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Subject:  Re: What have you owned? Date:  1/8/2004  9:47 AM
Author:  crobinso Number:  30357 of 73165

A (subconscious?) ommission from my list. I had a 70 Maverick Grabber with only a couple hundred miles on it that I took in trade, (along with a Honda trial bike and some cash), for my Avanti. I drove it for a while until I got tired of inadvertently honking the horn with the "rim-blow" steering wheels, (one of Ford's less successful innovations, but one of their most suggestively named), and sold it back to the Ford dealer at wholesale price/

"Rim-blow" horns! AUGH! My dad's 1967 Fairlane had the "rim-blow" horn. I broke the damned rim when I honked at a bad driver, and cut my thumb on the jagged remnant left on the steering wheel! This happened in 1974 maybe, and the scar is still on my thumb 30 years later. AUGH.


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