spandrels: (Grindhouse: stuntman mike)
Someone on my parent's street in Ste. Anne's is selling this car . I'm fairly sure it's a 1980 TR7, though it might be a TR8 (I only got a passing look at it.) 3500$

Looks like this one:



If you buy it, I would feel considerably better about not picking it up myself :)
spandrels: (Blazing Saddles: Bart)

I like cars, but not nearly as much as I like motorcycles. Cars are cool because they’re functional. Motorcycles are cool because they’re cool...and sexy..and, well you get the idea. But recently I’ve been having a change of heart. With nothing much to do the other day, I went fantasy shopping on CL. Now I’m kinda wishing I hadn’t as I now can’t stop thinking about some of these:



1974 Original California Car - $12500


1968 barracuda formula s 340 mopar classic


1949 (!!) Merc Custom Coupe

I just about peed myself when I saw this last one. If ever it were justifiable to spend 50,000 dollars on a machine, my friends, this is it.

Oh, and in honor of car #2 and the great freewheeling surf-spirit of California: 5, 6, 7, 8’s – The Barracuda

 

spandrels: (hard. core.)
I just bought a car!!
He’s beautiful. At least he will be once I get the new paint job done.
And put it together..
And take all the little plastic pieces out of their bags and glue them up...
It's a 1960 Ford Starliner, kinda like this only I think I'm painting it turqoise.

The guy at the hobby shop was impressed that I, a girl, was buying a model car. Annoyingly so, in fact. It’s easy to forget, when 90% of your friends are geeks for something or other, that the general public still thinks Girls like: pink, fashion, chick flicks and feelings; and Boys like: blue, cars, comic books, and tom foolery.

Still, the experience helped me appreciate that things are slowly shifting. It’s getting so you don’t need to gender identify if you don’t want to (or at least you can gender splice). And I think we’re finally accepting that few if any of those archetypal preferences are built in. As a child, I loved my trucks and G.I. Joes just as much as my popples and Barbies...

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