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Vintage Daily Drivers?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by supercharged, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. This may have been done before but I was wondering how many HAMBers use their vintage cars/trucks as their daily drivers?
    And how many miles are they driven a year?

    My wife drives a 72 VW Karman Ghia everyday but only puts about 6000 miles a year.

    I am working on a 66 C10 truck and hope to put 26000 miles on it a year.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  2. Working on getting my '56 fleetside on the road- not there yet, but every step gets me closer!
     
  3. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,380

    el Scotto
    Member
    from Tracy, CA

    No matter how old it is, it's still JUST A CAR. :rolleyes:

    This thread has been done before as well... :p
     
  4. My wife hounded me for years for a Karmann Ghia.
    I thought she would drive it now and then but she has been my inspiration.
    That lady drives it every day as her only car, in Texas weather, rain or shine, and heat.
    I have offered to buy her a new car several times over the years and she refuses.

    We may all be big talkers and cruise our rides on nice sunny days or to and from shows, but she is the only car person I know that chooses to drive an non-modified, under powered, small 1972 car in Texas year round.

    That is a daily driver.
    ;)


    And yes there have been other threads:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=597722&highlight=daily+driver

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=411984&highlight=daily+driver
     

  5. sobpunx
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 314

    sobpunx
    Member

    I drive my 54 everyday its my only running car.
     
  6. Wife drives our '61 Falcon deluxe daily. Or she doesn't drive. It's our ONLY car, until we find a Corvair for her. Should prove a good driveway balance: Falcon and Corvair.

    I'm on my '06 Triumph Tiger 955i every day.

    Cosmo
     
  7. reverenddevil
    Joined: Jun 24, 2013
    Posts: 25

    reverenddevil
    Member

    I drive my 52 chevy everyday to work again. I used to drive it daily years and years ago but then got a new car but got rid of it now just the chevy and my wife's flex.
     
  8. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 739

    VNTGE41
    Member
    from l.a.

    Drive my 64 c10 everyday . About 45-50 miles a day
     
  9. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495

    Rob68
    Member

    My 58 F100! (soon, I hope!)
     
  10. Louie T
    Joined: Mar 21, 2011
    Posts: 164

    Louie T
    Member
    from California

    I drive my 58 Caddy around daily to do chores and I save the gas sipper for the commute. If I need anything else I'm in the Caddy.
     
  11. guitard
    Joined: May 16, 2012
    Posts: 198

    guitard
    Member

    I've got a few; main drivers are an 83 Econoline, 74 Dodge pickup and mostly a 69 Dart. Cover about 12K a year. No AC, in Texas. It's not that bad - I don't spend much time sitting in traffic. Old steel is all I drive.
     
  12. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,014

    von zipper
    Member

    I drive my 63 Ranchero !! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1373164709.875465.jpg


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  13. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?
    Member

    Huh? This again? I've never owned anything newer than '62. EVER. My '48 Plymouth was the daily driver in the house and most of the time only car from '94-'11. In that time I put close to 250,000 miles on it working all over the country. The wagon came on line in November, and so far I've put about 8,000 miles on it.

    What always confuses me about these threads is what the original poster is after. Do you want justification for driving your car? Are you afraid someone will be upset? I just don't get it...
     

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  14. Perrorojo
    Joined: Feb 25, 2011
    Posts: 357

    Perrorojo
    Member

    This is my new daily. 5100 miles since May 3rd. 35 to work and back every day.

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  15. sixty-fouronthefloor
    Joined: Jun 18, 2013
    Posts: 20

    sixty-fouronthefloor
    Member
    from Wyoming

    I also drive my 64 c10 everyday, unless I decide to ride the motorcycle. I have a newer truck, I just don't really like driving it.


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  16. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 562

    shivasdad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Texas

    1966 F100 for me. Needs paint but it drives smooth and rides comfy. Wishing for air conditioning, but I still enjoy driving it more than our newer cars.
     
  17. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860

    MoparJoel
    Member

    my 57 Dodge goes all over AZ and is my DD


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  18. jimbanner
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
    Posts: 125

    jimbanner
    Member


    Nothing new than '62! That is awesome!
     
  19. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    coolbreeze1340
    Member
    from Indiana

    I wish I could but the environment that I work in will eat a car in a matter of no time. I can't even ride my motorcycle to work and save on gas because the dust in the air destroys wiring, rubber seals, paint, glass, etc...... Makes me think about what it is doing to me!
     
  20. frankinplymouth
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
    Posts: 354

    frankinplymouth
    Member
    from oregon

    My 63 Town Wagon..............every day except when I need the work cube van, Ray
     

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  22. MadRocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2013
    Posts: 10

    MadRocker
    Member
    from Finland

    ¬°Hola!
    Here's my lo-tech lo-kash daily driver.
    It's a '63 121 with b20 and 4 speed tranny.
    5.60 Firestone www.
    Lowered as low as possible with iron springs.
    Kustom made rear fenders.
    Decked.
    Side trim removed.
    544 Steeringwheel w bullet...
    More to come... chop... new taillights etc...

    Oh.. and it's my only running car for now!

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  23. MATACONCEPTS
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 2,069

    MATACONCEPTS
    BANNED

    [​IMG]A year & a half later . . . I'm on Engine#3. Got it running Saturday after down for 4 weeks. I was riding my DYNO to work. After dicking with Enigine#1, putting it in & out cause it was more than just a Headgasket, I was so close to SBC'g the fucker. It's Running Now. . . So Far.

    You Gotta Love Cars, If your gonna do it.
     

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  24. MATACONCEPTS
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 2,069

    MATACONCEPTS
    BANNED

    I cant drive civilian vehicles. I start pumping brakes or nic the big automatic brake pedal reaching for a clutch pedal. Plus there's no soul to civilian vehicles.
     
  25. 1951Biff
    Joined: Apr 25, 2008
    Posts: 114

    1951Biff
    Member

    I drive my 66 rain or shine!

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