Did you have the FM radio option?

0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
Most you younger guys won't get that, but those older guys will understand.
If you notice in the commercial, he talks about what the vehicle has and makes note of having AM radio. LOL!

And yes, TV really did look like that. 






There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
In Fumo Pax
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

Wylaff said:
Atmospheric pressure and crap.

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  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    I'll take the El Camino please :)
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  • GuitardedGuitarded AlbuquerquePosts: 3,271 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Polyester head to toe and those white shoes! Stylin! 
    Friends don't let good friends smoke cheap cigars.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    WaterNerd said:
    I'll take the El Camino please :)
    The El Camino "pickup"?
    I chuckled when I heard that. Haven't heard that in a long time.

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • IndustMechIndustMech F I BPosts: 1,679 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I had a 79 chevette... not quick
    Let's eat, GrandMa.
    Let's eat GrandMa.

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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a 79 chevette... not quick

    The shove it Chevette?
    I can't believe you would say it wasn't quick. ROFL!
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 8,527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Didn't they all come with a Neil Diamond 8-Track or something?

    Nowadays it's about having the FM radio option in your cell phone.
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 1,644 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Younger guy here my 1964 Impala still has the original AM only radio in it ( still works)
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think 79 was the first year I remember FM being standard in anything.
    Our town didn't get an FM station until 79 or 80, so FM was kind of useless to us, unless you went to the big city. 

    In high school, we would scour the wrecking/salvage yards looking for FM or cassette stereos. At that time, cassette stereos were several hundred dollars and if we could find one in a salvage yard, we could gather up a pile of parts, work it off and get the stereo for free. 
    Cruisers with cassette stereos, we were stylin. LOL!


    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 8,527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've heard tell of cruisers with turntables back in the day
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • jw517jw517 Wi.Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    "Back in the day", I drove a Lime Green RoadRunner ,it had a 383 bored out to 400ci. By my mechanic dad. 4 Speed and a 8 track. The 8track was stolen from the car while I was at work in the Packing Co. I was a Cattle ****. Yes, I said CATTLE ****! Used to listen to Carol King,Black Saboth,Doors,Slade,etc.  It's time for my medication now. 
  • jw517jw517 Wi.Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Wow! They bleeped out what I said. My job was t take the bones out of cuts of meat. 
    Or a Cattle deboner. The real job title did not include De.
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    I've heard tell of cruisers with turntables back in the day
    My grandpop's 58 T-Bird and 59 DeSoto Adventurer both had turntables.
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • jw517jw517 Wi.Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    Wow,haven't heard Desoto in a while. We had a pair of 55s when I was little. No turntables though. 
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 8,527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Now that Neil Diamond has retired, those 8-Tracks should really be worth something.
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • jw517jw517 Wi.Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    Don't tell anyone you have Neil Diamond tapes. They might rob ya!
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,692 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NorCalR1 said:
    Younger guy here my 1964 Impala still has the original AM only radio in it ( still works)

    I loved my '64 Impala...283 with PowerGlide.  Sigh..
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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 1,644 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NorCalR1 said:
    Younger guy here my 1964 Impala still has the original AM only radio in it ( still works)

    I loved my '64 Impala...283 with PowerGlide.  Sigh..
    It was my first car had it for 25 years now. Numbers matching 327 with the glide.... She is in the body shop now for a full resto l am looking forward to driving her again
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jw517 said:
    Wow,haven't heard Desoto in a while. We had a pair of 55s when I was little. No turntables though. 
    I really wish he'd kept that car. Bought it brand new off the showroom floor with all the bell and whistles. She was white with gold accents and a spiffy continental kit.
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL! My first vehicle was a 1943 Dodge pickup. I paid $50 for it. 
    It had a flathead 6 and a pedal starter. It was capable of doing a whopping 50 mph. 60 downhill.
    Never owned another Dodge again.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    @0patience lol well that's sorta why he got rid of it. Found out it had a German carburetor or something, and seeing how a Hun sorta blew off his father's hand in WWI, that didn't sit well. 

    Still, pretty car.

    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Pretty sure that thing had a push button transmission. Called power glide or power flight. Wasn't 1956 the first year for that? Seem to think Chrysler was the first to offer it.
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Dodge had that stupid push button into the 60s. The Belvedere, Dart and a couple other had it. 
    It's amazing that you could push the reverse button at 60 and all kinds of smoke would happen. LOL!
    Power-flight and torque flight transmissions both had that option.
    The first Dodge production car to have it was 1956, but there are a few 55 Desotos and Imperials that have them. I assume that they were late 55 productions. 

    I know about the 55 Desoto, cause I cut holes in the firewall of one to replace rotten cylinder head soft plugs. In those days, your options were to pull the heads, pull the motor or use a homes as on the firewall to replace the soft plugs.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • jw517jw517 Wi.Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    LOL! My first vehicle was a 1943 Dodge pickup. I paid $50 for it. 
    It had a flathead 6 and a pedal starter. It was capable of doing a whopping 50 mph. 60 downhill.
    Never owned another Dodge again.
    Your still alive,that's why.
  • jw517jw517 Wi.Posts: 236 ✭✭✭
    The 55 Desotos we had 292 Hemmis in them if I remember correctly. My grandpas Plymouth had a push button transmission .
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn phone. I wrote use a holesaw and it decided that the correct word was use a home.
    Evidently it knows more about the topic than we do.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,208 ✭✭✭✭
    My late brother owned a 1967 Plymouth STATION WAGON and he ordered it with two four barrel carbs with Ram induction!  He left a lot of startled drivers at stop lights.

    The only problem was that when he stopped at a gas station, if he didn't turn the car off, he couldn't fill the tank!
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