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cars you wish you'd never sold....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ehdave, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. ehdave
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 119


    Hey guys and girls,

    I was looking through some old photo's of my old eh holden, it is my favourite out of all the cars I have owned (approximatly 4o) but I fell onto hard times and had to sell her and I still regret it 4 years later...

    So my question is what car do you most regret selling?


  2. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    just wished I hadnt sold most of em. In 1955 first car, neighbors backyard 32 chevy roadster w pickup bed [$5 and some labor] ,- Dad made me sell it, I was 15. -my second, a 31Model A coupe highskool ride,- then a one owner little old lady's original 41 Ford coupe,- the family '47 Dodge' -then a Cherry, 40 ford 2dr, builder with a pile of 'Ford Obsolete' NOS parts [running boards, grille,bumpers, chrome etc etc for $350,- 32 full fendered duece roadster rusty [but not by todays standard $300].- Then my first rod a stock 31 Model A Ford from Chrysler dealer bought it for $175, [installed 265 chvy in '65]. - - 2 31 model A tub bodies [$25]- 35 Plymouth cpe solid beater $25.- 32 Deuce tub body [with parts stuffed in it],$75,- 32 2dr body [my avatar], -34 ford one owner orig. 4dr [$375 trade in at Mercury dealer.- , 1950 Buick fastback, 61 Pontiacs, Bonneville, and Ventura bubbletops, 55 ford mainliner -cpe,and a 61 ford unibody PU w 428 and C6,
    It was the the good ol daze!
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  3. '69 mustang fastback with 428 cobra jet and shaker hood. paid $250 sold $250 in 1983
  4. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    .....Back in 1966....1934 Ford coupe.........( Got married to Wife#1)Both the coupe and wife needed a lot of work.....sure do miss that old hotrod...should've fix that coupe instead putting money into ex-wife

  5. DeucePhaeton
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 1,000


    67 Olds 442 - 4-speed, 3.91:1 posi, Red/black interior. My high school car.
    58 Impala rag top
    70 Olds W-31 post coupe, 4-speed - made less than 300 of these.
    70 Olds 442 4-speed - ram air hood.
  6. a full fendered`32 Ford 5-window coupe with 283 , 4-speed and `57 chevy rear. sold it in 1985 for $6500 and thought a got a pile of money for it
  7. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    A red 63 Corvette,59 Chev "Drop top",41 ford Panel, 55 Chevy and a chopped 39 Chev 2 door.I think I'm ready to cry !!!!!!! LOL Tom (Tired Old man)
  8. Rattlepopbang
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 62

    from Va beach

    I have 2, my 62 Falcon Ranchero 302 c/4 combo.My 69 Riviera w/a 455.Im dumb for getting rid of both of these.Real dumb..........

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  9. That's a pretty cool EH dave, what was under the bonnet?
    Some will probably tell you to do a search or some shit but I find every time an old subject arises, new people post so it's always interesting to me.I sold a mint 1959 Ranchero in a rush of blood to the head and have regretted it ever since, especially since it keeps coming up on my screensaver to haunt me.:D 390 4spd. WAAaaaaa:( I imported it from West Aussie too.

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  10. 1955 Buick Convertible I bought from the original owner.
  11. 1969 GTO and my 68 Camaro RS ragtop.I also would have liked to have my 40 Olds coupe back even though it was just a driver. A cool driver none the less....
  12. My 66 bug. A really fun car to drive, a big go-kart... Just when I got it all the little things fixed I had to sell it.

