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Still trying to decide on this, am i mad to swap a perfectly good if very dull BMW for this? I don't have pots of money and have an SL500 as well, always wanted the sl but what about this 114? it's a beauty but after seeing Erik's incredible project I'm unsure. I need to pay €8000 import tax on the SL so i would plan on using the 114 for weekend cruising and garage up the SL. (only garage room for 1 ) I have a transit for everyday use and I'm used to poor gas mileage, it's worth it for the smiles in these grim times. Help me out here guys, I'd be going to collect it on thursday
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 03:35 PM
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It's all up to you, what you listen to .. Wallet ... or heart ??

My car looked ok for a /8 whan I bought it, as you might see by the first pics.. But, when you really "dig in".. Then you might find more than you wanted.. As I did..

Wanted to give it up many, many times over.. But, why ?
What else should I do ?
I could go and find a NICE one for 5000 USD----> 35.000 USD Depending on how fine I want it.. But just going and putting out 10.000USD on ONE car, ONE time.. Is really boring I think..
Now I get the whole package.. Time consuming hobby, money-consuming hobby, health-degenerating hobby.. But, also.. Real happines when I make one part after the other look like NEW !!
Knowing every detail of my car, inside and out..
Love and hate in one package.. Really cool..

And a car I have practically built myself will give me much more joy then a finished project, where every thing I really would like to do something with, gets annoying every time something pops out..
But, that's me..

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