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Size:  66.1 KB[/ATTACH]gtr torana that we ripped the 6cyl out of it and put in 327 chev but my biggest regret when i was about 9 yrs old my old man bought me a deltek rockhopper mini bike that after a few yrs got left behind the shed to rot it eventually got sold for peanuts
. so i am chasing one to restore for my mancave i am halfway thru doing one but its the wrong model will post pic of what im looking for ..parts or just a frame or a basket case will consider anything

ive now located two of these litle bikes i am restoring them as we speak one will be red like the pic and the other will be a green they came out in the other bike i have is in the powder coaters atm getting done in a deep violet purple will post pics when i comes back
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This was my father's autocross car back in the 80's. He bought it for 3k,it was a McLaren CanAm car that was converted to a BSR car before my father used it for autocross.It had a BMW 2002 engine in it. I was only 16 when he sold it,but we both regret that move-probably a six figure car now!
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my 1932 ford 5 window coupe that was a clone of the American graffiti coupe and a 1966 427/435 hp 66 corvette. original California car with both tops and a spare 427 motor. I did take the money from the sale of the vette and buy a cobra tho. the 32 went to japan and if buy chance anyone knows of the car I would like to get in touch with the owner.
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Of course a 57 chevy two door three on the tree, 1960 MGA that i did an frame off restoration and last but not least a 1954 Corvette. Paid 550, got the 3 sidedrafts working correctly. Sold for 900 so i had enough money to marry my sons mother. Sure wish i had the Corvette!!!
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:28 AM
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Everyone of them....from a 1941 Jeep to a 993 Porsche....and dozens in be tween....
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Approx. 6 years ago I bought a 1987 Porsche 911 that I bought for $17K...a week later my neighbour saw it and immediately offered be $19K for it so I sold it to him and took my $2000 profit

6 months later the 911 (3.2L air cooled market) went through the roof and that car was sold a year later for $73K....

... that sale still keeps me up at night
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Approx. 6 years ago I bought a 1987 Porsche 911 that I bought for $17K...a week later my neighbour saw it and immediately offered be $19K for it so I sold it to him and took my $2000 profit

6 months later the 911 (3.2L air cooled market) went through the roof and that car was sold a year later for $73K....

... that sale still keeps me up at night
I feel your pain....I sold my 993 for 40k.... at a nice profit....to replace it would take 75 or more...
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Never had a regret selling off my prized possessions at the time. Hell if ya miss them that much buy another. IF they have gone outta site $$$ wise what are ya goin to do with it after ya spend the BIG $$$ ? Had an original 427 Cobra in 1976. Sold it in 1980. Really didn't miss it because of the new toys. Few years ago started to go on a cleanout for something new. Got a CSX 4000 car. Having a blast with it BUT still looking for my next toy. Live it up while your here !! Variety is the spice of life !
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56 Jag XK140MC Coupe, 74 Porsche 914 2.0. 56 AH 100-6, Devin bodied Triumph TR3

Plus the ones I let pass:

Porsche 550A Spyder, no motor ($1700), Dan Brown's personal Aston Martin DB2/4 convertible, bent valves on new head incorrectly timed ($1800), 55 Chevy Corvette, no motor ($500), 55 MB 300SL gullwing ($3500), Jag "C Type", body only ($3500). All back in the early 70's in the SF Bay area. If only I could get the time machine going again
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My '65 K code Ivy Green Mustang notch back (271 hp, toploader). Bought it new in '64 for $3000 and sold it five years later (in perfect condition) for $800 in the LA area. I advertised it for quite a while at a few hundred more and didn't get one call. Dropped it to $800 and got two calls about the same time. One guy didn't show when he said he would and another did and I sold it. As the car was leaving the other fellow drove up, just in time to see the car leaving. He said that he would have given me $1600 and wanted me to call the new owner, which I did. I offered to buy it back for $1500 and he said no. I think at that moment I realized that car was destined to be a valuable classic.
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So would a New Mustang today be worth something in 20 years or 30 years time. Would there still be petrol then?
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Among several, the early ones hold a special place in my memories (1979-82)…

This is my first Mustang (68 coupe) as a teenager, saved up and bought at age 15 for $1,350 sold 2-3 years later for I believe $4,250. Spent the first 6-9 months working on it before I could even drive it, officially.

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Converted into a street sleeper with FE engine, C6 w/shift kit from Dean transmission, Hooker headers, upgraded suspension, all black interior, Emerson Fittipaldi signature series ‘Fitti E3’ steering wheel, unassuming stance, kept the traction bars, added back stock wheels that I painted gold to match the gold pinstripe, with stock hub-caps.



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302, C4, white interior w/black front seats, jacked up in rear with oversized tire/Cragars.


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Chirping tires upshifting into 3rd.

Being around the engine build. I’d located a builder of local Nascar FE engines and he allowed me to be involved in the process. I searched parts, lent a hand on easy build steps. I liked his adherence to tolerances, balancing, torques, pre-lube/sealing techniques, etc. He installed Clevite 77 bearings, telling me at the time he used only those as they’d never failed him in his race engines.



