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 Post subject: Scamalot
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:58 am 
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Gee, what happened to the $15,000 yellow coupe in the Classifieds with rebuilt engine and trans; only needed paint and upholstery?
Smokin' deal, right?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:02 am 
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Shoot, I always miss out on the good deals.

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:14 am 
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I bought it. Drives great!

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:23 am 
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When I clicked on his profile I figured I'd see a join date within the last week or so, but the guy has been a member for almost 4 years. Talk about waiting to pounce!

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:20 am 
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Vic Skirmants wrote:
Gee, what happened to the $15,000 yellow coupe in the Classifieds with rebuilt engine and trans; only needed paint and upholstery?
Smokin' deal, right?

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I got ya covered, just needs paint and upholstery.


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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:31 am 
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I'll go $15K on that; check's in the mail.

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Mail? I thought you had to wire money to a lost uncle in Nigeria

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:50 pm 
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Hey the car isn't a scam, I bought it, waiting for pink slip. Drives pretty well, transaxle rebuild a few hundred miles ago, new clutch and mounts too. Rebuilt engine by a good shop 5 years ago and has about 1500 miles on it. Ugly brown interior with short shag carpets, but it's in fair shape, just wrong. Yellow paint was a repaint many years ago, not much rust visible, new battery and tires. So not all of the deals out there are scams, and there are lots of cars waiting to be found.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Steve Douglas wrote:
Hey the car isn't a scam, I bought it, waiting for pink slip. Drives pretty well, transaxle rebuild a few hundred miles ago, new clutch and mounts too. Rebuilt engine by a good shop 5 years ago and has about 1500 miles on it. Ugly brown interior with short shag carpets, but it's in fair shape, just wrong. Yellow paint was a repaint many years ago, not much rust visible, new battery and tires. So not all of the deals out there are scams, and there are lots of cars waiting to be found.

Steve, I sort of pass on the 'scam' threads (not the 'fake' ones).
Serious? No jokin'?
If so, good on ya!

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:46 am 
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Congratulations! Can't wait to see it.

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:56 am 
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Congrats Steve. I saw that ad when it first came out and thought " Why can't that be in West Michigan?" Of course if it was a Michigan car it would have Flintstone floors.

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:41 pm 
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I had meet the seller a few years ago and know the car. I also know the buyer. Both nice 356 guys. Steve paid considerably more than the seller wa asking because it was a bro deal all around.

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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 am 
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Steve Douglas wrote:
Hey the car isn't a scam, I bought it, waiting for pink slip. Drives pretty well, transaxle rebuild a few hundred miles ago, new clutch and mounts too. Rebuilt engine.

Congrats, reminds me of the 80's 90's. I sent a reply right away too.
The only problem is that car will smell like garlic. :D Never forget the first time I drove through Gilroy.

Gilroy is well known for its garlic crop and for the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, featuring various garlicky foods such as garlic ice cream,
leading to the city's nickname as the "Garlic Capital of the World".


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 Post subject: Re: Scamalot
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:03 am 
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Since Steve lives in Gilroy he is probably used to Garlic aroma. I golfed Eagle Ridge once on a SF to LA golf trip but didn't notice any aroma.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:33 pm 
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They are all probably pretty healthy after taking all that garlic in. :)

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