I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Re: Old ladies with garaged muscle cars.
Back in 84 or 85 I had a friend whos mom had (I think) a 69 Camaro. They bought it brand new. She was a stay at home mom and only used it to run errands here and there. All family trips and after work hour trips were in the dads (family) car (he got a new one about every 3 years or so). Her Camaro was bone stock. The car was a convertable, blue with a white top, and white interior. It had the bold race stripes (white) down the hood and trunk. It was imaculate under the hood, body/paint and interior (garage kept,and I could count on my finger the amount of times I saw her drive it). It even had the stock hub caps on it. I think the total mileage was like 15000 miles at most. I wanted to buy it because I knew it would be valuable someday...and I also knew it was a rare find even back then. I had no use for a car, and already had the 4x4 I wanted. Plus, I was 17 or so and didn't have a lot of cash to spare. Ready for the gut wrenching, sickening part? They sold it to a guy and his 16 year old son (going to be the kids 1st car) for a grand total of 1100 bucks. They were asking 1800, but came down. As I watched them drive away in it I knew I had let an awsome deal get by me, but really had no choice short of begging my parents for the cash....just to have it sit around in our driveway until I was old enough to have my own place and put it in a garage. In a nut shell....it was a great deal, at the wrong time of my life...LOL. I think I'll find a corner and weep softly now....LOL.