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A 2012 VW Jetta TDI Wagon.

It comes with the usual six speed stick that you would find among thousands of other Jetta wagons all over the world.

It has the ‘arrest me red’ color that always comes across as neon pink whenever you photograph it in the sun.

But there are at least two mysterious facets of this urea indulgent uber-wagon. A rare and unusual frame damage announcement in the run list, and only 815 original miles.

This Jetta TDI wagon was titled with all of 69 miles on it back in December 2011. The former owner resided in Marietta, Georgia. A pretty little all-American town that is right next door to my home base of Powder Springs, GA.

There it spent the next year and 746 miles in a near constant state of stillness. Why? I don’t know. The Carfax and Autocheck show absolutely no accident history. I’ll likely find out tomorrow though. But in the meantime, if you’re interested you can feel free to give me a call at (770) 262-9880. I probably won’t buy it. But with the way the prices are going I’ll at least enjoy the conversation. Or just guess the final sales price if you are so inclined.

As for it being the lowest mileage unit I’ve ever seen? It isn’t.

That honorwould go to a lowly Hyundai Accent that had all of 52 miles on it before it was repossessed. I don’t remember what that sold for. But I did once buy a two year old base 2006 PT Cruiser in white and a 5-speed for all of $7000. That sold for $9,200 on Ebay.

I always remember my profits.

The auction will also feature two golden oldies in surprisingly decent condition.

A 1982 Chrysler Lebaron convertible with 166k along with a creaky, crack-ridden interior.

 

And a 1974 Chevy Silverado 2WD. Automatic.

No Title. Miles Exempt. The last bidder owns this truck alone and nothing more, with a five digit odometer showing 96,290 miles.

Here in Georgia, vehicles that are 1986 and older only require a bill of sale. No title needed to register it.

You want a title? Then go to a title bonding company. It’ll probably cost you around $200 to $400.

Questions? Well, I guess the selling price for all three would be nice. But let’s throw a little lemon merengue into the usual pie. There is a game that I play with other dealers called ‘over/under’ where we bet a buck per vehicle during the more ennui driven moments at the auction.

Here are the respective estimates for selling price of all three vehicles. $21,000, $1,600, $2,400. I’m going out on a limb with the first two. The second may seem a little low. But out here in Georgia there often seems to be far more old trucks than old cars, and malaise era vehicles are not known to be prized collectibles just yet.

 

So what’s it going to be. Over? Or under? Feel free to throw in a story about a few Y2K era sorority girls in Jettas, K-car craziness, or that time you did some shaggin’ with that special someone while listening to Blue Oyster Cult. On second thought, please scratch the last one. But feel free to share a good story on the other two.

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