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Worst trades ever. Everybody's made one, share yours!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flynbrian48, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. About 10 years ago, I traded a non-matching numbers 1970 Pro Street Hemi Cuda for a 74 Pantera.
    Looking back, that wasn't a smart move. About 4 trades and sells later I was able to trade my way into my 32 Ford Sedan so I guess it all come out in the end.
  2. oldguy829
    Joined: Sep 19, 2005
    Posts: 376


    Back in 72 I bought a 61 Jaguar XK150 drop head coupe (convertible) From an upholstery shop, cause the owner couldn't pay the tab on the full leather makeover. Didn't know squat about Jags, and it had an automatic, so I traded it for a 72 Pontiac grand Am, and as much cash as I had in it. Man was I slick.
    That Jag is worth well over 100k today.
  3. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,255


    I traded a 1966 Chevy II, with a 327 and 4-speed, 2-door hardtop for $400. That was my worst trade EVER!!
  4. SquashThatFly
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
    Posts: 723


    5-6 years ago I traded a two days of fab work for brand new 1/2" Milwaulkee Right Angle Drill and Dewalt Sawzall, plus a cherry 1986 Mazda B-2200 pickup to tear up and down the streets in......right until it spun a bearing. Still have the tools and they work flawlessly
  5. mecutem
    Joined: Oct 6, 2002
    Posts: 603


    I think my worst trade will be hard to beat. Traded a 65 plymouth A/FX with out motor and trans for a restorable 40 ford sedan. I guess I wanted an old car kinda bad. The 65 was in super condition and the 40 was a pig but complete. Looking back I can't believe how stupid I was. This was in 1972. That same 40 sedan is worth about the same today as it was back then, but the A/FX is another story. Steve
  6. Parts48
    Joined: Mar 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,315

    from Tucson, Az
    1. Hot Rod Veterans

    Sold 36 Ford project..and my 64 Jaguar E-Type..quit the band..Get married..bought a home..seemed like time to grow up..

    ..we got a Mercury Capri...v6..

    6 weeks later..

    I wrecked the Capri partying..screwed two of her cousins..(maid of honor)...and some of her divorced..and..

    Luckily kept my 58 XK150 (apart) my pants with the crotch cut out..

    Lost everything else..(no community property..and before no fault divorce)..

    ..I didn't know the rules..
  7. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824


    Wow docc, you sound like a grade A scum bag!
  8. Dirt Diggler
    Joined: Aug 3, 2007
    Posts: 375

    Dirt Diggler

    a 60 impala sports couple deluxe for a 4 door 62 impala. I still don't know why we did it.
  9. Parts48
    Joined: Mar 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,315

    from Tucson, Az
    1. Hot Rod Veterans

    It was the early seventies..scumbagism was rampant..!;) No reason to lie about shit.
    Perhaps you've seen the documentaries..

    Married now 31 years...

    I learned the rules..:eek:
  10. The Lone Wolf
    Joined: May 19, 2007
    Posts: 145

    The Lone Wolf
    from Malta

    I traded my sanity (and hard earned cash) for a bunch of crappy old cars and the right to be acknowledged as the village idiot.

    But guess what?

    I wouldn't have it any other way:D
  11. BISHOP
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    1968 chevy short wide (nice), and a 1962 impala ss hard top (nice) for 3500 bucks, so I could keep my house. I just wish I had that impala back. At the time the money was needed more than the cars were.
  12. BangerMatt
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 465


    The lottery is merely a tax on people that are bad at math.
  13. My 46 for my 65 Nova. Both great cars in their own rights. I just felt the need for speed with a 4 spd and posi rear again. I'd gladly swap back if I could.
  14. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,823


    I traded my purity for a night of excessive hedonistic sexual pleasures. Wish I had some more of that purity to trade again.
  15. gas4blood
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 787

    from Kansas

    1. I traded a fantastice original paint '41 Indian Chief for a home repaired and maintained '14 Thor single. The Indian was the best prewar unrestored bike I have seen in my life. Probably $55,000 today. The Thor as I got rid of it ws a fraction of that. Duh!

    2. '61 Vette for $7K cash. Spent that on bills. Duh!

