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(East Grinstead Courier)   Buying a car for £1,500 and selling it for £25,000 a few years later = happiness. Seeing that same car sell for £17 million pounds?? Oh.. fark   (eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk) divider line 60
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2013-11-14 05:50:31 AM
£ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.
 
2013-11-14 06:52:20 AM

colinspooky: £ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.


Perhaps they withdrew it from an ATM machine?
 
2013-11-14 07:30:47 AM
Link's broke.....so uh what kind of car was it anyhow? Pontiac Parisienne wagon with wood grain paneling?
 
2013-11-14 07:37:28 AM
Had to clear my cache to get there this is the same model mentioned in the article.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-14 07:38:10 AM

berylman: Link's broke.....so uh what kind of car was it anyhow? Pontiac Parisienne wagon with wood grain paneling?


www.beertripper.com

A convertible, I think?
 
2013-11-14 07:40:41 AM

berylman: Link's broke.....so uh what kind of car was it anyhow? Pontiac Parisienne wagon with wood grain paneling?


An Aston Martin DBR1 or DBR2. The journalist isn't sure which.
 
2013-11-14 07:44:27 AM

berylman: Link's broke.....so uh what kind of car was it anyhow? Pontiac Parisienne wagon with wood grain paneling?


ELF
 
2013-11-14 07:46:33 AM
A used car dealer relative turned down the opportunity to buy a 250LM for £600 in the early '70s and (given that I inherited his (all but worthless) estate) I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

MooseUpNorth: An Aston Martin DBR1 or DBR2. The journalist isn't sure which.


notsureifserious.jpg

The 2 is the chassis number. Five cars were built in total, DBR1/1, DBR 1/2, etc.
 
2013-11-14 07:46:58 AM
I'd buy that for a dollar.
 
2013-11-14 07:47:08 AM
Yeah, kind of shocking to see an old girlfriend go for that much.  But he took her virginity and all the joy she had
 
2013-11-14 07:51:08 AM

berylman: Link's broke.....so uh what kind of car was it anyhow? Pontiac Parisienne wagon with wood grain paneling?


media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2013-11-14 07:51:10 AM
Meh. Inflation is a biatch.
 
2013-11-14 07:52:09 AM

EvilEgg: colinspooky: £ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.

Perhaps they withdrew it from an ATM machine?


I hope they typed in the correct PIN number.
 
2013-11-14 07:52:11 AM
I'd like my next car to appreciate
 
2013-11-14 07:53:54 AM
Aston Martin DBR1/2

So, if I jumped in to my wayback and set the dials to England 1960 with my pet human, how would I ask for this vehicle?

Hello, I am a talking dog and I wish to purchase an Aston Martin Dee Bee Are One Half? Why are you laughing at me? I could go back to 1941 and you'd be speaking German. Just like that.
 
2013-11-14 07:55:01 AM
He's 74 and is apprehensive about selling some spare parts! Maybe he should just take them with him.
 
2013-11-14 07:56:23 AM

HaywoodJablonski: I'd like my next car to appreciate


Mercedes W126. Daily driveable, good examples are already appreciating.
 
2013-11-14 07:57:37 AM

HaywoodJablonski: I'd like my next car to appreciate


Break up with it for a while. That'll teach it.
 
2013-11-14 07:57:51 AM
There are a lot of ways you could have turned $25k into millions if you could go back to 1975. shiat I could go back to 2009 an buy bitcoins or Pier 1 stock, and not have to live through Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles again.

Besides, dude's 74. What's he going to do with that money anyway?
 
2013-11-14 07:58:52 AM

colinspooky: £ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.


Could be to squash any confusion between Italian Lira and Pound Stirling as they use the same symbol.
 
2013-11-14 08:01:58 AM

wild9: Could be to squash any confusion between Italian Lira and Pound Stirling as they use the same symbol.


True, although it's relatively unlikely that the auction house deals in a currency which ceased to be legal tender 11 years ago.
 
2013-11-14 08:03:10 AM

wild9: colinspooky: £ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.

Could be to squash any confusion between Italian Lira and Pound Stirling as they use the same symbol.


