Company cars may be over but car buying is not!
Driving back from London in a very slow Luton van with my new boss the conversation turned to cars and how he had been offered a 1980 Ford Fiesta 1.1L running well and MOTed for very little money. My boss said he did not want it so I said can I have, he said yes and made a call to the seller, that relieved the boredom for ½ hour but now I owned a Fiesta!
Opel Kadett C 1.2 Coupe, one of the most beautiful cars ever made, a friend donated this car but it needed a bit more that a patch for MOT and we passed it on.
Opel Kadett C Caravan, they say busses come along in pairs so do Opel Kedetts, we also got given this Caravan Auto by a different friend unconnected, again too much work at the time and sold on.
One wet Saturday night Mrs6C and I spotted a Lancia 2.0 HPE for sale and drove to see it in the rain.as soon as the deal was done and the seller took us around a couple of cashpoints so we could gather the money and could take it away. Great to drive, but all the wows of a Lancia.
Fiat 500, I took a friend to collect his car from a local garage and the proprietor who I know said do you want to buy my 500 I muttered the usual non committal reply and he said I need you to buy it TODAY so I can buy the Bedford Caravanette I want, come in the office! Fitted with a Fiat 126 650cc engine and brakes it was good fun but unreliable. I stopped at a Zebra crossing to let a group of very attractive ladies across and they noticed me. Mrs6C said it was the car not me!
1984 VW Passat 2.0 estate came to me as these things do, again a very good car and I did not have it long before a friend wanted it from me who drove it for several years.
Mrs6C then found the 1st production Bond Equipe GT4S and had to have that as well.
Peugeot 504 Cabriolet It was under threat of being scrapped by Thames Trains as it had been dumped in one of their car parks. I called the manager responsible and he was sympathetic and did not want a lovely old Peugeot scrapped so he appointed me as there legal disposal agent and after due notices were served I collected the car. I now had legal title to the car but it was a project car and required a bit too much work for me so I passed it on.
At home and running:
2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2004 Range Rover TD6
At home and broken:
1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector cable required.
Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce