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Poor Boy Big Dan
12-21-2007, 01:32 AM
My rarest non-origional car is a '62 Starliner('61 with a '62 rear clip), but my rarest origional is a '56 Ford Courier, it was a Kirby Maid Service car in Reno. It still has all it's origional paint and is fairly clean. If all that wasn't cool enough, the old six popper was swapped out with a '60 Merc 383 with 3 two's. Quick, fun, and a total sleeper.

The rarest item I have would have to be an Edmunds 3x2 intake for a y-block which will probably find a home in my '23 tall T coupe.

Pre-K
12-21-2007, 02:44 AM
Rarest would be my current project:
A 1950 Nash Ambassador Custom Brougham, 1 of 79. Surf Green originally. When I am finished it will not be the Humpback of Kenoshia, via cut, snip, whack, shape, shave...

Halfton65
12-21-2007, 11:50 AM
65 chevy pickup with 292 6 cyl with factory a/c, custom cab, shortbed. One of 2000 or so with 6 cyl and factory air

Harrison
12-21-2007, 12:38 PM
In '99 I had a 100K mile 1996 Impala.

Tell me that wasn't rare.

JH

MercDeuceMan
12-21-2007, 05:23 PM
1933 REO 3 window coupe ( all stock) back in 1975

1928 Graham-Paige 4 door sedan turned into a hotrod (1974)

radical 1923 T Bucket called the "Fiberfreak" Ran the indoor show circut in 1976

meatball
12-21-2007, 05:26 PM
radical 1923 T Bucket called the "Fiberfreak" Ran the indoor show circut in 1976[/quote]
Sounds freaky...any pics????

mr57
12-21-2007, 06:33 PM
I was out on the highway last night and a guy I passed was trailering a Buick GSX. Kind of unusual here in the frozenass North......

av8
12-21-2007, 07:05 PM
Most rare -- for me . . . 1957 Chevy 210 post two-door 'Duntov' -- often called a "Black Widow," referring to the handful of SEDCO-prepped '57s that Vince Piggens ordered for NASCAR racing at the start of the model year.

Following the original effort, Chevy-Flint built only a few hundred of the Duntov sedans -- no hardtops, no convertibles -- with all the kick-ass bits and pieces that were used in the SEDCO cars, right down to the six-lug truck hubs and brakes. I ordered mine from Pollard-Carrell Chevrolet in San Fernando, California, when I was 20 years old. After waiting eight weeks for delivery, I joined the 'club' of Duntov Chevy drag racers in SoCal who became the nucleus of NHRA's Super Stock class.

My next most-rare car was also a Chevy, a 1968 El Camino, FPO L79. That translates to 350-hp 327-cid V8, M21 4-speed transmission, 12-bolt 3.7:1 LSD, F41 suspension with boxed rear control arms. I've heard and read guesses that there may have been 600 or more of these performance 'carucks' built, but mine was the only one I've actually seen, and I know of only three other certifiable L79 1968 Elkys that have been offered for sale in the past dozen years.

Mike

elroy
12-21-2007, 07:32 PM
I had a 200" frt engine dragster,Its was built to use two chrysler engines, I was told it was one of nine built by logghe. It was one of maybe 6 cars in my life that I made a profit on. After selling it I was told it may have been a muldowny car.

OGNC
12-21-2007, 07:39 PM
I still own a 1942 Ford pickup... They made fewer than 2,500 trucks in 1942. Most old guys swear that the didn't make any vehicles during the WWII years...

crowldawg
12-21-2007, 08:00 PM
I had a '50 Merc 4door .It ran like a 2cycle .Everytime I added gas I added oil!

onemintcaddy
12-21-2007, 09:22 PM
69 Dodge Daytona.

Clark
12-21-2007, 09:36 PM
1952 Muntz Jet

Before that I had a 57 Buick Cabellaro station wagon. I guess they are fairly rae. Coula had a 32 Ford roadster pick up...but I just didn't have to have it.
Clark

blacknblue
12-21-2007, 11:42 PM
I own a 1947 ford f1 with a marmon herrington 4x4 conversion, I'm told its pretty rare, I know of two others, one 46 and one 42 military, sorry no hot rod here, plans for a full restoration

cruzr
12-21-2007, 11:47 PM
36 packard , convertible sedan, le baron bodied, have pics somewhere ,paid 2000 in the 60's sold for 4000 and thought i cut a fat hog...........

36 buick Roadmaster, twin side mounts, rented it out to be used in the Godfather movie{the first one} got car out of Pennsylvania with only 20k original miles{every time i watch the movie i get to see it though}

Flop
12-21-2007, 11:51 PM
i have a 37 desoto convertible 1 of 900 made in 37 only one i know of at the moment.
43k on the clock
sat since 1959

Assman!
12-22-2007, 02:41 PM
I agree with you Flop, on the misunderstanding. Ford stopped production of CIVILIAN vehicles in Feb of 1942. They continued to make trucks and cars or military use, and that also included hauling around the top brass in "blacked out" '42s where the stainless and chrome were painted black. My '42 convertible is a pre-war model. Your truck.. 13 grill bars right? 8-)

Assman!
12-22-2007, 02:42 PM
(Sorry, I meant OGNC, not "Flop", on that one.)

walrus
12-22-2007, 03:00 PM
Owned for awhile a 1966 shelby GT-350 and a 1965 ferrari gt250,,,,,,

Belchfire8
12-22-2007, 03:24 PM
Had a '65 Chevy Caprice once, most people say Chevy didn't build the Caprice till '66, but i had one and I have seen one other '65 Caprice. I was told by the previous owner that the '65 Caprices were only sold to G.M. execs, but that sounds like b.s. to me.

FritzTownFord
12-22-2007, 04:21 PM
Can't beat the opener but...
I bought a '61 Chevy SS coupe in 1968 from a used car lot. Still had original HP 348 tri power, radio delete, but had been converted to 3 on the tree - floor had cutout for the original 4 speed. I put a Muncie in it and later a '64 HP 409. Sold it for wedding ring worth $900 at the time :-0

Car long gone, woman long gone. I do miss that car, though.

user232345
12-22-2007, 04:26 PM
49 Merc convert. chopped 5-inches hirohata bodyline, airbagged, custom steel dash. It's in the Dec 07 issue of HotRod in the Project Garage section. I may sell it to invest elsewhere. we'll see..

nitrobrother
12-22-2007, 05:56 PM
Ummm...daily driver for the last 5 years has been a 2002 SVT Focus. One of 1025. Used to have an '80 Corvette, Frost Beige with L48/4-speed; also one of about 1000.

I've driven a lot of not-too-common cars over the years...let's see:
1970 Torino Cobra SCJ429/4-speed (stupid college kid couldn't afford the $750 price in 1978)
1977? Lancia Beta Scorpion (dealer delivery from St. Louis to KC)
1970 AMX, 390/4-speed (see note about stupid college kid)
1966 Buick GS, 401/2-speed auto with "switch pitch" converter
1968 Biscayne 4-door w/427/auto, ex-Hiway Patrol sleeper
1969 Baracuda coupe, one of (IIRC) 50 440 cars
1973 Buick Regal GS 455/4-speed (see note about...sigh)
1970 'Cuda AAR, 340 6-pak/4-speed (see note...double sigh)
Enough....

breeder
12-22-2007, 06:29 PM
One Thats Done!

TR Waters
12-24-2007, 08:02 PM
E5 71 Barracuda 440+6, 4 speed,Shaker, Dana, Super Trak-Pak car.

chad
12-24-2007, 08:47 PM
One Thats Done!

LMAO..... that's the perfect answer!!!!!

Ol Deuce
12-24-2007, 09:13 PM
My '79 Ford van ! it has a 455 Wildcat in her,and she went like hell!!

rustywrench
12-24-2007, 09:30 PM
I had a mint 69 Chevy Caprice with 427 t-400 power everything,A/C, cruise control, Hide-away headlamps.Buckets console, Rear tire de-icer. Forest green restored daily driver. with 2.56 gears in the 12 bolt it even got decent gas mileage then I put 3.31 gears in it and went 14.15 in the quarter mile. I miss that car!!!!

roadkillontheweb
12-24-2007, 10:48 PM
Currently have in the garage

1956 Desoto Diplomat Custom UTE
http://www.roadkillontheweb.com/images/showute.jpg
One of 275 made (only in Australia) and the only one known to be in the states.

1958 Desoto Firemite gas powered promotional car.
http://www.jrcentral.com/images/mite21.jpg
Not sure how many were made but only 5 are known to be still in exsistance. Took me 20 years to find one!
http://www.jrcentral.com/images/61thunderbird1.jpg
One of 4 known left

And I also own the original factory molds to make the following junior cars 57 Tbird JR and the 58-60 Thunderbird Junior and also the 65-66 Mustang Junior factory body molds.


The ones that got away
1957 Desoto Adventurer convertible (Dual quad hemi ragtop) 345CI 345HP factory stock one of 300 made one of only 12 known left.
http://www.roadkillontheweb.com/images/s_rag.jpg

1956 Plymouth Cranbrook UTE
Just sold last week
http://www.uteusa.com/images/plygone.jpg
One of 505 made in Australia and one of three known here in the states

Last but not least. 1967 Mutang JR gas powered promotional car.
http://www.jrcentral.com/images/my67r.jpg
Here are some videos of it in action. SOld it for $7,600 a few years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-IMiX6PEY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_EvbASUgww

redlinetoys
12-25-2007, 08:34 AM
1969 427 Tri-Power Corvette Convertible...

alsancle
12-25-2007, 09:09 AM
[quote=roadkillontheweb;2453967]
The ones that got away
1957 Desoto Adventurer convertible (Dual quad hemi ragtop) 345CI 345HP factory stock one of 300 made one of only 12 known left.
http://www.roadkillontheweb.com/images/s_rag.jpg



In 1989 I looked at 58 Adventurer Conv with the 361 Dual Quad engine. I think they made 60 or 70 total? Anyway, the car had been sitting outside for about 20 years, it was complete but the guy wanted 1500.00 for it and it just looked like too much work. What do the go for now, about 150k?

James Curl
12-25-2007, 09:10 AM
58 Berkley and 33 American Flyer 5 window coupe by Beacon, a division of Continental Motors Co. Powered by a Continental Red Seal Six before being channeled and set up for flat head Ford.

roadkillontheweb
12-25-2007, 11:53 AM
In 1989 I looked at 58 Adventurer Conv with the 361 Dual Quad engine. I think they made 60 or 70 total? Anyway, the car had been sitting outside for about 20 years, it was complete but the guy wanted 1500.00 for it and it just looked like too much work. What do the go for now, about 150k?

I hate to say it but you were a damn fool!
82 convertibles were made that year and very few are known left. They lost the hemi but some of them had Bendix electrojet fuel injection systems installed (but all were replaced with dual quads) if it was a Fuelie car it would be worth the $150K as you found it. There is only one known with the original fuel injection system found and re-installed.


