Dynaflash8

Is hobby interest in pre-WWII cars Dying?

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 I hope your surgery goes well and you look back on this thread not as a criticism but as a possible learning experience. I've been following not because your car is my ideal car or because I'm ready to sell any of my cars, but the time is getting closer to selling even though I still get tempted to buy another.  I'm following for my own sake and wish you well in the upcoming surgery and the sale of one of your cherished cars.

 

Carl

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My Grandfather used to say "I heard its a piss poor man who won't go half way. I'll split the difference with you."

 

I was pretty young, but recognized it as a great way to boost you own self esteem and put the other guy in an awkward position.

 

Ahhhh, my formative years.

Bernie

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Okay, all of you got what you wanted.  I told the dealer I want the car back at 1 PM on next Tuesday, May 28.  I have to go up there to see it before I have AAA pick it or decide to drive it the 55 miles home.  It's been sitting for 5 months, but it has often sat that long in my garage, except the new battery might be dead by now.  He thinks I'm too old and sick to drive it home myself...ha.  But, I might take the easy way out.  I have AAA for 125 miles.  I hope I made everybody happy.  I dont' know if I'm happy or not.  He said he'd reduced the price to $41,500 and cut his commission, and I don't disbelieve him.  Actually, I like the guy personally.  But, according to one of you who should know, you can't just keep cutting the price.  After my heart surgery, maybe I'll put it up for sale in Hemmings, BCA and other places or maybe I'll wait until I'm 82 when I plan to sell the truck and trailer (June, 2020).  Hear this.  My wife is a tough cookie.  If anything happens to me I'll bet she'll be harder to deal with than me. 😀  Oh yeah, I'll take all the advice and remove the Trippe Lights and put them in my trophy case.

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Earl, all I want is to see you maximize your price.  From what you posted, it seems pretty reasonable.  Good luck getting the car and with the next steps.

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3 hours ago, Dynaflash8 said:

 I told the dealer I want the car back at 1 PM on next Tuesday, May 28. ...

 He said he'd reduced the price to $41,500 and cut his commission... 

 

Earl, I trust all will be well with you.

You and your wife could always put the car on sale now,

for very close to your bottom-line price, and she could

do much of the dealing.  Your dealer may be willing to take

$41,500, but he still has the 1939 Buick listed at $52,500

on his own website:

 

http://www.mjcclassiccars.com/1939-buick-special-phaeton/

 

And he still has it listed at $62,500 on the Hemmings website:

 

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/special/2221273.html

 

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A happy point to ponder:

One of our local AACA region members had a big sale

and dispersed most of his car collection.  However,

he lived well beyond that, to 100, and he and his wife

even celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary.

 

He regretted selling off his cars too soon!

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8 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Earl, I trust all will be well with you.

You and your wife could always put the car on sale now,

for very close to your bottom-line price, and she could

do much of the dealing.  Your dealer may be willing to take

$41,500, but he still has the 1939 Buick listed at $52,500

on his own website:

 

http://www.mjcclassiccars.com/1939-buick-special-phaeton/

 

And he still has it listed at $62,500 on the Hemmings website:

 

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/special/2221273.html

 

I'll do any dealing as long as I'm living.  The price will be at the $37,500 when it goes on sale.  Meanwhile, if I really get it back Tuesday it can rest safely in my garage until I'm able and ready to do that.

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