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Hot Rods Is there a patricular car that you have always liked but never owned

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. I have been a car nut since I was a kid and I don't have a clue as to how many cars & trucks I have owned in my lifetime, I bought my first car in 1962 at the age of 12, I've owned my far share of on and off topic cars but is there a on topic car that you like but for some unknown reason you never found yourself in the right set of circumstances to buy that elusive car or truck.

    As a teenager I loved the 1955 Chevy's, my uncle had one in the late 60's, it was yellow 2 door post, 327/ 4 speed car with a black interior out of a '64 Impala super sport, that car made a lasting impression on me and I can still see it vividly in my mind when I close my eyes.

    How about you guys, is there a car you think, someday it might happen. HRP
     
  2. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
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    I have always thought the 65 Mustang fastback was my favorite designed car. Never even came close to owning one
     
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  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,925

    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    This "little ol lady" 57 one-fifty that parked in front of my house many years ago, she must have been visiting the LOL next door, honestly, I would see her driving it a couple times a year.
    Didn't see her get in it and leave and never saw it again.:mad:


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  4. 63 Galaxie XL...big block/4spd of course. There are other off topic ones as well.
     
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  5. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    from Dublin, OH

    1963-64 Studebaker Avanti, R2 4 speed.
    KK
     
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  6. I had one and loved it, it wasn't perfect but it was a lot of fun, I traded the car for a 1956 Harley, the guy still has it, the motorcycle is gone. HRP
     
  7. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
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    I have always wanted 2 different cars, One is a Hemi GTX and a 40 Willys gasser. Well I'm still waiting for the Gasser. Maybe some day if I can live long enough.
     
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  8. Yeah, a 1932 Ford 3 window coupe. I came close with my 5 window but always thought the 3 window was just perfectly styled. Never found one for sale at the right time and right price.
    Most every other car I have wanted, I found a way to purchase. Then realized after I bought them that they weren't as great as I had envisioned so I sent them down the road with someone else. But some, like my 59 Vette, I regret having to sell and wish I had found a way to keep it......maybe someday.....
     
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  9. CyaNide
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
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    from Texas

    I won’t have enough time to ever own any of these. 49-51 mercury, f100 through 1960, 1964-5 falcon sport roof, comet caliente, and a few off topics. Should have started sooner or sell a few that I have now.

    CN
     
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  10. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    '32 Ford Cabriolet
     
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  11. CME1
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 121

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    Mine would be a 1955 Ford Crown Victoria. Been close to buying a couple different ones at different times but missed both times. One the most wanted I missed by being too slow by one hour. Oh well, some day!
     
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  12. Of the trifive Chev's I've always like the 56's the best. I've owned a 55 and two 57's but for some reason the 56 has remained elusive but ya never know what the future might bring.:rolleyes:
     
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  13. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    Yes a 50 Olds 88, hardtop or convert. Always wanted one, and never bought one.
     
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  14. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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  15. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
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    32 ford 5 window, full height, full fendered.
    I'll never be able to afford one.
     
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  16. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    Wow … what a topic !
    '57 DeSoto coupe
    '40 Ford Tudor
    '53 Olds 98 4 door
    '49 Cad coupe
    '40 Buick 60 series 4 door (C body)
    '38 or '40 LaSalle coupe
    '56 Nomad - a black one
    '59 Impala coupe
    '64 -'65 Chevelle 2 door wagon
    '35 Chev coach
    '56 Chrysler 300
    '49 Ford coupe
    '41 Chev Special Deluxe 2 door
    '41 Chev Fleetline
    '57 Ford Del Rio
    '59 El Camino
    '63 1/2 Galaxy 500XL
    '57 Plymouth hardtop
    Almost any '58 -'66 Bonneville coupe
    '55 Safari
    There's more … lots more.
     
  17. I've been fortunate enough to have owned pretty much all of my bucket list cars. The only ones left would be a Nomad/2 door wagon that actually ran and drove, possibly a 55 Stude Conestoga, and lastly an Iris Mist 64 GTO post.....
     
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  18. That was the very first car I purchased, at 12 years old.

    My dad wore a belt out on my butt! :rolleyes: HRP
     
  19. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    from Tracy, CA

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    AC Cobra

    I don’t want a real one either, I’d just ruin it. If anyone has a stalled project.... ;)
     
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  20. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
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    The list is long, I will start with a 32 3 window, 40 Ford Cp, 56 f 100, 55 Chevy, 58 vette , and more
     
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  21. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    from FRENCHTOWN

    '53 Stude Starlite Coupe (with the post, not a hardtop).
     
  22. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,287

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    from PNW

  23. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
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    Like many, I've been able to snag most of my "grails" over the years, within reality of course, some just long enough to say I had one. There are a few that I know are definitely out of my league, so I don't think along the lines of ever owning one. That said, I would say that a stock 1934 Ford 3 window coupe would be my most desired car. Maybe in my next life.
     
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  24. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    That's funny HRP. My Dad's first car was a 1932 coupe he paid $25.00 for.
     
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  25. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    I guess the three I have wanted to park in my garage is a 1955 Chevy with a blown six and a 4 speed number two is my Dad's 1936 Ford Cabriolet with the rumble seat and a replica of his 1937 Chevy coupe race car. Mmmmmm not letting me upload the pic of race caro_O
     
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  26. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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  27. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
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    57 Eldorado
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    And 49 thru 51 Woodie aaa0f9bd1648f8ec9bf36606813b5946--hot-wheels-collection.jpg
     
  28. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    No, Not really, when I make/made up my mind on what I wanted or thought I needed, I made it happen. As a kid, some things my parents said to me I've always remembered, one being "There are No Excuses, Make it Happen" this was instilled in me from little on and I am Thankful for them. I have passed this onto my children with a few others thoughts of mine. I guess the only car I thought/talked about and just never got around to would be a Corvette, (guess'n I really didn't want/need one) I really like the new ones, C6 and the mid engine 2020 but now too old stiff/arthritic, they're too hard to get in/out, I don't drive my OT Camaro ragtop much because of this.
     
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  29. Owned over 100 in my days, only 1 left is a B-400 and my days are gettin less and less
     
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  30. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    39 40 ford vert
     
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