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1930 to 1960 What Would You Buy?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bill Van Dyke, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
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    Bill Van Dyke

    If you could go back to any single year between 1930 and 1960 and buy one car to bring back to the present time, what would it be? Passenger car, race car, truck, anything. My choice would be my first car, a 40 Ford Deluxe coupe.
  2. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,173


    ha. i think about this all the time..... guess i never came up with a real answer though-too many choices!
  3. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,329

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Tough call.... Tossup between 1932, 1933, or 1934 Ford 3 window coupe, 1940 Ford Standard Coupe, or 1940 Willys Coupe....
  4. dirtydixon
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 296


    I would take a 36 ford 3 window.
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  5. 53 stude champion 2 dr had in hi school.
  6. norm ricardo
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 130

    norm ricardo

    36 3 window Ford
  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,562

    from Michigan

    Probably one of these....:rolleyes: .... With the twin 4's :D

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  8. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,035


    1958 Chrysler 300D Convertible.
  9. ratcaddy65
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 77


    54 cadillac coupe deville
  10. 34Chrysler
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 300


    a '34 Ford 5 window from the lakes or salt flats is the car I covet... but if I could only bring one back, it would be something like this. I could then sell it and buy lots of cool cars [​IMG]
    1956 Maserati 200SI - Estimate $2,400,000 - $2,700,000. Chassis 2401
  11. Bryan G
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
    Posts: 176

    Bryan G
    from Delmarva

    Early 50s Hudson Hornet, black.
  12. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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    Little Wing
    from Northeast

  13. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,668

    from Minnesota

    I would go back to 1960 and buy someones show car or dragster built in the early 50's.By 1960 the show car would have deteriorated a bit or be out of style and the drag car would have been blown up a time or three.Either way the cars would be cheeeeeeeep.
  14. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,945


    Either a delahaye or bugatti..
  15. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,876


    A 1951 Pontiac 2 door fastback, that actually still has the hood ornament on it, lol.

    Actually, I'd like to go back and buy the '37 2 door sedan from my grandfather.
  16. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,712

    from California

    I'd go through some vintage HOT ROD magazines and pick one from the "for sale" section in back.
  17. 31 A,36 ford coupe,40 ford coupe, 40 willys(for its worth)59 vette, but probably something exotic to sell to buy a bunch of cool fords.
  18. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449


    1957 Chrysler 300C convertible
  19. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,268


    ANY car eh???

    1960 Porsche Abarth Carrera GTL 1600.....say that 3 times fast....
  20. wow thats like asking if you could have any woman in the world (from anytime) for a night who would it be

    your dates dont go far enough for me mine would be a 1961 starliner 390 hp

    but to stay within your boundaries would either be a power pack 57 belair or a 58 300 chrysler hardtop .... i think , but dont hold me to it
  21. Sweepspear
    Joined: May 17, 2010
    Posts: 292


    While there are many that come to mind.
    I think I would go with a 1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet.

  22. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 810

    Bill Van Dyke

    Great responses. Hard call. I'm a bit surprised no one has said a famous lakes or indy car. How about Doan Spenser's 32? Keep it or sell it when you got back doesn't matter. The pics are great! Seems to me the choices say a lot about HAMBers.
  23. bigfive
    Joined: Oct 3, 2003
    Posts: 648

    from south L.A.

    i like building 30s cars and i like driving 50-60s rides. just my thang.
  24. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

    In the event a time machine be invented, and I had the sensibility to not jack with the events that shaped this great nation I would go back to 1957 to buy one or both of these...


    or if we can go to 1961 either or all of these....



    ...there are others I would probably do first but why give you all ideas?:D

    Alas, if a time machine were possible, wouldn't I one them already?
  25. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,336

    from Maine

    I'm with you. I had a 40 Ford when I was in high school. Would love to have another.
  26. hemiboy
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 249


    Miller Indy car!!
  27. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,041


    I guess it depends whether we're talking about a retirement fund, a vintage racer, a driver, something with personal/sentimental value, something to build...

    If it's suddenly going to fall out of someone's wallet and land in my driveway I'll take a Ferrari 250TR, or a Merc 300SLR, or one of the '30s Auto-Union or Mercedes GP cars. If Santa's feeling pinched I'll take an Allard J2X, or a Lister-Chevy with a good history, or some of the '50s GP cars; I'm not greedy. One of the Novi champ cars is well up the list but not quite at the top.

    There's lots of wonderful stuff from the '30s the likes of which we'll never see again, Minervas and Isottas and Duesies and even the big Cadillacs and Lincolns, carrying a whole Camry's mass in chromium.

    And at a somewhat more proletarian level there's the sheer perfection of the '53 Studebaker coupes, and certain emotional ties to a '56 Ford Country Sedan and a '56 Lincoln Premiere.

    But if there were one car from that car, such as it alternate nanoseconds I'd say Cobb's Napier-Railton, or the Railton Mobil Special. You can just never have enough Napier Lions.

    Decisions, decisions...
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011
  28. Since were dreaming here Bill. I would want this one. I guess I'll just have to build something close.

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  29. DAVEG2
    Joined: Feb 27, 2010
    Posts: 332


    55 chevy 150
  30. dirt slinger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 644

    dirt slinger

    It would have to be a 32 roadster or a 40 coupe. Maybe a 60 a pontiac. I dont know I cant decide

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