Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Friday, May 18, 2007

SHOs Over Folks

Taurus SHO for sale – auto, leather, drives like BOOYA!

Goodbye awesomeness. Goodbye rust. Goodbye useless CD player. Goodbye broken windshield. The Taurus SHO is gone. I sold it Tuesday night.

My dad tried to sell his SHO about 2 years ago, before the windshield cracked and the rust army overtook fort fender in the battle for the sheetmetal stronghold. He wanted $1500 for it, and it was worth it. People came, people looked, people left. No offers.

I put an ad in the paper last week for it, asking $700 and stating the honest truth – 327,000 kms. It's a quick way to weed out the tire-kickers, as my dad wanted rid of it so badly that he was on the verge of giving it away to his hot-rod building cousin, to see if he could transform it into something wild.

Orange and green go good together, don't you think?We didn't get any calls for the first few days, then, suddenly, I was barraged with potential buyers on Tuesday. I had two messages, and one fellow who was willing to buy it sight-unseen, albeit for half the price we wanted. While I was negotiating with him and his hostages, another SHO-hunting dude left a message. And while I was between calls with the 1 st buyer and my dad, another interested buyer telephoned. I had to tell him, "It's sold you retarded-ass mofo! Now get off my dang phone!"

A price war would have been nice, but nobody would go that far once I told them about the windshield. Most didn't mind the rust – in fact, they expected as much. There was even one man, who may or may not have been wearing ladies undergarmets, who called after it was sold and said, "windshield-schmindshield. I'm a convertible kind of man-girl."

Regardless of what the other Tuesday night bargain-hunters wanted, the SHO was sold to a dude whose only concern was how much gas was in the tank. Now she's gone. And she SHO will be missed. Hyuk.



Blogger ZoeyBella said...

Wow...a Taurus... Could have become a collector's item. But for some reason it sounds you're almost glad, yet sad, to get rid of it ;)

5:58:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...


10:32:00 PM

Blogger patti_cake said...

Ah she served her purpose! You should have said SHO me the money (I crack myself up)

12:37:00 PM

Blogger mmat said...

rest in piece ye olde SHO. we hardly knew ye.

12:05:00 AM

Blogger Arlene said...

LOL, great post! Thanks for stopping by :-)

3:35:00 PM

Blogger honkeie2 said...

F- Fixed
O- Often
R- Repaired
D- Daily

1:49:00 PM


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