Saturday, April 27, 2013

Our 5 new cars

We went to a classic car auction in New Jersey today and pretended to buy cars. Here were my 5 fantasy purchases:

5. An early '80s Mercedes with a removable top, for when Samuel and Ethan are in college and Jen and I don't need a back seat.

4. Mid-2000s Jaguar convertible, for when Samuel and Ethan are in college and Jen and I adopt a couple of very small kids with no legs to sit in the "back seat."

3. Okay, now things are getting interesting. 1979 Trans Am, to drive to my next high school reunion blaring "It's Still Rock'n'Roll To Me" on the cassette deck, so that my old classmates can stare in awe and say, "Wow, that's so sad." This went for less than $10K, and if my Monopoly money had been real, I would now be the proud owner. That's so sad.

2. '54 Corvette. If I had this car, people could say anything they wanted about me and I would go, "La-la-la, not listening, don't care." It's only #2 because I've pledged to Samuel that if we ever actually buy a car it will be a DeLorean, and that goes for Fantasy Auctions as well.

1. And '81 DeLorean. My Monopoly money bid was $18K. The high bid was $17K, so Samuel and I were high-fiving like we'd really bought it. Then the auctioneer said, "Sorry, not selling this one today, the reserve is $25K." Samuel and I were crushed, but I said, "Think how disappointed we'd be if we thought we'd actually won it."

We broke the news to Jennifer when she returned an hour later from her non-fantasy shopping trip to Target.


  1. I can't blame you for purchasing your 5 favorite cars from the car auction. May I ask, among these, which one's your most favorite? On another note, you can also look for vintage cars from car dealerships aside from purchasing them through car auctions.

    Arlyne @ Spartan Toyota Scion

  2. What a fun idea! I would fantasy buy those any day of the week. When you put the cassette deck in the Trans Am, give it one of those horns that play music instead of honking. I can't believe you found a DeLorean! You should put a DVD player in it so the passengers can watch Back to The Future.

    Paige Hollingsworth @ Baldwin Motors Lincoln