Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:50 PM
Massively impressive collection, especially as you have amassed it without the support*, advice* or indeed encouragement (read, goading) from those of this parish.
The first car that I got to drive was my Dad's harvest gold 1.8 super de luxe saloon NYD788L. I doubt it's still out there. A regular weekend activity for me and my Dad was setting the tappets. Sometimes they were quieter after our ministrations, sometimes they were not...
It towed a hired Sprite Muskateer two annual holidays running for which my Dad fitted Autoballons - spring assistors - to the leaf springs and a particularly obtrusive tow bar, and this in turn meant the number plate had to move to above the rear bumper. It was only a few years later I realised how big a Marina boot lid is, due to my Mum's diligent and nothing short of miraculous rebuilding of its edge with aluminium mesh, wob and rattle can, all done on the kitchen floor, through the winter of 1979, prior to its sale - my Dad was about to upgrade to a solara, the only car he ever bought new.
I'll keep an eye out for pics of the Marina and post any I find.
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Vomit colour Corsa 1.4 Comfort badermatic (the one constant, reliable thing in my life /Quentin)
XM 2.1 SEDTurbo (leaky driveway ornament)
Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected OMGHG, ABS, AC and driver's seat heater failures)
LT Multicruiser (guest bedroom and backup kitchen)
Mk1 MR2 (rumours of its health are lies)
(I'm sure I've forgotten at least one...)