KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/27/21 5:23 p.m.

Enabler in chief Pete Gosset finally dragged a bit of bait in front of me I couldn't resist.  Tomorrow I'm driving from Lexington KY to Mobile AL to buy a car that doesn't (but nearly does) run.

I just hooked up the trailer, unloaded the Zoomboni, packed a few extra tools, and am considering what is broken inside me that I'm driving 650 miles each way to buy a 29 year old car.   Sigh.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
11/27/21 6:38 p.m.

And you expect us to talk you out of it ?

enablers unite :)    and I have the T shirt ....

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/27/21 7:02 p.m.

In reply to KyAllroad :

I'll wait until you're safely home to say "you're welcome" :-)

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/28/21 6:28 a.m.

heading out. 7 am (ish)

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/28/21 6:29 a.m.

Ugh.  So far

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/28/21 7:25 a.m.

I wish you an uneventful drive!

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/28/21 8:07 a.m.

Damn those are good looking cars

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/28/21 8:28 a.m.

 

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/28/21 10:31 a.m.

gas stop 1.

 

ow

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) Dork
11/28/21 6:06 p.m.

Looking forward to updates. Thats a long drive.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
11/28/21 6:09 p.m.

Is it that twin stick shift Mitsubishi econocar?

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/28/21 6:16 p.m.

Target acquired.  $600 answer.  A little rough around the edges but I know these beasties pretty well at this point.   No body rust!

In reply to KyAllroad :

$600 Rust free Miata, NICE!!!!yes

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/28/21 6:43 p.m.

In reply to KyAllroad :

Score!

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/28/21 6:58 p.m.

Just a couple months ago I bought a parts car for $1200.

 

And sold off the seats, top, finish panel, and left tail-light.  Guess what Grimace needs frown

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
11/28/21 6:59 p.m.

That is a score - even in Barney Purple.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/28/21 7:06 p.m.

Congrats!

"Barney Purple"

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/28/21 9:42 p.m.

In reply to KyAllroad :

I may have a taillight, I'll have to check my stash. I have a decent pair of seats, but those may eventually end up in the DSM. 

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/29/21 12:51 a.m.

Made it to my overnight stop.  18 hours on the road I made it a bit over halfway back home.  1,000 miles of driving while towing an enclosed trailer.   Suburban and trailer have been awesome (if a bit thirsty).

Tomorrow is just 300 miles to home.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/29/21 8:56 a.m.

Gas stop number 4,5, 35?  Who knows anymore, this is ridiculous.  Ramen noodles till Christmas after this sad

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/29/21 9:58 a.m.

In reply to KyAllroad :

After the first gas stop on our way to the Challenge in the RV I just stopped looking at gas prices or the total amount. Good thing we weren't planning on a big Xmas though...

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/29/21 3:37 p.m.

Mildewed inside and out.  Dead battery.  Haven't even tried to start it.

 

Gonna power-wash the worst of the grunge off it and shove it into the garage for some examination.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/29/21 3:41 p.m.

Was that purple a factory color? Never seen one that shade.

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
11/29/21 3:41 p.m.

Did you pay more for the car or the gas to get it?  

Barney looks great laugh

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
11/29/21 5:17 p.m.

In reply to nocones :

I'm afraid to add up the receipts but I believe it was around $500 in gas.

Duster:  The car was black with the tan leather interior.  The purple is very aftermarket, might be plastidip or just cheap paint, some came off during power-washing.

 

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