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Art & Inspiration How many vehicles have you owned since you started driving?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rmorris, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,987

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    1970 Subaru 360.
    1962 VW
    1968 Buick La Saber.
    1962 Thunderbird.
    1972 Thunderbird.
    1965 VW.
    1967 VW.
    1965 Mustang Coupe.
    1972 Pinto.
    1973 Cutlass.
    1985 Ford Escort
    1999 Ford Escort
    1991 Camaro
    2002 F150
    2011 F150
    2018 Escape
    2998 Explorer
    2000 Boxster
    2004 Boxster
    2002 Boxster
    1928 PU
    1931 Coupe
    1963 Chrysler New Yorker.
    1988 Plymouth Voyager Van.

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  2. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,037


    I wouldn't have any idea. Were I to guess, it would be more than 400 cars and trucks, most would have been junkers, who's titles may never made it into my name, but there have been a few nice ones along the way.

    For nearly 20 years, I bought cars for parts that I sold or used, in addition to project cars & trucks, some of which I also sold. Then we need to add in the drivers, most of the time, if I stumbled by a parts car that was the same as something I was driving, I bought it in case I might have needed something.

    One time I bought a project Road Runner. Before it ever got to the street, I'd bought 3 more to get some parts I needed for my project. Often if I needed a part, I would buy a whole car, it was cheaper that way, and then I had extra parts to sell.

    We don't even want to consider the cars that got used up at our local dirt track, one season we destroyed 4 cars on the track, and a couple of those had a parts car as backup. It was a pretty rough season...

    Oh man, then there were the trucks, buy them cheap, sell them to make a few bucks or use them up (usually didn't take very long), sell a few parts, use a few parts on the next one, junk the remaining shell, repeat. I've consistently had a pickup since about 2 years out of high school.

    Selling parts and cars & trucks funded my dirt track cars and my hot rod addictions for many years. If you look in my yard, garage, and lower garage, right now I have 10 complete or partially complete cars and trucks, + one that is my son's, and one that is my grandson's. Gene
  3. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,887

    Bandit Billy

    I've owned 120,000 cars and they all had corvette small blocks, yeah, yeah that's the ticket.
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  4. Don't get me started......hover around 30 or so most of the time.....then the same on my vintage bikes.....think I'm pushing 40 or so in both.....over the years 500 or so......don't tell anybody......kinda funny I had 3 Stude trucks at 18 and one mopar driver as well.....lucky to have stash places back then as well....
  5. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,095

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    7 and I'm 59. I think I'll be tough to beat on the low end of the scale when you consider I've been driving 43 years! All you guys with hundreds of cars must be wrecking yard owners or serious wheeler dealers.

    1) 1955 Chevy Bought in 1975 at age 15 (paper route money).
    2) 1979 Chevy Luv Bought 1981.
    3) 1993 Chevy Cheyenne Bought new in 1993. Only new I've ever bought. Still have it!
    Got married in 1997. Wife had a Toyota she drove until we bought a;
    4) 2000 Expedition(Wife) Bought in 2002.
    5) 2008 Honda(Wife) Bought in 2010. Still have it.
    6) 1934 Ford
    7) 1951 Mercury (future project car sitting in yard).

    Of the 7, only the first 3 were exclusively mine as daily's. Expedition and Honda I drove but usually with Wife/kids along. Since 1995 I've had a Co. service truck I commute home with. Consequently I've only had 3 daily's in 46 years. I still drive my 93 if I'm running errands, etc on weekends. It only has 110,000 on it.
    We'll be replacing the Honda with another family daily soon.
    I bought 3 vehicles for the 3 kids once they turned 16, so you could say 10, however I never drove them as they are considered their cars as keepers, as I transfer the titles over to them when they complete College.
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  6. Perry Hvegholm
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 113

    Perry Hvegholm

    At least 25. Obtained license at 17. I'm 53 now. Bought first Plymouth that same year. There would have been more, but I don't like letting go of them. Two were destroyed in collisions (not my fault) and one caught fire and burned up on me while visiting Vegas one summer weekend (21 window VW bus). Present count is at 5, including one that I bought when I was 19 years old.
  7. Pistnbroke
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 482


    I stopped really thinking about it after the first 400 or so most were cars I repaired or fixed up to sell to supplement my $4.75 an hour job while feeding 2 boys and a wife. The least I paid for a car was a pizza and the most was a years wages. None of them I regretted having or selling.

