So I go on Gmail to send a car link to a friend and see he's just emailed me. We often send each other CL ads for cool rare cars we could never afford (being two dirt poor "young men") and I see this is another depressing email about a car I can't have.
We start chatting on Gtalk and he informs me that the car is owned by a couple hick teenagers who are going to race it in like two weeks. He sends me this picture.fuck. this poor, clean '79 mazda is going to be baja raced and then sent to the junkyard. uggghhhh.
Remember. We live in Minnesota. We NEVER see cars older than 20 years old unless they're at a car show. Apparently these hicks fell into this rust free, straight Mazda 323 (The last RWD generation, mind you) and are proceeding to completely trash it because it's a "furrin jobbie".
I told my friend to offer them $300 cash for it on my behalf. (that's about all i can afford) I'm looking for a winter car and a little rust is better than a lot of junkyard. This is KILLING ME. Hopefully the cash money will be worth more to them than running in a baja race. I love racing as much as or more than the next guy, but saving a JNC comes first in my book. (Plus then I'd have covered all the car bases- American, European and Japanese!)
Anyway, that's a long winded way to say, how the HELL do hicks end up with nice old cars they don't give a lick about? They're obviously not car enthusiasts. How did they get their grubby mitts on such a nice car in the middle of the rust belt?
Have any of you ever had this kind of deal? Some kids want to ruin some decent car just for lols when you'd happily buy the thing? :evil: