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What kind of interesting cars have you owned or do you now own. Is there one that "got away" and you wish you had it back ?? Just a fun topic that's been done before but maybe some of the newer members missed it.

 

 

My cars, 1965 Mustang coupe (bought new), 1968 Torino GT (bought new), 1970 Torino GT (bought new), 1973 Pontiac GranAM big block (bought new), 1975 Mustang fastback V-6, 4 speed, (bought new, remember the oil embargo days ?) , 1968 Mustang Convertible, 1966 Mustang fastback, GT-350H clone, 1969 Shelby GT-350 (ex-Hertz car #2003), 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II (Cale Yarborough edition), 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T, 1999 Mustang Cobra SVT convertible, two 2006 Shelby GT-H coupes, 2007 Shelby SGT, 1968 Ford Bronco, 1971 Ford Bronco, 1965 Mustang Fastback 6 cylinder converted to near exact GT-350R clone, and 25 years of driving about every model car that Hertz owned. And the one that "got away" would be my first 2006 GT-H coupe.

 

How about you ???

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Besides my current Shelby GT, "interesting" cars I have owned were; (note - model year does not necessarily reflect when I owned the car)....

 

1968 Ford Falcon

1970 Fiat Spyder

1974 Ford Mustang II

1974 BMW 2002

1980 MBG

1985 Saab 900

1987 Mazda RX-7

1989 BMW 325is

1990 Ford Bronco

1990 Porsche 911

1997 BMW M3

2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

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My car history is somewhat similar to yours. Started out my driving career with a 61 VW Beetle that my father brought home to test drive. Blew the engine on that during the test drive so we picked up a 61 Chevy Belair 6 cyl 3 speed from a family friend. Finally got my license driving the Belair after originally failing due to the floor boards rusted out. Traded the Belair for the old family car, 64 260 Ford Fairlane 500. That was replaced with a 65 Mustang convertible with 289 4 speed. Not the most practical car for NE winters so I traded for a 66 Cyclone GT 390 and 4 speed. Best car I ever had and wished I still had it. I traded the Cyclone for a 69 Mustang fastback 302 3 speed. I had really wanted the 69 Mustang Mach 1 with 428 4 speed but Dad put his foot down on that one. A couple of weeks later I found a 67 Shelby GT350 which I would rather of had but I was already locked in. The Mustang was eventually tradedfor a 69 Torino 428 CobraJet 4 speed that needed some work. I never did get around to getting the body work done so the Torino was sold and I picked up a 70 Cyclone GT 351 3 speed which my first wife and I went on our honeymoon in. She had a 68 Dodge Dart that we used for the most part since I had a long compute and it got the better gas mileage during the oil embargo. In 74, I traded the Cyclone for a new Mustang II hatchback 4 cyl 4 speed. Next was a 76 Mustang II hatchback and finally in 79 a Fox Mustang Cobra with Turbo 4 and 4 speed. That was followed by an 82 Mustang GT, two 83 Mustang GTs (one of which my oldest son still has), and an 88 Mustang GT (which my oldest son took for a joy ride after it was put away for the winter and insurance had been stopped on, guess the results of the joy ride). By the time I got the first 83 Mustang GT, I finally got smart enough to have a winter beater so a few Pinto wagons were thrown in to haul things around as well as Tempos, Aerostars and Windstars as family cars. After a divorce, I drove a Topaz for a while and was finally able to pick up a 91 T-Bird Super Coupe with SC 6 cyl and 5 speed. Finally was able to find a great deal on a B&B Cobra kit that someone had bought to build and sell but lost interest in completing it. I had planned on building another Cobra for my wife but she didn't want to wait that long so we picked up the 2007 Shelby GT (story on how we picked that up is in another thread). That lead to the 2009 Shelby GT 500 and finally the Shelby GT 500KR. The KR is definitely the favorite to drive but all of them are a blast so it is hard to pick.

