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What car to go with your flight jackets?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Big J, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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  3. beckster

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  4. beckster

    beckster New in Town

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    like I said :)
     
  5. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    I love a good boxy hatchback. Especially a VW.
     
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  6. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    If you had called me 21 years ago we might have done a deal, although white is not exactly silver.
    There's something about silver that lifts a car's appeal. Part of the attraction, to me, of my car is the two tone colour of red & cream, and the tiny coach stripe down the side sets off the colour perfectly, I love it. That is until I saw another in silver. The car wasn't sold with wire wheels, but fitting them in chrome, to a two tone silver and grey car is inspired.
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  7. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    @AbbaDatDeHat, yes! All vintage Jags are insanely cool! This I why I couldn't resist the red V12 convertible XJS! I dream (fantasize?) of cruising around on Sundays with my shades on and a foot wide grin. However, reality tells me that after my kids graduate college, get married, THEN I might be able to justify spending money on making it roadworthy. That's a definition of insanity right there; Jaguar electrical and mechanical reliability means this was kind of a dumb idea from the start. But damn, the car is pretty! It doesn't look like a sneaker and it doesn't have a big chunky black plastic steering wheel.

    @GHT, yes, I'd love that, but with the temps and humidity here, I have to have aircon or I'm just going to rot in my own sweat.
     
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  8. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    IMHO, the best suited car for a flight jacket is a 427 Shelby Cobra:

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    Other appropriate flight jacket cars include:

    Ford GT40:

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    Corvette:

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    Sunbeam Tiger:

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  9. Big J

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    @Superfluous,
    Those are all very stylish rides for sure!
    I do love the look of Cobras. GT40 is about the car most likely to embarrass me when I try to drag myself out of it! It's so low! There wouldn't be anything cool about that. Hands and knees stuff.
    I guess if you're a fit young fighter pilot, you'd spryly hop in and out.
     
  10. Raven2k360

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    Shit, you beat me to the Tiger...lol. Here's my Uncle's.

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  11. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    flight jacket need open cockpit for sure, but lucky I don't really into flight jacket since cabriolet cars won't suit my climate and safety level of my country, I can foretell surprise showers incidents and uninvited passengers at the traffic light
     
  12. Siggmund

    Siggmund One of the Regulars

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    I'm thinking that maybe we ought to go with the best sports car made by our respective countries. Take your pick.
    Personally, irrespective of countries, Jaguar E-type is my overall fav, followed by the 427 Cobra, but the Irvin jacket cries out for an MG, doesn't it? For the larger fellow, crawling out of the low-slung job on hands and knees is out of the question, and he should elevate to a CJ-5. The first time I wore my Irvin it was in my '86 4Runner. Not bad, but not expensive.
     
  13. N2S3

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    34211648-8F8F-45AF-8EAE-CC3C4EC2895F.jpeg I usually choose my 77 truck, much room for a bulky jacket.
     
  14. Monitor

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    I also wouldn't mind having this one. It'd go well with... Um... Cal CR. I think?

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  15. dudewuttheheck

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    The contradiction of that design with those steel wheels is amazing :D
     
  16. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Those three-wheeler Morgans are gorgeous - the original, too, as they predate their four-wheelers. What I love about the three-wheeler versions is that they call to mind a biplane, but also they aren't that far from a motorcycle either. I'd be curious to see one of these redeveloped as an electrically-drive couple version. I'm sure Morgan will do that eventually. Money no object, I'd have one of these, one of the base-model two-seater four wheelers (Plus 4?), and a four-seater in a coupe format for the Winter.
     
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  17. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I had a '79 Rabbit back in the mid-'80s. It's basically the same car under the skin. That thing was so much fun.
     
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    When I see these red and cream cars, I think of this jacket that was posted here recently:

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  19. Big J

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    @Monitor, that looks like some kind of steam punk bat mobile. Or the sort of car Sauron would drive. Love it.
     
  20. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Practically Family

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    A few years ago I owned tuned silver PT Cruiser with painted Douglas DC-3 airbrushing for half car. When I parked usually it to my airline parking, all old pilots/veterans turned they heads and said - look at this beauty , that's a decent car for pilot :). Sadly I sold it to my good friend 4 years ago, sometimes I miss this car ...
     
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