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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. Señor X
    Joined: Dec 12, 2007
    Posts: 42

    Señor X
    Member
    from Spain

    The 62' Opel Rekord... :(
     

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  2. So many, but I guess I'd have to go with this one. Rick in Conn. I'd love the chance to get her back.:)

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  3. My 59 Mercury was the best car I ever owned, ..........twice!

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  4. hmm.. lets see
    I regret selling almost all my cars...
    but the top of the list are
    65 mustang 289 car
    both 1990 dakota convertibles (the 4x4 one espeially it had a 318)
    my 79 jaguar (it had a 350 :D)
     
  5. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,560

    turdytoo
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    My channelled '32 5 window is missed slightly more the my '50 Ford convertible.
     
  6. chopnchaneled
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,413

    chopnchaneled
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    from Buford Ga.

    Mine would be my 31 chopped and channeled model a coupe,
    283 with franklin quick change. last i heard it was somewhere out west.
     
  7. oldsrocket
    Joined: Oct 31, 2004
    Posts: 2,161

    oldsrocket
    Member

    Car I wish I never sold: 1956 Pontiac catalina HT custom.

    Car I wish I never owned: 1961 Pontiac Starchief 4dr (took a huge bath on that one)
     
  8. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,068

    OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    The '56 F-100 that is my avatar. Family matters made it necessary, but I wish I'd sold the '65 T-Bird instead. Wouldn't have got as much, but....
     
  9. CLM
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 177

    CLM
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    Actually only one, an OT '79 Bronco. Didn't have room to keep it when we moved out of state, sold it to my brother-inlaw that had been begging for it, for a steal with the understanding I got first chance back at it. He traded it in for twice what I sold it to him for without telling me. My parents called and told me my Bronco was back in town. Asked my niece if he had sold it, said yeah but the dealership had told him it was going to Mexico. We haven't spoken since.

    The others have been great toys to keep me busy and have fun. Can't keep them all and always looking for the next toy.

    Now for the cars (and boats) I wish I had never bought, that list seems to keep growing. There are several PO's that have karma coming their way.

    To far into my '37 now, so it will be one that isn't sold. Better get a bigger garage!!
     
  10. buikwag
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 472

    buikwag
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    1. Buick Nailheads

    My 1941 Willys Pickup, 392 Hemi, Pushbutton Torqueflite, and Chevy rear. Ran low 12's in 1966. A fun car to drive. I wish I had it back. Traded it for a 56 Chevy and cash back in 67.
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  11. Half-Fast Motors
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
    Posts: 205

    Half-Fast Motors
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    '62 Impala SS ragtop, matching #'s.....:(
     
  12. ganga
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 152

    ganga
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    A 1966 Pontiac 2+2 Convertible, 421HO tri-power, turbo, pw, ps, pb, pseat, a/c, reverb, 8 lugs, and skirts. The topper is that it was triple white. I sold to a guy in Chicago in 1989 and eventually lost track of it. I believe it was one of a kind. I would buy it back in a second if I had the chance.
     
  13. TimeWarpF100
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 310

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    There are close to 100 cars I have sold that wish I never did. There should be another post of the car you are most glad you got rid of.

    The most recent one I wish I would have kept

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  14. TMSTransport
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 85

    TMSTransport
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    I've gave it some thought a few times.....
     
  15. Straight8's&Aces
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
    Posts: 370

    Straight8's&Aces
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    My first car 1973 Challenger
     

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  16. my 66 gtx with a 440 in it!!!
     
  17. Joatha
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 184

    Joatha
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    1946 Plymouth Special Deluxe - business coupe.

    I had a 4-5 vehicles and decided I would likely never get to that one. Of course, I also had a 66 Buick Skylark convertible that my mom had "given" me. I go to trade it for something else and she flips out about me getting rid of it and ends up with the car back in her possession. This after I stored the damn thing for 10+ years and did most of the work on that had kept it running while she was driving it for the previous 10 years. It developed some electrical issues prior to her "giving" it to me and that's why she gave it to me. So, I stored it and drug it around with me for 10+ years. I even paid to store some other cars off-site so I could keep that one with me.

    Then, she sells the damn thing for next to nothing to the same guy that was going to trade me for something else and stiffs me completely. I should've kept my 46 and never gotten involved with that car. I should've known better given how nuts she is.

    I'd love to have that 46 now. It was pretty solid and not long after that I found some places that made a lot of brake and suspension upgrades.
     
