Shannon Stacey

A new toy!

Look what I was just the winning bidder on!

my mustang

That’ll teach my husband to leave me alone with the computer at 1:30 in the morning.

Ummm…anybody in the market for a ’68 Chevelle? :lmao:

21 comments to “A new toy!”

  1. Anna Lucia
      · August 11th, 2005 at 3:46 am · Link

    You are deeply unsafe… :rofl:

  2. Kitty
      · August 11th, 2005 at 7:50 am · Link

    And that is why I avoid the cars section on ebay :lmao:

  3. Mel
      · August 11th, 2005 at 7:58 am · Link


  4. Bree
      · August 11th, 2005 at 8:08 am · Link

    Ebay instead of working…GASP! :whip:

    Congrats! That’s some toy!

  5. Jaci
      · August 11th, 2005 at 8:12 am · Link

    ROAD TRIP!:lmao:

  6. charlie
      · August 11th, 2005 at 8:13 am · Link

    nice car…business must be good…68 Chevelle, you’ve got to be kidding…the 67 was the last good looking Chevelle they made and the 66/67’s could outrun the 68’s and up

  7. Shannon
      · August 11th, 2005 at 8:28 am · Link

    Yeah yeah yeah. The husband wanted a ’67. I wanted a ’72. This was based on our deciding that the Chevelle would be a good soccer mom muscle car. That was our first mistake.

    We both love the Chevelle—she’s one classy broad. But the husband’s a Camaro man and I’m a total Mustang whore, and we both found ourselves reluctant to sink the restoration money into the Chevelle. And, quite frankly, who wants to drive around with Chevy’s 307 purring like a gutless kitten under the hood?

    And then we saw the new baby. (I think her name is Tink) We discussed it to death. (Let’s just say that we can get the Mustang, but if we don’t sell the Chevelle Uncle Sam will be muy unhappy come tax time.) And it certainly helped that the auction ended at 1:30 in the morning when only insane people are awake. :crazy:

    And it has FM. And the original tape deck, which is good. AM radio sucks, my friends.

  8. Dee
      · August 11th, 2005 at 9:50 am · Link

    Oh, sweet lord, what a beautiful car. My Daddy’s vehicular passion roars up big when I see muscle cars, lol. Ain’t nothin’ like a classic Ford. :)

    So, should we be happy or sad for you? LOL!


  9. THIS! Christine
      · August 11th, 2005 at 10:27 am · Link

    It’s blue!


  10. Rae
      · August 11th, 2005 at 10:47 am · Link

    :baby: But, but….where’s mine?

  11. Shannon
      · August 11th, 2005 at 11:05 am · Link

    I can’t escape blue vehicles, X. :rofl:

    And it’s definitely a happy occasion. The Chevelle doesn’t have cup holders like the Mustang does, and I’ve had no place to keep my Dunkin Donuts. :shock:

  12. Natalie
      · August 11th, 2005 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Dee says: “Ain’t nothin’ like a classic Ford”

    Yeah, especially a modern one. :)

    Actually, I’m trying to decide between a 2005 Mustang convertible and a Toyota Highlander Hybrid for my next car.

  13. Shannon
      · August 11th, 2005 at 11:34 pm · Link

    Ummm…are you kidding me? An 05 Mustang convertible or a Hybrid?

    Well, to cast my vote, I’ll just post a link to a former blog post of mine:


  14. Mel
      · August 12th, 2005 at 9:11 am · Link

    CLEARLY, Shan’s too busy cruising the streets to blog with us this morning…. :cry:

    where’s our DD? huh?

  15. Dee
      · August 12th, 2005 at 10:41 am · Link

    Okay, on the one hand, lol, I LOVE Fords. Something about all that power….

    On the other, what the HELL is this–>:cheesy:

    LOL, I typed in a typical smile and it came out with this sombrero wearing little :censor: I never thought I’d find myself being PC, but good lord, who’s idea was THAT? Why not put a little leaf blower on him too, while we’re at it? LOL!

    Sorry, Shan, it was too weird not to rant. :)

  16. Jaci
      · August 12th, 2005 at 11:16 am · Link

    I dunno, Dee….but suddenly I want a margarita…..


  17. Sasha
      · August 13th, 2005 at 4:33 am · Link

    I’m so jealous!! Beautifull!:cheer:

  18. Kate
      · August 13th, 2005 at 8:39 pm · Link

    I’m home honeeeeyyyy.

    See now if I’d been in CT I could’ve talked you out of bidding on that baby. Just kidding of course– I bought my husband a Miata on ebay.

  19. AJ
      · August 14th, 2005 at 10:58 pm · Link

    Nice car.

    My dream car is a ’76 hard top convertible Corvette, red with leather interior. SIGH

    Ebay huh? Wonder what hubby would say if I won something like that? Probably :wtf:

  20. Natalie
      · August 15th, 2005 at 3:38 pm · Link

    I know! I think it’s hilarious. :lmao:

    But to understand, you only need to know one thing: I have a degree in environmental studies. Well, okay, that’s not enough. I have two kids and we live in Pennsylvania where we get ice storms and sometimes decent snow in the winter, so the convertible isn’t practical and I can’t afford a summer car and a winter car.

    Actually, I can’t afford a new car at all, so it doesn’t even really matter, does it? :cry:

  21. Shannon
      · August 15th, 2005 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Hubby wants a Corvette. But he has a ’59 MGA, so how many 2-seater convertibles does a man need? (Yes, I hear him whispering “two” in my ear.)

    Well, technically, before we got the Chevelle—actually even now—I don’t have a “real” car. When my husband and their partner started their business, it was quickly made clear that they couldn’t work out of the husband’s truck. But things can be tight for new businesses. My Focus was paid off, so I offered it up as a trade in on a van. Well, a year later it’s time to draw out what the company owed me—the trade in value on the Focus. In the meantime I’ve been driving the truck, and I hate the access cab. When the front and back doors open in opposite directions—like suicide doors, you’d be surprised at the number of times your kid or your groceries are on the wrong side.

    So anyway. I didn’t see the point in using it as a down payment for a $300+ car payment while an almost $400/month truck sat idle in the driveway. But I wanted something to bomb around in during the summer with better gas mileage than the truck. (Those familiar with the ’68 Chevelle may now laugh your asses off. Go ahead. I’ll wait.)

    So we decided on a toy car for the summer, and I’ll drive the truck in the winter. :nod: And we don’t have another car payment. :baby: The Chevelle turns out to need a bit more money sunk into it than we thought. Which would be fine if it was the car of my heart. I love her, but not soul mate love her. I was born a Pony girl. But if Caroline doesn’t meet her reserve, the husband’s already scheming on how to keep her without pissing off the IRS come April. :baby:

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