[V8] talk me into or out of it...

Seamus O'Carey cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 16:40:51 PDT 2009

Oh, yeah, I forgot about the taillights.  Apparently someone had tried to
break into the trunk and broke the reflector section around the lock.  What
sucks is that center section is also broken on my car!


On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Scott Phillips <Scottp at ippe.com> wrote:

>  For 250 +repairs that it'd need anyway.. I'd say buy it.
> I wonder why it has 200 taillights on it. And what the story is there.
> Even if for have 750 into it, i'd like to think you can get all of your
> money out of it.
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> Subject: [V8] talk me into or out of it...
> I found a '90 V8 for $250.  It has about 150k miles, needs a hydraulic
> pump,
> front brakes, an alignment (and front tires), but is in otherwise pretty
> good shape.  The body and interior is actually in better shape than my
> current V8.
> The only problems with getting it:
> 1.  To get to it I have to ride a train for 9 hours, then drive it back
> (which will take about another 7-8 hours).
> 2.  Before I can drive it back I have to replace two of the tires, which
> are
> worn down to the belts on the inside.  I found a pair of used tires (80%
> tread) for $80 - mounted, balanced, and out the door, at a shop located
> near
> the car.
> 3.  It doesn't have current tags and I'm not sure what the rules are on
> buying a car and driving it across state lines where it will (maybe) be
> registered.  I don't know how I would register it before I got it home, but
> I also don't know how I would get it home without registering it fist.
> It's
> a conundrum!  I wonder if they'd notice if I put the plates from my current
> V8 on it.  They're nearly identical after all!  :D
> But on the other hand, it's a V8 for $250 that can be driven home (add to
> that, $80 for tires, $60 for the train ticket, and however much for gas and
> it's more like $400+).  It has black leather sport seats (just like mine)
> in
> great shape, with all of the heaters working.  All the lights are in good
> condition (unlike mine) and all of the window switches work (unlike mine)
> and the body has no dents or scratches (unlike mine).
> Here are the only pics I have of it:
> http://home.comcast.net/~lordseamus/AudiV8_2/GEDC0710.JPG<http://home.comcast.net/%7Elordseamus/AudiV8_2/GEDC0710.JPG>
> http://home.comcast.net/~lordseamus/AudiV8_2/GEDC0708.JPG<http://home.comcast.net/%7Elordseamus/AudiV8_2/GEDC0708.JPG>
> http://home.comcast.net/~lordseamus/AudiV8_2/GEDC0702.JPG<http://home.comcast.net/%7Elordseamus/AudiV8_2/GEDC0702.JPG>
> What do you think?
> Seamus
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