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"Goodbye, easier said than done" __ Clint Black & Wynonna (Black'n'Wy Tour, 1993) __ 'A Bad Goodbye'

ORIGINAL THREAD w/ADDITIONAL POST:

A difficult decision, my Monte Carlos (all of which have special significances for me), including my 1st car (1979) & the one my nephew "claimed" (1987), are FOR SALE. I've been unemployed for nearly 4 months with no current viable prospects, I still owe open heart surgery medical bills, & I'll lose my storage. I can't believe this is happening (especially since illegal immigrants get benefits), but such is life.

GENERAL INFO

* My '81 MC SC is not listed; it will go to Dad & Mom or Sis & Bro-In-Law:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1981/81monte.html'>http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1981/81monte.html

* None of my MCs have been thoroughly cleaned in a few years.

* My MCs have not been started since 11/05/2011, before my 11/11/2011 OHS.

* I have some boxes w/car parts; some cars MAY include extra parts.

* The record-setting 2008 MidSummer Chitown Gathering that I set up (65 attendees) remains the only time all of my MCs were at the same show/gathering/event:

http://pics.projectmonte.com/album/12498

Attendance at the 2009 & 2010 MidSummer events dropped considerably; different areas were tried in 2011:

https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/3rdAnnualMidSummerChitownGathering

https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/2011MeetNGreets02

...and of course cruise nights:

https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RoadsNWheelsJumpStartCruiseNightOHSParty05122012

* INTERESTED? EMAIL ONLY:

faithcubsmc2691

@

aol.com

1972 MC

* PICS & PRICING:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1972/72monte.html'>http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1972/72monte.html

$1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements)

$1,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met)

* DETAILS & ISSUES:

purchased 2002

350 V8

147,800+ miles

manual windows

rust / rust holes (around / under vinyl top)

bondo

scratches / dents

brakes

transmission fluid leak

oil leak

start-up difficulties at times

may be best used as a parts car

1976 MC L

* PICS & PRICING:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1976/76monte.html'>http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1976/76monte.html

$1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements)

$4,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met)

* DETAILS & ISSUES:

purchased 1998

305 V8

063,000+ miles

power windows

cracking paint

lots of smoke on start-up (goes away after driven for a while)

start-up difficulties at times

rust under vinyl top

scratches / dents

missing landau turbine wheel center caps

1979 MC L

* PICS & PRICING:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1979/79monte.html'>http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1979/79monte.html

$1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements)

$3,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met)

* DETAILS & ISSUES:

purchased 1992

350 V8 (originally w/267 V8)

146,100+ miles

power windows

rust under vinyl top

rust on bottoms of doors

scratches / dents

1987 MC LS

* PICS & PRICING:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1987/87monte.html'>http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1987/87monte.html

$1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements)

$4,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met)

* DETAILS & ISSUES:

purchased 2003

305 V8

174,700+ miles

manual windows

some rust (doors / trunk lid)

scratches / dents

faded/unsightly paint (hood / roof / trunk)

recently-developed "tick" in the engine; undiagnosed

some occasional hesitation

Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic

CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

* roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum = http://rdwhl-capriceclassic.proboards.com/ *

"I'm dying inside" __ The Tony Rich Project __ 'Nobody Knows'

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regfootball    251

the 79 has always been beautiful to me. love all of them.

the circumstances for which you have to part with these is sad, I feel bad. to a small degree, I indentify with the why. Politically, of course you can have lots of sidebars related to some of these things.

I hope this works out for you.

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GMTruckGuy74    228

Cort, I'm glad to see you posting here again, though it's for selling your MC collection. I am glad to see you have decided to let one MC remain within the family (I guess logically the '81 is the best one to remain within the family). I've got $1 for the '87, but as we already discussed I don't meet all of the requirements and don't have the additional $3,999 needed :P

Good luck in selling the MCs off to people that will love and care for them like you did. I hope you find success soon with employment and life starts to improve to the quaility you not only deserve but desire.

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daves87rs    349

So sorry Cort, I'd hope it would never come to this. But as others have said, I'm glad to see you back posting again.

My hope is that maybe even something better will come your way.

But I gotta say-brownie as a parts car? I'm hoping not....If I wasn't still fixing up my house (that money part), I'd put her in my garage......

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Cort I'm sorry to hear this... I wish you luck. If it's possible as others said, you should try to keep the 79 as it's got a history with you.

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What are said requirements?

I think you have to e-mail him....

Yes, indeed! :)

"The only thing changing is my way of thinking" __ Dottie West __ 'A Lesson in Leaving'

I've "disappeared" from the boards/groups & Facebook a while, but it has been for the best...I think. I've been able to do some projects & focus on the job hunt & related volunteer opportunities (customer service, DJ, social media, web content editing, marketing/sales). I will soon re-activate my FB account to connect & interact with people again.

