This is a Wanted thread, but having no money I'm offering a swop. Key for key, no cash involved.
I want a Bedford CF. It's over 30 years since my first one and I think well past time I repeated the experience. Steel front rather than the later plastic grille; VX slant-four petrol engine rather than the Opel type, and absolutely NO DIESELS; preferably a plain van body rather than a camper or truck. Oh and it needs to be legal and running fairly reliably. Not like I'm asking for much!
I'm offering the Giffer Rover. It does have its own thread: http://autoshite.com/topic/28899-collection-of-yet-another-rover-accomplished/ I bought it blind off ebay last summer and it's a lovely car. MoT is due in March but this is how confident I am: I'll put a new one on it if a suitable CF appears before then. If the CF comes later, well the Rover will have a new ticket anyway. It's a 2.0 auto with 42,000 miles up, and drives just as you would expect.
If the van comes from further than about 150 miles from me I would very much appreciate being able to meet at some suitable common point to do the handover. Motorway service areas or supermarkets with integrated cafes would be ideal.
By Marm Toastsmith
OK, maybe not entirely serious, but I clocked one round the corner from my house this morning and they look brilliant. Had been off my radar but small fuel efficient stylish estate and seem to be plenty of cheap ones about, presumably comfy and fun to drive in a french sort of way - what's not to like?
1.4 petrol appeals with cheap tax/insurance/ulez friendly.
I love my 205 but nine times out of ten the CR-V gets used for practicality reasons. One of these looks like being a bit more jolly and efficient, but equally practical...