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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Woke the Coupe up.

Brought her out of hibernation today. Beautiful cool sunny day here. In a couple of weeks I will wake up the “mean machine”.
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How you guys live in that is beyond me. Grew up in Nebraska, sub zero temperatures, clear as a bell. I hated it. Joined the Marines and ended up in California. Could not handle the weather you guys get. I see some snow, a temp in the high teens occasionally. But my car never sees hybernation. Nor do I. lol

Not a great fan of California, but the weather is normally just about right.
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My cars and I don't hibernate either, although rather less driving gets done during the winter.

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How you guys live in that is beyond me. Grew up in Nebraska, sub zero temperatures, clear as a bell. I hated it. Joined the Marines and ended up in California. Could not handle the weather you guys get. I see some snow, a temp in the high teens occasionally. But my car never sees hybernation. Nor do I. lol

Not a great fan of California, but the weather is normally just about right.
It ain’t easy but one sure does appreciate it when the spring comes.

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But my car never sees hybernation.

Neither does mine. It's a nice sunny dry day here in NEO so I took my coupe out today as well. It did turn some heads out there.
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The little red one successfully concluded a 6 month nap this afternoon. It started on the first turn of the key and immediately settled down to a normal idle. A quick 7 mile round trip to/from the gas station for half a tank of fresh gasoline and we are set for an early start to spring and summer.



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Nope, nope, nope. In Michigan it's not unusual to still get snow until April so the Sols remain in storage for several more weeks. But congrats to the hibernators who are getting some Sol time!
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Nope, nope, nope. In Michigan it's not unusual to still get snow until April so the Sols remain in storage for several more weeks. But congrats to the hibernators who are getting some Sol time!
Am fully prepared. Have an underground parking spot. Bad weather....she don’t go out. As mentioned before am waiting on the roadster to make sure the weather cooperates.

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We have our first run of the year this Saturday. It has rained on every planned outing since the 1st of January. Planning on driving the Green car. I hate to drive the darned thing, (stick)but need to see the others I guess. Yellow car is still screwed up, no telling when it will be out to play.
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I thought you had the yellow car fixed?
We still get mixed days here in Colorado. 70 one day, snow the next. But weget the cars out on the nice days

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I thought you had the yellow car fixed?
We still get mixed days here in Colorado. 70 one day, snow the next. But weget the cars out on the nice days
It is for sale. But have had little interest. I have only advertised it here and on our closed SSOOO Forum. I would not let it go to someone who does not appreciate the masterpiece that it is 🤑🤣🤑 I am probably asking too much but I think she is worth it. I had to get new prescription glasses. I found this pair in yellow and black that match her so now I can’t really sell her. 😎
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After reading this thread i got the itch to get mine out but need to pay Hagerty & ICBC first.
If you sell the roadster Northern are you going to mod out the coupe?

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We had a couple days here in Charleston SC to drop the top! Supposed to be good weather this weekend, I think I will head down to the beach.
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After reading this thread i got the itch to get mine out but need to pay Hagerty & ICBC first.
If you sell the roadster Northern are you going to mod out the coupe?
Have done some mods but kept OEM parts. Anything I have done can be returned to stock.👍
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Drove her around a bit this morning. Again brilliant sunshine. I have 10,500 miles on her. I can’t believe that she still has the new car smell in the interior. 10 years old and she is like new. Amazing. I love the look of the coupe.😎♠️😎

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