The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carlos, Dec 28, 2018.
Mine is a 50 ford coupe had a senior moment and sold it way before I was ready
I sold this 59 Ford Ranchero for $500 and a case of Budweiser. I sure wish I had it back
High school 55 Chevy.210 Delray 2 door.Paid 250 bucks!
Don't have pics of it but I would get back my V8 Pinto that I built up.
I wasn't finished with my trusty ol 57 Pontiac but sold it when I got rich on a new job and bought a 64 'vette coupe. Wish I'd kept the Pontiac. I put a '59 Pontiac 389 and a Muncie 4 speed in it. I miss it. I'd love to finally finish it.
We went through a lotta shit together. It was always an ol friend.
No pic. 18/19 yrs. Old an saw two lane black top, Sold my 64 Sunbeam tiger project for $800., To buy a ratty 55 210... That I wish I had back second... h-hee
Every 65 Cutlass, Malibu and Lemans I ever had, Yup, I had a few of each.
No photos, but the cars I would like to have back if I got a "do-over".....
MY first car in 1968......1963 Chevy II Nova Hardtop with a nicely warmed up 230 6 banger. Traded away for a 350 Kawasaki Big Horn.
My first Hot Rod.....1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor (Very solid car!) with a 389 Pontiac. Sold for some ridiculously low price that I've conveniently forgotten to protect my sanity.
65 Corvette coupe, 396 4 speed.
Bought it and flipped it....wished I had kept it.
This '34 coupe. Couldn't afford to buy it back now even if it was for sale!
Yeah, I wish I'd kept the 'vette too. 327/4 speed, 4.10 posi. I bought it for a measly $1400, had it painted black and I'm too embarrassed to post what I sold it for in '72.
What else? A 1956 Chevrolet, Model 150, Utility Sedan (that I actually owned twice). I bought it originally for $80.00, and it wound up as a street cat with a 360 HP 396, Muncie 4 speed, and 5.38:1, stock type, Positraction rear end; the same basic combination became my first dedicated drag car, but with a built Powerglide and 12 bolt rear end, with a 5.38:1 gear set on a Moroso Brute Strength Differntial. I had to SLOW
the car down because it did't have a roll-bar, and I did't want to install one at the time. When it was on that auction site we all know and love, it was a full on, Pro Street/Drag Car dipping into the EIGHTS! The asking price was 56K; that's $56,000.00 USD! I talked to the current owner, who had done most of that work, and he was the third owner since I owned it last. It was the winner of a Super Chevy event at Seattle International Raceways one year, as a street car, only running in the tens. The only thing I did't care about the car, was the guy he had gotten the car from, had put Model 210 quarter panel trim on the car. I still kick myself for selling it, but the front engine dragster I'd bought took all my time, effort, and $$$. Should have kept that one too. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
I wish I would have found a way to keep my 59 Vette. Sold it during a divorce for a measly $3600 and now it would take more than ten times that to buy it back even if I could find it.
26-7 T Sedan body and frame, 36 Ford pickup cab and broken frame, 38 Chrysler Royal Coupe roller, 47-8 Ford long door coupe, complete car that needed building. A couple of OT 67 Mustangs, a 66 Chevelle Malibu 2 door hardtop, a 77 Firebird Formula 400.
Probably a few more OT ones I can't think of right now....
If I made a list of all my previous cars, closed my eyes and pointed at one it wouldn't be wrong.
I think if I based it on a semi-rare or collectible car I might pick the 64 Chevelle model 300 two door station wagon I owned in the early 70's.
Was just out of high school so didn't know a lot yet but I do know that I hated the 425 Olds engine that the previous owner put in it, other than that it was a really nice one, had a Muncie 4 speed and a real low geared 12 bolt.
I know its off topic , But it would be my 69 Z28. Oh well still have my 57 150.
1964 Olds 442 and a 1965 Pontiac Tempest hardtop.
Two come to mind: 37 Chevy Pickup, and 59 Chevy El Camino.
1929 Chevrolet. Excellent original body. They painted them with baked enamel in Australia
and most of it was still there.
This is why I don’t sell anything....
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Had this for 6 or 7years, sold it in 2013 due to financial constraints...........we do some dumb things sometimes.......andyd
62 Chevy II 100 coupe. 283, 4-speed, 61 Rochester FI, L-79 cam, 4.56 for the weekend, 3.08 weekdays.
Built in 63 from a 4cylinder-3 speed, radio delete from the Carson water district. Sold in 1966 $450.
Bought a 65 Chevelle Malibu hardtop, powerglide for the wife....sold it in 1976 $800. Wish I had them both back.
This car lives in Germany and I think about it every day.
This one lives with my uncle in Raleigh, so maybe it will live at my house again someday. Maybe.
Ya, I don't sell much of anything any more. If I could go back in time I wouldn't sell the 40 Ford Panel truck I had. The previous owner of the 63 in my avatar has asked for it back a number of times. He owned it about 7 years I've had it for coming up on 47 years. I don't think he's getting it back !!
Beautiful Merc. I hope it gets to live with you again.
This was in the late 50', early 1960's-----
Two cars---First was a 1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 two-door sedan, Standard transmission. Yeah, miserable to shift quickly, but Hella stout--
Drove car back and forth from Nor CA school to SoCa home many times and usually way above speed limit!! Never missed a beat!
Second, I dodn't own, but belonged to my friend, who worked in a gas station and was anal about his cars. 1949 Chevy Coupe, Blue, wide whites, nice rake, etc. We put a 1956 265 V8 in it, a floor shift kit for the three speed etc. Just a really nice car.
I came home from school on a weekend, my friend picked me up in Ventura, driving a nice 55 Chevrolet 2-door sedan. I asked about the 49 Coupe, he said he traded it in to the Dealer for the '55---Dealer gave him $400 on trade in!! Hell, I hadn't bought the Olds yet and had $700 saved for a car!! I coulda shot him right there!!
We are still friends, but I do remind him of that Coupe now and then!!
Unfortunately, unlike some of you, I live on the Quarters on top of my dresser so in order to buy/build a new toy I have to sell one. In this case the sale of this one got me a down payment on a house!
34 Ford 3-window, 59 El Camino and 59 Vette.
If I won the lotto I'd hunt down and buy my old 51 Merc back.
My 39 Ford coupe, bone stock, pretty car.
My Olds powered chopped, channeled, and lowered, 34 Ford 1/2 ton. I did all the work myself. I sold it because I liked my Buick powered 47 Chev coupe more at the time.
Then I sold the 47 Chev in 1963 to cover my university tuition.
I had a 64 Corvette coupe, with the 300hp small block, 4 spd M21, and knock off wheels. This was a beautiful car that I thoroughly enjoyed. I sold it in 1970, because my wife was expecting. She still has not forgiven me after 50 years. If I mentioned it to her right now, I would catch an ear full.
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