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The "DISEASE" strikes again.....


Joe Cocuzza

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I went and did it again.

I FINALLY started to realize that maybe I should "thin the herd" - and I was actually doing it.

I sold a couple of old cars and my motorcycle and I was trying to convince myself that I felt good about it.

I was actually starting to believe that - BUT THEN IT HAPPENED - AGAIN!!!!!

I was innocently browsing Facebook Marketplace (mistake #1) and for some reason I opened an ad for an antique car which I had ZERO interest in - NONE

But as I was scrolling through the pictures in the ad (mistake #2) I noticed a car in the background of 2 of the pictures.

Of course, I HAD to message the person running the ad asking if he'd be interested in selling the car in the background (mistake #3)

I got a reply in a few minutes saying "Yes, he'd sell it, and when would I like to come see it.

I immediately replied that the next morning would be a good time to go look at the car (mistake #4)

The next morning I go look at the car (mistake #5) and now as they say - "The rest is history"DSCF6143.JPG.662111fbdec844499bcc0ab7f54ebc43.JPGDSCF6140.JPG.44107912bf6d015fb0f95aa4c59ad0e9.JPGDSCF6139.JPG.6c98f44f9dae08be6f479346dc368c84.JPG

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Sounds like you may have found a value gem by being at the right place and time.

I'm betting the hubcaps and trim were included with the deal.

 

That era of post war design for woodies is one of the sweetest spots in American automotive history. 

A true cruiser with class and styling... and plenty of it.

Very nice!

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Meant to be. 

 

The Universe knew you had some spare space, and nature abhors a vacuum.

 

"What does the saying "nature abhors a vacuum" mean?
 
 
Aristotle coined the phrase “nature abhors a vacuum.” 
 
The phrase expresses the idea that unfilled spaces go against the laws of nature and physics and that every space needs to be filled with something.
 
Aristotle based his conclusion on the observation that nature requires every space to be filled with something, even if that something is colorless, odorless air.
 
Or even if it is a stray Chrysler Woodie wagon.
 
(From that  internet. Justification for everything. )
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2 hours ago, kgreen said:

You’re the only person I’ve ever heard of to suffer from this malady.  Does your wife know of a cure?  Wives are smart like that. 

Actually, she's the one that encouraged me to "pull the trigger" on it so she doesn't have the "cure"

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2 hours ago, 30DodgePanel said:

Sounds like you may have found a value gem by being at the right place and time.

I'm betting the hubcaps and trim were included with the deal.

 

That era of post war design for woodies is one of the sweetest spots in American automotive history. 

A true cruiser with class and styling... and plenty of it.

Very nice!

Yep!

Hubcaps and trim are in the car

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1 hour ago, Rod P said:

Aristotle based his conclusion on the observation that nature requires every space to be filled with something, even if that something is colorless, odorless air.

As long as its NOT Carbon Monoxide, with is both colorless and odorless.   

 

Craig

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7 hours ago, classiclines said:

Congratulations - looks like a lot of fun!

7 hours ago, 31 LaSalle said:

Good Decision

5 hours ago, wayne sheldon said:

Aw, what the hay, ENJOY it!

Joe, all your forum friends have caught your

enthusiasm of having a new old car.  "Disease"

is opposite of "ease," so it's not a disease.

As others have said above, it's enjoyment, good,

and fun!  May you have perfect ease with the car.

 

Think how satisfied the wood craftsmen would be

that people today are still appreciating, restoring,

and preserving all their work of decades ago.

 

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28 minutes ago, 55chevy said:

It's hard to resist a woodie! Looks nice!

 

I need to get rid of 10 or 20 cars, is there a auto addiction support group I can join?

THERE IS NO CURE !!!!!!!

Maybe we should start one and call it AAAA - Antique Automobile Addiction Anonymous:D

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