 

Mike

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Well " use " to have a race prepped SHO ....... that was my first love hence forth my sceen name.

 

Besides my 07 Shelby.... I just bought a really cool truck. A 144000 mile 1999 F 350 Crew Cab DRW. It was originally a xlt package but was sent to a now defunct coach works shop called Centurian. Motor Coach. They did great conversions ...... This truck has more gadgets than a star ship ....... after a mth I still find little toys in that I never knew where there.

 

My eventual plans is to get a big trailer and start camping in style and enjoy life ....

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Here are the vehicle I have owned in the order of owning them.

 

1984 Jeep CJ7 (4" lift, 33" Super Swampers)

1992 Mustang LX 5.0 (Vortech S-Trim , 19lbs boost, GT-40 X heads ported/polished, custom cam GT-40 intaks, solid bottom end - 650rwhp)

2000 Jeep Wrangler (8" lift, 38" Super Swampers)

2001 Mustang GT

2003 Jeep Wrangler X (14" lift, 40" Super Swamper Boggers - the suspension was a custom built long arm 4 link front and rear, 8.8" rear from a '98 Mustang, 4.56 gears)

1996 Ford Ranger (daily driver)

2003 Mustang Mach 1 (4.10 gears, CAI, Fastlane tuned, FR-500 wheels)

2007 Shelby GT500

 

 

My dad had a '70 Mach 1 428cj that he wishes he had back. Bought new for $3500, sold in the later '70s for around $1500. Have you seen what they sell for at auctions recently? haha

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1971 Plymouth Duster with 225 Slant 6 ~ My first car!

1980 MGB

1968 Mustang Coupe with 428CJ

1970 240Z

1970 Ford F100 Camper Special

1967 Mustang GTA FB with 428SCJ

1979 Firebird Formula 400

1976 Chrysler Cordoba

1977 Ford Thunderbird

1976 280Z

1991 Nissan 300ZX

2002 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe

2005 GMC Envoy

2010 Chevy Equinox

2009 Ford F150 XLT Supercrew

Present Cars

2007 Shelby GT

2008 Mercury Mariner Hybird~Wife's Car

 

Sure there is few more that I cant remember, slept since then! :confused:

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Having recently found a bunch of old prints, I've scanned them for viewing (and humor) pleasure...

 

The first pic was taken in 1980 at the School of High Performance Driving @ Westwood Mountain High Racing in Coquitlam British Columbia. I had my 1979 Indy Pace car 5.0L Mustang. The girl to my immediate left became my bride, and we're still together! Check out my BIG hair, and my 28 inch waist ! :hysterical3:

 

The second pic is around 1987, Thats my 65 Tiger over my left shoulder and the 1967 Fastback I had just bought for $1200. I sold it shortly thereafter for $2500, and thought I was "the" deal maker

 

Third pic in the 1971 911T, I'm thinking this is around 1989...that car was a money pit, but when it was on, handled like a slot car

 

Fourth pic is 1971 Dodge RT Challenger, one owner car, all records, including original contract and receipts!. I bought to flip it, had it 3 months and maybe two hundred miles. This pic was from 1991

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continuation of previous post

 

we've had some plastic as well... the black car is an Indy Pace car, the white roadster a '65 with 327. Had the removable hardtop as well!

 

second pic for the lovers of Euro...

 

These pics are all late 80's

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Well here are a few -

First car - 1963 Val. signet 200 - hood chained on with A/C = rusted floor pans

1967 Mustang coupe 289 (wish I still had)

1966 Caddy Vert.

1964 Falcon 6cy.

1973 toyota Carolla

Trump. 1964 TR4A IRS

1969 CUDA (wish I still had) - FAST Car

1963 M. Benz 220 SEB - Long GREAT story on this one - true barn find - hay and all (wish I still had)...

1993 Triple White Limited ED. Fox

1999 Mustang

2004 Mach 1

Current 2007 SGT ( the fastest color Prof. White )

 

Doc

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There are 2 cars I wish I hadn't let go.

