Being such an enthusiast, I’m always keeping an eye out for new and interesting cars. Not to buy...I wish, but to enjoy. This was a banner week for a few reasons. The car that really sticks in my mind is a 2002ish BMW M5 that followed me out of Kroger a few days ago. It immediately almost got into an accident...no fault of the owner. He then passed me and pulled into a local restaurant. Of course, I pulled into say hi! It turns out his dad bought it new and it only has 38,000 miles. Knowing I could not afford it I asked him if it was for sale...you know, for a friend. It was not as he bought if from his dad for one dollar and was going to keep it forever. He was scheduled for some spruce up work at Enthusiast Auto Group so I had to text Eric, the owner, that I was drooling on one of his customers’ cars. Check out my Instagram feed for the pics.
I was back at Opie’s for his Cars & Coffee Saturday with a bunch of guys from my church. I’m the “car ministry” guy who coordinates visits to cool places. This time I had four newbies and a caravan of five nice cars: VW R32, 1956 Thunderbird, 996 911, Subaru STI and a M4...a nice and diverse group! Opie hosted the Concours Dinner I recently posted about and I got a closer look at his “new to him” 1968 Shelby GT 500 KR. I have dream cars and then I have DREAM cars and that is one of them. The only way it could have been better if it was a convertible four speed:). I’ve owned three Mustangs and they all have been manual so I have to keep the tradition alive right?
Another weird car that caught my eye recently was a truck. I was in Chicago and checked out the Iron Horse Motor Condos outside of Naperville, IL. That place is insane and more to come on that one. Picture lofts with the bottom floor being your six car garage. Outside was these weird, glitter enhance, 1970s decorated, convertible Blazer with side pipes. I had no idea what was going on with it but I loved it! Totally nuts. See pics here. I'm posting a lot more using the Instagram Stories function so check that out if you want to see live videos.
I’ve recently become a Selling Agent for collectible cars. This happened organically yet I find myself representing three cars within a few weeks. The first is live on www.Bringatrailer.com now. It is an amazing 1965 Corvette convertible I’ve been chasing for four years. I ran across it while going for a walk and it wasn’t for sale. It is awesome because the same folks have owned it since April of 1965. They are great and I’ve come to know them very well. I tried to buy it last year and we agreed on a price yet they couldn’t let go of it yet. I get it. After owning it for 54 years, I get not being able to let it go. Well, they called me this Spring ready to sell but I already bought the Porsche...happy and sad moment all at the same time. I’m out but I offered to sell it for them. If you are in the market, this is a fabulously original Corvette that is a great buy.
Since then, I’ve agreed to help sell a preservation class, NCRS judged 1969 Corvette with a 427 and the earlier mentioned 1956 Thunderbird from the cruise to Opie’s. This is incredibly fun and I will do my best for these folks. Truly great cars that will be going on to new customers soon. Stay tuned for updates and keep your wheels straight on those burn outs!
Greg draws, talks, vlogs, blogs, writes, evaluates, judges, appraises, video tapes and consumes all things automotive. He even regurgitates useless car facts, stories, pictures and shares cool car places he's visited recently if you give him a chance.