Below are some pictures of that 58 Fuelie ragtop that is verified as an original and also the test buck for the install at the factory

alsancle
12-25-2007, 12:17 PM
I hate to say it but you were a damn fool!
82 convertibles were made that year and very few are known left. They lost the hemi but some of them had Bendix electrojet fuel injection systems installed (but all were replaced with dual quads) if it was a Fuelie car it would be worth the $150K as you found it. There is only one known with the original fuel injection system found and re-installed.


Below are some pictures of that 58 Fuelie ragtop that is verified as an original and also the test buck for the install at the factory

Guy with the fuelie lives in Holliston or Hopkinton Mass, right? Didn't they find the fuel injection system in a crate in the back of a warehouse? I don't know where he bought his but I looked at that car in Auburn Mass, which is about 25 miles away.

roadkillontheweb
12-25-2007, 12:22 PM
Guy with the fuelie lives in Holliston or Hopkinton Mass, right? Didn't they find the fuel injection system in a crate in the back of a warehouse? I don't know where he bought his but I looked at that car in Auburn Mass, which is about 25 miles away.

The fuel injection system was found in the attic of the guy that took it off the car at the dealership in 1958 and took it home complete fuel line, pump, controls, intake and all. I do believe the guy traded a restored 1956 Chrysler convertible or similar car for the setup

2many projects
12-30-2007, 07:15 PM
My rarest cars?
I love odd balls.
In 1970 I owned a '68 Buick Grand Sport convertible, factory air, power seat and power windows. It was triple black with a factory installed 3 speed stick on the floor. Honest!
Before that, I owned a loaded light aqua colored '67 Olds Culass Vista Cruiser wagon, V8, all the power goodies and a 3 speed stick on the column.
At the same time my dad had a boat of a '65 Pontiac Catalina convertible, 389 wth a 2 barrell and a 3 speed column stick shift.
He later wised up and tore thru a bunch of Catalina 2 plus 2 coupes with 421's and 4 speeds and and a couple of automatics 2 plus 2's.
My rarest find off all?
In 1966 while attending college in Massachustts I grabed a light blue '57 Chevy Bel Air 4 door hardtop to commute in.
It was loaded, power windows, power steering, power brakes, a power rear mounted antenna, powerglide automatic and factory insalled Rochester fuel injection.
I repainted the car all white in my senior year and threw away the powerglide when it gave out.
In it's place my buddys and I put a 3 speed Hurst shifted box into it.
I also put in a later 30/30 cam and solid lifters. I had a tuner named Bill Thomas cut the fuelie apart, he ported it out and then heliarced it back together. I went to later bigger 327 nozels in the spider and block assembly on the lower part of the manifold.
It went like stink and the mileage was pretty good too.
18-20 on the highway, 13-14 in the city.
I ran 3:36's in the rear end so top end was insane but it was sluggish rolling off the line.
Even in those years it was a rare bird!
I have a bunch of pictures of the odd ball '57 but I need someone to guide me thru the scanning and image down loading process.
I'm not very good at this new computer yet.

2many projects
01-07-2008, 06:52 PM
Another rare one I had. I think it was around 1970 or maybe 1971 I swapped my dark blue '70 4 speed 442 even up for a kid's 67 Corvette coupe.
Get this........it was white with a black hood stripe and a GREEN interior.
I know, it sounds ugly but it gets real weird now.
It had tinted glass all around and factory installed side pipes with the bolt on aluminum tubine looking wheels. That helped in the looks department,but it gets stranger. It was a 390 horse 427 with a Powerglide 2 speed automatic and air conditioning.
Whoever ordered it new sure spec'ed out a rare odd ball 'Vette.
It was fun to drive though with the cools and the side pipes but that Powergide just sucked!
I tired of it soon and bought something else.
I often wondered whatever became of that one - off Corvette.

Dirty2
01-07-2008, 07:01 PM
66 SS chevelle , 360 HP , powerglide, bench seat. I was the second owner. Bought new special order by a old school teacher. I traded it while in the army for a 55 chevy 1st series panel truck ?

Mercmad
01-07-2008, 07:13 PM
I live in Australia nad even owned a property in Western New south wales ( Condobolin) and although I have seen pictures of the earlier Mopar utes I have never seen one in the flesh. There are quite a few Wayfarer utes from the late 50's early 60's and in New Zealand a few were built as ambulances.
..and this one still has the rego stickers in the windscreen..thats naughty! you can get fined if the police see that....:D:D

http://www.moparts.org/moparts/picture/ute/61.jpghttp://www.uteusa.com/images/plygone.jpg

pprather
01-07-2008, 07:59 PM
My first daily driver back in the '60s was a '55 Chevy Nomad wagon. A 120,000 mile chicago car.
It really was a rusted pile of metal. 1 of about 2,000. After I sold it, it was restored very nicely.

Today my daily driver is a 1992 GMC Typhoon. 1 of about 2,000 also, but it is the second one I've owned.

Many would say my '31 Ford Vicky street rod is rare, but there were about 33,900 built, so it is not my rarest car.

slammed1
01-07-2008, 08:06 PM
Im too young to have owned anything rare really,but have my sights set on a 1967 Impala SS 427 that I know where it has been for over 10 years now......missing frt clip and hood,but has engine and semi complete interior,supposedly they made a 2124 Impala SS 427 in 1967.I hope I can get the owner to let loose soon.

hep1966
01-07-2008, 08:39 PM
I want to put a V8 in it.

http://www.kookycharacters.com/images/old%2099%20train/IMGA3190.JPG

D-Russ
01-07-2008, 08:45 PM
1972 Rally Sport Z28; Red w/black stripes; black deluxe interior; 4 speed; 3:73; factory air.

roadkillontheweb
01-07-2008, 08:46 PM
I live in Australia nad even owned a property in Western New south wales ( Condobolin) and although I have seen pictures of the earlier Mopar utes I have never seen one in the flesh. There are quite a few Wayfarer utes from the late 50's early 60's and in New Zealand a few were built as ambulances.
..and this one still has the rego stickers in the windscreen..thats naughty! you can get fined if the police see that....:D:D

http://www.moparts.org/moparts/picture/ute/61.jpghttp://www.uteusa.com/images/plygone.jpg
The cops here in Grimes Iowa USA did not know that I was not supposed to have those stickers on the window and I am sure the new owner in Daveport Iowa will confuse the local police force along with all the local car collectors with it.

Guess I will have to stick to confusing them with my Desoto UTE
http://www.roadkillontheweb.com/images/showute.jpg

HotRod28AR
01-07-2008, 08:50 PM
Rarest car's we have now are a '65 GT350 and a '57 Chevy 210 Sport Coupe. Very few 210's were made in the "post-less" sport coupe body style. This one was called "Inbomber" and won H/Stock at the 1968 NHRA Nationals. I had a early production 1928 Model A AR a few years back that was pretty rare too.
-Dean

BOBBY FORD
01-07-2008, 09:25 PM
54 corvette serial #20. there were 300 53's made and I had the 20th 54. so that made it the 324th built. when I joined NCRS they said it was the earliest known 54. sold it to a guy in NY in 83.

Detonator
01-07-2008, 09:27 PM
'52 Porsche Coupe
'57 Alfa Sprint

Odd ball
01-07-2008, 09:29 PM
my 51 id have to say... ha

Sloppyseconds
01-07-2008, 09:39 PM
Not me...but my dad restored and owns a 1932 Buick Series 92 convert. Not a huge deal. But this car was the car that was sent to the Worlds Fair in Paris in the 30's to represent all american cars of the time. It also has been a Pebble Beach 100 pointer and has held up its senior badge for the past 10 years. Sorry no pics....I own nothing special..haha

Count Scrapula
01-26-2008, 10:58 PM
The rarest car I've owned was not a car at all, but rather a truck. A '47 Studebaker M 5.
I guess not even that rare, but the rarest I've owned anyway.
I finally got around to scanin so here's a couple of pics.
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1769/studeyl2.jpg (http://imageshack.us) http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7155/stude2yt9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Jigger
01-27-2008, 01:23 AM
My current car, a 1969 Pontiac Custom S convertible. According to any sources I've found, less than 3000 convertibles in the models single year of production. Now, why do even car guys think it's a GTO?.

five-duece-chevy
01-27-2008, 08:34 AM
A 1946 Pontiac Torpedo Business Coupe. As you probably know, 1946 was a very low production year as it was, and the business coupe model was also a low production model to begin with. And to boot, mine was a straight 8. Not as rare as a lot of the other cars posted about on this thread already, but still, 12,652 total made is pretty rare.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb306/jbeier/theol46.jpg

Toast
01-27-2008, 09:01 AM
65 Coronet 426 Street wedge 4 speed convert, 70 AAR Cuda Black with white interior and black stripes. both under 25 built

ChrisinPhilly
01-27-2008, 10:04 AM
72 pantera, great looking and sounding car, but a piece of shit.

Backtoflatheads
01-27-2008, 10:06 AM
Well, there's been a few... still have a couple.
Here's one... 1964 Canadian Pontiac Parisienne Custom Sport convertible. Fortunately, FAR MORE closely related to a 64 Impala SS, than a Grand Prix. As with all Canadian Pontiacs of the era, the entire undercarriage is Chevrolet... chassis, floor, trunk, firewall, ect. You'll note that even the console is Chevrolet ( with satin aluminum top instead of that "swirl pattern". It was originally equiped with a 250HP 327, 4 speed. There were some 2800 total Custom Sport rags built, 4 speed version ( all engines... 327 250 & 300 horse, 409, 340,400, 0r 425 horse ) totalled less than 120 cars:
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/brentscarjune22left.jpg

Factory 4 speed car, running a correctly dated 425HP 409. Actual 425HP 4 speed version, there were four(4) built... and I know of a maroon one )
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/ridepics/013102-2.jpg
Insde:
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/ridepics/062601-7.jpg

Backtoflatheads
01-27-2008, 10:15 AM
Or, maybe that's not rare enough ?
Here's my 63 Parisienne Safari wagon, documented L33 340HP 409, M20 4 speed... If I remember correctly, total production of Parisnne Safaris, was 726 units. With options L33 and M20, there were four(4) built. Sold new in Edmonton, I have owned this car since fall of 1985:
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/my63safariapr132006outlooksaskrr720.jpg
The engine:
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/my63safarijune262006engine409rside640big.jpg
Interior. Don't have the stock shifter, but that is the factory tach in the corner of the dash:
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/my63safari1995interiorfrt.jpg

PurdueSD
01-27-2008, 10:15 AM
German made amphicar. For those of you that have never seen one, they've got a sealed tub to keep em dry and twin propellers. I think around 500 made, supposedly like 50 left in exishtance.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/PurdueSD/amphicar_ours.jpg

Backtoflatheads
01-27-2008, 10:26 AM
What ? STILL not rare enough ?
Here's a 1964 Parisienne Safari wagon. Documented L30 400HP 409, M20 4 speed. I owned this for a couple years, but sold it to a customer in 2003. May buy it back though.
Oh... how many ?
Of the 1218 1964 Parisienne Safari wagons built, production with options L30 & M20 ( 4 speed is mandatory with mechanical cam 409 ), totals one(1) car:
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/aubreynewpics5/400hpwagshoplf.jpg
It IS a restoration project, but it also IS real !:
Colour is the Canadian version of Coral Mist Poly... here called Sunfire Red Metallic. It's less brown, more maroon/red than the U.S. code:
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/aubreynewpics5/400hpwagshifter.jpg

Backtoflatheads
01-27-2008, 10:41 AM
Oh, almost forgot... My 1964 Pontiac Laurentian 9 passenger Safari wagon. Documented L33 340HP 409, M20 4 speed. I acquired this project car when searching for parts for the 64 Parisienne Safari.
Yes, that's not an illusion... that is a large section of the sheet metal of the roof... cut out. Some piece-of-shit street rodder, cut that out around 1980, for metal for a rod. Ah yes, put in a room with that dirt bag:D.
And how many ?
Of the 726 9 passenger Laurentian Safaris ( 9 passenger was available in Laurentian series only ), with options L33 and M20, there was one(1) car:
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/aubreynewpics5/9passwagshoplf.jpg
Here's a shot inside... yes, that really IS THE 409 valve cover gasket that was there, beside the factory hole in the floor for the 4 speed shifter.
Did I mention ?.... it would be really nice to "meet" the person who cut the roof out of this 87,000 mile car GM wagon that has rust free 1/4 panels.
http://www.bruneauperformance.ca/aubreynewpics5/9passwagfloor.jpg

noboD
01-27-2008, 12:24 PM
BtFH's, I love weird stuff like your's!!

