I really did try to sell this car. First, I posted an ad in Hemming’s Auto Trader. I think I was made an offer from the IRA. They sent me a check for $8000, that I was supposed to cash and then give most of it back to the shipper. I called the bank the check was drafted on. They weren’t even a bank! I looked up the shipper online. It was obviously a fake website.
I talked to several Picture Car coordinators that I know. Nothing has ever fallen through. I’ve come to believe that deep down, I really don’t want to get rid of this car. Part of the burden was that it was just sitting in an empty lot, and I never really made the time to move it to my new house. Finally it was tagged for towing, so I had to go move it. I wish I had a movie of that day! Smoke billowing from the tailpipe. Me, just me, trying to drive it while opening the driver’s door to stick my leg out to try and coax it into going forward. Now, it’s even harder to sell.
I’ve decided that rather than buy a prefab greenhouse for my back yard, I’m going to put my car there, plant some plants around it, and use the interior as a greenhouse. Or, maybe lay some bedding down in the back sleep out there on summer nights. Maybe both! I’m going to plant some beautiful plants around it and feature it in my yard. I don’t know if anyone will be able to love this car like I do, anyway.