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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. Diavolo
    Joined: Apr 1, 2009
    Posts: 822


    A year or so ago, got this for $600. Added some junk yard tires and a little time cutting out wires and cleaning out over 50 years of dirt and trash and rats nests... It runs, probably gonna do a little more before i register and drive it.

  2. HOT40ROD
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
    Posts: 961

    from Easton, Pa

    Today at a local show I just bought a 1958 Rambler American for under $1000.00 its a driver and solid. nice paint. Even the interior is nice. Flat head six with an auto. All it needs is carpet. Going to through some nice wheels and tires on it and drive it.

    I grabbed the guy as soon as he parked it in the car corral. There were other waiting to talk to him. My girl friend loves the car and was hoping I would not walk away from it.

    I would post some picture but someone forgot to bring his camera.
  3. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    from Austin TX

    <<<< my 53 Cranbrook in my avatar for $500.00
  4. geezerkat
    Joined: Mar 12, 2005
    Posts: 71


    Two months ago----'51 Merc 4 door---$375
    1 year ago----glass 27T body and frame---$500
    Have yet to go get---'40 ford PU---FREE.
  5. Ramblerturbo
    Joined: Dec 31, 2009
    Posts: 16

    from Montana

    The 63 Classic on my avatar was $1200, passed on a pair of 62 Classics for $500(rusted cowls), and a 49 Pontiac two door fastback for a $1000. I think they may still be for sale, but that was 3 years back.
  6. The body of the rod in my avatar was free....

    ...but nothing else we did to it was.
  7. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    It's really all relative...I was born in 1950...

    In '64 I bought a complete Anglia for $15

    In 1967 a guy came in the gas station and noticed my Model A Panel Delivery and he came back the next week for gas and asked me if I wanted his '34 3W body and frame for free. I I took it and then gave it to a friend and he gave it to someone else...I was making $1.40 an hour before taxes.

    My Dad sold his mint '67 GT500 Shelby for $2400 in 1975
    I sold a mint '67 Corvette coupe, Marina Blue, 427/435HP, 4-speed with a set of Americans in 1971 for $2200.
    My neighbor in 1969, bought a perfect 289 Cobra for $4000, blue with white stripes, We thought he was crazy.

    I could go one and on, but you get the idea.
    $4000 for a Cobra? It wight as well been $4 Million...nobody had that kind of money....
  8. KaddyKimber
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 268

    from Denver, CO

    Got my pair of Caddy's for $3100, sold the sedan (albeit a bit too early, but I needed the $) for $2200, so that meant a whopping $900 into the coupe...not too shabby I would say. Now the $ I've put in since....that's a different story.
  9. xmlc216x
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 488

    from MS

    I bought a '61 bel air for $900 a few years ago, and my '54 chevy truck that I'm working on now was free!

    The '54 the day I brought it home...
  10. abone1930
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,322


    I have purchased all of these at different times from anywhere from 200.00 to 800 :D

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  11. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,497


    Paid $500 each for the 54 and the 51 in the condition you see.

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  12. Ocean56
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 128

    from Michigan

    I paid $400 for a running, driving '56 Chevy 150 2-door sedan.

    Paid $200 several years later for a POS '60 Chevy sedan delivery....
  13. RustyNCA
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 406


    Picked up my yellow 58 TBird for free in 2006, had to rebuild the front end and fix the brakes. Added the wheels and tires and lowered it. I have not touched the exterior or interior on it (well I waxed it)

    The 59 Tbird (a parts car basically) cost me hauling a shed 45 miles to his house in 2007...

    Those are the two I have done the best on...

  14. R33CHEBY
    Joined: Feb 16, 2010
    Posts: 66


    $1500 for '57 CHevy p/u (rolling chassis) with a 3" chopped top, fiberglass tilt front end, early '70's corvette mill, and a saganaw trans.

