The GSA is away for the welding, the 2CV hasn't fully recovered from having its wing blown off, the Matiz is still out of MOT and not running right, the Charade is still a mess missing a front bumper and smoking like a sick Trabant, the good Oltcit still some way from an MOT and the new Camry is losing coolant at an alarming degree as HGF takes effect, which has ruled it out of use.
So I dug the Fox out and it successfully gained legality.
After a week, it's doing ok but the battery is now duff, the water pump keeps squealing and it isn't running right. So I'm hurling it at a Reliant specialist later in the month for a proper sort-out. As a back up vehicle, it's working well enough and is taking some local mileage off the Fairmont. Which is still leaking transmission fluid.
The Sana is provisionally sold awaiting collection, the Multipla has now gone to its new home (a rather scary clutch-nightmare of a journey that'll be out in video very soon on the channel) and the 2CV has been welded up. Hoping to get some bodywork done on it tomorrow so that's back in use too.
GSA is proving more rotten than hoped, but at least it's off the road for winter.
A former Toyota tech is coming to help me with the Camry next week, so hopefully we can sort that out and that can take the load off the Fairmont. My Aussie bruiser has clocked up over 10,000 kms (6000 miles) since landing in the UK last year. I wasn't planning to drive it quite that far, though thankfully it's insured for more miles than that. I do need to get that gearbox looked at by someone who can actually fix it, but while it's working (loses drive fairly often first thing in the morning, but is then fine - it was doing this in New Zealand two years ago!), I'm reluctant to risk taking a working car out of use while the working/knackered ratio is so out of kilter.
Longer term, I'm going to be having more of a clearout. Oltcit will get finished, enjoyed but is very likely to be sold on, probably along with the spares car. Fox may also go, though it needs to have some adventures first, and will be appearing at the Practical Classics Restoration Show in March. I suspect the Camry will get moved on later in the year too, because the Fairmont has really taken the 'fuel guzzler' slot on the fleet. Both can just about nudge 27mpg on a run...