Jitterbug
01-27-2008, 03:47 PM
I had a '64 Chrysler 300K, factory black on black with a 4 SPEED!!! No known numbers produced but they made only 3000 K's. So say 5% were sticks, my car was one of 150 and probably one of maybe 20 or so black on black cars and a 4 speed instead of a 3 speed.
First time I ever heard of one with a 4 speed, nice. Dad (RIP) bought a dark aquamarine blue '64 K Series for my Mom :). He raced it at Lyons (run what you brung) and turned good times (14s iirc) on street tires. 413 with cross ram (dual quads) factory cast iron headers, posi and torque flight. His car was a '57 New Yorker with a 392 Hemi. My rarest? not worth mentioning here.

freeze plug
01-27-2008, 04:00 PM
I haven't had anything terribly rare, but my pops has had a few

currently he has a 1952 Muntz Road Jet, rumor had been whittled down to under 250 produced

he also currently has a 1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Convertible

he has had both for almost 25 years now, the muntz was just a pile of parts when he bought it, literally, but he restored it in the mid 80's.

not as rare but still cool, he also has a 1964 chrysler newport 9 passenger wagon (hardtop, no posts on the side)

weemark
01-27-2008, 04:59 PM
1935 ford roadster which is RHD. only made 800 or so of them and there was only 26 brought over to the UK, the car was possibly used by the canadian consulate when it was here for the first part of its life - still trying to get more info on it though.

Chevy Gasser
01-27-2008, 05:21 PM
How about a '54 Ford Sunliner with a 301 Chevy engine. I claim this is the only one ever. I ran B/modified production. Car, $25, 283 bored to a 301, $150.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2359/2220625961_12c05bc1a6_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23210698@N06/2220625961/)

Kustom64ford
01-27-2008, 05:42 PM
A 1955 Zephyr Zodiac (English Ford). According to the registry, there are only 8 known cars in all of North America. It is undergoing restoration/customizing.

hupster
01-27-2008, 06:00 PM
I've had 2 Studebakers, a 46 M5 truck and a 48 convert which I still have. But the rarest has to be my 35 Hupmobile. Since Hupp didn't make a 2 dr sedan in 35, but I did, I guess that makes even more rare.

Mopar34
01-27-2008, 06:31 PM
1971 Fiat Dino, 2.4L dohc v6. Engine by Ferrari, car by Fiat. Car was originally imported to US, I was second owner. Never officially sold here, so parts were not easy to come by. Fun car, fast, more reliable than a Fiat. Kept it one year.

zzford
01-27-2008, 06:53 PM
Useta have a 96 Toyota Camry. One of six billion built. Guy in my neck of the woods has a 1924 (?) Oakland roadster pick up. The license plate says 1ofnone.

Centurion9
01-27-2008, 07:00 PM
I once owned a '55 Olds Tudor Sedan...it was a "K' model as I recall...I was told it was a Special run of V8 3 Speed cars that needed to be made to race in early NASCAR. Truth is, maybe it was a regular Bread n' Butter '55 Olds that I was sold a bill of goods about...hey, I was young! In any event, it didn't cost a lot of money, it was pristine, it was Black and it ran strong.....I left it on the streets of Covington, Kentucky one day when it wouldn't start.....they may still be looking for me.....Sandpiper

Mercmad
01-27-2008, 07:07 PM
A 1955 Zephyr Zodiac (English Ford). According to the registry, there are only 8 known cars in all of North America. It is undergoing restoration/customizing.
yo !!! Kiwi Classic !!! when I was in School in NZ the local hero in most small towns had a hot Mk1 ,usually repowered with mk3 running gear. .
http://groups.msn.com/GaleforceZephyrs/galeforcemembersaddyouselfandyourcarstothelist.msn w
http://groups.msn.com/isapi/fetch.dll?action=MyPhotos_GetPubPhoto&PhotoID=nHAAAAH4IpmBWz%21nKtCeyjUeNk4WzggFj9lThMdm ape34J2uhfPbhcQQP9DsGrH9e

dirtybirdpunk
01-27-2008, 08:00 PM
Ive Got a 1969 Mercury Cyclone 428 cobra jet R-Code. It was my grandfathers and it hasnt seen the rode since 1978.

Kustom64ford
01-27-2008, 08:16 PM
yo !!! Kiwi Classic !!! when I was in School in NZ the local hero in most small towns had a hot Mk1 ,usually repowered with mk3 running gear. .
http://groups.msn.com/GaleforceZephyrs/galeforcemembersaddyouselfandyourcarstothelist.msn w
http://groups.msn.com/isapi/fetch.dll?action=MyPhotos_GetPubPhoto&PhotoID=nHAAAAH4IpmBWz%21nKtCeyjUeNk4WzggFj9lThMdm ape34J2uhfPbhcQQP9DsGrH9e
Hey, thanks for the picture! I like to see what others have done to there Mk1 Zephyrs. They are a cool little car.

Kustom64ford
01-27-2008, 08:24 PM
Here are a couple pics from a brochure.

PonchoRunner
01-27-2008, 08:50 PM
Let's see:

1974 Pontiac GTO -- 1 of 687 produced with a hatchback and a 4 speed
1929 Roosevelt -- built by Marmon as a completely new make but only in 1929, in 1930 it became just a model of the Marmon line up.

I have to mention though that this past summer (summer of 2007) I drove one of the six Bugatti Royales. Simply amazing.

Great post, some amazing treasures out there.

gas4blood
01-28-2008, 10:05 PM
Rarest car for me is my '15 Ford Coupelet. Next is the '32 Woodie.
BobW

thamesvan
01-29-2008, 01:45 PM
I had an Austin Healey 3000.If your a restorer look away now.I cut the body off and dropped on a Ford Pop(anglia).Wheelbase is bang on,retrospect maybe not the greatest way to build a hotrod

fiat128
01-29-2008, 02:07 PM
The rarest I've owned was an '84 Ford LTD LX. The LTD was the replacement for the Fairmont and the LX had the 5.0 HO, AOD, 3.27 Traction Loc and a different interior/dash/console. Basically the car was a 4-door Mustang GT. Only made 84-85, 7000 total. Not one of Ford's "better ideas," but the perfect car for me. Power everything, cornered great, 0-60 in 8 seconds. I owned that thing twice and it finally rotted away in 2000. I hope to own another one.

I grew up in Asheville NC and at one point all the police cars in the city were these things. I got to where I could spot them from a mile away, even at night by the way the parking lights were posistioned. Haven't seen one in years, even in Mexico.

Bluto
01-29-2008, 02:12 PM
As the one that started this May I say we have gotten very far from "RARE"
and too close to "YOU"

Just my .02 :)

Mercmad
01-29-2008, 02:16 PM
ha ha bLuto...thats why they are Rare..not too many about...;)

SaltCityCustoms
01-29-2008, 02:23 PM
I guess the rarest I have owned was a 73 Chevelle SS, not very many around anymore since the 73 and up Chevelles are more popular on the dirt tracks than they are on the street and the SS option being very rare in 73. after owning one I was amazed by the amount of people that thought the Chevelle was only made up to 72, some even argued with me.

fiat128
01-29-2008, 02:30 PM
As the one that started this May I say we have gotten very far from "RARE"
and too close to "YOU"

Just my .02 :)

You did ask the folks what they rarest car "they had" was, for some that's probably a VW bug...

alsancle
01-29-2008, 02:56 PM
You did ask the folks what they rarest car "they had" was, for some that's probably a VW bug...

The title implies something a bit different from the original post. Most threads like this do go slightly off tangent but I personally don't mind. While there are a few responses that might be a stretch to qualify as "rare" many of the cars have been pretty interesting.

Btw, the "holy grail of speed parts" thread is similar to this one in that regard.

dana barlow
01-29-2008, 03:10 PM
55 stud speedster I had was need but never got tidle strait,the rod i'm trying to build with my son now is 1914 hupmobile with a 53 merc flathead v8.

Pir8Darryl
01-29-2008, 03:30 PM
This picture is all I have to remind me of my VERY special 1 of a kind car.
I was working for GM at the time, and pulled a few strings.

1997 Camaro, 30th anniversary package, Indy pace car package, LS-1, not LT-1, police package [330 hp], 6 speed.
It was the last '97 to roll off the production line, hence the LS powerplant and the '98 composite headlighs and frontend.

Cost me $22k. Drove it for 43k miles and a drunk driver with no insurance :rolleyes: wiped it out for me. My insurance finally offered me up $19k after a long battle. I wish I still had it.

http://www.v8buick.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9780&d=1060997560

Another rare one I had years ago was a 66 Fairlane 500 with a factory installed 427-4 speed
One of 2 with the red-red color combo, as all of them produced were for the racing program and were white-red,,, except for 2 destined for the street. I had one of those 2. Sold it back in the early 80's to a collector in NY state, and it's still in his collection to this day, one of his most prized cars.

Customline Vicky
01-29-2008, 03:35 PM
1965 Pontiac Catalina Ventura 2dr ht. 4 speed, tri-power. One of those "damn I wish I'd have kept that car" along with several others. When I see a 55 Chevy on the web for 40 grand it makes me sick!

Mercmad
01-29-2008, 03:59 PM
1965 Pontiac Catalina Ventura 2dr ht. 4 speed, tri-power. One of those "damn I wish I'd have kept that car" along with several others.
I've only ever seen 2 others..1 in a magazine and 1 in New Zealand belonging to a friend of my Dads back in the late 60's.

alsancle
01-29-2008, 06:11 PM
Another rare one I had years ago was a 66 Fairlane 500 with a factory installed 427-4 speed
One of 2 with the red-red color combo, as all of them produced were for the racing program and were white-red,,, except for 2 destined for the street. I had one of those 2. Sold it back in the early 80's to a collector in NY state, and it's still in his collection to this day, one of his most prized cars.

