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    MisterH got a reaction from LT84 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265785471060?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338818413&toolid=10050&customid=DANSWORKAROUNDGROUPS&ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1&fbclid=IwAR2ElJ3iDLifNP48lAvYGSseQkTeoXlaAlRBecR-ISkctd7R8kufST208Uo

    Just going to say RIP to this before it is inevitably bought, ruined, and forever compromised by the Dub Scene...
  2. Haha
    MisterH got a reaction from LT84 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
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    MisterH got a reaction from adw1977 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  4. Like
    MisterH got a reaction from Bamboocarman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265785471060?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338818413&toolid=10050&customid=DANSWORKAROUNDGROUPS&ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1&fbclid=IwAR2ElJ3iDLifNP48lAvYGSseQkTeoXlaAlRBecR-ISkctd7R8kufST208Uo

    Just going to say RIP to this before it is inevitably bought, ruined, and forever compromised by the Dub Scene...
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    MisterH got a reaction from Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  6. Like
    MisterH got a reaction from ProgRocker in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  7. Like
    MisterH got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265785471060?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338818413&toolid=10050&customid=DANSWORKAROUNDGROUPS&ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1&fbclid=IwAR2ElJ3iDLifNP48lAvYGSseQkTeoXlaAlRBecR-ISkctd7R8kufST208Uo

    Just going to say RIP to this before it is inevitably bought, ruined, and forever compromised by the Dub Scene...
  8. Haha
    MisterH got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  9. Like
    MisterH got a reaction from Spottedlaurel in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  10. Haha
    MisterH got a reaction from Wilko220 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  11. Haha
    MisterH got a reaction from stephen01 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  12. Haha
    MisterH got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  13. Haha
    MisterH got a reaction from Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
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    MisterH got a reaction from Shite Ron in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
  15. Haha
    MisterH got a reaction from jamescarruthers in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
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    MisterH got a reaction from SteersWithThrottle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
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    MisterH got a reaction from Yoss in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
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    MisterH got a reaction from wuvvum in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/936532133877719?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined&referral_story_type=listing&tracking={"qid"%3A"-5945433409511438067"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"5555322674520526"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A5555322674520526%2C\"target_type\"%3A0%2C\"primary_position\"%3A14%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A9026695588766285824%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A504%2C\"value\"%3A0.00018233273710431}"%2C"ftmd_400706"%3A"111112l"}

    You know, I don't mind this being called a barn find...
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    MisterH got a reaction from Wilko220 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265785471060?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338818413&toolid=10050&customid=DANSWORKAROUNDGROUPS&ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1&fbclid=IwAR2ElJ3iDLifNP48lAvYGSseQkTeoXlaAlRBecR-ISkctd7R8kufST208Uo

    Just going to say RIP to this before it is inevitably bought, ruined, and forever compromised by the Dub Scene...
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    MisterH got a reaction from garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265785471060?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338818413&toolid=10050&customid=DANSWORKAROUNDGROUPS&ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1&fbclid=IwAR2ElJ3iDLifNP48lAvYGSseQkTeoXlaAlRBecR-ISkctd7R8kufST208Uo

    Just going to say RIP to this before it is inevitably bought, ruined, and forever compromised by the Dub Scene...
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    MisterH reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    323 V6... very short MOT though, I think the seller meant to say 'weeks' rather than 'months'. Also has a few advisories for grot... could be a bit of a gamble, this one. Worth it? Quite possibly.


     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115468175383
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    MisterH got a reaction from N Dentressangle in Ben's Adventures In Tat - Further* Education Edition   
    Well it has been some months since I last updated this thread, for a variety of reasons. To summarise what the remainder of the French Trip entailed, here is the rest in 6 pictures and a couple of GIFs: 
    Revelation as I discovered the CD jack in my newly fitted Blaupunkt Memphis could plug straight in to my phone allowing me to play music and render Bluetooth completely unnecessary, of course, when the phone wasn't overheating, which it was often doing...

    A dear friend of mine who lives locally decided to guide me up the route des Crêtes from La Ciotat to Cassis, a mesmerising trip which allowed me to take what many have said is my best car picture ever, and with a bit of touching up could have come straight out of a CAR magazine test feature 

    After a few more days it was off to Lyon, by the long way. Heading north via Sisteron and Grenoble, I tackled the most spectacular roads I had ever come across in my limited driving career. Though the Audi really didn't like switchbacks (some of it was my cack-handedness in fairness) the sweeping valley roads were a dream, mixed with some a-ha cassettes, the atmosphere was incredible. Even if the traffic build up did prevent total enjoyment...

