[elky] Re: Officially for sale...!

Hey John,


Yep, very true ... I am going!








"This is not where you belong" __ Restless Heart __ 'Why Does It Have To Be 
(Wrong or Right)?'




I appreciate the Emails/interest in my cars.  Early Tuesday morning (1a my 
time), I sent a new set of questions to ~35 people.  Once I have ALL responses, 
I'll evaluate & decide who gets which car.  This is tougher than I imagined on 
many levels & for many reasons.






Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic
CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
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"Happiness ain't never how you think it should be so" __ Duncan Sheik __ 'She 
Runs Away'




-----Original Message-----
From: John Christensen <johncgg@xxxxxxxxx>
To: elky <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, Jun 25, 2012 5:05 am
Subject: [elky] Re: Officially for sale...!


Live it up if you are able. Your message should be that you are still involved. 
You may find someone there that will buy your whole lot. 

JC


On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM,  <faithcubsmc2691@xxxxxxx> wrote:

"Something inside has died" __ Carole King __ 'It's Too Late'




In the last week or so, I've fluctuated TOO many times between believing the 
best course of action is to sell & "move on"/say goodbye to my MCs ...versus... 
to find a way to keep for what I've worked so hard.  It's difficult to fathom 
saying goodbye, particularly to my MCs...


...72 (mine for ~10 years)
...76 (mine for ~14 years)
...79 (mine for ~20 years, 1st car)
...81 (mine for ~13 years, ~17 years w/parents; will go back to them or to my 
sis/bro-in-law)
...87 (mine for ~9 years)


...BUT, maybe it's for the best.  Reading through the Emails I've received of 
plans & ability (skills/money) to follow through, it seems my MCs would be 
better with new owners.  That helps...somewhat.




It will be difficult (especially for the '72 & '76) to determine who benefits 
with the $1 price.  The '79 & '87 have less interest, so if you are thinking 
about either, EMAIL me ASAP.  I'll send an Email to all who've Emailed me 
(BCC'd) sometime this week.  Yes, I'd prefer to sell for $1 (no amount of money 
would replace them).




On a side note, I'm considering an offer to attend the MC Nationals this coming 
week/weekend in TN.  I'm on the proverbial fence right now, going back'n'forth 
on whether to accept or not....  It'd be good to get out of the house, do a 
road trip (of sorts), see friends (family), & MAYBE network.  On the other 
hand, I know others a lot worse off than I am...& I don't want to send the 
wrong message....







Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic

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Better Love Next Time'




-----Original Message-----
From: faithcubsmc2691 <faithcubsmc2691@xxxxxxx>
To: elky <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Fri, Jun 22, 2012 1:04 am
Subject: [elky] Re: Officially for sale...!


"The only thing changing is my way of thinking" __ Dottie West __ 'A Lesson in 
Leaving'




I've "disappeared" from the boards/groups & Facebook a while, but it has been 
for the best...I think.  I've been able to do some projects & focus on the job 
hunt & related volunteer opportunities (customer service, DJ, social media, web 
content editing, marketing/sales).  I will soon re-activate my FB account to 
connect & interact with people again.




Whatever "fighting/positive" attitude/outlook I have is certainly being tested. 
 Out-of-whack perhaps, but for me, selling my MCs is more devastating than 
having a 4th OHS, 11/11/2011.  The time of year ... cruise nights, shows, 
gatherings, road trips ... makes this even more unbearable & frustrating.




At times, I just want them all sold NOW ... with a quick end so I'm not 
thinking about it.  Yet, the thought of no longer being a member of some boards 
& no longer owning cars that have, at the very least, defined part of my life 
... is rather sobering (I don't drink).  As appealing to me as it is to only 
have a rear-wheel-drive-only nameplate car, it's tough to keep the tears away 
at the thought of selling what I've worked so hard to own & keep, especially 
when I look at all of the models, brochures & other memorabilia I've also 
collected.




Anyway, I'm sorry I forgot to include the questions for the requirements.  So, 
if you have not received an Email from me (11 people have, with over half 
qualifying for the $1 price), EMAIL answers to ALL of the below questions (for 
$1, you can put in the effort) & we'll go from there.  The $1 price is NOT a 
gimmick; if I asked what they are worth TO ME, nobody would be able to afford 
or want to buy them.  EM, again, is:
faithcubsmc2691
@
aol.com




1a ... In which car(s) are you interested?


1b ... On which board did you see the ad?


2 ... Where do you plan to store the car(s)?
[For the $1 price, a garage/storage space (preferably heated if you're in the 
northern states) needs to be ready.]


3 ... Are you able to finalize the purchase & pick the car(s) up before the end 
of July 2012?
[For the $1 price, I will NOT ship vehicles.  Buyers MUST pick up the car(s) in 
person.  Since none of them have or will be started since early November 2011, 
I suggest trailering the car(s) home.]


4 ... What GM vehicles have you owned or leased?
[For the $1 price, be honest with what all you've owned.]


