I will admit, I had one hell of a laugh when I opened this thread this morning. Shook some shit up it seems.
I really don't know how to go about saying what I have to, but I'm gonna give it a crack.
datsunfreak possesses this car. Fuck it-he owns the thing.
John did not purchase it. John did not offer any money after the fact. I never offered it up for sale to him.
I GAVE the car to him. No catch. No hidden agenda. Nothing. Pay for shipping and it's his. That's it!
Why? This is where it gets tricky and/or emotional for me.
Every one knows the story of me, my wife that doesn't work and our 3 kids. If you don't, you just heard it.
Well, the wife and I have been scrimping on damn near everything to save up to prepare to purchase a house.
We need out of our current living situation and are doing anything we can to drop and do what it takes to move in a moment's notice.
Caught up? Good. Here comes the hard part.
We know we're moving. We have no clue what we will be moving to. For that, we needed to prepare.
Storage unit purchased and filled. All bills paid for a month ahead. Not needed turned into gotten rid of. Blah, blah, blah.
The biggest concern was the 210. What if we move to an apartment? Picky landlord? Covenant neighborhood?
Money has been tight. Time has been tighter. Progress has been stagnant.
With all we have going there is no way it will be a runner by an unknown date and time. We would just be hauling a non-running box.
We played the pros and cons with this scenario a million different ways. No matter what we did every discussion ended only one way.
Every answer had to have an outcome that would not upset Adam. Any decision had to be a logical reasoning within that parameter.
No other answer-do what you can to keep Adam from disliking/disowning/despising you. Can you see the dilemma I created?
Couldn't sell it; ungrateful and greedy. Couldn't scrap it; we all know what could happen with that can of worms.
So then what do I do with it? Hm...
Adam---you are rad. You and I know what you did and the last thing I want to do is upset you in any way.
What you did, twice, meant the world to me. I can't even come close to making it up to you-but i will do what I can to keep this correct.
Now...about a month or so ago, after the wife I had decided what needed to be done, I sent John(datsunfreak) a PM on Ratsun.
The private message was titled "Awkward proposition" and it only said one thing: I want to give you my 210.
Why would I want to do that? I hadn't even told John why, and him and I have been talking pretty regularly this whole time.
When I decided the best path was to give to car to somebody who would be appreciative of it I really couldn't think of someone else.
datsunfreak was my plan A. Loves 210s, especially the coupes. Excellent forum member-helpful, courteous, playful.
DF puts in the work for Datsuns, no matter where it is or who it is for.
We've seen him finger-banging dimlight's cars. We've seen him provide insightful knowledge across both Ratsun and JNC.
DF has provided me with lots of knowledge without me ever asking or looking for it.
To me, there was no other choice.
I know there are questions and concerns on top of this, and I will address those if any one feels as though I need to. Or are just curious.
Say or think what you want. I am beyond comfortable with my decision. And I hope ya'll understand why I made that call.
John will do this 210 right. He's been itching to let the cat out of the bag. Let's see what he's got!!!