I've struck Gold

I've struck Gold

Louis Teresi
Louis Teresi

September 30th, 2008, 2:59 am #1

A very nice birthday present from my wife. I asked for a sailboat (Macgregor 26X). She said no to the sailboat and yes to another x1/9. I searched and came across a yellow 74 X1/9 in the FS section of Xweb. I purchased the car from the brother-in-law of the original owner. The title was never transferred to him. So, I get the original title and a 74 x1/9 with 5,736 ORIGINAL MILES. The New Jersey Motor vehicles Division confirmed the actual mileage as 5,736 and I'm thinking 105,736. The car also has Campy wheels. I shipped the car from Oregon to Matt Brannon of Midwest X1/9 in Ohio. Many thanks to Matt Brannon for a great job and keeping me informed of the progress. Matt confirmed the condition of the car as pristine for a 74 x1/9. The car has minimal surface rust as you can see from the pics. Since the car sat for a long time in an unheated garage, some work was needed to put it back on the road. I am picking up the car on Thursday and will trailer it back to its new home in New Jersey. I plan on doing a complete restoration to get it to showroom condition. Thanks again Matt Brannon and Midwest X1/9. See the links below for pictures.


Pics from Midwest X1/9:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... est%20X19/

piocs from the original owner:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... l%20owner/


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 X1/9


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September 30th, 2008, 3:17 am #2

Looks like it's in pretty good shape.

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Albert
Albert

September 30th, 2008, 3:44 am #3

I do remember seeing the car posted here long time ago.So it was still available??.... nice car, and yes,please bring it up to new condition.............Albert
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Joined: October 15th, 2007, 3:50 am

September 30th, 2008, 3:44 am #4

A very nice birthday present from my wife. I asked for a sailboat (Macgregor 26X). She said no to the sailboat and yes to another x1/9. I searched and came across a yellow 74 X1/9 in the FS section of Xweb. I purchased the car from the brother-in-law of the original owner. The title was never transferred to him. So, I get the original title and a 74 x1/9 with 5,736 ORIGINAL MILES. The New Jersey Motor vehicles Division confirmed the actual mileage as 5,736 and I'm thinking 105,736. The car also has Campy wheels. I shipped the car from Oregon to Matt Brannon of Midwest X1/9 in Ohio. Many thanks to Matt Brannon for a great job and keeping me informed of the progress. Matt confirmed the condition of the car as pristine for a 74 x1/9. The car has minimal surface rust as you can see from the pics. Since the car sat for a long time in an unheated garage, some work was needed to put it back on the road. I am picking up the car on Thursday and will trailer it back to its new home in New Jersey. I plan on doing a complete restoration to get it to showroom condition. Thanks again Matt Brannon and Midwest X1/9. See the links below for pictures.


Pics from Midwest X1/9:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... est%20X19/

piocs from the original owner:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... l%20owner/


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 X1/9

It looks so nice and original.. Not an easy find.

Any plans for this 74', keep it stock or ?
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

September 30th, 2008, 4:10 am #5

A very nice birthday present from my wife. I asked for a sailboat (Macgregor 26X). She said no to the sailboat and yes to another x1/9. I searched and came across a yellow 74 X1/9 in the FS section of Xweb. I purchased the car from the brother-in-law of the original owner. The title was never transferred to him. So, I get the original title and a 74 x1/9 with 5,736 ORIGINAL MILES. The New Jersey Motor vehicles Division confirmed the actual mileage as 5,736 and I'm thinking 105,736. The car also has Campy wheels. I shipped the car from Oregon to Matt Brannon of Midwest X1/9 in Ohio. Many thanks to Matt Brannon for a great job and keeping me informed of the progress. Matt confirmed the condition of the car as pristine for a 74 x1/9. The car has minimal surface rust as you can see from the pics. Since the car sat for a long time in an unheated garage, some work was needed to put it back on the road. I am picking up the car on Thursday and will trailer it back to its new home in New Jersey. I plan on doing a complete restoration to get it to showroom condition. Thanks again Matt Brannon and Midwest X1/9. See the links below for pictures.


