I finally made a big decision

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  1. fannie

    fannie Well-Known Member

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    It has been on my mind for awhile that perhaps we should sell Lil'Sis. It was a difficult decision to come to but I finally decided to listed her for sale Sunday evening on Market Place on FB. It was actually heart warming how many people wanted a little station wagon. By lunch time Monday I had over a dozen folks message me.
    A middle age man (Leo), who really wanted to come over Sunday night 10:00 pm with a big light, is the one who bought her. The first appointment Monday morning didn't show. There was three other guys who where interested. I promised to message them with the out come. When I did, Leo was so excited, told me he'd be right over it would take about an hour.
    While I was waiting for Leo I answered a bunch of other messages, letting them know of the situation. The other two guys that I had messaged had still not replied. I had a very interesting conversation with one of the fellas. He had a few older cars and wanted to add Lil'Sis to his garage. He sent me pictures of the work he had done and how she would have a good home with him. But he understood he had to wait for Leo to have a look. When Leo and friend arrived they had portable ramps and gave her a good going over. He told me about having just purchasing a small SUV and really wasn't happy with his young family sitting so close to the rear and if there was ever an accident from the back they probably would be injured. He felt the wagon would be much safer. I told him to remember this was 31 year old car and it would need some tlc. He seemed giddy at the opportunity to have an old car to do up.
    Well I was pleased that she was going to a person who seemed excited to haul his family around in and who wanted a car to tinker with. I was also glad the sale happened quickly and didn't drag out over days or weeks.
    Good bye Lil'Sis we had a great time together. :(
     
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    HotRodRacer Well-Known Member

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    Awww. I am sad to hear she's gone, but happy for you if that's what you wanted to happen.
     
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    Sad.........
    But for the best. That rust repair was going to be a lot of work, and you've got the older one to finish up.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    :cussing::cry: Bye little one....:jumping2::sweep:
     
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    Thanks guys, it really is for the best. Some time ago I had her into a body shop that did car wraps. I wanted to see if the wood grain could be put back after the body work was completed. It could, but it was going to cost a lot. As much as I liked this little wagon I didn't want to get into an expensive body job.
    Hubby almost had me talked into selling Fannie and keeping Lil'Sis. But when it came right down to it Fannie is the one I really want to spent my retirement money on. And we also have Cameron, a little van front '83 GMC camper. We just can't keep them all.
    Lil'Sis is going to get the attention she deserves with Leo and she is going to be a "family" car for the very first time.
     
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    They become like family almost. Hard to see them go. We have an Isuzu Trooper that's 35yo and been in the family since new. It was our Dad's last vehicle. Couldn't imagine letting it go. But you still have your wagon to work on.
     
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    fannie Well-Known Member

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    This is another of the reasons to say good bye to Lil'Sis.
     
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    How fortunate that it is going to someone who saw the love you had for the vehicle. It’s exciting when the new owner has as much umpf and passion for the car as you did. It was I know a hard decision. They truly are like family. But you made somebody’s day!
     
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    After Leo got home he messaged me to let me know that the trip home was great, no issues at all. He also thanked me for selling him such a nice car.
     
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    Just noticed this,
    It was a hard choice to make when I decided to let my Magnum go so I understand the feeling but also like you Fannie I have the other wagon to tinker with so all is still good.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Jennifer, I didn't know you were thinking about selling Lil Sis. I'm sorry to hear that you decided to let her go, but as others have mentioned it sounds like it was for the best. It also sounds like Lil Sis went to a good home.
    Now, it's time to focus your attention on Fannie.
     
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    fannie Well-Known Member

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    I had been thinking about it for awhile. It's sad but for the best. We have a few thngis we need to catch up around the house but hopefully we can get back to Fannie.
    Thank you.
     
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    Sounds like Lil'Sis found a great new home!
    Congrats on the quick sale, Jennifer!
     
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