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07-09-2014 09:52 PM
SolarColumbia
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
My 1969 Triumph TR-6 sportscar. There was a young kid at one of my accounts who LOVED it & kept pestering me to buy it which I finally agreed to. It was as perfect as a several year old car could have been. He totalled it 6 weeks later.

It was very similar to the pic below though mine had the then very cool Goodyear Redline tires. Fun car, I did a lot of sports car rallys with it. It had a big torquey straight-six cylinder engine with dual side-draft carbs on it so it was no slouch. It even had an electrically controlled 2-speed rear axle. British sports cars were very cool to own back then, we all waved to each other on the street... exactly like us Jeep owners do. Surprisingly, that car never gave me any problems at all and I STILL miss that car!!

Jerry, I have always wanted a TR 6. Loved the bigger wheels, gave the car an aggressive look. The TR 6's are still available for reasonable prices, but now I have TJ and a long wish list for it, LOL, so probably never gonna happen!
07-09-2014 09:47 PM
SolarColumbia
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Originally Posted by FlCrkr View Post
1966 Olds Dynamic 88, 425 Super rocket with a Rochester 4bbl.
(not mine, but looked exactly like it)
I had a '66 Olds Starfire with the 425, 375HP. It had stock, quiet mufflers and its speed was deceptive. The kickdown switch on the auto tranny didn't work so no downshift when you hit the gas at highway speed to pass someone, but it didn't need it. Moderate pressure on the go pedal and it took off like a jet. It was original condition except wheels and tires. Not sorry that I let it go but it was a great car. Went to a father and son from IL who loved Oldsmobiles and were going to do full restoration. They had just completed a '66 Vista Cruiser wagon, another great car.
07-02-2014 08:05 PM
Roblaza 05 Lancer Ralliart... Sold it after school to get back into a 4x4. Kinda regret it, that car was quick and handled like a go cart.
07-02-2014 08:02 PM
SurfKaster Not yet, but I'm ABSOLUTELY positive I would miss my Jeep if I were to let her go. I've pulled her off CL 3 times & turned down an offer for slightly less than I paid 4 years ago/65k younger.
07-02-2014 07:54 PM
FlyingLandon 1988 Ford Bronco II. For the most part, it took everything I threw at it with nothing but a set of 30" BFG ATs on it. I traded it in for a '99 Ranger because it was finally getting to the point that it was going to need the kind of work that a college kid couldn't afford to do, as much for time involved as money. I regret actually trading it the day I did it, especially for what they gave me for it. Ever since then, I believe I should have placed it way out in shed at my uncle's, set up it for long term storage. Of course, if I had done that, and then put the money in when I had it, I wouldn't have my Wrangler, since it satisfies my love of smaller 2 door SUVs.
07-02-2014 05:52 PM
SWAMP RAT Back in high school in the late 70's. 1970 Dodge Challenger, hemi orange with a 440 Magnum. It had to go because it was an automatic on the column and that wasn't cool. That rare of a car would be worth a mint today. It sold for $1,500.
07-02-2014 05:34 PM
1jeeplvr Ill prob be posting in this thread by next summer.I have my 92 mustang on craigslist right now.Shes pretty.Ive got a whole lot of time & money in her



07-02-2014 04:15 PM
Old Dogger Attachment 1262010

^^^I should have never sold this 2003 TJ.........
07-02-2014 01:59 PM
Skywgn1



Probably the worst decision ever. A year later they guy offered to sell it back to me. Was completely trashed and made me regret it even more.
07-02-2014 11:12 AM
KC_Hawker
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Originally Posted by 1quick1 View Post
You can add the half doors and soft top to your Jeep, often fairly reasonably if you find a local deal
Yeah, I just have been trying to decide when in my mod plans to do it I dont really think the half doors from MOPAR are expensive when you consider what full doors from a junkyard cost. I know, I looked for about 6 months all over the country.

I still not sure on which top, since I would want the uppers to match, but I have thought that a convertible top place might be able to make matching uppers for the premium top.

It also is hard justifying to myself to buy those since they were a part of the reason I sold my old one. I know I really want both sets of doors and both tops. Just need a place to store them . I may miss the old one because of the half doors, but it may have also been because of the flame red...
07-02-2014 11:02 AM
Mowrangler Back in 1974 I was working for an auto auction and I purchased a 1969 Camaro Z-28 for $600 that the dealers ran from because it had a mechanical lifter cam in the DZ-302. Then I purchased a 1970 Hemi Cuda with a banged up fender for $800. This was when there was the Arab Oil Embargo so you couldn't hardly give away a muscle car. I played with them for a few months and when gas prices went down I sold them and made over a grand each on them. If I only knew then what I know now.
In 1982 my wife and me bought a 1982 CJ-8 Scrambler brand new and loaded up It was a chromed out Laredo package for $12.200. Its probably worth twice that now.
Six years ago I traded a 1994 Ford Thunderbird Supercoupe for a real nice Ranger bass boat. It was one of 521 made that year with a 5 speed transmission and a 3.8 supercharged V-6 boy I cant wait to see what that thing will be worth in a couple of years.
07-02-2014 10:20 AM
1quick1
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Originally Posted by KC_Hawker View Post
Funny thing is at my age, I don't really miss the performance cars I had. I had fun times with them but I had them for a long enough time till they were ready to go away. 1989 Camaro RS and 1986 Mustang GT

I feel the same way about my street bikes. They were fun to have and I had great times with them but I don't really feel their loss. 1986 1100 Sportster, 2003 Honda Shadow and 2007 Dyna Glide.

