I’ll start with the '61 VW Camper that I “inherited” from a cousin of mine that drove it up to PA from FLA when I was in 9th grade. He couldn’t fix it and handed me the keys and title!! On and off the road over the years (6 volt generator never worked, always had it push started!!) Became a playhouse for my sister’s kids in my parents back yard when I was in college after my time in the USAF. College, moved to FL, etc. and Dad was tired of it being a planter in the back yard. I didn’t have a way to get it to FL, so I said just get rid of it. That was 1984. I cry thinking that it was probably scrapped. Had OGP, flip top lid, full width front seat that flipped for a headboard.
The next one was the little Fiat 124 Sport Coupe that I bought while working at Sewickley Sales and Service. Couldn’t afford one of their Alfa’s but they had this one on the back lot. Loved it. Had some issues and traded it in on a ‘73 Buick Regal on Dad’ advise. PA car with no AC. Took it to my base in Ala. and a month later a dud drives in with a '70 Mustang Grabber Special. Didn’t know it at the time that it was a Grabber, just that it had the C-stripe. Long story short, mid-restoration I sold it to finance a Cobra Kit car build (dreams of being a builder!!). Two years later, my wife finds the owner and buys it back, fully restored!!
Fast forward to 2008, up to my ears in a '69 428 Mach I SCJ Concourse restoration, and I needed cash. Car goes to CA to a guy that whined about the entire time with problems I never had. Ended up having a good friend buy it back from him. At least I still get to see and drive it now and then.
And Wayne, you know about the '67 Ghia 450 SS that I sent you information on. Still waiting to hear about that restoration from Peter Kumar! Would have loved to try that restoration, but nowhere near enough time and cash!!! Sold it for a nice profit.
About a month ago, I finally picked up an Alfa! '91 Spider. We’ll see how long she stays around!!