I did tell security so they could watch him but they said he left not long after he spoke to us, so I'm not sure if he embarrassed himself or was scared someone was on to him.
Creepy story about the guy and your daughter. You have to wonder if he's a genuine pervert or just gravely mentally ill. Either way thats almost reportable behaviour.
I think "detailing" is the same as you describe everywhere. I know a person who does it for a body shop and their goal is pretty much just to get the dust out and the paint clean. To actually go stem to stern polishing, eliminating grease build up and restoring to even showroom condition seems to fall into the "why would you wan't that?" category for most. I think part of it is lack of knowledge about what really wears and ages on the vehicle.
Microcars are a hoot and largely unappreciated in North America. Sort of a subculture thing up here. Fairly economical to purchase still, so who knows, she may be acquiring a veritable gold mine.
I would be interested to know what the Isetta and the Susbaru fetch down there..
For those thread mongers who may be of tender years and not have had the pleasure of experiencing some of the smaller wonders of the automotive industry. Heres a link with a few of the more exotic among the breed.
She loves her micros and I think they're a smart investment, a Goggo Dart is still on her list, and they're tough to find in one piece. There's a guy down here with one for sale with trailer for, hold on to your hat, $48,000. Nuts. It looks nice, a Mediterranean blue with white interior, but I wouldn't go a penny over $35k in it's condition. Yesterday she got an Austin Sprite convertible and there are about 7 other micros (including those awesome Subarus), so I'm sure we'll end the week with more cool additions to her growing stable. I'm haggling over a TVR 3000S and I'll talk with them again later if they don't sell it. I last made an offer of 22k and I believe that's fair. The guy's like, "they only made 129 of them", and I replied, "because Cosworth wouldn't sell them any more engines". It's a cute car, but not high dollar. Look at the hood and door gaps in this photo, they're a LOT worse up close, but that's TVR.