I guess those of us who have done a ground up on a poor car can identify
with your last suggestion. That's why I said what I did - buy a nice one.
It's much cheaper to spend the $$$$$ upfront than to spend it later.
BTW, did anyone on this list buy that red 701600 on sale on Ebay from CA?
Someone got a sweet car for $5K.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Zech" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <CalSpeed@aol.com>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Re: '67 2000 #36 for sale (not mine)
> Well said Calspeed.....I will add my .02 cents now.... if you are
> considering restoreing a roadster from ground up and need to buy all of
> parts (ouch!!!) you had better be able to do the labor yourself.....you
> never, never recoup your investment (well maybe in 20 years)otherwise.
> In todays market these cars have no real value....better off to restore a
> 60's muscle car...parts are much more reasonable and readily available.
> My advice: buy a restored roadster that someone else is about to loose
> butt on.
> Words of advice from a 51 year old that has been caught up in the car
> forever and still has not learned... .
> OK, OK I will step down now.....next.
> >From: CalSpeed@aol.com
> >Reply-To: CalSpeed@aol.com
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Re: Re: '67 2000 #36 for sale (not mine)
> >Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 20:32:00 EST
> >Okay... I guess I will put in my few cents...
> >I, like many others on this list have rebuilt old cars. Some of them
> >out as rusted out buckets with boxes of parts to complete the project.
> >right) And others have been decent second owner cars that didnt tke alot
> >work but just some freshening up. And then there are the ones in
> >After a "bucket" Karmann Ghia I went to a nice '67 Galaxie. THen back
> >to a 2nd owner BMW 2800. Then I went why down to a beat up, run down,
> >up 1966 Datsun 1600. I swore to never do that again. My next, and last
> >project was a decent 67.5 2000. I spent 8 grand but I got a running
> >with a solid body. Well... a running 67.5 2000 with matching numbers
> >actually. So I guess it was worth it. I was offered a 67.5 2000 that
> >motor work, interior work, "other stuff" work for about 4K but I turned
> >down. Remember...? I swore off the non-running restoration forever.
> >Why would I swear off what I love to do. Well, because I like to drive
> >car more than I like to rebuild it. Yes, I feel pride in doing the job
> >by myself.." But I certainly dont mind completing someone elses project
> >he/she got tired of working on. Afterall, I am the one to take it to
> >it is today.
> >I also dont see money being an issue for me. No... that doesnt mean I
> >money because I certainly dont. But I know from previous cars that doing
> >rebuild from scratch is much more costly then starting one from the
> >point. But the most important issue for me was time. I am only 37 years
> >old. But I dont care to waste my time in the garage while I can be
> >the coastline.
> >I understand that there are many who do not agree with me. There are
> >many with greater mechanical skills then I. Please take no offense.
> >are my personal reasons. Some may not consider it a waste of their time
> >piece back the chrome or interior parts to save money. Not me. I want a
> >that has most of the stuff there. I may be able to drive my car into my
> >70's. Maybe not. But I want to enjoy driving it now.
> >Michael "Calspeed" Carion