Here is one of approx 275 1968 Cougar XR7 GTEs built with the 427 Side Oiler. Original Paint and interior.

POPSTAGE2
01-30-2008, 02:41 PM
Great site! And a lot of nice cars here...makes me envious.
Although not a HAMB car, I'll throw mine up here.

A 1970 Buick GS Stage2. it's a factory test car. In the Buick world it's referred as the KB/REYNOLDS car.
No option radio delete car. Campaigned out of the Kenne-Bell Reynolds Buick tent, it was used as a test car for the factory stage2 engine program.
Dennis Manner, The engineer that headed up the engine program for the 400-455's, Stage1 and Stage2, and last the turbo V6's of the GN, worked with and supplied the complete stage2 package for this car, including the complete Stage2 hood, scoop, and aircleaner/pan.
Buick only made two of these Stage2 hood scoops which are made from metal. Kenne-Bell later reproduced and sold them in fiberglass made from using this one as the mold.
It was driven by the late Lennie "Pop" Kennedy.
Right now on the engine sits the rare Buick production iron Stage2 heads (Buick made 75 sets) and full Stage2 package...including the Stage2 4:78 gear set.
Before they cast these heads they casted the vertical boss prototype Stage2 heads...they made somewhere up to 8 sets. I have recently found the original prototype heads that were used on this car...with all the engineer stampings and all.
Dennis Manner from Buick sent me copies of all the letters sent back and forth while doing (and after) the testing for the program.
The car has 1,676 original miles. I did the nut and bolt restoration except for my bother doing the paint and body. Has all it's original sheet metal, glass, and interior. The lettering is hand painted on just like they did back in the day and used old photos sent mostly from Reynolds Buick to duplicate the lettering.
I also found and restored Motor Wheel Spyder wheels that were used early on in it's life, including the front four inch runners which are next to impossible to find. These will be on for this summer.
Also at our last Buick Nats Dennis Manner signed the car and it was displayed next to the Jone & Benisik car...the only other Stage2 metal scooped Stage2 car.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/POPSTAGE2/1970GS.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/POPSTAGE2/1970gs2b.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/POPSTAGE2/fecarshow002.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/POPSTAGE2/IMG_0719.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/POPSTAGE2/reynoldsdealership.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/POPSTAGE2/IMG_0666.jpg

hell_fish_65
01-30-2008, 02:45 PM
Nothing fancy, but my 65 Barracuda is pretty rare since it came with a 273 Commando, A/C, cooling package and HD rear suspension. I have seen way for Formula S cars that plain jane cars with a commando.

Linetech
01-30-2008, 04:16 PM
The best I can come up with was a 1939 LaSalle hearse.Bought it for 400.Wildest car I ever had.Still have the dash plaque that says Funeral Coach.:D

Mercman39
01-30-2008, 07:49 PM
'39Merc coupe, have it now and will always

Paul2748
01-30-2008, 09:14 PM
I bought new, my first car, a 1963 Ford Fairlane hardtop 289 HIPO, 4 speed (K car). Worth pretty big bucks now. They were 63 1/2's, limited quantity in 63.

Ebert
01-30-2008, 09:27 PM
I must admit that I have passed this thread a bunch of times and then after reading a couple of interesting pages and thinking of some of the dumbest things I have done, I realized that I have had a few interesting (in a couple of cases not so rare) cars through the years:

-1963 Pontiac Tempest Convertible: (like a couple other posts here) Not real rare per se, but I bought mine from my high school girlfriend's aunt for $300 and the top boot had never been on when I bought it. I worked at a parts store on Saturdays and my greedy boss knew I was pressed for cash for college that Fall (like always) and he offered me something like $800 for it (it was black w/white top and the red/white/silver interior). I went for it and found out after I left for college that Fall that he took it to the Auburn Auction and sold it for $3000. Still pissed at ME and HIM!

-1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. No shit story. My boss at the time(big car dealer in Chicago area) was good friends with Oprah Winfrey's partner and ultimately hooked up her boyfriend with this restored 190SL so he could give it to her for her birthday. This was in the early 90's. He gave it to her, but she could not drive a stick. I was walking in one of our buildings with my boss and came across this thing under a cover and asked him the story. It was PERFECT. He did not want it (he had and still has a collection of much cooler stuff) so he gave me Steadman's number and I bought it. About a year after owning it (it couldn't get our of its own way), I put an ad in the Tribune and sold it to a Dentist in Park Ridge for double my money. Thanks, Oprah.

-1991 Pontiac Winston Cup Car: Through my business dealings with Richard Petty, I was invited to look around his storage facility for a Cup car to buy (I was racing vintage stock cars at the time) and found that one of his 1996 bodied cars for sale was actually a 1991 road course car that turned out to be RP's last Road Course car (I have the file!!!) Had the car rebodied by Petty to 1992 specs (last year RP drove it) and after keeping it for a year, a museum in El Paso now owns it. Hated to sell it, but jeezaaas...$$$$.

-1957 Ford Fairlane Custom: Found it on the net and after visiting the widow owner in CT, found out that the car was actually a survivor custom from 1957 (Hartford AutoRama, Little Pages, Rod & Custom and once owned by Gene Pitney) and it had a rare E-Code under the hood. Needed NOTHING. I even drove it to Goodguys Indy one year and then realized what in the hell I had. Now owned by Joe Bortz Collection (www.bortzautocollection.com (http://www.bortzautocollection.com)) who is keeping the old girl as is.

They were all fun while I had them, but like a ton of other guys, they were all used to finance something I liked better at the time. No regrets!!! I like what I have now...which are driven!!!!
Ebert

Kustom Komet
01-30-2008, 11:00 PM
Had a '65 Falcon Sprint convertible, one of 300 made, all with a 289. Factory red/red, 4spd, and completely stock. It was unrestored and almost totally original. Sold it because I can't leave anything alone, and you'd have to be a real heel to hot rod something like this.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/P51C/65SCV1.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/P51C/65SCV5.jpg

-KK

mr57
01-31-2008, 12:10 AM
This is one of less than 1600 built. 1956 Pontiac sedan delivery. Originally a 261 3 speed.

Mercmad
01-31-2008, 12:30 AM
I must admit that I have passed this thread a bunch of times and then after reading a couple of interesting pages and thinking of some of the dumbest things I have done, I realized that I have had a few interesting (in a couple of cases not so rare) cars through the years:

-1

-1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. No shit story. My boss at the time(big car dealer in Chicago area) was good friends with Oprah Winfrey's partner and ultimately hooked up her boyfriend with this restored 190SL so he could give it to her for her birthday. This was in the early 90's. He gave it to her, but she could not drive a stick. I was walking in one of our buildings with my boss and came across this thing under a cover and asked him the story. It was PERFECT. He did not want it (he had and still has a collection of much cooler stuff) so he gave me Steadman's number and I bought it. About a year after owning it (it couldn't get our of its own way), I put an ad in the Tribune and sold it to a Dentist in Park Ridge for double my money. Thanks, Oprah.


bert

it's easy to do that,an unrestored 190 will fetch $25,000 day and night. And any unrestored 190 is a sorry peice!! For such a gutless little car they can realise upwards of $100,000.

Slate
02-02-2008, 04:08 PM
1936 Cord 810 "armchair" Beverly one of about 3000 36-37 Cords, one of about 56 with the armchair front and rear seats (not a popular option due to the center armrest making the car a 4 seater and it is difficult to get to the drivers side from the passenger side,as alot of people did back in the day to avoid the muddy streets. The flathead/lasalle RWD conversion makes it rarer (post factory of course).

Pontiacres Ranch
02-02-2008, 04:28 PM
My rarest project is a 1972 Trans Am, 455HO/4speed. 1 of 458 4speed cars of the 1286 Trans Ams built. Its white with the blue stripe, Non air, just the basics except the 8 track & console. Some Day.....Im having too much fun with the 56 & the kids make a 4 seater impractical.

Ed in NWI

Phil Stevens
02-02-2008, 05:21 PM
A 1933 Willys Sport Coupe, pix from mid 60's in my parents back yard.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/abone/willys.jpg

Rags To Richs
02-02-2008, 08:09 PM
1940 Mercury Convertible Sedan

Rags
NJ......

Car is now in Oregon

stuart in mn
02-02-2008, 10:01 PM
Not a HAMB car but,
I have an 88' BMW M5 # 126 of 1280 or so.
I've been restoring it for about two years. Looking forward to making some loot from it.

My daily driver is an '86 BMW M535i; it's a euro-only model that was never officially sold in the US. It has a single cam engine like a 535i (although since it's a euro car it has about 40hp more than a US car) along with a Bilstein suspension, sport seats and factory body kit. No one knows for sure how many made it to the US as gray market imports, but it was probably 200 or less. I'd guess there's maybe 50 of them left today.

1965 Pontiac Catalina Ventura 2dr ht. 4 speed, tri-power. One of those "damn I wish I'd have kept that car" along with several others.

My toy is a 1961 Pontiac Bonneville two door hardtop, with the 348hp tripower engine (four bolt main block, long branch exhaust manifolds, etc.) and a factory four speed. The engine/trans combo makes it pretty unusual for a Bonneville, but on top of that it also came from the factory painted Mandalay Red and Cameo Ivory, which was a special order since those were 1959 Pontiac colors (the color code on the trim tag is 'special'.) I've met a couple people who knew the original owner - the story is he was a street racer who was also real popular with the ladies ;) so he needed a flashy car that was fast.

Most people back then who wanted a hot Pontiac went with the lighter and smaller Catalina or Ventura, there were only a handful of Bonnevilles built like this one.

rodder44
02-13-2008, 07:08 PM
1906 buick it has a wood body and steel fender and hood and grill

Erwin
02-14-2008, 08:24 PM
1955 Monarch Lucerne two door hardtop,one of 250 built.

Turbo442
02-14-2008, 10:39 PM
Maybe this is dependant on the time you live in too?
I had a 76 Granada last year. Laugh but when was the last time you saw a running driving dent and rust free Granada?

ditz
02-14-2008, 11:03 PM
1957 Fiat TVR roadster..........it was really a convertable and a POS but I have never seen another one. It had kilometers on the speedo and a 4 speed column shift and aluminum body. I wished I had it now.

Hilo hotrodder
02-14-2008, 11:27 PM
I have a 1965 chrysler 300L convertible 1 of 440 made cool car, but this one is arusty pos

wbrw32
03-02-2008, 08:21 PM
1934 ford sedan del,,33 willys sedan del, 55 Morris Minor delivery,48 Whizzer
Still got the Whizzer !!!

slik
03-02-2008, 08:39 PM
1932 Chrysler CI rumble seat coupe. 1 of 2,539 made. never seen on ebefore i bought it, and have not seen one since. wish i still had it.

Engine Pro 5X
03-02-2008, 09:52 PM
Could have been the 68 SS-Impala we hauled to the crusher. Check the other thread,worst thing destoyed hotrodding.

stretch 1320
03-02-2008, 09:55 PM
One that would run!

sled
03-02-2008, 11:17 PM
The Cadillac 42 cathedral Hearse Miller & Meteor in unrestored condition...1 known ,as far i know....

that thing is a work of rolling art.

