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History How many years have you had your car on the road?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. I know a lot of you guys like to have a different car every year where others keep the same car for many years.

    I have gone through a lot of hot rods over the years but my old '32 beater and I have been together for 31 years, that's a lot longer than some of my pals marriages.

    How many years have you owned your car? HRP
  2. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,840


    Got my 31 in pieces in 1975 when I was 13. Been on the road since July 1987.

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  3. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,495


    Wife's 55-42 years, my 40 11 years.
  4. Since the fall of '07...
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  5. cs39ford
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 755


    E9265D06-DB19-4464-8554-B0F08B5F0369.jpeg This one since 1990 29 years.
  6. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 566


    I turn them over pretty fast- have had the '46 since 2011 and for now plan to keep the 3 I have-
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  7. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,429


    My 59 pickup? since Feb 77 (that's over 42 years)
  8. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,417


    32 years on the 40.
  9. The 33 pickup has been on the road longer then I have been alive, lol. Grandpa put it together in 1990.
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  10. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,845

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Since 1968,-------Over 300,000 miles to date.
  11. proartguy
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 355

    from Sparks, NV

    Bought my '53 panel 45 years ago this weekend, June 23, 1974. Three paint jobs, 3 engine/transmissions.
    My '51 - 35 years, '64 Comet - 34 years and my '37 Chev - 29 years. I am a buy and hold guy.
  12. Out of the 44 years I've owned it: Zero. Kinda embarrassing, but I refer to the '29AA as "deferred gratification," since it has remained subordinate to resurrecting a family farm, remodeling a house - twice, a divorce, change of career in my early '30s, a second marriage, remodeling the house once again, adopting a baby boy and raising him, sending him to college and now to medical school, building a house 15 years ago, and for the past four years retirement. I'm apparently in no hurry, and learning some new car-building skill each day.
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  13. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,243


    Well; this isn't a competition, but not many folks can beat Don at 51 years. I've had Clarence since February of 1973, though; 46 years.
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  14. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,590


    My 40 ford 17 years my 70 chevelle 25 years
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  15. ladyhrp
    Joined: Mar 16, 2007
    Posts: 161


    I really can't lay claim to having my wagon on the road that many years, I took possession of the car in 1983 and drove it several years until a spindle self destructed and the car was parked in the barn until Danny literately drug it out and started restoring the car.

    The wagon didn't actually get back on the road until 2012.

    My grandmother Jessie purchased the wagon in 1954 from Blue Ridge Motors and it has been in the family since it was new..
  16. I've been driving my '63 since 1972 ... 47 years.
  17. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,321

    from California

    I've had my 61 Dodge for 30 years. I'd say it has been "on the road" it's whole life, though I don't drive it too much.
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  18. Bought my avatar wrecked in 1989. Had it 30 years. Drive it weekly.
    Bought my OT stock '31 Model A 4 door in 1981. 38 years. Drive it 8-10 times a year.
    Bought my '55 first series Chevy panel in 1972. Had it 47 years. It's apart right now. I'm undoing all of the bad things I did to it in the 70's.
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  19. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,140


    My roadster has been on the road in both forms (stock/AV8) now for 7 years.
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  20. pckasmin
    Joined: Dec 15, 2011
    Posts: 39

    from East Coast

    I’ve been driving my 1948 Chevy Sedan since 1972. Drove it to high school. My father bought it new in November of 1948.

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  21. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,845

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Yes, at 86, I'm slowing down a bit, still love chasing those lines!
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  22. The 29 cabriolet has only been on the road about six of the last sixty years I’ve had it. The 51 club coupe has been on the road for about twenty of the last 23 years.
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  23. a50merc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 973


    Well I had my Mercury since it was 1 year Old & I started
    to drive as soon as I was out of the Service in 54 I also rode a Motorcycle!
    The Merc was Bought after it was in a Accident on the Spot in NYC
    it ran in to a ell Pillar & I Bought it on the Spot.
    so thats about 65 years that I have driving my Merc Plus my Bike

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
  24. With my 56 being a survivor, it was never really off the road since new so that makes 63 years...but I have only had it on the road now for about 8 and a half of those under my care. I have, however, put 15% of the total miles on the car though too so the rate at which I am stacking on miles is more than the previous owner. :D
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  25. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 802

    jim snow

    20 years in July. Snowman
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  26. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 946

    lumpy 63

    8 years for my 56 pu , but I drive it every day.
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  27. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,773

    Atwater Mike

    My '55 F100 was bought new from the Ford Plant in '55, by a line worker there. He immediately customized it, gave it to his nephew in '60. Truck was stolen in '71, recovered, and sold to me, in Feb. '72.
    It has been my shop truck, 'support vehicle' for our numerous Drag cars, twice to B'Ville, and daily driver for what, 47 years? Yeah, 47.
    I'm rebuilding my '55 steering box, had enough of the Toyo 4 X 4 P/S.
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  28. Since 87 for my roadster.
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  29. I bought my 32 Chevy in 1972 ( Only the second owner by the way) We have both changed a lot over the years!!!:eek:
  30. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 657


    32 pu srtart (400x285).jpg 32 pu srtart (400x285).jpg 32 and 29 (4).JPG
    first picture in 1983 when first running, second picture 2014.
    still running now 36 years.

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