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This is a little different: what is your story about one you already had, but for one reason or another you got rid of, and now regret today?

 

I have a few, but here are three:

 

1) 1972 Hurst/Olds convertible: great car, 455 "Rocket", "his & hers" shifter, giant ram-air hood, extremely fast and handled great considering what it was. Kinda rougb needed a lot of body and interior work. Sold it because I never thought it would be worth much. What a dummy.

 

2) 1978 "King Cobra" Mustang II: when I lived in Boise, had a stripper gjrlfriend for a while who had no car. I wanted to buy her one, but seeing as how good looking she was, I figured she needed something kind of

flashy. And cheap.

I saw a King Cobra at a used car lot parked in back and asked about it. Owner of the lot said he had it for 6 months and ckuldn't give it away. ( thjs was in 85', and these cars had no love). I gave him $500 for it.

302 ( anemic), 4 speed, t-tops, 30,000 miles, excellent condition, drove great,

Split up with thd girl 2 years later, I kept the car. It sat around for a year collecting dust, sold it for $1500, thought I had won the lottery. Wish I had that car ( and the girl!) today...

 

3) 73 AMX, 401 engine. Extremely fast, but brown paint, a million door dings, and rust under vinyl roof was too much for me at the time. Hideous, huge multi-colored stripes on seats door panels and hesdliner. Sold it for thd first $1800 that came along. Later discovered it ti be a 1-of-20 "Pierre Cardin" limjted edition AMXs. Exact models have sold $60,000 restored. Oh well.

 

But...I still have my Mustang!

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I have one that I let go and wish from day one that I hadn't.

She wasn't even a stripper (but coulda been!).

 

Vehicle wise,

- My high school '73 Grand Torino Sport fastback. Factory 400 auto/AC/vinyl roof/green on green (yuk) and rustfree. Bought in '81 for $800. Left as a cammed 351W/FMX in nice paint and perfectly restomodded for $1700 in '84-85ish. Thought it wouldn't be worth anything either.

 

- '71 Datsun 240Z. Had it at the same time as Torino. All stock, 42K miles, chrome slots, 6/2 header with homemade Jaguar style out the back exhaust with straight Thrush mufflers. Power, sound, fuel economy, killer looks and a penchant for collecting speeding tickets (one or 'em I coulda gone to jail for... make that 2 of 'em).

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs

'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...

'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater - SOLD

'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor

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85 Nissan 300zx turbo, 5 SPD. Fire engine red, 350z wheels rust free. Many mods including custom computer programming, added intercooler piping, increased boost psi. Jim Wolfe camshafts, adj cam gears etc. wicked car t-tops that did NOT LEAK!! Mated with a j-30 "posi" differential and Tokico suspension the car was awesome, under hard launches the whole rear would squat and plant itself until you shifted. I was young, no wife, good money and not enough sense. Almost wrecked it twice but because it was my only ride I had to drive home in the snow/ice and no matter how hard you babied it it slid everywhere. It dropped a lifter and I traded it for a jeep Cherokee 4x4 with 60k miles and $1000. After that winter it has never snowed again.

 

My high school car 65 mustang coupe fully restored as I was 12 when I got it and replaced frame rails, floor pans, cowl, and just about everything a 12 yo could do with parents divorced and received a classic car to ease the pains. To much sentimental value and in the crash of 08 I had to sell it or loose the house. Only got $2600 for it and not a day goes by I'm not searching Clist and Internet sites waiting for it to pop up.

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Well I have had several that I regret but foremost would be a 68 GT fastback 4 speed highland green mustang, 74 Torino with 400 and C6 trans rootbeer brown, and my dad's old 69 chevy c10 that he drove for 20 years

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My first vehicle. A 1957 Chevy step side pickup truck. I got it when I was 13 for $125. Had the 265 v8 and a 3 on the tree. It was really really rough. It never ran, but I put a good bit of work into it. I had big pro street plans for it. Realizing it wouldn't be ready by my 16th bday, I bought the mustang.

 

We eventually moved and didn't have room for 2 projects. I sold it for $100. I plan on finding it one day and getting it back. Probably going to go "rat rod" style with it.

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I still have mine! It has been a bitch to keep them, but my 67 and 69 Cougars are Keepers. My 67 is still really rough, but is a one of two, by color combination..My 69 is a work in progress, that I have been planning since I was 16.....Wow, 32 years worth!

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1961 Starliner. Z code, Solid lifter 390, factory ford tri power, 3 speed manual with overdrive, 15 inch Kelsey Hayes rims..........

 

One of very few real HI-[/b]PO starliners.

 

I bought it for 6500.00 put some elbow grease into it and sold it for 15K. I thought I was brillant.

 

The guy I sold it to flipped it for 45K and did nothing. The gut who bought it from him did a 100 point perfect restoration on it and still has it.

 

One sold at Mechem for well over 100K a few years back.

 

Did I mention that I am brillant!

 

- Paul

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71 Sportsroof. I owned it all the way through high school and college. I sold the car when my first was born. Giving up the car was a no brainer because family comes first. Still, the first chance I got when money was a bit less tight, I bought the 73 Mach 1 and am back in that family as well.

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96 F150

2014 F150

Always looking

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My 68 ford f-750 day cab semi truck it had a 390 4v, 5 speed trans and a 2 speed rear end.

