The story of Papa John's Camaro coming home, and the $250K (and free pizzas!) it cost to bring it back, has us thinking about our long-lost first cars. How much would you pay to get your first car back?
Not a quarter-of-a-million dollars, certainly. My first car was a W123 Mercedes 300D non-turbo which was awesome. I still hit up Craigslist in the late evenings to see if there's a similar era wagon or coupe with reasonable mileage and a reasonable price. Unfortunately, the car was parted out to make another pristine 300D live an even longer life. Given the vehicle is now probably scrap, it's worth maybe $300 and it's all we'd pay for it. However, in a spiritual way, the vehicle that took the old Benz's internals is close. If it's still being maintained by an old Lufthanasa mechanic it could be a good use of $3 or $4K.
Wert really wants his black-on-black Cadillac Sedan De Ville with the Northstar V8. For obvious reasons he's not willing to part with more than a few grand. Mostly because he knows what he did to it. Shudder. (Hat tip to vwminispeedster, pronounded...!)
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