TV
03-02-2008, 11:42 PM
Well Bluto, I guess it would have to be my 69 HEMI Road Runner, bought it new in 68. Second would be my 90 Porsche Cararra all wheel drive. From there the run of the mill Hot Rods. But then you know that, I know other one offs you have but I'll let spring those. HA HA.--TV

dynosam
03-06-2008, 11:32 PM
The 69 1/2 six pack road runner purchased from the original owner before they became valuable. Sold before it became valuable too...dang it

lotus
03-06-2008, 11:43 PM
I think my 51 vw microbus was probably the rarest...not sure if it was rare or not but most microbus you see are from the 60's

strato427
03-07-2008, 12:05 AM
1968 427 Strato Chief, (I bought it new and still have it). This is documented by GM Canada as 1 of 5. 1968 Beaumont SD, 1 of 292, 350 hrs. (I have this one too),documented by GM Canada. 1970 Laurentian LS4, 454 cu. in. (sold it), and 1969 COPO Chevelle, 427 cu. in., 425 hrs. purchased from B & A Chevrolet in Toronto (sold it)

Autojunkie
03-07-2008, 12:20 AM
Even though mine was a clone, the parts are pretty rare.

It was a 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst convertible (not mine shown).

Only 501 originals made and only two were known to be convertibles.

I just sold the fiberglass pieces this year for what I paid for the car when I was 17.

Mr64
03-07-2008, 12:32 AM
For me it's my 64 Impala SS 409 convertible. Fully loaded, and I mean fully loaded. The car has options and accessories some people have never even heard of. I also have a RHD 64 Impala convertible and an ex-government 64 Impala 9 passenger wagon with some cool Police car features. These cars I will never sell, I've sold too many cars that I wish I would have kept. Some of them are: my high school 64 Impala SS convertible, and my 54 Volkswagen beetle that I converted to RHD. I remmember hitting the swap meets and shows in England every chance I got to find all the RHD coversion parts. Lots of cool stories and memories with these two cars. Should have kept them.

ROADRAT EDDIE
03-07-2008, 04:57 AM
1965 Shelby Mustang, 1966 Shelby Mustang,1972 DeTomasso Pantera

CHOPSHOP
03-07-2008, 06:44 AM
I have owned a lot of one-off cars. This is oldest unrestored one-off I've owned so I gotta count it as the rarest of my collection

I know a lot of you have some very rare stuff...... lets see em :)

This is a 1897 Goddeau built by the man that invented the staple

I didnt own them but I worked on two Arnolt Bristol Roadsters of which only 175 were made of that era
http://www.chop-shopcustoms.com/Done_rides/Arnolt_stan/arnoltpaint1.JPG



and also a Chrysler Hemi Concept car - AN Allard K5.

http://www.chop-shopcustoms.com/Done_rides/K3AllardChryslerHemi/allard02070701.JPG

Ive owned the same personal ride since 1981.

STEVE1103
03-07-2008, 07:13 AM
Had a "65" Chevelle Malibue 327, 300 HP, 4 speed with a bench seat! Had a 67 too, but it only had the 255 HP, 327 now that was a dog.

studematt
03-07-2008, 08:25 AM
Have a 55 stude speedster 2,215 built and a 55 pont safari 3,760 built. Both outside covered in snow rusting away. Tring to make them even more rare. No seriously!

28 chevy
03-07-2008, 10:42 AM
Early 50's Stude 4WD pickup. Undestood at the time only a few hundred made. Sold to a local guy who restored it.
J

menacekustoms
03-07-2008, 10:44 AM
I had a 2002 Ford SVT Focus, fun little car. Pitch Black exterior with blue interior, one of only 589 out of 4,788 in 2002. My current car, a 1963 Mercury Marauder S55 one of 2,319 won't ever let that one go.

Mr48chev
03-07-2008, 10:50 AM
By todays standards. The 69 Olds Cutlass S hardtop I special ordered when I was in Nam.
Reason for rare today if it still exists.
Platinum silver 69 Cutlass S hardtop
310 hp 350
Muncie close ratio 4 speed
12 bolt 3.42 Posi
am fm multiplex radio
black interior, bench seat
no other options on option list period.

ratrodrodder
03-07-2008, 11:10 AM
If only to frustrate Bluto some more...none of the following are cars that I've owned...but they all have family connections.

I traded a high mileage Cadillac Seville that I bought for $300 for a running, driving 1928 American LaFrance fire engine (built on a GMC chassis) a few years ago. We had it in the local Christmas parade with about 30 kids piled in it.

I contacted an antique fire apparatus parts dealer about an original style bell for it and he quoted me a price of $2500. I told him I didn't have that much in the whole rig.

He ended up buying it from me - for about the price of the bell.

Sounds familiar - my Dad bought a fire engine a couple yrs ago for ~$3000. Sold (donated?) the truck for ~$2000+ minus the bell. Those things are pricey when they aren't connected to an old fire engine!

rarest car I own is a 1959 ford skyliner. only made 3 years with 59 being the last year they where made.

My Dad's '58 is sitting in our garage waiting for the brakes to get done. Funny, it's been waiting for the brakes to get done for 5+yrs. I think he thinks they might just get up and fix themselves if he leaves it long enough...:(

Oh, and someone mentioned a Kissle:eek:?! Wedding present (on loan for one yr) to a good family friend. It was a 1911 - biggest flywheel I've ever seen. That is one fun car! We actually got chased by a fellow in his minivan so he could videotape the car. Some really cool noises came out of that car - the exhaust whistle was the coolest.

My Mom's '63 Stude Avanti...my grandfather's Duesenberg dual cowl phaeton that he sold in the 1950s:eek::(! Doubled his money.....but he sold a Duesy! *pulling hair out* Oh well....

My own '67 Barracuda - rare in that it was the only one being driven to my high school in the last decade...:D

MotorBike Mike
03-07-2008, 11:11 AM
My Rarest car really isn't "on topic"... But seeing as everyone else is posting 60's/70's muscle,

I had a 1976 Trans Am 6.6 Gold Hurst Edition, it commemorated the 50th anniversary of pontiac. It had gold trim every where, A gold hood bird, gold honeycomb rims, and gold headligh trim. A shaker hood and ORIGINAL Hurst t-tops and Hurst shifter.... After I rebuilt the top end several times after years of abusive use I sold it for what I thought was a profit... untill a couple of months later when I came across some info that told me it was worth 15,000 to 30,000 depending on it's condition :eek:! And that was 11 years ago.

So yeah needless to say I wish I still had it...

Mike

BTW, When I owned that car I was 17-19 years old and had the world all figured out (like all kids do). That was also the FASTEST car I ever owned! It would get sideways at 60/70 mph if I nailed it on the freeway. One time I did a burn out for so long going sideways down an industial street that I blew my tires, I'm not proud of it but I also outran a chp on a motorbike in that car!! I was an idiot when I was young..:(


Mike

RatBone
03-07-2008, 01:50 PM
building a 1923 Hupmobile now.

Bob the Ferret
03-07-2008, 02:11 PM
I've owned four fairly rare cars , all street legal . One was a K-2 Cad-Allard , a Peerless GT Coupes and an Elva Formula Jr . In fact the Allard was our only car for about a year . If you look at the photo on my profile you'll see my Daimler Ferret MK 2/3 Armored Scout Car , also street legal gun turret et al .

GSX-PKV
03-07-2008, 03:16 PM
My first car was a 66 Fairlane GT convertible with a 4 speed. I have not seen one like it since so there can't be many like that around. One of the cars I own now is a 1970 4 speed, Stage 1 GSX, one of 120 Stage 1, 4 speed GSX's ever built.

Weasel
03-07-2008, 03:22 PM
I've owned four fairly rare cars , all street legal . One was a K-2 Cad-Allard , a Peerless GT Coupes and an Elva Formula Jr . In fact the Allard was our only car for about a year . If you look at the photo on my profile you'll see my Daimler Ferret MK 2/3 Armored Scout Car , also street legal gun turret et al .Hey Bob the Ferret, us rodents should stick together. I need that for the daily commute on the So Cal Clogways.

Weasel

blackp-15coupe
03-07-2008, 03:26 PM
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'57 Chevy Handyman wagon; 2 door, with sliding back windows. 'Paid all of $40 for it in 1970. It was stick 6 and needed a battery & carb. It had a perfect body with just a few rust spots in the floor. I had to sell it since I was going into Navy and had no place to keep it. I sold it to a neighbor kid who put in a 327 and promptly wrecked it.
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Beecher
03-07-2008, 03:39 PM
well, mine is off topic, and it was actually my moms car when i was a kid. We had a 83 camaro, with a 5sp auto in it. Supposedly that transmission was never built, but we had one. Sold to someone in about 89, and i beleive they wrecked it. I would love to find out what the tranny really was tho. even the dealership mechanics said "yup, its a 5 speed, thats weird..." anyone ever run into another one? i guess its really only the tranny thats rare, but since it was factory, i would say guilty by association. other than that, my 40 ford coupe. so not too rare there....

moldyoldy
03-07-2008, 03:49 PM
For me, it was a '59 Eldorado Seville. Persian Sand (a funky dusty rose color) w/ parchment vinyl top. Seemed really cool at the time, now seems kinda tasteless.

dustyrustee
03-07-2008, 03:52 PM
Rarest car?

How about a panel van....

this is my 1937 Austin Cambridge 10/4 as I found it in 1993 (still have it stashed away.....next years project finally!)

By all research I have done over the years it may very well be the
"only survivor of its type!"

Ian

beat53chevy
03-07-2008, 03:55 PM
back in the 70's a 1932 ford roadster

Gotgas
03-07-2008, 04:00 PM
My 1957 Chrysler New Yorker 2dr hardtop.

It's not particularly rare in that it's one of 8863 made. But not many of them are this rust-free and solid fifty years later. ;) It's also loaded as it can be, has A/C and all the power options, stereo, etc. Pretty neat car, I'm glad to have it.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a274/46Tbird/nyerstance.jpg

Cameo Carrier
03-07-2008, 04:12 PM
For me my high school ride/daily driver...1958 cameo.

dustyrustee
03-07-2008, 04:20 PM
this is me with my flathead dragster in 1971

It is/was the only one identical to it in THE WHOLE WILD WORLD!

Only ONE like it was ever made.

cadillac dave
03-07-2008, 05:18 PM
53 corvette , 55 corvette ,57 corvette 270 horse 4 spd chevrolet dealer race car,57 pontiac fuel injected conv,54 jag roadster ex watkins glen racer, 54 nash healy ex watkins glen race car, 40 willys coupe ex- "porter brothers" canadian national champion gasser, 57 cadillac custom camper built by superior coach [one of four] still have the cadillac, and probably a few more rare cars, if i wasn't so dam brain damaged i could probably remember more ...cadillac dave

Engine Pro 5X
03-07-2008, 05:53 PM
Ok I'll fess up. A pair oh these. One Black and one Red. I have got to get an old iron project going soon. 1001 made total. 56 made in the color of red. Sorry bluto>>>>.

eeluddy
03-07-2008, 06:03 PM
1929 Oakland. probably wasn't rare in 29, but is now! 1950 Meteor sedan,1957 Meteor Rideau 500 2 dr hardtop
68 AMX, 68 Beaumont Sport Deluxe convertible. 1982 Buick Riveria convertible.

