She'* been somewhat of an icon around here the past couple years, and I've put alot of work into her. ALOT of work. Too much work actually. She'* been one helluva teacher, instructing me in the ways of Murphys Law, and always staying several steps ahead of me, thwarting my attempts at making her fully roadworthy.
As Don so aptly put it today, "She'* been the most expensive 500 dollar car I've ever known". And todays gas prices make it completely unrealistic for me to drive it, even if it WAS fully roadworthy. It'* pretty much a sure thing that nobody on the club would take her unless they had an S2 conversion in mind (even though, the hybrid L27/L67 is still running and running well). The most likely scenario is she will be used as a trade-in for something newer, alot less worn, and worlds more reliable, however I wouldn't think twice if I had to part her out as she has lots of good parts to offer up.
The bottom line is that there is no point in keeping a car that isn't being driven, unless its for parts, or just to sit there and look pretty. Jinx really isn't either one. She has lots of potential, and would make an excellent S2 recipient. But at this point in my life, I am starting to realize I can better spend my time and money on other projects, or other areas of my life.
Besides, I have the SSE that has proven itself to be very reliable...and remarkably fun to drive
Welcome, downwardly mobile yuppies, to the dawn of the Age of Nefarious.
1993 SSEi - FrankenJinx - dead and gone.
1994 SSE (136K strong) - 180* t-stat,HD alternator, most unequipped SSE on the club, XM radio, Kenwood CD/MP3.
2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx LTZ - Custom 2.25" manifold-back exhaust w/FM-80. Probably the only Maxx with this system.