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spikebot 81
10-20-07, 09:18 AM
Hi friends thanks for letting me join your group. Her is a story I think everyone will enjoy. I'm soon to be the proud owner of 67 427 coupe. 3 weeks ago my wife (terri) was chating with freinds on aol when the subject of cars came up. She mentioned my hubby has always wanted a corvette. A long time chat friend (theo) says he may have just such a car. Theo is a car buff and restorer that has a shop in the midwest. His sons run the domestic part of the shop while theo works on the cool stuff. He emails me about the car. Original owner of the car gets busted by by his wife fooling around. Owner sends car to theo for safe keeping. Owner needs fast cash for lawer. Wants 14k for car. Theo sees glass damage and offers 4 thousand dollars. Owner snaps it up. Theo tells me car is in great mechanical shape needs door skin and repairs to rear deck. He said he will repair the damage paint orginal color and deliver to me in wa for 5k. He will let me drive and inspect for 10 days. if i'm not happy he will haul it off. Thats not a misprint 5000.00 us dollars. Theo tells me he's doing this for me because its about time i gave someone a break that really deserves it. WOW!!! Just days after the main contact theo has a death in the family. I've had no contact since. I do know the car is blue, 427 , dual quads, 40,000 orginal miles, leather interior,origanl owner. Thats it. I guess we will see what happens. When and if pic come, I'll post. Wish me luck. Sincerly Mark.

GS Diva
10-20-07, 09:58 AM
What a great story!! Let us know how this develops. Oh...and welcome!!

Elaine

Erik S. Klein
10-20-07, 03:10 PM
Welcome to the CAC and congrats on hitting the "lottery."

I hope it all works out.

Enjoy!

:Steer

XLR8
10-21-07, 02:31 AM
:welcome

WOW! That's some story... maybe you should buy a lottery ticket too.

Good luck!
:wJane Ann

bill81vette
10-21-07, 05:01 AM
welcome to CAC!!!!:welcome
great story,hope it works out!!!

BlackZ51Vett
10-21-07, 07:47 AM
Welcome to the forum. Enjoy !!!! :beer

hoosierdaddy
10-21-07, 08:31 AM
Welcome to CORVETTE ACTION CENTER Mark and good luck on getting the Vette; what a deal of a life time and if it is meant to be you will have it :drool:

Bill :beer

MsSchroder
10-21-07, 08:59 AM
Welcome, Mark, and good luck!
Just a word of caution... don't give anyone any money until you have the car in hand! :eek
Something just doesn't seem right about all that, I hope I am wrong.


Tammy

spikebot 81
10-21-07, 09:11 AM
Tammy, Thanks for the advise. Ive been thinking if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Does make me alitttle nervous but I did talk with anouther guy who purchased a 65 mustang from the same person an he is very satisfied

spikebot 81
10-21-07, 09:14 AM
Thank you everyone for the intro and vote of confidence. It is what it is. I'm dreaming happy thoughts about this

MsSchroder
10-21-07, 09:15 AM
That's great that you've talked to someone with a good recommendation. That makes a big difference. I will keep fingers crossed for you!

jrose7004
10-21-07, 09:52 AM
If the car deal comes through you should jump in the car and head to Vegas! Oh on your way you should buy a lottery ticket too!

spikebot 81
10-21-07, 09:57 AM
jrose, Ya I know what you mean. Thats whats so funny about the whole deal is I'm not a lucky person. I don't have bad luck just have never been a gambler on anything

hoosierdaddy
10-21-07, 10:32 AM
It is good to be cautious for sure; hope it works out for you. My luck is a dollar short and a day late on deals like this; I have seen them but never fortunant to be on the good end of something like this, so we are all pulling for you, and keeping our fingers crossed. Can't wait to hear it all worked out for you.

Good luck; we will be waiting for the good news,

Bill

spikebot 81
10-21-07, 11:03 AM
Thanks a bunch Bill. I'm trying not to get too excited but this car deal is really consuming me.The worst is not having pics or a vin. They will come soon I hope

GS Diva
10-21-07, 11:14 AM
Welcome, Mark, and good luck!
Just a word of caution... don't give anyone any money until you have the car in hand! :eek
Something just doesn't seem right about all that, I hope I am wrong.


Tammy

I can't help but repeat what Tammy said. I know you've spoken with someone who had a good deal with this guy, but........I don't know. I sell Corvettes for a living, and even the worst of the '67's brings in huge dollars!!!

I want to believe that this is the real thing. However, don't turn over even $1.00 before you receive the Corvette and have it totally checked out. :)

Elaine

Toms007
10-21-07, 06:07 PM
Sounds like a dream come true.....but don't count your chickens before they hatch. Something sounds a bit fishy.

BTW, welcome to CAC where you can find help with just about any Corvette need.

spikebot 81
10-21-07, 06:18 PM
I hear what your saying Tom. If it is a fish story, its got me hook, line and sinker. Thanks for the advise and great welcomes from you and all the good folks at CAC

82ColEd
10-22-07, 05:25 AM
Welcome to the CAC!



:w
-Stefan

hoosierdaddy
10-22-07, 07:50 AM
Thanks a bunch Bill. I'm trying not to get too excited but this car deal is really consuming me.The worst is not having pics or a vin. They will come soon I hope

Keep us posted Mark and we sure hope it works out for you. These deals are out there but I never seem to be on the receiving end of them. I've had friends that have gotten deals like this but never me ;shrug

Good luck, we're pulling for you,
Bill :)

67vet
10-22-07, 09:06 AM
Mark, welcome to the CAC. :w Hope you get the 67 as planned. I should be so lucky. Just last week I missed the super lotto by only 6 numbers. :)

hoosierdaddy
10-27-07, 01:43 PM
Thanks a bunch Bill. I'm trying not to get too excited but this car deal is really consuming me.The worst is not having pics or a vin. They will come soon I hope


Been there; done that and if it is meant to be it will be. . . . . . . . . . Keep us posted and we're waiting with you to hear the news :upthumbs

Bill :W