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pete240z
pete240z SuperDork
8/16/11 3:13 p.m.

1966 Datsun 1600 Roadster - SPL311-05969 - California car with NO rust ever. The next owner stripped it down and redid the body. He told me it had no bondo or rust on anything.

Currently he would like to sell for around $5,000.

When I owned it - 1991 - 1996

Now for sale - 2011 - These are the original colors.

Rupert
Rupert Reader
8/16/11 3:32 p.m.

Looks like a great car! This is the kind of photo that makes me wish I hadn't sold my huge garage with house attached & moved to a patio home!

jdtaylor65
jdtaylor65
8/20/11 9:31 p.m.

I sold all of them because at the time they were all daily drivers and I considered each sale and subsequent replacement to be "progress".
1. '69 Fiat 850 Spider 2. '64 1/2 Mustang coupe 3. '72 Opel GT 4. '72 Camaro Z28 I could go on, but I'm getting depressed!

Coupefan
Coupefan Reader
8/24/11 11:32 a.m.

1) The immaculate Lancia Scorpion that I 'owned' for about three days, reselling it to my uncle so my newly licensed cousin could drive it, who decided it wasn't 'trendy' enough for her geographical location, who sold it a couple of months later. And no one told me until the car was long gone. I would have bought it back.

2) The Fiat Dino Spider my dad came across in 1987, also in great shape. He owned an auto body shop at the time, and would restore random cars on the side. It was cheap, relatively speaking. When the Ferrari market starting getting out of control in 1989 or so, Dino prices were dragged along. I could have made a small killing on it, at least payed for a year of college or two.

3) The SVO. A different car in a sea of cookie cutters. Turbos were disposable back then, like oil filters, but I liked it.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
8/24/11 3:09 p.m.

I don't have any cars I regret selling yet. But I have a few I regret not buying. A '67 Torino with a 427 side oiler for $2500 and a '91 Alfa 164S for $500.

GSCReno
GSCReno Reader
8/30/11 11:14 p.m.

My '63 TR4. I've always been a Triumph guy at heart and, IMHO, the TR4 is the most lovely bit of kit that ever bore the TR badge... My '69 MGB/GT. What a great daily driver that car was. Dead nuts reliable... And soon to be added to the list, due to serious health issues, my beloved BMW 635CSi. Gotta pay the Doctors somehow... I also kinda miss my "86 Dodge Omni GLH-T. A "quirky" little car for sure. "Goes Like Hell" indeed! Cheers, Scott

wspohn
wspohn Reader
5/29/12 6:04 p.m.

I sometimes miss my Jaguar Mk 9 - a large almost limo type of car with big discs all round and a good spot of powewr, as well as handsome styling. I had intended to turn it into my tow car for the race cars, but for reasons I forget, ended up selling it. Probably a good decision, given restoration prices.

The other one I was pretty fond of was my very original 53 TR-2 long door right hand drive. Damned scary when I'd take it out on the track (mediocre handling and diabolical 4 wheel drum brakes), but I thought it was very attractive (but what do I know, I also like the Jensen CV8)

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi HalfDork
5/29/12 8:13 p.m.

These are the two I miss, I've owned a lot of cars but these were both excellent drivers on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Pete240Z
Pete240Z UltraDork
5/29/12 9:28 p.m.

I called my Uncle two summers ago to discuss the sports cars he has owned. He flew to California to buy a new 1965 Shelby Ford Mustang. He still had it 45 years later.

We talked about his 1959 Corvette, Cortina, and his Austin Healey Sprite and he comments out of all these cars he wished he would have kept his Chevrolet 409 Impala convertible that he bought new.

I guess owning an original '65 Shelby Mustang gets old?

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