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Old 11-21-2007, 10:35 PM   #1
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Yup.

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
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Yeah Buddy I sure did say that... And after all I have seen or helped you do to that car... It is by far the most expensive $500 car I have ever seen..

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Can you ship me the body?
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Sounds like it'* time to trade her for an S2. Something around a 97-99
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Sounds like it'* time to trade her for an S2. Something around a 97-99
Sounds about right. Also looking into a 2k style SLE if I can find one at a good price around here.
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Is it really as perfect as the pics suggested?

Bright white or the slightly off white?
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I believe its just White... But the Undercarriage is in great shape

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Sounds like it'* time to trade her for an S2. Something around a 97-99
Sounds about right. Also looking into a 2k style SLE if I can find one at a good price around here.
Ya already got one slow one..............

Go boosted or don't go at all
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If only it were that simple

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Is it really as perfect as the pics suggested?
Shes got some dimples and a slight crease in the driver rear corner, and will need to be repainted since I shaved and smoothed the antenna. But the undercarriage is near perfect. Suspension arms still wear the original black paint, and yes, you can still make out the codes taped to the springs.

She is spot-on clean under there.
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