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Cars > Challenges > “Melva” Vs “Bluebuss”

 

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greysky

F–30
Big Cove Tannery, Pennsylvania
United States

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1979 Ford Thunderbird

“Melva”

1990 GMC Suburban

“Bluebuss”

 
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About “Melva”

This is my 1979 Thunderbird T-roof. I have had it for several years. I bought it at an auction years ago for a $100.00 bid, plus a $35.00 buyer fee. It has gotten about 35K miles on it since I bought it. The only repairs I've had to do are new brakes, tires, exhaust, and a new rear main seal in the engine. Plans for this Spring include a new vinyl top and new carpet.

This is a fairly rare car. The T-roofs were not actually produced by the Ford company, they were outsourced to another company called "Cars & Concepts." This option was available from 1977 to 1979.

Engine is a 351M, fitted to a C6 automatic trans.

The name "Melva" came from my friends and family teasing me about her being an "old lady" car, so I picked the first "old lady" name that came to mind..... Melva it was, and is still.


This is a love it or hate it car. I've seen opinions range from "WOW! That is one cool car!" to "Freak! Get that thing off the road." I happen to love it, and I can't imagine ever parting with it.

About “Bluebuss”

BOUGHT BERTHA NEW IN 1990
PRACTICALLY RAISED MY FAMILY IN THIS OLD FRIEND
TOOK VACATIONS TO DESTIN, FLA, KANSAS CITY, MO, HOT SPRINGS AR, AND MANY OTHER PLACES. SHE NEVER FAILED US.
WE TOOK SOFTBALL TEAMS TO TOURNAMENTS IN FOUR STATES FINISHED SECOND IN WORLD ONCE. BUT PLAYED IN MANY TOURNAMENTS. THE GIRLS ALWAYS WANTED TO RIDE IN BERTHA.
I WAS ASST SCOUT MASTER AND MY WIFE WAS A DEN MOTHER
MY SON WAS IN SCOUTING FROM WEBLOS TO EAGLE.
WE WENT ON MANY SCOUTING TRIPS TOGETHER LOADED WITH TROOPS AND ALL THE GEAR STACKED ON TOP.

YES BERTHA IS A PART OF OUR FAMILY AND MY WIFE STILL DRIVES HER EVERY DAY. WE LIVE IN A COMMUNITY OF 6000 PEOPLE AND EVERY ONE KNOWS BERTHA.
PS DIDN'T MENTION ALL SCHOOL TRIPS TO GAMES OR LITTLE LEAGUE BALL TEAMS .

 

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Points for Melva Total Votes Points for Bluebuss
39 15 36

 

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