QotW: What’s your biggest JNC regret?

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You hear these stories all the time: “I should’ve never sold that car.” “One day it was gone and the owner said he sold it for scrap.” “I bought a Chrysler Sebring.” Life is full of regrets, and cars are a major source for them.

What’s your biggest JNC regret?

In 1999 I was working my first real job, and by real job I mean one with a desk where I could secretly browse eBay. One day, I came across a Belatrix Yellow Toyota 2000GT. Back then, it was pretty rare to see one for sale at all, so I contacted the seller to ask what reserve was. To my surprise, he actually took the time to write back, even though both he knew and I knew that I could never afford it. “It’s kind of expensive,” he said, “$150,000.” If you factored in the cost of commuting, I was almost making negative wages, but I’m still kicking myself for not taking out a massive loan and living in it. I would’ve been a millionaire today.

What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your best Mr K story?

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The winner this week shares a tale of Mr K’s generosity, one that perfectly illustrates how he fostered goodwill and lifelong loyalties while building Datsun motorsports into a force to be reckoned with. The story comes from Datsun racer Jack Scoville by way of spriso:

From my interview with early Datsun roadster racer (and Datsun Dealer) Jack Scoville in Feb, 2000:

Jack picked up his first racing Datsun, a 2000, chassis number SRL-00004, in 1968. The car was not in good shape. But Mr K saved the day.

JS-Shortly after running Ray’s 2000, Datsun gave us a production low windshield 2000 to run. It was the one that Dwayne Feuerhelm raced, number 00004. Feuerhelm had raced the car at Riverside. It had popped out of 5th gear going down the straight and had blown a hole in the block when the engine over-revved. My comment when my son Jeff and I took a trailer down to pick it up was that the only good part of the car was the seat, and they’d taken the seat out!! (Laughs).

We took the car back to Nissan headquarters in Gardena. Mr Katayama came out of the building and crawled up onto the trailer. He looked under the hood and said “Oh my!”. Less than twenty minutes later, a man came out with a forklift with a complete new engine assembly – when I say complete, it came with EVERYTHING, right down to the Solexes, starter, alternator, flywheel – you name it – it was there. Mr K just smiled and wished us a good day!!

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36 Responses to QotW: What’s your biggest JNC regret?

  1. Nigel said:

    I sold my rusty 81′ Corolla even if it was Automatic. I miss it very much now.

  2. Dallas D. said:

    In the late 90s, we acquired a 1985 Nissan pickup. It had a Z engine, 5-speed, RWD. Being a lightly-used California vehicle, it was in perfect condition; just a detailing away from show-ready. The A/C dripped, inside, but that would’ve been easy to fix. However, it was only a 2-seater, and with a baby on the way, practicality took over. It was sold for $1,500; those trucks aren’t worth much where we live. My wife and I both regret selling it. Its simplicity was wonderful. This was before I had gained my appreciation for JNCs and simpler (proper) motoring. My wife and I both agree that my Prelude will never be sold.

  3. rockabillydude said:

    a few years ago there was a datsun 200l c130 coupe, a lhd four cylinder version for sale at a real good price.
    it would have cost me all my savings, wich was not a lot since i was still in high school.

    so after making all the preparations like finding a place to work on it and making my dad believe it would be a smart move for me to buy an old car.
    i went online to contact the seller…..and it was gone!
    that same grey and black laurel now belongs to a forum member here who is restoring it so it found a good place after all!

    and onto this day i still have not found another c130 laurel for sale in europe 🙁

  4. ManicToaster said:

    In 2005 I imported a 1989 CRX SiR into Australia. Due to changing import regulations they were only available to import for a few short months and mine was the first road registered one in the country. In short I got burned by the importer and the car was in rough shape. I resprayed it, retrimmed the interior, hunted down all the missing hard to get parts but then a few months later synchro’s started to go, rust started bubbling through the paint. I didn’t have any more appetite for spending the dollars needed to keep it on the road so i sold it before the problems got worse. I saw it a couple of years ago, still looking clean but not perfect and I wish I kept it. I will own an SiR again one day 🙂

  5. Rainermaria said:

    My biggest JNC regret is falling in love with a junker 1976 a72 Lancer. A coupe with a 1400 running cams that shake the rusty body all over leaving a trail of rotten metal wherever I go, sort of like Hansel and Gretel. I call it my bank account because almost every paycheck goes to restoring and improving it.

