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A day in the life... June 11th 2006

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Okay so first off the sig says it all. Today was

a rollercoaster of a day. Thank god I had XP

& Penguin there for emotional support. :P

10:00am WTF, that hole in the car cover is weird... :blink:

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10:01am Title, Registration, 2 keys, 2 P&S documents & a CD filled wiht hundreds of photos of the Camaro.

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12:45pm

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1:00pm Depressing... That wad of 49 $100 bills feels soulless and wrong in my back pocket. :(

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1:01am

I dial a 781 area code phone number and cross my fingers.

Oldest car in my possesion right now is a 1984 Japanese

sedan... time is of the essance. I can not let the sun drop

below the horizon without having another 1960s classic car

in my possession, if only on paper. After a brief

conversation I tell sPenguin I'll gas up his 'Bu with some

premium if he can drive like the wind to Ashburnham, Mass

so we can fletbed a 1964 Super 88 to my house ASAP.

3:30pm

This wad of ca$h is just 45% of the money I just got

for the Camaro 2 hours ago & yet it buys me a 1964

Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop with 24,000 mi.

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5:30pm

It's been two hours and we're still on the cell trying

to find a legit towing company that will take my

ATMC Tow Benefit card & send out a Flatbed to get

my new pride and joy home.

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5:45pm

A flatbed has been dispatched, but it's in Concord Mass

so we have a 1.5 - 2.0 hour wait. Fu$% it, SPenguin &

I just sit in the Supah-88 and shoot the $h! about how

cool it will be to make a 1981 Malibu sandwich using a

white 1964 Olds and a white XXXX XXXXXXX*.

* not allowed to say word 1 about the car XP might be

buying soon, like within two weeks soon.

BTW ...yes, this is the original dealer decal from a now

defunct Oldsmobile dealer that is semi-famous in the

New England area.

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7:20pm

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8:15pm

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8:25pm

Both Marcia & Sofia approve of the newest addition

to the Tight Whips Car Club.

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Who the heck is this goofy looking Ba$tard with a trucker's tan?

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I sold my Camaro to a nice kid who payed me every cent of

the $4900 he promissed to pay by clicking "BUY NOW", and

it will get the restoration it deserved back in 1986.

Marcia has $2000 in her pocket that will help with the

downpayment on our first house, which will hopefully

be happening soon.

I've got a gorgeous classic 4dr hardtop and $700 left

over for the valvejob, tires & other miscelaneous

things the car will require in the coming months.

WIN - WIN - WIN!!!

Who says that the Full Moon is a jinxed day???

---------------- Good Night!

~ Silvester AKA Chapman

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The "Sixty8Panther" Camaro has left the building... Godspeed little guy.

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nice... sorry to see the camaro go... but hey... that super 88 looks awesome! lots of luck with it man

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Cray_Z28    0

Sweet addition. I don't think I would have the strength to part with the Camaro, but the picture that shows the windows down and no post is convincing. The blue interior will probably limit the exterior colors a bit if you are not going to keep it as is. It looks good white! Congrats again.

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GMTruckGuy74    228

Well Sixty8, at least you're going in the right direction towards your ultimate goal (1968 ---> 1964 ---> 1959)!!! So is this a stop-gap measure to hold you over until you find your ultimate '59 Buick???

The Olds is a nice looking car... I guess I'm too much of a Pontiac man when it comes to '60s cars. Good luck with it and keep us posted (with pics too). At least it's not a Mazda (j/k BV!).

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Well Sixty8, at least you're going in the right direction towards your ultimate goal (1968 ---> 1964 ---> 1959)!!!  So is this a stop-gap measure to hold you over until you find your ultimate '59 Buick???

That's exactly what I said this afternoon. I told SP that

if I had bought a 1972 Chevelle or what not I'd be

headed in the wrong direction, hardtop or not, but this

is definitely a nice stepping-stone to a 1959 Buick HT. :)

The Olds is a nice looking car... I guess I'm too much of a Pontiac man when it comes to '60s cars.

I like 'em all but this car found ME not the other way

around. The condition, MY & hardtop bodystyle pretty

much makes this a steal. As SP put it today, I should be

charged with theft for paying $2200 for this beast. If it

had been a Bel Air, LeSabre, Catalina, Sedan deVille,

Lebaron, Polara, Belvedere, Comet, Fairlane,

Continental, American, Comander or almost anything in

between I still probably would have bought it if it was

99% complete, 24K for milage but needed a valvejob.

Good luck with it and keep us posted (with pics too).

