07-12-12 08:24 PM - Post#2247617
In response to impala dude 831
My story is long, and has some bumps.
I have loved 59's since about 1982 (I was still riding a single-speed bike), and always thought it would be neat to own a car with wings. Around 1997, I decided I wanted a 1959 wagon. One had been sitting in a yard just 4 houses away from me for about 2 years, and the VERY DAY I decided to ask the owner about it after I got off work, it disappears. It was there at 3am, but not at 1pm.
So I start asking my friends in the car scene about them and they all tell me "Yes, I know of one!" But it ends up getting sold to another friend of mine that knew I was looking for one. He eventually ends up selling it without telling me.
Eventually, I get on to eBay and find just the car I want. It is being sold by a member of this site (which I didn't know at the time), yes Chevytalk. I win the auction and send the deposit to him.
When I get to the car (750 miles away), the seller cannot meet me due to previous plans. The OWNER of the car does not want to sell it AT ALL. So I am stuck with no car, no money, and no refund.
The owner has another car that is available, and I end up buying it with him prominsing to send the title to me. 6 months later, I still don't have it and he won't answer the phone. I jump through a bunch of hoops, pay a bunch of money for DMV fines, and eventually get the title.
A year later, while still trying to locate parts to build my car, I run across the Original one that I "won" on eBay. It was for sale by someone else. So I make the 750 mile trip again. This time, I get the car AND the title.
3 kids and a move later, and it still waits for me to continue restoring...