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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2012 - 07:46:03 PM »
...mid 1980s...tried to buy a HEMI Challenger convertible, Plum /white...he wanted $25K...my Daytona was worth maybe $17-18K and I didn't have the extra for the difference
That was definatly not one to let get away !! but we have all been there !!

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2012 - 06:36:33 PM »
I've had several opportunities that I just didn't have the money for at the time:

70 Hemi Cuda, Soft front bumper, shaker, orange with black/top & interior, 4 speed, ran well but was being run hard at the time in 1976-77, Mopar acquantience of mine had it, and two AAR Cudas.  He wanted either 3 or 4k for the Hemi, can't remember exactly.

Around the same time I found a petty blue 70 Superbird with no engine, but everything else there including perfect nose & wing, black vinyl top & white interior.  It was parked behind a gas station.  The first time I asked the attendant he knew it was for sale, but didn't know anything else.  Checked back a couple of weeks later it was sold, that day's attendant knew all about it, it had just sold for $1500.....

Oh well,

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2012 - 06:16:41 PM »
That is one and the same, the 71 sold to a guy from Alberta for $ 12,000. I saw it at the Nats in the mid 90's (?) but then lost track of it. I still see the AAR every couple years locally.

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #48 on: August 24, 2012 - 10:57:00 AM »
WOW!  That sounds exactly like the car that the guy who sold me his AAR in 1985.  He purchased a 1971 Cuda 440+6 Hemi Orange, front & rear rubber bumpers, billboards but had a black vinyl top with rear window louvers.  He sold it a few years later to purchase a 1987 Grand National.  It might have been a GNX.  His name was John Vanka.  At this time he lived near Delhi, ON.
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2012 - 05:52:49 AM »
Welcome  :cheers:
 I still kick myself for missing out on that car , it was stunning  :2thumbs:
Great to see a picture of it again  :2thumbs:
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2012 - 06:21:43 PM »
In 1995 I just bought a matching # 73 challenger rust free car with owner history.  I paid just under $6K.  I fixed it up a little and drove it to the nationals.  There I saw a B5 blue 71 challenger, white top and white interior with a HEMI.  I watched the price come down that weekend to $19K.  You can't imagine the thoughts in my head on figuring out how to get my car in the car corral, sell it, and then go to a bank in Indy, take out a bigger loan, just to get the hemi.  There was just no way I could afford that much money right then.  I still regret that one. 
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2012 - 09:18:41 PM »
#1 1987 I could have bought a 71 Barracuda convertible, B2 blue/blue/blue, column shift auto, 318, air for 450 dollars...running. The things that made me pass at the time was the floor pan rust through and the column shifted auto.

#2 1985-86 I was buggin this guy with a really nice 71 Challenger vert. FE5, white interior, white top, 318, air, rallye wheels, power top, slapstik. 1500 was his asking price and I got him down to 1250. I could not get financing for it, my dad would not cosign a loan(turns out it was the convertible that turned him off on it, he saw a couple girls die in a rollover) and the guy ended up selling it to a friend for 600 dollars lol.

#3  1994 and I had just bought my Challenger. 1973 Duster 340, 4 speed, air, sunroof, rootbeer. 1500 dollars but I just could not justify it after I had just got a cash advance on a credit card to buy my 71 Challenger. 

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2012 - 11:55:48 AM »
Guess I'll add a my two cents.

 

When I was 14, I hung out with a bunch of bikers. Sons of Silence.  A member had a 1957 Indian.  Beautiful running bike.  500 bucks. 
My dad wouldn't loan me the money and I couldn't talk him into owning it.  (of which he does regret himself now).(he really didn't like the bikers either,can't blame him). 

Never have had a good shot at any cuda or challenger for a reasonable price.  Since I got into Mopars around 95-96, seems everyone wants top dollar for the cars.
I apparently jumped into mopars at the wrong time~!
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2012 - 04:49:21 PM »
03 Cobra, rousch supercharger, viper spec 6 speed, bear brakes frt wilwoods read, rear end cooler, 5pt belts/seats, a ton of suspension mods, over a 100k invested, street drivable but been on RA a few times. Corners like its on rails........................ 5K! A buddy of mine got it...
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2012 - 05:35:00 PM »
03 Cobra, rousch supercharger, viper spec 6 speed, bear brakes frt wilwoods read, rear end cooler, 5pt belts/seats, a ton of suspension mods, over a 100k invested, street drivable but been on RA a few times. Corners like its on rails........................ 5K! A buddy of mine got it...

5k?? That's crazy. Was the owner on drugs? ha
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #55 on: September 22, 2012 - 05:53:09 PM »
5k?? That's crazy. Was the owner on drugs? ha

I thought of that expression, more money than brains....  this guys got a ton of $hit. smokin deal tho...
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #56 on: September 22, 2012 - 05:54:21 PM »
ah you should become good friends with him  :lol2:
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #57 on: September 22, 2012 - 06:02:56 PM »
ah you should become good friends with him  :lol2:

no question about that............  :grinyes:
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2012 - 07:36:46 PM »
1970 Challenger T/A, found it in '88, it was so original, blue, 4-speed.  I think they wanted $7000.  Wish I could've talked my dad into it. 
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2012 - 08:22:07 PM »
We had our AAR one year when crusin at the Dairy Queen in Odenton Md a friend of my son shows up with a Lime Green Hemi Cuda.
He found it in Baltimore. Owner said motor was shot.  Friend paid $3000 for it,
One of the rocker arms came off the push rod.  Oil change new anti-freeze and it roared up.
I mentioned if he ever wanted to sell I like to be first dibs.
He sold it in the fall for $8ooo.  P%*@k.
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