 

1969 Ford Galaxie 500 - with the sports roof & a 390 - guy I sold it to set it on fire some how - putz!

1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

 

My wife misses the seats out of the 1976 Ford Granada Ghia...... let's leave that one alone. The seats were very comfortable.

 

Cheers

Brett

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There are 2 cars I wish I hadn't let go.

 

1969 Ford Galaxie 500 - with the sports roof & a 390 - guy I sold it to set it on fire some how - putz!

1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

 

My wife misses the seats out of the 1976 Ford Granada Ghia...... let's leave that one alone. The seats were very comfortable.

 

Cheers

Brett

 

AAAAAwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww right! :drool:

 

QSS

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Fords lets see:

64 1/2 Coupe Mustang (3,363 ever made 4/17/64)

65 Coupe

66 Coupe

69 Mach I (351W)

69 Grande

74 Notch (came with the exwife)

89 Notch

92 Vert

05 Legend Lime Vert

08 GT500

69 T-Bird with the 429 Thunderjet

A 76 Granada Only for a month before I left for bootcamp.

 

Plus a 74 Camaro Lt.

84 Monte Carlo

 

Cars I should have bought, but wasnt smart enough too....

 

68 Torino Cobra

66 Stang Vert

86 Vert

67 Firebird

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Of all the Vehicles I have owned (close to 200), I would say that The most interesting would be:

All of the Tribute Edition Shelby's (Licensed & Authorized by CS)

a 1970 Grande with a Dealer installed Rumble Seat

a 1970 Mach 1R Code 428 CJ that had 720HP

the two nearly identical 1969 Red Mach 1 R Code 428 CJ's that I had at the same time

A very groovy 1978 Pinto "Cruisen Wagon" that I Customized, it had a 5" Rake to

My very first Mustang, a 1968 6 Cyl Coupe that I customized

the many 1971 - 1973 Mach 1's

There is a LOT more but I will end it here.

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My list would be too long if I tried to list them all, so here are the highlights:

 

1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G (Still own)

1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT-E (Factory 427, did full restoration)

1985 Mercury Capri ASC McLaren Convertible

1995 Mustang Cobra Hardtop/Convertible (still miss this one)

2001 Mustang Bullitt

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First Car 63 1/2 Galaxie 500 with a 390 wish I still had it.

67 Chevy pickup

68 Chevy Camaro

34 Ford 3 Window Coupe

37 Ford pickup

68 Chevy pickup still have

67 Shelby GT350

55 Chevy 2 door coupe still have

2007 GT500/427 Red with Silver Stripes

2007 Shelby GT Black with a SC

2008 Shelby GT Vista Blue

2008 Shelby GT500KR Still have

Daily driver 2011 F-350 DRW

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Well let's see

 

1963 Fairlane 500 Coupe, my first

1966 Econoline, the party truck

1972 Gran Torino, totaled by a Blazer

1972 Mach 1, sold due to birth of my daughter

1976 Econoline, family truck

1980 Pinto, this one was a blast to drive

1986 Tempo, totaled by a deer

1986 Taurus, family car

1994 Explorer, family car

1986, Ranger, daily driver

1988, Ranger, daily driver

1989 T-Bird, inherited from my dad - still have

1998 Econoline,conversion, inherited from my dad - traded for Shelby

1997 Ranger, my daily driver

2007 Shelby GT/SC

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Having recently found a bunch of old prints, I've scanned them for viewing (and humor) pleasure...

