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  1. 35desoto
    Joined: Oct 6, 2009
    Posts: 761

    35desoto
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    Owned my 63 Dodge 330 since Sept 1979 so that makes it 32 years this month
    My 35 Desoto bought it in 1997 and sold it in 2009 making it a keeper for 12 years.
    My 55 desoto s/w I gained in 2000 so thats only 11 years - still young in my garage
    MMMM seems to be theme here - I don't trade my cars often and more likely will keep it.
     
  2. mmtoyman
    Joined: Jul 9, 2006
    Posts: 49

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    I've owned my 57 nomad for almost 43 years, my first car at 16, first 59 El camino about 27 years and my second 59 El Camino for 19 years, still have them all.
     
  3. synchro7
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 336

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    I've had my 56 T-Bird for almost 44 years and my 30 model A for 40 years.
     
  4. Big Daddy's HRS
    Joined: Aug 15, 2011
    Posts: 22

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    Bought my 55 from my uncle when I was 17, still have it. Bought my other 55 when I was 24 still have it and drive it everyday (if it's not bad weather). 39 now. Whew sounds old when I type it down like that.
     
  5. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605

    Mercchev
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    Have had my Grandfather's 56 Chevy since I was 14...37 years and counting
     
  6. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,133

    RAY With
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    45 years on my mustang which I purchased new in October of 65 and 35 years on my 51 truck--Still got em!!
     
  7. 3 or 4 years would be a record for me.

    I have a stude now that has been mine since '04 but it isn't running for sure and hasn't in that time frame and I have given it away a couple of times. It has been titled to me since '04 and the title has never changed hands.

    I suppose that doesn't count. So 3 or 4 years would be a record for me.
     
  8. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,168

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    from Mass Bay

    I have had my 40 pick up since 1967
     
  9. chopper cliff
    Joined: Aug 19, 2011
    Posts: 265

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    from lodi ca

    My 28 closed cab p/u got it in70 on the road in 80 survivor of 2 divorce's, 140.000+ miles, and like a timex, it takes alicking and keeps on ticking. my 28 coupe for 26yrs, on/off the road. Cliff
     
  10. FEBCO
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 74

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    My 40 Willys coupe since 1968...... 1941 Willys 4 door since 1979....1968 Buick Skylark conv. since 1980.....1955 Nomad since 2003.....a whole lot of others I wish I still had....Fred
     
  11. segajeep
    Joined: Sep 13, 2011
    Posts: 60

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    My 71 Beetle was my first car, got it in 99.

    Fresh paint...mmmmmm

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    Lately.

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  12. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,291

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    Got my 37 Chevy p/u in 76,tore it apart in 77 but did not see the road until 2000. Had a 50 Chrysler and a 53 Olds for 22 years.
     

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  13. easttown
    Joined: Jan 29, 2011
    Posts: 49

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    I bought this for 475 bucks when I was 20....I'm now 58...still have it and drive it!

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  14. My first car, I've had it since 1958, and I am now actively rebuilding it. I spent all yesterday polishing off casting marks on front end parts, and today running down some nuts and bolts.
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    last week was riveting a new front crossmember in the frame, and I got it off to the powder coater on Tuesday.

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    It is my 1929 Ford cabriolet, body on the table, that motor in front of it is planned for my newest car, a '29 coupe.
     
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  15. I had just turned eighteen and over Thanksgiving weekend of 1962 I bought my 41' Ford convertible ( picture in profile )from Ron Fletcher of Ft. Wayne, Ind. I still have it. It's gone through some changes over the years. Hoping to have it at the Detroit Autorama next year ( downstairs, this is a driver ). If anyone from the Ft. Wayne area should remember this candy red convertible I would sure like to learn of it's early history.
     
  16. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503

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    '55 Chev BA 2-dr hdtp--11 years. wish I'd never sold it.
     
  17. RedGrizz
    Joined: Dec 29, 2011
    Posts: 2

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    from Bend OR

    I bought my 56 Chev 210 2dr originally in 1975 when I was 15
    drove it from San Mateo CA home to Oregon , followed my Mom the whole way only having a learners permit at the time.
    Short 56 video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G713iTdsQjo
    The 31 Olds coupe I bought in 1980 in a wrecking yard in Madras OR.
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  18. 46MoparMan
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
    Posts: 23

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    I have owned my 46 Dodge since I bought it at 12, so now 15 years! Geesh, she is my longest relationship :D
     

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  19. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417

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    Got the '40 coupe in 1967, when I was just fifteen. The '41 pickup came along right after I finished pilot training in 1975, and the '29 roadster was finished in 1982. Don't have a lot of turnover around here...
     
  20. My first 1931 Dodge Brothers DH6 business coupe.....got it at 13. I am now 59, so...46 years.
     

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  21. Started my T tub in 1980. My daughter has had it since 2007, but it is coming home next summer when I deliver her T coupe I am putting together this winter. Coming up 32 years that the tub has been in the family. Not leaving any time soon. Still love that car.

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  22. '42 Chevy coupe. Bought it in '79 for a friend. He never came to get it. still have it. It has been sitting at the media blaster for the last 7 years. Probably should go get it sometime soon.
     
  23. burnout2614
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 612

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    My o/t drag car 23 yrs. Took 36 yrs to talk my Uncle out of my 48 aerosedan. peace
     
  24. coupster
    Joined: May 9, 2006
    Posts: 860

    coupster
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    from Oscoda Mi

    I got my 55' Chevy Nomad in 69', sold it right before moving to Mi in 2005. I just couldn't bring them all.:mad:
     
  25. I got my 32 Chevy in 1972.A lot of other cars came and went but the Chevy is still with me.
     
  26. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 496

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    Owned mine since 92
     

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  27. scootrz1
    Joined: Apr 16, 2011
    Posts: 265

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    from usa

    i have had my 69 superbee since 1979 and 69 r/t since 1980 had some of my bikes longer
     

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  28. BELAIR1957
    Joined: Oct 14, 2009
    Posts: 61

    BELAIR1957
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    from PA

    I bought this 1957 BELAIR in 1979. My nephew started to redo it when he was sixteen in 1990. When I get tired of it I will give it to him. I am 62 now, maybe when I hit 70 I will give it to him.
     

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  29. I've had my 30 Ford coupe since high school I graduated 1n 69 and started working on it then. My daily driver was a 47 4 door Ford with a 394 olds, it sits in a friends field. I keep saying I'm goiing to redo it , but it hasn't happened yet. Steve
     
  30. Von Richthofen
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 246

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    I had this 48 Plymouth 11 yrs sold it Feb,last yr
    bought a bike and got totaled out in a wreck in
    July
     

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