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"this guy'll end up donating this car to charity...and they'll sell it for scrap"

that's what I told my woman as we left the owner's house. he refused my offer of USD$750; USD$1000 was the lowest he'd go. he was insane, I was sure no one in their right mind would pay that for an '83 S that hasn't run in nearly a decade.

in fact, this was worse than a basket case as there was nary a part on this 928 that didn't need complete refurbishment. but I'm glad he refused my generous offer because my intention was to break her apart and sell her off bit by bit; funny how this car had a different fate than the one I had predicted.
this was the second 928 I ever looked at with the intention of buying; and it was also the subject of the second article I had ever written; the first 928 I considered buying was a Euro '78 (also relisted twice in the span of a year)...the article I wrote regarding that car ignited my passion for writing. I owe a lot to these derelict 928s, it's how flüssig came to exist.

I won't go into extraordinary detail since I've already written about this car both here and for our Porsche Club's regional magazine. the point I'm making is how this car was bought by someone nearly a year ago, then relisted for sale again after that owner realized he and the car were fucked forcing him to resell it to an enthusiast who managed to get the thing running. I found this car on Craigslist a few days ago making it the third time it's been listed. 
"I have a 1983 Porsche 928 running but it needs work I'm selling because I don't have time to work on the car I want 2000 and will consider reasonable offers text any questions and I have the rear seats and consoles but they were removed."

that's the ad; proof that this old girl's time isn't up just yet. I'm sure many of you reading this have looked at a few Porsches that you may've passed up and seen time and again resurface in an ad, a front lawn with a for sale sign tacked to it, or some other form of peddling. it's  good thing, this. it means that someone else saw potential, tried, failed, listed it for sale, sold it, repeating the cycle until a new owner decides the thing's worth fixing because the numbers are few, the values show promise in increasing, or it's the car of their dreams and they're willing to sacrifice time, money, and energy on a project that guarantees no return on investment.

it's running and that's progress.




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