Is it Just Me??

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by blyons79, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    Anybody ever get annoyed by the people that approach you about your car? I swear I can't even pump gas without somebody walking up and asking if I want to sell it. Hell even at a stop light. My car is clearly a project so I get it....kinda. It's just bare metal and epoxy. But anybody that know...knows. You can see the amount of brake, suspension and interior work that has been done. And not to judge a book by it's cover, but most of the people who ask me if it's for sale probably couldn't afford it if I were to sell it. I may start giving answers other than "No". "$15k and it's yours!"

    And then there are the "I used to have a ....." people. Had a guy walk up to me in my driveway Sunday, "I used to have a 69 Stage 4!" I'm not the type to embarrass anyone, so I just let him talk. He went on to talk about all the muscle cars he used to own. A 67 Chevelle SS with a 396 (with the obligatory $100 bill on the dash story), a 69 Corvette, Fastback Mustang and on and on. When he walked away I turned to my wife and said, "Yeah, there's no such thing as a 69 Stage 4." She got a kick out of that...she knows I'm not the type to argue or call anyone out....I just let em talk.

    I mean I guess if I don't want that type of attention then I shouldn't own cars like these. But I own them because I enjoy them...not for attention. Anybody else ever get annoyed??
     
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  2. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    I don't really I just sit and listen to them.
    Maybe it's a southern California thing.
    Happens to me all the time in my cars even when I'm fueling up at 330 in the morning. Every now and then it's a good dude most of the time there full of Duke.
     
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  3. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Well in my part of southern California we dont play that. Dont approach me
     
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  4. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    Damn Ronnie. Don't hurt em bro! :D
     
  5. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...it's not just you...can't explain why some guys have to bs their way into a conversation, always been that way. Just enjoy fact you know they're doing it...
     
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  6. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Just part of having and driving something somebody else admires. It gets a little old, but the people coming up and talking to you don't realize that you've heard it 4,378 times before, so I give them a break. Try driving a Mustang if you want to hear "I/my parents/wife/cousin/buddy/dentist/dentist's cousin's mom used to have one just like that" more than you ever care to. I imagine a classic Corvette would be worse yet....but just know they're only doing it because they admire your car and you for owning it.
     
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  7. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Alot of sheep in snakes clothes u never know when a thief is in your mist. I got to the point I used to lie and tell people I had a v6 in it. Then I felt bad because I hate lying so now i just do the snank face. Behind Washington DC LA gets to be 2nd in line for car thefts. If it's someone I know cool. If it's a stranger than sorry but i just cant trust um. Exceptions are made but it has to go through my filter.
     
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  8. G S Dutkowsky

    G S Dutkowsky Member

  9. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    I would take someone asking me if I wanted to sell my car as a compliment.
     
  10. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I've walked from a couple gas stations,...after I drove in
     
  11. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Pump couldn’t keep up with the runnin engine fuel demands?
     
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  12. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Actually they probably did have one just like it since they made so many of them..:p Unless it happened to be a Stage 4 Mustang...
     
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  13. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Shelby Cobra Stage 4 SS/RS Hurst Edition Mustang, thank you very much. :D
     
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  14. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    Is that the model with the extra cup holders for the rear seat passengers? A guy at the QuikTrip said his neighbors sisters brother-in-laws cousins stepsons grandmothers hairdressers nephews son had one.
     
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  15. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Oh man, I wish! The cup holders came with the Landau package and they only made 417,245 of them in my color.............Mine was numbers matching until I sold the factory 455 Rocket Hemi for $382, but that was the 90s and they weren't worth what they are now.
     
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  16. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    Almost as rare as 83 Yenko Corvette SS.
     
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  17. Steve Craig

    Steve Craig Gold Level Contributor

    Pulled in to a local Tim's a few years ago, parked across the lot adjacent from a group of Civic tuners. Ball hats on sideways, dark shades on a dark day, Jordan's & some kinda bluejeans/pants designed to hang about halfway down your butt & look cool. Rapper music blaring from a car stereo with the bass just about poppin' the windows out. Quietly entered the store & could see them all eyeing my old cruiser. Coffee in hand I head back to the car and notice 4-5 of them looking at it, in it & all around it.
    As I approach one speaks up with a fake New York accent, "Cool car man! Whatcha got in it man?" Without missing a beat I look him in the eye & say "8-track". The look on his face was like the deer in the headlights. 6-7 years later I think he's still trying to figure it out. HA!
     
  18. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Pulled I'm gas station not long ago maybe four five months back in the 70 GS guy say hey is that a mach 4..... Yep
     
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  19. iowacat

    iowacat Well-Known Member

    If they ask you "how much" tell them to start naming prices and you will tell them when they are too high.

    I have no issue with people asking/talking about my car. I have an issue when they start arguing with me about my car. My 1965 AMC Marlin DOES NOT have a Chevy 327 in it! You can only argue for so long that the Rambler 327 came out years before the Chevy 327.
     
  20. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    YES!!!!!
     

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