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Should I sell my '40?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by toolz1175, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    The fact that you are considering it tells me that you are not totally in love with it as much as you thought you would be. Is it this is exact car that you are not in love with, or is it the 40 in general. I always wanted a 58 chevy, once I got it, it was a delray, the interior was so dang blah, that I sold it really quick. If this particular car is not the right 40 then sell it. Even if you pay 20 for one that is further along and in a better state for what you want, you will only be into it for 10K. Just a thought. The only regret you would have is if you sold it for what you paid for it, if you sell it for what its worth, you can pay fair price for another, and all being said you will be in it "right"
  2. You've got to keep it. No brainer, no regrets.
    You'll never find a better deal and the car is clean.
    It's a car most guys would love to have and many would sell body parts for...
    Human body parts.
    Their own...
    Most likely an eye ball or a kidney 'cause once you give up an arm or a leg, you can't shift as well and turning, while shifting? Fu'ge-da-bou-dit!
  3. 1950 mercury
    Joined: May 14, 2011
    Posts: 21

    1950 mercury

    Keep it you have been wanting one for 30 years.
  4. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Find another one first THEN sell it to him for more, always moving forwards. I also have wanted a '40 & I've settled for a rough pick up, now a neighbor wants it, it took all my will power to turn the deal down, but as said before once it's gone and the missus gets a sniff of the cash......
    Tell him there's a couple of '40's on Racing Junk go buy one of them.

  5. speedyg948
    Joined: May 3, 2008
    Posts: 163


    lets see waited 30 years, paid 4 grand for clean rust free car. its kinda a no brainer..keep it! will probably take another 30 years to find a deal like that and by then you'll be too old to enjoy it!
  6. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717


    keep keep keep.
  7. dlotraf
    Joined: Apr 7, 2010
    Posts: 113


    40 coupe is my second favorite car. 30 years ago I found one. Ex drag car, badly butchered, except for trunk lid which was perfect. I did not have the money to build it and so finally sold it. I have regreted it for 30 years. Unless you are broke and really need that new kidney, I'd keep it. You will regret selling it. If you don't...... well then you really didn't want a 40 after all............... JMO.
  8. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 514

    from tasmania

    i would keep it if you have done nothing to it in 12 months then re think and call the cousin but for petes sake its a 40 coupe why would you want to sell it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! one day i will get one, but over here 40 coupes a rare but when one comes up it going to be purchased and never sold
  9. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    lets see you paid 4000. for it.say you put 15,000. in it. well now you have a done 40 for 19.000.i dont see you buying one even near that.keep it. ive sold a 55 chevy that i cannot replace anymore.and ive been sick about it since the day it left the driveway.
  10. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,057


    A deal of the century, I wouldn't sell the coupe, a sedan is another story as there are plenty of them around, but a coupe in that shape is almost unheard of at that price. Believe me you will enjoy the coupe a ton more than all that money in your pocket while searching another 30 years for a forty. Get out there and start cleaning the car up and you will be happier than a lark. good luck
  11. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 956


    you never find another one like it ...
  12. 351cmach
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
    Posts: 83

    from Ma

    Sell it and buy mine :D
  13. otas
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 183


    Like most have said, keep the car. I am a forty lover for sure. Had several. Lots of sedans, built 2 converts and sold a really nice coupe, back to the original family that built it. It was a good day to see the son of the builder get it back but that has been 6 or 7 years ago and I finally found a builder coupe here on the hamb about a year ago. Nice west coast rust free car. Paid about twice what you paid for yours but I have learned my lesson. Coupes not for sale. Way too hard to find. Hopefully will start on it first of next year.
  14. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,122

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    You bought the car of your dreams for a Hell of a good deal. Along comes an outside influence that wants you to make concessions to fulfill his dream. If a relative of mine, had my "car of my dreams", I would have kept tabs on it, and not let it get away. This would not even be a consideration for me, keep the car.
  15. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,372

    from South Indy

    If you could take the 15 grand and buy one already sorted out to your liking then yes. If you want to BUILD ONE then no.
  16. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,989


    You will likely NEVER find another coupe in that condition for anything close to that price. Keep it...
  17. gassercrazy41
    Joined: Jan 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,432


    keep it. if it's something you've always wanted and will make you happy, dont get rid of it. plus, you got a great deal
  18. What do ya like more the car or the money? Unless you're hard up you better hang on to that '40!
  19. Since you were contemplating about selling it, you better change your phone number and maybe your address, because that cousin and a million others (including me) will be bugging you to sell.
  20. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Ive got a 32 ford truck like that,My next project ,If I got offered 10 grand ,I wouldn't sell it,
  21. timbo
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 206

    from PA

    Just contemplating the sale of it says that you want money more than the car. Get as much out of it and dump it..... move on to the next "have to have".
  22. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,969

    from Oregon

    If I wanted something that long it would go with me to my grave once I found it!
  23. well my first instint is to keep it. but is "Grandmas" car? has it been in their family for a while? if yes then i would sell it to the cousin and find another. or rather find another in a condition you want then sell it to the cousin. we have had some family sell things out from under us without telling us they were going to. we gladly would have bought them but... it creates bad blood and if there is an attachment of sorts to the car you just might makes someones day.
  24. 01A
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 101


    Just my opinion: keep it, you might find another one, you might not. There are some around, but, based on your description, this sounds like a good one and you are getting in relatively cheap. You will probably pay a lot more for a replacement. Again as previously suggested go with you gut. I built my coupe from a bare frame and parts.
  25. 2loud2old
    Joined: Aug 15, 2009
    Posts: 305


    Don't sell. Too hard to find a replacement later!
  26. blt2go
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
    Posts: 551


    as said earlier, make the cousin find a suitable replacement and trade. i can understand sentimental values and if he truely wants it he will bust his hump to find you the car you deserve as replacement. if he is just trying to get your good deal back to profit he will back down. as you know finding a car like that is getting super difficult. good luck and start your dream.
  27. 1) Do you need the money?

    2) What does your wife - family think?

    3) Get it going and enjoy it, life's too short.

    4) Tell the cousin that he gets first chance when you sell.
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 718


    That car in calif. would bring 20.000.

  29. I'm thinking like that too.
    Don't sell it back or for profit. If THAT particular car means that much to the cousin, he and his family will do their best to find you an equal car. In the mean time, get it running. Fix up the interior. They know where it is, and it isn't going anywhere.
  30. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,772

    J'st Wandering

    Same feeling here.

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