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Old 05-27-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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My Story

I don't believe I've posted it anywhere yet.

So this is the story of my SVTF and me. We have a history.

About 2 1/2-3 years ago I believe I posted the story about how I acquired a 2004 EAP ZX5 SVTF. I can't find it anywhere, so here's the rundown:

I owned a 2003 ZTS, and enjoyed the heck out of it. I did a good amount of mods to it, including: wrapped SVT Header, HFC, Magnaflow catback, CAI, removed that and installed the SVT airbox, entire Eibach pro kit including sway bars, 17" wheels and tires...

And then I decided I should buy a car that came with what equated to those mods, stock--which was the SVTF. So I looked online...and I was a dumb kid 3 years ago, so I thought I had tons of money because I had a credit card. I found a super clean SVTF in VA (I live in WI), and my girlfriend at the time needed a car, so...long story short, I de-modded and sold her the ZTS (which still makes me sad, kind of), and we flew out to VA (with the credit card) to get this sucker. Drove it back, had an interesting road trip. Good times.

Well a year and a half went by, and I was still a dumb kid with not enough money, and so I ended up having to sell it. I was sad, but felt good because it freed up a chunk of the budget I didn't have.

Here's the fun part:

I sold it to a guy locally. He was also an SVT enthusiast who owned 3 SVT Lightnings, so I knew I was giving it to the right guy.

6-9 months later, I ran into him at a bar, and we got to talking about the car. At one point he said "hey man, I bought a house, so if you ever want to buy the car back from me, I wouldn't mind getting out of the payment." At the time I was like...yeah...ok. I have no idea when that would happen.

Well lo and behold: kids, it pays to go to college. I ended up getting a full time job using my degree. I called him up and asked how he felt about what he told me at the bar that night, and he still felt the same way--didn't WANT to get rid of the car, but DID want to get out of the payment. I went to check it out, and was absolutely floored at the condition he had kept it in. Put less than 14,000 miles on it in a year and a half, and I swear it looked better than when I had owned it...




...so I bought my baby back.


Just thought I would share because that probably doesn't happen to too many people.

I don't have many recent pictures of 'er, but here's the latest one, and then an older one...







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Old 05-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #2
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very nice. What are the chances??? lol
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #3
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That's what I said!
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:20 AM   #4
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the car was meant to be yours.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:38 AM   #5
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WOW! That's so awesome man. It was meant to be.
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way to go man.. glad you got your baby back..
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Wow ... That's definitely a great story.

I couldn't bare getting rid of my SVT ... even with all of the troubles and hurdles she gives me ... I still enjoy her every week. Well lately, every month. Letting her sit more these days.

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Awesome man, Glad you got your car back.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:19 AM   #10
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Soulmates! That is a very nice looking ride!
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