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Thread: Ebay and Craigslist ads - Lots of Sevens for sale

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    Dang I gotta get my garage built and the 55 T Bird finished so I can get a 7. That superlight 400 on ebay is callin my name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCh View Post
    Wow, he didn't keep that long!

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    Is he called Bob?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    Is he called Bob?
    Hey, I resemble that remark!



    Now you have done it Croc! Pee Wee is on a rampage (poor Mr. Bill and Les Suave) and you don't want to get in his path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro Bob View Post
    Now you have done it Croc! Pee Wee is on a rampage (poor Mr. Bill and Les Suave) and you don't want to get in his path.

    Time for another Storker, hey Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcarguy View Post
    Time for another Storker, hey Bob.
    I give him 3 weeks before he buys another.
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    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
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    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
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    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCh View Post
    Wow, he didn't keep that long!

    -John
    $2K in sales tax down the drain....

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    Has anyone had issues buying a 7 from Craigslist, especially from some distance away?

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    I had an issue purchasing a car sight unseen on Craigslist that Croc had found and posted. The seller/builder of the car was a superb constructor but did not know a lot about mechanical issues. I had driven half way across the country to find that the car had a leaking intake manifold with antifreeze clearly visible on the engine block. I checked the oil and there was no indication of antifreeze incursion into the oil. The seller was truly apologetic and offered to pay half of the necessary guesstimated repair which I thought was more than fair.

    Had the seller been something of a crook, there could have been numerous undisclosed discrepancies that would have made the deal untenable. I try to buy from people that have a public history of being on the up and up and tend to shy away from people that do not have a positive public presence. If it were me, I would try and contact someone on our site that lives close to the car of interest and have them give it a once over before considering moving forward. Unless the car is a steal and it doesn't matter what is wrong and can be fixed within a reasonable budget. Even, then, I would carefully query the seller to understand what is what with the car?
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    AB: Solid advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgedodson View Post
    Has anyone had issues buying a 7 from Craigslist, especially from some distance away?
    I went across the country for my 7. It was a forum post but might as well have been a craigslist listing. (it was also listed on some racecarsforsale website). Low posting member with little communication. Lucky for me I had a friend that lived out in the area and did a preliminary overlook for the car before I flew out, took pictures etc.

    The car still had lots of issues between original build and whatever the previous owners did. Took close to a year to get original issues sorted out, but the price was worth it and in my history of cars I expected it needing work, so no regrets on my end.


    As AB said, having somebody local come out and check it out first can save everybody a lot of wasted time, particularly if you have no reason to trust the seller. You'd be surprised at how many people are willing to dedicate a day to check out a car for somebody else, especially if it's something they are passionate about.


    When I was buying my first bike over a decade ago and the forums were much stronger, I actually had two volunteers to check out a bike for me that was about 11 hours away before I made my trip.

    The pre-inspection can eliminate a lot of guess work and make you feel a lot better about committing a trip without having your stomach in knots about the unknown.
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