    Lyon was beautiful, a city I had never really considered before as it as the traffic equivalent of the Small Intestine. However taking a couple of days to explore a small part of it was really refreshing, pipped by this sublime Citroen C6 that was wafting around the centre. 
     
    After a couple of days, it was time to hit the road. While it was my original plan to explore more of Europe, it didn't work out like that. However that doesn't mean I couldn't enjoy the run. The Audi lapped up the miles, effortlessly cruising at 80mph, this time with no rain or crosswind to test my biceps. Many cassettes were spooled from end to end, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, a-ha, Roxy Music and Fleetwood Mac all gracing the speakers. Oddly, the only thing that actually needed resting was my phone, which got biblically hot running the navigation software. After 8 hours though, I arrived at the Eurotunnel. There I followed two lost BMWs into the  brexit theme park   Freight terminal, and after being chucked out, managed to get into the car terminal. There I was intercepted by HM BORDER FORCE as I had ignored an inspection order. After being threaded back to the inspection pit my interceptors were chastised for getting me and not the silver BMW convertible they had been told to find 🙄. I made my way back and then missed the flexi+ queue I had paid for, but at least I was there. 
    The UK
    Now All I needed to do was navigate the M25 at rush hour...
    .
    After 8 hours driving non stop in France, this was the biggest challenge of all. Compared to France, I felt as if I had taken a wrong turn, gone forward through technology, crossed the world, and ended up on the set of the next Mad Max film. Whether it was 130mph drug dealers, or people who had BMWs on Finance and wanted to pretend they were 130mph drug dealers, it was a melee 
     
    However I was able to get through and on to the relative sanity of the M3. A short blast and I was back in Hampshire, having completed what wasn't the most ambitious trip of my life thus far, but certainly the longest and most complex...

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    MisterH got a reaction from N Dentressangle in Ben's Adventures In Tat - Further* Education Edition   
    And waiting for me when I got home...

     
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    MisterH got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Ben's Adventures In Tat - Further* Education Edition   
    Well it has been some months since I last updated this thread, for a variety of reasons. To summarise what the remainder of the French Trip entailed, here is the rest in 6 pictures and a couple of GIFs: 
    Revelation as I discovered the CD jack in my newly fitted Blaupunkt Memphis could plug straight in to my phone allowing me to play music and render Bluetooth completely unnecessary, of course, when the phone wasn't overheating, which it was often doing...

    A dear friend of mine who lives locally decided to guide me up the route des Crêtes from La Ciotat to Cassis, a mesmerising trip which allowed me to take what many have said is my best car picture ever, and with a bit of touching up could have come straight out of a CAR magazine test feature 

    After a few more days it was off to Lyon, by the long way. Heading north via Sisteron and Grenoble, I tackled the most spectacular roads I had ever come across in my limited driving career. Though the Audi really didn't like switchbacks (some of it was my cack-handedness in fairness) the sweeping valley roads were a dream, mixed with some a-ha cassettes, the atmosphere was incredible. Even if the traffic build up did prevent total enjoyment...

    Lyon was beautiful, a city I had never really considered before as it as the traffic equivalent of the Small Intestine. However taking a couple of days to explore a small part of it was really refreshing, pipped by this sublime Citroen C6 that was wafting around the centre. 
     
    After a couple of days, it was time to hit the road. While it was my original plan to explore more of Europe, it didn't work out like that. However that doesn't mean I couldn't enjoy the run. The Audi lapped up the miles, effortlessly cruising at 80mph, this time with no rain or crosswind to test my biceps. Many cassettes were spooled from end to end, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, a-ha, Roxy Music and Fleetwood Mac all gracing the speakers. Oddly, the only thing that actually needed resting was my phone, which got biblically hot running the navigation software. After 8 hours though, I arrived at the Eurotunnel. There I followed two lost BMWs into the  brexit theme park   Freight terminal, and after being chucked out, managed to get into the car terminal. There I was intercepted by HM BORDER FORCE as I had ignored an inspection order. After being threaded back to the inspection pit my interceptors were chastised for getting me and not the silver BMW convertible they had been told to find 🙄. I made my way back and then missed the flexi+ queue I had paid for, but at least I was there. 
    The UK
    Now All I needed to do was navigate the M25 at rush hour...
    .
    After 8 hours driving non stop in France, this was the biggest challenge of all. Compared to France, I felt as if I had taken a wrong turn, gone forward through technology, crossed the world, and ended up on the set of the next Mad Max film. Whether it was 130mph drug dealers, or people who had BMWs on Finance and wanted to pretend they were 130mph drug dealers, it was a melee 
     
    However I was able to get through and on to the relative sanity of the M3. A short blast and I was back in Hampshire, having completed what wasn't the most ambitious trip of my life thus far, but certainly the longest and most complex...

