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Best deal you missed out on
« on: May 24, 2012 - 09:55:45 pm »
So what was the best deal on a Mopar you had to pass up or could not make happen .
 I had 2
71 Cuda , 440+6 V code , 4 spd , dana [obviously] , shaker , V3 Hemi orange , billboards , spoiler pkg , Black roof & interior , 15" ralleys , tinted glass , rim blow , Elastomeric bumpers , I am pretty sure it had the AM/FM Cassette it cariied the licence plate , RARE 1.
He called me up & offered it to me for $10K , he wanted to buy a brand new GnX , he sold the car to someone & bought the GnX figuring it would go up in value more than the Cuda !!

The Second deal was an AAR Cuda , it had been converted to a Hemi . the car was an original sublime car had almost all of the parts included to restore it back to an original AAR , the Hemi was a 66 block full roller , cam , rockers etc , it was a full race engine with a 8/71 blower on top , 2 " headers etc making 900+ hp , I could have had everything for $20 k , the engine alone was worth close to that with the race trans etc
I would have put the engine in some other body & rebuilt the Cuda .

Both times I was in a position where I had no extra $$ & could not get financing .

This was another deal I chose to pass up
In the late 70 I was looking for my second E body & really wanted a purple 4 spd R/T Chall , which I did eventually buy & still have . I found an ad for a 71 Hemi Chall red , it was 7500 as I recall , I passed , never liked the 71 Chall & still don't , I do not regret passing that one up even though financially it would have been smart to grab it .
These cars for me have never been about the $$

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:08:01 pm »
Superbird, yellow, 440-4 auto. I used to pass it every time I went to my favorite camping place in the mid-80s. I stopped in to talk to the owner one day. It needed some significant bodywork, and the guy wanted top dollar for it at the time, as I recall $25000. I talked to him a few times over the next few years, but he was pretty adamant on his price. I think he basically held onto it until $25000 was a reasonable price for it, about 15 years, sold it, and congratulated himself on having gotten his asking price.


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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:08:50 pm »
Great stories man!  If I could go back 30 years I know exactly what I would buy, but looking forward 30 years what will people say they should have bought? 

Finish this sentence....

"Back in 2012 I could have bought _________ for $_______!"

I would say people will look back on this time frame and say they could have bought a Viper GTS for $25k.
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:12:50 pm »
These cars for me have never been about the $$

You and me both, and hence the reason I'm still poor  :bigsmile:


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Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:20:43 pm »
About 9 years ago I had the chance to buy a solid 70 roller for $2,000. It was originally a 340 Cuda 4speed black on black disc brake car. At one point it was converted into a race car  with the roll cage, through the floor sub frame connectors and Dana rear. Still easily returnable to street an a clear title. I was in college at the time and couldn't swing the $2k. I kick myself all the time for missing out on it.
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:30:18 pm »
When I bought my 1st Challenger RT I passed on a 70 Superbird that had just been repainted for $6,500. I bought a 71 Challenger Rt 340 4-speed for $2,000 and it was a money issue. I passed on a AAR cuda in the early 90's that had been sitting in a garage not started for 5 years. It had a correct TA block with no numbers on the boss next to the oil pan. It was red with a black top, black interior, standard gauges, auotmatic on the floor, rear window louvers, rallye wheels, power steering, and power disc brakes. It was in pretty good shape but I was short money and couldn't see getting a loan for $4,500 tp buy the car and passed. It was sold and changed hands twice in a couple months for more money each time it sold.


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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:33:06 pm »
There was a Superbird near me , I asked about the price , he was not really selling , he wanted $1k / year he had owned it from new as original owner , this was around 1979-81 so approx 9-11 k LOL

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:38:13 pm »
I know alot of people don,t like the 71 challenger I think it is a great looking car, not as nice as a 70 but I still think they look good with the right combo's. Maybe someday. 8)

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:38:44 pm »
There was a Superbird near me , I asked about the price , he was not really selling , he wanted $1k / year he had owned it from new as original owner , this was around 1979-81 so approx 9-11 k LOL

That's what I tell the annoying flippers who won't leave me alone about mine. "I'll take $10,000..." and their eyes get real big "...for every year I've owned it." And they deflate. A few still hold out hope and say "When did you buy it," and when I say "1978" they get a look like I just kicked their dog.


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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:40:25 pm »
2008-2012 Dodge challenger would fill in your blanks C O D Y as I see some of them worth money in the far off!! A Petty or Mr Norms would go for high I think.

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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:41:51 pm »
I found a 69 Daytona at an automotive flea market near me about 10 years ago. It was all there but needed work. Floors, trunk etc....  He was asking $12K.   I wanted a Challenger!  That and I didn't have $12K  :grinno:
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2012 - 10:56:19 pm »
Back in 1979, when I was a senior in high school, I owned a 1969 Road runner with a 383, 4sp, white with black interior.  There was a kid named Randy Whirly who owned a 1968 Hemi Road Runner, automatic, red with red interior. He was going away to college back east and he wanted $1700 for his car, which seemed like a lot of money since I only paid $700 for my car two years earlier, so I passed on the car.   :banghead:

Boy I wish I would have bought and kept his car.  :bricks1:



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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2012 - 11:07:19 pm »
i had a few.

hemi orange 70 road runner, 383 air grabber auto. needed work. $1500 back in '90

also back in '90. i lost a deal for a '67 GTX 4 speed car. he wanted $1200 and i offered $900  :bricks1:


i did look at a '70 sport fury GT, 440 4bbl. B7 blue, white top. this was a basket case $2500

i can remember back in '89, reading in Hemings, '66 Belvedere II, 426 hemi 4 speed, $15,000  :pullinghair:

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2012 - 12:29:20 am »
I had a '73 Barracuda as my daily driver in the early 80's. There was a small corner lot used car lot I passed every day on the way to work. One day I looked and they had a hemi-orange Superbird parked out front. I stopped in and eyed the car over. I think it was around 1981 and the car had around 50K on the odometer and they wanted around 10K for the car. At the time I thought that was outrageous, but still wanted the car. I tried to see what the bank would give me, but I just couldn't afford the car. Oh well, I kept my '73 Barracuda another 3-4 years and then got a big block numbers matching '70 'Cuda, so it was all good!  :bigsmile:

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2012 - 12:53:03 am »
I do not regret passing that one up even though financially it would have been smart to grab it .
These cars for me have never been about the $$

Chryco it's people with that attitude that make the hobby all the more enjoyable. I would hope most people feel that way. If my challenger was worthless I would love it all the same!