Hello, inaugural post was about to be made elsewhere but I thought I should see if there was one of these on the go first...
I recently started watching HubNut on youtube and found reference to this place through his videos. Can't believe I've missed this, just shows what happens when you have a newish car to use daily and get distracted with stuff that isn't old cars for a year or so...
I have a long history of autoshite but
some all of my standouts, in muddled order are:
1966 Hillman Imp
1972 Mini 1000
1981 Mini 1000 City
1982 Suzuki sc100
1973 VW 1303
*1970 VW 1300 First car I had after passing my test.
1984 VW Polo breadvan
1986 Nissan Sunny 1.6 GLXZTRTLXZ or something. PAS and a sunroof anyway.
*1972 VW Type 2 Devon conversion with an Alfa boxer engine so it goes better.
*1983 VW Scirocco CL. Mid derustification/ restoration, has been in this state for some years...
*1988 VW Scirocco Scala that had been shortened 18" in the boot by an Isuzu Trooper just before I bought it. Mouldy parts car. (front parts only)
1982 VW Golf Driver
1987 VW Passat Estate Topic. The best car I've ever owned. I loved it like no other, Cost £77 and was brilliant for 3 years or so. Miss it years later.
1988 Merc W124 300TE
1955(!) VW Beach buggy of mostly Volksrod provenance. Horrific. Shite. Sold it 6 months before they announced pre-'60 MOT exemption...
1994 VW Passat Estate TD
1988 BMW 325i Touring
*1986 Audi Coupe Quattro. Awaiting rust remediation and maybe some bits from the next car.
*1988 Audi 90 20v Good for about a year but dings and shot suspenders/ brakes meant I moved on. Kept it for the engine which might go into the above.
*1974 Landrover 88" petrol. All weather daily and firewood chaser (when it has an MOT)
1990 Audi 80 2.6 Avant Quattro
*1985 VW 1200 (Mexican beetle) Fair weather daily and the only car I've ever restored completely including paint. Not so shite.
*I still have these ones but only a few are viable any more - I have a tendency to think I'll find the time to restore or fix broken and rusty things one day...
Okay, that's all of it apparently except the two newish moderns I've been compelled to buy for high mileage work use in the last few years; Octavia VRS and more recently a 330d touring. I have no real love for these cars.
I want a hydro Citroën so much it's now dangerous. I don't think hanging around here is going to be good for me...