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Sold the Bonne

January 3rd, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well I sold the Bonneville! Although the reason for selling it has changed from wanting to purchase a car for my Son to needing extra cash for my wife’s nursing school. So I took a hit on it and sold it for around $3k. Not bad for the items that were wrong with it. I hated to see it go though. I’m gonna’ miss that car!

It turns out the SX is a 1990 and not a 1989. That’s fine. Not bad shape body-wise. A little interior work may need to be done. The horror story was the ordeal in picking up the car. I needed a truck so I borrowed my Dad’s. Now my Dad and I are just now getting to know each other again after many years of being apart due to a divorce when I was child. EOMLS – So I pick up his truck and head to U-Haul to rent a tow dolly. No problem, truck was already setup for everything except the ball for the bumper. So I purchased one and installed it myself. We connected the dolly, tested lights, etc. All was good.

We head to my friend Jake’s place to pick up the car. We pull into the apartment complex and I see Jake waiting for us. Pulling up to the car it was evident that it was in pretty bad shape. Two flat front tires! GREAT – how do I roll it onto the dolly? I thought, “Well at least it runs” so we can drive it onto the dolly even with flat tires. WRONG! Jake went to start it and of course it would not even turn over. Come to find out there’s no battery. An additional problem would be that the 240 has a low air dam which would make simply driving it onto the dolly impossible.

It won’t start and we can’t roll it with flat tires. The tires are in pretty rough shape, but were holding some air. So we take the two front tires off and Wes (my son) and I head off to the local gas station for air. We air up both tires and head back to the car. We mount the tires and that brought the stance up enough to roll onto the dolly. Great I think. Well before you know it, I’ve installed a “golf-ball” sized dent into my Dad’s tailgate by ramming it with the dolly. Yeah, for the first time in 40 years, I wrecked my Dad’s truck!

We finally get it placed onto the dolly, tie it down, and head home. By this time it is getting dark so we decide to go home, unload, and turn-in the dolly. We do just that. It’s now 6:30PM and we started this ordeal at 12:30PM.

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