Good-Bye to an Old Friend

Good-Bye to an Old Friend

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:01 am

Just said good-bye to our 1988 Chevy Celebrity Eurosport. 200k on the clock and still runs strong. Had her for 20 years, taught 2 kids how to drive, was wrecked and put back together in 2000 with an "R" tilte, and was the best car we have ever owned. Good-bye friend..............you'll be missed :notsure: :cry2:
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Re: Good-Bye to an Old Friend

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:05 am

SB, I know how it feels. Keeping our 97 Explorer going with 236,000 right now. I couldn't part with my first three cars. Kept thinking I'd resurect one or more of them but it never happened. They when with the house when I sold it and the new owner was tickeled to get them - like minded luckily. Lawn orniments or sheds as I called them ;) : 2 '66 289 mustangs and one '67 mustang convertible.
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Re: Good-Bye to an Old Friend

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:27 am

Glad I'm not the only one feeling bad watching an old car go. I had a Buick Century with 199K on it I had to sell, really felt bad I never saw it go over 200. I put more than 100K on it myself and that car took me everywhere through my mid 20's to early 30'S. I was in just about every state east of the Mississippi with it. Strapped canoes to the top of it, took it places it shouldn't have been. I lived out of it for most of the week and had more than enough gear in it to live through anything. Paint started coming off it and the interior was getting pretty bad, still ran great when I sold it.

Even has great ending, I sold it to some young Mexican kid for $300, he gave me $200 down to hold it for him. He never called back for like 2 months, me being way too nice I still had it. When I finally tracked him down I gave him 3 days to get it. The kid only transferred the title, he drives it way with no insurance and no plate. A week later I get a call from Bob Kabulski of City Wide towing (yea that guy who is always in the news if you're local) demanding money from me for the towing and storage. Apparently the registration was still on file in my name since the kid never registered it. With great pleasure I told him I didn't own it anymore but would be glad to provide him with a set of keys for $300. :lol: <click>
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Re: Good-Bye to an Old Friend

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:04 pm

I sold her to a salvage yard right up the road from me for a hundred bucks. She was driven there and will be a very good "organ donor". I had been letting her go for 5 years or 6 years but, she kept passing inspection so, we just kept running her. My son had driven her for the past 2 years. She was pretty beaten to say the least but, still runs and drove great. Paint was gone, tires were bald, interior was falling apart, breaks are shot, exhaust is gone, other than that, she was in great shape. :roll2:
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Re: Good-Bye to an Old Friend

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:23 pm

Damn SB, that sounds like the shape I'm getting too.
SuperBeetle wrote:I sold her to a salvage yard right up the road from me for a hundred bucks. She was driven there and will be a very good "organ donor". I had been letting her go for 5 years or 6 years but, she kept passing inspection so, we just kept running her. My son had driven her for the past 2 years. She was pretty beaten to say the least but, still runs and drove great. Paint was gone, tires were bald, interior was falling apart, breaks are shot, exhaust is gone, other than that, she was in great shape. :roll2:

:clap: toothy
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Re: Good-Bye to an Old Friend

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:13 pm

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My first car, taken in 2007.
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I've had more then a few I was sad to say goodbye to, several in particular I should have kept: 1957 Olds 98 holiday coupe w/J-2, 1966 Electra 225 coupe, 1970 Olds 98 LS, 1955 Bel-Air coupe among them.
I still own my first car, been in the family since it was new, I won't say how long I've owned it. :D
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Re: Good-Bye to an Old Friend

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:49 am

I had two Buicks a Century and LaSabre that both made 200k. Last winter I bought a beater to get through the winter for $500. It was an Olds Cutlass Ciera, same as a Century really and that drove for a year and had 221k on it when I sold it back for $100. ;) . I got to say though, I love my 1995 Honda Accord LX. 2.2 4cyl that just purrs along all day at 80mph on the highway and gets 32mpg at that. It's ONLY got 171k on it which is nothing for it. I've seen several go 350k with proper maint. It stays in the garage too to try and avoid rot. My plow truck which I stupidly sold last fall (last winter was the worst in a while for snow) was close to the heart though. Can't tell you how many cords of wood I'd hauled with that thing. Now it's coal for me and a snowblower on my tractor. Quite a bit slower than a plow but you can put the snow where you want it.
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