I had a 70 1/2 Challenger TA, Top banana, 340 six pac, 4 speed ,391 sure grip. sold it for 6000 in the mid 80's. After the big price drops its still worth 50 to 70+ thousand now. The other was a 1923 t bucket with a blown 392 hemi. Had trouble getting 7000 for it in the late 80's. Saw it sold on some classic car site for 25000 a year later.
Is that a supercharger on the mini? Theres one sitting near me with 4 flat tires hasnt moved in 4 or 5 years. Id love to have it. Id really like to get one before the prices go up too high like everything else old and cool. I learn from others. Rather than regret selling stuff I just keep it all :laugh:
There are several that I don't miss, but the regrets list is longer - '67 MGB-GT, '68 Mustang 4-spd coupe, '67 Mini, '71 Chev SNB PU, '82 XV 920 Euro, '83 VT500 Ascot, '81 XR80 , '85 600 Ninja, and on and on...
That Mustang hardtop was neat. One of three '68s I've owned. 302 4-barrel, 4-spd, disc brakes, posi. It was a ball to drive. I was about 22 years old.
I miss my Gremlin, had it for about 11 years. Lot's of time and work went into it and once I finally got it to where I wanted it was kinda forced to sell it. Had it stored at my dads and every time I went to go get it there were more black marks in the garage, mud all through the car and the fuel cell was dry but nobody knew how it happened because they were all drunk and didn't remember getting it out. I sold it before somebody could get killed in it or kill somebody out playing in it. I miss it but I know someday I will build another one, but this time with my kids!
My Fiat Abarth. That thing was seriously fun to drive on a twisty mountain road. Unfortunately at the time I lived in a 30 ft rented trailer with no garage and all my tools would fit in the Abarth's "trunk." It's highly tuned engine (7000 rpm redline) did not like winter and I needed a reliable car to get to work.
My 72 Buick Skylark Suncoupe It was a custom original with a 350 4 barrel and a slide back accordian style sunroof. They were taken off the assembly line and taken to a custom roof shop and had the sunroof's put in them. I had gotten it in 87 for $400 fixed it all up and was a daily driver. Then while I was in the service I traded it in for something a little more practical. They only made between 1500 and 3400 the actual quanity of the suncoupes is questionable because they didnt keep very good records back then. But I do regret getting rid of it. because they are pretty hard to come by now.
I also regret selling my 1960's Vespa 90 small frame, that thing was completely unmolested and was in time warp condition, faded paint and just the right amount of patina. I would love to replace it some day soon.
I kind of regret retiring this ... but the shell cracked in all 4 corners of the windshield aperture and I had just started dating this girl with incredible boobs, so I was too distracted to re-shell the car.
Hindsight being the perfect science and all that ... although at the time she was a total distraction, I can safely say that looking back, the racer was a more memorable ride.