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    Turbowomble got a reaction from eddyramrod in collection mission to SPAIN!!!! COMPLETED IT M8   
    I assume sir has seen this randy-looking specimen on C&C? It’s a stone’s throw from St. Tropez too, so you could make a millionaire’s holiday of it too.
    Wait, why am I telling you this? This is my idea, hands off!
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    Turbowomble got a reaction from loserone in collection mission to SPAIN!!!! COMPLETED IT M8   
    I assume sir has seen this randy-looking specimen on C&C? It’s a stone’s throw from St. Tropez too, so you could make a millionaire’s holiday of it too.
    Wait, why am I telling you this? This is my idea, hands off!
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    Turbowomble reacted to Remspoor in ¡Mierda! - Spanish Shite (now with added Portgueese shite)   
    Forgot about these. A short trip to Portugal during the summer.





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    Turbowomble got a reaction from HillmanImp in collection mission to SPAIN!!!! COMPLETED IT M8   
    I assume sir has seen this randy-looking specimen on C&C? It’s a stone’s throw from St. Tropez too, so you could make a millionaire’s holiday of it too.
    Wait, why am I telling you this? This is my idea, hands off!
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    Turbowomble reacted to loserone in collection mission to SPAIN!!!! COMPLETED IT M8   
    Wonder if you can still get that delicious squidgy Moroccan black out that way.  I'd get back into drugs big time for that.
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    Turbowomble reacted to sdkrc in collection mission to SPAIN!!!! COMPLETED IT M8   
    Top tip: Offset the cost of collection by bringing back shitloads of drugs 
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    Turbowomble reacted to loserone in collection mission to SPAIN!!!! COMPLETED IT M8   
    I am so looking forward to this.  I want to do a 305 soonish so please include as much detail as possible.  
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    Turbowomble reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in collection mission to SPAIN!!!! COMPLETED IT M8   
    Hey all,
    I've barely posted anything on here for a couple of years (or indeed anywhere, I have pretty much canned all internet posting since Twitter turned into a bin fire) but I've got something interesting coming up and we all love a good collection thread so lets see how we get on here.
    I've not left the country for several years now although I used to love travelling. Nowadays, an unenthusiastic-about-travelling Mrs_Bo11ox, a no-longer-valid dog passport, all the br*x*t bollocks and just the hugely increased cost of everything (particularly channel crossings), make the bar much higher for getting off shite island. But a few weeks back, after scanning Leboncoin and Wallapop for the 1000th time, I said 'fuck it' and decided to treat myself to a new old heap with a decent collection mission. I warned Mrs_Nuts that I was doing it and she'd just have to manage without me for a few days, which to my surprise didnt cause too much friction.
    Since buying this book a few months back I've had a mega urge for one of these noisy, flimsy shitters and I've watched quite a few coming and going on those two sites. Messaged a few sellers but never reached 'critical mass'

     
    This one had been on Wallapop for ages, located in Spain, but on French number plates. I like the later ones that look a bit 'end of the line' with the smooth doorhandles and later dash that looks like an Avenger. Also love the 70's colours these come in, bright oranges and metallic greens and whatnot (although most of the metallic-coloured ones all seem to have lost their lacquer years ago). Anyway metallic chocolate brown sounds good to me. 1300€ was the asking price.

    Anyway I struck up a convo with the seller and he seemed decent, honest and that, didn't mind waiting a bit for me to collect. Sent a few videos by whatsapp which revealed an honest looking old motor, one rear wing in grey primer, and noisy but not unhealthy-sounding engine (theyre always noisy these things arent they, known for tappet rattle). He said it had belonged to his wife's parents from new but now he needed to move it on cos he was not big into old cars and it was just a hassle he could do without, although he was still bobbing about in it here and there.  

    What about the logistics? Well the car is just outside Valencia. After some researching I found I could leave home (Derbyshire) at 8 am and catch a train to Stansted, then jump on a ryanair flight and be in Valencia by 6pm ish. Seller said he would come and pick me up from the airport so I could in theory be heading home the same day in my new brownmobile. So that all seemed alright as well. I'd been looking at a few old heaps in the S of France and seeing if I could get there on the train, its certainly doable but its a €250+ touch - this was a lot cheaper (albeit worse news for polar bears).

    Still chit-chatting with the seller he sent me a few more pics where I saw one of the rear doors is a bit sad. But by now I had pretty much made up my mind to buy it anyway.

     
    I had a ratch on Leboncoin and found someone selling a few Simca 1100 panels including 2 rear doors that was very close to my likely route North. Obvs these will need painting but I have recently bought myself a spray gun and am steadily learning how to use it (been spraying panels from my Mazda 929 with increasingly shiny results), so that's all manageable I think. 

    https://www.leboncoin.fr/ad/equipement_auto/2450559206
    So, all the moons were slowly coming into alignment. The seller knocked 100€ off to cover the cost of some doors, and he also offered to leave the insurance on it for my journey home (!) and so we did a virtual handshake. I sent him €200 deposit and started booking some travel and some time off work.

    So, heres the route.

