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10 hours ago, Woofers and Tweeters said:

In addition to  our first cars (usually a go fast high insurance car), we can say what we are driving now.

 

I went from a turbo Z to an Avalon. <_<

Haha....I'm driving a 2011 GMC HD Sierra 4x4, a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 with 245k and still going. 2014 Honda Oddysey!

5 hours ago, babadono said:

1. '73 Datsun 240Z P.O.S.

2. '78 Ford E250 Van (still own, hasn't been run for a few years doubling as a tool shed)

3.'90 BMW 325iS (still own drive every day)

Tool shed! That's awesome.

4 hours ago, USNRET said:

1963 Chevy Biscayne 283 w/3 on the tree
1964 1/2 Mustang convertible 6 cyl 3 speed

1968 Chevelle SS 396

That Chevelle is a terrific car.

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@DizRotus I've seen plenty of those small block Harleys at Bike Week & Biketoberfest when I lived down in FL. Made me double take while on my V65 Magna 4 cyl quad carb.

Had a nut that I was nuts enough to go off roading in trails around the woods here in a 302 MGB. On the street think it would have been nice to see it go against a 350 Vega. Those V8 Vegas were FAST!!

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'59 SAAB 93 - Easter Egg Blue (taught me all about conservation of momentum).

'62 Volvo 122S - Red (only red car I've ever owned - oops, forgot about a red MGB).

'62 Jaguar 3.8l Mark II  - Gun Metal (dark) Silver with red leather.  (Beautiful car - the one that "got away."  Wish I still had it.  I was 19....)

 

 

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6 hours ago, jheis said:

'59 SAAB 93 - Easter Egg Blue (taught me all about conservation of momentum).

'62 Volvo 122S - Red (only red car I've ever owned - oops, forgot about a red MGB).

'62 Jaguar 3.8l Mark II  - Gun Metal (dark) Silver with red leather.  (Beautiful car - the one that "got away."  Wish I still had it.  I was 19....)

 

 

I worked for a Jag / SAAB dealership. We had one of those Jaguars in the warehouse. 

 

I hate to ask, but will: How much did you let the Jag go for? 

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14 minutes ago, Woofers and Tweeters said:

I worked for a Jag / SAAB dealership. We had one of those Jaguars in the warehouse. 

 

I hate to ask, but will: How much did you let the Jag go for? 

Sorry, but I don't remember the selling price, but I don't think I lost any money on it.

I sold the Jag ~ '69 when the Air Force shipped me off to Germany.  As I recall, I paid $2,200 for it in '67.  5 years old with 30k miles on the clock!  Like lots of other cars, it only became valuable long after I sold it.

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Thinking about the discussion of cars that appreciated after being sold, reminded me of the only car of mine that fits that description.  Technically, one of the first three cars I owned was a '56 Corvette I "purchased" for $150 in ~'69.

 

Purchased is in quotes because the seller was in a hospital bed when he "sold" it, and I had second thoughts about buying it, so it was never consummated.

 

A 13 year-old beat up Vette for $150 was still a bargain, even though it didn't run and it needed a whole front clip.  It had a new convertible top and newly reupholstered seats that were worth more than $150.  IIRC, a four speed transmission was also included.

 

At the time, I was in college and had neither time, money or space for a project car.  Years later my father expressed regrets that I hadn't told him, implying he would have gladly stored it in his garage.  Hindsight is 20/20.

 

It's just as well.  I would have made a retro-mod out of it.  Probably a 327 and 4-speed to replace the 265 and 3-speed.  Instead it's one that got away.

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1981 AMC Spirit (hated it...one step above a Pacer.  My grandfather said he'd buy me a car if I sold my motorcycle when I turned 16.  I was thinking Camaro; he wasn't)

 

1962 Ford Pickup  (kept Spirit for about 6 months...traded it for old Ford P/U.  Had a 6-cyl and "3 on the Tree" so I yanked those and went to a 351C V8 with a C6 tranny)

 

1977 Pontiac Grand Prix (loved this car...Bright red with white Landau top in rear.  Sold truck and bought G/P because of gas mileage and needed something better for girls. :)  I worked for a tire retreading place the summer I was 17; hardest job I ever had retreading passenger car tires and diesel truck tires.  Bought some Cragar S/S wheels and BF Goodrich Radial T/A's and put on it.  I was pimping back then.  ha

 

Those were first three within a year and a half or less.  After G/P, it was an 83 Mustang LX 5.0 sedan I had for a few months and sold it because I moved to Ft Collins, CO where my dad lived.  I didn't stay there long and when I moved back, bought an 81 Camaro Z28...black and gold with T-Tops and cowl induction hood.  Kept it one month and traded it for a brand new silver 1984 Mustang GT two days after my 18th birthday.  Man, insurance was cheap back then.  

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