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#1 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:19 PM

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away there was a thinner and financially much more well endowed version of me browsing a set of Ebay saved search perameters much removed from todays SUB £400 template.

 

I spotted an old green car in the next county, not far from where Papa Shitpeas Snr was residing at that time.

 

The clickfinger was loaded, turgid and INCREDIBLY POKE READY.

 

Poke it went.  Then poke, poke. Pause. POKE POKE POKE.

 

CONCRAPTULATE!  YOU HAVE WON A OLD GREEN CAR ON EBAY!

 

 

 

Literally days later, the old man collected it for me.

 

Oh, at this point, I didnt have a driving licence.  Though I was already about 5 cars into my ebay/car career.

 

 

 

The Oxford was solid, if clad in very flat thick two tone and would not start.  Also the brakes didnt work.  Luckily, a condenser and balls of MILD STEEL allowed rehoming to commence the same callender day.

 

It went round the back of John Dere dealership in Cramlington and we washed it.

 

 

 

 

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The three spotlights (one fucking peaked) on the front and the 8 ball gear shifter were of course my idea.  2 kewl 4 fuck skewl m9.  Rolls eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

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The carpet was poor so my stepmother literally retrimmed it in offcuts left over from her recent bathroom remodeling.

 

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:22 PM

Do you still have this?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:26 PM

I drove it round for a few weeks with various mates shouting warning and advice from the front bench seat as I barreled through intersections because I didnt like stopping or pulling away.  I loved it very much and pledged to keep it forever.

 

The wind then changed direction and I decided to sell it on a whim.

 

 

 

 

In dailly use m8:

 

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I advertised the fucker on CARANDCLASSIC at double money and played the waiting game.

 

 

About 47 minutes later, the phone rang.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:28 PM

I'd bum myself all over that. It's gorgeous!


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:29 PM

Do you still have this?

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Of fucking course not.

 

 

The purpose of this thread is content.  In the face of all of the winging and fighting on here recently, its all that can save us.  As I do nothing of any interest any more, I'm gonna plumb the darkest corners of the recent past for moments of interest.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:33 PM

At this point I would also like to admit to the chrome GB badge.  It was a different time.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:38 PM

Well I cannot think of a better thing.   Best colour scheme, too.   I wish you had kept it so that I could buy it off you in a drunken moment....


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:39 PM

So, the phone rang.

 

I answered it.

 

 

"Halo. I em a firmer olympic ice dence chempion from Vienna and I woot velly metch like to buy zis car.  I can get plane tommorow, is ok?"

 

He said.  Words to that effect anyway.

 

 

Yeah mate, nen bosh.  I'll pick you up. Just ring me when you land.

 

 

I went to sleep.

 

 

Then the phone rang again.

 

 

I woke up.

 

 

"Hi! I am at the airport Newcastle. Can you pick me up?"

 

 

Er, no.  I dont have a driving licence and I didnt expect you to turn up.

 

 

Pause.

 

 

"Is ok.  I get taxi. See you soon,"

 

 

 

 

 

And then.

 

 

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:41 PM

Well I cannot think of a better thing.   Best colour scheme, too.   I wish you had kept it so that I could buy it off you in a drunken moment....

 

 

I wish this too.  The only thing that didnt work on it was the semaphore indicator cancellation on the drivers side.  You had to do it manually with the toggle.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:42 PM

 

The purpose of this thread is content.  In the face of all of the winging and fighting on here recently, its all that can save us. 

Well said, carry on.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:48 PM

The crazy legend set off from my door, headed for Huddersfield (I think, possibly Hull) to pick up some Land Rover wheels that he had also won on ebay.

 

After that he was heading home to Austria. Via road. In a car that he had just bought blind on ebay.

 

Er, I think you'll need some lead replacement.

 

Ok I find som on ze way.

 

 

Ok.  Give me two rings when you get home so I know you made it home safe.

 

 

 

About 4 days later he emailed me this:

 

 

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No note.  He was probably too busy being a badass.

 

Or ice skating.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:49 PM

You sold a car (and a bloody nice one at that) to Ralph of Ted and Ralph fame and didn't even tell us?


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:54 PM

The purpose of this thread is content.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:00 PM

You sold a car (and a bloody nice one at that) to Ralph of Ted and Ralph fame and didn't even tell us?

 

I dont know about dat sor. This was pre-Autoshite sor. Something Something drainage in the top field sor.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:01 PM

I'm not sure I've ever read anything better than this.

 

I finished "20,000 leagues under the sea" yesterday. It was crap in comparison.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

I'm not sure I've ever read anything better than this.

I finished "20,000 poprivets under the seats" yesterday. It was crap in comparison.

The A$ revised version.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:36 PM

Strangely, I have feeling I've seen that dude who bought the car before.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:47 PM

Brilliant stuff, fair play to Captain Von Trapp for driving that back to Austria. I wonder if he still has it....
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:18 PM

At this point I would also like to admit to the chrome GB badge.  It was a different time.

 

But not that different. You should be ashamed of yourself.

I would never drive a car festooned with such bling kitsch.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:33 PM

Austrians are all crazy buggers. Hitler for example. Josef Fritzl for another.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:34 PM

At least car guy was crazy in a good way.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:38 PM

That was a bloody lovely Morris, I'd love something like that.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

From this thread I have learnt that Sir Barry of murd pois is much younger than I imagined

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:42 PM

But not that different. You should  be ashamed of yourself.

I would never drive a car festooned with such bling kitsch.

 

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Me neither

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:45 PM

From this thread I have learnt that Sir Barry of murd pois is much younger than I imagined



Not any more!

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:46 PM

Austrians are all crazy buggers. Hitler for example. Josef Fritzl for another.

 

Well thanks God I'm such a notable exception.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:50 PM

I think Autoshite should maybe have a Chrome GB badge owners sub forum.

And well done JM for not doing a genocide or any subterranean kidnap bumming. Not ALL Austrians are bad Austrians.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:51 PM

 

Oh no, not another one of those bling giffers void of any taste.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:55 PM

I think Autoshite should maybe have a Chrome GB badge owners sub forum.

And well done JM for not doing a genocide or any subterranean kidnap bumming. Not ALL Austrians are bad Austrians.

 

Well, I do have a dungeon of much mad science, but the only living things I keep there are spiders.

Currently residing there are Eusebia, Arnold, Frau Stangl and Bud Spencer.

However, they all came on their own account and they are free to leave whenever they like.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:59 PM

I had to leave the front dungeon window slightly ajar.

If I closed it, it would destroy Bud Spencer's web.


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