    2000km. I'm flying out on the Wednesday and need to be back at work the following Monday. Belpech is where I'm picking the doors up and Paulmy is the home of Mutha Bo11ox who I am gonna drop in on too. Got hotels booked for the Weds and Thursday nights and I'm hoping to do the Paulmy-Derbyshire leg in one go if I can, on the Sunday. Thats just under 600 miles in a day in a Simca 1100, I don't know if thats too ambitious or not but I'm gonna get moving at the crack of dawn and if the car has made it that far, I'm thinking it'll probably be OK. But will I? I'm nearly friggin 50 man. 600 miles in an 1100cc car with 4 gears and no headrests? Jesus. I doubt very much I'll be getting to work on time on the Monday.
    Still, I honestly can't wait. I'll just have to down a big cup of the old 'getoverittaccino' from a roadside cafe or something if it all gets too much on the last leg. What I'm really looking forward to is the Thursday and Friday when I'm driving through Catalonia and the Pyrenees on my own, in the sunshine (hopefully), stopping here and there for a drink or a bite to eat or a leg-stretch or whatever. Seems completely blissful.

    The seller later realised that French law says he has to sell the car with a recent MOT, pass or not. If he doesn't, he can't declare it sold at his end (actually I knew this myself but forgot all about it in the excitement) Being in Spain he can't take it for an MOT so now I have to do it!!!! I've got to drop in on an MOT station on the way home so thats another little job. (Seller is paying for it). I'm staying in a B&B near where the replacement doors are, so I'm takin it for its MOT on the friday morning.
    Anyway thats the big mission. I am taking a check-in bag so I can bring some tools and I keep thinking of more and more things that I should take - 3/8 socket set, some screwdrivers & spanners, pliers, cutters, cable ties, tape, WD-40, spare points & condensor, mechanics gloves, head torch, jubilees, fuel pipe/hose, wire, photocopied maps, power bank, bluetooth speaker, sun hat, fuck knows what else. Got a week to think of more stuff as I'm setting off a week on Wednesday. Fingers crossed!!!
     
     
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    Turbowomble reacted to warch in What was your girlfriend/boyfriends vehicle when you first met them?   
    Reminds me of Rimmers reminiscences of how he lost his virginity in the excellent Marooned episode of Red Dwarf
     "Still, the first time. The first time was this girl I met at cadet school, Sandra.
    We did it in my brother's car.
    - What was it like? - Brilliant. Incredible."

    "Bentley V8 convertible.
    Walnut panelling.
    Marvellous machine.
    Marvellous."
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    Turbowomble reacted to Matty in Memoirs from the Hard Shoulder: bASeman's Spot of the Year award.   
    Excellent news on the cub. Hope the mini comes out solid but still scruffy. Old cars always look their best a bit careworn!
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    Turbowomble reacted to BorniteIdentity in Memoirs from the Hard Shoulder: bASeman's Spot of the Year award.   
    It’s been a busy week in motoring pursuits. On Monday I started a new job which necessitates commuting to London. I decided that a scooter to the train station (plus as a back up for train strikes) would be a good idea - and did my CBT accordingly. It was a complete fucking farce start to finish, but enabled me to get the necessary paperwork at the end. Then, @Turbowomble advertised his wonderful Supercub and I bought it, had it shipped, and it arrived Monday. 


    Since then, I’ve not ridden it 80 miles owing to a bizarre idiosyncrasy. Bikes in Northern Ireland have their first MOT at 4 years (who knew?!). England does not - so now the DVLA says no MOT records available and I can’t tax it. Shame, as it weirdly works anyway. 
    I’m absolutely delighted with it - they’re very willing little things and good for 60 even with 19 stone of man onboard. 
    MOT this week then, and I’ve got another car rocking up too. 

    Sierra went to a little run out last week and behaved relatively well, albeit the battery is kippered. It then disgraced itself by boiling over when I was parking it up in the shed. Bit of a pisser! A few shots below of my faves. 



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    Turbowomble reacted to davehedgehog31 in Robinmasters' French Fancies - Now featuring a hot Swede   
    I'd love one of these, thankfully you're fucking miles away.
     
    Aldo can stick it on the back o his xantia.
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    Turbowomble reacted to castros_bro in Robinmasters' French Fancies - Now featuring a hot Swede   
    The latest fuel reduction device used in taffic by just clipping onto the vehicle in front.
     
     
    Here being used as a prop by the previous owner The Grate Umbobgo's Trained Flea Circus.  
     
     
     

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    Turbowomble reacted to Justwatching in The dash at night   
    Ford Mustang (SN-95)

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    Turbowomble reacted to martc in Stars in Shite   
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    Turbowomble reacted to MiniMinorMk3 in Stars in Shite   
    Sir Stirling Moss and his Facel Vega

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    Turbowomble reacted to anonymous user in BFG resistance is futile - Cookie's adventures in shiteing   
    I'm assuming that you're talking about the car, not your Mrs
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    Turbowomble reacted to Supernaut in BFG resistance is futile - Cookie's adventures in shiteing   
    A pogweasel yellow polo with the asthmatic 1.4 that VW seemed to make forever?
    That looks utterly grim. Top work.
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    Turbowomble reacted to MiniMinorMk3 in Stars in Shite   
    Picasso not staying on brand

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    AC/DC lead singer Brian 'Woolard' Johnson.
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