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Yo, this was *weird*!

When I was a wee roxy, my dad had an Impala, a '66, that he'd had painted gold with a textured black roof that looked like leather. It was pretty cool. It went from a boring blue Dad's car to a car that looked like it cost way more than it actually did.

The weird thing was, the other day, a car drove down my street that was that exact model and it was gold with a black roof. This roof was a fake leather ragtop, but other than that, the car was just like my dad's. If we weren't moving in the opposite direction, I would have stopped them and checked it out. How weird--I've never seen that year Impala outside of a car show. It was neat. :)

Anyhoo, long time friends of Big Echoey Space know that back in the day, I thought it was hysterical that everyone was all gone over Baby. She was just a dad's car to me and most of my peers back then in my pre-teen years. I guess our dads' were undercover cool car guys? Anyhoo, I went looking for that particular make and found price lists for 1967 Impalas in Baby's shape. Wow...the cheapest price was in the low twenty-thousands. So, like, if the boys really needed to, they could sell the car and make some good change....

*ducks and hides*

Why yes, I am trying to write. :D

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supernutjapan
Nov. 9th, 2017 06:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, what did Dean say when Sam tried to suggest they could sell the car in Season 8(What's Up, Tiger Mommy?) ? Something about his children and his grandchildren... LOL!

It is quite a beautiful car, though. I would like to have seen the gold car your father had. You think these people saw it long ago and wanted to copy him?
roxymissrose
Nov. 9th, 2017 06:48 am (UTC)
Ha! No, the driver was definitely younger than me! And kind of cute, but you know, Mr R was there so... :D
meus_venator
Nov. 9th, 2017 08:28 am (UTC)
That's really weird (in a cool way). Like what are the chances? Could it be your old car but with a new soft top?
roxymissrose
Nov. 10th, 2017 02:52 am (UTC)
Nope--this car had a real soft top, my dad's was just painted on! :D Plus, man, it's been like...45 years? I doubt any car is as magic as Baby!
madebyme_x
Nov. 9th, 2017 11:20 am (UTC)
Hehe - what a weird coincidence! And yes, I guess the boys do have a rainy day nest-egg, although I'm not sure either of them would cash it in (I wonder what would have to happen for them to do it? Like one of dying? A manhunt? Or some form of apocalypse?) :)
roxymissrose
Nov. 10th, 2017 02:53 am (UTC)
oh my goodness...seems to me that someone should write that...*carefully pushes idea forward*
tabaqui
Nov. 9th, 2017 01:14 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeee! Everything old is new again. Maybe your dad's car lingered in someone's memory as 'very cool' and they just had to recreate it.....
My mom had a '68 Firebird. Holy gods, talk about awesome. I loved driving that car.

They say that, since Show started and people got all crazy about Baby, finding those cars in any sort of shape has become *really* difficult, to the point where the production team has had issues!
Go, Show fans - driving a whole new market into the black! :)
roxymissrose
Nov. 10th, 2017 02:55 am (UTC)
My brother had a Firebird too!! It was awesome, but as far as driving goes, I wouldn't know, he was totally a little bitch about it. Me the oldest, too. *shakes head, laments over the disobedient youth of today. Remembers little bitch is now 57...*
tabaqui
Nov. 10th, 2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
Ah, man, that sucks! Nothing like driving a couple tons of Detroit steel......
:)

Funny how the world moves on and time happens but, in your mind....he's just that damn little snot-nosed kid who woudln't let you drive his car.
roxymissrose
Nov. 10th, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
RIGHT???

Rotten kid...if he didn't provide me with all the coffee in the world and nice pastries when we visit, well....*humph*

Though I remember that once my dad brought me home a Mustang and offered to buy it for me if I liked it, but I was afraid of it...what an ass! :D :D :D
tabaqui
Nov. 10th, 2017 04:40 pm (UTC)
Homg! The things we kick ourselves for......
:)
milly_gal
Nov. 9th, 2017 05:36 pm (UTC)
I've seen a '66 and a '57 at car shows, obviously the '67 at the cons, but I've only ever seen one Impala in the *wild* as it were. And she was on the back of a tow-truck *sad face*

LOL!!! Sell it, SELL IT?!? ;)
roxymissrose
Nov. 10th, 2017 03:07 am (UTC)
Sell it?? Did I say that? I meant to say, "treasure it forever!"

That was the first time I've seen an Impala on the street in *ages*! My dad had a '57, too. We hung on to cars for a damn long time. :D
milly_gal
Nov. 10th, 2017 02:52 pm (UTC)
*sniggers* In all fairness, they'd get top f*cking whack, Dean's kept her in pristine condition with all original parts.

There's nothing wrong with that, bb, I like a good solid vintage car that runs and runs. Impala's are actually a very reliable make and model, that's why the brand has run with it for so long. I don't like the new ones though, too shiny and it's had all it's edges knocked off. If you hadn't gathered, this non-driver is a motor oil sucking petrol head ;)
jj1564
Nov. 9th, 2017 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, you need to duck and hide! Dean would rather sell his left leg than part with his Baby! It's so cool your dad had an Impala though, and that you saw one much like his.
roxymissrose
Nov. 10th, 2017 03:08 am (UTC)
LOL!

It was cool to see a car that looked so much like his! I hope I run across those folks again--I'd love to get a close-up view of it! :)
(Anonymous)
Nov. 10th, 2017 03:14 am (UTC)
Please, Roxy, if Dean actually sold Baby, she'd haunt the new owners until they gave her back, then haunt Dean for selling her. It'd be like when the TARDIS gets in a snit with the Doctor. :)

--Jessica
roxymissrose
Nov. 10th, 2017 03:18 am (UTC)
Silly me! What was I thinking? :D :D :D
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