Senior Tech Team
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Las Cruces, NM, USA
Re: Cars you wish you kept
1969 Chevelle coupe
1970 AMC hornet coupe
Both purchased for $300 ea., with clear titles!
The Chevelle was headed for scrap, in pieces on a trailer, when intercepted. Put it together as a rolling shell and tried to sell it, even dragged it up to Michigan to a consigner. Guy was too busy with his own stuff, and it was eventually dumped for little gain.
The Hornet was factory orange, and had a perfect metal body. All the interior was dry rotted, and plastics were cracked and broken. And there was little to no aftermarket support. Dragged that one to an AMC nationals, and it too went for very little. That car might have been very good, with an updated engine / trans, perhaps a late nineties F body V-6 and five speed.