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

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  1. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 299

    leon bee
    from Arkansas!

    The nicest, cleanest car I ever had was a 62 Impala 327 I had to sell when I got drafted in 69. I think about that car sometimes; it's like you can't ever go home again. For it to be like I remember, it would've had to have been in sealed vacuum storage all this time. Or something. No way, most likely I'd have wrecked it.
  2. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,533


    A red '69 Corvette ragtop, 350/350, four speed. 3:36 rear end. I was stupid, considered
    it more of a collectible than a fun car. I didn't put on near the amount of miles I should
    have. My favorite ride of a selection of kool cars.
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  3. Jibs
    Joined: May 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,324


    If I could get them back for what I sold them for, ALL of them. If not probably my Willys or my 37 Ford coupe.

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  4. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 611


    No pics but................The 64 Falcon Sprint that I traded for a 70 Dodge Challenger. Love to have the both back!!
  5. I don’t really regret selling anything. If I let myself think like that I’d drive myself to the nuthouse even faster than I’m already going.

    Coulda, woulda, shoulda... Screw that. Build something new and keep moving forward.
  6. Dixon Bastie
    Joined: Apr 7, 2017
    Posts: 175

    Dixon Bastie

  7. Dixon Bastie
    Joined: Apr 7, 2017
    Posts: 175

    Dixon Bastie

    Wow, this is going to be hard, but so far, I've owned 46 cars. I'm NOT boasting, I'm a poster boy for "So Many Cars, So Little Time." Guess I loved them all when I bought or built them, but there are my favorites.
    A 53 Chev 210 two door sedan my godfather gave me when I was 16. He bought it new and thought it would be a good start for me. Black exterior, black/grey interior, 235, 3 speed. A month after I got it, it had split manifold duals, extended rear shackles (remember them?), wide whitewalls with red steelies and baby moons, and heated coils up front. Red fuzzy dice swung from the mirror. Looked good, sounded obnoxious, and held its own with every other ride in the local drive in scene.
    Then we have my Sunset Orchid 57 Merc Turnpike Cruiser. Need I say more about that one?
    My 57 Pontiac Starchief with a swapped in 389 Tri-Power and air ride was a thriller with power everything and A/C.
    The 63 Corvette convertible with a fuelie 327, 4 speed, and 67 side exhausts was a one way ticket to a burial plot, so I sold it.
    My special order 72 Mercury Cougar XR-7 with a 428 and C6 was fun at stoplights, if you know what I mean.
    There were so many more, 54 Merc ragtop, 56 Merc Montclair I put a 400/C6 into, 56 Crown Vic glasstop in pink/white, 56 Safari I put a 421 Tri-Power into, bone stock 51 Merc two door, 68 Ford custom four door sedan ex-highway patrol squad with a nasty 428, 55 Buick special with a 322 and factory 3 speed, and the ugliest duckling I ever owned 59 Catalina two door sedan "stripper" factory 3 speed, into which someone slightly crazier than me inserted a 421 Tri-Power. HATED (loved) that hobo.
    There were/are others, but don't want to wear out my welcome. I'm now much more adjusted and happy with my two 58 Edsels and my 55 Merc Montclair.
    Who knows, maybe tomorrow I'll revert to my old behaviors and buy another (FOMOCO) car.
  8. If I had all the $$$ I had in to all the old car I had and sold.I could buy my own island and retire there.LOL.Bruce.
  9. jhexide
    Joined: Feb 23, 2012
    Posts: 265


    A dark Blue 68 Plymouth GTX Convertable
    440 ,727auto....kik myself good for that one...!!
  10. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,651

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

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  12. One of these two. Either one would be OK. 001.jpg 006.jpg
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  13. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,651

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

    Kicking myself in the butt about it, had it for 20 years.
  14. dimebag
    Joined: May 16, 2009
    Posts: 606

    from Joliet, il

  15. dimebag
    Joined: May 16, 2009
    Posts: 606

    from Joliet, il

    That was my 50 that I had to sell about 7 1/2 years ago to help pay for the adoption of my daughter. No complaints whatsoever-but yeah I really miss the car and would buy it back in a second if I had the chance...motor that I built and detailed even made it into a little snippet in Hot Rod Delux!!!

