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THE Greatest 3-way trade in human history!

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It's 11:00pm & by 3:45am I'll be preloading UPS trucks

so I'll make this juat a quick synopsis for now:

XP715 bought a 1977 Cadillac off of me last May, as you probably already know.

I had nicknamed it the "Banana Boat" since it was Naples Yellow, my daughter

Sofia, who was then 3 years old LOVED the car. She was legitematelly upset

with me when I sold it. Over the past few months I've been thinking more and

more that I miht want the '77 back... but meantime I kept myself busy with my

usual car-orgy of buying & selling. But after having owned 40+ cars in my 12+

years since I turned driving age the Banana Boat remained the biggest case of

"the one that got away" I missed it even more than I did my '68 Camaro.

Recently XP mentioned to me that if & when he finds the prefect box-burban

('74-'91 Suburban) for a daily driver I can finally buy the '77 Cadillac back.

This past Saturday, in my never-ending quest to sample as many of my many,

many, favorite GM classics I bought a '62 Buick Special that had the potential

to be a daily driver. It had sat for a few months but ran/drove/stopped etc...

So I bought the car, and as god is my witness as crazy as it sounds 1.5 hours

after it was started up for the first time since last summer I drove it to work

& delivered Chinese Food in it for the next 5 hours, without incident mind you!

Mean time, as much as I was in love & awe of my new '62 Buick with only 73K

original miles on it, XP was busy dreaming and loosing sleep over a certain

super-solid '90 Suburban (with barn-doors, a MUST) that was about 2-hours

away in a small town of New Hampshire.

Well at 4:00pm today I traded my lovable and dead reliable 46 year old classic

Buick with those signature (beautiful) surf-board fenders & sculpted sides,

for said 1990 Suburban.

It's a 2wd baby-blue Burb. w/ high miles, but is so rust free & clean it boggles

the mind! The car lived 99% of it's life in Texas and all the mialge is obviously

just from higway miles becuase the truck drives and rides like a vehicle with

10% of what the odometer states.

So this cool used-car dealer & classic car afiscianato up in New Hampshire now

has my '62 Buick Special and is going to give the car the care, attention & love

it deserves, his "weekday toy" '90 Suburban is sitting in XP's driveway & as of

2 hours ago I once again own the "Banana Boat".

WIN, WIN, WIN! 8)

That's my story, it's been a crazy day. Thank God my wife was understanding &

was willing to take a rain-check on V-day.

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And most of you have already seen the "Banana Boat" seeral times but

here's my favorite pic. of the car, sitting next to my '59 Buick LeSabre.

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Sofia will sure be surprised when she sees it again!

Seriously, dude, the DMV people must have a special division dedicated to tracking your vehicle registration records and keeping up with them :P

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Sofia will sure be surprised when she sees it again!

Seriously, dude, the DMV people must have a special division dedicated to tracking your vehicle registration records and keeping up with them :P

I'm surprised they don't make him register as a car dealer. I had a buddy in college that bought, fixed up, and sold cars continuously for about 5 years to pay his way through school..I think he had over 100 cars over a 5 year span..

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oh, and before I forget (damnit it's midnight!!!) here's that super cool Pontiac coupe. :wub:

Yeah, it's another cheesy '77 GM land yacht coupe, but when (if ever) have you seen one of these!?

If I had $3500 kicking around and I was looking for another toy I would seriously consider it.

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Wow...that Pontiac coupe is CLEAN. I don't think I've seen one that nice since '77.

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oh, and before I forget (damnit it's midnight!!!) here's that super cool Pontiac coupe. :wub:

Yeah, it's another cheesy '77 GM land yacht coupe, but when (if ever) have you seen one of these!?

If I had $3500 kicking around and I was looking for another toy I would seriously consider it.

Intriguing car. Never seen one before, you're right. :P

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Wow ... kinda like that Pontiac ;).

CONGRATS Sixty8 and XP on such a great WIN for all involved. That trade is awesome :).

