Discussion in 'FS: Cars, Motorcycles, Boats' started by prezawagon, Jan 11, 2006.
Well hello there...
Anyone know what this thing is? Emergency flare or something?
Part of the Shorty the Firefighter repair kit.
I was actually gonna say something to the effect of a JDM quick fix kit that they didn't offer here. Haha.
Sweet Jesus, yes.
Gorgeous 4 door!
I usually don't like these "older" ones, but this thing kinda does it for me. Something about that goofy hood scoop and all of the other little details. This speaks to me more than a 22b.
I don't think I could shift with my left hand.
I'm 100% confident I couldn't. If I ever won the lottery I'd be buying an R34 and having it converted to LHD. Haha.
You would be surprised...I broke my right arm and got PRETTY GOOD at "shifting" with my left hand lol.
I can now even use chopsticks with my left hand! (and yes, by "use chopsticks" I definitely mean jerk off with chopsticks)
There's definitely a Mastur Splinter joke in here somewhere.
I put in my bid
Which one are you...? Haha.
Totes adorable? It's Sambar, you fvck.
Boa-boy oz of course.
That pop of wood grain is quite elegant!
@tangledupinblu I think I found you a new contractor van.
That poor car... Haha.
I included it for comedic relief.
I will say, despite all of the absolute bullsh!t going on there it appears they did manage to at least mount the front lip to something structurally sound and not just to the front bumper cover.
Long story long, I got to see this thing in person randomly a few weeks ago when I went to Sioux Falls for the World of Outlaws. Was on this classic car auction and I about sh!t when I got in and saw the odometer. By far the cleanest bugeye I've ever seen in person. Refrained from posting it before because I was hoping it would stay low enough where we could snatch it, but that's definitely not happening anymore. Haha.
Why can't I see what it sold for? And they have a thing or two to learn about car photography for an online only auction site.
Dang. That's stupid. Now I wish I would've watched it close.
The first time it was on auction I found it at $4750. Of course already more than I was hoping for (was really hoping the fact that it was at some random as place in SD would somehow make it so nobody found it, haha) but was actually lower than I expected and still manageable. I saw it bid up to $5100 then and the reserve still wasn't met. Didn't say what the reserve was of course and it ended up not selling.
Second time around there was no reserve apparently and I found it over a week ago at like $3k or so. Got excited for a little while but knew it wouldn't stay.
This was this morning about an hour before close (at a number closer to what I was expecting it to sell for the first time I looked it up).
Stupid price for a 20 year old car, but I can kind of see the allure of a low mileage vehicle from that era (lack of troublesome technology) provided it isn't a rebuild or has a lot of hidden rust.
Everything about it was absurdly clean, even the underneath. It was kinda surreal to see in person, honestly. The few things I noticed that were a little "off" was that although it appeared to be all original under the hood, the turbo heat shield was GrimmSpeed. The downpipe didn't look like the usual stock one, but also didn't look like a typical massive aftermarket one either. Looked like what I'd imagine you'd get from Rock Auto or something as a stock replacement with cats I guess.
Also both of the rear doors had 3 tiny little holes in them at the bottom back corner, right by the curved part. There was nothing on the inside or outside there but I can only assume it was possibly for some weird trim piece of some sort? I don't think I got pics of that.
Lastly, the VIN tag on the driver's side pillar had overspray on it. I find this kinda interesting cuz you'd just assume it probably had body work done to it at some point, which would be kinda sad for the mileage but obviously entirely possible. That said, I would also assume the paint work would be done on the exterior only and typically not in the area where the vin tag goes. Unless you're doing a structural repair like pulling a smashed rocker out or replacing metal because of rust, but I can't imagine this thing being a victim of either of those scenarios.
Long story long, I'm not a big sedan guy but I would've loved to add this thing to the stable if it was within our budget. I don't think we've owned a car under 100k yet and it would be pretty wild if our first would've been a near mint "vintage" WRX. Haha.
Here are some more pics I took.
From that info...someone was a sucker
That car has a story to tell.
https://www.caranddriver.com/review...licks, NON AM 90D Opens, Both Subbed Last 30D
Damn that's sexy. But $600k?! Jesus. I don't think that'd even be on my list if I won the Powerball.
I will pay with a left nut if they would consider it. But it appears to be that the 25 examples are already sold. Sequential gearbox, built block with a garret turbo, and anti lag…yes please!
And damn it looks so good.
Let's be honest, I probably would, too. A) because my ball is probably worth nowhere near $600k, so it'd be a huge cum up (hehe) for me, and b) I've already got the kid out of the way and am nearing 40, so why not ditch one in favor of a sweet ride. Haha.
It's definitely a badass car, but like most commenters on that page, there are numerous things I'd get before that for the money.