January 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm #302791John SimionParticipant
My TDR is currently listed for sale on Gateway Classic Cars in St. Louis:
The ad, photos and video turned out really well. They’re asking $14,995 for it. At that price, it’s a real bargain compared to the cost of restoring it, both in time and money. It looks great to everyone except a perfectionist like me, and it runs great and it’s fairly fast. Any potential buyer can be assured that I made absolutely sure that everything was 100% working and that there were no “issues” with it before I shipped it to Gateway.
Frankly the main reason I’m selling it is because I can’t look at it without remembering being cheated so badly by my first mechanic and the first upholsterer. That still makes me sick. I did manage to finish off the car in spite of those *&^%$s but it hasn’t helped my attitude dealing with all the residual issues, like the fuel pump and vacuum leak issue that I just fixed. The issues I had are probably normal for a restored car and right now there are no problems, but by now I’ve just gotten tired of messing with it. The wife wanted me to sell and I decided that I’d rather use my garage for something else.
FYI, Gateway works on a renewable 90 day consignment. They aren’t cheap — they get a big commission and an advertising fee, and you have to pay to ship to them out of your pocket (in this case, $1200 to ship in a closed truck from Las Vegas to St. Louis). OTOH it is a luxury to get the car out of the garage and out of my hair — while my car sits in a well-lighted showroom that attracts buyers from all over the country with a dealer handling all sorts of nationwide advertising and does the negotiating for me.January 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm #302792Rich KallenbergerParticipant
What’s a ASVE?January 15, 2017 at 9:26 am #302793scubasteveParticipant
Very nice looking car. Sorry to hear you had such a disappointing experience with it.
Gateway Classic Cars is a great company to deal with. Extremely friendly and competent staff. Their prices are not too high considering all they do. They do a super job presenting the cars to their best. Beside their showrooms, they also list on Ebay, so your car gets even more exposure.
I purchased a Bugatti 35B tribute car from the Nashville showroom last August and had no qualms about buying it, sight unseen and no pre-purchase test drive.
Hope you sell it soon.
Again, sorry to lose a member of our group.
Amor Conquista TodoJanuary 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm #302798John SimionParticipant
“ASVE” simply means “assembled vehicle”. That’s the way Nevada chose to title my car. The title from Utah that I received when I bought the car referred to the make as “SPCN” — special construction, maybe?January 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm #302799edward ericsonParticipant
Car looks great. Lotta really sweet details.
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