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Old 12-09-2004, 05:48 AM
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Sorry to hear...
While I appreciate that, that's not what I am trying to accomplish by letting my little secret become known on CC. I want everyone who takes the time to read "I'm dying..blah blah" to think a bit before they start offering up their services or $$$ or whatever. It is pathetic to use an illness as an excuse to get a $120,000+ exotic car built. Or maybe I'm just mean...
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:58 AM
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Max, I am sorry to hear of your illness. It makes time much more precious and allows you to appreciate the things around you. I also built my car and believe I understand your position.

This is an unfortunate situation and It appears this fellow is willing to accept another delay to Jan 2005. I do not know why he didn't just go buy any Cobra and have fun with it.

Is this the same finish line that advertises on this site?
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:03 AM
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Trularin, no, that Finishline is in Florida and Enzo would never do this to a customer, anyway he only sells parts.

You know, we really didn't need this little cluster f*** right now...
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sorry to hear
Thanks, but please make this the last comment on my illness. I'm just fine and living life just like everyone else. The only reason I even mentioned it was because I've been on here a while and you had never seen me come on here and ask everyone to help me finish my car when I was so sure I couldn't because of blah blah..or whatever, and I know full well that if I had asked, you guys would all help in any way you could. But that's disgusting to go and pull on the heartstrings of decent caring people because you can.
PS. I have a very close childhood friend who felt very bad for me and my predicament (at one point I was told I had 7-10days)but I went to HIS funeral after a fatal car accident took his life. So much for pity. I'm out racing in my Cobra and he's buried 2 yrs.
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Alright, if you take out the "cancer card/illness" you still have a sorry situation! ANYONE putting down large sums of money for a car should have their car after 22+ months; not excuses, and not pushed back down the line waiting for more of "someone else's" money to finish YOUR car. Every one of US would be more than a little mad to have been that patient, and trusting of our builders explanations. I'm sorry he's had to "play the illness card" to try to get things moving. I think you get to the point of exasperation and would do anything to get the car you've PAID for, and might not ever see. I mean, really, would it possible he could wait years???
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I was going to say, I have pruchased several things from the Finishline advertising here abnd have had great service and very fast shipping, even during the hurricanes.

Dave, you sound pi$$ off, do you think there is something we collectively could do to fix this problem? It being Christmas and all, I can only pray that this man gets out from under this problem.
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Trularin, if you read back on this thread you will find that "Dwayne" is a multi-millionare with more money than sense. I'm really sorry he is dying. Aren't we all.

And Max, right now you are Da Man in my book.

What really pisses me off are the people waiting for CSX4000 cars. They are the ones I would like to help. This nonsense is distracting from a bigger problem...
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They are the ones I would like to help. This nonsense is distracting from a bigger problem...
Exactly, and not to be morbid but how many of these people waiting will end up dying from unforseen circumstances before ever realizing their dream of owning their Cobra. Many people check out before they finish their lifes work. I say we kill this thread and start another one titled "We're all dying, please build our CSXs!"
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Just because the guy may be a multi-millionare doesn't change the fact that he's getting royally screwed over. He's got feelings just like those of us that are poor. As for the cancer thing, some may feel bad for him, some may not. To each his own. Either way, it's a sad situation in more ways than one.
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He has cancer and made the "error" of telling so he deserves to get screwed around?

He is wealthy so he deserves to be screwed around?

So if you see a dying but rich guy lying at the side of the freeway you just pass him by looking for a healthy poor guy lying at the side of the freeway.

I (don't) see.
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It IS a sad situation for one reason and one reason only.He had a wish. He wanted a Cobra, and expensive one at that.

He paid $140,000 to get one, and didn't. Him and or his estate is entitled to get what they paid for.

The rest is additional coloring and decoration to the story.
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Well said Turk.
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THe more I think about it the more bizarre it gets...

talk about throwing "good money after bad"... and I think at a point much before this I would have just gone out and bought a car at any cost just to drive it...

Whatever!!!

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Maybe it is just me, but I guess I do not understand what this guy was thinking. In the same situation, knowing that I have XX amount of time left on this earth, and what appears to be an unlimited supply of funding, why in the hell would I waste time having a car BUILT when I could just go out and buy one already done? This is what strikes me as most bizarre about this whole thing. Short time left, lets spend a sh*tload of money on something that will have to be BUILT, or, lets go find one thats already done, buy it and drive the hell out of it. Hmmmm.....I think most of us would go for the latter.

Do I feel sorry for this guy? For the sickness yes, nobody deserves that. For the car fiasco? Hell no. I agree he is getting screwed, no doubt there. But at the same time, he also has had plenty of opportunities to get out of the deal and has not done so. So either his lawyer totally sucks monkey ass, or he is a total idiot with more money than brains. At some point common sense has to kick in. It obviously never kicked in here.


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There is something about "ordering" a car, built the way you want and tracking it's progress that is WAY different than simply "buying" a car.

Obviously the man could "buy" one tommorow, thats not what he set out to do. Which would be, Finish the project he started, the car he ordered and spec'd the way he wanted.

What Brent Fenimore had to say sounds quite logical to me. SAI has been willing and trying and stands ready to help right now! Arranging for an engine for the fellow could indeed be tricky from a legal standpoint. SAI simply cannot "legally" put motors in their cars.

As I understand it that was a BIG part of WHY they just closed the Engine Building part of the buisness. Not the Engine PARTS, the Engine BUILDING. Violation of Federal law for them to get "to close" to the motor thing.
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