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  1. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 22,509


    1965 SS Impala 396
    1966 Buick Riviera
  2. Should just say all - as most were sold to fund another one. But selling my Mopar collection of OT's in the late 80's because I thought I might be getting married and my buds said I never would still hurts. Funny I did hang onto my RPU, Studie and my 1964 Val convertible. The one early hardtop Nova was my little 1964 SS with a 283 and powerglide which was the last time Beth and I had some fun in........
  3. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,830

    from NKy

    I have had more cars than I can honestly remember . Probably , the one I want back 67 Fairlane , 428 SCJ , 4 speed . What a ride for a 17 year old kid .
  4. 31 B'ville
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 326

    31 B'ville
    from SE Pa
    1. All Things Pontiac

    Mostly OT, ‘61 Catalina bubbletop, ‘64 GTO, ‘66 Pontiac 2+2 convertible, ‘69 Trans Am, ‘70 Firebird Formula 400, all 4-speeds except the 2+2.
  5. SilverJimmy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 373


    Fresh outta high school my best friend and I cornered the market in our small town of every 69 Camaro. Page, Arizona is on the border of Northern Arizona and Utah, and the town is a Government built town in the middle of nowhere! So after we had gathered up every Camaro in town we had two drivers and one parts car. My car had a bent front subframe, so I got that. He needed a 350 and a Muncie, so that got a home. The 12 bolt posi also went to my car. Did I mention that the “parts” car was a RS/SS L48 350 4 speed Hugger Orange with black vinyl top that only had a crunched right rear quarter panel that somehow got hooked on a telephone pole guy-wire?! Both body shops in town at the time said it was “totaled” and wasn’t worth fixing. It’s 1980 and we are both 18 years old, what do we know? About 3 months after all the cannibalizing of the car, I get a phone call from my buddy’s mom to be at her house the next day before she goes to work. The next morning she then tells the both of us that when she gets home from work that “That piece of SHIT better not be in her driveway!” So, under threat of death, we do the only thing possible. We borrow the Oxy/Acetylene torch set from the local NAPA store and then cut it into pieces small enough to fit in a garbage can! I seem to remember that other than the quarter panel damage, it was a low mile, perfect interior, ran like a top, worth 150k today, hot rod! Yup, because of me, those Camaros are worth just a bit more! And, yes, I do miss it, it ran great, and I could powershift it so well it sounded like it was an automatic!
  6. Road Racer
    Joined: Jan 29, 2017
    Posts: 43

    Road Racer

    1967 cutlass
    1973 Blazer
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  7. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,595

    Butch M

  8. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 412


    This is another one that I let go. I was very young, just out of the Navy in 1973 and blew the transmission up racing another car. I had to have a way to go so I traded it for a 1950 Ford Panel truck complete with Shag carpet everywhere inside. My wife at the time said I had to get rid of it and like a good little boy I did. 20170120_221333.jpg
  9. spudshaft
    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 533


    Same for me. Mine was a legit 340, red with black interior. Dumb.
  10. klawockvet
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 475


    That Ventura is on the top five list of cars I wish I still had. That picture could have been my car. Bought it new in 1960. Same color. 389 tri power/4spd. Bought it on Wednesday and raced it Friday night at Colton. I might still have the trophy if it didn't get lost in the last move.
  11. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 789


    The day I turned 16 I passed my driver test and as promised my father gave me his ‘32 Ford Victoria. I drove the car to high school and to work until I saved enough money to buy a very used Ford Falcon. The Vicky went into storage with the plan to use it a basis for a street rod when I had enough money. As time went on I grew tired of the Falcon and looked for something better. That is when I found and bought my Cyclone (avitar), my parents decided to retire to Florida and my father started selling his collector cars. I knew that I really wanted the Cyclone and decided to give the Vicky back to my father. He sold the car immediately. That is the car I should have kept!
    There is some good that came of the situation, I still own the Cyclone almost 54 years later and the Victoria is owned by a real enthusiast who cares for it impeccably.
  12. impala4speed
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 317


    I like it too. Mine was a white '69 340, 4-speed with Cragars. Stock, low 14's. After I rebuilt the 340 for a little more HP it was a high 12 second car with slicks. And I still drove it on the street. Yeah boy, do I miss that one.
  13. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,665

    from Diablo Ca.

