Patient persistence may have paid off

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Post by jtinluvr » Sat May 04, 2019 7:02 am

So a few years back I contacted a guy who said he had some 1st gen Dodge Colts that he was thinking of selling. He said he was getting older and was thinking he only wanted to keep 1 to fix up and would possibly sell the others. We went back and forth for about a year without him actually committing to selling then he went radio silent for over a year. I tried a couple times to reach out with no response so I figured that something had happened to him and his family had “disposed” of his “junk”. Well, earlier this week out of the blue he contacts me and says he had some health issues and can no longer work on his cars and if I am still interested, only now it’s all 3 cars, 2 coupes and a wagon plus a truckload of parts. He threw out a very fair price and sent a few pics to confirm the condition so if everything works out the plan is to go out over memorial weekend and pick them up. Not sure what I’m going to do with the coupes, but I plan to eventually restore the wagon. Pics when/if it happens.

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Post by wayno » Sat May 04, 2019 9:12 am

It's funny how stuff like that works out sometimes, some would hound the guy till he was scared away/sick of hearing about it, but you have been on his radar and he knew you were interested without being reminded every week, and he appears to have offered them to you at a fair price(your evaluation).
Good luck, I hope it works out for both of you.
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Post by jtinluvr » Sat May 04, 2019 11:58 am

Thanks Wayno. I’ve never been one to hound someone about anything. My feeling has always been if it was meant to happen, it will. A freindly reminder every once in a while usually suffices.

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Post by Ni10 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:32 am

congrats on the purchase. Looking forward to when it happens. From seeing what you've done with other projects, I'd say their in good hands.

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Post by Taterhead » Tue May 07, 2019 6:26 am

Can’t wait to see what transpires. The American
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue May 07, 2019 7:17 am

Quit talkin about it and get to it!
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Post by jtinluvr » Tue May 07, 2019 3:12 pm

DRIVEN wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:17 am
Quit talkin about it and get to it!
:rofl:

I got my plane tickets to fly back.

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Post by jtinluvr » Sat May 25, 2019 6:35 pm

So here is the 1st one I picked up yesterday. Going to go get the wagon tomorrow and the other car probably right after Powerland (canby). Turns out this one has a pretty rare 5 speed conversion and is pretty straight and relatively minor rust. The guy was breaking it down in anticipation of starting a restoration but I think most of the parts are there. It does currently run and move under its own power so that’s a plus.
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Post by Laecaon » Sat May 25, 2019 8:05 pm

That is awesome! Such a cool looking car.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun May 26, 2019 1:38 am

Styling dept. was definitely targeting the American buyer.
Very cool.
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Post by jtinluvr » Sun May 26, 2019 5:00 am

These were sold overseas as the Mitsubishi Galant but the model did coincide with the introduction to the US market so it is possible. These still do have a sweeper speedometer and by this time the Japanese had moved to the gauge style. They are about the size of a 1200 inside but have a somewhat larger engine bay, closer to a 510. Nowadays most of the coupes/hardtop are gone, having been hacked into drag cars. I dont think that many wagons were ever sold so as uncommon the cars are, you rarely see wagons.

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