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.
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...
By Peter C
First my brother in law had a problem with his Volvo:
Then, earlier this week, someone broke into his house, found keys to his BMW and drove away in this:
There’s no way of knowing whether the BMW will ever be found.
BIL now urgently needs a reliable automatic estate car, MoTd and running, for up to £1k and located as close to High Wycombe as possible.
Does anyone know of a suitable steed?
I have been out of the buying loop for a while due to loss of storage causing a clear out and other parts of,life getting in the way. I have been in the position to get another car for a couple of months and looked at a couple but they just haven’t got the juices flowing. The Capri still needs to be a priority for funding so any purchase needs to be low cost. The problem is that I am not sure any car exists to fit what I want. It needs to be £500 or thereabouts, preferably MoTed but at worst MoTable with limited time and very low cost. Ideally four seater as whilst I love two seaters a lack of time means it will need to do family duties if it’s going to be used. Minimum of electronics. ‘Sporty’ or old (90s or earlier, earlier the better), able to go on classic insurance. Aesthetics are less important. Not a million miles from the midlands. I would love a Cortina or old French chod but can’t them being close to my budget.
Does such a car even exist? Or should I just really push to get the Capri sorted? (Difficult over winter as it’s all paint prep that needs doing).