cool things with wheels since 2006
When cellaring a Burgundy, it will mature well in a dark environment.It's the ones left outside that need rescuing.
Brilliant metaphor! Perfect!
Cheers to that Burkey.
well, after a recent TV show, "chasing classic cars", where he bought a car in a barn for $40K and resold it quickly for $508K most people who refuse to sell their old cars they will never get around to fixing, just got a really good reason to never sell it.I think the biggest reason people who've had junk cars for years refuse to sell them is because they know whoever buys it , has no interest in actually fixing it and driving it, they will just quickly flip it for a huge outrageous profit, and look for the next person who doesnt know what their old junker is now worth.I have a couple old cars, but the only way I would ever sell them is if the buyer agrees in writing that they will never sell the car or if they do sell it , I get 25% of the sale price.
I hope you don't keep them should the need to sell them comes up, and just for a principle that no one else should get to profit from them. I will guess that since you mention you'd sell them, that means you intend to profit from them. That you also feel you are the ONLY one you deem allowed to profit from each car, I find that reprehensible as an ethic. No virtue or respectable intrinsic worth in that notion. But, if you consider, as I do, that the only person who should be the next caretaker of your car is someone else who will respect it, drive it, maybe race or show it, and thoroughly enjoy it (as I do) then I can dig that. However, that is only noble if you give it to them and don't profit from it. If you profit, but refuse to allow them to profit, that's not noble, it's horrible. If you treasure your cars for them, not their dollar value come sales time, that's awesome, and I completely respect it. I feel that way about my 69 R/T, but I'm either going to sell it to anyone that can pay it's market value when the time comes, or I'll give it away to someone that will treasure it as I do.... and I'm not the only one. I know a guy who has already willed his Superbird to a neighborhood kid that has desired it forever. I don''t like that notion of "chasing classic cars" to rip off the owner and then cash in for fortunes, knowing that he is already aware that they are getting royally screwed by him and his greed. It's simply unconscionable to me to steal from people like that. If he was honest and told them, "hey, that's worth a half mil, I can only pay you 1/10th of that though, do you want the 1/10th from me? Or do you want to try your luck at getting it to Barrett Jackson and getting a half mil?" Then I would find no fault at all with that jackass.
To not sell something just because you don't want anyone else to get anything out of it is text book Freud.A preocupation with control, collecting, possessing and retaining objects is conditionally refered to as being 'Anally Retentive'. Web sites like 'Rotting Classic Cars' regularly highlight the effects of this debilitating mental condition. Im not sure who has more to answer to, Discovery Channel or those who fall for what their selling. Dont forget that there's a little bit of "Hollywood" in every episode.