Just use GBP. It's less ambiguous. USD, HKD, GBP,  EUR, JPY, and so on. It's the way us international finance people do it, after going to the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-11-14 08:04:02 AM

wild9: colinspooky: £ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.

Could be to squash any confusion between Italian Lira and Pound Stirling as they use the same symbol.


Heh. What's a Lira?

Also,

PIN. N=number. I see what you did there.
 
2013-11-14 08:09:18 AM

FarkinNortherner: Mercedes W126


I love those things.
 
2013-11-14 08:11:23 AM
If he bought it for 1500 and raced it on 3 continents, he didn't make any money selling it for 25k to begin with.
 
2013-11-14 08:14:29 AM
Wahhh, I sold something at a profit and thirty years later someone else sold it for an even bigger profit.

I knew I should have convinced my mom to keep that Pinto!
 
2013-11-14 08:14:41 AM

H31N0US: wild9: colinspooky: £ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.

Could be to squash any confusion between Italian Lira and Pound Stirling as they use the same symbol.

Just use GBP. It's less ambiguous. USD, HKD, GBP,  EUR, JPY, and so on. It's the way us international finance people do it, after going to the gym in 26 minutes.


Much less confusion :)
 
2013-11-14 08:21:36 AM

The Muthaship: If he bought it for 1500 and raced it on 3 continents, he didn't make any money selling it for 25k to begin with.


Having just sold my race car, I can concur.
 
2013-11-14 08:23:29 AM
cdn.mos.totalfilm.com

"Look at this. It's worthless - 1500 pounds from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in a garage for a thirty-five years, it becomes priceless...well...17,000,000 pounds is the price, but you feel what I'm gettin' at?...and how do I make that little tricked-up L with a bar through it that stands for 'pounds'?...do I have to change my keyboard or is it one of those 'Hatemail'...pardon, HTML...bullshiat tricks...I f*ckin' hate the goddam intarwebs, don't you Dr. Jones?...I'm gonna just get drunk and have a 'menage a trois'...yeah, I'm FRENCH!...with Marion and the little Nazi monkey...no, not that one...the one with the branded hand."
 
2013-11-14 08:25:03 AM
Would have offered him that...

img.poptower.com
 
2013-11-14 08:25:51 AM

EvilEgg: colinspooky: £ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.

Perhaps they withdrew it from an ATM machine?


An Ass-To-Mouth machine?
 
2013-11-14 08:28:58 AM
Seen sobbing into their pints:

channelhopping.onthebox.com
 
2013-11-14 08:29:17 AM

IwasKloot: EvilEgg: colinspooky: £ = pounds. You don't need both. Hope that helps.

Perhaps they withdrew it from an ATM machine?

An Ass-To-Mouth machine?


Remind me not to bank with you
 
2013-11-14 08:31:53 AM

H31N0US: There are a lot of ways you could have turned $25k into millions if you could go back to 1975. shiat I could go back to 2009 an buy bitcoins or Pier 1 stock, and not have to live through Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles again.


In a fair (read: socialist) system, prices are fixed for ever and ever, specifically to stop the speculation that leads to entrepreneurship, invention, industry, and all the other evils of capitalist culture. Value must derive solely from the materials used to create the product and the cost of the labor and effort involved, and not increase just because something becomes rare or famous.

/because this makes the people who sold it for less that it is now worth angry that they didn't get the current price
//and therefore that's inherently unfair
 
2013-11-14 08:32:35 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Seen sobbing into their pints:

[channelhopping.onthebox.com image 500x333]


Edd China in a 1960ish Fiat 500 Abarth.  Now that's comedy.
 
2013-11-14 08:41:59 AM
OK, who is the East Grinstead Farker out there? Time for an EG Fark Party? Get hammered in The Broadway then on to a fight at Poison IV, finish up with a kebab from EG Charcoal Grill???
 
2013-11-14 08:45:59 AM

The Muthaship


Edd China in a 1960ish Fiat 500 Abarth. Now that's comedy.


Which is why I chose that pic. :-)

I haven't seen the Fiat episode yet but he did all right in the Lotus Elan.
 