  18. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,376

    BIG-JIM
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    from CT

    I sure do miss my 33 Chevy 3 window on Deuce rails. I've been looking for it. I just want to know if it's still on the road. It was sold to a guy in PA.[​IMG]
     
  19. duecesteve
    Joined: Nov 3, 2010
    Posts: 107

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    My '72 Monte w/32000 original with skirts and loaded came from one of my dad's gas station customers. Damn!
     
  20. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,340

    arkiehotrods
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    The ones I wish I'd held on to:

    '66 Caprice 2 dr hdtp 396, Turbo 400, buckets with console/gauges (first car)
    '55 Chevy 210 2 dr sedan
    Another '55 chevy 210 2 dr sedan
    '30 Model A coupe, chopped, channeled, fenderless, 289, C-4
    '53 F-100, 327 Chevy, Turbo 400
    '70 GTX, limefire green, 440
    '69 Roadrunner, B5 blue, 383
    '57 Coupe de Ville, factory pink (dusty rose metallic)
    '55 Fairlane 2 dr Club Sedan
    '39 Ford Deluxe coupe
    '39 Ford Standard coupe
     
  21. I don't generally regret selling my cars. I do it because it's time to move on, I've had my fun. But I do regret selling this one;
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    I got pissed off at it for a front end shimmy, and instead of fixing it, I put it on Ebay with a Buy It Now and someone bit. That one I regretted, I wasn't really done with enjoying it .

    We'll see about the 32 as I sold it today .....
     
  22. Cars I sold and regretted, a partial list.
    39 Ford coupe
    38 Ford Tudor
    34 Ford truck chopped 4,Channeled 5, 53 Olds Hydramatic, olds rear end.
    47 Chev coupe with a 54 Buick 3spd, chrome reversed Buick wheels,lake pipes, 57
    Corvette tail lights
    61 Sprite with a Cooper SS motor and fantastic performance
    58 Mercedes 190SL
    64 Corvette coupe with 300 hp 327, knock offs. I sold it in 1970 and my wife still hasn't
    forgiven me.
    67 Olds Toronado
    67 Chevelle 350hp 396
    I have learned enough not to sell them anymore.
    Bob
     
  23. Its gotta be my 1957 chevy gasser the car was a old east coast gasser back in the day !! 301 2x4s olds rear ford straight axle low back t-bird seats and this was the last car me and my dad got to enjoy together before his passing!!
     
  24. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,190

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    There have been a lot of them, but the one I wish I could go back to would be my 65 plymouth satelite, factory 426 wedge, 4 speed car. when I sold it, it had a 440, with a hemi 4 speed, and a narrowed mark williams 8 3/4 rear end with 488 gears. It's still around but it's an all around race car now and pretty beat up.
     

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  25. Tripple G
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 367

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    My 1965 Corvette. It was a driver, nothing special, but it had both tops, 327 cu. in., powerglide, etc. Had an awful lot of "fun" with that car.:D I bought it from my wife-to-be's uncle in 1975 and traded it in 1980. She wanted a new car, a washer & dryer and I wanted a VCR - they were the big thing at the time. A VHS machine set you back about $800 to a $1,000. Traded the car title-for-title, on a 1979 Mercury Capri fastback and the car dealer bought my wife her new washer & dryer, and me the VCR (still have the RCA VCR, and it still works) What a mistake!:(
     
  26. espo35
    Joined: Jul 16, 2010
    Posts: 310

    espo35
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    from california

    If you want another 56 Catalina.....:)
     
  27. Tx51chevy
    Joined: Jul 27, 2009
    Posts: 73

    Tx51chevy
    Member
    from Texas

    When I was 12 my dad sold his 66 GMC short bed fleetside. My whole family wishes we still had that truck. Its hard to even find another gmc like it anywhere.
     
  28. espo35
    Joined: Jul 16, 2010
    Posts: 310

    espo35
    BANNED
    from california

    My High School car....

    .............'69 SS396 Camaro.

    sniff sniff.......
     
  29. conormulroney
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 293

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    Member

    A '61 Olds 88 2 door hardtop. I only had it for 6 months and 25 years later I still miss that car
     
  30. J. Fitzhugh
    Joined: Nov 7, 2004
    Posts: 296

    J. Fitzhugh
    Member

    A 1933 Ford 3w body that went to Sweden in the late 1970's
    1970 Shelby GT-350 0F02M483159
    1969 GTO Judge

    You cannot keep them all!
     

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