  6. DHoip said:

    When I returned to the States from overseas assignment, I purchased a 1976 Corolla Deluxe. It had this terrible, vinyl landau top and was this disgusting baby-poop yellow with a cruddy 3T, but I loved that car. It broke a lot and allowed me to learn how to fix my own car; I changed gaskets, replaced engine parts and sourced/replaced master/slave cylinders for the clutch. Unfortunately, I could not afford to keep this up on a A1C/E-3 military salary so, when I was slated to deploy to the middle east, I opted to sell the Corolla instead of troubleshoot the electronics a bit longer.

    Upon return from deployment, I talked to the guy I sold my Corolla to, and he had replaced the voltage regulator after he got the car home. I had previously replaced the voltage regulator, but had gotten a bad part from the store. So, another $100 and some place to store the car and I would still have a sweet, ugly little Corolla.

    The only upside to selling the Corolla was that it allowed me to buy an NA Miata when I got back from my deployment, which later got upgraded to an NC MX-5 and then an AW11 Supercharged, 350Z and then ultimately, the Dragon itself, an RA29 Celica GT liftback.

  7. Steve said:

    I have two real regrets and one fantasy one:

    #1 In 1990, I dropped into a Yamaha dealer and found a brand new, leftover 1986 FZ750. After a week, I decided to buy it; I could always hide it at my friend’s house, right? Went back to the dealer but it was gone…

    #2 In 1999, looking for a new car, I dropped by my local Toyota dealer. Found a brand new, leftover Supra. White with black leather interior, non-turbo, 6-speed, and solid roof, $30,000! I was sure I could not afford it or the insurance. So I passed and bought a Miata instead. When I went to my credit union to finance the Miata, they told me I was pre-approved for $50,000. But, of course, the Supra was gone…

    #3 The fantasy regret. Up until a few years ago, 2000GT were selling for $100k~200k. I have been saving for a house and at the time, I actually had $150k in the bank. I mused about “throwing caution to the wind’ and buying a 2000GT just for the hell of it. Practicality took over so, of course, I didn’t do it. Since it’s not really a car I would feel comfortable using as a daily driver, I would have flipped it… … for a tidy little profit… Oh, well…

  8. Mike McCarthy said:

    My 1988 Mazda mx-6 gt… My father is a mazda master technician; naturally when I turned 16(summer 2001) I started working at the dealer. I had a similar 1991 626 that my parents gave to me and had ridiculous pipe dreams of turbocharging the 4 door auto 626. one day a white mx-6 appeared in the back lot. I popped the hood an was shocked to see the turbo 2.2L torque monster laying right there. someone had traded it in for only $400. The sales department agreed to sell it to me for that price. It was my first “real” car. The first night I took it out with friends we topped it out at 139mph on the way to see a new movie called “the fast & the furious”. my friends and I chuckled when Brian o’connor’s fully built gsx topped out at 140mph(nearly the same speed my $400 mazda did). over the next year and a half I embarrassed every ricer in town with that beast(and quite a few mustangs and camaros). the green glow of the gauges still stays with me every time I drive at night. After countless speeding tickets I decided to upgrade to a 95′ stealth with an automatic. I figured this would calm me down and save my driver’s license. It worked. My beautiful mazda sat there forlorn-ed. I had to sell it because I couldn’t afford a second tag & insurance. I think I only got $1000 for it. sold it to some random woman who wanted a 4 cylinder car for gas mileage(lol)…. I’m sure she never discovered it’s brutal nature. To this day I still have the vin stuck in my head. I can spit it out like and auctioneer even 12 years after I sold it….. JM1GD3138J1505583

  9. Greylopht said:

    Only one regret, back in the early 90’s I had purchased a 1974 T11X Corona Wagon. Just the basic model, manual steering, 18R-C, 4 speed. In reefer white with no rust. It was a California car that had spent it’s life in the dry part of Ukiah. Well for $25 it was mine and I some how managed to get it through CA emissions by rebuilding the EGR valve and some other tinkering. I never cared for it much then, it was just a car really. I had BMW 2002’s at the time so this was my junkyard hauler.

    Issues at the time, Oil consumption of one quart every 32 miles, the vacuum secondaries did not work, puddles of oil underneath the rear seat. And a undercoating of oil, that kept the rust at bay. Well I commuted it for 3 years.

