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well the car I'd have loved to keep, but life had different ideas
I owned from 1993-2011 70 chevelle
th 71 c-10 since 2002
the 86 SS since 2001
the one I should've never sold an '80 t/a and the 66 lemans.. oh to have a time machine..

the 86SS will never EVER leave.. if I have anything to say about it..lol
 

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1965 Gran Sport 1986
1959 Rambler 2009
1948 Chevy pickup 1974 (currently in pieces and has been for almost 20 years)

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Bought my 1977 concours nova hatchback new in summer of 1977. still got it. Kids told me to never sell it. Never been in the rain, stored in my garage every winter. Had it repainted five years ago. New 355 four bolt main, 3.73 posi 10 bolt corp rear, and 200 4r tranny. My toy till im gone.
 

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The one I wish I kept was a 74 olds omega 350 4bbl dam that thing ripped out of the hole ! Junked it in 86 with no real damage just blew the motor I was young & dumb now I'm just older !
 

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I would like to have my little 64 Nova SS hardtop, that sucker was so nice.


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Had few that i did let go, And i miss them had a 70 monte 454SS in 85! then a 66 chevelle & a 66 impala around the same time in 88 both were white on white black interior and converts ! then a 58 nomad in the 90's .Then had a 70 chevelle 454 triple Black white stripe m22 monster with build sheet LS5 got her in 2000! at the same time found a 66 eldorado White top & interior Ember firemist And dame sweet!! Both gone now but with the the way everything is going i did well. Now i got my lil rat and happy that i do not have 2 days of detail from going to a show for a couple of hours!!! Thumbs up on this good topic!!!
 

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I havent learned anything in my sixty somthing years ,i am buildind a 53 chevy pu bbc and a 66 chevelle SS396 /360 at least its an auto with factory air ,Cruise and be cool.not park sit in lawn chair.
 

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Hey i am 46 and i got tired of keeping them clean!!But they were cars that needed to be!!! maybe that will change but i do miss all of them!!!!! found this ratrod project and said hell ya just a little cleaning after she was done. now i spent my time cleaning spokes instead of chrome!! but with a smile cause if i don't who cares !! It's not work like with a high dollar car!!
 

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I'm 54 and been a mechanic pretty much as far back as I can remember. I've worked on some very sweet vehicles in my life but never owned any that were very memorable, or worth a second look. Even the 2 International trucks I presently own are not really drool worthy nor will they ever be.
 

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79 Chev C-10------34 years, but this truck is about done and will probably be sold soon
59 Chev ElCamino--12 years, surprised I'm still married after all the money this took to restore
66 Chev ElCamino--6 years, but just finished the restore last April
65 Ford Ranchero--2 years, but my uncle bought it new---left it to me when he passed--I remember riding in this car as a young boy----factory 289HiPo/4spd
05 Ford Ranger----bought it new and will probably hang onto this for a while.

The rest of the cars have no real personal attachments, and we go thru a car pretty quick. Living in Texas can wear a car out in a hurry.

Wish I still had:
70 Plymouth Sport Fury GT 440-6-------------killed by a drunk driver while it was parked
67 Chrysler 300 440-TNT/4-spd/Discs/Posi----Stolen in 89---All time FAVORITE car and would never have sold it.
 

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79 Chev C-10------34 years, but this truck is about done and will probably be sold soon
59 Chev ElCamino--12 years, surprised I'm still married after all the money this took to restore
66 Chev ElCamino--6 years, but just finished the restore last April
65 Ford Ranchero--2 years, but my uncle bought it new---left it to me when he passed--I remember riding in this car as a young boy----factory 289HiPo/4spd
05 Ford Ranger----bought it new and will probably hang onto this for a while.

The rest of the cars have no real personal attachments, and we go thru a car pretty quick. Living in Texas can wear a car out in a hurry.

Wish I still had:
70 Plymouth Sport Fury GT 440-6-------------killed by a drunk driver while it was parked
67 Chrysler 300 440-TNT/4-spd/Discs/Posi----Stolen in 89---All time FAVORITE car and would never have sold it.
That Ranchero is a treasure for sure!

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I'm older than dirt.

I found My 1916 t roadster in 1951 on a neighbor's ranch, , and saw pictures in a 57 Hotrod magazine and started gathering parts, and it's still in a corner of the barn and needs a restore, better steering gear mounts, redo the brakes, paint is peeling. etc
 

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Man, you win for having one the longest, wild. You really need to get that thing running and out on the road, that would be so cool.

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Fleet

Since I rarely get rid of cars the collection continues to grow:

73 Duster-Been in Family since 74. Still driven occasionally.
78 Camaro-Purchased March 86. Mostly daily driver until 05'
79 Camaro-Purchased July 87-Wife's Daily driver until 2001, back on the road in late 2009 after lengthy restoration. Took best in class at an AACA sponsered show it's first outing.
89 Mustang 5.0-Been in Family since new-Drive it maybe once a month now. I drove this one quite a bit until I got the goat.
2006 GTO-Semi daily driver, bought new/never titled from dealer in April 07'
 
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