    The only ones I miss are my 66 C10, my 62 C10, and my 71 Super Bee. I've filled the void many times over, but will never replace them I do miss the 327 out of my Studebaker, and my 427 I had in my El Camino .
  14. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,958

    from Michigan

    But, but..... I
    But, but.... I thought you was a Ford man.....:confused:;)
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  15. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,958

    from Michigan

    Yeah, I could picture that one with factory dual quads from a Shelby GT-500 KR.....;)
  16. Well this one is a Ford.... 117.jpg
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  17. Joebrownvw
    Joined: Feb 16, 2020
    Posts: 41


    For me it will always be my 56, sold 3 years ago to fund my model A.
    Wish I could have kept both
  18. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 793


    Almost all of them - 1955 F100 (my first vehicle), 1936 Ford 5-window coupe, 1936 Ford PU, 1959 Kellison J5, 1966 Shelby GT350H, 1968 Shelby GT500, 1969 Ford Boss 302, 1970 Ford Boss 302, 1971 Ford Ranchero 429SCJ.
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  19. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,781


    1940 Cadillac, 1940 Ford Pickup, 1964 Dodge Model 440 2 door hardtop, 1966 Dodge Charger, 1966 Nova, 1973 Nova. Four were hot-engined beasts, two were stockers.

    I wouldn't mind if my '88 Turbo Coupe was still parked in my garage either. And the '69 Ranch Wagon. Jeez, I'd like to have all of them back. '64 Dynamic 88, '53 BelAir too.
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  20. IMG_3904.JPG IMG_3062.JPG 74B45359-FE28-47CD-829E-93B034AB1CF1.jpeg would love to have my 48 f1 back to finish it. Had a pretty built 302/AOD, 9" rear, dropped front axle and disc brakes all the way around.. traded it for my 54 f100 with a 223/4 speed truck, rebuilt the suspension in it and didn't want to store it at my brother's house, so I sold it. IMG_0289.JPG
    You can also check out my thread about selling my 53 customline and tracking it down and getting it back. It's here to stay now. I don't wanna have to track it back down again!
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  21. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 480

    Rick & Jan

  22. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 8,481


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  23. Guy Patterson
    Joined: Nov 27, 2020
    Posts: 369

    Guy Patterson

    Spudshaft mine was yellow with black interior and I got an engine out of a wreaked AAR that a guy turned into a ball an that turn that Duster into a monster
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  24. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 2,255

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

  25. impala4speed
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 317


    I can understand the regret. That's a very cool car.
  26. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,351

    dan c

    still miss my '64; i thought it would be so cool to have a camaro, which was a total POS! Scan0016.jpg
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  27. ccain
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 749


    My '64 Fairlane 500. :(

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  28. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,229

    from California

    I bought the remains of a 23 T bucket built in the 60's around 2000. steel body, V8-60 axle early ford spindles and split bones in an unknown early chassis, had an 8" ford out back. it came with a 70's 302 that was not a part of the original build..

    traded it for a 51 Chevy truck in a moment of stupid to a guy who I thought would build it but he parted it out.

    asshole!!!! V8 60 axle ended up on Von Franco's Kookie T. body went to a HAMB guy who's name I forget, the rest is in the wind
  29. proartguy
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 547

    from Sparks, NV

    Several I wish I still had. One would be my '40 Olds, a great highway car with a Pontiac 400 and T/H 400, many show trophies. In 1977, I thought with all the oil shortages and gas prices there would be no future for V8 powered cars. Probably not my best decision.
    40 Olds ft.jpg
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  30. old chevy
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 46

    old chevy

    Should have kept
    1936 Plymouth Coupe
    1957 Chevy Belair
    1961 Chevy Impala
    Still have my 1939 Chevy pickup

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