No colleckshun Fred, as we nipped down to darkest Paisley in the Charade to collect something I've been seeking for a while. Its HOT, very HOT.. Actually AERO HOT.
I missed my old 9-5 of the Stelvio adventure very much, and thought if the 2.3 SE was my perfect car, then a 2.3 AERO HOT in the same shape and colour would be even better.3 full days of sitting in front of a screen looking at 9-5's all over the country, with trainline and the MOT checker up in tabs.. Well today I found one and bought it within seconds of it appearing..
Now home after the seller, who actually bought it for scrap money from the local Lexus dealer, as it was traded in by the 2nd owner for a brand new Lexus. I have the invoice when he bought it in 2006 for £14,995. I've also done a rough tally of the main dealer reciepts which amount to about the same . It's an auto too, and has paddles! That's a bit different, otherwise it's very familiar, but quite a bit more woosh... as was demonstrated to me on the test drive ....70 in a 30... glad I got it before they had a chance to really rag it...
Anyway, more info and pics to follow once I get a proper look round it- it has a wound on the nsr arch which will have to be repaired, interior is MINT, outside, apart from the dent and a pretty stonechipped bonnet, is very good. but get this- the wheels were refurbished and powder coated at a cost of £280, A WEEK AGO. ???
Anyway, I'm in a happy place this evening, surrounded by many reciepts that are for more than I paid for the car, a lovely Saab embossed handbook pack and an SID in bits on the table, as some of the pixels have fallen out.
Here's a pic from the ad, I'll get some of me own tomorrow.