Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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A friend of mine last year bought a 1989 Maroon Rolls Royce Silver Spur for just under $17,000.00 The blue book was $31,000 on it.
He got it cheap at a lien sale from a repair garage. The previous owner had simply walked away from it after he got sick of paying the repair bills.
On the way back across the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, when the mechanic was returning from the pre purchase inspection, a hubcap dropped off one wheel, and a passing car immediately squashed it.
My friend refused to buy the car unless the hubcap was replaced. The Rolls Royce parts department was consulted and the price for ONE was $1,000.00
My friend felt sorry for the seller and found some used ones on ebay for $500
I saw the car for the first time a little over a week ago. We went to lunch in it and I got to drive it back. A marvelous leviathian, "Damn the Datsuns and full speed ahead." You look out over a enormous prow ahead, guided by the flying lady hood ornament.
My friend told me that in the last year he spent $14,000 on repairs to this $17,000 bargain. In addition to the garage he had built to house the car.
His new wife told me it was actually $15,000.
And it still needs more work.
<--- superschnelle 300 hp 10:1 ECE euro HV, Hochverdichtung = high compression (11/2011) ... Wie im Freien Fall. Nur horizontal.
"I swear to god, it's like I live in a trailer of common sense, and stare out the window at a tornado of stupidity." >'='<
Last edited by cascade; 09-25-2007 at 01:19 PM.