 

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base

88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold

68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold

86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction

89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone

00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped

73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt

06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800

88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded

95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold

02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck

87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold

03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out

95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded

97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold

91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold

86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold

89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  

84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout

67 catalina, 64 chevy c60

64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray

79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks

 

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Bought it for $300 lol I never should have let it go

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base

88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold

68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold

86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction

89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone

00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped

73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt

06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800

88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded

95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold

02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck

87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold

03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out

95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded

97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold

91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold

86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold

89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  

84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout

67 catalina, 64 chevy c60

64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray

79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks

 

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  • 8 months later...

I've lost several cars to driver abuse. Most of my cars I drove like stolen dump trucks! One car I actually sold to someone and not as a settlement from an insurance company was a 1972 Gran Torino Sport. Gold Glow (6F), laser stripes, magnums, high back bucket seats, and it was a 429 car! The original "N" code 429 was a little tame for me. So I found a Cobra Jet 429 and a set of 72 Police Interceptor heads and a one year only non egr spread bore intake. Talk about a torque making monster! But a year and several tickets later I decided I had better make some changes before my insurance dropped me and the state started charging me for the cost of their ticket books from the printer. So I sold her to a good home...but I still miss that car and the sound of that spread bore at full throttle trying to suck the hood inside out!

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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1957 ford t bird sold it for a 71 chevy c-10 4 speed and a a.t.c. 90 so i could go play in the desert . but i still have the truck and hoping to restore it .

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1965 coupe. New everything from cowl to frame rails, floor pans to gas tank. Did get me plenty of chicks in high school. Org.6 cyl car, swapped built 289 A code? Built C4, 3:55 locker. Sold for $2600 in 2008 when ford dealer I worked at closed up due to no work and jobs were non existent. Thought I could keep the house but lost that too. If I knew how bad it really would get I would rather lived in that 65.

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This is a little different: what is your story about one you already had, but for one reason or another you got rid of, and now regret today?

 

I have a few, but here are three:

 

1) 1972 Hurst/Olds convertible: great car, 455 "Rocket", "his & hers" shifter, giant ram-air hood, extremely fast and handled great considering what it was. Kinda rougb needed a lot of body and interior work. Sold it because I never thought it would be worth much. What a dummy.

 

2) 1978 "King Cobra" Mustang II: when I lived in Boise, had a stripper gjrlfriend for a while who had no car. I wanted to buy her one, but seeing as how good looking she was, I figured she needed something kind of

flashy. And cheap.

I saw a King Cobra at a used car lot parked in back and asked about it. Owner of the lot said he had it for 6 months and ckuldn't give it away. ( thjs was in 85', and these cars had no love). I gave him $500 for it.

302 ( anemic), 4 speed, t-tops, 30,000 miles, excellent condition, drove great,

Split up with thd girl 2 years later, I kept the car. It sat around for a year collecting dust, sold it for $1500, thought I had won the lottery. Wish I had that car ( and the girl!) today...

 

3) 73 AMX, 401 engine. Extremely fast, but brown paint, a million door dings, and rust under vinyl roof was too much for me at the time. Hideous, huge multi-colored stripes on seats door panels and hesdliner. Sold it for thd first $1800 that came along. Later discovered it ti be a 1-of-20 "Pierre Cardin" limjted edition AMXs. Exact models have sold $60,000 restored. Oh well.

 

But...I still have my Mustang!

 

Kit..... not sure if you're serious or not but the link has something that MAY interest you......

 

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/4405807180.html


 

67 Diamond Blue Vert

 

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DUDE

 

LOL even my sig line offended somebody!

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Easy. The awesomness of the 1983 chrysler fifth avenue. This isn't ours but a great example:

 

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That's right. You are looking at the mighty fifth avenue. Psuedo leather interior. PLUSH velour 'lazy boy' seats. You felt like you were in your living room, which is good because you were not moving much faster than sitting still. Blue pinstripes. Fake wire wheels (a pain to clean). Is that a vinyl top? You bet it is. Soft as a baby's bottom. Don't be fooled by those side grills, they are fake. They didn't use real ones from concern that the bad *** 318 would somehow break out from the engine compartment. The 2bbl carb had ventri almost as big as the opening on a can of bud light, yes, each one!. It was a thinking mans car. You had to think about speeding up before a long hill otherwise you might not be going faster than 5mph when you got to the top.

 

It's the only car we ever sold/traded in. All others have either burnt up (car b que) or been totalled including my beloved Mach 1. 1973. First car I ever owned. 351C, fold down rear seat. Taken out by a drunk driver before it was even a decade old and 'just another mustang'. I love my convertible but there are times I wish I still had the Mach 1.

 

Oh, there was the 1981 wagoneer that I wheel'd to death and traded for an 1982 cherokee. I regret letting go of the waggy. It was parted out and scrapped so it didn't end up in someone elses hands. It was just too far gone to try to bring back.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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The one I should have never sold was my 73 Mach 1. Q code, 4 speed, 3/4 vinyl roof. No rust. One damn fine car. Sold it for $3500 in 1992. OOPS!

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- Travis

 

 

 

I'm an analog man in a digital world.

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