    3. The all time worst trade for me...sigh......a '42 Indian 4 clean,with matching numbers, but needing restored, for a nice '42 Nimbus 4, a nice BSA M20 miitary bike, and a so-so BSA M- something I forget single not running. Double Duh!

    4. Best trade? I traded the '14 Thor project for a '12 HD project. I get to subtract two Duh's for that.
  16. luciomduran
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
    Posts: 554


    I once traded my entire Conan comic book collection for a G.I. Joe Storm Shadow action figure. Man I wish I had those comics....
  17. oldsman71
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,037


    I didnt know conan obrian had a comic book:D i bought a comic book once costed a dollar 20 years ago worth 2.00 now thats about as good as my 401k:eek::eek::eek:
  18. oldsman71
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,037


    i sold my clean 4-door 57 chevy in 1992 for $400, got trashed and beat the hell out of my 71 plymouth with a ford starter sold it fer $50!!!! glad i grew up!!!!
  19. Friend of mine needed a set of small block Chevy heads....another friend said he had a set for me. I killed 2 birds with one stone by telling one buddy to pick the heads up from my other buddy free of charge. Turned out they were 186 LT1 bad.
  20. I went through a whole season of "Dumb Ass". Sold my '69 Torino 351W GT Fastback for $650, so I could finish my '66 Nova (some what understandable). Then I traded the Nova for a beater 4x4 '73 Suburban so I could tow/race a buddys '67 Camaro Stocker (G/SA), we needed a tow vehicle. Then traded the Suburban and my '65 Olds 442 for a '62 Chevy truck with 396/turbo 400. Then traded the '62 truck for a '70 3door suburban with a dead 307 2bbl. Then got my girlfriend pregnant, sold everything I had to buy a house in Lancaster, Ca. for $90,000, only to have the market go south in '90, house dropped to $62,000, girlfriend became my ex-wife, but I got a beautiful baby girl out of it. Through the grace of God and 20 years things are a lot better now!
  21. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240


    Thanks for posting on the *cadillac cruisers* post, to me once you've had a big old Cadillac there's no go back to something smaller. :D Here's hoping you wake up and come back over to the Caddy side of life. Truck's are cool, there just not Caddy's, see you in the cruising lanes, some where down the road.
    Never made a bad trade although sold a very cool '57 Chevy, I wish was still in my garage. Oh, well......................

    CRUISER :cool:

  22. tomslik
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,162


    i hear that!
  23. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,812


    I am sort of inheriting my brothers cherry '63 Coupe DeVille and '67 DeVille convert, as he's moving from Westland MI to Melborn Australia! So, while I don't actually OWN a Caddy, I have a couple to use :D!
  24. 1983, ZZTop was cool so I wanted to be like them. Traded my 40 Ford PU for a 33 Plymouth coupe. Painted it red and thought I was a sharp dressed man. Hey, Dummy!!
    "I Do Bad Things to Myself"
  25. dutched32
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 310


    traded a really straight but way out of day suspension (scary to drive)50 ford coupe,for a killer 25footer 59 parkwood wagon.Than noticed that there was more bondo than even rust holding the car together

    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 88

    from TEXAS USA

    1975,sold my beloved 66 gt350 for 350.00 in paper for two weeks only one person looked at it,took that 350.put it as a down payment on a 1975 pinto mpg.wife loved it,now i dont have either,altho i have fond memories of the mustang
  27. shane85
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 257


    85'cutlass for a meatball sub. It was a good trade at the time. ps i was high as a kite.
  28. Krash Vegas
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 444

    Krash Vegas

    Traded a complete running and driving 1957 Plymouth belvedere for an Automatic transmission. It was a pretty nice tranny but still......I was 19 or 20 and broke!!
  29. tatts
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 281


    traded a badly chopped , titled, almost ready to run 49 chevy pick up for a piece of sh!t 51 ford with a vin plate and title stuck motor rust bucket. then gave the ford to a kid for 327 powerglide combo i still havent seen yet!
  30. droplord49
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,680

    from Bryan, Tx

    I traded my rust free 49 Dodge for a 50 Chevy two door sedan that turned out to be a complete POS. Wish I still had the Dodge

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