Always hear “I wish I never got rid of that car” Thought it would be interesting to hear about the ones that got away.
I don't buy a lot of cars, so I don't sell a lot of cars. The ones I sell tend to be dailies and I'm ready for them to go.
1973 El Camino (1984) - HS daily, POS, I ruined it by messing with it, but it's the car I learned on. I have fond memories of it, but I was ready to let it go and don't regret it.
1967 Chevelle SS (1985) - bought it from a friend the summer after HS. I tried to get it running, but I bit off more than I could chew given I was in college. Kept it in storage in MN until 1998 when I lived in Ohio. I had already bought my 69 vert and had nowhere to keep it, so I let it go. I knew I'd regret it when I decided to sell it, and I have. That's the one I wish I hadn't sold.
1964 Impala 2dr HT (1985) - Never ran, but again, nowhere to work on it when I was in college. I think about it fairly often, sort of a "what if" kind of thing. One a balance, I kind of wish I still had it.
1982 Yamaha 550 Seca (1987) - fun bike, but it was one of Yamaha's worst efforts, and it was a giant piece of crap. Fond memories, but no regrets.
1970 Nova, 1976 Grand Prix (1987) - rusted out winter beaters - nuff said
1985 Cavalier wagon (1988) - my first reliable car. Fond memories, but it went to the junk yard at 180,000 with a blown head gasket and cracked head.
1994 Sunbird SE (V6) (1994) - my first new car. Fun car, but a lemon. Traded after 2 years on the next car. No regrets
1994 Ford Escort wagon (1996) - awesome car, incredibly reliable. I put 180,000 miles on it in 9 years and it was still going when we bought a van after the oldest was born. The Ford was the oldest and most miles, so it went. I don't regret moving on from it but I do regret selling it to my neighbor and watching him destroy it in a matter of months. Some people really and truly should just take the bus.
1969 Chevelle convertible - still own it.
1997 Saturn SL (2005) - Wife's college car she bought new in 1996. I drove it for 10 years - most reliable car I've ever owned. Sorry to see it go, sort of regret selling it, but selling it was the right thing to do.
2005 Grand Caravan (2005) - traded it in at 110,000 and ten years old on a 2015 Honda CRV for Mrs69. It was a 10 year old Chrysler with 110,000 miles, so NO REGRETS.
1969 Buick GS400 (2008) - LArgely original, numbers matching, all the docs, a great all around car although somewhat flatfooted with the auto and highway rear end. This was the hardest one to sell so far. I miss it, I sometimes wish I hadn't sold it, but in the end, selling it was the right thing to do and if I had it to do over I'd still sell it.
1987 Honda CRX - WOOHOOOO!!!! Hands down THE MOST FUN I've ever had behind the wheel of any car. It's a former SCCA ITB race car I bought from my aunt when she retired from racing in 2012. I've turned it into an SCCA FSP autocross car. If I ever sold it, I'd regret the hell out of it. It won't be selling that does it in, though, it will be the total lack of parts. I need to upgrade the suspension but I have to find everything used.
2015 Honda CRV (2015) - still have it, but it's a lease that's up this June. Can't wait to turn it in - it's too small, cheaply made, has no power, gets bad mileage, and drives like a bumper car. It's the wife's car but she hates it as much as I do.
2014 Ford F150. Awesome truck, still have it and plan on keeping it as long as I can.
OK, that was a little long, but hopefully somewhat interesting