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Just setting out for a very special collection thread, as today I become the lucky owner of @spartacusย Fiat Panda

Plan is to head up from London to Chesterfield on train with a few basic tools and take it for MOT and keep everything crossed

@Grumblespeed has kindly offered to be on standby in case I need any parts or help.ย  All being well I will be driving it home later today ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž


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flagging a diesel down, just like Bobby McGee , although to Chesterfield rather than New Orleans

not an Intercity 125 sadly

Interestingly they still leave them running in the station for extended periods, I can see why they would with some old school 70s diesel which probably takes ten minutes to get going but would have thought the modern ones were easier to startย 


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ย  I'm just stopping for a coffee,ย then one final last shop with the monies raised (photo is 2/3 of the money raised for the 2 wards๐Ÿ˜)ย & off to collect @wesacosa...

ย  Before we do the hospital gifting and photo shoot for the Press ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ and then collect @spartacusFiat Panda ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ


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Mega shop done! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Photo doesn't really do it justice but underneath all this is also a nice Tassimo coffee machine x2 (one for each ward!) Plus a nice coffee filter machine. Plus all the Tassimo pods they'll ever need for it! Tonnes of puzzles books and lip salve (for the patients) plus pens.ย 


I had to do it guys... A few classic car retro magazines ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ


Ritey better pick @wesacosanow ๐Ÿ˜€


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3 hours ago, Mrs Spart said:

Hospital gifts now donated ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Off to @spartacusFiat Panda ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ It goes ok๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ


If you zoom in on the photo....ย 

Car magazines at the very front of those trolleys ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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1 hour ago, rob88h said:

I hope the tester knows heโ€™s a hero for testing 20 minutes past closing time.ย ย 
Im sure heโ€™ll feel goodย sleeping tonight knowing that heโ€™s pleased at least dozen specialist car forum patrons.ย 

ย  He does now, filled in their comments box, which reads:


ย Dear Temple Normanton Testing Centre,

ย  I had to message and thank you endlessly for allowing a 1988 Fiat Panda be re tested today (just after 5pm).
ย  This Panda was my partners' car who passed away on the 15th May 2021. His final wish was that this car be auctioned off for a good cause.
ยฃ750 was raised from this car and the monies spent on Giles' 2 wards that he liked.


Today those items were gifted to the 2 wards and Wes (the gentleman who won the car) collected the Panda.

ย  Thank you... Thank you so much for staying open & re testing it for us... I know you didn't have to but you did.
It is now... As we speak, being driven down to Southern London!

Thank you again guys. Keep up the good work.



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@wesacosaย was on his phone shopping for a train ticket home when we fired it up in the nick of time and it still wouldn't idle๐Ÿ˜‰ย I was back in the carb swapping out the idle jet just after the nick of time!! So glad when it hit the road. Fun day๐Ÿ™‚


2 minutes ago, Jim Bell said:

You couldn't write this kind of drama, tension and euphoric victory.

... Of course there would have been a bit less drama and tension if I had liftedย allย the tools I really needed to do the CV boot๐Ÿ˜ถ

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