- Oct 30, 2015
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You get FREE ice cream and of course you are welcome in this discussion, I like your enthusiasm for autos.You guys and gals should be aware that I only have the price of admission to this discussion.^^^^ The great thing about a 9 HOUR time difference between me and California is that I can phone California when something is still open as in Daily Opening Hours. From the same Dealer in Danville, California I have just bought the below auto. I have been in contact on email on and off for the last 5 hours (beginning at 10PM for me and 1PM for him) with a friend in Walnut Creek and they drove to Danville to check out the above 1959 Plymouth Fury Sport and when they were there they said the Dealer has a TON of autos and there was a 1940 Aston Martin that I literally would ADORE and to check it out and so I did and then I phoned my friend as he was at the Dealer's place in Danville and I was talking with the Dealer and I said I WANT that 1958 Plymouth Fury Sport, he said okay but that's in the Auction and 53 other peoples are wanting it also - look this is NOT HAPPENING I am NOT having someone else getting that 1959 Plymouth, so what do I do put in a MASSIVE bid that I think NONE of the other 53 can match or what? I have a dilemma and will think over night, the Dealer said the Auction will be going on for a few more days anyway, but he KNOWS NOW that I WANT that auto.I get offered autos at random, a few years ago I was offered a BEAUTIFUL condition 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, it looked GREAT but I'm not a fan of owning those long American auto's, I admire them but I don't want those very long auto's.I agree with what you are saying to a point. ...SM, you are a heathen, you know that. I always drive classics. As I get older, the classics get newer. And each time I sell them I always make a profit and use them as daily drivers (I drive very little though). People love my hand-me-downs. A restomod goes down in price while the classic goes up. The problem with the classic is, you have to be very careful what you do to them. Mod them and the worth goes down.
I'd never take a really nice example of a classic car and resto-mod it.
That would be blasphemy.
I only resto-mod cars with blown or missing engine and transmission, needing all new wiring, and trashed interior. But that has good chrome, straight body, good glass, and very minimal rust.
If my various teams, I call them teams, they are general friends who also like old auto's and know about that sort of thing and they are always going to be nearer to these autos than me and so they go and physically take a look at them for me and then report back, but they also keep an eye on who might be selling an auto and they have found someone selling a 1959 Plymouth Fury Sport in good condition, it's in Danville, California, not sure where that is in California, but I have two teams there one up in Walnut Creek/Lake Tahoe and the other in Benedict Canyon/Lake Arrowhead.
This is a beautiful auto, not sure about the colour of it though and IF I bought it I might get it resprayed Black because I think it would look exceptional in Black:
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Not sure about the seats, if I bought it I would want either Black leather seats or VERY VERY Dark Red leather seats:
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Anyhow so during the conversation I said I would like the 1940 Aston Martin and he said it's NOT in the Auction and if I wanted it now I could have it and so I have bought it.
This is it below and Daryl Hunt this colour it's in, for the year of 1940 THIS WOULD be the ACTUAL colour, it's called Racing Green.
It's VERY FRUSTRATING being physically so far away from this, I WANT to TOUCH it and to SMELL the leather seats and to SIT in it and DRIVE it! AARRGGHH!!!! Not fair!!!!
It's now Official from the Dealer's website:
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^^^^ SOLD: I am a happy bunny! I of course will not sleep properly until I get that 1959 Plymouth Fury Sport.
Here is my 1940 Aston Martin Speed Model Type C - I add that this is only one of eight Type C Models, it has 125 bhp, 1,949 cc SOHC inline four-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, front and rear live-axle suspension, and four-wheel Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes (I got all of that in an email from the Dealer, I LOVE old auto's but I'm NOT in the knowledge about ALL the specifics on the engine and things like what drum brakes etc) What a beautiful gem of an auto:
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NOT FAIR!!!! Look at that Black leather seating, I can SMELL it almost. I need to calm down because my Black leather fetish is totally kicking in now *Sigh*
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Look at that GORGEOUS steering wheel and everything else:
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Just one more REPEAT picture of those Black leather seats, so sexy and....Black leather and....okay I'm calming down *Sigh*
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