Cars you wish you never got rid of....

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  1. andybob

    andybob Do Work

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    I am sure everyone has had a car slide through their hands and they now wish they never got rid of it. Mine are:

    -My first car, an 86 Monte Carlo with the 4.3 V6. This thing was no slouch, but due to a bad transmission, I had to part with it. Still wish I had it so I could drop a 350 into it.

    -My '99 Escort. While it was a little sore on the eyes, it only left me stranded once, in our drive way. After the 5-Speed manual took a dump I had it rebuilt and it still ran good. Wish I still had it because it was tough as nails.

    My car now is an '06 Kia Spectra. I have been fairly impressed with it. Its quick, doesn't have a slushbox, gets decent gas mileage, and doesn't look too bad.

    Share yours, pics are cool too...
     
  2. The Habit

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    My Early Broncos are the ones I wish I had never let get away. I had a bone stock 77 and then, over the course of five years, and many thousands of dollars later, built a 74 trail rig. So much of my blood, sweat, and tears went into building this Bronco. I built it from the ground up starting with a bare frame. Like a colossal idiot, I traded it for a boat. My neighbors were happy to see it go though. It would rattle the windows of the houses around me when I started it.

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    I also wish I had kept my 77 Stingray. I bought it to fix and flip, which I did. However, I miss cruising in the summer with the t-tops stowed away. Granted, it wasn't terribly fast (mild 350), but it was a lot of fun.

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    That's my old Mustang in the background. Kind of wish I had held on to that one as well.
     
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    My '68 Firebird hardtop with mild 350 V-8 and syncro three in the floor...
     
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    My first car, a 1938 Chevy Master Deluxe 4 door sedan. I courted my wife in that car.

    I sold it when my first child was 3. My wife convinced me we needed the money.
     
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    A red 69' Chevell..I built the 350ci, 4bolt in to a 383 stroker..sorry no pics
     
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    It will be my Nissan Skyline. Sorry, don't know how to attached a pix.
     

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    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    My 92 Toyota 4WD pickup. No A/C, no extra cab, no nothin except an awesome stereo. I miss that thing

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  8. 6F0 Nick

    6F0 Nick Just Wanna Fly

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    I had an 87 Isuzu pickup that I traded for an 89 Ford Escort. I regret that decision. It was a good little truck and the Escort caught on fire the day before I left for basic training. Oh well that was when I was a young, broke student.
     
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    I wish I never sold this beast. The a/c broke and I thought I needed to have a car that got better gas mileage? Now I realize that I need a 4x4 with lots of room for my guns and bug out gear!!!

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    I also miss my 91 RX7 that had a Ford Mustang GT 4.6L V8 swapped into it. It had working a/c and was California CARB legal. The only RX7 V8 CARB stickered in the state of California. I sold it for $9,000 cash to get that 4x4 lol. It ate Honda civics and Integras for breakfast daily!!!!
     
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    Although I truly feel that it is rediculous for anyone to spend as much money on a car, and that being the reason I got rid of it... a big part of my soul left when I sold this car. '98 911 TT... the last run of the hand built, air cooled 911s

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    '76 AMC Gremlin. I couldn't get a date to save my life, but what a fun car. Built like a tank. Canary yellow.
     
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    '83 Chevette Scooter Coupe
     
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    In 1965 I sold my 1957 Chev Belair 2 door hardtop.This was a class car and fun to have.
     
  17. andybob

    andybob Do Work

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    Beautiful car. I love the stance all 911's have.
     
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    That's all Brother

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    Oh, so many.
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    1984 Jeep CJ7. 304 V-8 4-speed soft top and doors. Loved to take the top and doors off and just ride. Sold it to buy an engagement ring.
     
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    1969 T-Bird, complete with "suicide doors."

    Mine was not quite as nice as this one.

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