close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

For people who like vintage cars

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by sombunya, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

    Messages:
    5,581
    Likes Received:
    2,567
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Location:
    Kookifornia
    Saw this ad in the June, 1969 Hot Rod magazine.

    [​IMG]

    Probably not so amazing when one considers that an average, 3 bedroom home in So. Cal was going for about $15k.

    Same magazine; 1956 Corvette, mint condition w/48k original miles: $1950.

    I can actually remember those days, which is surprising considering what I was doing to myself back then.
     
  2. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Messages:
    36,494
    Likes Received:
    5,412
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Location:
    Acme proving grounds.

  3. Adjuster

    Adjuster

    Messages:
    15,924
    Likes Received:
    3,748
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Location:
    Port Richey Florida USA
    Cool, I like stuff like that.


    /
     
  4. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Messages:
    7,476
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Location:
    PNW
    Check this one out: 1948 Chevrolet Woody

    [​IMG]
     
  5. The Dying Gaul

    The Dying Gaul

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Arizona
    I found one of my dad's car trader type magazines from the mid 70's a few years back. There were ads for dodge/plymouth muscle cars with 440 six packs (roadrunners/challengers, etc...) that were nearly being given away. Saw an ad for a 1972 Trans Am with a 455 HO and five speed and the price was like $900, 1968 Olds 442 with all the options for less than that. I understand that $1000 back then was worth more, but damn, compared to the prices now days. :wow:
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012
  6. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Messages:
    42,700
    Likes Received:
    2,821
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Location:
    Taunton, MA
    My wife bot a 71 or 72 Nova for $100 back in 89 or 90. Damn I wish I was smart enough to have kept that car.
     
  7. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

    Messages:
    5,581
    Likes Received:
    2,567
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Location:
    Kookifornia
    My dad sold a '49 Ford for $25 back in 1965.
    My mother said it was a good running car.
     
  8. BEER

    BEER bad example

    Messages:
    6,850
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Location:
    Dayton, Texas
    that dosen't depress me half as much as reading through my grandmother's collection of sears and roebuck mail order catalogs from my great great grandparents. full tilt factory custom winchesters with octagon barrels, full engraving, and real gold accents, and all for like 20$. first gen colt peacemakers for 5$. and now you can't even get a decent bb gun for less than 50$.
     
  9. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Messages:
    38,266
    Likes Received:
    31,494
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    minnesota
    Long ago (66) I passed on buying a 1965 Shelby Mustang, white with blue stripes and front end body damage, because I knew, and heard, nothing about Shelby.

    It just looked to me like someone stuck crap on it to make it look "racy" (like the little added tach on the dash) and besides it had that funny odd looking aluminum rear differential. I was too smart for them.

    Insurance company price $175.
     
  10. BEER

    BEER bad example

    Messages:
    6,850
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Location:
    Dayton, Texas
    wow that's the sort of thing i'd keep to myself and take to my grave. lol
     
  11. The Dying Gaul

    The Dying Gaul

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Location:
    Northern Arizona
    Yep. Mom had a 1968 Chevelle SS, 396, all original in Grecian Green. She sold it in the late 70's for about $400. Hindsight is always 20/20.
     
  12. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Messages:
    64,670
    Likes Received:
    1,546
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    Location:
    Muskogee Ok.
    Here is a classic car:thumbsup:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

    Messages:
    7,065
    Likes Received:
    553
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Location:
    North Idaho
    Coincidence, tonight is the annual Car d'Alene Cruise night. Every year we have a big classic car show and auction in the middle of downtown Coeur d'Alene, the Cruise is a blast, all classic American muscle cars and some really vintage ones. Summertime here is the best, pure American town on the lake.
     
  14. lakota169

    lakota169

    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Location:
    S.E. Michigan
    I sold my '64 GTO, that I bought new, for $700. It was the 389 bored out to 401, tripower, 4 speed w/4.33 rear. Headers, cam, and metalflake paint job.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  15. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    Messages:
    27,431
    Likes Received:
    5,241
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    CO & Baden –Württemberg
    So the question is...

    What cheap car is the one to buy now that in 20 years will be worth a bundle???
     
  16. paulbow

    paulbow

    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    If I could I'd buy a 04-06 Pontiac GTO
     
  17. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Messages:
    42,700
    Likes Received:
    2,821
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Location:
    Taunton, MA
    Yep. We didnt see them as "spectacular" back then. Muscle cars became big big big when Viagra came out, it seems.
     
  18. copo9560

    copo9560

    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    The muscle cars that bring big $$ typically run from mid-60's to very early 70's. The ones that are worth a small fortune are the limited production ones that actually were poor sellers when new - Shelby cars, Hemi Cars, COPO cars. These things are now 40+ years old yet can still draw an amazing crowd when parked next to anything new.

    Cheap car now that might have future value - early 5.0 Mustangs (finding one unmolested not easy), IROC Camaro (again unmolested), Pointiac Fiero. Newer stuff would include late model GTO or G8 equipped with V8/6speed. None will ever approach the early stuff in value but would make a nice weekend ride for 20 years.
     
  19. Hummerbike

    Hummerbike

    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    New Mexico
    I sold my 1960 Corvette for $600 when I joined the Air Force.
     
  20. tehan2

    tehan2 NRA & GOAL

    Messages:
    3,130
    Likes Received:
    700
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Location:
    Breaking the law in CT

    I ask myself this a few times a year... I can't think of anything coming from detroit now that fits that bill.

    I think the Plymouth Prowler "might" be one... but that car is already 10+ years old....maybe the ZR1 corvette, but 40 years from now it's still just a special edition vette

    none of the "modern muscle cars" have that special something. They're pumping so many camaros/mustangs/challengers off the production lines, there's really nothing special about them. Modern (American) cars lack soul...sure there's some great performance compared to the classic muscle, but they miss on too many levels to be future collectables in my opinion.

    If we open it up to imports, and I think this is what people will collect in the future (it's what "today's gear heads" are growing up wrenching. Take out the exotics, and I think you'll see stuff like

    M3's (maybe even 5's)
    supra
    evo's
    wrx
    s4's

    but I don't see a stock evo from 2012 commanding 10X's original sticker 50 years from now