You bet. :wink:

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congrats Sixt...thats a beauty :thumbsup:

Let me know when you decide to part with it...it would look nice parked next to my '79 ^_^

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ocnblu    731

What a car! Cruisemaster...

Best of luck with it, man.

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Thanks everyone. :)

Just like with the Camaro the first night I had it, I could not

fall asleep last night. Kept tossing and turning (not like me)

and finally just got out of bed at 3:00am, threw on some

clothes and went to sit inside the car for like an hour.

This thing even has that "1960s new car smell" from the

outside. Like when it was being rolled off the flatbed in my

driveway before the car's door was even opened I could

smell the car's interior from 15 feet away, door closed &

windows up. 8)

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z28luvr01    170

Don't feel bad...

Chevrolet - Pontiac - Oldsmobile - Buick - Cadillac

...you upgraded!

*kicks Fly in the shin*

That 88 is pretty darn nice, especially for the price. Congrats. I'd love to see some pics of it all nice and clean. From the looks of it you better not leave the keys where Sophie could reach them.

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I hooked up the Q45's battery to it while she was inside and showed her

how to use the freight train air trumpet of a horn wiht the buttons on the

steering wheel. Pretty soon she was waking up everyone including the

people in the graveyard down the street. I thought the Fleetwood

Brougham horns were loud... this is insane.

I have a air horn setup in the Datsun running off a relay and in

conjunction wiht a Roadmaster Horn & the stock Datsun horn for a total

of four horns and the car is pretty loud, like practical joke in a parking

lot loud, but the Olds' stock 42 year old horns put the Datsun to shame. :blink:

Z28luv:

It's aint an 88 it's a SUPAH-88! [/bahstan_ax-cent] :pbjtime:

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Camino LS6    866

Congrats, man. I'm glad things worked out for you the way you wanted. I'll know who it is if some huge white beast comes gliding down the lane someday.( Just ace a few geese on the way would you?)

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Wow, what a day, Sixty8!

Congrats all the way around!

Cort, "Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip", 32swm/pig valve/pacemaker

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"That's the price that we all pay" ... New Order ... 'True Faith'

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Thanks guys.

The new owner of the Sixty8 called said 2nd gear is blown in the transmission.

I guess I never listed that but since I said in the auction pretty much everything

needs a restoration I thought it was self explanatory but whatever. He asked me

over the phone today to give him a $200 kickback for a new/rebuilt TH350 so

I negotiated for $150 and told him I'd send him a M.O. He seems like a nice

enough guy, he payed top dollar for the car with Buy Now, so I'm going to do

the right thing and send him the money. After all he could have showed up and

offered $4200 for the car and came up with some lame excuse as to why he

can't pay the whole amount as promised. So many scumbags on eBay do that

or worse. Still that's another $150 that I will not have to put into the Super 88.

Videos coming soon. :)

Camino: You lost me with the Geese part. :mellow:

Enzora: I think I'll keep it for a few years & get it perfect, then upgrade to a 59-B.

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Camino LS6    866

The damn geese sit in the lane by the pond and crap all over the blacktop. They are not my favorite critters. Although it is fun to sneak up close in the Maserati and hit the air horn. :AH-HA_wink:

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Looks good to me. good luck on getting it into good condition. If I had the money for it, I would go and offer the guy that lives down the road from where I work the 4500 he's asking for a '57 Chevy Belair 4-dr that looks in very good condition, but alas, I don't have the money....oh well.

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Bel Air 4dr? HT of sedan? Eitehr way they're quite the car.

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yeah, its a Belair four door sedan, hard top, needs paint, maybe some minor surface rust, last time I asked, it ran (about a month ago), I just don't have the available cash for it and I can't convince Amy to let me go and take a loan out for it.

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I don't know what it is but seeing all those winows down is

just such a rush. There's absolutely perfect visibility with

not so much as a 1" thick pillar. It's been three days since

I bought the Super and every morning I'm still speechless

when I get in and turn on the AM radio after rolling down

all four windows & opening the vent windows.

I cufking love this car! :wub:

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New owner bringing the car around to the trailer.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Six...nt=DSCN3719.flv

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One last ride, he was not used to the crappy brakes...

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Six...nt=DSCN3720.flv

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Off she goes... how depressing. time to get the Super 88 before I kill myself.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Six...nt=DSCN3733.flv

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oh man... that last video... i was near tears... i wouldnt have been able to deal with it...

unless i knew i was about to go buy a 1969 vette L88, or a 1968 Firebird 400 formula... or a 69 GTO "The Judge" or a 1973 Trans Am SD455...

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