Gawd, I would so rock this little car...

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And it's already registered and street driven here in Maryland, too. But no one would loan money on it, and I don't have the scratch to buy it outright. It would look SO good in my driveway or on the track..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=461121 2397&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT

http://i11.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/2a/d3/53_3.JPG

http://i13.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/2b/46/60_3.JPG

http://i22.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/31/4c/f8_3.JPG

posted by  ChrisV

I'd love to have one of those...beat all the rich kids at my school with Bimmers :laughing:

Just don't like the foglights...

posted by  chris_knows

Thats pretty awesome, I'd love to see you get it...

posted by  Mathew

Nice!! The wheels are kinda small though. Why wouldn't anyone give you a loan for it?

posted by  jedimario

thats a cool lookin little car i wouldnt mind having it:laughing:

posted by  mx3_monster

Smaller wheels like that are better IMO on these older vehicles. Gives that nice classic look. Not that "bling" look we see some of these old vehicles nowadays like 1968 Mustangs with 20" chrome spinners...

posted by  thunderbird1100

Too old. Banks don't genreally loan on anything over 10 years old. Neither does my credit union. And it's too close to my last refinance to get a signature loan. That's why I had to turn down a nice BMW 635CSi, even though I had half the amount in cash, and started looking at late '90s 740i's. After I get the new garage up, I'll start getting serious again.

posted by  ChrisV

From what I have heard it is very easy to get a loan from the federal credit union, VERY easy.

posted by  Pythias

Doesn't make any sense to me...a loan is a loan, are there statistics showing people who take out loans on 10+ year old cars are more likely to run w/ the money or something?? :confused:

posted by  jedimario

Apparently not. They wouldn't loan me on a very nice 635CSi that was only $4500, and I already had $3k in the credit union savings account. It could be that they also have a minimum loan amount that's higher than what the car's value was.

I used E-loan to get the '95 Range Rover for my wife for Christmas, due to it being over 10 years old. That should be paid off shortly, so I might use them again (but not until it's paid off). Timing is, as they say, everything.

posted by  ChrisV

No, it's abut covering the value of the loan with a car that could easily be worth nothing. As far as banks and most lending institutions, used cars over 10 years old are considered junk. I can get looans on classics, but the rates are a bit higher and they have a minimum value (and teh car has to be appraised first). That's hard when dealing with Ebay where you have to have financing in place before you win the bid and there's not much time to get it done. (and if you don't win the bid, then the cost of the appraisal is wasted.)

posted by  ChrisV

Nice looking car, I love the old Escorts!

So, when taking out a car loan, you have to give the company info regarding the vehicle?.....I always thought they'd loan the money regardless!

posted by  Cliffy

No, they actually OWN the vehicle that they loan money for, and put their name on the title. Just like a mortgage. It's only on signature loans that you can get money for any use, but those are much harder to get in amounts like we are talking about.

posted by  ChrisV

True True... that really sucks then but hey maybe if the guy's reserve isn't met you can contact him adn work something out, it isn't againt EBAY's laws as long as you do it AFTER the auction is ended, or if he has in the description he reserves the right to sell it at any time because it is for sale locally.

posted by  Pythias

I see, so it's like a hire purchase agreement really?

Over here the only secure loans are secured on your home (if you own it obviously lol), not the goods you took the loan out for. And unsecured loans aren't, well, secured on anything lol...I guess that's the 'signature loan' you speak of?

posted by  Cliffy

What car is it? Looks like old Kadett to me, but I don't understand why steering wheel is on the “strange side”? If it really is Opel (Vauxhall), then you have my true advice to buy it without any second thought. In few days I will start new thread about Opels and reasons to trust them.

posted by  ngluvakov(euro)

Ford Escort, from the UK though...

posted by  chris_knows

Retro? Nice car though, reminded me of mine = "Ernie".

posted by  Wally

Yeah do that and make sure you include Imps, Cortinas, Humbers, Zephrs, Rovers and other Opel lines.

posted by  Wally

Good god, not the ESCORT RALLY LEGEND? Chris V should change his user name to "Hedonist". Nice taste Chris...

posted by  ngluvakov(euro)

Look at this...
Kadett (my eternal love)

http://members.lycos.nl/rstrotterdam/foto/Opel%20Kadett%20met%20lachgas.jpg

posted by  ngluvakov(euro)

Resembles?
http://www.opel-kadett-c.de/www.opel-kadett-c.de/aawelt/aawbilder/aaw019.jp g

posted by  ngluvakov(euro)

My neighbor has one Ford in back yard, and has no intention to sell it to me, but my patience has limits, I WILL STEAL IT!!!!! My dad’s first car was Ford Taunus, I want to have one too! It has old time rims, factory radio, all leather interior, first paint and two white stripes through the middle of car. I feel like becoming thief!:laughing:

posted by  ngluvakov(euro)

Oh that makes sense now, thanks for the explination.

posted by  jedimario

Looks loke a Holden Gemini to me aka Izuzu


http://www.qrda.asn.au/categorys/carphotos/ge68-01.jpg

posted by  Wally

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