Sometimes, I look around the garage and see (or trip over) stuff that is decidedly not sports car material. WJ Jeep parts. An ATV. Maybe a dirtbike or two. Eclectic collectibles. And more.
In what language does “Sportscar Salvage” translate into “PT Cruiser?”
We definitely speak barter. In dealing with small business owners and others in the community, sometimes cash is at a premium and we get items in exchange for goods or other services. This doesn’t bother me; in fact, sometimes I uncover some real treasure troves in the process. 🙂
I will say, though…Speaking of PT Cruisers, I don’t always encounter rear seats, but when I do, they weigh 100+ pounds. I’m glad I was able to sell those to a local customer in need of new rear seats.
Visit our eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/sportscarsalvage and you’ll see many of these “funny looking sports car” items online. The “Oddities” and “Other” store categories feature the more obscure items. Happy shopping, and stay warm!
Here at Sportscar Salvage, we’ve been busy wrapping up some projects and starting new ones. We happened upon a 1987 Suzuki LTE230H quad in a trade. It will be a fun ride with the right person and a little TLC. I just have other projects in mind right now 🙂
We parted out a 1986 Pontiac Firebird with an automatic transmission and are listing the last of the parts. It had most of the exterior body panels, transmission, interior plastic trims, door hardware, and the T-tops. You can find those Firebird parts here in our eBay store.
All has been going well here. We had some friends over to help re-organize the garage in preparation for this most recent part-out project. Our shipping department got a makeover as well! It’s been a big help, especially in getting the larger packages shipped more quickly.
Earlier this month, we had the privilege of delivering an Allied Fiberglass Astra GT kit cat body to a customer in Virginia. Something I love about what we do is being able to supply the things that people have been searching for for months – sometimes even years! Quite a few customers we’ve had from Australia fall into this category. It was a nice weekend trip, and we even got to visit with a friend on the way.
We’re almost at 500 positive feedbacks on eBay… At 492, we are so close, yet so far away. Our latest customer bought a PT Cruiser part all the way from Australia! (I promise not to demand koala pictures as payment.)
I finally had a chance to dig into the ’85 Capri to see what was there. It was a project that the person we had bought it from started and then ran out of time and money. Sure enough, 99% of the pieces parts we need are already in there, from interior trim to nuts and bolts and the elusive timing cover. Whew! This is a pleasant surprise. I’ve been working on some Internet marketing stuff over the past few days, but the free heat at the shop is tempting me over there. Especially because it’s going to be in the single digits tomorrow again.
I had the chance to discuss entrepreneurship in one of my class assignments. One of our resources was the Entrenpreneur Equation workshop by Carol Roth. She puts to rest a lot of the myths about entrepreneurship. Let’s just say that if it were as fun, easy, and glamorous as it’s put out there to be, there would be a lot more of us around 🙂 Be your own boss? Sometimes, you have to be your own janitor or exterminator. I can tell you with certainty that nobody – not even the most dedicated gearhead who watches every car-related TV show – loves diamond-in-the-rough barn finds like spiders do. Well, maybe stinging insects run a close second. I joke that the garage decorates itself for Halloween.
A lot of folks like to hear what we’re up to, and a picture is worth a thousand words, right? In the foreground is a 1974 Corvette we bought to strip the remaining parts off of… It had the two WORKING headlight buckets we needed for our Project77. Behind that is a 1985 Mercury Capri 5.0L. Classic case of started project, ran out of money. Since the car was dealer undercoated, everything underneath is pristine. The original doors and hatch were rusty but the owner had sourced replacements and they came with the car… We got basically everything except for the heads and intake. This one will likely go back together for sale. Too hard to find a nice fox body that is affordable. My husband has some evil plan for it, we’ll see. And then WAY in the back is a 2003 Mustang Premium Coupe that was my husband’s ex-wife’s car. It need a bunch of little stuff. We’re doing that stuff and then selling it.
Oh… Husband… Yeah, Jerod and I got married on December 15th after a little over 5 years together. I decided that if I drop a car on my head I want him to be the one to be there to make sure my wishes are respected. Not that I don’t love my family, I just KNOW that he will do what *I* want. The same goes in reverse. He’s stood by me during this crazy dream, provided finances, countless hours of instruction, and backs me up 100%, all day, every day. He’s kinda cute, too.
We’re working on getting more items up on the eBay store . We’re also actively posting on our Facebook page and we’re on twitter as fastwrecks.
We hope all is well for you!