Re: Doesnt anyone like 50-60K in cash anymore?
Hi guys: Wow is this post ever going all over the place. Felix has $60K " cash" and is looking for a car that may or may not exist and counterfeiting enters the thread? ?? It is not my intent here to upset of offend anyone but everyone including Felix needs to count to ten and start over. Felix: sad but true, folks out there looking for specific cars can and are duped every day by cunning snake oil salesmen and not everyone is a guy named Richard who swills beer as a second job while hosting a reality TV show promoting a great ape and walking around with $100K in his pocket tossing cars. Likewise there are lots of good folks out there like yourself who draw some large amounts of cash from their accounts in the belief that sellers can't resist some flash in their face. Very very few members here buy and sell on a whim and a handshake. There is much homework to be done on classics before money changes hands and a fair amount of negotiating. I recently purchased a running driving 68 from out of state that I visited 3 times before striking a deal. How did the money get turned into keys in my hand when the time finally came? I went to a title company and opened an escrow account with the seller. It took about a week but that eliminated the funny money aspect of the sale and yielded a clear title to the car I was buying.
Felix: we all want you to have the car of your dreams but as the saying goes, caveat emptor. Let the buyer beware. You seem to be looking for one of the rarest classics out there and I can guarantee you there are plenty of plate switchers out there who will give you your dream, take your money and let your dream melt into a nightmare. Try to understand that your initial post at first blush projects that you seek a car that someone has already sunk $60 or $70K into essentially asking them to give you the car for free and disregarding the time and money put into it. Ask yourself, the question in reverse and what would your answer be.
Unfortunately there just are not that many of they car you are looking for out there that are -100,000 mile survivors in good condition.
I think the only way you are going to find your car is at Barret -Jackson or Mecum. They advertise in advance cars that are coming on the docket giving you the chance to do your homework before laying down your hard earned cash. As a bonus buying that way virtually eliminates a sham as both houses thoroughly vette their merchandise befor letting it roll across the line. As a bonus you can buy a car in this manner from the comfort of your own home via the Internet.
I sincerely hope I have offended none by my post and am speaking with the experience of working 7 years undercover for my County auto theft task force along with being a gearhead in love with American Iron and muscle since I was 10 which was 53 years ago.
Best wishes to all and Felix, my strongest wishes for you to find the car that makes you happy. WILL
Detective Lt. Will, Chief of Homicide/ Chief Deputy Coroner: RETIRED AFTER 32 years.
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67 Camaro RS /327 -275 hp
Powerglide to 2:73 rear gears
Black vinyl over Ermine White
30,000 documented mile survivor
Second owner. P.O.P car.