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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,917


  2. Wow.!.hard to choose only one....I'd go for the 30 FORD Coupe in show condition! (but the 47 also grabs my attention) :)
    / primerkid
  3. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 453

    from Minnesota

  4. uh oh maybe get a hold of the FORD FUTURA before it was made into the BATMOBILE ....Now that would have changed things
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  5. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 7,439


    I often go dreaming thru those ancient classifieds and choose my new car. Hey, dreamin ain't a bad thing. ~sololobo~
  6. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 1,962


    Now if I could just get that time machine I bought on Ebay to work...
  7. Of course those prices seem like giveaway in today's world.......but i used
    to pass on $750 and $1200 cars back in those days as I didn't have that
    much money to spend. Fun to read those ads today and dream.......
    I still have a few of those little books I saved.
  8. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,185

    richie rebel

    i remender when i was 16 yrs old,me and my dad went to look at 40 ford cpe with a sbc,the guy told my dad 500 bucks,my dad tells the guy,"your out of your mind" that was 1959,i wanted it bad,but the old man said no,it to much
  9. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,719

    from Texas

    My father told me when he was young he worked for 35 cents an hour. So inflation sucks and its going to keep getting worse.
  10. I would have to be two cars,,, the 40 woody to tow the Larson Cummings roadster,,
    And yes for this old/not so old guy, my first 'real' job, in 1969, I was paid a whole $1.10 an hour. And I couldn't afford the $500.00 57 Chevy hardtop my brother wanted to sell.
  11. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    I like the one you picked Jive Bomber OR this one...

  12. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

  13. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,729


    Imagine the HAMB traditional police if you posted that frontend today:p

  14. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,888


    Holy conundrums Batman!

    What would we do without the caped crusaders trusty Batmobile just the way it should be?

    George started with the perfect basis to create one of the most important vehicles of all time (perhaps a little over-stating things, but hey, who cares?).

    Mind you, any of the GM showcar Firebirds might have been an option.

    Hmmmm, now you've got me thinking about a new thread.........!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,665


    Im with JJ on the black Deuce 5w.. But that 36 roadster for $795 also gets me.. Just needs chopped! :)

    So who's working on the time machine?
  16. Terry Buffum
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
    Posts: 239

    Terry Buffum
    from Oregon

    In 1957, I earned $275/month; my apartment cost $75/month, so these cars were well out of my reach!

    By 1961 I was up to $600/month; in late '61 I got a '62 Corvette, 360 HP, four speed, big brakes etc. There was no reason to be practical, yet, but that all changed two years later.
  17. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,436


    I'm intrigued by the car for sale (by the same owner) above this one - apparently a station wagon with TV and wet bar, wire wheels, Cibie headlights and wood paneling - can we get a scan of the rest of the ad?
  18. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,358


    I found a old classifieds book from 1977 in my 63 Catalina when I bought it and in that book there were 63 split window corvettes from 2700 to 3500. Unbelievable. I'll see if I can get the pics up of the adds. 69 hemi super bees for 1800 too!
  19. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,430


    If you took $2000 in 2012 dollars back to 1958, you could probably buy two, maybe three of those cars. $2000 in todays dollars would equal about $250 in 1958 dollars. Fun to dream isn't it? The woody would be my choice.
  20. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 4,145


    I'm still amazed that my Dad once sold a Model A Roadster for $7.00. Not sure of the year this transaction took place.
  21. I'm pretty sure that 40 woody is jadeidols woody.
  22. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


  23. hotrod-steve
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 28

    from canada

    Its 1967 and Im 16 and my dad will not let me buy a rusty but running 57 Chev CONVERTIBLE for 150 bucks! Dam! So I saved more money and bought a 56 Cadillac for 350.Loved that car but sold it. Took me 40 yr to get another.I would buy that 40 coupe in the pic-still my fav after all these years.
  24. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,081


    .....and then I woke up.
  25. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 515


    No doubt it would be the 40 Ford Woodie. But if I had $2000 then I could pick up the 47 Ford Custom as well. Nice to dream isn't it!
  26. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,404

    from vail az

    I love those old ads. I was way too young then and too broke now. I distinctly remember a 64 Aston Martin somebody put,(hacked) a 327 into and wanted $450.00 for. Dad said no way.
    The hood would be worth more than that today, even if you burned it.
    Also a 64 Linclon that Cary Grant bought for Dyan Cannon with papers to verify.
    $1400.00 was too much for that too. 1974.
  27. Risky
    Joined: Oct 30, 2012
    Posts: 52


    Hell I even miss when you could open the classifieds to the parts section and it was 2 or 3 columns long. It was full of GOOD parts for cheap wether it was the local paper or something national. Now if you look at the classifieds in the local paper its just a couple of ads for late model diesel engines from the wrecking yard. /sigh
  28. AeroCraftsman
    Joined: Jul 29, 2004
    Posts: 313


    A buddy sent me these last week.
    All you need is a time machine and a suitcase full of cash!!!

    Attached Files:

  29. wizzard23
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
    Posts: 711


    That "36 Roadster would do it for me!

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