48reo
03-07-2008, 06:18 PM
it would have to be our 59 rambler wagon that is in need of an engine rebuild

KIRK!
03-07-2008, 06:19 PM
I guess my '29 DeSoto that is actually a '31 Plymouth.

There aren't too many '60 Starliners around either.

Lil' Lance
03-07-2008, 07:15 PM
1957 CADILLAC ELDO SEVILLE, There were around 1900 built so I cut one up.


HAHAHA thats Rad!

Broman
03-07-2008, 09:26 PM
Well,
It may not be the coolest here but it was rare (1 of 1036).

1974 GTO Hatchback with tent option and an automatic.

It also happened to have a rare interior option - red carpet and paneling with blk/wht striped seats.....(shiver).....yea. Kinda fugly, kinda neat. It also had the extra "Judge-like" stripe down the side (which was an option as well).

The interior and tent options were not tracked at an exact number so if you were going to split hairs it was even more rare than 1/1036, but I wouldn't go too far with that.


It was fun to drive - when the 4 barrel kicked open the shaker hood had a "butterfly" type flap that would pop open for a Ram Air effect - I just wish it had more power! I think if Pontiac had put the Super Duty motor in it - they might never have had to kill the brand...

Pictured below is an example - not mine (this one is a stripped down model but looks like mine in many ways).


http://www.pontiacventura.com/ventura_images/1974ventura_gto_pics/delhiIowa-2Y27B4W114542m.jpg

boo
03-07-2008, 10:12 PM
dont have a pix mine is so rare ,its one of none,1912 oakland rdst. pu. oakland wasent in business yet but i have one......

noboD
03-08-2008, 07:56 AM
dont have a pix mine is so rare ,its one of none,1912 oakland rdst. pu. oakland wasent in business yet but i have one......

Oakland started business in 1907.

Bluto
03-08-2008, 08:55 AM
Yes Doug but that knowledge IS rare!!

Even to some owners!!

Customline Vicky
03-16-2008, 10:46 AM
That is one nice Bonneville!!

autobodyed
03-16-2008, 12:09 PM
i'm not sure of the #s, but i had a 69 442 conv. w/air, bench seat and auto on the column, and a 68 camaro rs/ss 396 4 speed w/ houndstooth int. and fold down back seat, rear defogger, vinyl roof and rose wood wheel. sold 'em both cause of lack of space!

rixrex
03-16-2008, 02:50 PM
Have a 1971 Avanti II..they made 146 of them that year, only one with metallic copper paint and chocolate leather interior..kinda easy with Avanti IIs though as they were hand made cars made to customer specs..customer took it back to South Bend in 85 and had factory put in L96? Corvette engine replacing 71 Corvette 327....

alienboyfinney
03-16-2008, 03:25 PM
The rarest car I have own is a 1963 Mercury Meteor 2dr. Hardtop!

It's the rare because it is one of three vehciles i have owned.

1.63 meteor
2.72 f-100 sport custom
3.98 jeep cherokee

wvenfield
03-16-2008, 03:28 PM
I don't own it but I posted pics last year of a (I don't now remember) 1920 something Mort.

Ever see a Mort? The pics I posted where later stage restoration posts. I haven't been by lately to see if it got finished. They were built in Ohio for funeral home use. Big ol thing. Can't be more than you can count on one hand left.

Old Bowtie
03-16-2008, 04:16 PM
Had a 64 Chevelle two door wagon back in the 80's!

113dry
03-16-2008, 04:45 PM
1952 split window VW bug rare because this is a one year only car with crotch cooler vents in front cowl sides, also 1960 double door split window bus, had belly pan because of having two swinging cargo doors on p.side and d.side

32Rules
03-16-2008, 05:34 PM
67 camaro pace car

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj267/Sharper76/pair002.jpg

68 R code mustang (428)

Will scan photo

Turbo442
03-16-2008, 11:47 PM
1986 Buick Regal T Type
<DL><DD>1 of 1,921 Produced <DD>235 HP @ 4000 RPM <DD>330 ft-lbs of torque at 2400 RPM (under rated of course)</DD></DL>

toddc
03-19-2008, 07:23 PM
1928 Graham-Paige 4 door sedan turned into a hotrod (1974)


I've got a 28 Graham Paige 614 too.

I once stripped a Triumph 2.5PI Mk1. They had the same engine as a fuel injected TR5. It was so rusty that it broke in half when I jacked it up.

♠Stovebolt♠
03-19-2008, 07:29 PM
My '59 Chevy Sedan Delivery is the rarest one I've owned.

Rusty Karz
03-19-2008, 08:03 PM
A 1959 MGA, a 1952 MG TD, and a 1957 Plymouth Fury.

fur biscuit
04-03-2008, 07:53 PM
A 1959 MGA, a 1952 MG TD, and a 1957 Plymouth Fury.

i don't know if it safe to admit you own an MG on here, much less 2 ;)

RoscoeFink
04-03-2008, 08:02 PM
My 49 Lincoln Cosmopolitan. It's a slant back with a 336ci Flathead.(It's running a 460ci. while I work on the flathead) I have never seen another slant back Cosmopolitan in person.

2many projects
04-04-2008, 05:30 AM
Those are beautiful Lincolns.
Got pictures of it?

RoscoeFink
04-04-2008, 09:43 PM
Only from the Junk Yard where I found it, Last year.
I don't have any "In-Progress" photos Developed, and I haven't taken it out yet.
Still too cold here in Idaho.

rodbuilder
04-04-2008, 10:29 PM
I have a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe Convert...they only made 43 of em...I wanna cut it up...

J. Infante
04-05-2008, 12:31 AM
1963 Fiat 1200 Vetture Speciali, traded a beat up dodge pickup for it. loved that car... but absolutely no interchange or mechanical parts for it.
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s13/histbuff1190/HPIM1338.jpg

ironically enough, i traded up for a better dodge pickup (parts runner) and also got an '85 monte carlo SS for a driver (10 bolt posi, 305 thats actually maintained, and full cherry bomb exhaust).

ditz
04-05-2008, 12:39 AM
57 Fiat TVR roadster. Aluminum body and 4 speed on the column.:eek:

J. Infante
04-05-2008, 01:21 AM
TVR is a nice car, love the seats in those things! my Fiat just happened to be the lucky model between the TV roadsters and 124 spyders :(

chrisp
04-05-2008, 01:22 AM
1923 Zedel CI6 1 of 750

tommy v
04-05-2008, 02:58 AM
37 nash coupe, 62 SS 409 2-4'S -4 SP,

hotrod-40
04-05-2008, 03:13 AM
I own the pro-to-type for the very first steam powered automobile... oh wait... never mind. its just a 40 ford. ;)

gulfwarsubvet
04-05-2008, 07:26 AM
I had this a couple years ago, it's a '68 Avenger GT, old 60's kit car. Looked really neat, was tiny, wish I'd have kept it, but you can't keep them all.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/72gtojudge/SmallGT12-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/72gtojudge/SmallGT123.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/72gtojudge/SmallGT122-1.jpg

My neighbor used to have one of those when I was a kid in the late 70's.
His always had weeds growing up around it.
Always used to wonder what it was.
That's why I like this site. It's a daily learning experience.

gulfwarsubvet
04-05-2008, 08:06 AM
60 Comet (before they were branded Mercury) and a 62 Mercury Comet S-22

Not too rare for production but getting rare too see any round body comet around these parts.
Rust and neglect have taken most of them to the crusher.

The white one (avatar) and black one (below) are mine.

The red one below shows the condition of most cars, this age, in our area.
It's the only other 60 I've seen in the area.
It only sat for about a week, then probably went to the crusher.
The pictures make it look a lot better than it was.
Usually you have to look outside the area to find a project in good shape.
It was a basket case.

Mac the Yankee
04-06-2008, 10:18 PM
Squablow,

There's a pair of these in a yard about 5 miles from my house- if you're interested, I can ask.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/72gtojudge/SmallGT122-1.jpg

shoprat
04-06-2008, 10:56 PM
Chopped 32 Ford 5 window. Auburn dash, Olds with La Salle box. Last time
I saw it some redneck in the OC had it. Had a small block in it (sick). The chrome Dragmaster front end with hairpins were gone and some crap replaced
it. Amazing how some people fuck things up.

71buickfreak
04-06-2008, 11:10 PM
I have one of the top rarest cars. 1976 Mustang II. While you might say what the hell is rare about that? I will tell you that the car we just sold was a 1 of 1 prototype for a Ford production car molded (fiberglass mold) from the original Kemp GT IMSA race car. This car has been up until now a myth\legend in the Mustang world. Most thought it was lost. We found it and sold it back to the orignal builder Dobbs Motorsports. Made a pretty penny too. It was pretty wierd looking, but it grew on you.

Swifster
04-06-2008, 11:25 PM
I had a '71 Plymouth Sport Fury GT which was 1 of 371 and with a build date of 05/30/71 was one of the last GT's off the line.

KernCountyKid
04-07-2008, 12:32 AM
I had a car so rare once that it wasn't even a car, it was a chair.

http://www.ecodesignz.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/ED_02SideChair_F.jpg

Abomination
04-07-2008, 11:57 AM
I've got a 1 of 3000 '66 Fury Convertible. And yeah, it's for sale. Cheap.

Somebody PM me, buy it, and get it out of my driveway. It's in KC.

~Jason

chev
04-07-2008, 01:12 PM
I bought a 1959 Chevy 3100 production number 101037 a few weeks ago.

meatball
04-07-2008, 01:17 PM
1968 Montego mx convert. bucket seat/console car one of 962 built only 3000 ragtops in all

meatball
04-07-2008, 01:49 PM
I have one of the top rarest cars. 1976 Mustang II. While you might say what the hell is rare about that? I will tell you that the car we just sold was a 1 of 1 prototype for a Ford production car molded (fiberglass mold) from the original Kemp GT IMSA race car. This car has been up until now a myth\legend in the Mustang world. Most thought it was lost. We found it and sold it back to the orignal builder Dobbs Motorsports. Made a pretty penny too. It was pretty wierd looking, but it grew on you.
what so rare there are no pictures??? come on man show us what it looked like...please

Lonely_Kasket13
04-07-2008, 02:09 PM
I have a 1951 Plymouth Belvedere...hows that...first year of the Belvedere line...

71buickfreak
04-07-2008, 11:13 PM
Sure I got pics. they are not the best, I have not pulled the official shots off my camera yet. The first pic is of the original race car, the other is of the prototype street car. Like I said, it has to grow on you.