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  16. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,191


    Hard to choose. Over the years I have got back a few of my builds including my current Chopped 37 Chevy Sedan and my old 37 Chevy Custom Kingcab Pickup that my Son now owns. If I had to choose It might be the 37 Chevy Sedan Delivery that I converted into a Family Wagon style windowed Delivery. Lost track of this one after it ended up on the West Coast. Last sighting was a for sale ad with an asking price of $62,000. Of course my very first car which was a hand me down from by Brothers in the 50's might be a cool one to have back.

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  17. e z i
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 562

    e z i

  18. 420102_201517643289216_100002929463998_364240_617043336_n.jpg When my dad sold his 1935 Ford roadster I wasn't that interested in it. Now I wish I would have been. The car still exists but I would never be able to afford it now. Regrets are sometimes painful. It was a neat car. First hotrod I ever drove. Very chopped! It's a sickness. The white 39 Ford coupe in the line up picture ended up being my first hotrod. I flamed it. I have only one picture of it when I owned it and I have no scanner to post it. That another one I wish I had. 1239896_465550403552604_2004148764_n.jpg Dales.jpg
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  19. 64 Austin Healey 3000
    40 Ford Tudor
    27 Ford Roadster
  20. mcsfabrication
    Joined: Nov 26, 2006
    Posts: 782


    32 Plymouth PB rumble seat. 324 Olds solid roller. B&M hydro. IMG_1153.JPG
  21. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,551

    from SW Wyoming

    Narrowing it down to one is tough. At the present time, I would like another '55 Crown Victoria, to put an FE in, this time with a C6.
  22. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 289


    YES, build it!
  23. oliver westlund
    Joined: Dec 19, 2018
    Posts: 682

    oliver westlund

    54 f100 with front suspension out of a 69 camaro, did a lot of metal work on it and never got to drive it....had a kid and sold my 72 firebird and my 54 ford f100 so we would have some extra loot.
  24. If you would have kept it, it would have stayed in the "awesome" yellow. You preferred to sell it so no reason to complain and insult a fellow Hamber.
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  25. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,595


    This 63 Porsche. I didn't sell it. It got rear ended by a Jeep. I did a nut and bolt rotisserie restoration on it. Broke my heart and made me get out of the Porsche business. ROCK3001.jpg
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  26. off topic for sure, I had Pete Lovely 's hauler in this picture.. He was one of the last privateers.. He raced some great stuff all around the states and in Europe.... Started with Ford roadster, then series of race cars... vw truck.jpg
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  27. 62 MERC.jpg

    and this one also, Its now in Germany.
  28. 56 ford Victoria HTP. Turquiose & white with Turquiose & white Tuck & roll interior. I sold it to a guy who it was his first car, that interior was his 1962 HS graduation present. He traded it in on a new 64 ford. I owned it 18 years.
  29. 1934 Ford five window Coupe.:D I was 14 and in High School, finished the bodywork and could not find anyone to help me build a frame because it was all rusted away.:( It was an original V8 Car and I bought a 1949 sedan to use the engine from. Hood, fenders, grille all went out the door for $500 to a guy in a tractor trailer delivering feed to the feed store from Utah.:( Sold the 49 Ford V8 engine for the original $25 I had invested in both cars. The bad old days, now you can buy that frame anywhere.:mad:
  30. 14Hotrods
    Joined: Jul 28, 2011
    Posts: 13


    54618A45-03F7-43D3-AACC-CDBBDB33E1A9.jpeg Ive been blessed to have been able to hang on to my first car for 34 yrs...... a ‘56 Chevy 2 DR Sedan.
    The car I’d love to put in my garage was my Dad’s ‘30 Ford 2Dr Sedan. If I could just find it!

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