    My cousin then needed a car, and I was going to just give her the Corona. But the water pump decided to seize, it leaked more oil, the clutch master went out, rinse lather repeat. So I ended up mechanically going through the car. And back then, Pistons for 18R – C motors were not easy to come by in rural CA! But I went through it tip to tail. Leaving her to deal with the interior (that needed only carpet, a cleaning and a dash cap) and removal of 2 dents on the body. It was a good running little car mechanically and was a hoot with a fresh motor and the secondaries working.

    So I get it through CA smog again, she takes the car and I hear nothing for a few years. Then out of the blue, I hear she lent it to one of her boyfriends that took it from Bishop CA (Not far from where I live now) to Reno and he wrapped it around a parked snow plow and pretty much destroyed it.

    That is my one true JNC regret. I would possibly still be driving that little wagon, and now 18 years latter I think my taste has changed to where the Corona Wagon really looks good, where as then I was not as mature in my tastes and felt it was just a car with funky styling. C’est la vie.

  10. Bart said:

    Well, it hasn’t happened yet, but I am sure at some point I will regret letting my Impulse go!

    • Banpei said:

      You will!
      I also still regret the day I let the AE86 go even though it was a bottomless sinkhole eating all my money. Your Impulse is pristine so you will regret it even more. 😉

  11. banpei said:

    After I got my driving licence I first bought a Mitsubishi Colt to learn proper driving and shifting as my target was to buy a Toyota Corolla GT AE86 as my second car.
    Then when I saved up enough money to buy one I casually browsed the classifieds and found a Datsun 240K GT coupe (khgc110) for sale which actually looked like it spent its life rather in a swamp than anywhere else a sane person would park their car.
    The 240K was complete and required only a bit of TLC. Obviously u did not buy the 240K as a weldathon is not a good first project car that is required to be used as a daily driver.
    Then I found another 240K GT (hgc210 four door this time) for sale in Germany in drivable condition. However I thought traveling 900km for such a car was too much and forgot about it.

    Both cars are now with at least ten times more than the asking price 15 years ago. In hindsight i regret not getting a loan, buying any of the cars, storing it for ten years and then restore it in its former glory… But if I would have any clairvoyance in me I would have invested in importing hakosukas instead. 😉

  12. cesariojpn said:

    Everyone can share my regret: not having enough money to play around with.

  13. pete240z said:

    I got my first Datsun Competition Catalog back in the early 1980’s (1981-1982) – I should have walked into my local dealer and ordered a basement full of “factory” carbs, air cleaners, SU Carbs………..

  14. Kane said:

    My biggest JNC regret hey, here goes (sigh).
    About 3 years ago i got my best four wheel drive to date, a 1988 nissan patrol 4.2 petrol carb 5 speed. It was an imaculate example for the type of car it was, it was bone stock and the owners that had it before me took good care of her.

    I took great care of this car and started to save up some money and realy get into four wheel driving. So i got my self a 4″ lift kit, 33″ mud terrain tyres, bull bar, winch, snorkel, sports exhaust, sealed pod filter and racing seats and steering wheel pluss loads more. I stared having trouble winth the engine messing up and was sick of fixing and spending money on it all the time. So i decided it was time to level up and get a new engine. I couldent get a diesel becouse i dident want to have to swap out all the lines ect…. and i wanted somthing diffrent, faster and more powerful, also EFI. So i went with a fairly common engine conversion, 5L holden V8 EFI.

    So i organized a freind of a friend to do the engine swap for us, he was very good at working with these engines and has put them in a patrol and many other cars before, we talked and agreed a price. I then droped my patrol off so he could begin working on it and taking the old engine out. I then began to look for a 5l v8 engine, i found one in a nother patrol fondly enough so i contacted the owner, came to look at it, looked at it and saw it running. So i purchased it and picked it up a few days later.

    I droped the v8 engine off for him to begin working on it, and he sed it should be ready in about 3 months……. this is where it gets bad. At the time i had no idea how much he was into crack (yeah the drug crack), after the three months with out my car i massaged him, he replyed – ‘sorry mate i have just been flat out’ , i would Message him a few months further on and i would get a simmilar reply. so i would still massage him and the replys where not as nice, he would either snap at me or be abusive. Then one day i got a message saying that the engine i picked up was broken and it had no chance of working, but he had another 5L v8 in a spare car and he would put that in mine to keep me going cuz it was taking so long. So i was pritty much with out my car for 1 yeah and 6 months becouse there was nothing i could do, he legaly had my car and new engine and there was nothing i could do about it, it was the morst frustrating time ever. There was nothing i could do, he took it apart and had all my bits and peices and knowledge about how to do it.

