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Hot Rods Do you have a car that is not for sale

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  1. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,108

    Dave Mc

    The Chopped 48 Ford in the middle of this pic is the only one I would sell , but only because I need garage space , not trying very hard to get rid of it , fun car but IMG_0375.JPG I have three more ( not pictured ) that are sitting outside
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  2. CJ 56 hemi
    Joined: Oct 25, 2011
    Posts: 107

    CJ 56 hemi
    from NJ

    I would have to be in trouble to sell the 55. The 63 is for sale [​IMG]

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  3. Los_Control
    Joined: Oct 7, 2016
    Posts: 721

    from TX

    Ok I want to share a story.
    Had a off topic hot rod, it had to much power for the original rear end.
    I bought a similar car that had the correct rear end I needed.
    I had several people drive by and stop, ask if my parts car was for sale, answer was no.
    No problem, have a nice day.
    One time this kid stopped by and asked, I said no.
    He then broke into a tirade, demanding to know why I was wasting his time and I should put a not for sale sign on the car
    The answer again was no :rolleyes:
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  4. leadsled56
    Joined: Aug 12, 2013
    Posts: 45


    I'm going to chime in here. I, like most every one else here, have sold cars that I wished I had kept. I've also passed on cars that I really regret not buying when presented with the opportunity. At the moment I have the 2 Lincolns. One is close to a driver and the other is a decent, very do-able project. I would be willing to sell either one if someone is genuinely interested. My problem is I do not like to deal with people that try to low ball everything they ask about. I'm more the type to set a fair price and stick with it. Is that wrong these days? I don't want to ask twice fair market value and then haggle till the cows come home. I do have several family-owned cars that will not be for sale so long as I'm able to USE them. Too many memories to let them go. I'm at the age that priorities change along with physical limitations so something has to change as I age, I get that. I'm not going to hang onto cars just to be stubborn as that leads to a project for someone else that costs more then the end result is worth and that is wrong to do as the car will get parted or scrappped. Cars need to be loved, preserved, and driven. If you can't do that then pass it along to another enthusiast that will keep it from rotting into the ground. Great to see all the cars on here that are not for sale due to whatever your reason may be. Just be open minded when you reach that point that it's time to let it go and pass the a flame to the next guy or gal.
  5. This one is my baby and not going anywhere!:)
  6. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,005

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    "Do you have a car that is not for sale"
    My '40 p/u..but realistically, if I was offered some outrageous/far more then it is worth, amount of money, I'd sell it.
    So, I don't have any cars that are not for sale.
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  7. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,647

    from Woburn, MA

    Mine's not even done yet and I already made the decision to never sell it (unless the money is drastically life-changing, LOL).

    Every guy I've ever talked to that sold the first car they built has expressed DEEP regret to me.

    All my other junk is totally negotiable though and I've got one I'd sell ya right now ;)
  8. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,764

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    my 57 chevy will never leave me. bought it in 4th grade. Not totally on topic for here (lots of late model drivetrain). Been with me almost 30 years (and im only 38) so its not going anywhere
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  9. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,658

    from east , tn.

  10. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,550


    I would not sell that one either.
  11. Anything I have is for sale if the sale price can replace it or make it better. ;)

    I am usually more likely to trade then to sell, then money is not an issue its all about both of us getting what we want.
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  13. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    1986. I had a '59 Caddie convertible. White top, white seats, 3" white walls, black carpet and dash.
    "Pink Cadillac" was all over the radio and I had a friend who owed me a favor.
    Bright lipstick pink. Even with the pink and black fuzzy dice.
    We were going up to the mountains for a picnic. This dude in a corvette pulls up and wants to buy the car.
    Light changes, we go. Next light, he still wants to buy the car.
    We pull into a parking lot and I let him look. He still wants to buy the car.
    I tell him the dont wanna sell price, he takes it.
    I regretted it before the taillights were around the corner.
    Wife was soooo pissed.
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  14. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,227


    This one. Wanted one for 19 years before I got it, have had it almost 27 years and over 300,000 miles
  15. My father and I have a 55 and a 57 Belair that he bought in the early 70s.
    I can't go near the cars without someone stopping and asking if they're for sale.
    Sometimes I just tell people if I wanted to sell these cars do you think I would have to wait for a guy on the street to walk up to me?



