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Old 04-15-2013, 09:37 PM
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With Jags, MGs Triumphs etc (plus a LOT of European stuff including Volvo) - well, there are pages & pages & pages of Lucas electrical jokes.

However, so long as you carry a can of genuine Lucas smoke and an injector to put the smoke back into the wires, it's not hard to keep those cars going!

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65 Corvette Coupe- Sold in 1972 for $1250 (perfect condition) most memorable event..... recieving Racing Ticket (no not speeding ticket, a racing ticket, the most serious driving offence one could commit). 85mph in a 25mile zone, downtown, Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, Ca.

56 Chev. Nomad wagon, all black, corvair bucket seats, converted power glide to 3 speed on column. Sold in 1965 for $850.

70 Lotus Europa. Sold in 1974 for $2850. Only 14,000 orig miles.

69 rs Camaro. Sold in 1973 for $1500 ??? a bit foggy on this price.

The best of the bunch was the 65 vett. still often kick myself!!
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Cars I should NEVER have bought:
1975 Volvo 164 (Bought it new - had to sue Volvo to get my $$$ back!)
'63 Sting Ray (What a POS!) (yes it would be worth a fortune now, but it was still a POS!)
2 Audis - each one was worse than the other!

Should never have built my 67 Malibu SS into such a beast that it could no longer be driven without the pucker factor kicking in.


Car I NEVER should have sold:
67 Cougar


Owned lots of others but they must have all been pretty mediocre - nothing stands out about them to make me remember them
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The two I should have kept!
70 LS6 SS Chevelle, m22, 4.10 gear, cranberry red, black bench.
67 GTX Hemi, 4 gear, 3.54 dana triple black.
The one that got away!
70 hemi cuda, 4 gear, 4.10 gear, hemi orange, shaker. Could of had it for 5250 cash off the showroom floor.
I gotta stop now! Startin' to cry!!
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65 Corvette Coupe- Sold in 1972 for $1250 (perfect condition) most memorable event..... recieving Racing Ticket (no not speeding ticket, a racing ticket, the most serious driving offence one could commit). 85mph in a 25mile zone, downtown, Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, Ca.

56 Chev. Nomad wagon, all black, corvair bucket seats, converted power glide to 3 speed on column. Sold in 1965 for $850.

70 Lotus Europa. Sold in 1974 for $2850. Only 14,000 orig miles.

69 rs Camaro. Sold in 1973 for $1500 ??? a bit foggy on this price.

The best of the bunch was the 65 vett. still often kick myself!!
I know that feeling well,
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Traded my T bucket for a 69 Z28. My wife drove a 69 Pace Car(the white with orange stripe one). We sold both within couple of months of each other for about $3500 apiece in 1975 just to get newer cars. Pic of the pair sitting outside our apartment

Both those cars would get me a condo on Captiva now !!
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The ones I sold that I wish I had today, well, the very nice rust free 64 Nova SS two door hardtop that I chopped the top on and never finished and junked. That one I would really like to be driving today to work.
The next one would be a 1968 Camaro RS that I traded in on a 79 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham in 1985.

On ones I wish I had bought, well those are all ones that I didn't have the money anyway. The $1200 34 Ford coupe or a $1200 32 Tudor drag car with a blown hemi. Might as well been 1.2 million so what the heck. I don't regret any of them though really, we make decisions with the information we had at the time. I really wish I had bought my ex-wife out of our house for the $6000 she wanted, I could have made about $500K on that house three years ago during the boom.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:56 AM
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The ones I sold that I wish I had today, well, the very nice rust free 64 Nova SS two door hardtop that I chopped the top on and never finished and junked. That one I would really like to be driving today to work.
The next one would be a 1968 Camaro RS that I traded in on a 79 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham in 1985.

On ones I wish I had bought, well those are all ones that I didn't have the money anyway. The $1200 34 Ford coupe or a $1200 32 Tudor drag car with a blown hemi. Might as well been 1.2 million so what the heck. I don't regret any of them though really, we make decisions with the information we had at the time. I really wish I had bought my ex-wife out of our house for the $6000 she wanted, I could have made about $500K on that house three years ago during the boom.

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Brian the only question I have is, Why in the heck would you want a 79 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham? Were you thinking about retiring to Florida early?, starting you own string of girls?, having a mental break down? For God's sake why?

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Brian the only question I have is, Why in the heck would you want a 79 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham? Were you thinking about retiring to Florida early?, starting you own string of girls?, having a mental break down? For God's sake why?