The ones I DO miss are:
1981 J20 pickup. I got it from by brother for $200. He got it from some guy trading his reliant station wagon. It never really ran well, but it was LOVE at first sight. Wish I could have afforded to fix it up and keep it, but I just could afford it (nor had the ability) to do it at the time

2010 Wrangler Rubicon. My first Wrangler. I have gotten flack for saying on here how I know trading my Rubi in for my Sport was the right thing to do for me, but sometimes I miss is. I really like my Dune with Hardtop, but that Flame Red with half doors and soft top was beautiful. I dont miss the 3.8 nor the 4 speed auto (and I really dont feel the loss of the Rubi pieces either) but man that Jeep looked amazing - even stock. That Jeep was an emotional thing for me, my new one was more logical and fits my needs better. Maybe in a year or two i will go back to half doors and a soft top
You can add the half doors and soft top to your Jeep, often fairly reasonably if you find a local deal
07-02-2014 09:25 AM
KC_Hawker Funny thing is at my age, I don't really miss the performance cars I had. I had fun times with them but I had them for a long enough time till they were ready to go away. 1989 Camaro RS and 1986 Mustang GT

I feel the same way about my street bikes. They were fun to have and I had great times with them but I don't really feel their loss. 1986 1100 Sportster, 2003 Honda Shadow and 2007 Dyna Glide.

The ones I DO miss are:
1981 J20 pickup. I got it from by brother for $200. He got it from some guy trading his reliant station wagon. It never really ran well, but it was LOVE at first sight. Wish I could have afforded to fix it up and keep it, but I just could afford it (nor had the ability) to do it at the time

2010 Wrangler Rubicon. My first Wrangler. I have gotten flack for saying on here how I know trading my Rubi in for my Sport was the right thing to do for me, but sometimes I miss is. I really like my Dune with Hardtop, but that Flame Red with half doors and soft top was beautiful. I dont miss the 3.8 nor the 4 speed auto (and I really dont feel the loss of the Rubi pieces either) but man that Jeep looked amazing - even stock. That Jeep was an emotional thing for me, my new one was more logical and fits my needs better. Maybe in a year or two i will go back to half doors and a soft top
07-02-2014 08:47 AM
FlCrkr 1966 Olds Dynamic 88, 425 Super rocket with a Rochester 4bbl.
(not mine, but looked exactly like it)
07-02-2014 08:42 AM
theCollector Just saw this.

I have let go of a few cars I really regret now. But one recent that was a Jeep was my 09 jeep grand Cherokee srt8. Had lots of goodies like custom cam, vortech supercharger, twin fuel pumps, Corsa exhaust, low miles, a rare color with only 19 made iirc, and absolutely beautiful. But I sold it to buy land which ended up not working out anyway. I really with I could take back that decision.
06-23-2013 11:55 AM
Brankz When I was 17 my Integra 1993 gsr
06-23-2013 11:55 AM
Brankz
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Originally Posted by Lithium Lotus View Post
I traded my 07 Pontiac Solstice GXP [turbocharged] for my current Wrangler. It was a blast to drive and handled like it was on rails, not to mentioned it sipped gas. I had the engine retuned to 320hp/320tq. I just didn't drive it enough as it was a sunny day only car. Only had about 10k on it. Even though it was a 2-seater, it did hold three Cleveland Cavalier cheerleaders
Wow If I was u I be missing does girls lol
06-23-2013 11:52 AM
laollis I miss my 1970 White with Black Cuda 440 6pack.
06-23-2013 03:34 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by Lithium Lotus View Post
I traded my 07 Pontiac Solstice GXP [turbocharged] for my current Wrangler. It was a blast to drive and handled like it was on rails, not to mentioned it sipped gas. I had the engine retuned to 320hp/320tq. I just didn't drive it enough as it was a sunny day only car. Only had about 10k on it. Even though it was a 2-seater, it did hold three Cleveland Cavalier cheerleaders

You can keep the car, send me the cheerleaders.
06-23-2013 01:31 AM
Lithium Lotus I traded my 07 Pontiac Solstice GXP [turbocharged] for my current Wrangler. It was a blast to drive and handled like it was on rails, not to mentioned it sipped gas. I had the engine retuned to 320hp/320tq. I just didn't drive it enough as it was a sunny day only car. Only had about 10k on it. Even though it was a 2-seater, it did hold three Cleveland Cavalier cheerleaders