XP ... enjoy that Suburban.

Sixty8 ... glad you have the Banana Boat back :).

Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve&pacemaker

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My 1981 Bonneville isnt even that perfect. Very good but not that perfect. I wonder what is under the hood?

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Thanks guys.

The Poncho is powered by it's original 301, a REAL Pontiac motor.

WMJ: It was a shipment of sex toys that went to the GOP headquarters, get it straight. :P

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Thank God my wife was understanding & was willing to take a rain-check on V-day.

I wouldn't play that card too often.

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Good thing I got to see the Buick when I did! Too bad I forgot to get pictures.The Suburban is super clean. Congrats on getting the Banana Boat back...now don't go selling it ina month again. :P

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Nice.move. I hope the Banana Boat's foste.r owner took care of it in the interim. I'm sure it feels even more special the 2nd time around.

Sorry to see that little Buick go so quickly. Such a cool little car - the 61-63 intermediates (especially the B-O-P versions) are some of the most under-appreciated yet coolest cars that GM ever made

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It doesn't get much better than driving a nice solid straight tight quiet barn door square 'Burb with all the creature comforts of the Cadillac (except for eight-track, unfortunately :lol: ). Let's just hope Sixty8 actually gives the thing what it needs for a change instead of driving it till it blows up like he did with his '59 Buick and '64 Oldsmobile. Godspeed, mighty banana!

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How good though is the Pontiac 301 versus the Olds 307 thats in mine? Heard a few horrror stories about the 301. Still a beautiful car. Seems most people forget about the cars in the timeframe my two were made in. Its a shame because they are just as important to history as the 1950's and 1960's vehicles.

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The 301 is a TRUE Pontiac motor, it's the same basic block as a 326, 400 & even the

mighty Poncho 455.

I have not heard much in the way of negativity towards the 301, but I'm not all that

familiar w/ them either, perhaps if there is some history of problems with them it is

because it is a product of the 1970s, not so much Pontiac.

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That is cool.... :thumbsup:

I love that big red boat!

You guys gotta stop posting these boats-I just paid off the wife's car this week! 8)

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Sofia will sure be surprised when she sees it again!

Seriously, dude, the DMV people must have a special division dedicated to tracking your vehicle registration records and keeping up with them :P

I was thinking that too... :lol:

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Yeah, I do know the people at the local RMV by first name.

Also, my insurance company gets so confused & flustered

every time I walk through the door, they've been known

to say things like:

"WHAT year is this Buick?!"

"What exactly IS a Datsun...?"

"Why can't you just own a NORMAL car for once?"

"Did you buy another vehicle?"

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"Why can't you just own a NORMAL car for once?"

Yeah...settle down, buy a Corolla, keep it 10 years.. :)

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Yeah...settle down, buy a Corolla, keep it 10 years.. :)

Over my DEAD body! :puke:

One of my UPS co-workers saw my new ride (the '77 Coupe deVille)

& said "you deliver Chinese food in THAT? you need a Honda..."

I was so disgusted I just said "Only way I'd drive a Honda would be

over a damn cliff"

"My love is bigger than a Honda, it's bigger than a Subaru..."

-Bruce Springsteen

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my new ride (the '77 Coupe deVille)

Man, Sixty8 ... between your Banana Boat ... and a friends' '79 Sedan deVille:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/200711/RT1...dillac_JPG.html

...I'm thinking I should fine one of my own ;).

Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve&pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"I'll start running as fast as I can" ... Girls Next Door ... 'Slow Boat To China'

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Just what I would want (The Honda). A piece of tim foil to do my work in. I would choose the Caddillac too. Though when the lease is up on the Equinox I may look at an Aveo. Or a new Malibu. Or an HHR. Or maybe an Impala. Though I STILL plan to keep the other 2. I know I will never find two old cars in the shape mine are in though that 1977 Pontiac looks darn fine. $3500 for it? Hmmm. Makes me wonder what to 2 of mine are really worth. Dont know what they would even sell for.

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