Originally Posted by lstowell
I'd have to argue that the "not smart" tends to extend well beyond just the financial realm.
....and hopefully that will NEVER change.
"Sorry honey, you are gorgeous and filthy rich, but you just cannot handle a stick shift...so see ya"
Back around 1969 my dad was offered a Ferrari 250GTO for approx $10K. Car had incredible history. I still have the serial number and know who owns it.
My dad turned it down since he had a wifey and 3 kids. Wouldnt have been a bad investment to hold and sell in 2014 or 2015.
In 1984 I was offered a basketcase 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster for $10K. Yeah I had the money and was single. I could have had it restored. Wouldnt have been a bad investment.
1987 sold a VW 1978 Rabbit with full Oettinger 16v conversion, GTI 5spd rear disc brakes, Bilsteins, Recaros etc for $8k. Paid $5k for the car new and had at least another 45k in. Okay investment. It provided a nice down payment on a 87GTI16v and some cash for a nice vacation to Jamaica with girlfriend.
Cars are a lot like women. some are worth the price of admission and some are not. Problem is you can send a car to auction but society and her lawyer frown on sending a woman to auction.
If you can afford do it. Life is too short for regrets or playing pocket pool!