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  8. Well, if I only include the vehicles that actually got driven and cut off the years at '71 (staying at least a little close to the HAMB era), that puts me at 43. I've had at least one vehicle from '47 model year all the way though '71 except for '48 and '60-61 (not sure how I missed those). Most popular was '56 and '67 at five each, followed by '55, '69 and '71 at three each.

    Most were Ford, although I got into Mercury in the '60s. Other makes were three Chevys, one Pontiac, two Plymouths, two Beetles, and one DeSoto. Seven were trucks (four Rancheros), four wagons, two 'verts, thirteen hardtops, and only three 4-drs. Only one Mustang though, I was never a fan.

    Four were 4-bangers (the VWs and two Anglias), and seven were sixes. All the rest were V8s, and about a 50-50 mix of automatics/manuals.

    I couldn't possibly tell how many parts cars went through my hands, but it was never less than three per year from about '65 to the early 90s, I probably averaged around six. I did 22 one year and it got me evicted... LOL... I sold off my parts stash from that era about 12 years ago and made some really good money.
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  9. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,000


    18 cars, 40 odd farm bikes , 3 tractors, 5 ride on lawnmowers.....
    Currently own 5 cars, one of each of the others above.
    Still have the second car I bought at 18, shown below...........
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  10. This thread just proves that we are all bat-shit crazy!:eek:;)
  11. I wrote down a list around in '77 and I was at 60 cars at the time. It has to be well over 100 by now and maybe 20 more to go.
  12. 1947 Chrysler Winsdor
    1954 Ford Mainline
    1953 Ford Mainline
    1954 Chevy Belair
    1956 Chevy Belair
    1955 Chevy Handyman
    1955 Dodge Lancer
    1955 Buick Special
    1956 Plymouth Savoy
    1953 Ford F100
    1960 Mercury Comet
    The above were what I owned from the age of 16 until I turned 21 in 1969!

    In the last 50 years I've owned an assortment of boring daily drivers, muscle cars, hot rods, motorcycles, semi trucks and 1 boat. They were 1926 thru 2018 year model cars and trucks, of these, I have bought 6 new vehicles...
    1973 Ford Pinto Wagon
    1990 Ford Ranger Pickup
    2000 Harley Road King
    2003 Peterbilt 379 Extended Hood
    2004 Chevy Z71 Crewcab Pickup
    2018 Buick Enclave
  13. 1ton
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 401


    Once bought a car for one dollar. A total POS that was to be my winter beater for one season then part it out. When I transferred title to my name I had to write a check to the state of Illinois for $0.05, yes, five cents to cover the five percent sales tax.
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  14. Just since I moved to Okieland 8 1/2 years ago I've had 70 (all HAMB friendly) all running and driving, down to just 2 now both 32's. Still looking to buy more.
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  15. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,984


    About 50 not counting daily drivers. Mostly trifive, 40 Fords a few muscle cars, some C1 Vettes and 4 or 5 Harleys, a couple of BSAs, a few Truimphs, a Velocette and a couple of Ariels. Currently have wife's 55 (42 yrs) and my 40-looking for another now.
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  16. I don't have any idea but I bought my first car (1932 Coupe) in 1962 and the obsession started there.

    As far as on topic cars that I remember, I have owned 9-Model A's, 10-Deuces, 9-40 Fords & a '39 Chevy sedan. HRP
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  17. rmorris
    Joined: Jun 3, 2017
    Posts: 102


    Yep, definitely race cars.