Pics from Midwest X1/9:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... est%20X19/

piocs from the original owner:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... l%20owner/


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 X1/9

I'm can't get too excited over a MAC 26 either... as I'm an old CAT sailer!

I know Cats are more fair weather boats and a MAC does indeed offer loads of "cruising" advantages... (I do believe MAC made a 36 x 18 Cat that had rather tight accomadations but was not a slouch!) ... but I tended to fall asleep at the helm on boats of this caliber.  HA! 

I once sailed an O'Day 39 outta Oxnard in some good winds (15 - 20) and managed about 6.8 knots indicated on a tight tack.  The sails were really a mis-match on this rental but still... a slow day out on the water still beat my BEST day at work!

I've owned a Banshee 13, a Hobie 11 for the kids, and the first Prindle 18 on the LEFT coast back in 1977.  My first sail was in a Sabot when I was 11 in Boy Scouts and like driving an X... the thrill never left.  Also sailed Hobie 14's, 16's, a Prindle 15, and a newer Hobie 17 Cat rig.  The Prindle 18 required a totally "different" methodology to tack, but on all other points was a forgiving ROCKET to sail.

The Banshee and the Prindle were both performance boats and I will admit my skills never met their potential... but I had a ball for about 15 years. 

And you?


My best,



Tony
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Steven Lawson
Steven Lawson

September 30th, 2008, 6:55 am #6

A very nice birthday present from my wife. I asked for a sailboat (Macgregor 26X). She said no to the sailboat and yes to another x1/9. I searched and came across a yellow 74 X1/9 in the FS section of Xweb. I purchased the car from the brother-in-law of the original owner. The title was never transferred to him. So, I get the original title and a 74 x1/9 with 5,736 ORIGINAL MILES. The New Jersey Motor vehicles Division confirmed the actual mileage as 5,736 and I'm thinking 105,736. The car also has Campy wheels. I shipped the car from Oregon to Matt Brannon of Midwest X1/9 in Ohio. Many thanks to Matt Brannon for a great job and keeping me informed of the progress. Matt confirmed the condition of the car as pristine for a 74 x1/9. The car has minimal surface rust as you can see from the pics. Since the car sat for a long time in an unheated garage, some work was needed to put it back on the road. I am picking up the car on Thursday and will trailer it back to its new home in New Jersey. I plan on doing a complete restoration to get it to showroom condition. Thanks again Matt Brannon and Midwest X1/9. See the links below for pictures.


Pics from Midwest X1/9:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... est%20X19/

piocs from the original owner:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... l%20owner/


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 X1/9

I didn't realize it had so few miles on it. I'm glad you and Eric were able to make a deal!

It sounds like that car is a great starting point for a restoration, and I'll bet it's going to amazing when you're done.

Keep us updated on your progress, and when you're finished I'll print a picture for Eric to see what has become of it.
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Louis Teresi
Louis Teresi

September 30th, 2008, 11:26 am #7

It looks so nice and original.. Not an easy find.

Any plans for this 74', keep it stock or ?
Hi Bernice,

I am tempted to do some modifications, but will keep the X mostly original. One of the mods made by Matt Brannon of Midwest x1/9 was to convert the ignition to electronic.


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 x1/9
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reyy
reyy

September 30th, 2008, 11:53 am #8

A very nice birthday present from my wife. I asked for a sailboat (Macgregor 26X). She said no to the sailboat and yes to another x1/9. I searched and came across a yellow 74 X1/9 in the FS section of Xweb. I purchased the car from the brother-in-law of the original owner. The title was never transferred to him. So, I get the original title and a 74 x1/9 with 5,736 ORIGINAL MILES. The New Jersey Motor vehicles Division confirmed the actual mileage as 5,736 and I'm thinking 105,736. The car also has Campy wheels. I shipped the car from Oregon to Matt Brannon of Midwest X1/9 in Ohio. Many thanks to Matt Brannon for a great job and keeping me informed of the progress. Matt confirmed the condition of the car as pristine for a 74 x1/9. The car has minimal surface rust as you can see from the pics. Since the car sat for a long time in an unheated garage, some work was needed to put it back on the road. I am picking up the car on Thursday and will trailer it back to its new home in New Jersey. I plan on doing a complete restoration to get it to showroom condition. Thanks again Matt Brannon and Midwest X1/9. See the links below for pictures.


