That'* sort of how my deal went.
As I've posted before. I'm a VW guy (old water cooled kind).
A friend of mine told me his grandparents were thinking of selling their 90 Park Ave. Either that or they were just going to GIVE it to charity. He sent me pictures of it. Looked really nice.
He took me up there, I took one look at the inside and out and I was ready to write the check out, without even driving it! It had 60k miles on it, not a rip, in the seats, not a crack in the dash and everything was kept up. It looked likt it sat on the showroom floor all these years.
I expected the guy to tell me $7000. Nope he said "Since you're a good friend of the family" (I am??) " I'll sell it to you for $1500, but you have to promise me you'll take good care of it". I promised as I wrote out the check.
Later on, I found out "grandpa" went to the dealership, special ordered the car with extra options and deleted options. He picked out the interior color as well as exterior, and also ordered the rag top. One thing I'm not really fond of is that he also ordered the gold package. That gold shows al lthe scratches and all the water spots. Luckily, it gets sprayed down every weekend, washed every 3rd weekend and waxed after it'* washed.
I've had to replace the alternator a week after I got the car, tires, strutts and shocks, and on oil with filter change, along with a brake flush. Not too bad for a car that sat most of it'* life inside a garage.
I know I got one hell of a deal, and I take pride in telling everyone that I own that white and blue Park Ave out in the parking lot.