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#25061 of 32442 Re: Maybe I should go with something a bit more restrained [roadburner]
May 01, 2012 (12:36 pm)
Very cool, subtle too, and you aren't butchering a rare car.
Mid 50s Lincolns, which were road raced a bit, are sometimes made into period racers too:
#25062 of 32442 Re: Maybe I should go with something a bit more restrained [jayrider]
May 01, 2012 (12:39 pm)
I would have been curious to see how the guy was dressed...
#25063 of 32442 Re: Maybe I should go with something a bit more restrained [fintail]
May 01, 2012 (1:02 pm)
Driving in in the 1960s in South America pretty much was like rallying, dirt roads and all.
#25064 of 32442 Re: Maybe I should go with something a bit more restrained [fintail]
May 01, 2012 (1:27 pm)
My guess on clothes -- sleeveless t, jeans, gold chains, haircut from "Grease" and pointed black shoes. Maywood drew a lot from Melrose Park --- Chicago's version of Jersey Shore.
May 02, 2012 (2:27 pm)
am about to have a temptation to overcome. As many know, we recently did a lot of house upgrades. Which were financed on a HELOC. now that we are done, we refinanced to roll that into a 1st mortgage (3.25% for 10 years was hard to turn down). Just had closing, and because it is with the same bank, the line stays open. So, they are cutting us a check for the refi cash out.
the temptation is, we are responsible for paying down the line, so until we do, there will be extra money in the checking account. Mentioned to the wife that we could wander by the BMW dealer instead, but not seriously.
May 02, 2012 (2:34 pm)
still looking at options for the wife, but having discussions about my needs at year end. We did agree that if my current situation (mostly work from home, with occasional 3 mile commutes) stays the same, I really don't need anything new. But, depending on cash on hand and other competing demands for it, she might have to put off getting something new (doesn't seem too bent out of shape though).
I need to start shopping soon, because this really could take me 6 months to A) figure out what I want, and B) find it. Maybe longer, because I usually deciding on something that doesn't actually exist, but only if I can get it at my price!
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May 02, 2012 (3:46 pm)
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#25068 of 32442 Re: future plans [stickguy]
May 02, 2012 (8:13 pm)
Enjoy the journey. I think I enjoy car shopping more than actually buying/owning! I'm obsessing over the possibility of a winter beater, scouring cars.com and the grocery store flyers! Saturns and Subarus and Infinitis, oh my!
Of course, I did also swing by the BMW and MB dealers over the weekend, with Audi on deck...
May 03, 2012 (10:57 am)
...is telling me HELL no, but what do y'all think of this 2008 Lucerne CSX? It has the V-8, leather, sunroof, 70K miles, $14,991.
It must be car buying season, because I am feeling a tug...