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  18. I have over 200 at present. I have been making a feeble attempt to sell some stuff.
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  19. Ive bought quite a few that never made it all the way home.
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  20. 1ton
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 401


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  21. 1ton
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 401


    That's funny. What...did you leave them on the side of the road?
  22. malibumonte78
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 250


    I am 30 and my list has 30 on it including all the o/t cars and wife's dailies. Nine of the them have been GM g-bodies and five of those were my namesake Monte Carlos. Currently own 9: 1956 Chevy BelAir 2 door sedan, 1957 Chevy 150 Gasser, 1957 Chevy 210 four door Wagon driver, 1922 Ford Model T coupe, three other o/t collector cars, my wife's SUV and my truck. I like to total up all the model years and try to keep my average older than my birth year. Of all 30 my average is 1983, of the 9 I currently own my average is 1969.
  23. Unique Rustorations
    Joined: Nov 15, 2018
    Posts: 425

    Unique Rustorations

    Over 80 for me all of them titled and driven at one point. Wonder how much I’ve wasted on titles and insurance:) Currently have over a dozen. Only one H.A.M.B. friendly vehicle thou but that will change I’m sure. An odd fact: twice in my life I’ve owned two nearly identical vehicles at the same time. My first two cars were both green on green ‘66 Pontiacs (lemans and GTO - still have the GTO). A few years ago for a short time I had two black ‘05 Explorers that looked identical on the outside but had different interiors. From 25 feet they were twins.

    I’ve decided to start collecting engines instead of vehicles. They take up less space! Lol. Randy

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  24. HAMB-friendly...63, but 145 total including two Harley's and a Ducati motorcycle. If I include up to ‘72, the total is 103. I played with muscle cars for several years before seeing the light. :D A buddy talked me into making a list probably 15 or 20 years ago and I have kept it up ever since.
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  25. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,221


    Driving since ‘76, just off the top of my head I came up with 34 driving cars and a handful of project and parts cars. I may have missed a couple...
  26. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,410

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Crap, I'm way behind you guys. I better go buy a car this afternoon!
  27. sold them to someone who offered a profit.
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  28. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,860

    from California

    I can come up with 24. though I remember I had 30 something at one time. seems like my brain as lost a few over the years. that can't be good.
  29. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,128

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    68 Chevy impala wagon
    75 ford Granada
    48 Chevy coupe
    76 Pontiac Ventura
    72 VW super beetle
    79 Subaru brat
    80 Mustang hatchback
    78 Pontiac Grand Prix
    68 Pontiac Custom S
    56 ford pick up
    84 Isuzu p'up
    78 Chevy Malibu
    78 Pontiac le mans
    75 Chevy el Camino
    75 Chevy Monza coupe
    89 Chevy Blazer s-10
    88 Pontiac grand am
    94 Chevy cavalier convert
    92 Camaro RS convert
    98 Camaro Z28 convert
    00 Chevy S-10 ZR2
    01 Camaro SS
    04 GMC Sierra
    05 jeep gran Cherokee
    08 Chrysler Pacifica
    06 Volvo S60R
    06 Chevy Silverado
    09 Hyundai santé fe
    09 dodge caliber
    75 triumph spitfire
    14 Subaru cross trek
    16 Chevy Colorado diesel
    16 Chevy Cruz
    04 ford ranger
    51 ford Tudor
    30 ford model A
    04 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Plus assorted motorcycles
    and projects that never saw the road....

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  30. I am sooo bad at ever selling anything. The only Hot Rods that I ever sold, was only because I did'nt think I had a choice at the time. { like for the family budget}.:rolleyes: I would have liked to kept them all! But I have been blessed to keep the ones I liked the best. I still have my first car, {a 68 Vette from { highschool. } But here are a few, that I let get away. A 38 Chevy coupe, a very nice 58 Chevy Brookwood wagon, a 58 Chevy sedan delivery, a 49 Chevy panel, a 27 Ford roadster, a 37 Dodge coupe, a 34 Dodge Woody, and the one that I'd like back the most, a 69 SS 396- 375hp Camaro. But you can't keep'en all!:( Ron..... 400.jpg 320.jpg 20161213_084246.jpg 20170314_165903.jpg 318.jpg

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