Externet
05-03-2008, 01:21 AM
1952 REO 6x6

docc
05-03-2008, 02:54 AM
The "rarest" car I've owned..probably this..53XK120SE. An old racer..converted to SBC in late 50s..
When I got it in 1974..GMC 6 and 3spd..but still had the roll bar..single alum bucket and race windscreen.
Now all new mechanicals..new 350 (med build)..T-10..etc.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/docc48/JagJan07.jpg

Russco
05-03-2008, 09:41 AM
60 Comet (before they were branded Mercury) and a 62 Mercury Comet S-22

Not too rare for production but getting rare too see any round body comet around these parts.
Rust and neglect have taken most of them to the crusher.

The white one (avatar) and black one (below) are mine.

The red one below shows the condition of most cars, this age, in our area.
It's the only other 60 I've seen in the area.
It only sat for about a week, then probably went to the crusher.
The pictures make it look a lot better than it was.
Usually you have to look outside the area to find a project in good shape.
It was a basket case.

OOPS:D
http://www.members.aol.com/modmidget3/cr2
http://www.members.aol.com/modmidget3/newbed4

converseandbowlingshirts
05-03-2008, 11:27 AM
Many of these cars had low production numbers for a reason...too ugly, or too expensive.

billshari
05-03-2008, 11:37 AM
1966 Shelby Mustang Convertible wish I still had it.

Billshari

Bainbridge
05-03-2008, 12:34 PM
OOPS:D
http://www.members.aol.com/modmidget3/cr2
http://www.members.aol.com/modmidget3/newbed4

I see your from central Illinois, you know a guy that put a 60 Buick Electra on the back of a truck like you have?

rottenrod
05-03-2008, 12:34 PM
i had a 77 cutlass supreme after reading the demo derby thread its sounds like their getting rare lol

65 impala
05-03-2008, 01:10 PM
69 chevelle ss 396 350 hp

Russco
05-03-2008, 02:15 PM
I see your from central Illinois, you know a guy that put a 60 Buick Electra on the back of a truck like you have?


Yeah I've heard of him :D

crook
05-03-2008, 02:35 PM
I have to update my rarest entry, just got it a couple days ago, '70 plymouth satellite 318, 3 on the tree, 496 sold. The fact that it's go mango orange probably brings the numbers way down, I know it's just a 318 3spd. and way O/T, but I dig this shit. I think I got a rare '70 plymouth magnet.

TheHotRodRealtor
05-03-2008, 02:48 PM
The rarest one I ever owned was this '67 mercedes 230s station wagon. One of 341 made. It looked like a '59 Rambler from the back and people did double takes everywhere I went.
I don't undrestand how to attach the picture from my computer.

Bainbridge
05-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Yeah I've heard of him :D

I was the kid that "owned" it for a week.....you have any pictures of it?

Allan Songer
05-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Two come to mind:

1966 Ford Lotus-Cortina. One of 500 made.

1963 Studebaker Lark "Custom" R2 supercharged 4-speed. I think there were about a dozen of these made.

RussTee
05-03-2008, 05:31 PM
1909/10 english New Pick still working on it

pacemaker
05-03-2008, 07:04 PM
Probably the 48 Dodge panel truck. Never seen another like it.
#2 would be this 51 Hudson Pacemaker coupe.

boldventure
05-03-2008, 09:40 PM
I had a '57 Camaro once........

Actually though, I'm not sure......it'd be a toss up between my '68 Charger R/T, a '66 442 F-85, and a '61 Olds Dynamic 88 HT. None are very rare compared to what others have owned.......

Got any pictures of that '57 Camaro?:cool:

Chuckles Garage
05-03-2008, 09:51 PM
78 Volkswagen Dasher 2 Door fastback with fuel injection and PLEATHER seats. Mint.

I know what you guys are thinking....and yes, I will trade it for a 32 roadster.

Russco
05-03-2008, 10:19 PM
I was the kid that "owned" it for a week.....you have any pictures of it?

Is this the one?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/Mootree/Spacetruck.jpg

31ACoupe
05-03-2008, 10:51 PM
1942 Studebaker. Weighed about 2 tons but was hell bent in the flying mile.

Bainbridge
05-03-2008, 11:06 PM
Is this the one?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/Mootree/Spacetruck.jpg

yep thats it....haven't seen it around for a few years now

Francine
05-22-2008, 08:14 AM
What a beautiful car

I love it

Francine
05-22-2008, 08:20 AM
The "rarest" car I've owned..probably this..53XK120SE. An old racer..converted to SBC in late 50s..
When I got it in 1974..GMC 6 and 3spd..but still had the roll bar..single alum bucket and race windscreen.
Now all new mechanicals..new 350 (med build)..T-10..etc.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/docc48/JagJan07.jpg

========

I love this car !

What a beautiful car ! Pretty nice under the sun of Arizona............!

falconvan
05-22-2008, 08:24 AM
1970 Monte Carlo SS; 454 4spd

Francine
05-22-2008, 09:22 AM
1970 Monte Carlo SS; 454 4spd

I saw this pic on the web about a "1970 Monte Carlo SS; 454 4spd"

But would you like to explain to me if it is the same car ?
Tell me that just the engine because I can not to see the same car ......ha ha ha !!!!

A lot of beautiful transformations I can not to believe my eyes it is beautiful...

falconvan
05-22-2008, 10:25 AM
I saw this pic on the web about a "1970 Monte Carlo SS; 454 4spd"

But would you like to explain to me if it is the same car ?
Tell me that just the engine because I can not to see the same car ......ha ha ha !!!!

A lot of beautiful transformations I can not to believe my eyes it is beautiful...
Yeah, that's what it looked like but mine was orange with no vinyl top. Great car, sometimes I wish I hadn't sold it but that's how you get the $$$ to work on the next one.

hotroddon
05-22-2008, 10:35 AM
67 Sunbeam Tiger 289 (think smaller Cobra) 534 made. Had it when i was 19, too fast for an immature punk in Newport Beach, too many tickets :) Worth a bundle now :(

elcajon64
05-22-2008, 11:54 AM
this is the rarest car i have ever owned,,,1979 caddilac Le Cabriolet...ONE of 300 made between 1978 and 1982.

70K and I purchased from the original owner....(included factory CB:D)

I had a 1979 Coupe de Ville (non-Phaeton) with a factory moon roof. Fewer than 100 had that option.

My 1960 Mercury Commuter Amblewagon is pretty lonely. I wouldn't say it's unique, but there doesn't seem to be evidence of any others like it. The only other ones I've seen are the raised-roof variety.

Von Rigg Fink
05-22-2008, 11:58 AM
i dont think it was very rare..but im not really sure..?
a 1966 El Camino with a 396 4BBL and 4 speed Muncie i believe..
was that rare?

lewislynn
05-22-2008, 11:09 PM
i dont think it was very rare..but im not really sure..?
a 1966 El Camino with a 396 4BBL and 4 speed Muncie i believe..
was that rare?
How many sacks of cement did you have to keep in it?

Pir8Darryl
05-22-2008, 11:18 PM
i dont think it was very rare..but im not really sure..?
a 1966 El Camino with a 396 4BBL and 4 speed Muncie i believe..
was that rare?
Was it a military car?

The gooberment purchased quite a few [several hundred] BB 4sp elky's as chase cars to follow aircraft up and down runways.

It would have been a plane-jane color [usually white or blue] with no options except the go-fast goodies, and maybe A/C if it was intended for a southern climate. There would have also been evidence of radio equipment and extra lights.

hotrodpodo
05-22-2008, 11:24 PM
Had a 1970 Chevrolet Kingswood wagon. Factory 454 with factory A/C. Plus it had a 2.56 gear in the 12-bolt. Man, would that S.O.B. roll down the highway!:D

The Hank
05-22-2008, 11:27 PM
1970 Dodge Charger 500 SE , Power windows , Power moon roof , and it had an alagator black vinyl roof , not sure if that was factory but it looked it. It was copper color and had a factory AM /8 track with a knob under the dash for front and rear speakers. It had a rear window de-fogger which was just a fan in the trunk that blew on the rear window .. I wish i still had that Gem of a ride. It was a beautiful car. saddle leather interior hi backs. 383 3 speed auto on the tree.

Rossco
05-22-2008, 11:55 PM
Have a 1953 or 54 1 Ton Jeep Truck up on the families ranch in Wyo dont know how rare??. Along with a bunch of other odds and ends, found a 1939 De Soto S-6 Custom DeLuxe Sedan with .... no shit 48 miles on it buried in the back of a barn after my Grandpa past. Anyway lots of old Powerwagons and old military stuff..not so rare

noboD
05-23-2008, 07:07 AM
Have a 1953 or 54 1 Ton Jeep Truck up on the families ranch in Wyo dont know how rare??. Along with a bunch of other odds and ends, found a 1939 De Soto S-6 Custom DeLuxe Sedan with .... no shit 48 miles on it buried in the back of a barn after my Grandpa past. Anyway lots of old Powerwagons and old military stuff..not so rare

What's the story on the DeSoto? There has to be a good one. Pics?

Rossco
05-23-2008, 08:11 AM
Should still be up at the ranch I hope, unless my uncle got a hold of it. I remember finding it and asking my dad what it was. The paint was shot (leaky roof) and it looked like mice found the interior, nest everywhere. Let me call back home see if its still there.

Story is my grandpa bought it for his dad, and never gave it to him cause he passed, and then the war broke out and it got stored and never saw daylight again. never knew it was there cause it was buried under a bunch of saddle tack and stuff.

thecarfarmer
05-23-2008, 08:26 AM
The only thing I've had that was even close to rare is my 1967(?) Kellison Formula Vee.

-bill

Von Rigg Fink
05-23-2008, 08:33 AM
Was it a military car?

The gooberment purchased quite a few [several hundred] BB 4sp elky's as chase cars to follow aircraft up and down runways.

It would have been a plane-jane color [usually white or blue] with no options except the go-fast goodies, and maybe A/C if it was intended for a southern climate. There would have also been evidence of radio equipment and extra lights.

It could have been..?
when i got it it had a cheap ass black paint job on it..no radio ..i put one in it..a few strange holes in the steel dash.
and yes the bitch was fast..and I did have to put some weight in the rear end of it..if you played too hard it would get kinda loose:eek::cool:
It was a blast to drive...
Did they come with Headers..mine had headers..i dont know what brand but they were coated with something that didnt rust,maybe they were stanless? and I bought it back around 1983

Frank L. hughes
05-23-2008, 10:34 AM
59 Chrysler Wafarer Ute, 1 of 347, Will post pics whenever I figger out computer problem.:cool:

duke182
05-23-2008, 11:11 AM
59 chevy sedan delivery-i read that there were less than3300 built

chevelle wagon, 2dr with slanted posts and sliding windows-in the neighborhood of 800 or so built i believe.

these numbers may or may not be accurate but i have seen very few examples of these cars in real life.
the 59 has been a popular build in the last few years though and i have seen a few nice examples

JohnEvans
05-23-2008, 02:19 PM
'65 Masaratti Mexico 1 of 250 . 2+2 3.8 4 cam V-8 ,4 -2bbl Webers.

