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Old 08-03-2020, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default Throwback Thursday-THe one that got away!!!

I know its Monday but gonna start a new weekly post here and you must post a picture...SO I figured I'd start it today to give you guys a head start in digging out your old photo's OR to scan them as you run across them in an old drawer, book or photo album. This is a 39 Merc, Minus engine and trans, my dad bought in 1971 and the bill of sale which I think he paid too much for!!! What do you think??? Any interesting story attached to the car is certainly a bonus!! IF you have "more" than one (hopefully) don't blow them all at one time, save them so each week we can start a new one!!!
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:27 PM   #2
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Paid $100 for this one in 1970. Should have kept it.

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Old 08-03-2020, 03:45 PM   #3
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I donít have a picture, but I missed out on a 51 Tudor , six cyl flathead, running condition in 1975,
I believe the price was $500.
Ended up buying a 55 instead.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:47 PM   #4
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I built this one in the 70s. It's all steel It got away in the 90s
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OK, Rock, you have to show this to your Dad. I got to the sale before him ... he's been pissed for years, since 1972. One of the dumbest things I ever did with cars was to let it get away.

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Old 08-03-2020, 07:31 PM   #7
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OK, Rock, you have to show this to your Dad. I got to the sale before him ... he's been pissed for years, since 1972. One of the dumbest things I ever did with cars was to let it get away.

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Hoop, believe me I’ve heard that story for 48 years. Hope you and the “Mrs” are good? Hopefully you can come over and see the returned addition. I need a copy of that photo if I could. Thanks for sharing that one too!!!
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Hoop, believe me Iíve heard that story for 48 years. Hope you and the ďMrsĒ are good? Hopefully you can come over and see the returned addition. I need a copy of that photo if I could. Thanks for sharing that one too!!!
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January, 1956, first car, "32 Model B standard coupe, $50; sorry, no photo.
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OK, Rock, you have to show this to your Dad. I got to the sale before him ... he's been pissed for years, since 1972. One of the dumbest things I ever did with cars was to let it get away.
Hoop, that looks exactly like the one my dad had when I was growing up. When the 7th kid came alone, he traded his in 1962 for a 1958 Merc wagon in Central Ohio. Don't know why, the Merc had fewer seats and it really liked its gas, less than 10 mpg in town.
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