Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Car Pr0n #26

Since the posting of the '67 'Stang earlier this week, I knew what this week's car pic was going to be...


1987 Mustang GT. This one is a dead-ringer for one that I came very close to buying right out of college. My sister had just gotten her license, and I gave her the keys to my old Buick for her first car (she promptly blew the engine in it, mind you). I was looking around for something a little sportier than a Buick Regal, and was looking at sports/muscle cars.

Wound up passing on the 'Stang, as well as the '79 Trans Am with the 6.6L V8 engine. There are times that I wonder what might have happened had I not let common sense take over - I've never owned anything even remotely resembling a sports or muscle car. I also think of the trouble I've gotten myself into with the modest vehicles I've owned, and realize that I'm better off...

What have you passed on that you wished you'd picked up?

That is all.

13 comments:

libertyman said...

If I had the space, I could have picked up a few cars to hang on to. I passed on a 1967 Chevrolet 2 door SS Impala with a 427 and 4 speed as it needed a rocker arm and I didn't have the 800 dollars at the time to buy the car.

There was a Ford GT in Road and Track for I think $11,000 years ago month after month without selling.

Oh well!

Anonymous said...

I had the 86 GT in Black. 5.0 with T-tops. You missed out.

Rust got the best of it or I would still have it as a second car.

My "family car" for 10 years was a lifted Jeep Wrangler with 33's under it. Whenever I had the top down the kids immediately fell asleep.

Ted said...

1969. - Walked by a storefront on the upper part of Comm Ave above BU. Neat looking sports car in the window got my attention. It turned out to be waaaay over my budget at $10,000 But to this day I still kick myself when I'm in the area that I didn't find some way to finance that car.


It was a Ferrari 250 LM. Recently crossed the auction block at $ 14 million

Wally said...

We had an 88 mustang GT with the 4. Total POS, you did well by missing out. That car could either steer or brake, but not at the same time. I clipped a hydrant & repaired the car. Month later, dad is driving - bitching me out for the collision - and he had the same occurrence and hit another car. Enjoyable, and I survived both (ok all 3) hits.

Missed out on a primo 84 Fiat with 1k miles on it (this was like 92 or so) but looking back it would have been an uphill battle to keep the rust at bay.

Bubblehead Les. said...

My High School Buddy's 1970 AAR 'Cuda that he wrecked in 1976.

He only wanted $500.

With Engine.

Now where did I put my Cyanide Capsule?

Mopar said...

1970 Plymouth Superbird. It was up on blocks, missing wheels and had quarterpanel rust. Interior was a bit ratty. "Only" had a 440-V8. Thought the guy was crazy because he wanted $1500 firm and walked away on the deal. That was back in the early 80's, when you could buy a running 60's muscle car for under $500.

mikee said...

In 1987 I was a starving graduate student. I passed on a 1969 Jaguar XKE that would have required me to take out a loan - gasp - from the bank to repaint and have tuned up, and instead ended up as the third owner of a tired out Ford pickup.

It would have changed my life, and I regret passing on it to this day.

Anonymous said...

The car in the pic looks like an 85 or an 86. In 87 there was a facelift that looked different.

Anonymous said...

A 64 Lotus Elan in 1984 for the princely sum of $500. At the time I was making minimum wage and had just been laid off for the winter. Now it would be worth $30-40,000. One of my many regrets.

Seriously, you lusted after a Fox body Mustang when the good-looking Mustangs from the '60s and early '70s were dirt cheap?

Al_in_Ottawa

phil-l said...

Yes, the picture shows either a 1985 or 1986 Mustang GT (the Marchal fog lights were available only on the GT). The only external difference between the two years: '86 got the center high-mount brake light, '85 didn't. 1987 was the first year for the rounded headlight look.

I had an '86 that looked just like the one in the picture, except in red. Yes, I even had the T-tops, which gave sunny day options without require wintertime sacrifices. I bought the car used in '88 with 29K on it - and sold it in 2010 with about 210K on the odometer. It was still in fine shape when I sold it! Lots of good memories.

Robert said...

1996 Twin Turbo Supra w/ 6 speed manual. Guy sold it to someone else the day before my loan went through...

Evyl Robot Michael said...

When I was seventeen, I found a '76 Cadillac Eldorado convertible that I wanted in a bad kind of way. At this point, I'm not sure why I didn't come up with the $6,000 asking price. Oh well.

LCB said...

I still missing my '78 Trans Am with the V8 6.6, 4 speed tranny with Hurst Shifter...

But I was one ticket away from losing my license due to points. An old Hamilton police officer would stand by his car around a curve, and just point at sports cars and wave them over. He'd write a ticket for 10MPH over the speed limit. No radar...just his "judgement". Couldn't really complain though. I'm sure i was doing at least 20 over the limit. hehehehe