Twenty one years ago, at the age of 25, I bought this:
My first V8 muscle car, and god how I loved it. Ran it like this for a year then decided I wanted a colour change. In 2001 it reappeared looking like this:
Had another fun year with the LeMans but then it started needing work and, foolishly, I sold it.
Fast forward twenty-something years and a good few cars...I had a Mustang but was in the market for something older. The Mustang sold so I had money burning a hole, and there were several candidates for purchase. Then one night I went on Facebook Marketplace and fell instantly in love with this:
It’s nearly my old car’s twin other than the bench seat interior, vinyl roof and the fact that it’s a hardtop! Messaged the seller in California, got some info and arranged a call for the following night, then lay awake all excited for three hours
Spoke to Ken, a thoroughly nice ex-pat, and he gave me a video tour of the car - perfect other than a cracked dash which I can live with. It’s a 350 4 barrel V8 with a column shift 3 speed auto, all good! Deposit cleared yesterday so once the balance is sorted in August it’ll be shipped - can’t wait!
Post by WheelsonCanvas on Aug 15, 2019 19:16:49 GMT
Paid for the rest of the LeMans earlier this week and instantly got the fear - what if it’s a scam? What if the car’s a dog? Got some reassuring messages from the seller so calmed down a bit at least. It’s sorted for shipping (hopefully back end of next week) and will be here before the end of September. Get in!
Post by WheelsonCanvas on Nov 1, 2019 16:36:08 GMT
Been a while since I’ve been on...and here’s why.
Car was shipped and due in on the 4th of October, this was put back slightly to the 10th. Then, at the end of September, was away with my wife and made the mistake of checking my phone - had a message from the seller to say that the container had missed the boat! Some random customs check, which was annoying to say the least.
Latest is that the ship arrives at Southampton on Monday, so fingers crossed the car arrives in November!