     
     
     
     
     
     
  25. Like
    MisterH got a reaction from N Dentressangle in Ben's Adventures In Tat - Further* Education Edition   
    As a small aside, during the event with my guardians, I got talking to a relation of theirs who was into cars. He told me of a mythical version of the Citroen GS called the GSi (Or GSI, GS I, GS i) which was basically a Citroen GS "hot hatch" for the UK market. I thought he might have been referring to the X2 and X3, but I don't know as he said they were the epitome of rare. Can anyone enlighten me as to what he may have been referring to? 
    Anyway
    Chapter 2: From Tat to Tatty
    During my first week of staying with my guardian, who is himself an enthusiast of classic cars, though mostly not of the sort we are about, tasked me with finding him a classic while I was down here. For some context, he cut his teeth working as a salesman in the BL dealership in Soton from around 1979-83, and was really quite good at it. Although he still thinks that buying and selling Triumph Heralds are the key to financial success in the classic car world, something he hasn't been able to reasonably explain to me yet. 
    Anyway, the first car I found was a tasty looking Renault 20TS. I explained that while in France these were two a penny, in the UK, even in LHD form, it would probably drum up interest, especially with FOTU getting dangerously close to almost being fashionable. However, even though it was a 1 owner car, he wasn't convinced. He wanted something pretty, a soft top. Then he wanted a Mehari, then a Renault 4, then a Toyota Celica. I was getting to the bottom of Leboncoin at this point,  when suddenly a Triumph GT6 came up for sale in the same town as us. It was a runner (just) but it was so close it would be rude not to go and see it. So off we went. 

    The Triumph was a Canadian import. The paint was flaking, it leaked, and the doors didn't open or shut properly. There were age related issues too. The interior was knackered, there was no clutch pretty much, and there was a bit of rust, though the car was solid. It was a sorry sight, as in the boot there was a picture of it taken way back when, in a time when it was clearly loved. It was a dog, but surprisingly, after a jump off the Audi, it ran!
     
    But it was far too much for what we wanted, so the search continued. 
    Obsessed as he was with Meharis, I drove him down to Toulon to go and look at the cheapest one he could find. It wasn't actually that bad, but the plastic around the tailgate hinge was cracked and there was blue smoke coming out of the exhaust. He decided to think on that one, but at the price it was, it didn't hang around for long.
    Wracking my brains, on a total chance, I typed in Innocenti into the Leboncoin search bar, and found a pretty soft top known as an 1100S. Now this was a car I knew about anyway because I really don't have much else to do with my life   my father had once seen 3 strange Fr registered convertibles on the M27 and he tasked me with finding out what they were, as he had no idea. Eventually we settled that the little Innocenti 950/1100S was the likely culprit.

    After seeing this red one for sale, my godfather was immediately smitten. Only he had no idea what it was. Ironically, given that he had told me he didn't want anything unusual, he was considering buying it over the phone. His son suggested it was probably the picnic basket on the back*. However, sense prevailed, and we soon found ourselves on the TGV up to Lyon to go and see it. The guy selling the car was the honest sort, he was a trader, but he could tell within minutes that we weren't messing around (I think he might have been more than a little relieved). 
    The car itself was presentable, but tatty. There was a hole in the roof, it had the strangest paint job I had ever seen, but it was straight. The paint could only have been done outside in a dusty environment, as it was orange peeling but only in specific random places. It wasn't uniform at all. But importantly for an (Anglo) Italian car, it had no rust. The indicators didn't work, nor did the handbrake, and the head gasket may, or may not, have been iffy. But the seller was good and we decided to think on it.

    It was up for 14k, but it needed at least 3k taken off that to be viable given their values. After thinking on it, my godfather decided to low ball it. 3k off the asking price. Somehow, he got it. AND with an agreement to get it registered, all faults fixed, and ready to go. I do not know how he does it, but he has that touch. I need to learn.
    I had made it very clear that it would NEED a respray to have any long term viability, but he was smitten. And to be honest, just looking at it was enough to start Matt Monro singing in my head, so I could see why. On Days Like These Indeed...
    *In a move that made me laugh, the seller (who normally imports 500s from Italy) said that every time he advertises a car with a picnic basket on it, the phone falls off the hook. Except in this case, well until my godfather saw it!
    I think that wraps up this leg of the trip, more capers to come...
     
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