    He eventualy message me with a video of the car running, it was finaly ready. I messaged him to organize a pick up, he sed i could come a get it…… but i had to pay for it all up front…. after he messed me around for so long i wasent going to do that. He then abused me some more, and i just told him ‘im not doing that, i need money in my bank account’ (i had plenty of money at the time, i just thought it was extremeily unfair so i dident want to play like that).
    He eventualy let me take it for a smaller amount of coin, so i picked it up with a freind. Half way On the way home driving the lights Flickred and the radio turned off and then the car stoped working all together, i called the guy and he drove down with jumper leads and we jump started it and drove it back to his and i left it there again, it needed a new altinator. Came back in a few weeks and picked it up, and it made it home this time.

    As soon as i got home a gave it a quick clean and then put an add online for it, i wanted to it gone as soon as possible. while i was selling the car people tryed steeling my bull bar, but there where unsuccessful becouse it was put on there realy good and also they are stupid. I finaly sold the car (about 3 months ago) and got more than i payed for it…….. but much MUCH less than i have spent on it. I then payed the guy the last of the money becouse i just wanted this guy out of my life.

    I lost a very clean example of an awsome car, thousands of dollars, and time spent with that car. You guys need to trust me, there was nothing i could do to get this car back for the over a year and a half this guy had it for, i was stuck between a rock and a hard place for so long.
    I guess the only thing that could make it better right now is some stickers 🙂
    -Kane

  15. Sam Rensberry said:

    Ah yes, the bucket. It was a 1971 510 that I bought for $1400 in 2005. When i bought it, it had grey primer and bondo with a gutted interior and a rope tied to the gas pedal to pull on because the throttle would stick. Scared the hell out of me on the test drive when it did stick and I had to fumble around looking for the rope while keeping the car straight. It had a 22r with a 5 speed, lsd and 13 inch Libra’s. You could do burnouts all the way through 3rd gear. When I first started dating my girlfriend, she saw the car in a grocery store parking lot and asked me what I paid for it. When I said $1400, she got a sad look on her face and told me I got ripped off. Just then, a guy drove buy and yelled out his window “nice 510!” From that day on, she accepted the bucket. Years later, I consolidated everything and sold my truck, the bucket and my motorcycle to buy a reliable daily driver. Didn’t think I would miss it so much but man do I. Prices have gone up a lot but I am always looking for another bucket…

  16. Lupus said:

    I’ve got a “regret story” involving a JNC too. I’ve mentioned it some time ago in some comment here already, but i share it again.
    About five years ago i’ve found a Daihatsu Cuore L70V, Euro name for Mira on the local junkyard. Silver metalic in colour, tree-spoke steering wheel, 13″ alloys and boxy as a brick. There was the carb missing, but exept that the seemed to be complete. I wanted to take it out of there immediately. But then i realized that don’t have any place to store that machine. My current car, witch i owned back then already was enough pain in the ass. So i’ve pass on that little L70.
    What’s worst in that story, is the fact that i could’ve save that car for free! It was unrigisterd and officialy scrapped. But the law here, in Poland alowed me to take a car from uder the crusher if it may be an antique. And at that time it surely was, but i was too young and too and unmature to become a vintage Daihatsu colector.
    Few weks after that the car dissapired from parnikg lot. When i asked the owner where it is, he gave me the VIN nameplate and steeing whel without a word…

  17. Jason said:

    Biggest regret is buying a Eunos Cosmo 20b instead of a ’71 Galant GTO. Totally different ends of the spectrum, and I already had (have) a raw RX-7 FB in the garage, so wanted something more refined.

    The 20B blew up the third time I drove it, while the new owner of the GTO is having a great time bapping about. 🙁

  18. Andrij said:

    My tail of sorrow started many years ago when I was about9, and found out that there was a car called a TE27 Levin. From that day forward I wanted one.Badly.
    Fast forward to about 1994 and I finally found one. Hard to find in Australia, but I found one.
    I bought it, fixed it up a bit and drove it for 4 years.

