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Old 12-01-2010, 11:21 AM
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Would you sell project to buy your dream house?

So I've been pouring money into my 68 Camaro for the last 4 years or so. I've never driven it, but it is almost ready to register for the first time in Australia. Will be the first time its been on the road in about 15 years.

I've also got a 69 Camaro sitting waiting to start. This is just a shell, that requires a lot of work and money spent.

My partner and I have come across a great house, that would give more room for project car and a finished car (huge shed), double garage on the house for the daily drivers, a pool, great entertaining area, great location, and the list goes on.

We can get into the place under the proviso that i sell the 68 and a few other sacrfices.

Would you sell your pride and joy to get into your dream home?

We let another house slip past about 12 months ago that was very similar.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:25 AM
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Ummm no, we scrimped and got our dream house and although i sold a nice torana i had poured 10g into , i would never sell the Camaro, that will be left to my kids one day..
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:02 PM
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Same, for me the Camaro is a life long dream. My wife knows I would her before I sell the Camaro, but I did buy her a brand new house, not her dream home but close. That more than doubled my mortgage, so now I am back in more house debt than I wanted but she has let me spend on the Camaro so a reasonable compromise.

I would see any other project car for a house but not the Camaro
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:03 PM
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Would you sell your pride and joy to get into your dream home?

In a heartbeat!
Plenty of cars around for the future, dream homes are another thing. If you are left with the 69 Camaro, still not a bad deal, as long as you can fund it in the future. If not then be happy where you are or look for something more modest that allows you to keep your Pride and Joy.....JMO

Good luck in making the hard decision!
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:26 PM
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Yes!! You make money on Property IF you buy the rite one.. cars take it away from you lOl sad but true
You can always build a Camaro. Depends what your situation is and what you want in your life i guess.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:32 PM
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lol if it were me the Camaro would be good as gone man...

Actually I am dead set thinking of parting it out now or just selling up....I am SO over it! and don't have the time it needs to be finished and I am really reluctant to tip in any more $$$ right now...
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:34 PM
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Sold my pride and joy (71 corvette roadster) to buy my first house in 93
Sold my 67 chevelle in 2000 to fix a rotten deck etc. on my second house (that was harder)
Would I do it again ? Absolutley, cars are easy to come by and property investment is a no brainer.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:36 PM
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Sold my pride and joy (71 corvette roadster) to buy my first house in 93
Sold my 67 chevelle in 2000 to fix a rotten deck etc. on my second house (that was harder)
Would I do it again ? Absolutley, cars are easy to come by and property investment is a no brainer.
Let me know when your deck rot's out again.. I'll gladly take that sexy chevelle off you!!

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Old 12-01-2010, 12:46 PM
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For sure!
We are thinking along those lines at the moment, not for a house but a very good business/personal opportunity that wont come along again.
Even though our 68 Camaro is a fairly rare optioned model that wont stop us from parting with it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:12 PM
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Let me know when your deck rot's out again..
Sold that house in Feb (no more rotten decks) but the cars are always for sale Kurt
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:22 PM
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NO, We built our dream home (its what we wanted anyway)3yrs ago and call it the "holiday house" because we both work away.
Got 2 other properties so thats enough for us at the moment to keep us busy.

Could you build you dream house and keep your camaro "Rayman"?
theres alway somethin that you will want to change when you buy someone elses property so build it yourself keep the camaro and put the pool in later on,there a pain in the a#se to look after anyway(thats why we have a spa)!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:34 PM
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Who’s dream house is it? Yours or your partners? If it is yours you will never regret selling the car because you will end up with something you have always wanted the house.
Also what do you want from the car? I know a lot of people who gain all the enjoyment out of the building rather than the driving and sell them soon after they hit the road to fund another project.
Would I sell mine? Tomorrow if someone offered me the right money, you willing to sell as an unfinished project and the discount that statement brings with it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:01 PM
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I'm surprised by the amount of responses of people prepared to part with the car.

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build it yourself keep the camaro and put the pool in later on,there a pain in the a#se to look after anyway
When you live in North Qld, it's very nice to have a pool for a dip.

It's not my first house. We currently have a nice little place, just had some neighbours move in that we are not fond of, and could use the extra space for the cars, and the pool/entertaining area.

I could finally get a hoist in the shed, room for a rotisserie etc. When I say 'dream house' it's practical, large enough for us for about 20 years, just a little out of our price range according to my financial adviser (without making some sacrifices, ie: sell car, investments, etc)
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:15 PM
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Sell the VT and buy a Getz.. another thing we have now...
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:53 PM
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Yep totaly understand about havin a pool for a dip when its hot,its the same over here in W.A. but because we work away we arent at home enough to look after it thats why we went the spa.
Good luck with what you choose to do rayman.
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