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What's the best deal you ever got on a car?

by Steven S. Brooks on October 20, 2011

in Automotive Auctions,Automotive Events,Automotive Industry,Car Ads,Car-Trucks,Collecting,Collector Cars,Dream Cars,Just for Fun,New Cars,Used Cars

All summer, I've been driving a great looking 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe. It has performed flawlessly, I have been surrounded by a luxurious tufted leather interior and it elicits compliments everywhere I go. The best thing about the car is that I only paid $2,000 for it at the Classic Motorcar Auctions event held at the John S. Knight Center early this spring. There were several great values at that auction but, fortunately for me, the rest of the room was sleeping when this car came up to the podium.

 Now that you've heard me gloat about my great car deal, I'd really like to hear your best car deal story.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Prasino spiti October 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

Steven, did you monopolize this sweet ride or did you allow your beautiful wife to gather groceries(and admirers) in it? Looks like fun!

Ron October 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm

In 1974 I was working as a mechanic at a local Dodge dealership. 1974 was the beginning of the first energy crisis, you know when gasoline climbed from $.32 a gallon to $.52 like overnight. Muscle cars, large "land yachts" and the like dropped quickly in value as Ford Pinto's, Chevy Vega's and a miriad of small cheaply built Japanese vehicles, all offering superior fuel mileage rose in value. A fellow came into the dealership with a 1972 Dodge Charger, a Rallye edition complete with a 340 engine, pistol grip 4-speed, air conditioning and a weal clutch. I purchased the 36,000 mile car for $1450, threw in a new clutch and drove it proudly for years. It is still in my garge having acumulated another 30K+ miles and is today worth a little more than it's aqcuisition cost.

Steven S. Brooks October 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm

@Ron: Great car and great story! I think you may be underestimating the current value of your car….

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