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Hot Rods If you could get back a car you sold what would it be

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carlos, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. carlos
    Joined: May 2, 2005
    Posts: 1,382

    from ohio

    Mine is a 50 ford coupe had a senior moment and sold it way before I was ready done50pasrear.jpg
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  2. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,367


    I sold this 59 Ford Ranchero for $500 and a case of Budweiser. I sure wish I had it back

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  3. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 805


    High school 55 Chevy.210 Delray 2 door.Paid 250 bucks!
  4. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,943

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    Don't have pics of it but I would get back my V8 Pinto that I built up.
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  5. 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. 57Ponchoonstreet.jpg
    We went through a lotta shit together. It was always an ol friend.
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  6. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,216


    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
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  7. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,012


    Every 65 Cutlass, Malibu and Lemans I ever had, Yup, I had a few of each.
  8. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,068


    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.

  9. 2manycars2littletime
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 88


    65 Corvette coupe, 396 4 speed.
    Bought it and flipped it....wished I had kept it.
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  10. CAHotRodBoy
    Joined: Apr 22, 2005
    Posts: 340


    This '34 coupe. Couldn't afford to buy it back now even if it was for sale! :(

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  11. 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. 64vette1972.jpg
  12. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,307


    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.
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  13. 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.:(
  14. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,346

    from Berry, AL

    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....
  15. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,667

    from oregon

    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.

  16. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,307

    lumpy 63

    I know its off topic , But it would be my 69 Z28. Oh well still have my 57 150.
  17. riv63
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 84

    from Texas

    1964 Olds 442 and a 1965 Pontiac Tempest hardtop.
  18. Two come to mind: 37 Chevy Pickup, and 59 Chevy El Camino. 37TowingDigger.jpg Picture 022a.jpg
  19. midroad
    Joined: Mar 8, 2013
    Posts: 284


    1929 Chevrolet. Excellent original body. They painted them with baked enamel in Australia Copy of DSCF3705.jpg and most of it was still there.
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  20. This is why I don’t sell anything....

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  21. Had this for 6 or 7years, sold it in 2013 due to financial constraints...........we do some dumb things sometimes.......andyd

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  22. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,926

    jimmy six

    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.
  23. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,791


    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.


  24. 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 !!
  25. Beautiful Merc. I hope it gets to live with you again.
  26. bigboy308
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 144

    from Merlin, OR

    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!!
  27. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,216

    from Wa.St.

    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!
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  28. 34 Ford 3-window, 59 El Camino and 59 Vette. :(
  29. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,367


    51Merc001.jpg Matt with 51.jpg 51 merc in front of house.jpg If I won the lotto I'd hunt down and buy my old 51 Merc back.
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  30. My_34_1962_sm.JPG My_34_1962_sm.JPG 47_Chev_rear_1962_b.JPG Corvette_Centralia_3_sm.JPG 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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