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Old 12-07-2018, 12:22 PM   #41
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that one is in TX
Ronn, I was referring to the barn find in Yarmouth, ME.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:32 PM   #42
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car is now listed on Mafca...............


so just a flip.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:14 PM   #43
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Got to his house about 10 the next morning,and the 54 Merc was gone and nobody would answer the door. Which was probably a good thing because it kept me from getting arrested. The SOB finally answered the phone and told me he had sold it to someone else early that morning.
Sounds like that clown was not trustworthy anyway. You're better off.

I drove to Virginia once to buy an antique Ford. The seller was super nice, honest to a 'T'. He even went over the car with me to point out various small flaws after I got out there.

Anyway he told me that the day after our phone conversation when I told him I'd take the car and was on my way out there from the Midwest, he got a call from somebody in New York that wanted the vehicle. The owner said 'sorry' I already sold it, and the guy from N.Y. said 'I'll give you $3500 over what he paid right now.' The owner said 'no' I don't treat people that way.

When I got to Virginia he told me this story, gave me the guy's phone number and said 'If you want to make a quick 3500 bucks, here you go.' I thanked him for his honesty but said no, I want the car and I'm not looking to sell it just to make money. They even insisted I stay for supper, a farm family about as nice of people as you'd meet!

12 years later and I still have the vehicle and still enjoying the heck out of it
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:13 PM   #44
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Sounds like that clown was not trustworthy anyway. You're better off.

I drove to Virginia once to buy an antique Ford. The seller was super nice, honest to a 'T'. He even went over the car with me to point out various small flaws after I got out there.

Anyway he told me that the day after our phone conversation when I told him I'd take the car and was on my way out there from the Midwest, he got a call from somebody in New York that wanted the vehicle. The owner said 'sorry' I already sold it, and the guy from N.Y. said 'I'll give you $3500 over what he paid right now.' The owner said 'no' I don't treat people that way.

When I got to Virginia he told me this story, gave me the guy's phone number and said 'If you want to make a quick 3500 bucks, here you go.' I thanked him for his honesty but said no, I want the car and I'm not looking to sell it just to make money. They even insisted I stay for supper, a farm family about as nice of people as you'd meet!

12 years later and I still have the vehicle and still enjoying the heck out of it
There should be more people like that guy. I bet he sleeps well every night.
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