The buyer I had lined up for my Supra, who was supposed to be flying into Colorado tomorrow night, bailed on me.
So, the car is up for grabs again. All the specifics can be found at the URL below.
I am bummed, since now I have to take out a loan to aquire the A4, vs paying cash for it.
If anyone knows of someone looking for a ~650 rwhp sports car, which has the capacity to eat up most everything on the road here in Colorado, please point them to the above URL.
I don't have any current pictures, as the car is in the body shop getting a facelift. The aftermarket sideskirts are being replaced (with the same aftermarket parts), the drivers door is being repainted (insurance claim - elk damage), and the front bumper is being repainted.
Once the car is back home tomorrow, I'll get some pics posted to the forsale website.
-john, who is pretty bummed at this point in time...<ul><li><a href="http://forsale.jsalmi.com">The specifics on the supra</a></li></ul>
08-28-2002, 02:30 PM
Sorry to hear about the bad luck. I'm sure you'll find a buyer in the near future...
08-28-2002, 07:55 PM
It's an interesting tale...<ul><li><a href="http://jsalmi.com/images/060201/">The elk story</a></li></ul>
08-29-2002, 05:01 AM
...like you said, you could have nailed that deer head on.
08-29-2002, 06:29 AM
You should thank your lucky stars for the minor damage! I live in Evergreen where elk/car contact is almost a weekly occurence. Sometimes the elk comes thru the windshield, but more often the swerve to avoid causes causes many SUV's/pickups to roll or head into incoming traffic. Worst times are usually dawn and dusk, so there must of been an "elk convention" that evening...
08-29-2002, 08:43 AM
I hear you on that. I too live in Evergreen where there are far too many elk, where aspen trees are reduced by browsing to nothing more than annuals, and where a flower bed is to elk like Baskin Robbins is to Rosie O'Donnell. Had an encounter with a fawn two springs ago, it ran into me, and not me into it; fawn survived, but I had to replace sealed headlight on my S4 for $645. Feel lucky I haven't hit anything else, yet.
08-29-2002, 09:40 AM
A couple of years ago my (then) teenage son had a deer jump in front of his (old) Isuzu trooper. It took out the grill, A/C condenser, radiator, hung the bumper and damaged the hood/windshield (deer wasn't in good shape either). Luckily he didn't sweve into incoming traffic...
08-29-2002, 12:59 PM
...the drought and the fires. Or maybe they've just moved down there (into all those woods) permanently? HPH
08-29-2002, 06:49 PM
...the fact that you were being tailed to get nailed for doing 60 in a 55 construction zone at night when no one was working. The jerk got what he deserved. And you deserved to get lucky like you did. HPH
08-30-2002, 12:58 AM
I was down in the San Luis Valley a couple summers ago, driving my Honda Accord (not the Audi luckily). It was dusk, and there was a bridge out, and I was driving on the little dirt temporary road they'd built to take you around the construction. They're was a large cut embankment just to the left of the road and there was a doe standing on top, maybe 15 ft. above us. We weren't going but 4-5 mph because of the very rough temporary road, and I and my passenger both saw and commented on the deer. Just that moment, the deer stepped off the embankment, right on top of my car! The head hit the windshield right infront of me, the mirror got torn off, and bits of fur were caught in the drip rails and door trim, and there was a nice dent in the driver's side door. The doe turned and ran into the woods, almost faster than we could put together what had just happened.
08-30-2002, 02:19 PM
for the supra and I'll be set. The supra gets out of the body shop next weds or thurs, which just happens to coincide with my trip to Houston to buy the A4.
The supra will remain parked in the garage until some prospective buyer comes down and wants to drive it in all it's glory. :)