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I'm not sure at what point I should mention that I've only driven the car around the block once since I've owned it... It's been taxed and MOT'd for months and hasn't turned a wheel.


I've had a replacement passenger wing mirror in the boot of the Cactus for weeks and I've yet to try the Cross lights.


I believe next Saturday, I'm going to collect it and run out to see the Harmonic Cheeseburger, who lives about 30 miles away from the Panda. As I really need to give the car a run.


The problem is, after driving 1500+ miles a week, it's a 3 hour round trip to mess with the car.

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The car has done 4 miles since May 2018....


Today I decided it needed a run as I had to pop and see Harmonic Cheeseburger. I wanted to test fit the Cross lights, to which For Fiat Sake said "are they the same loom?"


Are they buggary. The normal panda has one connector with 5 pins, I found an unused connector with 2 pins. However the Cross is a 4 pin and a 3 pin with different wire colours.




Theres barely a handbrake, it's been stored in gear. But the handbrake barely had one notch and needs slackening. I try to set off and the brake bulb blows... I change that and set off and it says the indicator has blown. But then it said it hadnt.


The brakes were rusty and the wipers were shagged (despite him charging me for a new blade at mot station)


After avoiding several thousand sheep and the most amount of roadworks ever seen, I arrived at Harmonic Cheeseburgers and saw his K11. Which was a nice little micra. Not pink as they all are.


On the way back I decided not to visit the set of the Last Of the Summer Wine and go via the m62. The car managed an indicated 82 mph and apart from getting blown about a bit, it didn't miss a beat.


I did about 50+ miles today and mk3s have the best gear change.


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Along with every Silver Cloud has a drooping head lining, and every Mk1 Mondeo has gaffer taped bumpers, it seems every Alessi is missing it's little men.


There's a business case for the dragons somewhere in that.

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Fuck me, two in one week?





Eleganza alessi edition. Very rare produced for the Toyoko moto show 2006. Possibly the only one in the country. Fab condition inside and out. 59000 miles. Sadly spare key and service lost. (could turn up).


I dunno where to start. I guess I'll just say "No little men"


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Fuck me, two in one week?







I dunno where to start. I guess I'll just say "No little men"

Imagine just for a second that one of these was very appealing... is that the kind of price one should pay?

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Spotted an Orange/White Alessi on FB marketplace a few days ago. Scottish registered on an 06 plate if memory serves. I forgot to take a screenshot and it disappeared quickly, but this one remains on there. Same car as posted on eBay above. 


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