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11-29-2007 04:00 AM  10 years agoPost 1
BJames111

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Did you ever sell a car only to realize that it was a mistake? I really miss this one. It was an '85 Corolla GT-s coupe. This video was a couple of years ago, but it had 135k miles on it really clean condition, and I added a Kaaz limited slip diff. I sold it for $2000. I've been searching for another one but i'm finding they have doubled and tripled in value.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=O1_p5B2DgNI

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11-29-2007 04:22 AM  10 years agoPost 2
laddy

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Yea, i sold my 1967 Shelby GT350 6 -7years ago for 15000.00. It was 80% redone and I just lost interest and no time.
Now i have time but cant cry about spilt milk. Maybe i can get my Dad's 66 GT350H that needs restoring some day.

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11-29-2007 05:31 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Shoego Heli

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I know how you feel, mine was a 1970 Camaro with rally sport front bumpers, Hooker sidemount headers, a roll bar, and at the time some big 15 x 12 Centerline wheels in the back and something you don't see anymore - traction bars. Whenever I see one on the road I wish I had mine back.

The other one I miss is my 72 Chevy Vega with a small block 350 engine in it.

Having my heli: Cool, Having a working heli: Awesome, Having a day to fly: PRICELESS!

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11-29-2007 05:37 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Gearhead

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yeeup

71 Nova SS, 327 L79 Vett motor

68 Camaro, no motor

47 CJ2a, V6 posi front & rear all new body

Jim

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11-29-2007 05:43 AM  10 years agoPost 5
LouInSD

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San Diego CA USA

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Yeah, my first car was a 1970 Chevelle Malibu, it was clean. Bought it for 300 bucks and I dont even remember what I sold it for. It must have been back in 79-80. Saw a couple on oldcartrader.com going for between 20,000 and 35,000...DOH!

On the other hand I did once buy a Fiat Spider convertible for 100 bucks, sold it a few months later for 1700 to a German guy who exported it.

But I sure wish I would have held on to that Chevelle...

That's why I own 6 helis and havent sold 'em, I keep thinking they're gonna go up in value some day!

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11-29-2007 03:08 PM  10 years agoPost 6
BJames111

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one of these days i'll buy another one..too many expensive hobbies

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11-29-2007 06:20 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Salty

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Yup.....every cool car I've ever owned...

Heres what I remember

-1950 chevy special order business coupe, 1 of 244
-1956 Ford F1 Special order for the forestry service a factory extended cab (unheard of for the time) 1 of 34 built
-Chassis research Front engine dragster w/a blown 392 hemi
-1950 merc
-1932 ford
-1929 ford
-1939 lincoln zephyr (not running)
-1934 ford truck (almost running)
-1955 safari
-1955 olds super 8
-1950 ford

and that just a few....

From here on out I'm keepin (most) everything I get (if its running and done) and its goin towards retirement...though my military career has limited my storage space.

what I have now
1949 chevy truck california custom
1947 buick
another 1932 ford
1959 lincoln

right now the only thing that is actually in my posession and driving is the 49...the rest are stashed at families residences throughout the states...

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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11-29-2007 09:14 PM  10 years agoPost 8
HeliFreek

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Baltimore, MD USA

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Been there too

I had a 77 Camaro Z28 4 speed (All factory original) It was starting to develop trans trouble. I looked into a replacement trans, $1000-$1500 just for the trans. I didn't have the knowhow or place to swap a trans or the money to buy one. I sold it for $2500 in 1993. I'm still kicking myself for selling it. Plus I really needed a 4x4 for the winter. Oh well, now I have a supercharged V6 1998 S10 that gets 28 MPG and can turn a low 14 second quarter mile. I'll never sell my little race truck.

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11-29-2007 09:29 PM  10 years agoPost 9
rcstickman

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right now the only thing that is actually in my posession and driving is the 49...the rest are stashed at families residences throughout the states
Hey Corey, your long lost cousin Alan here in Pensacola, feel free to stash your 32 here at my house in Pensacola. Close by so you can come drive it once in awhile. Just make sure you leave me the keys so I can keep the battery charged for you.

Don't blame me, I did'nt vote for him.

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11-30-2007 01:03 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Salty

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Tell ya RCStick, I'll make ya a deal....I'll stash the 32 at your place, hell I'll even give ya a set of keys....

On one condition.....

Ya gotta finish it....right now its just a tub, front end, rearend and frame...

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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11-30-2007 01:56 AM  10 years agoPost 11
holzback

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noblesville IN United States

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this one is sad

my neighbor flys for delta and before that he flew c-130's in the military. while in the military,in 1974, he came across a 1968 428 cobra jet mustang. he bought the car and had kept it in the original condition the whole time he had it. in 2005 he got worried, because of delta's problems, and sold the car. it was around a 65,000$ car. he told the guy who bought the car that he would almost rather sell his wife. it was a VERY sad day

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11-30-2007 02:58 AM  10 years agoPost 12
Bill F

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I had a 1951 willys jeep cj3a with buick 225 oddfire v6. Should have kept her. Really nice rig, but I really wanted an m38, and have spent 5 years on the m38 and still not done

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11-30-2007 07:12 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Gearhead

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""225 oddfire v6 ""

that's what I put in my 47 2a,, that's a great little motor, that baby would crawl over a rock at 300 RPMs and never stall..

Jim

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11-30-2007 08:32 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Cope

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No really, Please stop.
I cant bear it any more!
It makes me said just reading all this.

NEVER SELL YOU'RE HOT ROD

Unless it's the very last option.
Cope

Ps. I would sell my tools / helis / every thing, FIRST!

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11-30-2007 12:04 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Bill F

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The 225 is a great motor. With all the torque that is has I could out acclerate v8's, of course then my gearing would kill me. I do miss that jeep. Do you still have the 2a?

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11-30-2007 12:12 PM  10 years agoPost 16
JeepCJ

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Pennellville NY (Syracuse Heli Group)

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I have been looking for a 2A to restore for a few years now. It would be awsome to find one of the early ones with column shift......

Bob

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11-30-2007 02:22 PM  10 years agoPost 17
jester4

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Brampton, Ontario

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No really, Please stop.
I cant bear it any more!
It makes me said just reading all this.

NEVER SELL YOU'RE HOT ROD

Unless it's the very last option.
Right on! I had a '78 Vette in high school (worked like a dog to buy it), but lived on my own. Some months I hardly had enough money to pay rent and put beer in the fridge, not to mention put gas in that pig. But I loved it and never sold it no matter what. I told my wife that the car stays if we get married and I still have it to this day. Now the resto-mod has begun (although slowly, thanks to these heli things)

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11-30-2007 02:25 PM  10 years agoPost 18
Hydroman

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1955 Chevy Cameo truck....gave to my X since we were going through divorce...did it voluntarily....dumb move

The older I get, the better I was

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11-30-2007 05:50 PM  10 years agoPost 19
Gearhead

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Bill,, no I don't have the 2a any more, but I will have another one some day..

Jim

Jim
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12-01-2007 04:53 AM  10 years agoPost 20
Salty

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1955 Chevy Cameo truck....gave to my X since we were going through divorce...did it voluntarily....dumb move
ouch....

WHile I do regret getting rid of some of my rides, they were for different reasons, buying a house, wanting something different etc...

Technically I dont regret a single one... I've gotten my car addiction to the one I really want to finish (cept for the lincoln....I like it.....buuuuuttt I can live without it)

but handing a cameo over in the deevorce

ouch man, ouch

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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