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Every now and then I end up thinking about cars that I've regreted selling. I've done it more than once, but never seem to learn.

1. 1967 S code fstbk (rolling shell), bought for $300 and parted out becuase it needed floor pans. Had to cut it up because no one wanted it; even when I advertised it as "free with title"! That was 10 years ago. Talk about regret! I still have the title and an apron with VIN.

2. 1968 X code XR-7 Cougar, bought for $1,200 and sold it for $3,200. Loaded car; I flipped this car to fund the restoration of my '67 S code coupe. That one should have been a keeper because the kid who bought it torn it apart. Had 68k original miles.

3. 1968 J code GT coupe, bought for $2,200 and sold for $3,800. This car was rode hard and hung up wet to dry. It's the only GT I've ever owned. I didn't have the money to restore, it's in New Zealand now.

4. 1968 A code XR-7 Cougar, bought for $700 from the daughter of the original owner, sold for $3,200. This car was loaded with options too. It had 34k original miles. Really nice car that I didn't have to sell, but it was just sitting. I spoke with the new owner recently, it's only 15 miles from my home.

5. 1967 A code mustang convt (basket case), bought the shell for $1k, had $3k into when I sold it for cost, sold it to finance my gf's beauty school tuition. We broke up a year after that and of course I didn't get my money back. The car was re-sold four years later. I actually found it by accident while hunting for cars. The new owner wouldn't sell it to me of course.

6. 1967 C code coupe, dlx interior, bought for $3,200 and sold for $3,500. This one was dialed in. The suspension was perfect, the engine was perfect. I had to sell it because our neighbors at the time complianed about me taking up parking in the hood. I bought a identical car to that one, but this time it cost $7,500.

7. 1964 1/2 F code coupe, bought for $1,200 and sold for $4,200. The oldest mustang I've ever owned. It was stored for 17 years before I bought it. I sold it because I had my sights on a '68 coupe which I now regret ever buying. Anyhow, the '64 1/2 got shipped to New Zealand.

Well, let's here about your cars or should I say cars you use to own.
 

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I had a 68 gt390 fastback approximately 5 years ago. A solid driver car. I bought it for $8500 and sold it for $11000. I thought that was pretty good. My only real selling regret.

I did pass on a 66 k code fastback for $5000 ~ 4 years ago. It was a true k code running driving car, but I don't think it had the hipo engine in it. That's the reason I passed on it. I passed on a solid #2 69 gt350 in the early 90's for $13,000.

I feel better getting all of that off my chest.
 

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when I was 19 bought a 67 convertible vette (20 yrs ago) 327/350 was a tired motor and needed some work, LOL I couldn't afford the car payment/insurance/gas all in the same month and have a beater to drive in the winter. Struggled with payments and trying to live on my own for a couple years. I had to make a responsible choice (really sucked) but I sold it to a guy for what I paid for it. I cried in public when she rolled away. The guy still owns it and she looks great.
 

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I dont personally have any stories buy my dad and uncle have some.

My dad sold his 1968 Shelby GT-500, dealer installed 427, in 1984 for $6200 :crybaby:

My uncle sold a 68.5 GT fastback R-code for $800 in the late 70's because someone told him the motor was going to blow.
 

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I passed on a rock solid, complete, all ford sheetmetal 66FB in for 3k 2004. Had a fresh 70s-style 302 build with a 4spd and massive hayes clutch and needed restored and some reassembly. Only passed cuz I had the coupes and my family as a whole would have shot me if I brought anything else in. Stupid? Yeah, but I ain't a gonna sell my coupe! Also passed on a not too messed up '70 B'Cuda vert in 2001 for 5k, probably couldn't touch it for 20k today.

Dad had a running 70 455 and TH400 from a Buick wagon that he sold for $100 in the early 80s. The wagon motors are pistons and a cam away from the Stage I 455s :( He also had a nice 63 Nova SS he sold for 4500 in 1984...I've been looking for a reasonably priced 62-72 Nova for years. Then there's the rust-free 57 Chevy he paid $20 for in New Mexico in 1969...if it's still there, it's about 2 miles from my house, rotting in an old junkyard after my uncle blew it up in 1971 and junked it.
 

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Guess getting away is a matter of opinion. I've sold three cars in my life I wish I still had!
In each case it was by necesity:

In 1967 sold my '65 Mustang A code 4 speed vert I had bought new. Three kids, needed bigger car.

In 1975 sold my mint 1956 CA Ford Sunliner 312. Needed the money.

In 1990 sold my one (I was second) owner original near mint '37 Ford deluxe coupe. Needed money!

In 2008 still have my wife, family and my '68 Mustang vert. Not bad, just 3 regrets in 52 years of driving
and an old car fan!
 

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when my dad and i was looking for my first car in 1984 we looked at a 1968 dark green fastback with a 390 . it was a very clean car but was missing all the "mustang " id badges . price was $3000.00

my dad and i went home to look up the car in the couple books we had on mustangs .

it turned out to be a t5 . we went back the next day to buy the car and it was gone . man i wish i had the knowledge i have now of mustangs back then .
 

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I have many, but the one that hurts the most was my old H.S. car. 1965 GTO 389 4Spd highly optioned.... I sold it for $400 and bought the wife a Pinto right before I left for Parris Island.

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1967 Mustang Convertible for $200 in 1984. I was driving a '69 Coupe and the waitress at Pizza Hut wanted to sell her car. I gave her the money up front, but her boyfriend talked her out of the sale the next day. Took two weeks to get my money back!

