight 6, so a distraction was wondering why it's taking so long to reach the speed limit.
  8. InstantT
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 683

    from SoCal

    I just asked my wife and she told me size doesn't matter. o_O
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  9. well you guys have made a wonderful case for both sides, i knew it would be more towards big cars, and honestly, theres not a thing wrong with either. i like driving big cars but man i get super nervous when i do, i feel im gonna run into everything. i personally prefer smaller cars, fun to zip around in, easy on gas, not the fastest but hey you really dont need to go insanely fast. i do love big cars though, driving my truck puts an un-wipeable smile on my face every time. i think as long as its old, fast, and not japanese who gives a shit how big it is?
  10. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Yep, they say its the performance that counts I guess that could apply to cars as well:D

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