Alexg Posted May 28, 2013 Share Posted May 28, 2013 On Friday night I was handed Ã‚Â£1020 for my Escort and planned to bank the money to pay off my overdraft at the earliest possibility. Unfortunately that plan was scuppered Saturday evening when I opened up Facebook and was greeted with a white Chevette 'barnfind' on my timeline. It was listed on the 'Classic Car Scrapyard Finds' page and was highlighted because our very own Trigger had commented on it. I had a quick glace, thought it was rather smart, and prepared to move on when I spotted it was in Maidstone. A quick chat with the vendor revealed it was about 10 minutes from my house, I made immediate plans to view. Despite it's locality it took me ages to find the thing, it was down a private road I never knew existed. I soon knew I was there however when, on spying my Allegro and assuming it was me coming to view, I was flagged down by the seller called Jon. I had a poke around a chat and shook hands at Ã‚Â£650. Ã‚Â£100 was paid with arrangements to help get it to my folks house (they have a spare driveway) about 2 miles away. I arrived Monday 11.00 with a tow rope where I was informed his mate would drive it for me. After chugging the Chevette into life a convoy of me, a Chevette with an MOT from a decade ago and the vendor in a 307 made slow progress through a busy stop start area of Maidstone. I could hear the roar through the holed backbox as the driver of the Chevette kept the throttle planted trying to stop it cutting out when stationary. 50 yards from my house the Chevette conked out after running out of stale petrol. We pushed it onto the drive, I handed over the cash waved goodbye and had another poke about. The nearside sill has two holes that need dealing with, the offside front brake is sticking, the back box needs replacing and a good service is required. It is smart though, and appears solid with some bonus old giffer repairs. It's a local car with 40k on the clock and just 2 owners, the last since 1984. Here are some crappy I-phone pics grabbed in the rain I have ordered some servicing parts but am struggling to find a backbox. Hopefully it'll be on the road again within a month. Banger Kenny, Stixy, Espace and 2 others 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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