This was my second Mustang as a teenager…

65 GT350R replica, gutted interior with sheet metal panel, roll cage, wink mirror, one seat, Nascar net, etc. The paint was gorgeous on this car. While I did a few things to it, the prior owner did the real majority of the work, I was just its caretaker for a while.










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Many good times with this one! Some sand dunes, but mainly flying/sliding around mountain trails and service roads.
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gtr torana that we ripped the 6cyl out of it and put in 327 chev but my biggest regret when i was about 9 yrs old my old man bought me a deltek rockhopper mini bike that after a few yrs got left behind the shed to rot it eventually got sold for peanuts
. so i am chasing one to restore for my mancave i am halfway thru doing one but its the wrong model will post pic of what im looking for ..parts or just a frame or a basket case will consider anything
Isn't that a Rock hopper ? I had one with no suspension ... yep they were fun.
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Isn't that a Rock hopper ? I had one with no suspension ... yep they were fun.
yes it's a rock-hopper i must have done thousands of miles on it lol we lived in a not very built up area at the time with plenty of paddocks and dirt roads. every weekend all the local kids who had bikes would meet up and those that didnt have bikes you would them have a ride for 50 cents to buy more fuel lol i actually had a pretty bad prang on mine went over a jump and the front wheel and forks part company with me breaking my wrist and pretty bad gravel rash .

it was good times to local coppers didnt care as long as you didnt ride on a sealed rd or the footpath anything else they was fine i remember one hot day pushing my bike down the footpath till i got to the dirt road and the local copper pulled up in a divvy van and thru me and the bike in the back and drove me to where all the kids had met up lol ..i am restoring a deckson daredevil with a briggsy engine atm but ive located a rock hopper in melb just have to fig out how to get it to Adelaide in the next couple of weeks .. prob going to cost a few grand to get it to concourse condition using as many original parts as i can and getting the tank and mudguards re-chromed anyone have any contacts in that area ? enough of my rambling cheers dean
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I had a MK11 Escort 2l rally car.
Bilstein suspension, quick rack, pedal box, Group 1 engine with twin 44 IDF Webers. Atlas LSD rear axle. 4 wheel disc brakes. It was a real weapon. You could put it anywhere on the track you wanted. It was competitive in the loose ball bearing gravel roads of WA against the early Subaru and Mazda 4wds. It would run in the top 5 every stage. I won a couple of 2L state championships in it. It was awesome on the bitumen too. three wheeling around corners as a good Escort would.
I sold it to buy into a factory supported drive and enter Rally OZ.
Competed in rally OZ twice but ran out of cash to keep the dream happening.
It would put a grin on my face every time I drove it.
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For a while I owned a 65 gt350 with race history. Wedge Rafferty's car number 456. Sure wish I had that one now. Traded it off on some BMW sedan because I needed a winter car. Won't even tell you about the 1954 porsche convertible that I literally found in a barn...........................................
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I didnt buy my first car until I was 36 ( 8 yrs ago) and before that I either drove my old mans cars which were huge POS or people gave me cars. I never bought a car before that lol. My neighbors felt bad for me so they gave me a Chrysler New Yorker which was loaded with tons of electronics and then a POS Dodge Intrepid. I knew that I needed to get rid of both when the mechanic said to me "is there a reason you are keeping this car, the entire undercarriage is about to fall out of it" and another time he said you gotta have some money saved up because this car is worth nothing and its a deathtrap, lmao. I still have the 2 cars that I have only bought and I am keeping both, not making that mistake. I did however do something incredibly dumb that I still regret to this day. My best friend sold me his 1977 Gs 750 for $200, he was desperate and needed cash. I drove that thing in College and beyond. One Summer my parents go on vacation and I vet the bright idea to do donuts in my garage with the bike and also put bleach and dish soap down to do a big smoke show in the driveway to IMPRESS the parents. Well bikes back then didn't have rev limiters and I was in my 20s so neither did I. Blew the motor in it, burned up the pistons and rings. I was cash poor and couldnt to fix it, if I had I would of kept it. Dumb and young, my best friend also passed away which makes that decision even worse. Hey at least my bike now has a rev limiter and my 2 LS3 motors do also and I have hit all 3 limiters once or maybe twice?
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In 1968 I bought CSX2047 for $3200. I loved the car and sold it in 1973 for
about $6000. Today it is close to a million dollar car and if I still had it I would
sell it because my ERA FIA is a far better car in all respects.

In about 1963 I bought one of the 2 1958 Purple People Eater Corvettes...a full
unregistered race car, complete with 3 rear ends and and extra set of race wheels
mounted with Blue Streaks. Nicky Chevrolet in Chicago sold it to a friend who
raced SCCA with it. I bought it from him for $1600 and also raced it in SCCA
for two seasons before being called up to Viet Nam. I sold the Corvette for
$800 as I remember. It is now lost.
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