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I demand a Skizzer/Ranchero thread.
Nothing's signed yet but I've talked to the seller on the phone and I've offered to buy it barring extreme disasters. We're going to meet up on Thursday so we can see what it'll take to get it moving. He's away until then, so hopefully that means I won't get gazumped.
Holy Mother of God.
UK Rancho, been sat in a garage awaiting restoration for the last 11 years.
I'm about to do something really, really stupid. You have 9 minutes to talk me out of it.
His brother bought it in 2005 and stored it away pending restoration; sadly said brother died last year. It did start up recently and has moved in and out of the garage a few times since 2005, so hopefully it should be driveable (or at least winchable) on to a trailer without too much bother.
Not sure how 'unrestored' it is - we'll see on Thursday. It has an interior of some sort, and some spares. It's been in the dry and it doesn't look irredeemable in the photos - might be a good time to learn to weld though.
That's very decent of you sir, thanks - I'll keep you posted - may be glad of a bit of assistance on collection day.
Hastings is not too far from me if I can help in any way Skizzer.
I'm beyond excited. I've been diligently montoring the usual sites for UK Ranchos most days for a couple of years; I tried and failed to buy a couple in France and Belgium last summer but had given up trying to get French-speakers to play the game (even though my French is quite passable).
Here's a pic of my 1/18 version, to keep us all going.
Talbot Matra Rancho X by Otto by Skizzer, on Flickr