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My story: I was perusing Craigslist looking for pre-1975 cars (no smog check necessary in California) when I stumbled across an ad for a red 1973 450 SLC for $2300. I tried to dismiss the it but inexplicably found myself repeatedly returning to the ad over and over---scrolling through all the pictures again and again.

The next day, despite telling myself I was not going to do it, I cancelled my afternoon appointments and went to look at the car. When I arrived I was somewhat saddened when discovered that it looked worse than it did in the pictures. The paint was extremely oxidized, there was a small dent in the front fender, the tires were almost flat and cracking. The inside was not bad, no cracks in the seats and only 1 or 2 small ones in the dash. With very little rust I started thinking there might be hope afterall. When it (she) started up on the first try and then drove "ok" on the test drive---even on the feebly estimated 5 psi of air pressure---it was at this point that I began to feel about the car the way you would feel about a cold, hungry, dirty, homeless dog giving you that look...the "take me with you and take care of me and I will make you a good companion". I scooped her up like that homeless dog, brought her home---and have been nursing her back to health these last couple of days...bath, fluids, oil change...

I must admit, I really think I scored a gem and although time will tell...like the homeless dog...she will be my companion for awhile...just don't tell my wife...

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