Earlier today, Lets Just Drive is Mkolabin posted an article about a 1973 Celica for $10K. There's a Celica GT in my neighborhood that's been sitting in someone's driveway half under tarps for a fairly long time.

(Yeah, that's my dog's tail in the lower corner. We were on a walk.)

It got me to thinking, if I wanted to see if the owner would sell it, how would I go about it? A note? Just walk up to the door and knock? I really have no idea. Have any of you guys tried it? Were you successful? Were you threatened with a shotgun that you had 2 seconds to get off the porch?