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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. I bought my 59 when I was 17. Got it on the road a few years later. Now rebuilding it for the 2nd time. I'm 35 now.
  2. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 659

    flux capacitor

    My first car. In a few months I'll had her 30 years, got at Age 14 in 1986. Built from ground up out of 2 cars. 72 body & Driveline from donor Big Block Monte. 454 / TH400 / 12 bolt 3:55 posi. Putting my skills I learned on this build & others to use on our 53 moredoor which been in family 5 generations ! Flux image.jpg
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  3. lahola1
    Joined: Mar 22, 2011
    Posts: 16

    from sedona, AZ

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    I bought this '57 in 1976. I'm just finishing up the restoration now.
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  4. I found this cool old thread, and thought it needed a bump. My 34 Dodge I've had for 37 years. I first saw it as a kid in the 60s. 018.jpg

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  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,613


    39 years ago

    37 years ago


    35 years ago

    26 years ago:

    17 years ago:

    3 years ago:
  6. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 923

    jim snow

    image.jpeg 17 years and counting, Snowman
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  7. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,320

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

    We should be reporting miles driven in this thread as well as years owned.
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  8. I can only speak for myself, but I never had, or hooked up an Odometer in my Hot Rods until the last few years. lol I relied on the officer to tell me how fast I was going. He was even nice enough to give me a copy for my files too. ha. ha. Ron...
  9. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 951


    I've had my '55 Chevy 210 2dr for 46 years. I've owned my '34 Chevy coupe for 34 years.
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  10. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,071

    from oregon

    Well I see we have had some "late models" in this thread so here is our 65 Nova:rolleyes:
    My bride and I bought this just before we were married in early 83.
    The ODO clicked 100K the day I bought it, and it has only been driven less than 100 miles.
    It has almost as many jackstand miles due to it being a perpetual project for 34 years.
    Has seen two iterations of build styles; first was a stock/resto-mod and the next was whatever "trendy" category you might want to tag it at the time, mostly hot rod I guess.
    I'll save the details for anyone that wants to convo me.


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  11. 57tailgater
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 655

    from Georgia

    I have had my truck for 37 years and it got me thru my 2 stints to finish college that were 9 years apart. I have had some others but this is a keeper as my mom was instrumental in getting it for me as a Christmas present. One day she'll be back on the road when other priorities are taken care of.
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  12. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,613


    About 150k on my truck since I got it. Showed 33k on it in 1977, probably went around more than once, it burned a quart of oil driving it home ten miles!
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  13. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,682


    [​IMG] I've owned my '56 Nomad for over 25 years, driving it over 300,000 miles in that time.
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  14. Vics stuff
    Joined: May 24, 2014
    Posts: 275

    Vics stuff

    I bought my 1957 Chevy belair 2 door sedan in 1975. Still have it. I also bought a 1941 ford Pick up from my ex girlfriends parents in 1985 , still have it and I also have a 1932 ford 3 window coupe that I bought in 1989 and also still have it.
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  15. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 696


    Here are two of mine.
    The 27 roadster I have had since 1975 and sold to my son Brandon in Dec. 2015, 40 years.
    The 1932 pickup I got in 1984 and still own. 31 years.

    DSC03055 (800x600).jpg 32 and 29 (2) (800x600).jpg
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  16. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,348

    from Mayberry

  17. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 696


    continuously with both.
  18. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,609


    owned 39 yrs-just took out of 6 yrs storage-sold 57 Fuely last yr we owned 38 yrs MVC-008S.JPG
  19. Caprice89
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 201


    Owning my 65 Mustang since 1996. It's for sale now.

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  20. Hot Rod Rodney
    Joined: Jun 20, 2014
    Posts: 158

    Hot Rod Rodney
    from USA

    Usually about six months. "Finished" is just another word for "For Sale."
  21. My 29, I've had for about 40 years, as for miles , three SBCs and two Pontiacs mills. Drove her as a daily in the 80s, even had snow tires, and heater when needed. She always had a pillow for a seat. I gave a nice old farmer $100 dollars for her. She's priceless to me, not so much to anyone else. Also still have my 68 Vette I got in 1970, I was 17 and in High school. Also still have my Dads 67 Bonneville convertible he got new. 20160113_131330.jpg 20160113_140600.jpg 004.jpg I may be a little sentimental. lol Ron...
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  22. That me at 16, and my Mom. 002.jpg
  23. Had this one since 1958 or 59, just about finished with the rebuild
    Not quite sixty years.
  24. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,260

    from Nicasio Ca

    You lived in that house and had a nice new convertible? Sounds :)

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  25. joel
    Joined: Oct 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,557


    My avatar 54 years
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  26. socal34
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 289


    Since 1963 1934 Ford Phaeton lonestar roundup 061.JPG
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  27. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,360

    jimmy six

    image.jpeg Sorry it's not a "rod" but I guess it could be considered a classic. My father had it from 1943 until his death in 1963. It's been following me since so 73 years in the same family with the same nome on the pink isn't to bad. It's 1939 Sport Scout. I didn't restore it until 1996. Shares one side of the garage with my HD and LSR roadster.
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