    In 1998 I got married, for the first time, and wanted to restore my rare beast. Made the mistake of asking my wife if I could, but she would have no bar of it. A week later, on my way to work, I used a 1990 Cressida to stop at an intersection. He had no working tail lights before I stopped, and after I shrank both his car and mine, his tail lights definitely didn’t work. Both were right offs, and I had to sell it. My one and only time, as an adult male, that I cried when I wrecked a car.

  19. atx said:

    Losing touch with car guys before the internet age. I knew some great folks when i had a job in another state and just lost touch when i moved back home. One guy in had a rhd sa22c with a 13bt that was a blast to drive and he was always super helpful with my much slower and less rare american FB. Thanks to forums and facebook i keep in touch with like minded guys much easier these days.

  20. Ah Wai said:

    I have a pretty good condition Datsun 120y which had been stolen last years.I regret that i dont lock the clutch panel which i already have the locker.One day in the afternoon 2pm i still see the cars,at around 3pm its gone! I always condemn my father which buying too much old datsun cars ,after its happen i have quite long times didnt have another additional cars to drive….The lesson is:Always keep lock on our cars into safety and appreciate the cars that we have :'(

  21. Choi said:

    Yeah but those 2000 GT’s as rare as they may be aren’t million dollar cars. I mean people who can afford to spend a mil on a car aren’t going to buy a Toyota, or Paul Walkers old school skyline. The only 2000 GT’s going in that price range has’nt even generated one “serious” potential buyer. Just fans who think it’s cool to see a Toyota in that price range. Just saying. However I do think that more realistically they can fetch anywhere from $150,000 to maybe 2. And that would be really using the envelope. The yellow one that recently sold in Florida for $175,000 had just under 40k original and certified miles. And an impeccably clean straight body.

  22. Yoda said:

    I drove an ’80 Corolla to the junkyard in the mid-90s. It was a terminally rusty Vermont car that had to be parked on hills because of a bad starter, but that 4A-C is probably still running somebody’s milking machine 20 years later.

  23. Gavin said:

    I regret selling my first 240z, my first car. It was a 73 model with rust under the battery and we were worried about how safe the car would be in an accident. I stripped it down to restore it but ended up selling it to buy another ‘better’ 240z. I still regret selling it as it was so damn original and of course my first car and many fond memories of it.

    I am still in contact with the owner and he has plans to restore it with his son when his son grows up (he has already done another 240z). So it’s with a good home, but I’ve told him if he thinks of selling to let me know. I’d love to finish what I started someday.

  24. Dennis said:

    I didn’t buy the factory manual x60 Cresida from a little old lady I delivered to for $1k. It was even the later model with independent rear suspension.

  25. blue72 said:

    I purchased a complete dash, door panels, and uncracked center console for my 240Z from an older gentleman who was getting out of the market. While looking through his sheds for the Z bits I wanted, he showed me a complete Crown Turbo kit and passingly mentioned that he’d let me have it for $200 if I wanted. Why did I not buy the single SU turbo setup? Why?

  26. Tom Westmacott said:

    In 2003, I was lucky enough to get paid to live in Japan and teach English. Soon I found myself stepping into a real-life Gran Turismo, starting out in my very own “career mode” with a modest pile of yen, searching through used-car dealerships for the best car I could afford.

    One dark and rainy night my eye was caught by the high wing of a Sunny GTi-R. This turned out to be beyond my price range, but alongside sat a lower and less noticeable car wearing a more manageable price tag. The trusting dealer was happy for me to take his 1991 Nissan Silvia Q’s out unaccompanied, and I was immediately entranced by the low seating position, the sound of the aftermarket intake on an open throttle, and the weighty, responsive feel of the controls. Most of all, the way it surged forwards instantly on a wave of torque was a new and bewitching sensation for someone who back home had only been insured to drive tiny-engined hatchbacks.

    I was sold on the car instantly, however Japanese paperwork cannot be hurried, and it was several weeks before a transporter rolled up outside my school. The garage had cleaned and waxed my Silvia, and this twelve-year-old car arrived looking a million dollars, black bodywork gleaming low over Longchamps alloys. The low stance looked great but I already knew the coilovers were shot, and I ended up with a set of low-mileage standard suspension expertly aligned and set up by a small local garage, whose other customers included a classic white Kenmeri Skyline with the obligatory wide arches.

