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Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« on: October 30, 2021, 08:51:44 AM »
Was checking out some boxes of stuff and came upon the first picture I have of my car in Dec 1971 right after I purchased it.
I also looked at the picture I took a few weeks ago when I showed it at the AACA Fall Meet in Hershey where it received its AACA First Place Junior Award.
So many memories in its 242,000 mile journey
Owned since 1971, now driven over 242,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2021, 09:04:34 AM »
Congratulations, that's a lot of time together !!!!

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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2021, 09:23:51 AM »
Yes, congratulations and here is to many more!
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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2021, 09:43:38 AM »
Congratulations..... so at $17.- per day and .17 per mile, how much have you saved over renting...... by owning ?
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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2021, 10:21:35 AM »
$41,140 milage charge

$ 310250 per day at 17.00

$351390 + damages
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2021, 12:24:04 PM »
Congratulations Steve.  That is truly awesome.  Could you take the car to the exact spot you took the picture in 71?

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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2021, 01:02:13 PM »
Congratulations Steve .That is quite a accomplishment.
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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2021, 01:04:36 PM »


Congratulations Mr McDonald  !
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2021, 05:08:09 PM »
Congratulations Steve.  That is truly awesome.  Could you take the car to the exact spot you took the picture in 71?

Corey

Yes, but that field is now full of trees about 30 feet tall. Its at the end the street where my parents live where we used to play football and other stuff. it was sold and the owner has let it go back to woods
Owned since 1971, now driven over 242,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2021, 05:43:03 PM »
$41,140 milage charge

$ 310250 per day at 17.00

$351390 + damages

Haha so good
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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2021, 05:49:03 PM »
$41,140 milage charge

$ 310250 per day at 17.00

$351390 + damages
Liking the mathematical breakdown.  Very clever.
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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2021, 05:53:55 PM »
This will make you guys think about money, I paid $1,000 for it, drove it for almost 20 years as a daily, then weekend driver. The total cost of the owner done restoration adding all the receipts is a little over $22,500, includes new tires, paint, and glass installation
Owned since 1971, now driven over 242,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2021, 06:02:30 PM »
This will make you guys think about money, I paid $1,000 for it, drove it for almost 20 years as a daily, then weekend driver. The total cost of the owner done restoration adding all the receipts is a little over $22,500, includes new tires, paint, and glass installation
Better than the stock market (in most instances).  Plus you had fun driving it along with the pride of ownership.  A stock? Not so much.
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Small block eight so live she feels
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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2021, 06:08:24 PM »
Congratulations..... so at $17.- per day and .17 per mile, how much have you saved over renting...... by owning ?
It's not the $ it's the fun and memories. My dad was doing a lot of traveling for work in 1966. Every time we'd drop him off at LAX we'd pass Hertz and I'd beg him to rent a GT350 for a day so I could drive it  - they had a 25 year old rule and so did my dad. In 1975 I bought 843 and I was 25.
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Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2021, 06:17:46 PM »
Great milestone, Steve.  Its going to take me eight more years to say that mine has been family owned for 50 years, so I don't think I'll ever be able to say that I've owned it myself for 50 years.  Now the '67 will hit the 50 year mark in another seven.  But you owning yours for 50, that's a real achievement!  May you enjoy it for another 50!
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