Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Finally Getting Serious about Selling Daddy's Car
Back some time ago I wrote about getting Daddy's car back in running condition and putting it out in the yard with a FOR SALE sign on it. We posted a FIRM price on it, so we would not be bothered by lots of local folks thinking it might be a $500 car. We have had plenty of people stop, a few who sounded like they would be back with the money almost immediately, a couple who seemed to really appreciate what a gem it is, and some who wanted to customize it and ruin it, as far as I was concerned.
None of the local people who had always said they wanted to buy it when Daddy died have shown any interest in doing so. Wishful thinking.
So, since we will be having a big Yard/Estate Sale next month some time, it seems like it is time to start really trying to sell the car. We still have not put it in the paper, because I just wasn't as ready to part with it as I thought I was. I finally took lots of pictures of it this week. I couldn't resist giving the trunk a parting caress as I came back in the house. It's almost like saying goodbye to Daddy all over again. I have been working the last couple of days on putting up a website about the car, so I am coming to terms with the fact that we really are going to sell it.
It was sad and fun at the same time for me to go back and re-read all of the posts I wrote about some of Daddy's cars, starting with his first automobile in 1914 up to this, his last one, and I put the link to this post in the sales page, so collectors and those who enjoy nostalgia could enjoy reading them, too.
9 Year Old Driver! Vintage Auto Memories Part I
First Driver's License - Vintage Auto Memories Part II
Life Before the Bottom Fell Out - Automobile Memories Part IV
Just Married - Automobile Memories Part V
Daddy's Idea of a Vacation
Burma Shave, Stuckeys & Hand Surfing Memories
The Year Daddy Hated to Drive to Chicago
1969 Chevrolet Caprice - His Last Automobile
Selling Daddy's Car
I am glad I decided to make the website, as I posted almost 60 photos, so I will always be able to revisit it any time I want to, for as long as I want to.
It may have a new owner sometime in the future, but it will always be "Daddy's Car."