Have You Ever Sold A Car And Then Regretted It?
Photography by David Marvier for Petrolicious
Has anyone thought that selling their car was a good idea, only to really regret it straight or soon after to the point where you’ve tried getting the car back or went and bought the exact same model of car? Oftentimes, a while before you earned your car-guy stripes, there’s a very good chance that many of you had interesting, or even great cars that you had to get rid of for whatever reason.
That fateful decision may have left many of you permanently scarred with sadness, shame or regret. A select few hold on to a car forever – that’s how a collection or perhaps a virtual junkyard full of cars begins sometimes, but that is exceedingly rare. For the rest of us, there came a time when we said “good-bye” to our automotive steed, and moved on to something else…only to miss it later.
I have had a couple of cars that I spent countless hours fussing over. Polishing them, installing a new suspension, searching out rare upgrade parts on the internet, and obsessing over them until they were “just right.” Then in the blink of an eye, sold them. Only later did I wistfully remember and appreciate them. Why did I just sell that fully sorted out (and paid off) car? It drove so well, I had some many good memories in it, and all that time and energy lavished on it? Was it restlessness? Or just some type of hubris?
You only appreciate something after you lose it. Anyone have any interesting stories about the car that got away?