do you ever wish you could buy your old cars back you owned years back?

Discussion in 'general muscle car related info' started by Grumpy, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

  2. T-Test

    T-Test Well-Known Member

    '55 gasser 21o 2 door sedan I had in high school. 455 Olds/400 turbo tube front axle with the rear end moved 12" forward and the body work to cover it up. Street racing at its best in one small town where the police would shut down main street for impromptu races..

    Wouldn't do it again. Too much money and time to start from scratch.
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Member

    I Had a 1965 Lemans I still wish I had...
     
  4. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    image.jpeg I had a half-dozen pure Junkers between the age of 16 to 18, None of which l bought wisely. Only one stands out today, a 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA HO390 in Cherry Red, I paid about $400.
    It was a rust bucket. What oil it didn't burn it leaked. I don't normally care for Fords but these cars look similar to Chevy Nova's of the same year that I do like. When it did run it sure sounded good.
    Today You can find these cars restored now and then at the big auctions between $20,000 and $30,000. Without any money this car wasn't around long. Although I really liked this car and would like to own it again, it's not worth anymore than $10,000 as a #2 driver. And that's what I would pay.
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    In 1977 I bought a 1967 Olds 4-4-2, medium blue with a white Vinyl top for $850. It was a good car at first but I had a heavy right foot and besides constantly shining it I didn't have the money to take care of it. It met its demise one day going to work it started to knock, by the next day it threw a rod right through the side of the oil pan. Again, no money but I got an Olds 330 Rocket for about $150-. The car ran well until it was stolen in front of where I worked less than a year later. Correctly restored I've seen these cars go for around $100,000 at B/J Auctions. I'd buy it back but I likely couldn't stomach the price.
    By 1980 I was making great money and by this time I had a girlfriend that was nuts for the new Z/28 (insane stories could be told). Believe it or not, from the fall of 79 to mid summer 1980 I had a Maroon with gold and alloy wheels, a Silver with blue and steel ralley wheels, and a Black with red/orange stripes and black steel wheels (non at the same time). Only the Maroon had a 4 spd. I really liked the vacuum operated hood scoop doors, when the secondaries and the scoops opened the sound reminded me a little of the Chevelles with cowl induction. The car felt strong but at about 190 hp it was all show, no go. Today these cars can fetch some good money restored, too much for my liking. image.jpeg
     
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  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

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    Ive helped build and install several of these cars and of all the fords I think this is one of the better looking cars
     
  6. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    does opening the hood on a new car like this,
    make you want to just slam it and walk away,
    or do you have an urge to puke!?


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    yeah that takes 95% of the fun out of working on a car

    I liked it much better when they looked like this


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  7. Strictly Attitude

    Strictly Attitude solid fixture here in the forum

    Squeeze it in there it depends the vehicle some are worse then others
     

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