Whatever "fighting/positive" attitude/outlook I have is certainly being tested. Out-of-whack perhaps, but for me, selling my MCs is more devastating than having a 4th OHS, 11/11/2011. The time of year ... cruise nights, shows, gatherings, road trips ... makes this even more unbearable & frustrating.

At times, I just want them all sold NOW ... with a quick end so I'm not thinking about it. Yet, the thought of no longer being a member of some boards & no longer owning cars that have, at the very least, defined part of my life ... is rather sobering (I don't drink). As appealing to me as it is to only have a rear-wheel-drive-only nameplate car, it's tough to keep the tears away at the thought of selling what I've worked so hard to own & keep, especially when I look at all of the models, brochures & other memorabilia I've also collected.

Anyway, I'm sorry I forgot to include the questions for the requirements. So, if you have not received an Email from me (11 people have, with over half qualifying for the $1 price), EMAIL answers to ALL of the below questions (for $1, you can put in the effort) & we'll go from there. The $1 price is NOT a gimmick; if I asked what they are worth TO ME, nobody would be able to afford or want to buy them. EM, again, is:

faithcubsmc2691

@

aol.com

1a ... In which car(s) are you interested?

1b ... On which board did you see the ad?

2 ... Where do you plan to store the car(s)?

[For the $1 price, a garage/storage space (preferably heated if you're in the northern states) needs to be ready.]

3 ... Are you able to finalize the purchase & pick the car(s) up before the end of July 2012?

[For the $1 price, I will NOT ship vehicles. Buyers MUST pick up the car(s) in person. Since none of them have or will be started since early November 2011, I suggest trailering the car(s) home.]

4 ... What GM vehicles have you owned or leased?

[For the $1 price, be honest with what all you've owned.]

5 ... What are your plans for the car(s)?

Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic

CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

* roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum = http://rdwhl-capriceclassic.proboards.com/ *

"I'm still alive inside" __ Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown __ 'No Air'

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"Something inside has died" __ Carole King __ 'It's Too Late'

In the last week or so, I've fluctuated TOO many times between believing the best course of action is to sell & "move on"/say goodbye to my MCs ...versus... to find a way to keep for what I've worked so hard. It's difficult to fathom saying goodbye, particularly to my MCs...

...72 (mine for ~10 years)

...76 (mine for ~14 years)

...79 (mine for ~20 years, 1st car)

...81 (mine for ~13 years, ~17 years w/parents; will go back to them or to my sis/bro-in-law)

...87 (mine for ~9 years)

...BUT, maybe it's for the best. Reading through the Emails I've received of plans & ability (skills/money) to follow through, it seems my MCs would be better with new owners. That helps...somewhat.

It will be difficult (especially for the '72 & '76) to determine who benefits with the $1 price. The '79 & '87 have less interest, so if you are thinking about either, EMAIL me ASAP. I'll send an Email to all who've Emailed me (BCC'd) sometime this week. Yes, I'd prefer to sell for $1 (no amount of money would replace them).

On a side note, I'm considering an offer to attend the MC Nationals this coming week/weekend in TN. I'm on the proverbial fence right now, going back'n'forth on whether to accept or not.... It'd be good to get out of the house, do a road trip (of sorts), see friends (family), & MAYBE network. On the other hand, I know others a lot worse off than I am...& I don't want to send the wrong message....

Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic

*** 3rd GEN MC (1978,1979,1980) FORUM > http://thirdgenmontes.proboards.com/ ***

** 6th GEN (2000-07) GROUP > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/y2kmontecarloclub/ **

"There must be a reason for this pain I'm going through" __ Merle Haggard __ 'A Better Love Next Time'

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"This is not where you belong" __ Restless Heart __ 'Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right)?'

I appreciate the Emails/interest in my cars. Early Tuesday morning (1a my time), I sent a new set of questions to ~35 people. Once I have ALL responses, I'll evaluate & decide who gets which car. This is tougher than I imagined on many levels & for many reasons.

Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic

CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

* roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum * = http://rdwhl-capriceclassic.proboards.com/

"Happiness ain't never how you think it should be so" __ Duncan Sheik __ 'She Runs Away'

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dfelt    1,869

I wish you the best Knight, Good luck with the emails!

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"It's only going to make me strong" __ LeAnn Rimes __ 'Life Goes On'

I arrived home from the MC Nats & was diagnosed w/pneumonia ~6 hours later. I was hospitalized 4 days & 3 nights, which will most-likely blow what is left of my "unemployment budget".

I didn't think that the 1st time my nephew saw my cars out of the garage would probably be the last time, too. 11/05/2011 (6 days before my 11/11/11 OHS)...:

11052011_CarNephewTime_08_79_BackSeat.jpg

I believe I've decided who gets dibs on each car; I will notify buyers soon.

Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 1 Caprice Classic

CHD.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

* roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum = http://rdwhl-capriceclassic.proboards.com/

"I close my eyes & dream away" __ Roxette __ 'It Must've Been Love'

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