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If you met my ex-wife you would understand. I have to tell you that Fleetwood with the four wheel disc brakes, sway bars front and rear and a 425 motor, it would blow the doors off that 327 2 barrel powerglide Camaro!

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1978 was looking for my first car. Came across a Challenger 340 T/A with 36,000 miles on it at a used car dealer for 4500 bucks. Dad said no. Looked exactly like this.



Ended up buying a car like this from a neighbor.

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i guess hindsight is 20 20 there were plenty of cars i should have kept.when i was 19 i had a 67 chevell ss396 4 speed . boy do i miss that car .for a while i drove anything that was different,53 willis pickup,63karmangiha convertable,57 bug,72custom bug,68olds2 dr.custom coupe 455 rocket,67 chev pickup. you get the picture. iloved them all,each for different reasons.some would be worth a pretty penny now. but life goes on and now enjoy my 67 mustang.
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many come to mind.. but I'll limit it to 3
1) 1966 lemans and GTO (all call this 1 when it was 2 different cars)
love this body style and if they ever repop them or I can afford a solid lemans I'll have another
2) 1980 t/a man I miss that car.. it might not have been the fastest, best handle'n car ever but it was a fun car with the ws6 package even with a 301turbo and mor fun with a 400turbo
3)1980 sunbird 3 door hatch.. only because it looked good and be wicked fast with an all alum ls 6.2
there is tons more but I'd need 100 pages
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TommyK, I feel for you bud...My older brother had a Toyota Corolla like that...the only attention he got in that car came from fly's. I'm sure it was a dependable mode of transportation. Regardless, your Dad was wrong, that Challenger would have been and still is an awesome ride.

I did the best I could so that when my kids got their 2nd cars (the first one we always got them a beater, until they learned how to drive properly) it was the kind of car that I wanted...LOL.

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1978 was looking for my first car. Came across a Challenger 340 T/A with 36,000 miles on it at a used car dealer for 4500 bucks. Dad said no. Looked exactly like this.



Ended up buying a car like this from a neighbor.

I bought my wife a 70 Dodge Dart 340 Swinger ,Dodge called it panther pink Plymouth called it Molin Rouge same paint code I think ,first New car she ever had, wish we still hade it.
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This is about one I owned and thought I always would. 1968 - I have a low-mile '54 Chevy that I have re-painted, replace most of the interior, and gone through the engine, trans, suspension. Body is perfect, I replaced much of the chrome. I loved that car. I also loved a girl - we were engaged, no date set. I had a new car, so much of the time the '54 sat. Fiancee just graduated from beauty college, needed a car. Pressure from her, her parents, my parents, I let her drive the '54 (short drive, 3 days a week - supposed to be temporary). Again pressure from her parents and my parents, they all insist that I put the car in her name - mostly for insurance purposes. I thought we were going to be married, so it really didn't matter. I resisted, but eventually consented - huge mistake.
A couple of weeks later, I go over to her house, '54 is not there... There is a new '68 Rambler American in the driveway (sorry AMC fans, but this was a POS from the start). "Where's the '54?" "Oh, we traded it in - did you see my new car?" I tell her that it was MY car and she should not have done that! Her and her parents all chime in "No, it was her car, it was in her name." "Which dealer, where is it, and how much did they give you?" I figured I'd go buy it back. The dealership gave her $50! I drove immediately to the dealer and asked about the '54. I ended up talking to the same salesman. "I want to buy back the '54 - where is it?" "We sold it - parked it on the lot, guy came by and offered me $200 - fastest money I ever made!" I got the name of the guy, but no phone number, lived in Illinois.
The next weekend, in the Antique and Classic Car section of the want ads, there was a listing for a '54, and an Illinois phone number. I called. The guy described my car perfectly, then confirmed that he was the guy who bought it from the dealer. I asked him how much - "Sorry, it's been sold already." OK - How much, who was it, the chase continues... not that lucky. "I parked it in my driveway with a for sale sign in the windshield, guy from California pulling a trailer comes up, offers me cash for the car, loads it up, gone! I explained that it was my car, and I was trying to buy it back. I asked "If you don't mind, how much did he give you? Guy answers "$3500". I almost passed out!
I drove over to my fiancée's house, demanded the ring back, told her and her parents to go to hell. I also told them how much the car had been sold for, which was double what they paid for the Rambler!
I also quit listening to my parents about that same time.
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