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Would you sell in order to buy?
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Would you sell in order to buy? Reply with quote

I have just seen a beautiful car for sale, one that we have always sought after. We neither have the available space or cash, we could slim down some of the projects??

I always regret selling but in some cases if the 'other' vehicle were worth it would you do it?
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I did that a while back in order to buy little Dodge. I still regret selling a couple of the projects that had to go, but little Dodge has seen a fair amount of use, so this makes up for moving on the project cars.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be tempted...but the new motor would need to be a fraction of the value of anything I'd sell.....doubtless I'd need the funds to rectify the new acquisition....

I'd like a Ford model Y, however....preferably a short rad....
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Would you sell in order to buy? Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
... a beautiful car ... one that we have always sought after...


Absolutely - go for it!
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have broached the subject with the wife tonight, as has been the case over the years with everything like this, she has seen positives.

She would rather us not sell anything though, use some of our savings and treat it as an investment. That might be the way to look at it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
I have broached the subject with the wife tonight, as has been the case over the years with everything like this, she has seen positives.

She would rather us not sell anything though, use some of our savings and treat it as an investment. That might be the way to look at it.

Good for you!
Problem is that for many cars there is no real upward trend....
But the positive is that when you are careful you will not loose money, and be able to enjoy your car (money). If it is in a savings deposits where is the fun?
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:

She would rather us not sell anything though, use some of our savings and treat it as an investment. That might be the way to look at it.


Sounds like she's a keeper Laughing
(I wouldn't have got out of A&E yet!)
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife has always been supportive of my hobby, even making mini breaks out of looking at lorries hundreds of miles away!
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would sell the wife , if I had one !!!!
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