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#1 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 11:48 AM

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This was unexpected because I threw in a low bid on Tuesday, expecting to be outdone, and promptly forgot all about it.

On Sunday, my phone bleeped. I was the winner. My emotions cycled from confusion into blind, pant-wetting panic. You see, I had completely forgotten to let MrsH know I had bid on a car we didn't need. Now, I was going to have to explain that not only had I bid on a car, I had won.

After much justified anger on her part, we agreed that I would buy it, I am a man of my word after all. This turned out to be trickier than expected, with me being in Cornwall, and the car in Northampton.

So, I've finished work for the day now, I've grabbed my pre-packed bag:

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Ordered my train tickets and collected them from the station:

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And in a minute, I'll put the dog in his room, lock the house up and go for a walk to the train station. I have packed two spare batteries with the phone so I'll keep this thread updated.


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#2 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 11:57 AM

Love me a bit of LIVE CLXSHN AXSHN.

 

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:05 PM

Nissan Primera that's been sat in a hedge for three weeks.  That's my guess, btw.



#4 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:06 PM

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Couple of nice sights five minutes from the front door, love living here.

Not a Primera.
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:09 PM

Everything about this epik fredd will be without the calm predictability of mine....

I need moar excitement* in my life...

*buy BL in future - note to self ;)


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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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#6 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:12 PM

Some kind of Jaguar as you are a gentleman of taste.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:12 PM

Woop!
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#8 OFFLINE   Lukas

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:30 PM

Buick Park Avenue? 

 

If so, you´ll need much more electronic components with you to get home. Maybe.  :mrgreen:


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:34 PM

The law of Autoshite eBay averages means it must be a Rover 75 of some kind.
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:42 PM

Look at the tools he has with him. A lot of ignition plugs, so no Diesel. A lot of wrechs and spanners,

so it might be an older car which could be repaired by the side of the road. 

 

So I say Morris Minor.  :mrgreen: You could restore it completely with these tools alone. 


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:42 PM

After several wrong turns, I'm at the first stop with 45 minutes to spare.

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On the travels of just over two miles, I saw plenty of interesting chod:

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Glutton for punishment with two Calibras!

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Best till last.

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Might go into the cafe for a brew.
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:42 PM

God I miss living in Cornwall.
Godspeed traveller!
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:43 PM

8.22pm arrival in Wellingborough...that's dedicated. Good luck!
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:44 PM

According to this article, which must be true, the Corsa is the most popular car in Wellingborough so, on the law of averages I'll go with that.

 

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:46 PM

I'm planning to be home for 0400, so it is definitely going to be a long day.

Also, I had to travel to Guildford and back yesterday to get my braces adjusted, so I'm already tired and I can't eat solids for a few days. Racking the miles up this week!

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:47 PM

Are you there yet?!!
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:49 PM

Are you there yet?!!

At least 280 miles away with a changeover in Plymouth and London. I bloody hate London. Originally from Plymouth though, so every cloud and that. I'll actually pass a house I used to rent years ago which backed onto the railway line. With single glazing, that made for many sleepless nights.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:52 PM

Ending up in Wellingborough shall be compensated, however, in my humble opinion.

 

 

*not guessing*

 

 

*smugness*


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:57 PM

Ducktape means curvy bumper Mondeo.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 12:59 PM

I'd go with an Alfa, based on electrics.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:01 PM

I did pack rather depressingly, didn't I? That was more a belt and braces approach, the car is renowned for being pretty solid and reliable.

So, that's Corsas and Jags out then!

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:13 PM

Bluebird? !!
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:14 PM

Christ, that was lucky.

Double checked my journey and I don't actually get off at Plymouth.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:16 PM



Also, I had to travel to Guildford and back yesterday to get my braces adjusted, so I'm already tired!


Well at least your trousers wont fall down.

Is it an french car?
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:23 PM

Well at least your trousers wont fall down.

Is it an french car?

 

"the car is renowned for being pretty solid and reliable"

 

Yep, probably a Citroen SM


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:31 PM

Well at least your trousers wont fall down.

Is it an french car?

You say that, but I forgot to put a belt on, and with my recent weight loss, my jeans keep slipping down so I had to incorporate a belt loop around the button!

Anyway, my carriage awaits!

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First book. Facing backwards though, boo. At least I can charge the phone so I'm laughing!
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:51 PM

Because Volvo
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:57 PM

At least you've got some bog roll should the need arise.

Renault 25 automatic?
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:10 PM

Judging by the tool selection, I'm going to have to go with a big old Saab...
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:17 PM

I am hoping Saab 9000, a brilliant buy if it is.


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