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Originally posted by jeff6559:
...I have trouble understanding why you see cars on ebay that have just been restored. Why would you restore it then almost immediately sell it? ...


Jeff,

Over the years I've known a few gentlemen as you describe, they work for a few years perfecting a partciular car, investing a large amount of time, energy and family budget into the project, and when it's done, they take it to a few shows to proudly display their creation, then lose their enthusiasm for it. They sell it, to recoup part of their investment, and use the money to fund the next "project".

Some of the guys I've known will be planning the next project, before they finish the one at hand. Then it becomes a matter of hurrying up to finish the first project so they can begin the next. They have a mental list of car projects they would like to accomplish, the list is continually being edited as they change their mind about a particular car, or see a new one to add to the list. They are always on the look out for donor cars for their projects, and will shift priorities when they come across a deal they couldn't pass up.

For these guys the joy they get from ownership is working on it. When the work is done, so is the fun. To finish a project, is to get get that particular car "out of their system" so they can move on. You will find this is not that unusual in the auto enthusiast world. That personality is just one of the many types of personalities you'll find amongst our ranks. No better or worse than anybody else, just different. Different is a kind way to describe any of us.

With regards to Panteras, if you subscribe to PI magazine you can sometimes predict when this is going to happen, because owners will submit stories about their cars to Dave Adler just prior to putting them on the market. Once the magazine prints the story about their car, it goes up for sale shortly thereafter.

your friend on the DTBB
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For these guys the joy they get from ownership is working on it. When the work is done, so is the fun. To finish a project, is to get get that particular car "out of their system" so they can move on

I agree George,but also they would start losing money if they started to drive it and put some miles on it.Price is best right after everything is new and fresh.So yea,after the work is done,they get boored with it and sell it so they get some money and do their next thing.There is also a sence of acomplishment involved.A job well done is good for the ego.And if it brings good money,good for the pocketbook. George, two weeks ago Newsweek ran an article about a new drug they are working on that may help people like this. It should help them loose weight too. DT,I think all of us have this.I don't think it's ill unless it causes harm."Sure keeps me out of the strip bars"is a good thing,expecially for a married man.No good stip bars left anyway, is there?Where? Ok,I bought my Pantera for an investment.I have done some refinements,and upgrades,then some more,then more,then a few more!!!Ok... DT,what drug were they talking about.I might need some.
I can't remember the name of it right now JW, but like most of the best drugs they stumbled on to it when looking for something else. They experimented on dope smokers and found this drug made it so they couldn't get a buzz. Low and behold it turns out it helps people stop smoking tobbaccoo and even lose weight. I guess instead of looking for something to satisfy some wierd craving, it just fills up the craving receptors in your brain somehow. SO you don't want to smoke, or eat, or gamble, or restore basket case cars. :O
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Originally posted by jwr2968:
...Sure keeps me out of the strip bars is a good thing...what drug were they talking about.I might need some...


I don't want anything to do with a drug that would keep me out of bars!

Jeez, the next thing you know, there will be a drug that makes you want to sit in a rocking chair and knit!
Yuk, I ain't grabbin anybodies balls. I might want to tinker with a few baubles though. Her's look pretty tempting.
I would like to think that Caroll Shelby is a pretty good roll model. He's is still quite amazing at putting a nice piece of machinery through the paces.
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I can't remember the name of it right now JW, but like most of the best drugs they stumbled on to it when looking for something else. They experimented on dope smokers and found this drug made it so they couldn't get a buzz. Low and behold it turns out it helps people stop smoking tobbaccoo and even lose weight. I guess instead of looking for something to satisfy some wierd craving, it just fills up the craving receptors in your brain somehow. SO you don't want to smoke, or eat, or gamble, or restore basket case cars. :

So what do they do,just go to strip bars?
The article didn't say, but maybe you would no longer care about sex too?? Wouldn't that be great?? I mean stop and think about it, all most all the trouble we get ourselves into, is caused by sex, one way or the other. Read the paper. What are most of the murders about?? Guy kills his wife, wife kills the girlfriend, divorce, bar fights, prostition, homos in the park. It is all sex, sex, sex. Stop all that and the world will get down right peaceable.
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Originally posted by DeTom:
The article didn't say, but maybe you would no longer care about sex too?? Wouldn't that be great?? I mean stop and think about it, all most all the trouble we get ourselves into, is caused by sex, one way or the other. Read the paper. What are most of the murders about?? Guy kills his wife, wife kills the girlfriend, divorce, bar fights, prostition, homos in the park. It is all sex, sex, sex. Stop all that and the world will get down right peaceable.


The world wouldn't be much fun then would it? Doesn't it effect your memory too? You can find your car keys but you can't remember what they are for?
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