Sunday, August 2, 2009

Random Posts For A Sunday...

No Sunday Videos this week... My "main" computer is still infected with the virus from hell and looking for videos on the back-up computer I'm using (which is probably older than many of the cars I've written about) is a painfully slow process.

Computer techs are a whole different breed. Expediency means nothing to them. If your car breaks down, you can probably find a mechanic who will get you back on the road in a day or two. They know the car is important. If a major appliance stops working, you can most certainly get someone to repair it within 24 hours. Heck, just a couple of weeks ago the A/C unit on the roof of my business quit. One phone call and two hours later there was a guy on the roof (in the rain) repairing it... Computer techs just take their time... Nope, it doesn't matter that the computer he's repairing is the one I use to run my business. He'll get to it when he gets to it.

Anyway, so here are a few things you can waste a few minutes on today and hopefully my computer and the Sunday Videos will be back next week...

Supercars Across America - My friend Jeff sent me the link to this blog. He knows the guy writing it.
"Four guys, four cars, from Manhattan to Monterey... a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti... a Ferrari 16M Scuderia... a McLaren F1... a one-off show car, the Bertone Mantide..."
That's the gist of the blog. The first post was July 31 and there appear to be regular Twitter updates posted. As Jeff wrote in the e-mail to me "This should be interesting to follow..."

Click here to find the blog.

Pictures of Junk Cars in Belgium (I think) - I stumbled on this site a few months ago. If I had the time this is something I'd love to do... a junkyard tour.
Click here to see the pictures.

Updates On Some of the Cars I Written About...

1983 Audi UR-Quattro - This sold for $8050.00. That's a fair price in these economic tmes. In my opinion, in a year or two, if we ever get out of this recession, you can add $2K to $4K to that price.

1972 Fiat 124 Coupe
- This sold for $6500.00. That's a lot of money for an old Fiat, but the Coupes are starting to fetch that kind of money. It really is a nice car and, given how so few survive, probably worth the money.

1983 Renault LeCar 4 Door
- Someone was very smart and used "Buy It Now" to purchase this car for $1175.00. Honestly, I think the seller could have gotten more. No, it's not a "classic car", but it is still a cool old car and a rare survivor at that. I hope it gets the restoration it deserves.

Stephen Blake's Avanti Prototype - This did not meet the reserve at $15,200.00. This is one of those cars that you need to find the right buyer at the exact right time. I don't know what the seller was expecting to get, but if it's reasonable, it will sell eventually. It will just take some time.

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia - I wrote about this car back in January. The Buy It Now price was $29,500.00 and it had a starting bid of $23,000.00. It didn't sell. It's back on eBay with a starting bid of $18,000.00 and no Buy It Now price. Click here to see the listing.

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