Sometimes it pays to be nosey....... - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2005, 08:16 PM
Hippie's Avatar
Analog man in a digital world.
 

Last journal entry: HEI comparison.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,255
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Sometimes it pays to be nosey.......

I was discussing my current interest in an '81 Z/28 with an acquaintance and he asked me if I had seen a certian silver '79 Z/28 around and I said I had. He asked if I knew they story on it, I did not. Seems it had been a one owner and has been parked in his garage for the last 20 years. He had a guy there removing a tree and the guy stuck his head in the garage and saw the Z and asked if it was for sale. The owner said as a matter of fact he had decided to sell it but he had to have $2,000. That's right.........TWO thousand......... So the guy snags it then turns around and sells it a week later to the original owners neighbor across the street! Not for $2,000 either. I have been driving past this garage for the past 20 years never having a clue what was in it. It is an arrow straight, rust free 50,000 mile 1979 Z/28. It has a couple minor paint blemishes but otherwise looks like somebody's 2 year old trade in. 20 YEARS I DROVE PAST THIS CAR AND NEVER KNEW IT WAS THERE. 20 YEARS!!!!!!!!! DOH!!!!!!!!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2005, 08:21 PM
CrashFarmer2's Avatar
Dried up in the Drought! :(
 
Last wiki edit: Pre-1980 VIN decoding
Last journal entry: 1978 Chevy pickup battery tray repair
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Iowa
Age: 57
Posts: 528
Wiki Edits: 409

Thanks: 25
Thanked 42 Times in 37 Posts
It is just too bad that those x-ray vision glasses I used to see advertised in magazines did not work. I would be driving around spotting old cars in buildings all the time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2005, 05:08 AM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,858
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 247 Times in 201 Posts
And, you wouldn't have to peep in windows anymore either.......................

Kidding....couldn't resist.
__________________
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2005, 12:48 PM
Tazz
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: amherst,ohio
Age: 66
Posts: 2,049
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I heard of one...

Did you ever hear of the guy who bought the 63 Vett for $200??? Put air in the tires to roll it out of the garage....dropped the gas tank when he got it home...and had it flushed...rebuilt the carb and replaced the fuel line and drove it....


Tazz
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2005, 03:17 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,858
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 247 Times in 201 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tm454
Did you ever hear of the guy who bought the 63 Vett for $200??? Put air in the tires to roll it out of the garage....dropped the gas tank when he got it home...and had it flushed...rebuilt the carb and replaced the fuel line and drove it....
Was it because there had been a dead body in it for a couple of months?

Who hasn't heard that "Urban Legend" a hundred times?
__________________
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2005, 03:54 PM
steve t's Avatar
ex biker, now hotrodder
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NC
Age: 64
Posts: 863
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
around here they are always in some old lady barn, and she only drove it to church
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2005, 05:27 PM
Hippie's Avatar
Analog man in a digital world.
 

Last journal entry: HEI comparison.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,255
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Hey, you don't believe me? Fine, I can live with that. You guys aren't the ones I have to answer to on Judgement Day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2005, 05:55 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,858
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 247 Times in 201 Posts
Yeah, we believe you.....it just evolved into the same old stories that people hear all the time. I am always dreaming of that great find, and have barely missed a few too. It feels like shooting yourself in the foot.................I would imagine.
__________________
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2005, 06:48 PM
Hippie's Avatar
Analog man in a digital world.
 

Last journal entry: HEI comparison.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,255
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by poncho62
Yeah, we believe you.....it just evolved into the same old stories that people hear all the time. I am always dreaming of that great find, and have barely missed a few too. It feels like shooting yourself in the foot.................I would imagine.
I know I do have a lot of car stories and have posted about some very rare cars I know of in my immediate area and sometimes I wonder if I come across as one of those guys that's been everywhere and done everything and always has "one better", the old one upmanship. I hope not because I can't stand those guys, my boss has told me time and time again that our customers and suppliers respect and trust me and that's very important to me. I hold my credibility very dear and I consider a man's word as something sacred. Nothing bothers me more than to think someone doesn't trust me or believe me.

Probably just as well I missed out on this one because the '81 is just what I have been looking for and I would have been kicking myself, although I could have made a nice profit on the '79 which would really come in handy toward buying the '81............. oh well, water under the bridge.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UncleSam pays for Healthcare for Illegals ChevelleSS_LS6 Hotrodders' Lounge 13 05-19-2005 03:08 PM
Chevy guy curious about 351-C 2 Bbl. Hippie Engine 23 11-24-2004 04:19 PM
Another part stores rant killerformula Hotrodders' Lounge 36 09-20-2004 02:33 PM
my hard work pays off axle bastard Hotrodders' Lounge 9 02-25-2003 10:47 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.