By TechCrunch staffA few weeks ago, we got a message from a friend that a few days earlier had been a classic car collector.
He was selling the same vehicle at a vintage car consigner in a local town.
It was a 1964 Jaguar XJ-8.
He had a few of them for sale, but only one was available for a $1,500 price tag.
I told him it would be a waste of time if I didn’t buy one of them.
The owner was adamant.
“It’s a classic!” he said, to which I replied, “I don’t want to waste my time on something I can’t afford.”
But this was my first vintage car, and I didn, at least for a few months, think I could ever own one.
And then, one day, a fellow friend of mine asked me to drive him a 1967 Cadillac that I had just recently picked up for $2,000.
He also told me it was a classic.
We drove it to his place, and the car was sold.
The car is a 1967 CTS-V GT, which was the first GT I had ever owned.
I remember being impressed by the body, the suspension, and even the paint job.
But the car’s interior was the real treat.
I had the original seat, which I had swapped out with a Ford V6-powered convertible.
The old car had a small, leather-wrapped steering wheel with two buttons.
I also had a stereo that was built into the dash.
And the whole interior was made out of mahogany, with leather seats and a custom leather steering wheel.
It wasn’t an inexpensive car, but it was something I had a lot of fun with.
It was a bit of a thrill, because I’d bought it just a couple of months earlier.
And now, I had it in the possession of a collector who wanted to sell it to me.
I was excited.
It had sentimental value.
It would be an opportunity to see the car, the original interior, the interior trim, and possibly a couple other things.
The car was worth a lot.
I had a feeling I could pull this off.
But what if I wasn’t sure how to sell the car?
A little bit of research led me to a Craigslist ad for a 1967 Jaguar XK-2, which is actually a 1968 XK.
The seller, however, said he had a problem selling the car.
“I’m sorry to say that the car is not in great shape, but I could not sell it,” he said.
He said he needed the seller to sell “a rare Jaguar X-Type that I have on loan from my father,” and that it was “not a good fit.”
The seller said he wanted me to contact the buyer to arrange a “fair and fair sale.”
He said that the buyer could contact him on his cell phone.
I told him I would be glad to arrange this.
The owner said he would send a picture of the car to me on Monday.
So on Monday morning, I emailed the seller a picture and offered to pay him $300 if he could sell it on Monday, so that the owner could pay me the $300 fee.
I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to take the deal, but this was a rare opportunity to get a car that I could actually buy.
I was also in the process of getting my first pickup truck when the car seller emailed me with a list of potential buyers.
“I’d like to sell this car,” he wrote.
“But I can only sell it in a few weeks, and there are other things I need to do to make the sale work.”
I responded: “I know.
I’ll work it out with the seller.
But I would love to have you contact me and see if I can get it for me.”
He sent a picture with a car I had purchased.
I immediately contacted the seller and asked him if I could take the car for a walk.
The Jaguar was a little rough, but the seller was so friendly that I figured I could fix it.
I drove to the Jaguar’s lot.
This was a pretty sweet deal.
I paid $1.25 for a car in good shape, which could have easily been the price of a new car.
I took the car into the garage and parked it in my driveway.
I then set up a camera and took pictures of the interior, including the original steering wheel, seat, and a new headliner.
I gave the car a quick oil change.
The next morning, the seller called and offered me $100 to drive the car over to the car show.
On Monday, I went to the show with the car and put it in storage.
I didn’t want this car to go to waste.
I thought it would bring in a lot more