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How many cars do you have and how many is too many?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jleavesl, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,514

    from Diablo Ca.

    I have 8, 5 are classis, 4 are Hamb Friendly. 3 would be nice. I tow rig, I daily, and I Toy. Not gonna happen cause I can't part with the other toys.
  2. PossumJR.
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
    Posts: 423

    from Walls,MS

    2 finished hot rods, 2 racecars , 2 project cars and always looking for the next one!. Cant imagine being married to someone who tells me i cant get more cars or that i have to hide my cars from. My wife doesnt care how many i get or how many i bring to the house. Shesd rather me be there than at a bar somewhere.
  3. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,510


    I learned a long time ago it's best not to list the cars/vehicles I have nor the guns I have publically.
    The three Hamb friendly rigs have been mentined numerous times over the years and include the 48 Chev 3100, 31 Model A Victoria and an accumulation of parts that will be known as a 1919 Buick 2 seat race car style roadster in the next few months. There are other projects including one that gets to haul the other projects around and haul pieces for them and a couple that will get taken to a stage where they hopefully will get real interesting to someone looking for a drivable project to finish their way.
  4. I read a interview a few years back where Billy Gibbons was asked this question.
    One is too many, but a hundred is not enough. Was his reply.
  5. clentinc
    Joined: Nov 23, 2013
    Posts: 25

    from Louisville

    most think you cant have to many but just having a place to store and rebuild them is the biggest issue. But I Have 2 of them a 54 Hudson and a 49 ford truck haven't started working on yet.
  6. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,648


    amen on hiding em from wife and friend charlies credo is 10,000 dollars and 10 acres....
  7. smeggy
    Joined: Jan 18, 2014
    Posts: 1


    hi all, Ive just joined as Ive just purchased another 'project' to add to my collection, that takes me up to 27....!!! is that too many???
  8. bartikus
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
    Posts: 236


    I have 5 36 Studebaker dictator, 64 ford falcon wagon, 73 mercury comet, 95 suburban, and a 2007 Mazda 6. Only the suburban and the Mazda run right now they are our daily drivers. I would say you have too many when your wife is threatening to leave if you drag home another one. But in all serious I think it's a case to case situation. Depending on your room, how much time you can devote to the cars, and local laws about non running cars sitting in your yard are all determining factors.

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  9. 55 Ford Gasser
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 529

    55 Ford Gasser

    50 Ford Tudor sedan - 80k miles from 1995-08 - was daily driver
    50 Ford F1 - looks like Tow Mater - daily driver
    55 Ford Victoria 2dr ht - Gasser - restoring it
    55 Ford F350 wrecker - saved it from the crusher - it's for sale
    55 Ford F350 - parts for above wrecker
    57 Chevy Belair ht - daily driver - building for my son
    57 Chevy Nomad - wifes - getting ready to go in shop
    57 Chevy 210 4dr wagon - Ollie Dean's old drag car - it's for sale
    63 Plymouth Valiant signet 200 - wifes
    64 Plymouth Valiant - parts car
    67 Mini - full race - built by Clive Trickey - magazine car in England 1967-72
    71 Ford F150 - daily driver
    01 PT cruiser - done up 50's style - wifes - waiting to be redone
    03 Mini Cooper - wifes daily driver
    04 Mini Cooper S MC40
    09 Ford Flex

    I need to get rid of some and concentrate on projects. Another thread asks how many over 63 have finished projects. I'm 63 now and hope to be able to finish a couple of mine. The wife is tired of waiting for me to do her Nomad, that's why it's headed for the shop. The one I really would like to finish is the 55 gasser.
  10. Tank
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 749


    '28 Ford Speedster
    '30 Ford 2-door sedan
    '30 Ford Coupe, Flathead V8 powered
    '31 Ford Std. Phaeton
    '31 Ford Special Delivery, Woody
    '53 Merc
    '79 Chevy C-10 Shortbed, Lowered.... A lot...
    Daily Driver Tahoe
    and a Harley, and a Vespa...
  11. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 881

    Bearing Burner
    from W. MA

    It's like an alcoholic 1 is too many and 10,000 is not enough.
  12. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    A T bucket and a '79 Olds Cutlass, for rainy days, that will probably get a SBC this year. My long term goals are constantly changing, but one thing is certain. I'll probably always have this T Bucket. It's the most fun I've ever had on four wheels. It's loud, can only seat two and rides like a mule, but it makes me smile when I'm feeling down and it's what I always wanted.