Engine Pro 5X
05-23-2008, 03:12 PM
I had a dirt modified once that was priceless. I raced it 2 nights. Won one race and was running real good until the shit hit the fan. The wreck left it as a total hunk of scrap metal. A dude came to look at it and said it was priceless as in I won't give you a dime for it. Now thats rare>>>>.

murfman
05-23-2008, 05:41 PM
1970 Plymouth Superbird 440+6 4-Speed, 1 of 308 4Spd 6 barrels, but it also had the California Emmisions package, less than 20 made.

SinisterCustom
05-23-2008, 05:50 PM
Got any pictures of that '57 Camaro?:cool:


Nope.........I wasn't being serious, although I've heard other people swear they made 'em...hahaha:rolleyes:


I had this a couple years ago, it's a '68 Avenger GT, old 60's kit car. Looked really neat, was tiny, wish I'd have kept it, but you can't keep them all.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/72gtojudge/SmallGT12-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/72gtojudge/SmallGT123.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/72gtojudge/SmallGT122-1.jpg

I went and looked at one of these the other day, but it was the V-8 version called Valkyre.....had a 327 in it....really cool and thought of buying it, but at 6' 3", I won't fit.

Truckedup
05-23-2008, 05:58 PM
A rusted turd of a 69 Chevy panel truck 4x4,1 of 67 made that year.Dragged it out of a field,the sheetmetal was rusted up to the belt line.Amazing the frame was pretty good,no transfer case,engine siezed from sitting.I sold it in a NY minute on a Chevy truck site a few years back for 200 bucks.Probably too cheap cause it had the VIN plate and some other original badges.A guy with a 2 wheel drive panel bought it to drop on a nice body on the 4x4 frame,do the details and suposedly have a rare original truck.

biscaynes
05-23-2008, 07:35 PM
an L79 327/325hp '68 chevelle 300 deluxe sport coupe. :(

oilslinger53
05-23-2008, 08:01 PM
my dad and i were restoring 69-70 mach 1s for a while, and bought a 69 for a parts car. we decoded the numbers and found it was either red with orange interior, or orange with red interior... cant remember which.our decode book says it was the only on to come outta the factory with that combination of options and colors. dont think it was worth much more than any other mach 1 though. somebody had made a racecar out of it and painted it yellow. didnt think it was restoring.we did make it run and drive and sold it though.

we had a couple "Q" codes too, with the 428 cj engine. not TOO rare but but they sold for ALOT.

Ball and Chain
05-23-2008, 08:12 PM
1963 Nova SS Convertible. First year for Super Sports and last year for Converibles. The original owner special ordered it with 5 lug wheels and 3.55 gears. Which both weren't available till 1964. It has all the correct SS equipment, floor console, hub caps, dash clock, padded dash, bumber gaurds front and rear. And it's bone stock down to the tires.

8-9-duck
05-23-2008, 09:49 PM
64 chevell 300 series 2door wagon. 6cyl 3ona tree. bought it in scottville mi for $35. put a $50 motor in it. drove it two years and the body evaporated.SALT!

captbalou
05-24-2008, 06:18 PM
1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar I

Davkin
05-24-2008, 06:46 PM
My '96 Caprice 9C1 (cop car) daily driver. It's actually more rare than my '64 El Camino.

David

patrick66
05-24-2008, 07:17 PM
I had a 1966 Bonneville ragtop with a 389, Tri-Power AND air conditioning...yeah, I know, that combo allegedly wasn't available! I owned the car in 1976. Found out years later it was one of only 13...

Had a '69 Dodge Dart GTS 440 car with front disc brakes, even though the disc option was not officially available. Of the 635 440 cars built, it was the only known documented disc brake 440 car. Of course, the knucklehead who bought the car from me in '89 was firmly convinced it was not original, even though I had spoken with the ORIGINAL owner, who verified it was indeed a disc car, and the fool put DRUMS on the front!

krooser
05-24-2008, 07:25 PM
I still own a '54 Triumph TR2. Serial # TS-1203-LO. The first 1200 cars have some subtle differences that make 'em pretty rare...

docc
05-26-2008, 02:05 AM
In winter 1968 in Chicago..I bought a used '66 "Royal Pontiac" or "Royal Oaks" crs..GTO.. This was a dealer in Mich..like Nickey Chev in Chi..that made dealer ordered or dealer modified specials..if any one remembers them.
Called a "Tiger or Bobcat" option I think..
This one was a 421HO with the Tri-Power with the Ram Air SX package added..Scoop and bowl...4:11 ass..4spd..headers..
It carried the standard GTO 389 badging except for the "Royal Oaks Pontiac" name on the left rear...and the license plate trim.
Yeah..yeah..a cheater...It was the only way to keep up with those dam 396/375 Chevelles..

Loved that black goat..thin red lines..black in/out...and a convertible..! Man..I felt like King Dick..awesome times..!

If ya' gonna cheat on the street..do it in a rag top..

Lobucrod
05-26-2008, 07:06 AM
My 38 chevy coupe. With all the personal touches I've added to it, its an one of one.

seret
05-26-2008, 04:31 PM
I own A 1923 buick 3 window coupe, only 4 in the Buick registry.
this one was started by vern tardel

lincolnlog
05-26-2008, 04:42 PM
Only from the Junk Yard where I found it, Last year.
I don't have any "In-Progress" photos Developed, and I haven't taken it out yet.
Still too cold here in Idaho.

:eek:

holy fuck, it's a town sedan! About the only pictures you can find online are from the original brochures. The first cosmopolitan i ever saw was a 50 town sedan. I tried to look for one when i was on the market, but all i could find was the sedan. Keep us posted on the project.

Pir8Darryl
05-28-2008, 08:06 PM
It could have been..?
when i got it it had a cheap ass black paint job on it..no radio ..i put one in it..a few strange holes in the steel dash.

Did they come with Headers..mine had headers..i dont know what brand but they were coated with something that didnt rust,maybe they were stanless? and I bought it back around 1983Yep, you had a military car.
The "no radio" and strange holes in the dash were the clues.

The headers were made by Duog Thourley [sp?] and were stainless steel. They would have been installed by the military as part of a standard upgrade somewhere around 1972-1973.

Asked my Dad about it. He was involved with all that black-magic voo-doo military stuff, and he was a hotrodder, so he remembers it all pretty well.

They came in 4 colors. White and Red were used by Nasa and the Air-Force. Light blue was Air-force only, and O.D. Green was Army. All of them were BB-4sp cars. 66-69 was 396. 70 got the LS6-454. Starting in '71, the most powerfull BB Chevy could offer was the LS5 which was not near as fast as the earlier cars, so the military began "upgrading" older models. That's where the stainless headers came from. The engine would have most likely been rebuilt at that time also, and the 4sp was probably replaced with a brand new one.

You know how the gooberment just loves spending $$$, and the elky's got the golden treatment... I'll bet it was fast!

Flat Roy
05-28-2008, 08:42 PM
My first car, a 1950 Buick special convertable. I've never seen another one since I sold it in 1961. I've seen some cherried out Road Master convertables but never a Special. What a bomb!!!!:D It was gun metal gray with a white top and red leather interior. If any of you guys have pics of one of these old beasts I sure would appreciate it if you posted them.

2many projects
05-29-2008, 07:52 PM
Out back, stuffed into my garage, I have a real odd-ball rare Pontiac.
I'm the 3rd owner of a 1969 Firebird '400' hardtop with a factory installed 3 speed stick!
It's also got tint, power steering and power brakes, AM pushbutton, and dual outside mirrors, and a H.D. suspension.
Get this............it's got only 38,000 miles and the original protect- o- plate.
I even have the original Wisconsin title as the past 2 owners never registered the Firebird.
Never any paint work, original interior and original the rest of the way around.
The rear shocks , 4 tires and the water pump are the only changed out parts on this thing.
I've had other rare odd balls but never have I owned a time capsule like this one.
This will probably be a keeper for the rest of my life!

Bane
05-30-2008, 07:46 AM
The rarest car I had , I'm still in morning for as it was stolen in broad daylight from my driveway . I had a 1935 Citroen Traction Avant 11cv faux cabriolet . I just made a beater little hotrod out of it as there was no running gear , or interior when I got it but I just got her ready for registration when she was taken . I dont have any pics ( ever since I take pics of my cars a lot ) but here is a old one from the Avant web site .
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m231/2SKYBANE2/ME%20ME%20ME%20ME/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.jpg

Von Rigg Fink
05-30-2008, 07:55 AM
Yep, you had a military car.
The "no radio" and strange holes in the dash were the clues.

The headers were made by Duog Thourley [sp?] and were stainless steel. They would have been installed by the military as part of a standard upgrade somewhere around 1972-1973.

Asked my Dad about it. He was involved with all that black-magic voo-doo military stuff, and he was a hotrodder, so he remembers it all pretty well.

They came in 4 colors. White and Red were used by Nasa and the Air-Force. Light blue was Air-force only, and O.D. Green was Army. All of them were BB-4sp cars. 66-69 was 396. 70 got the LS6-454. Starting in '71, the most powerfull BB Chevy could offer was the LS5 which was not near as fast as the earlier cars, so the military began "upgrading" older models. That's where the stainless headers came from. The engine would have most likely been rebuilt at that time also, and the 4sp was probably replaced with a brand new one.

You know how the gooberment just loves spending $$$, and the elky's got the golden treatment... I'll bet it was fast!

COOL!
well i wish i would have known that than, but as a stupid kid i would have still sold it. :eek:
and yes it was fuckin crazy fast. I used to take it racing and blow some doors off every now and than. it stunned a few people that were not expecting it do perform the way it did. no i dont have a time slip, because it wasnt that important to me back than. And yes i did have to put some weight over the rear axle or it would just burn off the tires. I built a box between the rear wheel wells and put sand bags in it. But I really did that in the begining for winter traction.
sure was a fun ride. makes me wonder how the original owner got the car.

Anarchy Choppers
05-30-2008, 08:15 AM
1970 T/A Challenger 340 6-pack 4-speed. Plumcrazy purple. Wished I would have kept that one. I bought it in 1988 for $300. I put another $200 in her and drover her for about a two years and sold her for $1000. Fully restored today would bring around $80K.

Oh well young and dumb.

CLSSY56
05-30-2008, 08:31 AM
I had a 1995 1/2 Jeep Wrangler YJ. Only made from November 1995 to December 1995. Not sure of the numbers, has to be low. It had a lot of prototype parts that were similar to the TJ (which came out in May 1996) like the windshield bumpers on the hood (same as the TJ). TJ power steering pump. Had different tailgate hinges, not like the YJs and similar to the TJs. Even had parts for the future TJ as well. Traded it even for my 56 I have now. I still miss her from time to time.

R. Seghi
05-30-2008, 08:35 AM
I still have a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger. The Get Smart car.

The Cap'n
05-30-2008, 01:40 PM
'34 Pierce-Arrow 836A...it's a basketcase but I saved it from death by rust, the crusher, or being parted out by someone who doesn't care enough to save it. They were only made during '34 and mine (from the numbers I found) is the 31st to last out of the factory.

Now with a pic!
450800
Gameplan is to restore it to original specs, parts supply and money permitting...

noboD
05-30-2008, 02:13 PM
Cap'n, we need pictures!! Doesn't matter how ugly it is, we can through that. We have vision! What are the plans? Pierce=cool!!