Thursday, 26 April 2012

Back to Devon to pick up a car

The pi (FRanK) was bought unseen off ebay and picked up by Amanda and I with the aid of Mr.Chatterton who drove us down to Crediton to pick him up.
That was two and a half years ago, he drove home fine and we all lived happily ever after.

So what was I doing at 5am this morning in Doncaster?
I was (with another mate Ian) getting into Pete Johnson's Vectra estate and setting the satnav for an address just outside Axminster. With car trailer behind we drove through the rain showers and arrived just after 10am.
What we were picking up was a mk1 2000 estate that Pete had bought (unseen off ebay)

The car was pulled out of the cattle shed with a 4x4, luckily the brakes were free, so after a rear wheel was swapped for a spare TR6 one that would hold air the car was loaded on the trailer ready for the 250+ mile trip home.

Also at the yard were a few imps, a 2500TC estate, Lotus Elan, Citroen DS, SAAB 96 jubilee and a couple of Davrian kitcars. Nearly six hours later we were in Pete's house drinking tea, 500 miles of very variable weather during the day, including very heavy rain while we loaded and secured the car on the trailer (obviously) had netted Pete a 'big saloon' from Devon......Everyone should have one.

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