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Some questions a guy just should NOT be asked.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:37 am
by Foxtrot X-Ray
A guy my dad know is interested in buying my dad's '66 Charger (The car they brought me home from the hospital in as a baby) and My '73 JAVELIN.

The offer on the Javelin will be around $5,000 to $7,000 (She's been sitting for a long time and isn't in her prime)

Difficult decision..
On one hand the machine is my Pride & Joy with a LOT of sentimental value.

On the other hand, I could certainly use the money and I have to honestly ask myself the question "Do I want my pride & joy to be a http://carsinbarns.com/ car?"
Do I want to Sentimentally Value the car to Death?

Maybe I'll get lucky someday & be able to afford to put the money into it and be able to license & fuel the car.. But I have to be honest & admit that that's unlikely.

Please.. No Advice..
I'm just sorta thinking it through by "Saying it aloud" to People

Re: Some questions a guy just should NOT be asked.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:45 am
by Big Bopper Bart
I regret destroying my 73 Javelin Fox,I would trade my 74 Gremlin drag car in a heartbeat for a decent condition 71-74 Javelin or Javelin AMX. my advise,just put her in the garage for now and slowly build up the fundage for it

Re: Some questions a guy just should NOT be asked.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:17 pm
by the armourer
My Valiant has that same sort of sentimental value to me. It's not particularly collectible but we have been through a lot together. I've sold off other cars that would have made more sense hanging on to, but they didn't have the same attachment. My "ex" couldn't understand my devotion to "just a car"(one of the reasons the bitch is now gone). There's a bond between men and machines that most non-gearheads can't understand. So many times I've thought about selling but then I go out and look at her and just sit behind the wheel and I'm instantly reminded of the feelings I felt when I first saw her. I'm reminded of simpler times. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Some call it foolish romanticism, but she's part of my soul and one day I'll pass her on to my children. And it's not just a car. I have a 1911 pistol that my grandpa carried to France and back in 1918. He passed when I was quite young and I've lost every keepsake from him except the pistol. Sure, it has considerable collectors value and could go a long way towards paying some bills, but it could never be replaced. It's not going anywhere either.

Re: Some questions a guy just should NOT be asked.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:16 am
by Redd4
No advice, Foxtrot, just some thoughts; if it doesn't cost you much to keep it and it hurts too much to get rid of it, keep it. If it hurts to get rid of it, but costs too much to keep it, get rid of it.
My first car was a '66 Mustang, I bought it in 1984, and brought our daughter home from the hospital in it. But it was time, so after 21 years I sold it for 500 bucks (it wasn't exactly cherry) and never looked back. My reasoning was, if I ever have the money to do what I want to do with the Mustang, I would probably be able to afford to buy another Mustang to do it with. But I'm not a gearhead, so maybe that factors into my emotions.
Now, if you want to talk about my MAD magazine or porn collection, that's something different.

Re: Some questions a guy just should NOT be asked.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:50 pm
by Foxtrot X-Ray
Thanks for the Not-Advice, but it looks like it might be a non-issue, anyway.. Haven't heard a thing about it.

A very important thing to consider on this deal if the guy does call... a few extra grand towards my boy's education won't be a bad thing.