Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
2 3
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

mr lock pick

Original Poster:

489 posts

98 months

[news] 
Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi all

I have been thinking seriously of letting the sag go for over 6 months now. I am honestly so confused a the moment with this car. For tears I looked at the YouTube video Wight he Rocky music and dreamed of owning that actual car, and when it came up for sale @ Str8six, I got the call from Jason, viewed the car and it was a done deal. Nearly two years down the line and thousands spent on keeping it in tip top condition, and I find myself a little empty on the TVR SAG ownership.

May be I do not realise how lucky we are to be able to have the pleasures of owning such a unique cars. The facts are that since the arrival of my little girl, things change. As a chap who chooses to work every hour god sends, you find that the weekends can't be spent on football, cars and bear. You find yourself wanting to spend time with the family. You feel very guilty to simplybplaybwith your toys and consider yourself only. If you then look at the st weather we are having, the appalling road surfaces and a Gatso camera on every corner you begin to ask yourself, when, where and how can I enjoy my car and get a adrelanin fix. It has become very difficult to acually go for a Saturday night blast or a Sunday morning blast, and I do mean a proper cob web blast.

So I find myself noting that other TVR friends are getting their kicks out of other avenues such as Modifying their cars or others have decided that Track days are the only way forward. Either way I can't see myself putting the a Green Goblin on a track, and as much as I would love a 4.3 and a modes bonet etc, etc, what's the point if you can't drive the car the way it was intended to.

The only kicks I get now is when I open the garage door, pull back to tailor made covers and simply look at what a spectacular car TVR has produced. I gently cover her up and convince myself that selling her would be the very biggest mistake of my life. I know I have bored you with my feeling here, but I am honestly looking to get the thought of other TVR owners who find themselves trying to run a business and succeed through these difficult times, allocate time for the family and your children, and then if and when the opportunity artists and we have good weather to take the beast out and have a great drive.

I myself are finding that it is difficult to satisfy all of the above and therefore find myself covering 1500 miles a year and spending a small fortune on maintenance and the occasional sensible mods, petrol and insurance.
This is not I quote an advert for me to sale my car, I am fully aware that we have a classified section, however I am going through so many thoughts with the sag lately that I truly am worried of making a decision that I will regret.

I can remember having so much more fun in my old cooper green T350c, and I do mean ear to ear smiles every time I drove it, and I got such an adrelanin rush from it. It was approx 6 years ago and yes it was my very first TVR. Maybe we get use to the power or maybe it's the awesome sound thatbthe T350c can produce that we miss.

Anyway the summary is that I do now own my dream car but find myself wanting to sell. Is there anyone else going through similar thoughts?

slideways

3,205 posts

106 months

[news] 
Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
bow

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=1tZF4OF3Ay4&des...

Awesome!
Keep it mothball it when your family are older they will appreciate it!
That is all

mr lock pick

Original Poster:

489 posts

98 months

[news] 
Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for your coments Richard.

May I apologise to you all for my spelling and grammar, I know it' s poor.

Suffolk Redneck

50 posts

49 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Don't do it! You will regret it the moment the guy puts it on his trailer/ drives it away. A little piece of you will have died.

clive f

7,003 posts

118 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
as already said keep it Chris, even if you cant find the time to use it with the way the values of these cars are increasing its a very nice investment to have in the garage, so when you do get the urge to take it out its there sat waiting for you.

once you get older, daughter in her teens you`ll find lots of time to have toys again, I`m sure she will love having a cool taxi.yes
Advertisement

Hollowpockets

5,598 posts

101 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Move to Scotland... That'll sort your 'roads and places to enjoy it' problem.

Failing that, try arrange a driving holiday once a year for a week to enjoy it.

If you can afford to keep it then do, it would be a shame to let your dream car go.

D14 AYS

3,687 posts

95 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Over the years I have occasionally had the same kind of thoughts, but! I always see sense in the end Chris!
I have always worked hard and provided for my family, so a nice car in the garage is my little bit of fun, as much as I love my family I feel we should also make time for ourselves now and again.
Get a grip man and perish those evil thoughs!

blackiepaul

1,865 posts

79 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
From what I read that is a sensible view - I would sell it if you feel that is the thing to do.

I have not used mine much this year but I can not see myself ever selling it. They are good on track but I prefer taking other things on track though if it was the only car I had to track I would take it, it will not do it any harm.

Good luck in your choices

braders

622 posts

94 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
If you feel that way mate then sell it and get a t350 still a great car and a few quid in pocket

Cheers Chris

Paul B

nightSpirit

618 posts

53 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
'can't be spent on football, cars and bear'

You should really wear some clothes whilst driving...

I think sell it, if you're doubting owning the car the rot has already set in...if you're talked out of it, you'll only come to the same conclusion later. I disagree with the points about having a kid and not wanting to be selfish, I love both my girls to pieces (despite their best efforts) but I still enjoy some release and quiet 'dad time' each week when they're in bed and I'm tinkering on the track car. You need a balance!

