Post by chitownjohn on Oct 24, 2011 21:08:11 GMT -5
Sorry boys, I'm out.
Sold the Monaco to a Brother from Lodge. The man is a great guy and as a Shriner does so much in the way to help where and whenever it's needed. I felt that he was very deserving, and always expressed his love for the car.
It's not the car to rebuild but if anyone has a few bucks to keep her going it's him. I hope she has many years left, but I dont know. Still runs and drives good, just getting so rusty.
Nothing would have pleased me more than to sell to someone from the site and I apologise, but w/ this Brother, as he keeps telling me, "You now where it is" Doesnt feel right but he knows I love the car and that I'm welcome to borrow it.
So the benefit is this way I still get to see the car. I'm in a real pinch and need the extra dough, and even though my love for that car is up there, something closer beat it. So I'm happy having the one over the other.
Cheers bud's. I got pic's up the ass and memories to boot.
Wow is right. Just, wow. Understandable, John, and I hope you can keep tabs on your lady from her new home... I'm honored to have ridden in her, and hope she does well! And needless to say, I hope you stick around the forums, brother....
Post by chitownjohn on Oct 25, 2011 17:18:59 GMT -5
Thanks Brothers for the thoughts, as I understand the situation or shock of it is hard to express in words.
I would have most certainly liked to have driven that car into the ground myself, though it would have been long from now. then to only showcase it somehow in my barn or at another place where it's movement would'nt have been required.
Not all dreams or hobbies go as planned but the mission to get that car did succeed.
I will say for those that may have to sell for whatever reason later that it is like taking a car you transformed into it's own identity even though ther are many copies, that car was mine. Most of it done by my design and friends help, so that's the part that is really bad.
BUt I can shoo that bad sentiment away by my reasoning. Thanks again and you as well Arthur for that Great Pic, Rich will Love that.