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What cars have u bought for under $1500.00?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by thechondro, May 6, 2010.

  1. blinddaddykarno
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 121


    All of mine! A 50 chev p/u; 50 chev Belair; 50 chev coupe; 46 chev 2-door; 47 stude; 84 caprice parts car.

  2. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    I buy parts cars for my yard, although quite often they are too good to part out, such as a rust-free '31 Chevy sedan I picked up a couple days ago. There are still bargains to be found, towing yards have the occasional HAMB-friendly ride, and they usually can be picked up at reasonable prices.

  3. thechondro
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 506

    from silverlake

    Well, it was what could u buy today with that kinda money. But I still love hearing peoples storys. Some cars that people picked up for $500 bucks 20, 30 years back r now going for the deed to ur house. And thats just the shell!
  4. thechondro
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 506

    from silverlake

    What did that purple one look like when u bought it nad man.
  5. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 6,565

    Alliance Vendor

    the fuck you 54 $20.00
    my wifes catalina free
    my daughters bonnieville 1200.00
  6. aztecgold
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 30



    Bought this two weeks ago for a grand. Its a 41 Plymouth Club Coupe. Zero rust, and the seller was the second owner since 1954.

    It ran today for the first time in 30 plus years!
  7. thechondro
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 506

    from silverlake

    Sweet, I love the may cause dangerous car! Being a pinstriper, The abalone interior blew me away! Good shit!
  8. thechondro
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 506

    from silverlake

    Sweet, so aztek ur saying I need to find an old man with an old car. Im on the search.
  9. 1320/150
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
    Posts: 647


    I wake up and ask the same question every day!!!
  10. aztecgold
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 30


    They're still out there, keep hunting!
  11. thechondro
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 506

    from silverlake

    Anyone get a cheap 37 ford? in the past ten years? Doubt it.
  12. Blades
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,188

    from Chicago

    62 fairlane in my album... 1100 smackers
  13. thechondro
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 506

    from silverlake

    Sweet, who striped it blades?
  14. silentpoet
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
    Posts: 207

    from NWA

    I have roughly 650 or so in my 68 caddy sedan deville so far. I bought it last October 24th. I want to have it completed for roughly 1500-1800 dollars. Body was pretty solid, interior ok aside from mold and the rear seat. No rust through anywhere. May pick up a set of tires from craigslist today for 125. Needs a windshield.
  15. The Hitch Hiker
    Joined: Apr 12, 2010
    Posts: 75

    The Hitch Hiker


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    $50 with the ownership :D
    Paid $200 for the tow truck home however... Still a good deal.
  16. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,043


  17. My '53 Willys Aero Falcon for $1100 is the most I've ever paid for a car. I got my '73 Firebird for free, which is the least I've ever paid for a car.

    That being said, I am a believer of the old adage, "You get what you pay for."
  18. *A.J.*
    Joined: Nov 30, 2009
    Posts: 31


    About 10 years ago I traded an intake manifold and a set of pushrods for a 78 camaro. Drove the hell out of it for a few years and traded it for my first Harley.

    Worked out pretty well for me. Not sure if that guy ever got his motor together though.
  19. strawberry
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 292


    lord knows that is a trick question ......but hey I once bought a 1960 ford for $10.00..
    it was rusty and it was in 1968 but hey it ran great,
  20. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,626

    from Hypocrisy

    Real nice, solid old car, worn to hell interior but it was complete, this was in 1990 mind you. I drove it with the original engine that was in it for many years until it wore out and then rebuilt it.
    The green Capri was bought in 1987, so it was years ago but they are still out there, just a lot rustier and not quite as cheap.
  21. Dougith
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
    Posts: 13


    500 for a 54 Bel Air. The owner thought the timing chain was shot but the isides of the distributor just needed a little emery cloth. Runs fine just needs body work. Best deal ever.
  22. It's the year 2010 !! I can't get out of bed for less than $1500.00 !!!! >>>>.
  23. JDHolmes
    Joined: Nov 25, 2006
    Posts: 918

    from Spring TX

    Almost everything I buy is under $1500, I prefer under $500 and still get reasonably good cars. Here's a short list

    '72 Olds cutlass supreme, $1400 (runs, drives, streetable)
    '72 Pontiac grandville convertible w/ 455, $1202 (runs, drives, streetable)
    '70 Buick Riviera w/ 455, $800 (runs, drives, streetable)
    '70 Buick Riviera w/455, $300 (bought for the trunk lid, but got a great motor and tons of parts)
    '72 Pontiac Lemans w/ 350 and newly rebuilt th400, $500
    '54 Chevy stationwagon $300 delivered to my shop,
    '66 Chrysler 300 with 383/727 and extra 440, $1000
    '58 GMC fleet pickup, $800
    '72 olds cutlass supreme (for parts for above)running, driving, $600
    '42 Plymouth runs and drives with original drivetrain, $500
    '82 camaro, $200
    '84 camaro (parts for above, particularly new transmission) $500
    '60 Chevy 2 door, $500 runs and drives though a bit rusty

    that's just the last two years. They are out there, good cars that run and drive, perhaps less desireable than the more popular ones but...
  24. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,938


    running 37 coupe.........$250 (1967)
    running 30 coupe.........$450 (1965) still have it
    dead 47 chevy coupe, new interior $500 (1992)
    pair of 50 shoeboxes one running, other rust free $600 for pair (1995)
    1960 ford long roof not running $600, sold for $601 to a buddy
  25. All of them that were not new cars.
  26. xmb63
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 55

    from pittsburgh

    1500$ is the most I ever spent on a car lol, and that was for my 54 210.
  27. Most ever spent was for a '64 409 4 speed bisquit in 1976. 1,200 and I thought that was the national war debt.

    I have purchased a few late model cars between about 1988 and now that were a little higher. I think a '93 T bird in '96 that cost me almost 3200.00 but I needed transportation in a hurry.

    For cars that become hotrods I very seldom spend more than a grand and those are usually stalled projects or runners that need some work to make them right. I guess that's why I will never own a deuce. :D
  28. samba54
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 47

    from AZ

    i got a 1950 shoebox and a 76 olds, $700 for both of them.
  29. ron0257
    Joined: Sep 19, 2008
    Posts: 65


    $400 july 10, 2009:


    1964 Dodge A 100. Ron
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  30. James427
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,740


    Here are just a few!! Great cars for cheap are all over the place if you get off the couch (or computer) and look. Here are some recent examples.

    1970 Chrysler 300 one owner $1,500. 1970 Dart GT convertible $1,400. 1970 Cougar Eliminator $1,450. 1960 El Camino $1,800.1965 Barracuda 273 Commando with tons of extra parts $600. 1958 Impala parts car $300. 1926 T Roadster pick-up ('m currently building it) $900. 1994 Mustang $350 running. 1971 Dart V-8 with A/C $600. 1969 428 XL convertible $1,200. Or how about an Airplane for $200? (ya gotta think outside the box sometimes!) Or a 66 Edlorado convertible for $1,100?

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