  13. Rattlepopbang
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 62

    from Va beach

    That was a sharp bug Dan!Clean
  14. TMSTransport
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 85


    68 Z28 Camaro and 63 Corvette SW Fuely.... I know who has the Camaro but I will have to wait till he dies to get it back...
  15. You could speed up the process..:D
  16. FC49
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 324


    '53 Ford Victoria, black, white roof, '54 Merc blue vinyl interior, 324" Olds, Isky solid-lifter valvetrain, 10.5:1 slugs. hedmans, finned Edel. covers, Caddy sideshift trans w/ Hurst, a nose-heavy beast that ate high-test like it was free. Which, back then, it almost was. That's the one I shouldn't have let go. Swapped it for a '56 Chev 4-door hardtop, nice car, but no soul.
  17. Captain Chaos
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 596

    Captain Chaos
    from Missery

    The one I regret most was my 54 Olds 2dr : ( sold it to build a race car which I later had to sell for money after bad business decission fallowed by an accident . It was my 65 F85 full chassis car and my 70 pro street MOnte Carlo, I regret selling them but I kow it was a necessity , sell the 54 was just foolishness :.((

    I do however mis my 78 Grand Am from time to time
  18. 2manytoys
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 225

    from Fresno

    '57 Ford hardtop, '57 English Ford Squire Wagon, '71 Nova, '59 Ford Convertible, '61 VW w/ sliding top, 62 Tbird.... oh I gotta stop now
  19. ehdave
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 119


    I knew this post would bring some cool car photo's out, keep them coming:D

    Amaverick, It had a red 202 6 cylinder red motor with a fully balanced and bluprinted, mild cam, 350 holley carb and extractors. This was backed up with a modified (to suit a 6 cylinder) m21 4 speed going back to a torana diff. It was surprisingly quick car for an old red motor and I was regularly asked what v8 it had :confused:

    I was going to convert it to an injected 5 litre backed by a 5 speed but I ran out of cash.

    Hopefully my 1956 desoto will fill the void left by the eh once I get it on the road.

    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,219


    2 cars I miss bad. 69 Boss 302. It was just right. I felt good in it, felt good just lookin at it. Sadly I know exactly where it is and as polite as it's final owner could be his message to selling it is "fuck off".

    36 Ford 3W. Dropped stock front end and relatively stock chassis. SBC mated to the Ford trans with Zephyr gears. Copper and white pleated interior, 59 Impala wheel in copper too. I forget the gauges but they were old and perfect. Never a spec of rust, black, steel wheels in black with WWW. Bought and sold in 77. Almost tripled our investment.
  21. BenW455
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 417


    1970 GTO Ram Air III 4 speed. And a 1972 455 GTO auto. Wish I had both back.
  22. orange52
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 455


    I regret selling Grandpa's 67 Chevy half ton long beg. You do what you gotta do to pay the rent sometimes but it still sucked. I also regret selling my last FJ40 Land Cruiser. 383 Stroker, NV4500 5 speed, ARB Air locker, 6 point cage, 4 point racing harness', etc.. Sold it because the flip down jump seats. I couldn't strap in baby seats! :)
  23. My 67 Mustang fastback with 289 Hi-po motor, 4:30 posi. & the Biggest mistake was selling my '66 Ford with 427 side oiler back in the 70's that can be seen on this street race video...
  24. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,168


    '59 Skyliner Retractable. '56 Caddy 'vert, chopped, slammed. I won't say what happened to the money...
  25. 3, 65 Chevells, 73, 77, 71, Mont's. There are a few more, but it just makes me sick to think about this!
  26. Wagonmaster2
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 333


    Oh wow! I have a bunch of those!!
    1969 Coronet R/T-bought new when I retuned from Viet Nam-LOTSA passes at OCIR-Lions and Irwindale on this car!!! Strip records at all three in E/S-daily driver!
    1969 'Cuda coupe 383 4 speed
    1965 Corvette 396/425 roadster
    1955 F100- 413 torqueflite
    1955 F100- 429/C6
    1959 Corvette factory F.I.
    1958 Impala Convertible
    1956 Chevy 210 sedan
    1956 210 2 dr wagon
    1966 Chevy II SS 283 4 speed with A/C!!
    1967 GTX
    1939 Ford 2 dr sedan
    Probably more I haven't thought of today...
  27. my first car, maybe just sell the wheels!

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  28. My 35 plymouth coupe and the 63 Riviera in my avatar
  29. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    from Austin TX

    2 cars my 71 Mustang and my 69 Camaro
  30. This was the most fun to drive of all the cars I've had.
    I wish I could find it again. I'd buy it back...


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