 

The first pic was taken in 1980 at the School of High Performance Driving @ Westwood Mountain High Racing in Coquitlam British Columbia. I had my 1979 Indy Pace car 5.0L Mustang. The girl to my immediate left became my bride, and we're still together! Check out my BIG hair, and my 28 inch waist ! :hysterical3:

 

The second pic is around 1987, Thats my 65 Tiger over my left shoulder and the 1967 Fastback I had just bought for $1200. I sold it shortly thereafter for $2500, and thought I was "the" deal maker

 

Third pic in the 1971 911T, I'm thinking this is around 1989...that car was a money pit, but when it was on, handled like a slot car

 

Fourth pic is 1971 Dodge RT Challenger, one owner car, all records, including original contract and receipts!. I bought to flip it, had it 3 months and maybe two hundred miles. This pic was from 1991

 

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Love the Green (I think) '67 Gt-350 in front of the 5.0

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I'd really have to think back, as I've had somewhere just south of 100 cars in my lifetime. Mid 90's I think.

 

A couple come to mind that I wish I could have back. In High School, as I posted here last week, I had a 69 Mustang Grande with a 351C 4bbl. At that time the car was only 9 years old, and worth around $1500...and in Excellent condition!! Shortly after that I had a couple (back to back) 70 Cougars, both XR7's. Both with WORKING retractable headlamps!! Lol! One car had a 351W and the other a 351C. They were really more fun to drive than any of my older Mustangs, just because they were more appointed inside than Mustangs.

 

The other car that really comes to mind right off, is a 94 Bronco that I bought in 2005 with only 35K Orig. Miles! I bought from an estate, where the gentleman had passed away from falling asleep in his home while smoking, and the home burned down around him!! The Bronco was spared, as he had a large piece of property and it was parked far enough away from the house fire. The firemen spared it. I had to buy passenger side frt. and rear lamps, as they were slightly melted from the heat. Plus the guy was a smoker so I had the interior completely detailed and Febreezed! But...the reason this car comes to mind is that I always wanted one, and the color was that two-tone blue/white, and it was in PRISTINE new condition! I stole it from the estate sales person, as they sold it for KBB value, and Ford guys know that Broncos sell for over book! I could really have used it up here in Canada, eh? Hahaha!

 

I've had Corvettes, Mustangs, Cougars, Capris, Celicas , Nissan 'Z's, Toyota pickups, Ford p/u's, Dodge Rams,...many multiples of same models, now that I think back. Weird? However, all in all, without a doubt, I am a Mustang Guy through and through! I was ecstatic when I was offered the chance to buy a NEW GT500 when they were announced, and for list price. This to me was the chance of a lifetime, for a mid 40's guy that loved Mustangs and bled Ford blue. I need to remember this whenever I get ancy and feeling like parting with my baby! I am afraid that years from now, if I sold this car today, a post similar to this one would reveal that THIS car would have been the one that 'got away'.

 

Think I'll keep her! :superhero:

 

Great Thread btw.

 

BIKEBOY

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Love the Green (I think) '67 Gt-350 in front of the 5.0

 

 

A friend of mine owned the GT350, and it was dark Nightmist Blue....hard to see in the old prints.

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Well let's see

 

1986 Tempo, totaled by a deer

 

 

 

 

HA, an '84 tempo was my first car... didn't last too long...

 

Lets see....

 

'86 Fiero GT

'84 Camaro berlinetta (first serious bodywork experience)

'66 Jeep CJ5

'71 VW Bus, followed by a much nicer '74 Bus

'81 Camaro, only car slower than the '84 camaro lol

'82 S10 w/ a 350 swap, first "custom" work

'68 Mustang (still own it!)

'72 Cadillac never finished, meant to be on juice, but sold before I got there thankfully

another nice Jeep CJ7, can't remember the year though...

Lots of junk beaters after getting married and having kids...

'01 F150 on airride

'40 Buick (sold before starting the project)

'76 Jeep CJ7 (just finished)

and of course the '07 SGT

 

Not sure what's next!

