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#24854 of 32321 Re: strange alure [kyfdx]
Apr 14, 2012 (7:26 am)
"...the IROC would feel like it's falling apart..."
I agree with that. When I acquired the 84 Vette the ride was so brutal that I had my mechanic check it to make sure everything was OK. Amazing how they have improved suspensions since the 1980s
#24855 of 32321 Re: strange alure [oldfarmer50]
Apr 14, 2012 (7:27 am)
not my cup of tea (the Riv), but if you want one, probably the best you will find.
How much can you get for the Corvette? Heck, sell the Mitsu too, and make the riv your DD.
#24856 of 32321 Re: sold! [graphicguy]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 14, 2012 (8:54 am)
It's not over yet. My father in law choked on dinner in the nursing wing of the hospital last night and wound up getting Heimliched on the floor and gurneyed over to the ER. The unsigned title and bill of sale was at his bedside when all this went down and my wife's mom had visions of brain damage. He came around fast though.
It sounds like he's on the upswing this morning so the paperwork should get signed (along with the power of attorney they've been sitting on for a couple of weeks).
The little pickup escapade is turning into an epic. I'm waiting for the check to bounce now, or one of his kids to show up with a letter gifting the truck to him.
It should have been sold two years ago when he (voluntarily) quit driving but it's hard to let go of good rigs. Present company excluded of course.
#24857 of 32321 Re: strange alure [stickguy]
Apr 14, 2012 (9:20 am)
"...how much can you get for the Corvette?..."
Boy, that's a good question. My son bought it for $5000 but I think he way overpaid considering milage and condition. I gave him $4000 for it because I had put a grand in repairs into it. Asking prices for that year range from $2500 for absolute junks to $12k for a real nice low milage one but I doubt that I could get back what I have into it. I like the removable top so I'll probably drive it during the nice weather for two more years and then try to sell it when it hits 30 years old. Maybe being a real antique by then will bump the price.
I've considered selling the Eclipse for something a little more hard edge like a Mustang but it's been so darn trouble free that I'd hesitate giving it up for another 20+ year old vehicle. I need something reliable so that when my wife clobbers me for buying all these cars I can drive myself to the hospital without calling AAA for service first.
IDK, I guess I'm like everyone else on this board, running in so many different directions I'm spinning.
Apr 14, 2012 (9:21 am)
Wow, what an ordeal.
I know that were I in a similar position, I would figure out a way to get that title "signed" one way or another if you get my drift. It's not like anyone checks things....wait...I didn't say that?
So, it was a check and not cash?....hang in there!
#24859 of 32321 Re: strange alure [oldfarmer50]
Apr 14, 2012 (9:23 am)
I'm not sure where that myth came from but I've heard it before.
A car hits 30 years of age in it becomes an "antique" and it's value suddenly jumps?
Ah...don't think so!
#24860 of 32321 Re: sold! [isellhondas]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 14, 2012 (9:26 am)
lol, that thought did cross my mind.
I'm really not worried about the check (unless the buyer dies before it clears I guess). It was like old home week when he showed up and they all know each other, every sibling, every cousin and uncle. I'm sure it's good because if it bounced the peer pressure would be intolerable and the guy would never hear the end of it.
Apr 14, 2012 (9:35 am)
Sorry to hear about your FIL. Hope everything turns out OK.
Regarding Isell's suggestion I once went to register a car for my son and found he had forgotten to sign the paperwork. The clerk told me to go out to the parking lot and have him "sign" it. Like a dope I said "I can't do that, he's at work". She gave me a look as if to say "are you really THAT stupid? And repeated her statement. I came back with my son's signature a few minutes later
#24862 of 32321 Re: strange alure [isellhondas]
Apr 14, 2012 (9:33 am)
"...don't think so..."
As long as one other person believes the myth, I'll be happy.
#24863 of 32321 Re: sold! [oldfarmer50]
Apr 14, 2012 (10:33 am)
good point. Every title I have signed no one ever checked or had proof, and I know that the ones I got could have been signed by anyone. I guess as long as the vin check is clean (I assume they do something to check if stolen?) and non one surfaces to complain, no one cares.