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Which Car(s) do you regret getting rid off

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This!! A 1971 Maverick Grabber. The car came factory with a 302, bucket seats and a floor shifted C-4. It was all original never wrecked, no rust and never spent a night outside since new. I grew up detailing this car every weekend for guitar string money! Waxed every f'n inch of the car twice a year including the underside and engine bay. You could eat off it! 1000's of hours and 10's of thousands of dollars later, I had an honest N/A 10 second street car. 13:1 cast iron block with early 67 GT cylinder heads, cast crank with Carrillo rods, 700" lift mechanical roller cam. Ya....I had to run 116 octane, but hell it was less than $5 a gallon if I bought it buy the barrel. The car hooked and went straight on the street or track. Stop light to stop light.....I embarrassed more than a few SBC and big $$ BBC! 4:30 gears with a 5500 rpm stall in a 2400lb car was tailbone breaking with DOT legal slicks on the street! Pulling the front wheels off the ground launching at will was awesome!!

I sold it to a guy I met thru a Maverick forum that lived a few hours away from me in Mission, British Columbia Canada. He had been after me for years about buying the car. I told him....not for sale 100's of times. I had the motor and trans out after a few seasons to freshen the motor and have the convertor checked. The motor was fine...just rings and bearings. The convertor was showing heat related issues so, Jim @ JPT had me send the C-4 back to him in Michigan to get updated with his latest billet internals. He fell on some hard times w/family and health issues so I missed the Seattle good weather season. It sat for almost a year and life happened! I started touring more....kid went off to college @ UCLA playing baseball, so I caved. $25K for a Maverick and trailer in 2002 was good money and I finally sold it. Trailered it to Canada and handed over the keys! Spent the weekend firing up the motor and showing him how to time, adjust the valves/carb etc. Broke the motor and trans in on jackstands and said my goodbyes! He raced it a couple times and attended a bunch of cars shows, but couldn't leave well enough alone! Decided he wanted more power and sent the Victor Jr. intake to N.O.S. and had it plumbed for nitrous. Took it to a test and tune and first launch he wheelstanded to car into the right lane retaining wall. Folded the passenger side front suspension and shock tower. Cheese grated the whole passenger side along the wall. I saw the pics and posts on the Maverick forum and seriously felt like I'd lost a child! First forum I've ever been banned for life on! Still f'n kills me today!!! My new MACh1 helps!!!

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The Maverick was a good car for drag racing. It was light, and didn't need a lot to make it quite solid. Plus, there was adequate room under the hood. My brother-in-law had a Maverick bracket racer, 540 CI stroker with Powerglide. It could run high 9s, but ran very consistent 10.2 dial-in. He had the same drive train in a Vega bracket car, but the frame rails would twist.
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As the tittle says. Anyone who’s been in the car game for a while has a 1 or 2 cars they wished they should have kept. I have 3
‘86 5.0 LX Mustang notch
‘02 C5
‘04 Mustang GT

The 86 notch because they had this really good retro look, and you see so many out there with either an LS or a Coyote swap it’s just painful to me thinking about it.

My 02 C5 was my baby. A consistent 10.8 car but was married at the time with kids and the ex wife wouldn’t stop nagging about it so finally got rid of the Vett and 2 years after that she went out the door too.

My 04 4.6 M6 was a fun car and I’ve seen so many folks pushing nasty hp out of those 4.6 engines and to the fact that they sounded great I should have kept it.

Oh well what’s a life with out regret. 😂
Wow, this is a really great onee!

First car has to be here:
1967 Ford Fairlane XL 2d hardtop, 289 auto. Highland green, parchment interior.
Then:
1972 Chevy Chevelle Malibu 350 convertible.
1978 Pontiac Formula Firebird
1984 Mercury Capri RS 5.0
My personal favorite:
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Outstanding car, way before it's time in many ways.
More between then and now but currently the excellent 2020 Ecoboost premium coupe with HPP/HP. The best of all!!
 

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68 GTO, built engine, Super T10 with a ratchet shifter, did wheel stands more than once.
 

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I had a 94 Acura Legend LS Coupe that I really regret selling back in 04. Loved the looks, smooth, comfortable, decent power for the day, 230hp V6, and kind of rare. You never see these anymore.

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The one car I regret getting rid of was my 1973 Datsun 240z. Sold it because I was moving out of the country and didn't know when I would return.
 

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If you like that you'll love this....they have some nice classics for sale.
I’m about an hour from Volo. They have some really clean cars go through, definitely one of the go-to’s for classics around here
 

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My God, I would be here for hours.
But the highlights are.
1967 Gto 389 trips,4 speed, rag top. not numbers matching.
1966 GTO 389 4barrel 4 speed numbers matching
1961 bubble top Impala
1970 1/2 T/a
1973 SD 455 t/a
1981 bandit turbo t/a.
1970 ls5 4speed Elcamino
1988 turbo t bird
1940 Ford p/u
 
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1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 440 six pack 4 spd. air grabber hood and factory drag pack which included the Dana rear end.
Sold it for $3,500. back in 1984, worth $100,000,- $150,000. now...🤬
my wife at the time made me sell it, guess how that worked out? 😂🤣
 
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1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 440 six pack 4 spd. air grabber hood and factory drag pack which included the Dana rear end.
Sold it for $3,500. back in 1984, worth $100,000,- $150,000. now...🤬
my wife at the time made me sell it, guess how that worked out? 😂🤣
Kinda like like it did with the wife at the time who made me sell my Corvette 😂👊🏼
 

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67 GT500
69 mach 1 428cj drag pack
70 Boss 302
90 GT 347 NOVI 2000 combo
66 GT350H
65 gt350 supercharged clone...
66 fastback restored with 306 Novi 1000 combo
56 Victoria built 428CJ
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69 GTO. 400 4-speed. 4.11 Zoom gears in a 12 bolt rear. Lots of fun and it only cost me $85.
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Zero rust and a few days later a Krylon rattle can paint job. Seven cans of gloss black.
 
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1965 Corvette convertible. A mongrel, it was assembled too early in the model year to have been a real big block car, but it had a 427 in it. Used it for several years as the DD. Everything worked perfectly. Did some suspension mods on it so it felt almost like a modern car. Sold it way too cheap and it's unlikely to find anything like that again with all the crazy perfectionist restorers these days.
 
 




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