1970 340 RT Challenger 4 speed for $500 in 1984. My Dad saw the car and wouldn't let me offer more than $300 (I was in high school).

1970 Barracuda $600 in 1985. 318 auto. I burned out the interior wiring trying to hook up a Ralley cluster. It had no reverse, so I sold it.

1970 Baracuda $600 - 1990. It was a rust-free slant six. I sold it to pay for a 1980 TR7 convertible (big mistake).

1971 440 Challenger RT $700 in 1989. My friend was moving to CA from VA and didn't have anywhere to store the car. He sold it to the guy that painted his house.

Two 440 Superbirds - Parked a few blocks away from my house. Saw them every day on the way to school back in the late 1970's.
 

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1989: When I bought my 68 coupe, I had a chance to buy a 66 convertible (200/C4) for $1500 at the same time. As I recall, it was in pretty good shape, new top, center console, I think A/C. I turned it down because of the 6cyl - I wanted a V8. I still kick myself to this day on that one.
 

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I have had so many I cant remember some, the ones I regret losing are:
1970 Charger RT 440 bought for $800 sold for $1200
1970 Mach 1 bought for $700 sold for same
1967 chevelle with 396 traded in on 78 T-Bird (yuck)with payments
1970 Cuda 340 sold for $1200
1972 Bronco traded in
1968 Dart GTS 340 traded for motorcycle
1988 mustang 5.0 purch new for $13,000 traded in 5 years later for $1500. my first new car.
All the above disasters except the 5.0 happened in the 80's .
Sometimes I have dreams that they are still parked in the backyard, but when I check they arent there :loco:
 

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Early nineties. I had a really nice 71 big block Corvette convertible. Was at the Charlotte show and some guy from Mershon's saw my car. He had just bought a '66 Corvette smallblock roadster with 4 speed that needed a new top. He offered to trade titles and I passed.

Now midyears in any shape are selling for 3-4 times the price of a nice Stingray. Big mistake.
 

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About 5-7 years ago, a good friend of mmine had a 69 GT 500, with NOS rear quarters, wanted $21,500 for it. At that time I didn't have the money.

I sold my 68 Cuda 340 formaula S 4 speed about 15 years ago because it got too rusty. Got $600.00 for it.

Two different 67 GTA coupes here on the VMF I had to pass on, about 3-4 years ago. Again, didn't have the money at that time.

And, just about 3 weeks ago, talked to, again, the owner of a well weathered 69 Boss 302 about selling it to me. It has been sitting outside in his yard the past 7-8 years, and is starting to look it.
 

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Sort of a different twist....saw a 66 cv in the AUto Trader with no price and a barely discernible pic. Called first and went right away. It was a loaded one owner car V-8, AC PS PB, 5 year old restoration ya de ya. for 1400. People were loaded. I owned it on the spot, gave the lady the money and snared the title. She said I could leave it there through the weekend. Funny thing, had done another same color almost as much equip and had it for sale at 10,000. Several years ago.

A guy comes with his girlfriend likes the car but can't afford it. He tells me about the 1400 cvt that got away. He raved about it and tried to get the car, even thought it was still there and I had the title. It was a sad story, was a bit pissed about his trying to snare it. What he didn't know.... the car was about 25' from him! under a car cover!!!!!
 

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I had a chance in the early 90's to buy the Mustang that go me interested in them in the first place, a 1970 Mach 1 428 4 speed, wasn't running anymore and didn't have the right 428 in it but still had the shaker, slats, wing and was in overall geat shape, all for the paltry sum of about 4500. Didn't have the funds or room (college gets in the way sometimes), my friend ended up parting it out and the mint rust free shell went to the scrapyard......
 

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There are those times when you think back ...and say I should have bought that.

1968 KR Shelby,,,white/blue stripes. Clean looking with minor door rust. 23,500 8 years ago.
1969 429 BOSS 23k miles white..car show in OKC in 1998. Guy wanted me to buy it for 23k.
1967 GT-500 4speed 13k miles year 1983 wanted 13k.
1956 210 sedan in 1991 original condition. $800.
1968 GT fastback 390 4 speed car. No motor $500. year 1982.
1969 LT1 vette. Was my dad's and he sold it for 7k. 1991. 5 days later the owner was t-boned with no insurance. Car was scraped after it sat for three years.
Missed major buy on two XKE jags and a cobra kit car. lady gave then away for 5k each. Husband passed and she just lost it. I was trying to get her top dollar for them and she flipped out and let them go for 15k.
 

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Not too many got away but I do regret selling a '65 2+2 about 3-4 years ago. It was a great looking/ running/ restored car. Sold it to raise funds for a '66 GT 350. Also missed purchasing a Super Bee from my friend about the same time. He offered it to me for $ 9k. Other than those two not too many get away if I get the chance to see them. There are plenty that I have been a day late on.
 

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This drunk neighbor owned a Cali Special in original condition, swearing that he'll never sell it. I watched it rot in his front yard for about 3 years and suddenly during this past October it disappeared. I bet it went to a crusher. No I didn't need another car but was still hoping to grab that car.
 

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my best friends dad sold a 68.5 or 69 428 in mint shape to buy aliving room suite.
my dad sold a 1970 fb 351 4spd shaker hood ,grabber orange with one black 2" stripe down the hood and decklid spoiler. we drove it home for $1000 in mid 90s i wanted so bad i could taste it he sold for $1500 two weeks later . i still look at that pic. lol
I sold a 55 chevy delray with original paint v8 auto running i bought for $800 for $2000. :deadhorse:
 
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