Wednesday, July 02, 2008

How much?

I mentioned in yesterday's post that we were looking a beautiful 1964 Ford Falcon convertible for sale right here in Wagoner. We went to look at it and were sorely tempted to buy it, given the price. The only hitch in the deal was that we don't have a garage and it would be a shame to let such a beautiful care sit out in the weather.

When we asked, both Sally and I heard the man say "fourteen fifty".

Well, last night at Walmart, we ran into him again and he asked us about our interest in it. We told him we were very, very interested, but that we didn't have a garage to put it in. It is, after all, a parade car.

He then told us that he had had several callers but everyone became disinterested when they heard the price. He said, "I guess they thought they could pick it up for 5 or 6 THOUSAND!"

5 or 6 THOUSAND? I thought he said $1450. He MUST have said fourteen THOUSAND; but it sure didn't sound like it.

If we'd had a garage, I would have whipped out my check book with an offer of $1200. Boy! Would I have looked foolish, huh?

What's $10,000 among friends!?! YIKES!!!!!


M. Steve Heartsill said...


My wife and I purchased a 2008 Mazda Tribute in January (you do those kinds of things with a new baby). I had a hard enough time agreeing to the price of this brand-new vehicle. I can't imagine buying a 1964 car for $14,000+! Well, unless it were a 1969 Nova! That was always my car! Never had one, but always wanted one.

Can't blame you for the hearing problem. Who ever thought a Falcon could be worth that much?

Certainly not us Baptist preachers!

Anonymous said...

I'm just imagining the man after you inquired the first day. He and his family or friends probably had a lot to say, at your expense. Imagine their thoughts thinking how well that Baptist preacher must be getting paid or thinking!! LOL! That's a funny story - to me - FRIEND.