Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up! - Page 448

post #6706 of 7368
I suppose the answer was Nothing!
post #6707 of 7368
The cottages could be renovated very slightly for a few amenities and would be a little getaway for you and the missus. 1 BR sounds perfect for that!
post #6708 of 7368
Thread Starter 
It's only 15 minutes from where we live now, so that's not much of a getaway. biggrin.gif They're drawing up the papers, we're going to buy it, but there's no rush at all to build anything. I'm going to take it slow and carefully think through how I want it all built, taking into consideration the environment there and our demands for space. I'm thinking all mirrored glass for the exterior of the structure and building into the hillside itself, making as much of it subterranean as we can. Also most of our power will come from solar energy with fuel cell support systems, I want it to be completely self-sufficient and not attached to the grid at all.
post #6709 of 7368

With that kind of setup, somebody's going to think you're running a concealed criminal enterprise in the mountains.

post #6710 of 7368
An "evil lair" ?

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
post #6711 of 7368
Thread Starter 
That's what everyone's saying, I just want it to be as private as possible. The older I get the more reclusive I'm becoming. Oh, I did find I can't build a landing strip that close to the Park. That blows.

On another note, all of Paul Walker's collection of cars and car memorabilia is up for sale. Tons of Porsches and Mustangs, going by the list. I made an offer on a few, especially his M1.
post #6712 of 7368
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

That's what everyone's saying, I just want it to be as private as possible. The older I get the more reclusive I'm becoming. Oh, I did find I can't build a landing strip that close to the Park. That blows.

On another note, all of Paul Walker's collection of cars and car memorabilia is up for sale. Tons of Porsches and Mustangs, going by the list. I made an offer on a few, especially his M1.

 

M1 as in one of these? 

 

 

If so, very cool.

 

No landing strip? No problem....get one of these....:D

 


Edited by Achmedisdead - 5/6/14 at 9:44pm
post #6713 of 7368
Thread Starter 
The same, with the red, white, and blue BMW livery.

ACD Systems Digital Imaging

Also a Nissan Silvia S15, his crazy 1200hp Supra, a fox body Saleen 302SC, and a pair of BMW 2002 projects.
post #6714 of 7368
Thread Starter 
I guess we could have an "evil" petting zoo, otters often bite.
post #6715 of 7368
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

The same, with the red, white, and blue BMW livery.

ACD Systems Digital Imaging

Also a Nissan Silvia S15, his crazy 1200hp Supra, a fox body Saleen 302SC, and a pair of BMW 2002 projects.


Did he not race that M1?

 

Rotary wing rating time.

post #6716 of 7368
Thread Starter 
I have no idea, that's just a stock photo. However, the car they're selling only has 11k original miles on it.
post #6717 of 7368
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I have no idea, that's just a stock photo. However, the car they're selling only has 11k original miles on it.


I know his GT3's were well flogged so I'm just curious if he ran the M1. We talked before about the difficulty in finding one that hasn't been "seasoned". Unless that is you want to pay a half meg for the one that went to the Guggenhiem.

 

There was a video a few years back of an unidentified car collection walk through. I believe it turned out to be Walkers. If it's still around somewhere it might provide some insight.

post #6718 of 7368
Thread Starter 
Allegedly, they handed over Walker's cars to a broker so that their sale would be low-key and, "to keep the prices from getting over-inflated due to their connection with him". Sounds noble, right? HAH! What a scam. They're milking it for all its worth, essentially trying to drive the sales into a silent bidding war, playing the buyers against each other and manipulating people's emotions over his death. The only difference between this and selling them all through a Barrett-Jackson auction is they aren't being charged the 15% fee, and they can be even less ethical regarding the sales. It's just shameful, but I should have expected it, so few people conduct business in an honorable fashion these days. I refuse to be a part of it.
post #6719 of 7368
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Allegedly, they handed over Walker's cars to a broker so that their sale would be low-key and, "to keep the prices from getting over-inflated due to their connection with him". Sounds noble, right? HAH! What a scam. They're milking it for all its worth, essentially trying to drive the sales into a silent bidding war, playing the buyers against each other and manipulating people's emotions over his death. The only difference between this and selling them all through a Barrett-Jackson auction is they aren't being charged the 15% fee, and they can be even less ethical regarding the sales. It's just shameful, but I should have expected it, so few people conduct business in an honorable fashion these days. I refuse to be a part of it.

 

That would be typical. It's about maximizing profit when you hand it over to a broker. This reminds me of the stunt of selling the ex Keith Richards Dino with "No Reserve" :rolleyes:

post #6720 of 7368
Thread Starter 
I'm on the phone with another buyer and we're trying to get everyone to back out and not deal with them. Screw that broker. mad.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!