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Re: Wierd question at a cruisenight
Reply #15 - 09/28/09 at 23:07:42
 
I had a guy once at a car show drooling over my Yellow Hornet. He told me he had one EXACTLY like it. Swore up and down his was identical.
 
"Was yours a 304 with a 4 barrel and dual exhaust?"
 
"Oh yeah! Ordered it like that from the factory!"
 
"Yours had a 5 speed manual?"
 
"Yup!! Not many cars had 'em back then!"
 
"Yours had a console from an '81 Spirit?"
 
"Oh you could get a console any year! You just had to ask for it!"
 
About that point I asked if he could come over to my place and talk by my garden. With the manure he was spewing I could have fertilized the entire acreage!  Grin
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Re: Wierd question at a cruisenight
Reply #16 - 09/28/09 at 23:55:18
 
Quote from Victory360 on 09/28/09 at 23:07:42:
I had a guy once at a car show drooling over my Yellow Hornet. He told me he had one EXACTLY like it. Swore up and down his was identical.

"Was yours a 304 with a 4 barrel and dual exhaust?"

"Oh yeah! Ordered it like that from the factory!"

"Yours had a 5 speed manual?"

"Yup!! Not many cars had 'em back then!"

"Yours had a console from an '81 Spirit?"

"Oh you could get a console any year! You just had to ask for it!"

About that point I asked if he could come over to my place and talk by my garden. With the manure he was spewing I could have fertilized the entire acreage!  Grin

Sounds like he didn't know when to quit.
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Re: Wierd question at a cruisenight
Reply #17 - 09/29/09 at 16:31:38
 
Quote from Victory360 on 09/28/09 at 23:07:42:
I had a guy once at a car show drooling over my Yellow Hornet. He told me he had one EXACTLY like it. Swore up and down his was identical.

"Was yours a 304 with a 4 barrel and dual exhaust?"

"Oh yeah! Ordered it like that from the factory!"

"Yours had a 5 speed manual?"

"Yup!! Not many cars had 'em back then!"

"Yours had a console from an '81 Spirit?"

"Oh you could get a console any year! You just had to ask for it!"

About that point I asked if he could come over to my place and talk by my garden. With the manure he was spewing I could have fertilized the entire acreage!  Grin

 
I'm surprised up in Canada you guys couldn't order a '77 Hornet with an '81 Spirit console ( "suddenly it's 1981", was the slogan that accompanied the rare option ) and the 4 bbl and five speed, we sure could here in the States . You just had to fill out the special Area 51 boxes on the order form. Funny though, the salesmen wore white suits and helmets with faceshields you couldn't see through, I just thought it was a promotion for "out of this world"  sales prices...
 
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Re: Wierd question at a cruisenight
Reply #18 - 09/29/09 at 16:44:26
 
Quote from IAM on 09/29/09 at 16:31:38:
Quote from Victory360 on 09/28/09 at 23:07:42:
I had a guy once at a car show drooling over my Yellow Hornet. He told me he had one EXACTLY like it. Swore up and down his was identical.

"Was yours a 304 with a 4 barrel and dual exhaust?"

"Oh yeah! Ordered it like that from the factory!"

"Yours had a 5 speed manual?"

"Yup!! Not many cars had 'em back then!"

"Yours had a console from an '81 Spirit?"

"Oh you could get a console any year! You just had to ask for it!"

About that point I asked if he could come over to my place and talk by my garden. With the manure he was spewing I could have fertilized the entire acreage!  Grin


I'm surprised up in Canada you guys couldn't order a '77 Hornet with an '81 Spirit console ( "suddenly it's 1981", was the slogan that accompanied the rare option ) and the 4 bbl and five speed, we sure could here in the States . You just had to fill out the special Area 51 boxes on the order form. Funny though, the salesmen wore white suits and helmets with faceshields you couldn't see through, I just thought it was a promotion for "out of this world"  sales prices...

Steve

Now that explains why people who went into the back room to sign some forms didn't come back for weeks and couldn't remember anything when they came out!  I always thought the forms must have been really long and boring.
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Re: Wierd question at a cruisenight
Reply #19 - 10/02/09 at 04:51:23
 
All options are available when you build it yourself, so you must have built it new then? Vic just push that off on them, and when they tell you they ordered it, tell them it wasn't Pizza it is a car!  Grin SH
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