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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. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,066


    i traded a old 305 that needed a rebuild for a 364 buick nailhead (it even had chrome valve covers on the nailhead)

    ive done so many stupid trades that i cant/dont want to remember:) but along with those ive done some good trades.

  2. 1959cac
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 287


    A red headed 36 DD porn star for a regular chick........oh wait, that was a good trade..............
  3. BEBO
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 101

    from LUFKIN, TX

    not me, my pops,

    early sixties here is the liniage...
    grandpa helps dad fix up a 55 ford.
    dad sells ford.
    dad combines money from saving and ford to buy used 1962 fuelie vette. late 1963
    dad gets married to a Bitch (not my mom)
    trades vette in for a new model called a camaro.
    1970 camaro gets stripped and burned.
    purchase 1971 buick gs because chevy guy had an attitude about the price on the chevelle ss.
    1972 dad gets a divorce wife gets the grand sport dad gets his 1966 chevy c-10
    ...still 1972, '66 chevy c- 10 meets bridge abutment.

    so dad would have been better off running to mexico in his ford, but if he had i wouldn't be here.

    good job dad!
  4. hemi
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,961


    When I was 18 I traded a baseball hat and a butterfly knife for a solid, original '59 VW Beetle that was missing the motor. Still have it...

    Worst trade I've made was a $2k fiberglass dunebuggy for a bedless, 6cyl. '67 Chevy pickup that was worth about $500...

    and I'm slowly trading my liver for Mickey's Malt Liquor puzzle caps... :D
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  5. hotrodrhp
    Joined: Sep 19, 2008
    Posts: 285

    from Wisconsin

    How about the trades we didn't make! I was offered a 65 Corvette even up for my 62 H/D Sportster...turned him down. Go figure!
    Traded my 4 speed V8 63 Falcon Sprint in cherry condition for a 71 Pinto. Went to the dealer to buy a new Mach 1 Mustang and my wife convinced me the Pinto made more sense. Still have the wife.....Pinto is long gone.
    Best deal I made( next to my bride) was $40.00 and a 389 Pontiac engine for my 34 Ford five window coupe. Still have the coupe after 40 plus years.
  6. Swapped my cherry-pie 47 caddy sedan for a primered 55 dodge shortbox...I felt bad until one day I pulled up next to my old caddy in my pickup and as it slowed for a signal, the caddy's brakes were grinding metal to metal. The car was dirty and there was a hippy driving it. He was dirtier than the caddy!
  7. Kreepea_1
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 448


    I traded my '66 Convertible Corvette for $4K. I traded my '47 Chevy daily driver (350/350 combo, Fatman MII Front, Nova Rear, Vintage Air, Posies springs, etc) for a non-running '27 Ford tudor with Pinto suspension and drivetrain (The OL was Pissed!).
  8. N.O.M.A.D.
    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
    Posts: 78


    Traded my 66 vett ex -drag car for a 69 911 porsch 930 tubro body kit slant nose 48 webbers & a daytona ferria kit car .........what was i thinkin ??????? Best trade ..73 datsun pickup for a 73 GT Vega V8 LT-1 350 4-speed Way tooo much Funnn !!!!!!!!!!
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,205

    from Ramona CA

    I hear ya. I traded m old one for a younger, faster, prettier and she can cook and drive the shit out of a car.

    So no bad trades so far.
  10. duffman
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
    Posts: 256


    not my trade, but my uncle traded in his 68 Shelby GT350 convertible for a 78 Firebird Formula....ouch...I have pics of both, bet he regrets that one now
  11. brian33
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 83

    from ruskin fl

    #1 tradded a 1970 firebird that needed brakes and a trans for a 1985 mazda truck that had a 350 in it #2 traded a 1972 buick skylark with a 455 for a 1986 chevy dually crew cab only to be told that i would have to have comercial insurace that i cold not aford #3 the good rade a 350 /350 combo and some headers for a 1932 chevy truck cab and bed...ID trade it all back for that firebird it was my first car and man do i wish i had it back
  12. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Traded my sanity for this car building disease
  13. chris55
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,085