    If I was to stumble into some big money, I'd THINK about building something else or just make this one better. I have a friend with four cars and it seems to work for him. Not for me. One's enough.
  13. '92 corvette
    '83 dodge w250(truck of hell)
    '29 dodge
    '67 f350 motorhome conversion
    '74 f150-trading for a '52 buick
    '84 bmw (race car)
  14. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 341

    from california

    48 Studebaker convert done
    35 Hupmobile done
    51 Ford woodie done
    50 Ford woodie project underway
    31 Ford coupe project waiting

    too many is when you have no more room
  15. samthebarber
    Joined: Dec 25, 2013
    Posts: 2


    29 desoto hotrod work in progress
    64 biscayne kustom done once and almost done again
    66 nova lil ways to go
    84 chevy stepside done
    12 camry daily
    10 focus back up daily
    11 custom built bobber
    81 honda cafe cm

    and always looking for the next one,i have a problem
  16. 1940 Convert
    Joined: Jan 13, 2014
    Posts: 4

    1940 Convert
    from Illinois

    1912 Maxwell Mascotte
    1940 Mercury 4dr convertible
    1966 Pontiac Tempest convertible
    1979 Buick Regal Pro Street
    1998 Dodge Ram 1500
    2007 Toyota Corolla

    I recently sold a 1970 Plymouth Satellite and a 1937 Slantback Ford. I think I'll be selling the Regal and Mercury soon. I'm losing my free storage.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  17. RenoSlim11
    Joined: Feb 9, 2014
    Posts: 1

    from Plesanton

    I have four rides beside my daily driver:
    1960 Ford F100-Close to being a driver
    1939 Chevy Master Deluxe (Project) (for sale) (Redding Craigslist)
    1968 Ford Torino GT (Project)
    1995 Mustang GT HO (donor for the Torino)

    Funny...I don't feel or look like a new guy...
  18. Flatblack 31
    Joined: Oct 14, 2011
    Posts: 239

    Flatblack 31

    2-1931 Model-A's
    1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe
    194? Crosley powered TQ Miget
    2-1959 F100 shortbeds
    1986 Porsche 944 Turbo
    1998 Lincoln Mark VIII

    Personally..... I don't think you can ever have enough!
  19. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,391


    You don't need that 56 El Camino any more. I'll take it off your hands...
  20. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,391


    7 old, 3 new. When I was a kid I collected Hot Wheels. They just got a little bigger...
  21. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


    Only one HAMB friendly I'm sorry to say.

    1953 Chevy 210
    1969 MGB GT
    1972 MGB roadster
    2013 Land Cruiser
  22. '51 Norm
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 704

    '51 Norm
    from colorado

    I have several. Now that I have a few acres they are easier to hide, and lose.
  23. I have 15 that could actually be considered usable cars. And I have decided thats too many.
  24. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    1939 Ford coupe SBC
    1941 Ford 2-dr SBC
    1946 Mercury coupe basket case 47 merc engine and or SBC
    1950 Studebaker commander-minus engine
    1948 Chevy panel truck SBC
    1955 Chevy wagon SBC
    1969 UltraVan motorhome Corvair engine
    Late model Dodge pickup

    Need more buildings and more money for more cars that I don't have time, energy, or money to work on.
    I can quit----if I want to.
  25. sam03
    Joined: Jan 15, 2014
    Posts: 6


    There is never enough. Currently have 6. But I'm always looking for another.
  26. 1929 3 Window Willys Overland Whippet with 1952 Desoto Hemi powered.
    1936 5 Window Coupe Ford.
    1940------- Not yet
    1953 Chevy Hardtop custom.
    1968 Firebird Coupe 400. 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, 0-60ft in 1.6 seconds. ( For sale)
    1968 Firebird Coupe 400 87th one made in 1968. AC Factory two tone paint.
    1968 Convertible 400 4 sp, Tri- Power, Long branch manifolds, deluxe black interior, factory 8 track, tilt wheel, power top, power antenna, power brakes and steering.
    1974 Big Block convertible Corvette. Both tops, leather interior, factory 454. 1 of 300 made.
    1976 Chevy 2500 454 Truck.
    1982 Harley Davidson Sturgis.
    1989 GTA Trans Am Convertible 350. 1 of 50 made. 78 factory options.
    1991 Fleetwood Southwind 30ft RV 460 Ford.
    1993 Jaguar Black leather, black paint. Daily driver.
    2003 Chevy Savana 1 ton truck with 6 liter engine.

    A car of every decade from the 20s to the 2000s. Except a 1940s car. Need to sell my fun Firebird coupe.
  27. ThompsonSpeed
    Joined: Oct 4, 2011
    Posts: 131


    I have too many.....newer ones anyway, never have enough older ones.

    3 S10s (all junkers/daily drivers)
    1 old plymouth
    2 old chevys
  28. SChotrodder
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
    Posts: 18


    I have to many newer cars, need to swap for older ones
    1940 Chevy (future project, thinking gaser)
    1948 Ford (driver/ongoing project)
    1969 GMC (454,hope to be driving this summer)
    1974 Chevy truck
    1984 Cutlass
    1985 BMW 325e
    1990 Chevy truck
    1997 Suburban
    2001 Civic (daughters car, but she does want an old truck)
    2006 HHR (wifes car)
    And building a flathead and collecting parts for A model buid.
  29. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,721

    from san diego

    In the past two years , I got rid of five cars so now I am down to seven,
    1916 center door hot rod, 32 phaeton , 32 3/window, 33 phaeton, 36 3/window, 40 coupe and a chopped 46 coupe. I need to sell one so I can buy my kid a car and have some money to finish off the rest, ya I am 55 and reality sets in and ya , space is a problem and I can't decide whether to sell the center door or the forty coupe, sugestions are welcome
  30. High5
    Joined: Jul 2, 2012
    Posts: 185


    I have 4. And that's just about right. Two are for sentimental reasons. The other two because they are just fun to drive.

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