5 ... What are your plans for the car(s)?






Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic
CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
* roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum = 
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-----Original Message-----
From: CTSVMONGO <ctsvmongo@xxxxxxxxx>
To: elky <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 9:11 am
Subject: [elky] Re: Officially for sale...!



Yes, Cort sorry to hear that- Its got to be tough- but remember they are cars- 
No matter the sentimental value- you will have the pics and memories like John 
said.  You can always find another car and make more memories- 
 

From: elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
John Christensen
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:41 AM
To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [elky] Re: Officially for sale...!

 
Well, I am sure you are sorry to see them go. You have the pictures, and the 
memories, just not the expense. It doesn't make you less of an enthusiast. So 
no worries. 

JC




On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:32 AM, <faithcubsmc2691@xxxxxxx> wrote:

"Goodbye, easier said than done" __ Clint Black & Wynonna (Black'n'Wy Tour, 
1993) __ 'A Bad Goodbye'

 

 

A difficult decision, my Monte Carlos (all of which have special significances 
for me), including my 1st car (1979) & the one my nephew "claimed" (1987), are 
FOR SALE.  I've been unemployed for nearly 4 months with no current viable 
prospects, I still owe open heart surgery medical bills, & I'll lose my 
storage.  I can't believe this is happening (especially since illegal 
immigrants get benefits), but such is life.

 


Someone noted that this situation IS my fault since, for me, medical 
procedures/expenses are expected; of course, that person is correct.  Still, 
it's ironic that selling is partly because, less than 3 weeks after returning 
to full time work following my 11/11/2011 open heart surgery, I found myself 
out of employment from the company that had a campaign to promote "grill 
decency"....

 

The job hunt is not going well, but I've done some personal projects.  While I 
continue to try to get hired, I'm researching volunteer opportunities.  I've 
been applying to customer service, social media, web content editing, & 
marketing/sales careers.

 

 

Selling isn't ALL bad; POSITIVES in EVERY situation, right?  In this case, once 
my MCs are sold ... I won't own a front-wheel-drive nameplate vehicle (until 
Ch#$r%*et introduces the all-new front-wheel drive Caprice!) ...&... I'll have 
fewer boards/groups to visit, translating into more time for the remaining 
boards, driving, writing, etc.!  OK, so maybe those aren't complete 
positives....


 

 

 

GENERAL INFO

 

* My '81 MC SC is not listed; it will go to Dad & Mom or Sis & Bro-In-Law:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1981/81monte.html

 

* None of my MCs have been thoroughly cleaned in a few years.

 

* My MCs have not been started since 11/05/2011, before my 11/11/2011 OHS.

 

* I have some boxes w/car parts; some cars MAY include extra parts.

 

* The record-setting 2008 MidSummer Chitown Gathering that I set up (65 
attendees) remains the only time all of my MCs were at the same 
show/gathering/event:

http://pics.projectmonte.com/album/12498

Attendance at the 2009 & 2010 MidSummer events dropped considerably; different 
areas were tried in 2011:

https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/3rdAnnualMidSummerChitownGathering

https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/2011MeetNGreets02

...and of course cruise nights:

https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RoadsNWheelsJumpStartCruiseNightOHSParty05122012

 

* INTERESTED?  EMAIL ONLY:

faithcubsmc2691

@

aol.com

 

 

 

 

1972 MC

 

* PICS & PRICING:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1972/72monte.html

$1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements)

$1,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met)

 

* DETAILS & ISSUES:

purchased 2002

350 V8

147,800+ miles

manual windows

rust / rust holes (around / under vinyl top)

bondo

scratches / dents

brakes

transmission fluid leak

oil leak

start-up difficulties at times

may be best used as a parts car

 

 

 

1976 MC L

 

* PICS & PRICING:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1976/76monte.html

$1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements)

$4,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met)

 

* DETAILS & ISSUES:

purchased 1998

305 V8

063,000+ miles

power windows

cracking paint

lots of smoke on start-up (goes away after driven for a while)

start-up difficulties at times

rust under vinyl top

scratches / dents

missing landau turbine wheel center caps

 

 

 

1979 MC L

 

* PICS & PRICING:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1979/79monte.html

$1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements)

$3,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met)

 

* DETAILS & ISSUES:

purchased 1992

350 V8 (originally w/267 V8)

146,100+ miles

power windows

rust under vinyl top

rust on bottoms of doors

scratches / dents

 

 

 

1987 MC LS

 

* PICS & PRICING:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1987/87monte.html

$1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements)

$4,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met)

 

* DETAILS & ISSUES:

purchased 2003

305 V8

174,700+ miles

manual windows

some rust (doors / trunk lid)

scratches / dents

faded/unsightly paint (hood / roof / trunk)

recently-developed "tick" in the engine; undiagnosed

some occasional hesitation

 

 

 

Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic

CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

* roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum = 
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"I'm dying inside" __ The Tony Rich Project __ 'Nobody Knows'

 

 
 




 

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