Anyone ever owned a crappy POS car? I just got to thinking about the hunks of junk I've owned in the past, thought I'd share. Having owned 14 cars in my lifetime, I've had a few winners. Ahhh, back in the day, the good old 80's . . .
**70-something Mustang Cobra II, can't remember the exact year. In baby blue. My first car, never ran. It was to be a project car, never got it started. Instead, we just drank beers in it and keep warm in the winter. The rear left floorboard was rusted through, so you could literally do a Fred Flinstone in that car. I ended up selling it to this coke addict down the street (they called him Mikey Nose, go figure). About 6mos later the cops called me and told me to pick up the car at the impound . . turns out Mikey got it running, never transferred the paperwork, and used it as a getaway car during a robbery.
**'78 Chevy Chevette. Not too bad, but no balls as you would expect. I wasn't savvy about cars at the time, and couldn't figure out why it kept stalling out at idle. So I just kept my foot on the gas at all times, even at red lights. My first attempt at car stereos- a big cardboard box in the hatch with 6x9's in it
**'76 Buick Regal. Bought it for 600 bucks. Driving out of work one day, the ball joints on both sides decided to pop, dropping the front end down. It was red, well mostly, except for the black front left fender and a yellow hood. Mods I did: staggered z28 wheels, Gabriel HiJackers, Moroso air filter, Accel ignition, and it had no exhaust . . people didn't know whether to laugh or run. But it had a 350 that just wouldn't die. In the end, I traded it for a 80pc socket set.
**'81 Olds Toronado. The paint was orange peeled all over, the rear was sagging, and the rotors up front were paper thin and scraping. Drove it like that for 3mos. But what it had: Nakamichi/Rockford Fosgate/Soundstream system, and a keg tap going from the trunk to the back seat. Those were crazy drinking days. It was finally junked after my friend dumped a ton of starter fluid down the carb and the engine bay caught fire.
Anyone else got stories?