The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ehdave, Nov 15, 2010.
My '63 Chevy II convertible and our '55 Chevrolet 2 door wagon...
I really regret letting this one go, although it freed up funds to buy my present ride...it was a real cherry car and I had some real nice plans for it.It went over to Sweden when i lost my mojo for a month or so...should have just put a cover over it and locked the garage for a while until I came around.....there you go, 20/20 hindsight.
Hmm...cars I wish I still owned:
55 Chevy Bel Air, 2dr post, two-tone Yellow, Black interior, 454, automatic
70 Mustang Mach 1, R Code 428CJ, 4 speed, Calypso Coral, Vermillion interior
67 Fairlane GT convertible, S code 390, 4 speed, Clearwater Aqua, Black interior
69 Mustang Mach 1, R Code 428CJ, 4 speed, White, Maroon interior
The Model A in my avatar!
JUst a couple of mine.
This did not turn out the first time
both o/t cars, but the 71 camaro ss 350, one of 8377, complete numbers match with 36k, the other a 67 rambler rebel sst 770 rag top, have yet to see another. 290 v8 power top/steering and brakes. cool car, looked close to a 69 satellite[sp?]
I don't sell them, I just keep buying more...why would anyone sell car they like?
my 55 gasser
both my 65 impalas
my 67 ford fairlane gta
my 64 galaxie 500 xl big block coupe
and my 2004 mustang cobra i sold when i was 27 to buy my house. have pics of all of them and everytime i get a new cell phone i send the pics to new one so i still have them to show people.
This one, 53 Chevy 210 still had the 235 and powerglide, and ran great. Can't even say I sold it, I traded it for an old junk motorcycle when I thought I needed a bike. Nothing like being young and dumb.
1966 Bonneville convertible, 389 w/TriPower, auto, red/red/white interior, 8-lug wheels, power and air. One of thirteen like it. Traded a '68 Impala hardtop with a 327 auto for it, had just over $250 in it...of course, this was 1976, and gas was a whopping 66 cents/gallon. Couldn't afford the gas (not at $1.75/hr!), so I traded it on a used '71 Datsun 510 sedan. Which promptly got wrecked a month later!
1969 Dodge Dart GTS 440 auto hardtop, one of just over 600 built, factory car w/3.91 8-3/4" rear, AM, heater, vinyl top, and that is all! Had that in '88 - '89, last I know, it's still in Mass. somewhere. Gawd, that thing was FAST!
1964 Biscayne 2-dr, 283 auto, 3.08 Posi, and that is all it had! Perfect sleeper, blackwalls, white/tan interior, ran like a mad dog, paid $350 for it in 1977. Sold it for $800 a month later!
A blue 1950 Ford 2-dr Custom coupe I bought in 1976, from a neighbor who was asking $300 for it. V-8 3-speed w/OD, heater, radio, bumper guards, dual exhaust with old Thrush steel-case glasspacks, wide whites on stock steelies. Owned that car for just about 15 minutes! Drove it home with the For Sale sign still in it (no price), parked it, and a guy came up and asked if it was still for sale, I said "yeah, for $1,500!"...He came back a few minutes later with the cash. What a sweet runner it was, too!
1967 GMC Suburban. 327 auto, heater, liftgate/tailgate, '69 Blazer buckets, had both back seats, beautiful truck! My first complete restoration of a truck. Best damn truck I've ever owned, too! Traded it for a slick 1962 Lincoln ragtop. Not a good of a deal as it may sound!
I do miss a few others, too. But some vehicles, I do not miss in the least and was more than happy to see leave my life. Some of you guys say you miss "all of them"...either you have had very few cars altogether, or you are just lying. How can you miss "all" of the cars you've owned?
my 56 volkswagen buss in perfect condition (in uk now)
i really miss that bus and propably would never find one again. =(
'55 chevy 210 hardtop...how many of them have you seen?? !!
WOW, to many to count, or remember!
49 Ply. convert , 51 Ford Vic.,55 Chev. ,37 GMC "hog truck",model A chopped, ford replica C cab. and many more. Wish I had them all back.
All of them !
^what he said,3 56 chevs,59 apache p/u,240z,49 stude p/u,36chev,60 elco,65 impala,62 gran prix. all gone but not forgotten
I built it in the 70s sold it to some body in New Jersey about 35 years ago.
If any body knows anything about this car. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. Jim.t.
60 ford starliner
57 Chevrolet 4dr (garage car)
63 Mercury Comet 1st road car (big back seat) 3 singles on a 170cid
66 chevelle ss 396 4 spd (street racer)
65 mustang (married into it)
*72 chevelle ss (402) 4 spd* (bought a house with the money)
76 Olds Starfire with GM road racing panels 300 hp V6 5spd (first real project car)
all of my oval track race cars (15)
'52 2door wagon
'68 Porsche 912
'33 ford roadster
I've learned my lesson , I'm not sell'n anymore !
Of all the cars I've owned/sold the only one I still miss is my old Marina Blue '67 Malibu. A couple of years after I sold it the new owner called to let me know the bodywork had been finished and the car was going into the paint booth the following week. When I asked if he was going to keep the factory color he said "No, it going to be orange with silver SS stripes." I came within inches of losing my lunch.
I wish I would have kept this one. It would have made a bad ass slammed surfer wagon. '56 Ford two door wagons are not too common.
Its in Sweden now and I sure do miss it. In fact, its the only one I regret selling.
My '55 chev 2dr post. What a mistake selling that car was !
I sold so many I forgot but a few I am still kicking my self and one of my favorites in the last 5 years was this 65 Falcon Sedan delivery. Chop top-custom door handles,frenched antennas,rolled front and rear pan,92 mustang GT motor with all the goodies electric windows ,leather interior ect. O well try and live with all the mistakes in life and the thought will kill ya!
My 55 Chrysler was, and should have been a keeper. I converted it to a hemi from a 301 poly using the original 301 block and even had 12 volt...lol She was a fine ride.
In saying that my 52 cheby is a nice ride too.
I "had" to sell this pick up - bought as a highboy - to finance my 29 Sedan...I saw it a couple times and think I would not do it again:
(but I bought another one last fall)
and now a buddy of mine wants this roadster real bad...I know I'm gonna regrett that, too...
My old 65 Galaxie... Such a sweet car and prolly my fav! Right after gettin the fmx rebuilt i sold her to a guy in sweden for 3500 when she started puking oil out of the dipstick...
66 chevelle SS
72 chevelle SS
68 camaro RS
71 Mach I
I could sell them now and buy a couple of real Hotrods
My 67 Camaro rs/ss convertable,396 4speed full power,windows,seats,top,a/c. Bought from original owner in 74 with 24k.
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