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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. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,486

    from Owasso, OK

    This one.

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  2. toxic waste
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
    Posts: 383

    toxic waste
    from Iowa

    1948 International KB 1 sold it early 2000's. It went to Bakersfield Ca. Now I'm looking for it ,I would like to see if I can buy it back.

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  3. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,409


    I hear ya!!
    I had a 66 Satellite, 383, 4spd.
    I bought it for $400 in 1983. I can't remember what I sold it for but it wasn't much. The car cost me a lot of money, If I wasn't twisting "U" joints out of it, or ruining clutches, I was standing in front of the local judge begging for forgiveness and enrolling in driver training classes to get my points back down below 12.
    Here is the only shot I have of it ( I had it on stands installing a posi rear axle)
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  4. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 3,350

    from michigan

    A steel '40 Willys coupe...old gasser.
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  5. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,058


    Yes, my 383 ,4 speed dropped a few drive shafts also [mine was medium turquoise with black western stitch interior]. Damn, I miss that car .Cost me a lot of money in tickets also. The Mopar bug bit again last week after 30 years and I picked up a 64' Polara roller,it's gonna be fun.
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  6. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,491


    My 1930 ford roadster body or my 53 ford p/u.
  7. I always admire your Merc everytime I see a pic of it. One of my favourites.
    You must have been really in a difficult phase of your life to sell that one.
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  8. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,148


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  9. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 363

    Donut Dave

    The best car I've ever owned, sold about 15 years ago, went to Northern California, has anyone seen it!!!!!

    Yellow Hi-Boy.jpg
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  10. Mine would be my 56 Vette, had it for 12 years in storage. Body tags said it was originally Venetian red with white, 265, factory twin 4, powerglide, all numbers matching through and through. It needed more work and money than I could afford. It came from Northern California, it was road raced, which translated to ALOT of front end fiberglass damage. Then it was customized. All the side trim was glassed over, Headlights were extended and frenched, grille was extended and pinched. Painted Candy Purple Flake with Purple shag carpet. How is that for an image. It was black and white tuxedo when I got it. But all the numbers matched. Sold it in 2004, it has been sitting in the new owners garage ever since. someday I may end up owning it again.

    it checked almost all the option boxes according to the build sheet
    RPO Description Production Price
    101 Heater n/a $123.65
    102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking 2,717 $198.90
    107 Parking Brake Alarm 2,685 $5.40
    108 Courtesy Lights 2,775 $8.65
    109 Windshield Washers 2,815 $11.85
    313 Powerglide Automatic Transmission n/a $188.50
    419 Auxiliary Hardtop 2,076 $215.20
    440 Two-Tone Paint Combination 1,259 $19.40
    449 Special High-Lift Camshaft 111 $188.30
    469 265ci, 225hp Engine (2 4 bbl. carburetors) 3,080 $172.20
    471 Rear Axle, 3.27:1 ratio n/a n/a
    473 Power Operated Folding Top 2,682 $107.60
    Total Production: 3,467
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
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  11. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,152

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I didn't sell,it was stolen in 1964 from my yard in Miami Fla.,found out 7 years later it was under two other junk cars in a junkyard in Sanora Ga. gutted of Rocket V8 an other parts. Not savable at the time. HenryJ at DinnerKey.jpg
  12. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,700

    oldiron 440

    I'd like to have my first car back, 66 Fairlane two door hard top. I sold it because I was 20 and had four cars and couldn't afford one.
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  13. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 5,161


    I do miss this car, a 32 was my lifelong dream car, owned it 7/8 years. The man I sold it to had it about a year, wrecked it, rebuilt it, sold it, went to Germany. Thinking, selling was not one of my best decisions, Plenty of 32's for sale if I decide to open my checkbook.
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  14. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 336


    I had a nice 66 Fairlane GTA, 289 C4. What a great car, I paid $500 in '82. Love to have that one back.
  15. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,849

    from Michigan

    In addition to my '29 roadster project...
    This 1937 Chevy coupe.
    Stored in a barn since the early '60s.
    Original, complete, straight, minimum rust. Even the mohair interior wasn't too bad. Had it almost road-ready. Just finished installing a 235 I rebuilt and adapted to the original trans. As you can see, the hood, fenders and running boards were still off. Brakes didn't work yet either. Bombin' around the farm anyway. No problem with about 1/4 mile of driveway. Throwing gravel and fishtailing around the barns. Woohoo!
    Unfortunately, sold it "in a fit of responsiblility"... I've heard others here utter and mutter.
    Always wanted a '37 or '38 coupe.
    Won't ever have another.
    It went to the east and was built as a gasser. The new owner/builder offered to send me a picture of it finished.
    I declined. :(
    car - hot rod Rick's 1937 Chevy.jpg
  16. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,493