DonkeyApple

17,024 posts

54 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
I know how you feel. Two very young kids and running around pushing a business forward would have meant i'd never be able to drive the Tiv if it didn't have 4 seats. I had a T350 at the time the first kid was coming along and knew I would never get to use it.

One option might be to replace the Sag with a T350 and bank the rather large difference. Then you'll have a £20k car sitting there rather than a £50+, which will ease the conscience as well as make it easier to rag it on track days etc.

KillerJim

895 posts

88 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Your story is somewhat similar to mine, except I lack any kids at the moment, but I'm spending all hours building my business and providing for my wife as best possible.

Therefore the Sag has spent most of the last year sat under cover in the garage, bringing back the childish grin when uncovered or driven.

There's many nights I've laid in bed wondering if I could do with an extra £50k in the bank, but in the end I'm like a few people here - I work hard, provide as best possible, somewhere along that line I have to have something "fun" just for myself. Whether thats now, or in 10 years..

Unless I hit some financial issues, I think I`ll grow old with the Sag biggrin

T350 Al

572 posts

76 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
KillerJim said:
Unless I hit some financial issues, I think I`ll grow old with the Sag biggrin
This, in spades! We thought about getting rid for about a split second, then I thought of all the times I've read on here about the seller watching someone else drive off in their pride and joy; soon made my mind up! If I had your Sag, I'd be selling body parts before selling the car!

Seriously though, best of luck with whichever way you go; I think everyone can understand your reasoning and has been there at least once during ownership.

Mr M

1,096 posts

87 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
You could always try a Tamora tumbleweed

SAGTAFF

482 posts

99 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
KillerJim said:
Unless I hit some financial issues, I think I`ll grow old with the Sag biggrin
Ditto on this one. I'm in exactly the same position. I've done just 600 miles this year as the wife is pregnant, bad weather, etc, etc so with the little one due next month I've had exactly the same thoughts. There seems little justification for keeping the car, however.........

..........we've already had some very special memories in the car (mostly taking it abroad). The car my dad regrets selling is his Singer SM because - like me - it was a car that gave him some very special memories (like picking mum up for the first time they met) and he would give and arm and a leg to get one but there is not one for sale any where in the world yet this is a car that sold in the hundreds of thousands so imagine how difficult and costly it would be to buy a Sag in years to come.

The baby is due end of next month. The Sag is being taken off the road (SORN) for one or maybe two years. I've spoken to David Gerald who offer a re-commsioning service. In 2015 the car will be back on the road and even if I still can;t find time to drive it, it will be worth a blinking fortune.

So, unless you need the money, keep hold of the car and let it appreciate. You will regret selling it for both financial and sentimental reasons

Even my missus has tole me we are not selling ours!!

SAGTAFF

TOV!E

1,680 posts

119 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Chris, the rot has set in, just sell it, get a t350 and have some fun, put the money into the business, then when you have made your fortune get another nice car....they are making a lot of money at the moment, can it last i dont know?. All the best. Gordon

SILICONEKID340HP

11,843 posts

116 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Hollowpockets said:
Move to Scotland... That'll sort your 'roads and places to enjoy it' problem.

Failing that, try arrange a driving holiday once a year for a week to enjoy it.

If you can afford to keep it then do, it would be a shame to let your dream car go.
Yes move to Scotland ,you will have so much more spare cash ..seeing as the English subsidise them !

Hollowpockets

5,598 posts

101 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
SILICONEKID340HP said:
Yes move to Scotland ,you will have so much more spare cash ..seeing as the English subsidise them !
Wow what a helpful intelligent contribution...

We pay the same tax as you and I guess the billions from the scottish sector of the north sea oil industry doesn't contribute to anything in England at all... However that's another story for a different forum.

Grow up

Edited by Hollowpockets on Tuesday 9th October 14:04

SILICONEKID340HP

11,843 posts

116 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Hollowpockets said:
SILICONEKID340HP said:
Yes move to Scotland ,you will have so much more spare cash ..seeing as the English subsidise them !
Wow what a helpful intelligent contribution...

We pay the same tax as you and I guess the billions from the scottish sector of the north sea oil industry doesn't contribute to anything in England at all... However that's another story for a different forum.

Grow up

If it was up to me i would let Scotland float away ! Mate one in three are on the sick in Scotland ,you wil be a third world country if we stopped looking after your lot !

alex_gray255

4,570 posts

90 months

[news] 
Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi Chris

Hope you are doing well! Based on the last time we met at Knebworth I had a feeling you might be looking at a decision like this sometime in the near future.

My opinion (for what it is worth) is to decide whether you want to keep the car as an investment for the future or use the money now. It sounds like the T350 was more fun for you personally and if you sell the Sag, you can buy a very good T350 and still have a good set of money in the bank.

The alternative is to keep the Sag in storage for a few more years and keep the option open whether to keep or sell her. You can always buy another cheaper toy and run that for a bit - a T350 or a Chim for example - both of which are a lot of fun biggrin

But as has been said, once she is sold, she is sold and you are unlikely to be able to get another one.

Don't rush the decision whatever you do.

All the best, mate!

A.
2 3
Reply to Topic