    These guys clearly knew their way down a touge, and set the car up such that the steering weighted up in direct proportion to the lateral load of the front tyres, which gave me absolute confidence that I could push the car to ten-tenths and feel exactly when the grip started to ebb. So much so that after meeting up with the local hashiriya and taking a run together, they were poking around under the bonnet for a turbo that wasn’t there, the Q’s model packing the naturally aspirated SR20DE. The speed was all in the corners, with soft Bridgestone tyres keeping the Silvia on line and letting it run with the local R32s and 33s, at least downhill.

    Over the next eight months I had an absolute blast in the Silvia, sometimes running it up against the 180 km/h limiter, at other times edging cautiously through feet of powder snow that would be the envy of any skier, snow tyres keeping me just about going. Though it wasn’t so fast in a straight line, the intake howl was epic and it was quick enough for blasting past other traffic, and more importantly it handled in a very straightforward, natural, and fluent way.

    Most of all, in a land where I would struggle to introduce myself, the Silvia with its Momo wheel, Razo shift knob and Longchamps alloys spoke eloquently on my behalf, explaining to my new Japanese car-enthusiast friends everything I needed to say about myself.

    In July 2004 my time in Japan was nearing an end. I could have, should have, would have shipped my faithful Silvia back to the UK with me, instead of leaving it shaken-less at a dealership and walking away with a pitiful 5,000 yen (£25). At the time I always regretted not having the turbo K’s model, and I thought that I would simply return home, get a good job, and buy another faster and better car.

    The reality was back to gutless econoboxes for three years, when I could have been driving my sexy, howling Silvia instead. Worse, even when I did buy another turbo S13 I never managed to recapture the joy I felt driving the original; the turbo was too much torque, too soon for the limited traction, the hissing noises underbonnet never came close to the crisp howl of the humble 140hp original, and I spent much time and money chasing the handling feel that my original car had, without success. It just wasn’t the same.

    The moral of the story? Once cars grow up, they are no longer identical peas in a pod; their life experience, previous owners and mechanics combine together to give each nostalgic car an individual character and set of strengths and weaknesses, perceptibly different even from another example which rolled off the self-same production line. And therefore if you are lucky enough to come across a really good example of a car, one that you love, then for goodness sake cherish it – and don’t let it go.

  27. ACSK said:

    My biggest regret, is not buying a real, genuine KPGC10 GT-R for roughly $28K. I took that money, and more, and spent close to 3 years living abroad in Japan and Korea. I deeply regret not buying the car, but those years were the absolute best in my life, so I can’t exactly say I would go back change anything.

  28. Mike Moore said:

    I have so many cars that I should have bought, or should not have sold. At the time there is always a good reason. Rite now I can’t think of one good enough!
    Isn’t Hindsight a wonderful thing!
    But you just can’t park everything or pay the rego, as recently as 2 years ago I sold (almost gave away) my super neat ST165 GT4 with the dealer option OZ wheels.
    I could bang-on with tales of woe about Sprinter AE86’s 2tg powered Celia’s and Corollas, and passing up on a 1966 Sylvia coupe for $2000 bucks as little as 5 years ago, Turns out they are hand made…Who would have thought!
    But my best one was of course a 2000GT Toyota which was for sale at a local car show in Perth Australia back in the late 80’s for $11000. Although I tried everything I could neither my old man nor the Bank could see fit to lend that sort of money to a first year apprentice mechanic (Yes I am that old).
    I know that even if I had bought it I would have sold it long before now but it would have been nice to own or at least drive one once.

  29. moominsean said:

    Probably destroying my copper colored 1984 Toyota Tercel wagon back in the day. Bought it in 1988, got in an accident and still drove it until 1991 or 1992. Got $50 scrap for it. Also kind of bummed I passed up on a blue Crown that went for $800 on ebay, from Canada. Needed some work, but it ran.

  30. DailyDriven said:

    My buddy gave me his 76 dodge colt/Misubishi wagon. Mint, 100% all original, garage kept. The motor was starting to go. It needed rings and a few other bits. I was into mini-trucks and VWs at that point had was trying to finish building my 86 toyota.
    Anyways, I couldn’t take on another project even tho I wanted it as a surf wagon. I donated it to a charity.
    The year was 1998. Idiot.

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