I guess I am very much a serial shite buyer. It has been pointed out to me. Over 450 cars in my driving lifetime, I find it virtually impossible to just have one or two cars to focus on, I am always on the lookout for the next project, the next car to save. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes not so much.
Like a lot of us, most of the cars I end up with are from this very site, and that has to be a good thing.
Now that the MG and the Galaxy have new homes identified I think it is time to reflect on what lies ahead.
I retire in 11 months time. I will then be in receipt of a limited monthly pension and a lump sum, I may top it up with the 15 or 16 hours per week that can be worked, who knows.
I am also hoping to start a new venture by studying to be a counsellor. It will take a couple of years though but is a worthwhile path to tread. Got to keep the brain cells ticking over and if I can help someone along the way then all is good.
The i10 will be up for sale, it was purely a commuting car. It has been relatively trouble free and has a tad over 70,000 miles on the clock, it is a 61 plate car. Probably not worth a huge amount I guess.
I would be scouring the beige pages round about now looking for the next car and admittedly I have done. That little AX...... lol.
I want and need to try and break that cycle of compulsive purchasing however.
I have the green MGF and the Little White Toledo.
The MGF needs very little, perhaps some alloy wheel refurbing, I need to liaise with Jon to pick up the replacement front bumper and so on. I need to get underneath the car to tidy it and protect it longer term. It really doesn't need much from what I can tell. Maybe a nice clear rear screen. It is a fun and somewhat addictive car to drive
I have the Toledo. I want to get it MOT'd. For that it needs the headlights fitting to proper brackets which I have. The Alfa seats need fitting up front which involves a bit of tweaking to a runner bracket. I need a Ford Ka rear view mirror to replace the wobbly Triumph one. The overdrive needs rewiring to the dash and the gear lever needs securing. A few extra switches and a 12v socket need sorting. A lick of paint would not go amiss either. It is pretty much sorted otherwise. I guess it is or will be MOT exempt soon. It's a 1974 car. Luckily there are plenty of people I know in the Triumph and MG world that will supply the necessary bits and bobs, so that is helpful.
I don't really need another car on top of what I have already but there is one that I will re-own and that will be the once blue Oldsmobile that is now mostly matt or satin black and currently belonging to the wonderful bobthebeard.
Then I will call it a day. I mean that 100% as i will no longer have as much cash to spend on cars and car bits.
I will have to be strong lol.
Wish me luck.