Here is a similar story to Fred's;
A civilian (non roadster owner) saw me in my 66 1600 at a 7-11 and said
" I see a lot more of these cars, I think they are coming back. there's
even a fully restored one in the showroom of Miller Nissan" I went to
check it out. sure enough, there was a beautiful silver CDM restoration
in the middle of the showroom floor surrounded by velvet ropes. no one
would help me as I had on blue jeans and sneakers. I finally found a
salesperson to ask about the car. She told me, and I quote: " I don't
know. It's just sitting here taking up room and the owner won't sell
it. I don't know if it even runs!"
I gave her a breif lecture on how this car could possibly have had an
impact on her having a job at a Nissan dealership at all, and she
should educate herself a little on these cars. she said "yes they are
cute". By this time the salesmen perked up a little, maybe thinking
there was a fish on the hook. I said thank you and goodbye and showed
them that, yes roadsters do run as I left the lot. My car is not quiet!
--- Fred Katz <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sunday me and my wife pulled up to a Nissan dealorship in our
> shiny red
> '66 roadster. We wanted to see if they had any brochures on the new
> Nissans. When we got out of the car, a lot of people went over to
> check it
> out. We couldn't get any salesman's attention, no matter what we
> They didn't look busy, they just didn't care. Maybe because we were
> sloppy in jeans and tennis shoes. We finally collared one guy, who
> they had no brouchures, but said he would get us his business card.
> waiting a few minutes, we shrugged our shoulders and left. They
> didn't need our business.
> We got in the roadster, fired it up, and saw the salesmen look out
> window with a surprised look. So now they came running out. I backed
> out, gunned the engine a few times and punched it. Damn that felt
> Fred - So.SF
> '66 2L "Loosie"
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