My name is Rob and I live in Rochester, NY. There isnt much love for nostalgics around here due to most of them rusting to dust years ago, so I sort of stand out in my weirdness for loving Toyota's from the 80's. I made a rash decision and bought an AW11 MR2 a couple years ago that turned out to be a complete nightmare. I have been trying to redeem that mistake by getting my hands on a good 80's toyota when I spotted a 1980 Corolla on craigslist yesterday. Called the guy, he only wanted $750. Knowing I had to act quickly, I called him and told him i would buy it that night. He sent me pictures to my phone and thats when my jaw dropped:
Turns out, the car really was owned by his grandmother. I told him to hold the car until 7 for me and I would buy it right that moment. He agreed and even called me at 5 to tell me he had other offers but was waiting on me.
Cash in hand, in my car at 6 i call him and said "i'm coming to pick up that car"
He replies "what car?"
"oh someone just came and picked that up.
I needed to tell a group of people who could understand. Thanks for letting me vent.