2013-11-14 08:46:20 AM
Seeing as how I just sold a car that after some careful work (about $20k worth) will be worth $40k for 10k, I'm getting a kick out of these replies

I can't afford to restore it, can't afford to let it sit, and if it were restored i couldn't afford the insurance.  So I sold it to someone who will lovingly care for it and have it as his forever car...


/ '84 911 w/ M491 option aka Factory Turbo Look
// one of 420 made
 
2013-11-14 08:50:38 AM

Deep Contact: He's 74 and is apprehensive about selling some spare parts!


For a car he hasn't owned since 1975.

/East Grinstead, on my Fark? It's more likely than I thought.
//Next up: Crawley.
 
2013-11-14 08:51:45 AM

I'm no expert but...: East Grinstead


Is there a West Grinstead?

I see Felbridge Rd and Crawley Down Road but no Crawley Crossthe Road or Puke Innthe Rd.
 
2013-11-14 08:51:47 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: I haven't seen the Fiat episode yet but he did all right in the Lotus Elan.


I don't know how he fits in some of those cars.  What is he, 6'8"?
 
2013-11-14 09:00:01 AM

The Muthaship: Englebert Slaptyback: I haven't seen the Fiat episode yet but he did all right in the Lotus Elan.

I don't know how he fits in some of those cars.  What is he, 6'8"?


I don't think he fit in the lotus with the top up.
 
2013-11-14 09:09:16 AM

The Muthaship


I don't know how he fits in some of those cars. What is he, 6'8"?


I had to look it up, but the consensus on the intertubes is that he is 6' 7".
 
2013-11-14 09:11:50 AM

Tom_Slick


I don't think he fit in the lotus with the top up.


They probably didn't try. The only shot I can recall with the top up is the 360-degree view after the car was completed.
 
2013-11-14 09:12:40 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: I'm no expert but...: East Grinstead

Is there a West Grinstead?

I see Felbridge Rd and Crawley Down Road but no Crawley Crossthe Road or Puke Innthe Rd.


There is a West Grinstead, I drive through it on the way to Bognor Regis. Fark all there, just a couple of big houses.
 
2013-11-14 09:22:12 AM

I'm no expert but...: There is a West Grinstead, I drive through it on the way to Bognor Regis. Fark all there, just a couple of big houses.


And they're 20 miles apart, with Crawley (kinda) in the middle.
 
2013-11-14 09:24:47 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: [cdn.mos.totalfilm.com image 650x365]

"Look at this. It's worthless - 1500 pounds from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in a garage for a thirty-five years, it becomes priceless...well...17,000,000 pounds is the price, but you feel what I'm gettin' at?...and how do I make that little tricked-up L with a bar through it that stands for 'pounds'?...do I have to change my keyboard or is it one of those 'Hatemail'...pardon, HTML...bullshiat tricks...I f*ckin' hate the goddam intarwebs, don't you Dr. Jones?...I'm gonna just get drunk and have a 'menage a trois'...yeah, I'm FRENCH!...with Marion and the little Nazi monkey...no, not that one...the one with the branded hand."


I think I just fell in love.
 
2013-11-14 09:36:55 AM

JohnCarter: Would have offered him that...

[img.poptower.com image 600x481]


Man I despise that guy. Always comes off as a smarmy asshole, and takes 5% off of all those auction sales he "consults" on. The Cobra sale was the worst- guy knew what he wanted for it and could likely get, but Wayne still needs to "strategize" to make the seller feel like he's actually getting something for his $50,000.

Also insulting- acts and talks like am enthusiast but I've never seen him actually work on a car, he has that doddering old guy do everything.
 
2013-11-14 09:38:09 AM
It's important to note that at the time he sold it, nearly 40 years ago, he got a fair price for it. It's not like when he sold it for £25k it was worth £16 million. I worked with a guy that sold a Shelby GT350 (in not great shape) for $18k via an ad in the local newspaper. The guy that bought it, and knew how to use eBay (this was 12 years ago), sold it a month later for $35k.
 
2013-11-14 09:50:20 AM

That's a heavy car how could they know there would be problems with earths gravity?  Thanks Global Warming.


Was this the car?


3.bp.blogspot.com



/Cincinnati has 25 or 30 of these cars that are in most parades.  Do most cities have these car clubs, or are most of them really in this area?

 
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