I guess this might be a question for guys like me that always wanted one, but never thought they'd have one, or maybe not. Some of you have more than one, have been tinkering with them since they first came about, or have dozens laying around. No matter, Hemi, ALWAYS make for good stories. My '55 331 came about at a Boeing car show in year 2000. I'd been saying while building my garage build that I needed a Hemi for my 34, and dumping the 302 HO I had, just knowing I'd never have one. The guy next to me says he has one with a B&M 727 Torqueflite. Its been rebuilt, he has receipts, for $2500.00, says he is retiring, moving to Phoenix, and to come look at it. I did, but had no idea if that's reasonable or not. So I pass on it. Two weeks later at the first swap meet of the year, there he is with a large flat bed trailer, filled to the max with parts and the Hemi. I mention to a couple of buddies his story, and the price. Well the one guys says, "Shit, if didn't have the four I have now I'd take it, buy my 'ol lady would kill me". I ask, " That a good price, I saw the receipts"? Answer was, "What, with the tranny, dual quads, and rebuilt" "You couldn't buy a Junker and rebuild it for that" Well he delivered to my garage on his way home. Was all he said it and the 727 were. Now I'm like a kid in in the preverbal candy store. Love this thing and often just start it up and listening to its powerful idle, when tinkering out in the garage on meaningless little nothing jobs One of the best buys I've made in my almost 80 years. Any more good stories on HEMI buys ? Would really make for good reading, or even interesting other Hemi stories.(lower pic is not of a traditional HAMB friendly 34 but maybe it can slip by this one time. ?? If not I get it.