Saturday, January 27, 2007

I am insane

I just bought a car on eBay. This is insane. What the hell was I thinking? I know what I was thinking. I was thinking "There is no way this car is going to sell for that price" THAT is what I was thinking. My little entertainment of bid chicken has cost me a nice chunk of change.

Let me explain. I love surfing eBay. I love looking and dreaming about all of the cars, boats, houses, stereo equipment etcetra that I could buy. I sometimes even bid on it, just to give myself a little lift. After I have bid on something I like to think "I could be the owner of a Ferrari right now." It gives me a little boost, a lighter step, a longer stride. Of course, I always under bid the blue book on the car, just to be safe. I've never even come close to being the winning bidder. Well, this time it bit me.

I have put a down payment on this car. Even though I was not too serious about buying the car, I still can't pass on the price. I have bought the car. The car of my dreams. The car I always said "Someday, someday when I am rich, I will own that car." Of course, I'm not rich. But I own it none the less. I just bought, for $11,100.00, a 1979 911 SC. Low blue book on the car is $15,000. This blog is my personal journal of the ownership trials and tribulations of buying a "cheap used sports car". I put that in quotes because there is no such thing as a cheap used sports car. The seller always knows something you don't. Plus, most people who buy sports cars use them, a lot. "Use them, abuse them and put them away wet" is the way my old boss used to put it. I am setting my expectations low right now. I expect that I will have this car in the shop very often, and it will cost me a ton of money to own and run. We will see. We are on this journey together, you and my invisible non existent audience. I hope that I will be able to look back on this time and laugh.

I saw a 'Malcolm in the middle' episode yesterday which featured a car torturing him with it's need for repair, service and general disdain for his love. I laughed heartily at his trials and tribulations. I hope that was not signs full of portent.

I've included the eBay pictures. Those of you who get to see the car in person can compare to reality and comment.



I've attached the pictures from the eBay auction, just for your amusement.


Deirdra said...

Nice car! Hope everything works out for you!

Sarah said...

I'm not *at all* jealous! Looking forward to reading all about the trials and tribulations :-)