Did a tough thing today

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Did a tough thing today

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Post by goglio704 » 12 years ago

I sold a car that meant a lot to me today. I sold my 77 Buick. It hadn't been driven or licensed in 4 or 5 years. Saturday morning I listed it cheap on Craig's list and sold it this afternoon. It was hard to part with it. I dated my wife in that car, and drove it daily for many years. The new owners are enthusiastic about fixing it up. I hope they follow through on it. I just don't have a place (or the time) to attempt a full restoration, and I also don't have a place to get it out of the weather. Couldn't bring myself to scrap it, but I sold it for a scrap price. To top it off, the buyer didn't have a good way to get it home since it wasn't running, and I ended up putting some time into it today so they could drive it home. After about an hour of work, I got it running well enough that they could drive it home. It was worth the time, I took it for a last cruise around the neighborhood myself. At least it didn't leave on a wrecker headed for the shredder...
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Post by asavage » 12 years ago

I can empathize. I've had several cars I've sold wind up badly. I actually saw my first car ('58 Simca Aronde Elysee) on the junk truck to the crusher, two owners after I sold it. And what some folks did with cars I'd lovingly invested hours into . . . well, it's sad. That's why I love the happy ending of watching a car off into the sunset -- and, if you're lucky, never seeing it again.

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Post by kassim503 » 12 years ago

ouch, that hurts, seeing your own car head to the crusher after you sold it. Thats why I hate selling cars, especially ones that have some age to it, its too prone to heading to the shredder.
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Post by philip » 12 years ago

Better than a "lovingly invested" old car ... just call it a "mutual divorce."

or ...

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Post by Highway Man » 3 years ago

I had a Buick Straight Eight Sixty Years ago, Coppers would stop me just so they could climb all over Her, where ever we went, Girl Friend told me to
get rid of it, as she was sick of it being a Centre point at anytime we went out,

Anyway, I got Lucky, and the New Girlfriend loved older Cars, and we enjoyed the mixed company for some years!

Gotta love them!

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Post by plenzen » 3 years ago

Old girls and old cars ?
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Post by Nissan_Ranger » 3 years ago

We're ALL getting old (er) Pauly! :mrgreen:
The old 'six gun' was as popular as the cell phone in its time and just as annoying when it went off in the Theater.

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Post by plenzen » 3 years ago

Indeed, although my wife accuses me of being 13 sometimes.
Don't care what she says.
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