    All of them...….
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  17. brasscarguy
    Joined: Jun 12, 2010
    Posts: 183

    from seattle

    In 1965 I bought a 1959 Ferrari 250 testa rossa factory grand prix car. I got it running and loved it to pieces. I paid $2500.00 all apart. My ex wife wanted a house so I sold it for $12,500.00 and paid cash for our 1st house. I sold it to an old west coast sports car racer Pete Lovely. He did a so so restoration and kept it for 25 years. He sold it to McCaw from McCar cellular for $4.5 million. There was a recent sale of the sister car for $17 million.

    So I no longer have the wife, or the house or the car. Damn I really miss the Ferrari

    just sayin'

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  18. 1940Willys
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 495


    My 64 Ford Econoline Van. Built up 200cid... Holly 500 Crane cam Clifford Research goodies.Funky picture of a picture DSCN4430.JPG
  19. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,970

    from illinois

    I wouldn't mind having my 55-56or57 Chevy's back but the one I'd really love to have back is my 65 Impala , 327-300horse 4-speed Muncie ,3.36 posi bench seat , all factory , not overly fast ,but what a great road car !! Bought it in '68 , sold it 73 , put over 100,000 miles on it , worked at the Chevy dealership , overhauled it at 88K...
  20. Exactly

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  21. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,256

    Cliff Ramsdell

    My OT 1968 Dodge Dart GTS, 340, 4 speed. Matching numbers car I got from the original owner in 1979.

    Cliff Ramsdell
  22. Last Hoorah
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 107

    Last Hoorah

    sold my 40 sedan to finance a 32 roadster build. The guy I sold it to traded it to a dealer.
    Been trying to find it for years. 40.jpg
  23. My 1st car was a 55 chevy{even though it was a 4 door }I still bought it. It had the 283 motor bored out 30 over with a 4 speed trans. Bringing it home it didn't have a gas pedal just the rod sticking thru the floor board. Back then I just slapped a set of tags off another car just to get it home.I got on it a little bit coming home and the darn gas pedal rod got stuck in the floor. The light had just changed to red and I couldn't stop so I went thru it and to top it off a cop was sitting there. Why he didnt chase me I don't know and was thankful. I had a lot of fun with it and a lot of minor tickets to go with it. LOL. Bruce.
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  24. 1940 Ford chopped convertible, 1965 K-code fastback Mustang.
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,423


    Not too long after I graduated from high school in 1967 I bought a 1961 Pontiac Bonnevile convertible. 389 factory trip-power, auto 8 lug wheels. Later I replaced the auto trans with a 3-speed. I never actually sold the car, when I got out of the army my (brother-in-law) had sold the heads from the car, dumb me never said anything to him, so that is my bad. He became an ex brother-in-law soon after, and I lost track of the car. Anyway that is the one car I would love to have back.
  26. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,102


    Impala SS 327 4 speed . Sold it in ‘99 .
  27. mantuajohn
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 952


    Here are 3 of the many. The 65 Corvette I bought fresh out of the army. My "36" paid $3600. and it had 3600 miles on it! Traded it in on a new stick 66 Buick Grand Sport. Running and driving 50 Anglia sold it for $1000. The worst was the 34 Coupe I bought for $600. and sold for $1000. and thought I did good. Most of the are 50 years ago. Peace, Mantuajohn

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  28. 66 Chevelle SS. 396/375HP. 4 speed. Tire roaster. Probably junk now, but it would be my junk.

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  29. Boy that's a hard one. So many cars so many years. I guess I would like to have my '64 Chevelle back, but I doubt that there is much left of it by now that was 40 or so years ago.
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  30. Bill Nabors
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 283

    Bill Nabors

    Too many to remember alright, but two come to mind. I sold my 36 ford pickup to Jim Harden, from Sacremento, while we were on the first Americacruize in 1993. I know he enjoyed it because it kept popping up in mags. I had a lot of fun with it, but it paid to get me into law school, so it was a good investment.
    I also would like to get my 27 hiboy back. It was a blast. Sold it and bought a farm. Another good investment. Buyer still has that one so I hear.
    Both were very dependable and I would love to have them back, but I have moved on. I have five projects in the works now.

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