If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

Right car at the wrong time

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A lot of times I feel like that Dr John song “Right Place Wrong Time.” It seems that no matter what I do, there are never good cars around when I have cash and space for a new addition and conversely when it’s a bad time for me, great cars pop up.

And that’s essentially what’s happened to me. It could not be a worse time for me to get another car. I just went through a legal escapade and had to settle with a guy out of court, (and out of pocket) my rental house sold unexpectedly which forced me to move on short notice, and my prospective next house fell through on my leaving me to scramble to find a place with a 1-car garage instead of a 2-car. And did I mention I already have a line on a $300 Opel?

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I have been dreaming of a Lincoln Continental MkIV and casually shopping for one for ages now. I found one in August that looked okay for $2,000 but I didn’t want to pay that much for one. Well it’s been re-listed for $1,500 and the seller is clearly realizing the low demand and I might be able to get it for an even thousand if he deals.

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The car will have needs and I haven’t seen it yet. The owner claims it just needs a carb tune and a battery to drive but then again, that’s what most sellers say. Ran when parked, if you will.

The terribly cropped and improperly rotated photos are from the ad. I’va always wanted to have three classic cars: A Corvette, a small sports car, and a big comfy road boat. Guess which slot this one fits into :P

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So basically, It’s a car I love, at a price that’s good, at a point when my living situation is crazy and unsure. Should I do it?

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