    $300 (lien sale) for '60 rag-top VW bug. It was beat, but turned out nice after dumping $3K plus a year of nights and weekends into it.
  15. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,627


    37 Ford 4-Dr. sedan
    55 Plymouth
    55 Olds Holiday 98
    39 chevy 2 -dr. sedan
    54 Ford
    51 chevy
    58 Impala
    56 chevy
    33 plymouth coupe
  16. coleminer
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 86

    from East Texas

    Bought the '51 F1 for $500 The '49 Hudson for $700 The '51 Deluxe for $500

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  17. October, last, bought on eBay a 1976 SDV, fair loaded inc. leather, for $695. Drove it home from Sturgeon Bay to South Elgin (300 miles) and got 14 mpg.

    Clock and radio are the only things that don't work.

    Put on over 2000 miles going back and forth to work, so far.

    It's quite simple: I believe that the average 'car' guy just wants to look cool, but does not want to do any actual work. So, a car needing a bit of elbow grease goes wanting.
    Doesn't hurt that gas prices are over $3 per gallon, either. But, hey, the car cost me less than one payment on a new one, and gas is about my only expense otherwise.

    And it feels good after the hit I took in '09, to have an old(er) car again.

  18. hotrodstude
    Joined: Jul 30, 2010
    Posts: 70


    1.1957 studebaker commander 2-door sedan 259 v-8 3-speed manual 1963 $125
    2.1956 ford crestliner 2-door sedan,272 v8 bad crank,3-speed manual 1964 $25

    3.1955 ford crown vic with glass roof 292(1960) f-o-m trans 1965 $ 125
    4.1962 corvair coupe installed 409 1966 $free
    5.1956 chevy 2-door sedan 425 buick,4-speed 1965 $150
    6.1963 buick lasabre 4-door,425 wildcat (2x4) 4-speed factory 1966 $300.
  19. johnnynogood
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 71


    Just bought this O/T 72 Nova for $1200, runs and drives. :D

  20. mrjynx
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 971


    It would cost me that to import one before Ive paid owt else. and then to import every part Id need. Dont know how lucky you are.
  21. I've traded my way up to this car....had about $1300 in it, before I had to get it titled and registered.
  22. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,271


    1966 Olds 442 F-85, plain jane car, had a wore out Olds 350, Lakewood scattersheild, M-21 w/ Hurst Super Shifter, 3.91 posi...paid $1000


    1961 Olds Dynamic 88, 455 and TH400, bitchin' car....$1000


    I really should have kept both these cars....

    And my Rivi was $1100.....

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  23. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,233


    Every old car I owned,paid alot more for my daily drivers.
  24. Did you see the "Myth Busters" Green Hornet episode were the geek duo destroyed two mint Imperials like yours? When will Washington do something worth while concerning cars and pass a law protecting old tin from Hollywood?
  25. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 2,461


    Not old tin but how about a 2002 Chevy 2500HD with a 30K lbs gooseneck hitch in the bed for $1000. Needed an O2 sensor and a fuel pump...
    This thing has been a haulin' fool.

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  26. No Clue...
    Joined: Mar 1, 2010
    Posts: 106

    No Clue...
    from Lusk, WY

    My daily (summer) driver is a 64 Falcon 2dr post and paid $100.00 for it when I found it 4 years ago...and it ran.

    In the last year I found a 62 Ranchero ($100) 59 Dodge stepside ($550) 59 Biscayne ($500) 46 Chev stepside (traded labor) and my sons 71 Duster ($350) .... but I'm CHEAP !! :D
  27. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    Same here man Im a thousand dollar baller. Although all my stuff is junk
  28. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    my first two cars back in the late 60's i paid a whopping $25.00 for both cars...
    first car was a 1959 ford two door, paid $20.00 for it and drove it to school for awhile, pulled the engine in auto shop to overhaul it..
    second car was a 1960 ford, two door station wagon with a rod through the side of the block i paid $5.00 for, put the engine out of the first car into this one and drove it for a year or so...
  29. joeb1934
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
    Posts: 362


    made a new friend, who helped me get this hardtop for $300.00. now my wife has a new "non-friend"!! (she doesn't mind him, i just have a lot of cars, BEFORE i brought this one home. 54 chevy $200.00, 51 chevy $600.00, 72 chevelle $900.00 (put a lot into it since), and 53 chevy $900.00 (sold for $3800.00). i still have all of them except the green 53. you gotta love farm auctions!!

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  30. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

    Member Emeritus
    from Sturgis

    Almost every car I've ever owned. Hundreds of them

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