- Jan 4, 2018
- Naches, WA
that is a cool story. I would love to find one that clean, but kind of glad mine is not. makes me feel a lot less guilty for wheeling it through tight brush. lol. too clean of an offroad toy is no fun IMO.ultimately the long story goes as followed
i had seen this 80 sitting at a local repair shop for about a month. i finally called them to see what was going on with it. the shop said it had come in for a new sunroof glass and the owner was supposed to supply the part, they did release the owners phone number to be because they did believe she was interested in selling it. Well i called and left a voicemail and about a week later i got a call back, the owner and i spoke in lengths about the truck and the other vehicle she had. She said that she was getting up in age and she wasn't going to get to the vehicles that were in the barn and was interested in selling everything, she really didn't have the expertise to list them in front of the right audiences either. Well it turned out that in the barn there was an 73'porsche 911T targa, 88" porsche 924, 59 BMW R69S motorcycle, 76 R90E BMW motorcycle and an 85' K100RS BMW motorcycle. We came to an agreement that i would help her sell off the vehicles for a commission.
i quickly found a buyer for the 924 and one of the bikes. we are currently in the process of getting the 911T prepared for a BAT auction. After the sale of the first 2 vehicles she sat me down to speak about my commission for helping her get her barn cleared out. well that commission happen to be this 80 series! By the end of it i will have a TON of hours cleaning this barn out and selling off all these vehicles so my time is not free. She was very excited about the fact the Cruiser was going to someone that would love it as much as her Late husband did. I'm really enjoying doing some "automotive archeology" pulling these cars out and giving them a new chance at life. Overall the whole experience has been surreal and i was blown away that she wanted to give me the cruiser as payment for all the work, i tried to offer her some cash for it and she firmly told me NO and that i didn't understand how much this is helping her.
Moral of the story is treat everyone with kindness and respect, good things will follow