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#1529099 - 07/11/09 08:39 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Travis1963]
TurboLuver Offline


Registered: 04/12/05
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Loc: SW Ohio
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#1529131 - 07/11/09 09:07 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: TurboLuver]
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1974 Olds Cutlass Supreme. Silver on black, 350 Rocket, owned by my grandmother. Grandpa sent it to the wreckers when we moved to New Brunswick.
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#1529157 - 07/11/09 09:29 PM Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 06/01/05
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Loc: Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
Not a car, but a BMW R90/6 that I bought in 1978 or 1979 and sold in 1987 (for less than it was worth). I was moving around too much and didn't have a place to keep it or work on it. At the same time I practically gave away a Datsun 260Z. I never really liked the Z, but I wish I had the Beemer today.
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#1529210 - 07/11/09 10:37 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Tornado Red]
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Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 1833
Loc: KY
1988 M6- I fitted it with a Dinan Chip and a Fahey track pipe; it made @310 bhp at the crank. I only lost one Stoplight Grand Prix, and that was to a 930 Turbo. It won its class at the 1994 BMW CCA Oktoberfest and also finished on the podium at a BMW/Porsche Solo 1 event at Memphis Motorsport Park...



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#1529293 - 07/12/09 01:03 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: MCompact]
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I had a 1964 Ford Ford Fairlane 500 that was red with white trim. We bought it new in Dec. 1963 ( a great Christmas present). I loved driving it but we had 3 cars and one had to go. Tony had a 1947 Dodge pick up that was sold when we needed money for a down payment on a house.


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#1529302 - 07/12/09 01:25 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: hr1940]
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Registered: 06/13/09
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Loc: Eden Prairie MN
I miss my 2004 Audi S4 and 2005 Nissan 350Z. They were good cars. Liked em both. I change cars to often to regret em really.
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#1529322 - 07/12/09 04:21 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: hpichris]
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Registered: 04/12/05
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Loc: wichita kansas
1965 Ply. Barracuda commando V8, 4 speed, Ford rear end.
1969 Olds Cutlass S. Nice riding car and could cruise at 80 all day long.

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#1529340 - 07/12/09 05:26 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: 65cuda]
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Registered: 06/15/03
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Loc: ME
82 cadillac cimarron... seriously... sold it back in y2k. Wish I had parked it in my inlaws' back forty until 2007, when it qualified for antique plates. It'd be an amusing ice cream cone cruise-in ride. Was my first junker that taught me some wrenching skills.

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#1529385 - 07/12/09 07:50 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: XS650]
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Registered: 07/03/07
Posts: 60
Loc: Phoenix AZ
72 Gremlin with 232 six/auto

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#1529407 - 07/12/09 08:30 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: hr1940]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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 Originally Posted By: hr1940
I had a 1964 Ford Ford Fairlane 500 that was red with white trim.
Didnt list my college commuter car, a blue fastback 69 ford fairlane 500 (torino)Cobra Jet, 4spd with a 428SCJ and ram-air hood. Only cost me 750 bucks in 1975. Guy sold it because he ran over a kid on a bike with it. Talk about a "Christine" car. I sold it to a prince from Bangledesh for 900 a year later. Car was not strong like my chevelle, though it would be worth $$$ today if I kept it garaged. I estimated it might be worth 5-7k in 15 years - little did I know it would be 30-75K or I WOULD have found a garage!


Edited by ARCOgraphite (07/12/09 08:40 AM)
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#1529470 - 07/12/09 10:09 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: ARCOgraphite]
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Registered: 04/13/09
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Loc: Miami-Dade County
71 Pontiac GTO
73 Caddy Coupe De Ville
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My Mom should have kept her 51 Chevy Deluxe and her 57 Black Chevy Bel air for sure..They are still very popular in Cuba.
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#1529490 - 07/12/09 10:29 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: GMBoy]
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Registered: 09/13/03
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Loc: Waterloo, ON
 Originally Posted By: GMBoy
 Originally Posted By: Bluestream
In 1978 I ordered a new Trans AM special edition with the big TA6.6 liter engine, 4 speed manual, air, T-roofs. I keep it 3 years and it never saw a winter then sold it for $5500. I would like to have it back...



Nice car. Was it the Black Bandit Edition or the Gold one? Both were nice special edition models that are bringing real money today. Miss my '79 WS6.


Mine was the Gold edition. I think the Black was only in 1977 and 1979, but not sure. I probally have some pictures around somwhere. After a wind storm some leaves sat on the eagle decal on the hood and left some marks, that really [censored] me off!

It had about 50,000 kilometers when I sold it to a friend. He kept it for 15+ years till his wife left and he sold it to some guy in Toronto. I imagine it's still around somewhere...


Edited by Bluestream (07/12/09 10:31 AM)
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#1529508 - 07/12/09 10:50 AM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: XS650]
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Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 1036
Loc: San Francisco, Calif.
1988 Dodge Caravan. My dad bought it used and it was a salvage title. It had the 2.5L 4 cylinder, had enough power even with a full load. I remember the rear bench seats can be removed and those weighed as much as a couch. I did not know much about fixing cars back then but from what my dad said coolant was leaking into the engine so I think the head gasket was blown. Another problem was the the noisy valve train particularly at startup, sounded like a diesel engine. Ended up donating the van, wish we kept it so I would keep it going.

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#1529764 - 07/12/09 05:32 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Travis1963]
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 3131
Loc: The Garden State
Sad to say in 39 years of driving I've mostly purchased ordinary cars/trucks new and held onto to them until they were 10 or more years old, rust kills them in NJ. The only real true fun car was the new 1982 280XZ Datsun I bought. Unfortunately it was totaled by a drunken tow truck driver two years later .

In the "regrets that you sold it department" was my wife selling her 1996 Explorer Sport. It was the ugly color Iris, but it was so darn reliable. But honestly the ride was stiff and bumpy. She bought a new 2002 Explorer that was a total pos. Sold that for a 2005 Explorer with the 4.6 V-8 instead of the problematic 4.0 SOHC in the 2002.

My last car I bought I still have. It's a 1996 Contour GL with the 4 cylinder Zetec, 5 speed manual tranny and factory ordered wide Aluminum wheels and tires. I ordered it in Sept 1995 picked it up in December 1995. It's been a great car and still is. It still looks and runs great. It's my "poor man's BMW". I've maintained and it'd not rusty, it runs great and is a blast to drive. I'm going to hold on to it for as long as I can .

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#1529876 - 07/12/09 07:40 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Travis1963]
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Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 383
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
That is an amazing project Richard.

I lived beside a neighbour who had a 2-door Corvair for years. The Corvair is long gone, but the neighbour and I are still around.

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