The vehicle thread.

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by Juggernautz, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. lacuna

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    Yeah, it was painful to sell it but we had no choice. If we could have held out another 8 or 10 months the financial crisis resolved itself. We didn't make big bucks off the sale, but we did better than double our investment.
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    If only we could see the future we'd know which things to hold on to and which to sell. I had a bunch of original Star Wars toys back in the 70s, as did every kid I knew...some of that stuff is worth thousands today, but they were just toys back then.
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  3. lacuna

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    Meticulously researched provenance for that particular car.

    We acquired ours from a dealer in Denver in early 1973. Dick flew out to Denver with a friend who was a skilled Porsche mechanic and a box of his tools. They spent a few hours going over the car and he bought it when his friend said it was a good buy. Mechanically it was in good shape but needed upholstery work and a new paint job.

    They drove it straight through back to Delaware, laden with Coors - which was not obtainable in the East at that time - stopping only for tires in Kansas. The car had been sitting in a garage for some time and the tires were out of round. Many speed limits were broken on the trek home.

    Our money went into the car knowing it needed interior work and paint. We did what we could afford at the time, we were 25 and 26 with a new baby, but didn't have the money for the complete restoration the car deserved. It was serviceable but not pristine.

    We sold it 5 years and 3 children later to a friend of Trucker's brother in Los Angeles. I know the buyer completely restored the car but I don't know what happened to it after that.
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    My dad loved that car, that's why I had an idea of how valuable they were. We had a few sports cars when I was growing up, but nothing like that. The main one I remember was a Volvo P1800. Even mint those things are still affordable today.

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    The P1800 was my dream car when I was 18 or 19 years old!
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    Yeah I had all the toys, but trying to convince me to keep them in the packaging would've been a colossal waste of time.
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    Speaking of dream cars, always wanted one of these ('56 T-Bird)
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    Needs a big, bright green bow on top.
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    Its relative of course, but values on 50's T-birds are down right now if you are in a position to snag one.
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    i've had my audi tt for a while now. next car will be a 997 porsche 911 4s.

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    We called it the Thunderbus because at slow speed it was a handful, but once it got on cam at about 2,500 RPM it screamed(what a beautiful sound) and it held the road at high speed like a rat with sneakers.
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    Here are my toys...

    Honda S2000 and Porsche Cayman S
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