Just Another Legend Post: New Acquisition & Phoenix Meet-Up
Odometer (1994 Legend Coupe 6-Speed): 540,378
Odometer (1993 Legend Sedan): 178,473
Odometer (1994 Legend Coupe Automatic): 167,954
Odometer (1994 Legend Sedan):
A couple of months ago, I scrawled a note on a scrap piece of paper. “Nice Legend! If you ever want to sell it, call me.” I left it underneath the windshield wiper of a car next to me in the parking lot in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was a really nice-condition 1994 LS coupe, Desert Mist Metallic, just like mine.
I didn’t expect to ever hear from that car’s owner – especially since the car had out of state Oregon plates – but I did. I received a phone call from an unknown phone number many weeks later from “Lee” who’d just taken European delivery of a brand new BMW M235i convertible. “I’m ready to sell my Legend,” he said. And the rest is history.
I took delivery of Lee’s car a few days ago and while I have no space or need for the car at my house, it’ll be going to a new home in Salt Lake City with my friend Branson in the next few weeks. With only 168,000 miles on the odometer, it’s barely getting broken in. Branson will take great care of it. I was glad to help find this car a new home!
Lee getting his license plate removed while I took care of paperwork
Traditional key handoff
And the first photos during fill-up at the gas station
Check that interior! Flawless for the age & mileage
Later that same day, I took the sedan for an oil change. It’s only a few hundred miles from 150k
And my friend Ian ‘spy-shotted’ me while heading home from retrieving the coupe
I wasted no time in getting a Legendary photo shoot set up in the driveway that evening. It took a step ladder to get the right angle, but at this point my neighbors already know I’m off my rocker, so it didn’t raise any eyebrows.
Yesterday, I had a few friends over for a meet at my house. Despite the cold weather (“cold” as in probably 50 or 60 degrees, which is enough to justify a hooded sweatshirt for us Arizonans), we hung out for a little while and got a few more pictures. In attendance were Joe, Michael, Mirel, Chris, Benjo, and Zach. A few of us cruised over to the local salvage yard in south Phoenix and scavenged for parts afterward. The only treasure I picked up was a passenger side headlight for my 1994 Vigor. Thanks to Mirel for helping retrieve that. The bumper on that car was a lot hard to remove than it looked! Here are a few photos from yesterday’s meet-up.
The ‘new’ car was here with missing front plate
Another ladder shot
A hint of blue sky
Tyson, Mirel, Benjo parked at the Ecology salvage
Mirel giving me a hand with that Vigor headlight
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Edit, one thing I forgot to include: Thanks to my friend Tim, I found this really great article about a guy who spent a year as a truck driver. As someone who drives a ton, I can totally relate to this on many levels.