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History longest you have owned one classic/rod?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by skull, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Count Scrapula
    Joined: Oct 13, 2004
    Posts: 585

    Count Scrapula
    from Mid TN

    This one's been in the family for 45 years. My dad bought it in '70.
    And this one's been with me for 30 years.
  2. My '36 I owned for 17 years and my Super Sport for 23 years.
    Wish I could have held on to others I let go of.
    Never enough money or storage space to hold them all.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015
  3. Babar40
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 311

    from Florida

    Seems I'm just scratching the surface with this gang; 20 years this month (almost on the road!).
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,424


    I owned my 39 Deluxe Ford Coupe from 1975 untill 2002 when I sold it. My convertible I bought in 1997 started driving it n 2002, and still own it
  5. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,255


  6. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,457

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Bought my 57 Chevy when I was in 4th grade. Im 36 now. Wont sell it any time soon still
  7. Those photos are way cool VA HAMB.

    <<< I've had my '57 since high school, 1975, so about 40 years. I've owned it longer than anyone else.
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  8. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,523


  9. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,803


    Have owned Avatar car 52 years.
  10. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 868

    Bearing Burner
    from W. MA

    I have had mt 34 Buick 3 window coupe since April 1973
  11. Great picture x10, VA HAMB
  12. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,074

    Atwater Mike

    Bought my '55 F100 as a 'vandalized recovery' in '72. Got it running in '73, has been my daily, shop truck, Bonneville/local drags support vehicle (turned 102/13.40 at Baylands thru mufflers and street tires in'82) up 'til now.
    Many hot rods, some 'kustoms', but my truck has been with me for 43 years. Still seems fresh...
  13. Hotrodhog
    Joined: Aug 11, 2011
    Posts: 169


    Have had my '31 Chevy since 1976....still not on the road due to typical life happening...getting close though

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  14. Down South Racer
    Joined: Feb 11, 2006
    Posts: 173

    Down South Racer

    I've had my 57 Chevrolet 150 Utility Sedan since 1964.Thats 50 years and counting.
  15. How about a little girl (ladyhrp) that inherited her grandmothers wagon that was purchased new in 1954 so it's being in the family for 61 years now.HRP



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  16. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 595

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    my brother-in-law has had his 33 Chevy 5w since 1966. been rebuilt twice & needs it again
  17. I have had my 1951 Hudson from 1971,it took till 1977 to get it up and running!!Uncle Bill
  18. I've had my '40 Ford since '69, it's been in the family since '41.
  19. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 343


    I have had the 55 in my avitar since Aug. of 72. My first car. and no, it didn't look quite like this when I got it.
  20. 39 Deluxe
    Joined: Nov 9, 2014
    Posts: 65

    39 Deluxe

    62 years with the Ford.jpg The old 39 in my avatar has stood in for two family weddings. My parents in 1952 and my nephew's in 2014.
  21. harleycontracter
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,875


    Have my 72 Chevelle SS since new.
  22. If a Whizzer counts,,I still have my 1948 I bought new,,used it for my paper route,,,now just sits as I.m too old to ride it,,but it still runs ownership spans 67 years....cost me under $100.00 when new
  23. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,443

    from MN,USA

    Still have my first hotrod. 35 years and still not finished, but I have enjoyed driving it anyways.:D
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  24. Russ V.
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 277

    Russ V.

    On Farm Pad, \'58 (Medium).jpg I have owned my roadster pickup since 1956...first drove it in 1957. 3 engines, 4 paint jobs, lots of upgrades over the years. It has been a good friend for nearly 60 years!!
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  25. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 343


    I looked again at these photos this morning and realized both photos not only have the same couple and car, but the same house in the background. Look how big the tree is in the newer photo. Fun post, thank you VA HAMB.
  26. frosty-49
    Joined: Oct 13, 2014
    Posts: 118


    Bought my Ford (in avatar) in 1988. It was target practice and it was rough. Always wanted one and have been driving it for 12 tears now. Car all original running gear, full house flatty with OD. Put about 25 K on it so far. See you all in OC in May.
  27. The first time I owned this 32 coupe I had it 15 years before I contracted a case of stupid idiocy and sold it. So thats the longest I have owned a pre 48 rod.
    Good thing is I bought it back in 2012, never to be for sale again. I will leave it to my son or one of my daughters.

    Half sized front quarter.jpg
  28. Ric Dean
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 477

    Ric Dean
    from Central NY

    longest you have owned one classic/rod?

    ... That be my Deuce 5W Basket Case bought in about 1973 it still has the original weathered paint. It was totally stripped but not cut up in the 1940s as the guy was going to make it dirt track car (racer), so I have been collecting period parts for it over the years; last year I was able to get a fresh 51 Merc Bored & Stroked 278ci Full Race Flathead and now I’m trying to get all the suspension pieces together.

    Ric Dean

  29. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,883

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

  30. Bought the truck in my avatar in the summer of '86.

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