Posted by Mark V. (184.108.40.206) on March 07, 2005 at 15:31:17:
In Reply to: RE: DEMOLITION DERBY posted by SIDESHOW on March 07, 2005 at 14:22:30:
Just because you place little to no value on hearses from the '70s and '80s doesn't mean they are valueless. Don't you think it's a bit arrogant of you to impose your value system on others? Are you some sort of narcissist? Off the top of my head I can think of two people that have late '70s hearses that absolutely love them despite their seemingly dilapidated conditions. You may see them as demolition candidates but these owners are not that nearsighted. Conversely, are you saying that there is no such thing as a '59 or '60 hearse that's too far gone to be worth fixing? So, rotted and crushed quarter panels, doors, fenders, hood and roof, and rotted/bent frame members, rotted axle, cracked block and transmission, and trashed or missing interior is "worth fixing"? So, would you say a rusted '59 or '60 that's been T-boned by a locomotive and caught on fire is worth fixing compared to any '70s or '80s hearse? If an owner loves his/her car then it doesn't matter to them what the "monetary" value of their cars is so, to answer your question, "yes", it makes sense to that owner to put the time, effort and money into fixing it they way they want it. Those types of hearses make great introductory hearses for those people that don't have the budget for a really nice one. Not everyone has several thousand dollars idly sitting around to be used to by a hearse that meets with your approval and some people may well never have that much spending money. So the best option for them is to buy what they can afford and if all they can afford is a dilapidated coach than so be it. The only outcome I can see resulting from this derby is providing some mild entertainment for you and a reduction in numbers of the already few low-cost hearses for those looking for them.
: YES I'M THE CLOWN THAT WANTED TO TURN A 60 INTO A 59 LIKE PEOPLE TURN PONTIAC LEMANS'S INTO GTO JUDGES. ITS THE SAME LOOK AND FEEL AND THOUGH ITS NOT WORTH AS MUCH ITS JUST AS FUN TO DRIVE.
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