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Old 02-16-2018, 04:31 PM
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I've had a lot of cars that I sold but only one that I regretted selling, my 1970 GTX. It was an all original numbers matching, 440+6, 4 speed, 4:10 Dana, MS, PDB. It now resides in New Zeland...
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:26 AM
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Sold my 1991 911RS in 2002. Bought a house for it.
If I sold it today..., I could buy a house for it!

On a side note, the selling price then would buy me a much better used 911 today (not a RS though).

So, I should not regret having sold it.

I regret having sold the 1972 911T. That was so much fun to drive!
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:45 AM
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This thread's been going since 2012!

OK, I'll play the game....
Here's my 1976 Alfa just before the start of the "Bay to Birdwood" run in 2013



Nup, haven't sold it. Had it for 36 years now; my two boys learned to drive in it, and most likely my grandchildren will drive it one day


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Old 02-17-2018, 04:27 AM
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1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD. 2.0L 4-cylinder Mitsubishi 4G63 engine. Garrett T3/T4 turbo. 417 hp to the wheels. 12.00 sec @ 118.3 mph 1/4 mile on OEM wheels and tires. It should have run closer to 11.60, but I never did learn how to properly launch the car. Selling it nearly drained the life out of me. I'd put so much time and effort into building and tuning that car. I needed the money to make the down payment on my home, so it had to go.

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Old 02-17-2018, 04:30 PM
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A few of mine from the eighties. Sorry about photo quality, no digital for me back then. The ute started as a genuine XB GS 302, 4spd lsd. The LX was just a 4.2 auto but went well. The LJ started as a 138(2250) and ended with a bored 202 with twin carbs.
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1968 Yenko Camero
1975 Volkswagen Scirocco
1997 BMW M-3 (4 door)
I am terrible at remembering names......but I have never forgotten "Delight Mercer" who hit my Yenko while it was parked in a parking lot.....not that I am still bitter......she had dropped her cigarette and bent down to pick it up while making a turn into the parking lot......no, really......I'm NOT bitter......
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Yes, CSX 3183, about 2 seconds after the final hammer went down, way back in 1985, even though I sold it for what I could buy an SC for at the time. And I have been kicking myself in the rear every day since.

Nice thing is that the current owner, Forest, lets me drive the car whenever I get out to where he lives, or at a National Convention that I attend, and he has the car there.

I was the 2nd owner, and he is the 5th.

What a friend!
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well ive built up one little victa powered deckson daredevil over the last few weeks now just have 2 more deltek rockhoppers to restore just got a heap of chrome work back for the next two bikes then back to work on the cobra :-)
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well ive built up one little victa powered deckson daredevil over the last few weeks now just have 2 more deltek rockhoppers to restore just got a heap of chrome work back for the next two bikes then back to work on the cobra :-)
Deano this brings back memories from my childhood as I won a Deltek Grasshopper as 2nd prize in a raffle in Broken Hill for 20cents :-)

First prize was a Car and Caravan but all I wanted was that mini bike - so 2nd prize of the mini bike was amazing.

Looking forward to seeing the Rockhoppers restored - cant recall the difference between the Grasshopper and Rockhoppers though. cheers Gregg
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:33 PM
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cant recall the difference between the Grasshopper and Rockhoppers though. cheers Gregg[/quote]
deltek did a few bikes the ones in that style are
1 bushwacker no suspension at all
2 grassgrub had front suspension only
3 rockhopper front and rear suspension
then they did a bike called a scorpio that looked more like a proper motor bike still with the victa 125 not highly sort after by collectors..
all ran the 125 victa with a amal carby fitted the frames were made in tiawan and assembled in australia wow winning a rockhopper for 2 bob what a bargain i paid $1000 bucks for one and $1200 for the other.. a totally restored one with all the correct parts and painted in the correct shade of red or green and a few in gold bring around $4000 upwards.. the chrome tanks are very hard to find and bring big money and are very sought after i was lucky both of mine had them in a state thats restorable and with the correct fuel cap .. other items that are worth good money are the original chain guards and the chrome knobs that are used to tighten the handlebars up most got stripped out over the years and replaced with bolts . i have one set and looking for another.
then you have the deckson range of bikes that look similar but ran kirby 4 strokes in them and then the grand prix range that ran kirby/Tecumseh 2 strokes. they are becoming quite collectable and it's great to see people restoring them as they are almost 50 yrs old now. enough for now i will add more pics as i restore them
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I traded my 2002 Chevy Avalanche 2500 with 8.1 Vortec and BIG brakes for an 11 Avalanche. I miss the power and braking. Yes, I drove it like my Cobra.
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Way too many to list, but the highlights-

68 GTO with 400hp 400 HP engine, 4 speed- as a high schooler I wasn't able to afford the insurance after 5 speeding tickets in one year...
64 Chevelle- Triple black- bought from my older brother, who bought it new. Went into the Army and sold it to my younger brother who subsequently wrecked it about a month later.
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I'm pretty sure I'll regret selling my Cobra when I do, but I seldom get emotionally attached to a car any more. However, I am getting pretty attached to my new (to me) 2015 Silverado. Great truck....
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Deano this brings back memories from my childhood as I won a Deltek Grasshopper as 2nd prize in a raffle in Broken Hill for 20cents :-)

First prize was a Car and Caravan but all I wanted was that mini bike - so 2nd prize of the mini bike was amazing.

Looking forward to seeing the Rockhoppers restored - cant recall the difference between the Grasshopper and Rockhoppers though. cheers Gregg
almost finished now just waiting for some part to come back from the chrome platers put the engine in today and it fired up quite easily . also waiting on the correct rockhopper sticker to arrive as well as the victa stickers for the cowling .

almost time to start on the next bike another rockhopper but this one will have a completely chromed frame and forks its in been done atm
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You've done a great job there Deano. That is exactly the type I had. I remember butchering mine and putting in a Briggs&Stratton 4-stroke and a straight Exhaust pipe out the back - sounded like a chopper - was a bit more powerful - although I think I recall burning out the centrifugal clutch so restored it back to normal again. Also went over a jump and cracked the weld where the front forks steering joins the main frame. All great fun.

Well done in your restoration works. cheers Gregg
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thanks gregg i feel a bit guilty as it's taken time away from working on the cobra but ive learned some new skills i have bought a decent bench grinder and fitted buffing and polishing wheels and getting some good results .
i think im might pull the suspension apart on my pace cnr by corner and polish up the top and bottom arms now .
i have just started on another mini bike resto same bike as the red one but i have the frame /forks and a heap of other stuff getting chrome plated atm..

just a big kid at heart but as the man in the castle said there beauty's they will go straight to the pool table next to the jousting sticks.....my mrs says im telling ya your dreaming ,:-)
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Hi Guys,

I regret selling my Crendon 427SC, prior to my departure to Dubai in 2007.

Considered changing RHD to LHD, Headers, Foot Pedals, Single Hoop etc but just not worth spoiling a perfectly good car.

Gonna regret selling my Mercedes SL63 AMG, before leaving here for FL.

If it wasn't for cars I'd be rich!
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If it wasn't for cars I'd be rich!

Who was it that sung - "I spent my money on (cars) beer and women, and the rest, I just wasted"?
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I thought it was a quote from George Best, a soccer player in England in the 1960’s - and a renowned playboy.

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I regret selling my '78 Chevette.
Would have gotten much more pleasure burning it.
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