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In no particular order;

 

1978 MGB GT

1977 MGB

1973 MG Midget (x5....I like them...lol)

1978 MG Midget

1977 Mini 850cc

1986 Mini 1000cc

1983 MG Metro

1988 MG Metro

1989 MG Metro

1984 MG Maestro

1989 Fiat X1/9

2003 MG ZR

2003 MG TF

1976 Jaguar XJ6

1983 Austin Metro Vanden PLas 500 (Car #1 of 500)

2005 Mustang V6 Coupe

1990 Mustang Lx (x2)

1986 Mustang GT Convertible

2007 Mustang V6 Coupe

 

Currently have;

2005 Shelby CS6 Convertible

2001 Ford Escape

 

I wish I still had the MG TF but Canada Customs wouldn't allow it to be imported even if I promised not to drive it on public roads until it was 15 years old and could be registered.

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I don't think I can list them all--local county clerk threatened to make my dad buy a dealer's tag, we went through so many cars while I was living at home.....here's the ones that I can recall

1959 MGA

1966 Mercury Comet

1965 Chevy pickup (short wheel base)

64 1/2 Mustang coupe (289 4V)

1974 Opel Kadette coupe

197?? Datsun 1200 coupe

1969 MGC

1974 MG Midget

1972 MGB GT (owned less than a week)

Fiat 128 2 door (first front wheel drive)

Renault R-8 (I think it was an 8?)

1972 Mustang convertible (351C-4V)

1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi convertible

1992 Mustang LX convertible 5.0, 5 speed

1977 F-100 Camper Special

1973 Jensen Healey (#1 son now has in CA)

1982 Fiat Spider (#2 son's car)

2007 GT 500

Not interesting but you can also throw in a couple of Honda sedans, 2 Rangers, 1 F-150 SuperCrew, 3 conversion vans and oh yeah, a Mercury Sable wagon (great car) and a minivan! We use them up!

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Anyone sensing a trend here?

My brother who is essentially anti-cars, and is 46 y.o. is on his third car! We all here whom are admitted car freaks seem to have ALL had more cars than you can count on all four extremeties! I find it very curious. Does it say that we get bored? Could it be that we will never be happy? My wife tells me that I will never keep a car forever.

 

Oddly too, it seems there is a cross section of brands that we've driven. I find that a bit curious too. Although I believe most 'guys' are raised , at least in the US, as drivers of one of the Big 3. I for one was raised a Ford man. My dad had other brands as well, but was definitely all about Ford. I do remember when I was 6 years old, he came home with a brand new pale yellow GTO complete with redwall bias plys! That car was awesome!! Looking back, I remember how loud it was right from the factory. Somewhere I have a picture of it with me standing next to it. That may be the one that 'got away'!?

 

This a great thread, as I said before. It has stirred up old memories like none other, and made me get back into the old photo albums!! Thanks for that!

 

Cheers, BIKEBOY

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78 Camaro Z-28, Yellow, 350/4spd, first car in high school

83 Mustang GT, Silver, 5.0/5spd

84 Mustang SVO, Black w/cloth, 4cyl Turbo/5spd

84 Mustang SVO, Black w/leather, 4cyl Turbo/5spd

88 Mustang GT, White, 5.0/5spd

00 Lightning, white, still own

95 Cobra, white, still own

07 Shelby GT, white, still own.....

 

Laurence

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I know myself that I am primarily a Ford guy. I have had other brands but have never had good luck with them. As noted before, the first VW that we test drove when I was just learning to drive blew the engine. For various reasons, I later had a newer VW bug and a VW Dasher. The bug lost its engine as well and the Dasher lost its transmission. After driving the Chevy Belair for about a year, I used to pull into the gas station and ask them the fill up the oil and check the gas since it smoked so bad. :runaway: I had a 69 Camaro for exactly one month and hated it so bad that I sold it to my sister who loved it. The Dodge Dart however was a pretty good car and served us well for a good many years. I've even looked at Dodge Vipers and Caravans in the past but was never able to feel comfortable in them.

 

Some of us are just cursed to settle for one make I guess. :shift: Fortunately for me, it is Ford and not Yugo. :devil2:

 

Mike

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