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Old 06-19-2017, 02:13 PM   #1
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Smile Happy 10th Birthday Paddington!!



Well Paddington AKA Paddy, The Paddy Wagon, 'Ol Cuddly Fenders is 10 years old today!

He rolled off the line at Ramos-Arizpe on June the 19th, 2007.

And a decade later with only 88,017 miles on the clock, he's goin' strong like any HHR should.

Happy Birthday Paddy!

(Yeah I know. A Birthday Pic at the Public Storage, it wasn't raining and the sun was shining...not something we've had in abundance in NC the past few days)
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Looking good for an old man of 10
I like the running boards and the trick wheels. Very nice car!
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Looking very dapper for a 10year old!



Don't let Hester bid on it!
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Paddy says "Honk Honk!", which is "thanks" in Paddy-ese.

Thanks to vintage Cadillac "Triple-Tone" horns he speaks with a high brow accent, but they'll blast even the sleepiest driver awake at a red light.

The pampered one is back in his garage safe from the severe weather that's about twenty miles away, he's highly allergic to 80mph winds and 1" hail.

Glad you like the rims Conax, those are his everyday Drifter II lightweight alloys wearing Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTZ Ultra High Performance tires in the 215/55/ZR16 size.

When it's an autocrossing weekend he trades them in for a set of ugly but even lighter Motegi M-126 rims with "SCCA Legal" shaved BFG G-Force 2 tires in the 215/55/ZR16 size.

The Drifter/Uniroyal Combo weighs 32.4 pounds per corner, the Motegi/BFG Combo weighs 26.3 pounds per corner, less weight = less inertia and he really scoots from corner to corner.

Frankly the Motegi rims are dog's butt ugly...

But they do the job.
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Happy 10th Paddington !!
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Just curious, where could I find the build date of Big Red?
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On the upper right hand corner of the sticker on the driver's door jamb you'll find the month and year like 03/11 for example.

For the exact build date, call your dealer's service department and have them run your VIN.
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