It's not that I wanted to, I was seduced! I lost my head!
I was taken in first by my shiny 1990 RED Coupe, a beautiful car, the man had died, and his brother was just trying to get rid of it, so I bought it for $700. Who could resist? All it needed was a windshield, a little brake work, and the heater&A/C repaired. Oh yeah, one headlight didn't work, and the windows were sticking, smoke poured off the manifold on startup, but that's just a valve cover gasket, right? When I got it home, I found a few more things wrong, Like the sub frame bushings being shot, the windows don't work, the interior is worn. 155K and little maintenance. The Clearcoat is peeling in several places. But I loved how it drove, how my little frame fit in it, and the ways guys eyes follow me down the road. One guy even tailed me home wanting to know all about it. That was my first week. This car may be for sale.
I started looking for a nicer Reatta, one with fewer problems. So back to Craigslist, Autotrader, and here in Denver, A shiny BLUE coupe with 46,000 miles, new tires, brakes, everything works. The widow is selling her husbands dream car. Asking $5000. Gorgeous. How could I resist? I have been driving and fixing this car for the past six months. In future posts I will detail my experiences with this beautiful car, nearly perfect in all respects. This car may be for sale.
Today I am going down to Denver to buy my third Reatta, a WHITE 1991 coupe with 36k and a clean Carfax. His grandfather gave him the car when the engine developed a terrible knock. I'm certain that a harmonic balancer will fix this problem. I am excited about this car even though the paint job is bad in several places. This car will be my daily driver.
To be continued