Pics from Midwest X1/9:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... est%20X19/

piocs from the original owner:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... l%20owner/


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 X1/9

looks just like mine, minus the rust . those are the wheels i have on my spider, they are very pricy.
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Louis Teresi
Louis Teresi

September 30th, 2008, 11:55 am #9

I'm can't get too excited over a MAC 26 either... as I'm an old CAT sailer!

I know Cats are more fair weather boats and a MAC does indeed offer loads of "cruising" advantages... (I do believe MAC made a 36 x 18 Cat that had rather tight accomadations but was not a slouch!)&nbsp;... but I tended to fall asleep at the helm on boats of this caliber.&nbsp; HA!&nbsp;

I once sailed an O'Day 39 outta Oxnard in some good winds (15 - 20) and managed about 6.8 knots indicated on a tight tack.&nbsp; The sails were really a mis-match on this rental but still... a slow day out on the water still beat my BEST day at work!

I've owned a Banshee 13, a Hobie 11 for the kids, and the first Prindle 18 on the LEFT coast back in 1977.&nbsp; My first sail was in a Sabot when I was 11 in Boy Scouts and like driving an X... the thrill never left.&nbsp; Also sailed Hobie 14's, 16's, a Prindle 15, and a newer Hobie 17 Cat rig.&nbsp; The Prindle 18 required a totally "different" methodology to tack, but on all other points was a forgiving ROCKET to sail.

The Banshee and the Prindle were both performance boats and I will admit my skills never met their potential... but I had a ball for about 15 years.&nbsp;

And you?


My best,



Tony
Black Tooth and me... since 1983!
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Hi Tony,

another birthday. I took courses with the Coast Guard all the way through the advanced courses. It was alot of fun and I reccomend it for anyone in boating. I never owned a boat, but had relative that owned motor boats. No sailboats. The majority of the motor boats were Chris Craft. My dad was in the Coast Guard in his earlier adventurous days in Florida. He would fish for Barracuda to keep the population smaller near the shore points and send his catch to friends and family in New Jersey. He also shot aligator from the back of a pickup truck after rain storms. Alot of gators would come up onto the roads from the roadside ditches. Seems like fun and probably better with a six pack of beer. My uncle was into deep sea fishing and would catch some very large tuna. MY brilliant cousin sank a couple of wood boats that had leaks. He also got stranded on a sand bar at low tide a couple of times. I've done alot of fishing on party boats for blues and fluke. I live near the largest lake(lake Hopatkong)in New Jersey. I'll have to rent a sailboat. My wife thinks I am too busy with X1/9's.


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 x1/9
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Joined: June 18th, 2008, 2:29 am

September 30th, 2008, 1:01 pm #10

A very nice birthday present from my wife. I asked for a sailboat (Macgregor 26X). She said no to the sailboat and yes to another x1/9. I searched and came across a yellow 74 X1/9 in the FS section of Xweb. I purchased the car from the brother-in-law of the original owner. The title was never transferred to him. So, I get the original title and a 74 x1/9 with 5,736 ORIGINAL MILES. The New Jersey Motor vehicles Division confirmed the actual mileage as 5,736 and I'm thinking 105,736. The car also has Campy wheels. I shipped the car from Oregon to Matt Brannon of Midwest X1/9 in Ohio. Many thanks to Matt Brannon for a great job and keeping me informed of the progress. Matt confirmed the condition of the car as pristine for a 74 x1/9. The car has minimal surface rust as you can see from the pics. Since the car sat for a long time in an unheated garage, some work was needed to put it back on the road. I am picking up the car on Thursday and will trailer it back to its new home in New Jersey. I plan on doing a complete restoration to get it to showroom condition. Thanks again Matt Brannon and Midwest X1/9. See the links below for pictures.


Pics from Midwest X1/9:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... est%20X19/

piocs from the original owner:
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l105/ ... l%20owner/


Lou Teresi
87 x1/9
74 X1/9

Looks very clean for a 74, a little tlc and you'll be rocking and rolling, Enjoy

Jeff
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