One vehicle that really made an impression on me was the 1964 C10 Chevy stepside in the movie A Small Town in Texas. An old moonshiner helps the main characters run from the police. They pull out of the barn in a dirty old beat up truck and the old guy says "Let's show those pigs what this 427 Chevy can do!" Oh, by the way, if you're never seen this, it's a terrific database of vehicles in movies. https://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=75235
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Kreacher is my 1968 Riley Elf. I bought the car from Ebay in 2004 and did enough repairs to make it a driver for a few years, but it really needed a full rebuild, and this is how I decided to go. MiniTec conversion with a D16Z6 SOHC Honda VTEC engine. 13 inch Superlite wheels, front disc brakes, full custom fuel system, custom stainless exhaust, relocated battery, custom dash with AutoMeter electronic gauges, Miata front seats, left hand drive swap, Wilwood/Tilton hydraulics. It runs and drives beautifully, goes anywhere, although I try to avoid speed bumps. 'Alf is the fully hand-built cargo trailer that is the result of saving parts for about ten years, then deciding to put them to use. The first question most people ask me about the car is "Is that the original Mini Cooper?" I like standing back from the car and watching people scratch their heads trying to figure it out, or else knowingly telling their friends that they used to know someone who "had one just like it." It's definitely not to everyone's taste, but it makes me happy.
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