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lcbrevard
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lcbrevard

First Gear, Male, 72, from Cedar Park (Austin area), Texas

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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 27, 1948 (Age: 72)
    Home Page:
    http://brevardandbrevard.com:8088/
    Location:
    Cedar Park (Austin area), Texas
    Occupation:
    technical software development (EE degrees)
    Interests:
    cars, music, SF, computers
    Vehicle:
    1967 Sunbeam Alpine
    The first car I ever purchased was my 1967 Sunbeam Alpine, red with black interior, in the summer of 1968. I miss it.

    As I recall, it cost me $1800 and I conned my grandfather out of the down payment.

    Over the course of 4 years, I had to rebuild the transmission, the brakes, and the engine. It also leaked gasoline onto the exhaust manifold and caught fire one day - in a gas station.

    I loved the car for a bunch of reasons but one was the space that it had for someone 6' 6" tall.

    I sold it (I think for $500) in 1972.

    Now, in my dotage, I am seriously considering acquiring one that has been nicely restored. I am neither looking for completely original or a full-on restomod.

    I am *NOT* interested in a Tiger (real or pseudo) as my experience way back when was the footwell for the driver was very cramped and there was a big problem with heat from the engine getting through the firewall.

    Joining this club seemed like a good way to tap into what's going on with these cars now.

    At this time, my budget is around $10K going up to maybe $15K.

    What did I drive after that car?
    • 1972 Dodge Demon - 383 V8 with 3-speed manual floor shift
    • 1978 Honda Accord
    • 1979 Corvette L82
    • 1982 Toyota Supra
    • 1976 Cadillac Seville (the small one built on the Nova chassis)
    • 1978 Ford Taurus SX
    • 1984 Ford Econoline Van - bought from my parents for $2000, sold for $2700 after three years
    • 1990 Ford Taurus SHO
    • 1992 Ford Taurus SHO
    • 1997 BMW 740iL
    • 2001 BMW 740iL
    • 2001 PT Cruiser
    • 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan
    • 2011 BMW 335is convertible
    • 2013 BMW 128i convertible
    • 2013 BMW 135i convertible
    • Other BMWs owned by my wife: 1997 BMW Z3, 1998 BMW M roadster, 2002 BMW Z4, 2007 BMW Z4 M coupe
    • 2004 Dodge Neon SXT - bought to try to get my wife driving again after she was in a bad wreck that totaled the 128i convertible. No luck so far.
    • 2017 Chrysler Pacific minivan
    • 2018 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid mini-van - CURRENT VEHICLE

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