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Any one been Reunited with their first car after a while?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roughneck424, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    A friend just had his family suprise him with a gift of his 68 RS/SS he had when he was 17. ( 50 now ) So now he will be able to relive his misspent youth!
    I had a 55 way back and still drive one but not the exact one.

    Any other Re united stories?
  2. bb1970
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 246


    I've sold my first car a total of 4 times. It found it's way back three times. I think it's gone for good now.
  3. jimbousman
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
    Posts: 543


    Yeah, but I still own it. Bought it in 1963.
  4. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    I dont want that POS back!

  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    I had a '73 leMans. Sold it and 5 or 6 years later, I saw it in a junk yard. No tears, but that car had a shit load of memories.
  6. Mark68
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
    Posts: 130


    Yes, o/t car -i got it back 2-1/2 years later for 1/2 the price i sold it for but the guy had ruined almost everything i had done to it so it was like starting over again. i'll never do that again
  7. twolane1956
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
    Posts: 85

    from Mass.

    Not my first car, but I bought this car when I was 21(30 years ago) and found it a couple of years ago and bought it back. It was in pretty bad shape but I had to have it back.

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  8. Not my first car but my first NEW car(a 1982 Mustang GT). Bought it in July of 1982 and drove it for 10 years.Sold it to a friend of mine(along with the vanity plate)and forgot about it.My son was 7 years old when I bought it and it was the first car I ever let him drive.
    He found it sitting in my friend's back yard last year and bought it from him for $200.It had a heated up 351 with a 5 speed and T-Bird rear axle in it that responded very well considering it had sat for many years.He is in the process of bringing it back to driving condition and will pass it on to his son(who is almost 4 and a total gearhead)when he gets tired of it.Oh yes it still has the vanity plates that were on it in 1982 and will be installed when it is finished.

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  9. usmc50lx
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
    Posts: 711

    from St.Louis

    Yeah I think I ate Campbell's soup out of it a year ago..
  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,027

    from California

    I'm reunited with my first car every time I go out to the shop.

    my second was a 69 GTO I sold in 1982 or so for $900.00. saw it at a swap meet in 2007 or so for $12,000 needing total restoration. Ram Air III, 4 speed car.

    the GTO is the only car I sold that I ever saw again.
  11. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    I dont blame you! wanting that one back...
  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,809


    Not my first car, but I have the first body I found, a 1930 Roadster. Found it, had a guy hounded me about selling it, sold it and got it back from him 25 years later. NOTHING changed, it was the same as the day I sold it. I'm still working on it. Bob
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  13. Nope
    Pretty sure that I don't wannabe.
  14. takid455
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 132


    FIrst car went to fix another '65 Imperial. No ida of outcome. 2nd car (79 trans am) sold and am now restoring and modifying it for a customer in similar tone if I kept it.
  15. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    No I pulled the hotrod engine and sent the rust free 58 Plymouth HT to the junk yard. I couldn't give it away in 1966?

    I did find my first 34 P/U but it was tubbed with huge M/T tires and the bed was hinged and hydraulically controlled to act like a foreign mini truck that was the fad at that time. I did not want it back then. It took a while but I was able to replace it with a another one.
  16. Rogueman
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 290


    I wouldn't Know! My first was a 55 two door post. Only had it three weeks. I was 15 years old, didn't check any numbers. I've had about 15 55's since then. One of them could have been it.
  17. J Twitero
    Joined: Apr 15, 2011
    Posts: 105

    J Twitero
    from Minnesota

    My first "car" has probably been crushed by now. But the engine went into my second "car", which I basically still have. First was a '66 IH pickup I bounced off a ditch, second was a '67 IH shortbox that I sold to my step-dad when he needed a pickup for hauling his lumber/woodworking projects. I dont think he ever did transfer the title (has collector plates), and it was with the agreement that I get first shot if he wants to get rid of it.
  18. corpsewheelie
    Joined: Jun 15, 2011
    Posts: 95


    had a 65 GTO i wouldnt mind coming back to me, man i miss that car :(
  19. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,506


    Bought a '28 Ford Tudor tore it apart....sold it that way. A year later I bought it back mostly restored ,drove it awhile and then traded it for my '32 pickup.
  20. droplord49
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,680

    from Bryan, Tx

    Yep! I bought me 51 Chevy when I was 12(worked all summer long shoveling horse shit for my dad for that $500!). I ended up trading it to my older brother for a 64 Biscayne right before my 16th birthday. He traded it to a friend a few years later and then it changed hands several times over the next 10 years. Fast forward to a few years ago, my buddy was working as a bar tender and was bullshitting with one of the patrons about old cars. Guy was telling him about the junked out 51 Chevy he had rotting out at his parents farm and my buddy realized it was my old car. They struck a deal on it, my buddy drug it home and called me to come get it! It's been a real slow journey to bring her back to life as a full kustom. Hopefully by next summer I'll be cruising her again!

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  21. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    I had a lot of fun with my first one but I don't want it back.
  22. Gromit
    Joined: Oct 13, 2011
    Posts: 726


    Sold an OT 4x4 years ago, had an electrical gremlin I was too busy to sort out. A guy bought it.. fixed it.. I bought it back his past year, yeah.. wasn't the same. I sold it 3 months later
  23. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,516

    from Diablo Ca.

    My first car was a stock 53 Henry J. got it in 84, when i was 12. Still have it. Still trying to finish it. I have never even driven it.
  24. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,620


  25. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    First car was a 62 Dart 2 dr post, was beat to shit when I got it, wasn't much left of it after I put 'er in the willy wags one night, went to the bone yard.

    I'd love to have another one now.
  26. After rolling my '54 Ford Joe Chitwood style in the middle of main street there wasn't much left for anyone to bring it back to life,,,HRP
  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,809


    Guess that predates the HAMB, so we can't ask for photos. Bob ;)
  28. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,951


    I sold my t bucket, my first I built it hot rod, owned it five years, sold it in a fit of temper after being pulled over for the 35th time, been trying to get it back since. So far no luck, I loved that car.
  29. mikeey rat
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 169

    mikeey rat
    from Australia

    moved to a new town a few years ago and i was at the beach one morning and saw a nice falcon coupe in the car park .Checked it out noticed a few mods that I did when I restored it as my first car [debadged,trunk lock removed]Still looked as beautiful as the day I sold it because of no garage space.It had new plates with my initials on them .talked to the lady that owned it and found out it had been through a few owners before her always looked after ,did a bit of work on it for her.few years later she offered to sell it back to me for a decent price which was about 3 times what i sold it for I declined and it's gone now out of state .
  30. vividlyvintage
    Joined: Aug 17, 2010
    Posts: 671


    Haha... or its now 10% of a hybrid or a nissan sentra

    Douglas Johnson

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