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Offline YYZ

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2012 - 09:28:12 PM »


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 .


Freddie's car

I saw it in Toronto in the early 1990s - bought some parts from him as he'd parted out an orange/black '70 U-code 4-speed 'Cuda to get some pieces for the AAR.

By the late 1990s, that AAR was in Colorado, still not built.  It was really weird to step into my friend's shop out there for the first time and know a project car.

I don't know what's happened to it since, but I would presume that it's been restored.

Do you recall which of the magazines it was in when it had the blown hemi?





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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2012 - 07:29:15 AM »
I left Toronto Dec 27 ,89 & arrived in Calgary Jan 1 ,90 Fred moved to Vancouver shortly after . Once I left I think Fred lost interst in the Cuda , Kinda over his head mechanically to keep it set up as well , he called me & offered me the car but I just couldn't do it .  I never even knew it was in any magazines , no one told me about that !!
 I did do a lot of work on the car though as well as helping him by it .

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2012 - 07:36:44 AM »
When looking for a project car back in `82 I saw a few good deals that were out of my budget.One guy had a `70 Challenger R/T 383 for $1500 I went to look at.Solid car that needed an engine rebiuld and had the houndstooth interior with Sublume Green exterior.I passed on that one as I wanted something I could drive for a while before restoring but he also had a 440-6 cuda for $5000  and a Hemicuda for $10000 which I thought was nuts!I only had $2500 to spend and ended up with my 72 Barracuda with a 340/727 installed for $1000.
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2012 - 08:22:46 AM »
...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


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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2012 - 02:29:37 PM »
Spring of 1984 I was looking at a hemi orange '70 Charger R/T 440 727. The asking price was $2800 and I was a junior in high school and couldn't get financed, had $1000 saved up and ended up with a 71 318 Dart for $550. Then a year and a half later I bought my Challenger for $2000!
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2012 - 07:51:04 PM »
I think that the car may have been in an old issue of Popular Hot Rodding or something similar.  Candy bronze with the gold Centerlines or Cragar SSTs and the blown Hemi.

I do still remember that he had a complete T/A long block on the porch which he would rotate by hand every few days to keep from having it seize up.

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2012 - 09:37:32 PM »
Was the car in mag while freddy owned it or Before , it had Clines on it when Freddy had it .
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« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2012 - 04:13:09 PM »
May not have been the best deal I ever passed up, but the one I remember the most was a 1969 A12 Road Runner complete with the 4-speed & Dana.  I was still in high school (probably 1972 or 1973) and there was no way I could insure a 440+6 with an automatic transmission, let alone a 4-speed.  But saw the car sitting in a used car lot in the next county.  It was in pristine condition and bone stock.  That was long before anyone was looking for matching numbers, but almost certainly a complete, numbers matching car.  Stock exhaust manifolds, and back then people didn't take headers off when they traded them in.  I wanted the car but there was no way I could get it.

A few weeks later, the car shows up in my home town (a small town so you knew everybody).  I cringe when I see who the new owner is.  He's not a bad guy, but also not a good driver.  Doesn't seem like a good home for the 440+6.  He terrorizes the street but in less than a month a rod is out the side of the block and a 383 Magnum is dropped into the Road Runner.  I hated to see that happen even in 1972, and never forgot the car as one that deserved better.  It was a butterscotch color, and when I looked up the 1969 paint codes can see it was Bahama Yellow as shown below:


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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2012 - 06:24:13 PM »
Back in ~1997 I went to look at a 1970 Road Runner, matching numbers, 440, 4 speed, with a lot of bells and whistles, I can't remember everything about it but I do remember it was very nice. He was asking $7K because of family issues.  I passed but have thought about that ever since.

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2012 - 10:21:44 PM »
In 1987 when my first Challenger died due to frame rot, a buddy offered my his 70 Satellite cloned into a road runner for $800 and I turned it down because I thought I had had enough of unibody cars and wanted something with a full frame. This thing was a running driving car. :eek4:
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2012 - 05:27:49 PM »
After reading all of these stories, I think I am going to be sick!   :puke:
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2012 - 05:38:35 PM »
After reading all of these stories, I think I am going to be sick!   :puke:

 :dunno:  I've missed out of some cool cars. On the other hand, I've owned some cool cars. And in less than a year, I will have owned one cool car for 35 years. I'm happy  :grinyes:


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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2012 - 07:42:32 PM »
In 1997 I went to buy some wheels in Alhambra CA. at Latrell Sprewell's Performance Wheels shop.(Played for Golden State Warriors back then) when one of the workers pulls up in a 1969 Shelby Mustang Conv. dressed in Red with white interior. I asked him how long he had it. And he replyed it my neighbors he asked me to sell it...wants 24k for it. Just brought it to put in in the show room to see if we can get a buyer. I had just purchased a 1995 Lexus LS400 for 22k and asked if he wanted to trade and some cash but he said his neighbor needed the money no trades. So i tried to sell the car but I was too late someone jumped on that deal.

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2012 - 10:20:51 PM »
I also missed an A12 Super Bee , 6 k would have bought it , it was orange with black int , needed a full resto & a lot of parts were missing , the reason I passed on it was bench seat Auto , I can't drive an Auto !!

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2012 - 06:38:24 PM »
Not a Mopar, but I still kick myself for not grabbing it.
When I was 15 I wanted to pick up an old car to work on so it would be ready when I got my drivers license. My dad and I were driving past a wrecker and there was an early 60s Pontiac wagon in the back of the lot. My dad told me that he'd had on just like that but he sold it in 70 to buy a 70 GTO station wagon (Pontiac wagon with the Goat bells and whistles). He used to use it for work and one day a bag of cement had opened in the back and left dust all over. Next day, back window was down and it rained so the cement hardened. We stopped at the wrecker and wandered to check out the car. The body was good, but the 409 had been smoking so the owners got rid of it. We looked in the back window and there was a big cement stain on the back carpet. This was in 85 or 86 and the guy was willing to let us have the car for 200 bucks, but I didn't want a station wagon so it ended up going to the crusher I guess.
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