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  16. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 5,627


    Currently have 5 Hobby cars, 2 I'd rather not sell, 2 for sale that only have had car flipper type offers (I'm not having a fire sale) But in reality would sell all of them for the right offer ( silly $$$ way over value of car) I like my cars (Passion For The Hobby), Love my Family, Dogs and My Life in general. IMO there's not a car that can't be bought for the right offer. I might feel this way as I'm sneaking up on 70 and we've had a life changing health issue that puts things in a different perspective as what's important, clock is ticking. Like everyone, have had sellers remorse once or twice, but thought it through for a time period and what's the worst can happen, buy it back or another car of that type, But I've never spent years in the garage and my life savings on a car, for me, Racing and Hot Rods have been my Hobby, not my life, so I understand that man had one obsession for years would have an emotional attachment and that's a good thing as Passion drives our Hobby IMO. Everyone, Have A Great DAY !
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  17. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,416

    Bandit Billy

    Ok, keep the 55 and the 57 but will you sell the 56 pictured?
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  18. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Better look at the "56" closer:)
  19. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    My first car (white 55 210 post) I wouldnt sell again if I had it back and others I wouldnt want to sell again but if I hadnt sold/traded them the first time I may not have gotten to experience all the ones Ive had. Sell one and hafta get another
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  20. [​IMG][​IMG] I always told myself that I would sell my '31 3 window when it was done but the more time and money I put into it....I don't think I could ever sell it, now as for my pops '40 panel and my '55 3100 these are 100% never getting sold, I plan on being buried in my '55 or giving it to my eventual kids (as long as I know they truly would never sell it) haha

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  21. It's a 55. We don't have a 56. Only a third of one.


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  22. yep, but it's not HAMB material...or a car for that matter. The old one-ton with which Dad and I hauled no tellin' how many tons of watermelons out of the Rio Grande valley, or from the Farmer's Market in Birmingham, or Pecans out of Louisiana back to Arkansas to sell over the years. It sits in the yard now annoying the neighbors and the lawn nazis but it starts and moves under it's own power...set for restoring back to how Dad had it as soon as other things are paid off.
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  23. jailbar joe
    Joined: Nov 21, 2014
    Posts: 373

    jailbar joe

    yep i have 3 cars...and none of them are for sale.....

    but if someone is offering silly money.....then i am silly enough to take it
  24. Early Ironman
    Joined: Feb 1, 2016
    Posts: 553

    Early Ironman

    And how's that worked out for you?

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  25. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,093


    Actually, it's worked well, thanks.
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  26. els
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016
    Posts: 359


    I have a few I would like to keep. One thought about your toys, " THEY SAY YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU". What happens if you pass on and you get to the pearly gates above and they ask. WHERE'S ALL YOUR STUFF??????
  27. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,416

    Bandit Billy

    Well that's a dirty trick :cool:. Never judge a book by its bumper.
  28. Gr8punkin
    Joined: Aug 25, 2017
    Posts: 29


    I have two cars that are family heirlooms, which will stay with me until my kids get to fighting over them. The first is my 1950 Chevy truck that my grandpa bought from the dealership here in Albuquerque, it was their shop truck for a couple of years so it wasn't new when he bought it but he still got it from the dealer. The other is my 1937 Packard twelve convertible. Dad bought that one in the early 70's and used it for tours for the rest of his life. Not to mention it's the very first car I ever rode in, weddings for the family, and both of my kids first car rides were in that car.
    Someone could offer to pay off my house and office mortgages and I would still say no.
  29. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,815


    My dad bought the sunliner new so its not going any where,the 37 was a uncles farm beater that I learned to drive in and had the family of the original owner contact me and even though its not going to be for sale I was hoping they would have offered me stupid money for it. The cab is too small to be a long distance driver and if they offered me stupid money I would have a 40 Ford coupe or sedan.

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  30. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,163

    51 mercules

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