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Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
12/17/18 10:24 a.m.

An offer i made languished away.  On a very cold Cleveland evening - the very evening our own Mazdeuce left for tejas giving love a chance with his newfound Miata - I went to look at something.  Something that I never thought I would ever have the chance to get my hands on.  Something made of unobtanium unless you have a 5 figure bank account or are willing to spend half that on one you can see through.  Something so rare they only made 1.5 million of them in this particular year.  

So, freezing, I made my offer and walked away.  Days passed and I got less optimistic.  No “nope.”  No “here’s our counter offer.”  Nothing.  I figured he was pissed at me or was shopping my offer around.  Weeks passed, I threw the money I had set aside for it at my credit card bill because I had given up hope.  I even just forgot completely about it in a vain attempt to not have another “the time this one got away” story for my grandkids when I’m an old gearhead teaching another generation how we used to put oils in our cars that were made from decomposed dinosaurs.  

Out of the blue yesterday I got a text.  Brittany, a very good friend, was facilitating the sale because the car belongs to her father, who’s moved to assisted living.  Because of the last comment, it was the first opportunity she had to get him to the house to evaluate my position on the car and get him to make a decision.  A counter offer was received, and with the help of svrex buying an engine and transmission from me for his el camino, the rest of the funding was secured.  

So I did a thing, and I shall leave you in limbo until Wednesday evening when i go to start picking up the extras.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  

 

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
12/17/18 10:28 a.m.
Patrick said:

  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  

 

And how many words in no picture worth? Waiting to see what you purchased.  wink

 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
12/17/18 10:30 a.m.

I considered waiting around to see what the answer was when I was there. Probably good that I haven't been camping out on your couch for the last six weeks. Very glad about the answer though. I'm excited for you. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Reader
12/17/18 10:33 a.m.

Congrats on the Mustang.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
12/17/18 10:35 a.m.
AWSX1686
AWSX1686 SuperDork
12/17/18 10:49 a.m.

I have joined in the suspense. 

rob_lewis
rob_lewis UltraDork
12/17/18 10:51 a.m.
John Welsh said:

Is it this Triumph TR3 on my Craig's? 

https://sandusky.craigslist.org/cto/d/1961-tr3-restore/6768650954.html


He said: "....so rare they only made 1.5 million of them in this particular year"

I don't think there were 1.5 million TR3's made in total.

-Rob

2002maniac
2002maniac Dork
12/17/18 10:51 a.m.

Ford Model A?

Dave
Dave Reader
12/17/18 10:54 a.m.

Chevrolet Aveo with factory pinstriping?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/17/18 10:55 a.m.

I know the answer....

dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
12/17/18 11:03 a.m.

1.5 million a year puts it in rarified territory. Not even the Beetle had numbers like that. My guess:

Although maybe not that body style...

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
12/17/18 11:05 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

As do I ... and it's not a Miata 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/17/18 11:10 a.m.

Pinto?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/17/18 11:16 a.m.

I think it needs a jag v12 with itbs and megasquirt running it.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke SuperDork
12/17/18 11:17 a.m.

I think I know the answer too.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
12/17/18 11:29 a.m.
Patrick said:

An offer i made languished away.  On a very cold Cleveland evening - the very evening our own Mazdeuce left for tejas giving love a chance with his newfound Miata - I went to look at something.  Something that I never thought I would ever have the chance to get my hands on.  Something made of unobtanium unless you have a 5 figure bank account or are willing to spend half that on one you can see through.  Something so rare they only made 1.5 million of them in this particular year.  

So, freezing, I made my offer and walked away.  Days passed and I got less optimistic.  No “nope.”  No “here’s our counter offer.”  Nothing.  I figured he was pissed at me or was shopping my offer around.  Weeks passed, I threw the money I had set aside for it at my credit card bill because I had given up hope.  I even just forgot completely about it in a vain attempt to not have another “the time this one got away” story for my grandkids when I’m an old gearhead teaching another generation how we used to put oils in our cars that were made from decomposed dinosaurs.  

Out of the blue yesterday I got a text.  Brittany, a very good friend, was facilitating the sale because the car belongs to her father, who’s moved to assisted living.  Because of the last comment, it was the first opportunity she had to get him to the house to evaluate my position on the car and get him to make a decision.  A counter offer was received, and with the help of svrex buying an engine and transmission from me for his el camino, the rest of the funding was secured.  

So I did a thing, and I shall leave you in limbo until Wednesday evening when i go to start picking up the extras.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  

 

So does that mean we should expect 675 more words from you before we can effect an exchange for a photo?*

 



*Depending on how you count "El Camino"

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
12/17/18 12:16 p.m.

I took 1.5 million to be a figurative number not a literal number. 

Being iconic and knowing Pat I will then guess a Gen1 Camaro or '55-57 Chevy 2 door. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/17/18 12:18 p.m.

Toyota Camry.

OldGray320i
OldGray320i Dork
12/17/18 12:30 p.m.

So not cool... but I guess it's like that present under the tree,  so...

Cooter
Cooter Dork
12/17/18 12:37 p.m.
John Welsh said:

...a figurative number not a literal number. 

 

While that may be the case, I'm holding out for my words.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/17/18 12:50 p.m.

It's a Honda Cub. They made over 50 million of them.

 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
12/17/18 3:01 p.m.
Cooter said:
John Welsh said:

...a figurative number not a literal number. 

 

While that may be the case, I'm holding out for my words.

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how many more you want?

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
12/17/18 3:42 p.m.

Corolla?

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon Reader
12/17/18 3:44 p.m.

Small block chevrolet?

Cooter
Cooter Dork
12/17/18 4:30 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

You now have a surplus of 55 words, that you may forward towards your next photo tease.

 

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