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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hudson48, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,852

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Got my 57 when i was in 4th grade, (9 years old) still have it today, (31 years old)

    It just came out of the paint booth this year. maybe in another few years I'll get to drive it for the first time!
  2. Jims35
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 279


    We have had this 64 falcon futura since 1965 , so I guess thats about 45 years. It's being rebuilt now and will make a trip from Idaho to NC. ,as we gave it to our daughter. Not a poplar car when it was new compaired to mustangs, vets,t-birds gto's ect. but are getting hard to find now. Glad I kept this one and kept it up.

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  3. therobski
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1


    My wife bought this 63 Vette in 68 for $1,200, had to get a 3 year note on it! Has 47,000 miles today. When I met her the car still had a Playboy sticker on the rear bumper and the "fuzzy" dice hanging off the rear view mirror. [​IMG]
  4. OldBuzzard
    Joined: Mar 8, 2008
    Posts: 878


    54 years -

    Bought the '38 Chev pickup in the avatar in the summer of 1956 @ 16 years old. Have had it ever since. Has been off the road a long time and am now getting it going again.

    Daily driver is OT '73 Chev pickup I bought in '76.
  5. bob308
    Joined: Nov 27, 2009
    Posts: 220


    66 vette bought in aug. 77. still have it. 85 harley fxrs bought new still riding it. still have 69 chevy cst pickup short bed fleetside 396 4sp. putting that back together.
  6. 1932 Chevy since 1972. Restored twice now becoming a hot rod.
  7. smalljaws
    Joined: Jul 5, 2010
    Posts: 21

    from corbin ky

    41 chevy coupe got it when 15 learned to drive in it, drag race, drink & smoked my first joint in the night before i was to report to be sent to Vietnam as a infantryman spent my youth in it, my Grandfather bought it new in 41 will pass it on to my son, i am now 62 john

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  8. i got this 1967 HR holden in 1991 when i was an apprentice, i painted it not long after i bought it, so has 19 year old paint job. gets driven 2-3 times a week.

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  9. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Got the '32 5w in '72 so I guess we're about 37-8 years. Have had over 200 cars since I was 16 (I'm 65 now) and the '32 is the only one I'll NEVER get rid of.

  10. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,936


    My 50 ford pickup,my first 4 wheel vehicle since 1971 will have it forever I hope
  11. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,203

    seb fontana
    from ct

    My Shoebox, little over 42 years..My Comet not quite 39 years, bought new in fall of 71'...My 71 Sears Tractor, since 76' = 34 years....just had to mention as I've pushed, pulled, blown snow, mowed grass, rolled it twice [yep, my fault] and otherwise abused it..Rebuilt stock 12hp when I got it and got 27 years before repowering with 16hp...Like putting a big block in...
  12. '66 Coronet 500 hardtop. Second owner. Bought in April 1980. Still have it. Will probably be buried in it, too.

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  13. Hell, once I'm done with a project, I drive it around, work the bugs out of it, and then get bored and sell it. It'll be different with this project, though (29 Model A pickup)...
    But then, I've been saying that for over 40 years now...
  14. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,912


    I thought that I'd had Clarence for a long time, but several above have had theirs longer. I bought Clarence in February, 1973. Therefore 37 years.
  15. ironpile
    Joined: Jul 3, 2005
    Posts: 915


    I feel like a short time owner,have only had my avatar,48 1/2 ton since 1985. Just reciently found and bought an original grille for it.
  16. EZrider
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 46

    from Waco, TX

    I've had my '40 Merc since '58 (before I finished H.S.)
    This pic on a road trip somewhere in New Mexico 1959.

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  17. unkamort
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,014


    I bought my OT sport car in '72. So whats that?...38 years? Fired it up again last year, still sounds pretty good. But it deserves better. Its' turned into a shelf again.

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  18. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
    Posts: 607


    We still have the '57 Chevy I drove in high school. Kailua '75. 35 years? Oh man, I never counted before. I'm old. I better go lay down.


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