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Old 11-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #351 (permalink)
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I think this is a '79? It's been left sitting in the "Unwanted Cars" section of the auction yard for a few months now. It ran through a bunch of times but never sold, so now its just getting moldy inside. It looks a lot better in pictures than it actually is, you can't see the quality features like the rocker panels made out of duct tape spray painted yellow.




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Old 11-07-2013, 10:41 PM   #352 (permalink)
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Ooo. I see they put it in the "British Cars and Moving Vans" section of the yard.
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Ha ha yup, that Jag has been there for about 3 years now I think. If the auction yard was a restaurant, that section would be the tables in the back by the bathrooms! It's also the section housing my zombie apocalypse vehicle. Well it's not mine, but it's what I'd take, and I think it holds the record for longest forgotten vehicle sitting there, I remember it came in around 2003 ish. Poor old thing.



I know the guy that owns it, every year just before Christmas I offer him $500, and every year he says $1500. It's like our Christmas tradition ha ha ha.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:07 AM   #354 (permalink)
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Square-body Volkswagen Gol (Gol, not Golf) in a sedanette-delivery configuration. These ones were still easy to spot until a few years ago, but now are getting increasingly rare.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:48 AM   #355 (permalink)
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Don't see many of these around, 1988 Colt 5 speed, with 126k KMs (78k miles)





And another rust free Metro, I think it was a 1994, 240k KMs (149k miles), 1.0L 5 speed.





The Colt will probably go for scrap, but the Metro might actually get bid on, they are both unreserved tomorrow so who knows.
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It would be a shame to scrap that Colt.
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Well then you'd be happy to know that neither of them went for scrap, and better still, I wasn't the one that had to buy them to rescue them ha ha. Colt sold for $250, Metro for $350.
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Who would be crazy to scrap a rust-free Metro? BTW for the price of that Colt I couldn't even get a mid-80s rustbucket back here in the Republic of Bananas...
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Who would be crazy to scrap a rust-free Metro?
Er, ummmm, *looks around nervously for angry Metro fans* Hey we've all made mistakes! The market here is so fickle that it's hard for people in other places to understand just how worthless they are here. The people that can afford to live in town either don't drive at all, or drive newer stuff, and the people that live in the suburbs don't want to come all the way into the city to look at a cheap car. And the cars aren't worth enough to bother shipping somewhere else. I had a big stash of them at one point, and just figured eventually people around here would come to their senses and there would be a demand for them. But nope. I'm sure if the price of gas doubled overnight that might change, but short of that happening they just kind of get ignored. It's too bad that's the way it is around here, but it is.
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The market can often be cruel to some products that are still actually good enought, but aren't any hype anymore. We can eventually relate it to the moment when old Mercs fitted with a WVO fuel kit became trendy...

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