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It is a small world...

Was talking to a client today, telling them about my Z. She took me to the back of their warehouse and there sits a 1978 280z, covered in dust with only 64,297 miles on it, original owners. From a quick outward inspection there was NO RUST, I couldn't believe it. She's trying to talk her husband into restoring or selling it. The car has always been garaged and now warehoused for the past 7 years, hasn't been started in almost 12 years. Just thought I'd share my find of the day.

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Buy it?



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No...she's not ready to sell it yet. I did tell her I won't first shot and she said she would let me know. The thought of no rust just excites me. Still would take a lot of work after not being started for over 12 years.


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What I have found works well is to go in with a really fat wad of cash in your hand. Forget all that dickering stuff. Figure out what you would be willing to pay for the car and get it in cash. Some 100s but mostly 20s so the wad is nice and fat. Put it in her hand and ask her is she would like to sell it. Always had good luck with that approach. Sounds like you found a real gem there. Good luck.

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Don't really have the room right now so I didn't push the issue. Plus there a real good client so I think she would call me first if they decided to sell it. Yea, wade of cash always makes people think....yes I want the cash...


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Wouldn't need a lot if it was stored inside.


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Yeah that's good advice JML77280Z, people are easily persuaded with a bit of cash waved under their nose.

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Of course the problem is, is that it works on me too !!!!!!! Ahh, sometimes it just takes a little discipline to say no.

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not ready to sell translates in to "show me the money"...money talks...I buy and sell antiques and there is always "sentimental" value...that value goes away with a handful of cash believe me...


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Yeah, $1 bills in a breifcase y0! haha...

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