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    Sold a 1956 Dodge Power Wagon in the late 1960s for $250. Last auction price for the truck was $320,000. Dunno if I regret selling it, since it was a tad rough, needed work.....

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    My 1962 MGA Mk. II.
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    My '71 numbers matching Norton. Had to sell her after 22 years because of personal stupidity. Ten years now and I still miss my CTFD machine.

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    Regret over selling things is troublesome. Some things would have cost more to keep than their rise in value or would simply be outstripped by normal inflation. Or if kept for other than financial value, would one still value it after having constant access to it? Or in an example I’ve mentioned before, my 1958 Fender Strat years later had reached a peak value of over $50,000 at one point. Had it not been stolen years earlier, at what point would I have cashed it out? Given my lifestyle then, probably when it reached about $500.

    I think a much more interesting mental exercise is a fantasy I have occasionally. In the mid ‘60s, my house was burgled several times. I lost not only the Strat and Bassman amp, but elaborate stereo gear, vinyl collections, artwork, furniture, tools, my dad’s bamboo fly rods and fly collection, etc. All was insured, but still lost. My fantasy is that I get a phone call and it is the Police Department saying they just discovered an abandoned warehouse with all my stuff. Come and get it. Wouldn’t that be a trip?

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    My wife would say that I cannot have any seller's regrets because I never get rid of anything.

    After our last move, I am beginning to believe that she may be right.
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    9mm Luger pistol.
    Didn't sell it, dropped it off the Burrard Bridge in Vancouver, B.C.
    Only owned it for about 11-12 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodbasil View Post
    9mm Luger pistol.
    Didn't sell it, dropped it off the Burrard Bridge in Vancouver, B.C.
    Only owned it for about 11-12 hours.
    Um, a Luger pistol, or simply a pistol chambered in 9mm Luger? Syntax man!

    And accidentally or intentionally?
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    1986 Mazda RX-7 GSL. Best car I ever owned.

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    My Fender solid rosewood Telecaster. A heavy beast, but pretty cool, and I honestly never knew Fender could do such nice woodworking.

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    ....and the RIC 430 which I bought cheap and rebuilt with a new body. I'm not much of a six string player, so they always seem to get the least amount of use and are the first to sell off if I'm downsizing.

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    I have a moderate list of motorcycles I probably shouldn't have sold but the main reason was they'd be worth more money today. I don't think they count. Perhaps the Z1 I bought new in 1975, but again, it's hard to separate economics from the equation. I enjoy my good stuff but when I'm done and if I don't think I have a use for it, I move it along. Reduces clutter.

    I miss the boat sometimes but I don't regret having sold it. I did miss it for a few months but that passed and I wouldn't want the responsibility anymore. It was a handful.
    I don't regret having or not having something if I've gotten my use from it but came to think it didn't fit anymore. I do sometimes miss the fine film cameras I no longer have because they were such nice machines but again, would I use them? Probably not.
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    I can't really think of anything I have regretted parting with. I get rid of things when they have been replaced or I no longer use them.

    The only possible thing on the list was my grandfather's Leica, but then I remember I got rid of it because it stopped working and no one would even attempt to repair it.
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    I miss the XR roadracer but the RR I loved. Most likely I'd kill myself on it now tho, so it's probably for the best.

    The Arnolt-Bristol would be nice to have, too.

    Just have to make do with this pile of wet douglas fir, I guess

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    An Ariel Square 4 1957 s/n NML 669, an alloy Trumpy TT500 1957 and my last of newer ilk, a first run 1977 Ducati Darmah SD900600 with the Ceriani forks. Bellisima! I have a 1944 HD BTSV with sidecar (3rd owner) as compensation.
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    Cars, bikes, guns, motorbikes, boats, musical instruments and the odd waterside property. These are the things we seem to have an attachment to.

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    My 1967 Epiphone Casino, cherry red, just like the photo. I paid $285 for it.... sold it right after High School graduation in 1969, in order to have money to take out my girlfriend at the time. I got only $110 for it.... if I still had it, it would be worth maybe $3,000.

    The girlfriend dumped me after we both went off to college.

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    If you do the math, is that any good of a return, from 1969 to now? Maybe the GF was good value, while she lasted. Which reminds me of a joke. Hey Bob, look at this new car I got for my wife, what do you think?









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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    My 1967 Epiphone Casino, cherry red, just like the photo. I paid $285 for it.... sold it right after High School graduation in 1969, in order to have money to take out my girlfriend at the time. I got only $110 for it.... if I still had it, it would be worth maybe $3,000.

    The girlfriend dumped me after we both went off to college.
    Am reminded of :

    Is Hell Exothermic or Endothermic?

    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term:


    "Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Support your answer with a proof."


    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time.
    So, we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving.
    I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave.
    Therefore, no souls are leaving.
    As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today.
    Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.
    Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go to Hell.
    With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.
    Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities.

    1) If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2) Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.


    So which is it ? If we accept the postulate given to me by Ms. Therese Banyan during my Freshman year that "It will be a cold night in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then (2) cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic.
    The student got the only A.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Not much regret in my life really, but if I was looking I'd say selling 23 years worth of Heavy Metal Magazine starting from issue #1.
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    This
    As I couldn't afford to run it on my pension.
    Made a fair profit, but probably worth three times as much now.

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    1970 XKE. Bought for $4,000 in 1972, sold for $3,750 a year later. Because I was stupid.


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    Hmmmm. 67 E type coupe. Had it for 9 really cool months, then sold it to get married. But, now I've had a really wonderful wife for 40 years and counting.

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    My 1978 Toyota FJ40 (same as pictured). Man, I don't know what I was thinking. I sold it and bought a Dodge Ramcharger, one of the biggest pieces of crappola ever.
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    My soul to the company store!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomRose View Post
    1986 Mazda RX-7 GSL. Best car I ever owned.
    I can comiserate... I owned a 1984 version of the same car.
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    My 1968 Les Paul Standard( Gold Top)
    My 1973 Super Beetle
    My 1995 Bronco--just saw a restored one exactly like mine yesterday.

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    My 1952 MG TD

    An 1890 double barrel outside hammer 28 gauge shot gun,Clarborough and Johnson

    My 1976 alloy tank XT500 Yam.
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    I repo'd one. It was skittish!
    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    I can comiserate... I owned a 1984 version of the same car.
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    the worst thing I ever sold off was a 1972 911E. This was in the 80s when it was just an old unloved used Porsche. the 72 was particularly hated due to the placement of the oil tank's filler (it had it's own fender flap at the rear instead of being inside the engine compartment) and nobody wanted an E.

    Now look at the prices of the long nose porsches...
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    Probably my MGTC, but the one in the family I regret they sold was mum's '34 P type MG with supercharger and boat tail. Mum's race car, single seater of course………….
    I used to call my MG a '5 day a year car' Perfet on about 5 days, otherwise mechanically and electrically recalcitrant, too dusty, smelt of oil, leaked through the floor boards, the wipers were mostly manual and the headlights mostly weren't, especially on a wet night. But still………….. those 5 perfect days…………….

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    ^ Try a LWB Landie S2 ute with the hydraulic? Lucas wipers in blizzards!
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    My 1966 Morgan 4/4. Someone ran a stop sign, and managed to remove most of the left side of the car. Had trouble getting new front fender because of changes in American auto standards.
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