Spring is on the way and the CJ has a fresh MOT on it...
Not had this for all that long, or used it all that much. 7 months and 728 miles... during which time it's been no trouble at all, and lots of fun.
Glad to have owned it, reluctant to sell, but general life plans including a house move mean that a little French convertible is probably not actually an ideal second vehicle at the moment. Besides, I keep wanting to buy something else, and right now I can't keep more than a pair of motors on the road. No way Mrs M will let me sell the CR-V and I have to admit it is bloody useful.
I might change my mind when the sun comes out again... but...
£1100 £999 is the get-in-early shiters price. That's less than what I paid for it, and if my past chod-owning experience is anything to go by it's bound to go up in value as soon as I sell it. I can't be bothered with eBay etc... but if I do I'll probably ask a bit more. You never know.
Good stuff: It's an honest low mileage car with very little rust, no filler or past MOT welding that I can find. Fun to drive, handles great, goes like stink for what it is, and has been reliable for me. Inexpensive to tax and insure so the thrills come cheap. The 106 XSI alloys are apparently "worth a grand". Dunno about that but they look nice. Roof isn't too bad and doesn't leak much at all. Tyres have loads of tread.
Not so good: It's a 30 year old Peugeot. A few non-essential bits may have fallen off over the years. Minor blow from rear exhaust (sporty!) Slightly lumpy idle - never stalls and not a practical issue but it might bother you. Slight knocking with steering on full lock. CVs? I think I read TADTS. Seats torn, dents, etc. Some small blebs if you look hard enough. Some water gets inside now and then but for a 30 year old convertible it stays pretty dry really. Tyres are hopeless budget tat.
In my ownership it's had an oil change plus oil and air filters. Also a new breather hose... I think that's it. Mechanic says cambelt looks "brand new" so I didn't bother. New Kenwood speakers which sound good - you can have the original Clarion stereo, I'll keep the Alpine. I have a touch in paint in the right colour (I think) and you can have the haynes manual which I've not ever needed.
Passed MOT with flying colours and no work required so it can't be all that bad. Had an advisory for a knackered CV boot, otherwise it went straight through.
Pics are from a while ago but give you a pretty good idea. It's a bit grubby now, I'll give it a wash and take some fresh pics at the weekend, if not before.