06-23-2013 12:57 AM
micah360 I'm 38 years old and I'm on my 18th vehicle (and my 7th motorcycle), you might say I have automotive 'ADD'. Out of all those cars the only one I really, really miss is my 1983 VW GTI Rabbit. That was the most fun little car, and I have the best memories from that car (college days). I actually kept that car awhile as I was so attached to it. But when I graduated college, I wanted to get something a little newer. Bad mistake, I should have just put that GTI in storage.

not my car... but it was exactly like this one... and this is how I drove it

06-22-2013 09:15 PM
mrpotatohead My 2000 S2000 that I bought back in 2010 with something like 45k on the clock. I only paid 11 for it. I absolutely loved that car but felt like it wasn't "me" (I guess you could say I went through an identity crisis at 21) and sold it to buy a 4x4 Prerunner silverado which turned out to have a tweaked frame and spliced harness. It went to a good home though. The last time I saw it it had a massive FMIC sticking out from behind the bumper and had about $5000 worth of coilovers and wheels on it and was making some awfully neat noises.
06-22-2013 08:25 PM
JimsJeep My mom had a 76 TR6 bought new with the optional hard top and all the bells and whistler. It was a Sunday car to her but she rarely used it. I drove it all the time and loved it. Came over on day to use the car, opened the garage and it was gone. My dad said, oh we got rid of it because it was just sitting. He sold it for 5 grand with about 6 thousand miles on it.

At the time I was single with plenty of cash, and would have bought it in a flash.
06-22-2013 07:53 PM
anavrinIV My first truck was a 95 f150, I6, 4spd with OD, regular cab with a cloth bench seat. It was as bare bones as you could get. My dad bought it new in 95 and drove it daily until I got my license (he got a marauder, I drove the truck). About 6 months later I was coming home from work and got t-boned in it, totaled. It was slow and drank gas but I miss it.

Drove a 99 ZQ8 sonoma for 5 years after that...4.3L, auto (hate), stock lowered suspension. It was fun for a few years but after the a/c went out and I couldn't afford to fix it the ride was miserable. It's been gone for a couple years and I really don't care, it broke too many times to count.
06-22-2013 07:28 PM
KBR97
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Originally Posted by KBR97 View Post
I had an 85 Buick Regal that was handed down from my father when I was 16. I absolutely loved that car. It was a piece of crap and we eventually junked it. I also had a lowrider Chevy S10 for a while. Besides my jeep the S10 was one of my favorites.


Edit...My grandfather had also offered me a 76 CJ when I was 15, My father flat towed it home. After we went over it for a bit he decided it needed way too much work. The motor ran strong but it needed seats, top, new fenders, exhaust, battery, tires....too much for a kid with no job.

I'm quoting myself because I found a pic of the S10 I had a few years back. Figured I would share it.

06-22-2013 01:55 PM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by krisbman View Post
Well due to unforseen circumstances i parted ways with a 2001 chevy S-10 ZR2 a few years back. Man i loved that truck. Had the 4.3 and a manual tranny. Exhaust, intake, throttle body spacer, programmer. For a truck that thing was fun to drive and it hauled ass. Stoopid me

I wish I never sold my first BMW... while it wasn't nearly as nice as my current one, I would have saved a lot of change along the way and would have another down payment for a house.
06-22-2013 12:14 PM
krisbman Well due to unforseen circumstances i parted ways with a 2001 chevy S-10 ZR2 a few years back. Man i loved that truck. Had the 4.3 and a manual tranny. Exhaust, intake, throttle body spacer, programmer. For a truck that thing was fun to drive and it hauled ass. Stoopid me
06-22-2013 10:18 AM
BlueRidgeYJ Sold an 88 Mighty Max and a 87 Yota to get the Jeep. I miss those trucks, but it was still worth it. The other ones I am glad to be rid of.

+1 on BMWs making fantastic rides. Riding in an Alpina was my favorite, followed by a Dinan. Amazing machines. If I get a chance to get one of those, I'll keep it until one of us dies.

Guns, however, are a different story.
06-22-2013 05:00 AM
crazykosmo 2003 Z71. Every option except leather. I installed Ranch Hand bumpers front and rear, Ranch Hand steps, tint, stereo, black toolbox, Rhinolined, K&N FIPK, exhaust, custom CB install, demolded, debadged, leveled, and probably much more. Was about to do rims/tires when I decided I wasn't hauling enough to justify the 4x4 V8 truck. Regretted it ever since.....until my LJ. Sorry Z71, you would have been traded for the LJ



06-22-2013 03:49 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by Darth Daddie View Post
I think your on the wrong site. A bmw over a Jeep? Really?

Maybe you've never driven a fast BMW.
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