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    Few years back had a chance to pick up a WS6 with 6 k on it for 24 k . Drove it, fell in love with it, thought about it too much and decided I would kill myself. I now wish I had bought it, would have been a weekend driver and they don't lose there resale value at all. And now that Pontiac is no more ( weeping), would have been a keeper. He who hesitates.......

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    Re: Cars I should have bought ..... but didn't!

    On my way to work I used to drive by a house with a '83 Electra Park Avenue and '90 Brougham. They were both under a car port and didn't move for years. One day my Wife calls me and says there is an estate sale and those two cars were up for sale!! By the time I got there both were sold for $2,800 (yes both). They needed work but were rust free and both under 80k miles..... .


    I wish I bought my Dad's Viper. He couldn't wait for me to scrounge up the cash and traded it in for $38k

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    Re: Cars I should have bought ..... but didn't!

    I, too, passed up on a good one in the interest of "practicality"
    The 635CSI was the ultimate BMW of the '80's. The guy selling this one was fanatical about the care of his cars. He owned several BMW's and was selling this one:


    Unfortunantly, I needed something that could hold more in the backseat.
    But, that is how I ended up with my Cadillac, so it had a happy ending

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigm57ict
    I, too, passed up on a good one in the interest of "practicality"
    The 635CSI was the ultimate BMW of the '80's. The guy selling this one was fanatical about the care of his cars. He owned several BMW's and was selling this one:


    Unfortunantly, I needed something that could hold more in the backseat.
    But, that is how I ended up with my Cadillac, so it had a happy ending
    I love the 80s 6 series, especially when fitted with the factory ground effects.

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    Re: Cars I should have bought ..... but didn't!

    Mazda Miata. So many opportunities to own one, but I just never pulled the trigger. Been in love with them since I was 12.

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    Re: Cars I should have bought ..... but didn't!

    ^it would be fun to drive a V8 swapped one.even 4bangin they're pretty zippy little cars.

    My brother had a buddy that had a '80 camaro z28 that was gunmetal grey with silver pleather. only 4x,xxx on it back in the early '90's. He wanted $3,500 for it. it was mint except for a scuff on the front valance. I'd still have it today I'm sure,but I'd probably be a lot poorer if I did.

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    Re: Cars I should have bought ..... but didn't!

    Home on leave after a Northern Run. Came within a gnat's whisker of ordering a 1967 Stingray 427/430 (L88) 4-speed hardtop in Emerald Green Metallic with the camel colored interior. $6,500 out the door. (Lotsa bucks in '67)......... and they ran on 103 octane ONLY - Sunoco pumps had it.

    In 2006 they sold for a million - right now they have dropped to about $820,000. I think that less than 100 were built.

    http://www.supercars.net/cars/349.html

    EDIT: .......... but I DID build/order a '65 Chevelle MalibuSS 327/350 posi 4-speed. Several options plus A/C and P/B delete - $2288 out the door.
    I still have the invoice. It would have been traded on the Stingray.

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    Re: Cars I should have bought ..... but didn't!

    You win...

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    Re: Cars I should have bought ..... but didn't!

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    Home on leave after a Northern Run. Came within a gnat's whisker of ordering a 1967 Stingray 427/430 (L88) 4-speed hardtop in Emerald Green Metallic with the camel colored interior. $6,500 out the door. (Lotsa bucks in '67)......... and they ran on 103 octane ONLY - Sunoco pumps had it.

    In 2006 they sold for a million - right now they have dropped to about $820,000. I think that less than 100 were built.
    A while back (quite a while now, 20 years?) I was in Santa Barbara, driving up Jimeno Road where my grandmother lived when I saw a beautiful red, '67 L88 convertible in a driveway. It looked to be in mint condition. I stopped to take a closer look and the owner came out and showed it to me.

    It was the lower horse power version, an automatic with A/C and the large Rochester 4bbl. It had a black interior and center knock off rims. We chatted for a bit and then he walked me over to his garage and opened the door. Inside he had another '67 L88 convertible but this one was the 427/430, M21, Tri Power, center knock offs. It needed some restoration. He said he used this one for vintage racing at Laguna Seca.

    Next to the Vette was a '67 Mustang Shelby GT350, all original. It needed some restoration as well but it was quite a sight to see all three cars in one place at somebody's house!

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    Another car that I should have bought but wasn't allowed was my grandmother's ride. A 1970 Monte Carlo, Z20 SS package, LS5 454, rally rims, green on green.

    My grandmother wouldn't sell it to me. She said it wasn't appropriate for a family man. She had control issues.

    I did have the odd opportunity to drive it while they owned it though, it was a sweet ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigm57ict View Post
    I, too, passed up on a good one in the interest of "practicality"
    The 635CSI was the ultimate BMW of the '80's. The guy selling this one was fanatical about the care of his cars. He owned several BMW's and was selling this one:


    Unfortunantly, I needed something that could hold more in the backseat.
    But, that is how I ended up with my Cadillac, so it had a happy ending

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