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Someone got a really good buy on this one just a week ago.
That looks like your garage. Congrats!
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Heh heh heh, you can lead a whore to a $50 sure-bet, but...
I like and approve simplicity just as much as the next guy for its obvious virtues. I also extend the same credit and appreciation for complexity. Which one is right is merely a choice. Which one belies more effort during build and restoration deserves more appreciation in my strange mind.

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You clearly do not appreciate the intricate complexities I've arrayed before you. And, since you do this for money, I've showed you examples of vehicles which are proven moneymakers. I've been following the VW scene since I was a teenager, and these things have held people's fascination long since my enthusiasm faded. I have zero interest in vehicles for an investment, but I do appreciate engineering, design, performance, fifteen pieces of flair and Fahrvergnügen. These cars revolutionized an industry, perfectly captured a cultural zeitgeist and endure because of it. My cars have all that...yours, do not.
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^I just upchucked a tinsy bit.
Who's Chuck? does Davie know about him?
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Dear Z,

I fear I hit a nerve. You do realize it is all merely pride and prejudice?


PS I reserve the same opinion of American muscle cars, they are far too simple to justify the prices. You do realize you cannot argue that a VW Beetle is as easy to nut and bolt restore as a Mercedes 6.3?

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I may have a backhanded way of offering advice, but that's what I've been doing. You will never convince me of the merits you perceive in the design and engineering of your fleet of cash cows...and quite possibly, nor will I convince you of the same in the stuff I've passed along. Nevertheless, the cars I've shown you are proven bread winners and have a far broader appeal/saleability than any Caddy or a vintage Mercedes 6.3/6.9 you can conjure up. Folks have an emotional connection with old VWs--not so much with non-musclecar Merkin vehicles or even Mercedes, for that matter.

Remember that link I sent along with all the vintage VWs for sale? The dude's already sold three of those high-priced jalopies since then...including that funky old truck you opted not to buy.
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^I am looking into the VW resale stuff, you have convinced me, but I fear that little market may already be saturated...
I earned around $150k last year on vintage cars, not all of them Cads. For the sake of keeping up argumenative appearances, you have not touched upon the content versus value equation...
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Don't look to me for guidance. I'm perfectly worthless at making money. I've presented you with a business opportunity, so now you get to determine whether the numbers work out.
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