    I traded this for a 750 suzuki...I was young and dumb...I'm no longer young.
  14. bumpybigblok
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 247

    from Midwest

    I should have been shot. I traded a 55 Chevy 2dr ht 327 4spd decent driver, but screwed up title, for a 60 vw bug, good title. I needed a cheap work car at the time.
  15. Trichop
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 219

    from Eaton,Ohio

    During the "Van Craze" '73'? I traded a red 62 Chevy Impala Convert for a 61 Ford Econoline Van (No interior) so I could customize it
    what a Dumbass
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  16. 283nova
    Joined: Jun 5, 2008
    Posts: 222

    from spokane,wa

    my dad traded a cherry all numbers matching 67 gto 400/4 speed for a gallon of whiskey and a project 250 elsinore dirt bike :eek:
  17. mikepike1929
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 15


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  18. Preacher
    Joined: Dec 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,956

    Member Emeritus

    I traded a mint 59 ford pickup from way inland CA.... original paint, and rebuilt brakes, clutch, engine... Perfect driver... for a 50 Ford panel truck that was Anaheim born and inbreed... I wanted it so bad I was blind to the truth that it was a rust bucket... to this day I still am in shock....
  19. moparjack44
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 471


    Traded '65 Plymouth Belvedere II/383/4sp for 68 Chrysler New Yorker. Never made a payment on the New Yorker, traded about 15 days later for a new '69 SuperBee.
  20. Guitar Guy
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 340

    Guitar Guy

    I had a buddy of mine that bought a house from the bank and the people living there before had a 1964 chevy truck but they didint claim iso they bought the truck for $1 from the bank. Its a sweet deal, a truck for a buck!!
  21. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 998


    My 61 falcon 2dr for nothing (junkyard), because I lost my storage.

    Wish I had everything I ever sold back, plus bought all the stuff I missed out on because I had to wait because I just HAD to think about it.
  22. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,449


    Took a 72' Buick Skylark with a 427 Chevrolet motor, turbo 400, and 4.56:1 Chevelle 12 bolt posi (bracket car) as part trade for my Super Comp Rear Motored Dragster; then later traded the Skylark for my FIRST 56' Chevrolet Sedan Delivery (rust bucket). Later, after getting my SECOND 56' Chevrolet Sedan Delivery (a real good car), I sold the FIRST Delivery back to the guy I got it from. NEVER lost ANY money on the whole deal, but wish I had the Super Comp car back now. Change is good (?)! Butch/56sedandelivery.
  23. Rot 'n Kustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2004
    Posts: 1,958

    Rot 'n Kustom

    Oh Geez...
    in the 1980s I traded:
    a 1955 Cadillac Series 62. 331 cu inches with the hydro
    ...for a VW Rabbit.

    I saw the Caddy a few weeks later and started to cry!
  24. My worst trade want even meant to be a trade. Sold one of my hotrods to my parents for 10g and a bog stock 302/C4. I had to get the car off the base so I let my parents take it. They delivered the 302, still haven't seen a cent of the 10g that was 6 years ago.
    Nice parents, wouldn't even give me some of the money when Veterans Affairs stopped my pension and I got evicted from my home.
  25. Gas Huffer
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
    Posts: 272

    Gas Huffer

    I think I am going to always regret selling my '58 Apache. I was getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan (where I am now) and she was getting ready to go into storage for a few years only to get torn down and a fresh start. I was glad to see it go to a good guy, but I will forever miss her. I ended up using the money to buy a Yamaha Raptor 700R. Just isn't the same.

    Someday, maybe we'll meet again...

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  26. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    In 1969 or 70 I traded my really nice Irish green 1964 Porsche 356SC for a VW bug plus some cash. What was I thinkin'? The Porsche was the best car I ever owned. I wish I still had it.
    Not a trade, but around 1972 I sold my really ratty Morgan Plus4. Wish I still had that too!
  27. Psycho Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
    Posts: 37

    Psycho Kustoms

    aint that the TRUTH!
  28. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    alcoholic girlfriend for cheating money stealing ex wife..worst trade ever!
  29. I sold my cousin my 1967 Mustang fastback for $500.00. It was a witha 3 speed trans. It was black with the deluxe interior with the brushed aliuminum panels and console. I sold it because I bought a 1969 Mustang fastback with a custom frontend that looked like a Shelby. The problem was the 69 had been salvaged from a wreck and I got rid of it with in 3 months. I still miss the 67 and my wife won't let my forget my mistake.LOL
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,205

    from Ramona CA

    Now that is funny. I don't care who you are...and it is the truth!

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