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  1. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
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    My 56 IHC s120 4x4, and my 71 Ford Bronco. Both ot, but still....
     
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  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    A few used Studebakers,I miss my ;
    53 low 2dHT V8,55 Low 2d HT V8 and 57 Supercharged Golden Hawk.
    I kept my first 28A Hotrod,*I built for highschool in 1959,but I had built a full custom Henry J in 60,that was stolen in 1964<
    That J would be extra fun to have back*****,my "J"made Car Craft mag in Jan 63. Image-05.JPG
     
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  3. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,874

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    Probably this channeled’32 roadster. Sold it about the time Brookville started producing their bodies. I did keep my wheels and the coded 327/350 hp engine out of her. Got market value for it though : C3987C36-963E-4158-81AC-24524F069DF0.jpeg
    Or maybe my’68 hemi Road Runner…
     
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  4. Splitbudaba
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 603

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    8F48B72F-2BBC-4E18-BC32-6715AC1AB847.jpeg My first car, my ‘57!
     
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  5. knucklenutz
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 102

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    I bought this '47 Coupe from a friend in 1989. Nosed , decked, shaved. It had rolled pans front and rear, hand built 1/2" stainless tube grill. Motor was 59A with Edmonds 2 deuce intake and Evans heads. 39 trans, 4 inch dropped Super Bell axle. Sold it ten years later. Not forgiving myself for that BIG mistake.
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  6. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Most of the cars I had when I was young were fairly worn when I got them and I didn't help matters. A few I wouldn't mind still having are my 54 Mercury Convertible (first car), my 58 Impala with a 348, stick and tri-power, my 65 Galaxie, my 64 Lincoln sedan, my 70 Continental Mk III and all three of my sprint cars.
     
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  7. hemihotrod66
    Joined: May 5, 2019
    Posts: 600

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  8. Bruce Dern
    Joined: Apr 20, 2021
    Posts: 64

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  9. 0ldracer
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 590

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    1957Nomad.jpg
    1963-1968 I really should have kept this one!!!
     
  10. I would like to have the first car I bought back, a 1966 Fairlane XL 390/4speed, but I guess in all of the hundred or so cars I have owned I do really regret selling my 1959 Corvette. I know I would have still owned it today if I had just gotten past that divorce settlement.
    This is not the one I sold, but an exact image of it:
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  11. Guy Patterson
    Joined: Nov 27, 2020
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    OT 1970 Plymouth Duster with 340 4speed. That car was fast an sweet to drive, kick myself evertime I see one
     
  12. The Magic Ratchet
    Joined: Apr 8, 2019
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    OT but my 1969 W-31 Cutlass. Sold it cheap to my then brother-in-law who totalled it, repaired it, blew up the engine, replaced it with a big block Chevy, then totalled it a second time beyond repair.

    Lou Manglass
     
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  13. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
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    I have to admit that letting this one go was a mistake

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  14. ........You got that right!
     
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  15. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,082

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  16. Blue Moon Garage
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
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  17. There were dozens, but one that stands out was the primo '58 Chevy convert I bought for the 348 and scrapped the rest.
     
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  18. Joe Blow
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    Just perfect.
     
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    this is the only one I really regret losing. 1962 327, B/W T10. It was my college car. After VietNam, grad school, marriage, a kid, and a new house, it was time.
     
  20. ... Uh ... yep .. I agree! ...
     
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  21. There have been many that I would love to still have, but not too many I honestly regret selling. A couple come to mind.....OT 66 Corvette Conv blue with white top & interior, OT 66 GTO conv 4spd, but the one I really wish I had back was this 60 Ventura (stock photo as I never took pics back then). This car was so clean & had so much potential, but somebody else wanted it more than I did at the time, so I opted for the big profit instead of the car!

    God Bless
    Bill
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...ar-transport-hauling-open-or-enclosed.614419/

    Pontiac_Ventura_coupe_1960_1000_0002.jpg
     
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  22. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
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    I bought it with every intention of building it. But, someone else came along and offered a price I couldn't refuse at the time. In retrospect I wish the buyer had never shown up!
     
  23. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
    Posts: 953

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    Hindsight can really kick us in the butt............. We've all been there.
     
  24. I just built them to drive, never fell in love with a car.... until now. Took me a while to get the 60 El Camino, it's staying here. ;):D
     
  25. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    No pictures of it, but my first car was a 1955 Ford Fairlane that I put a 430 Lincoln engine in.It was my high school car. I sold it when I went to college after I bought a car that had 271 horsepower in it. I sold it for $150!






    Bones
     
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  26. big john d
    Joined: Nov 24, 2011
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    from ma

    while in the army in 1970 a good friend traded in his w30? olds foe a porsche and very shortly traded that in for a brand new 1970 grabber blue ranchero with a 429scj with 4.30s and a shaker scoop and c-6 it was fast enough that you very fast got beyond steering and stopping ability with the stock e or f 78 14 tires on steel rims
     
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  27. Rramjet1
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
    Posts: 207

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    13AA821C-47A7-4DBB-8EFC-50FFF984460B.jpeg I liked this one a lot. Bought new in 68. 340, 4 spd. Quick little bugger.
     
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  28. bob b.
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 185

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    from peoria az.

  29. mcsfabrication
    Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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    7455D360-B554-4747-9F0F-0A645EB09CC5.jpeg F8F6BDEE-6C85-4D10-9DE5-DEC6FD29EE52.jpeg
    ‘32 Plymouth PB coupe. 324 Olds, solid roller, B&M 4 speed hydro.
     
  30. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,554

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    Back in '75 : my '46 Studebaker M5 pu with a 289 sbf : my first real "hot rod" in that I did a complete engine swap instead of just replacing a bad engine with a better one of the same type & brand, (& all by myself.) Yeah, I still miss it from time to time....
     
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