Great article Rob. Loved the line " the crass sight-unseen, “What’s the lowest you’ll take for it?” I sold many cars and hate it when a joker asks that question to try to tip my hand and has no intention of even showing up.
Great story, Rob! Volunteering to bleed brakes for a stranger should be worth good karma for at least a year. I get the impression your offer on the Lotus was not so much about the right deal, but a pardon to take the ugly puppy home before its kill date. Bravo to your enthusiasm for the mongrel, I hope it found a good home.