Background info first.
As most people seem to do I keep an eye out on what is for sale.
Obviously this is usually window shopping especially as most of the cars that come up are not local.
I had looked at a green two door recently which sold for nearly £700 and is now back on ebay for over £1200 which was an absolute pile of scrap in my opinion.
After speaking to 2fry and Stevie at the show in Bridge of Allen I realised that maybe what I expected to get for my money was a little ambitious but I would keep looking.
About three weeks ago I noticed a two door for sale not too far away which was listed badly. It was a 1957 so I asked for more pictures which when arrived looked promising so I arranged to view it.
These were the pictures I had to go on!
When I got there It looked not too bad. It has been off the road since 1981 when it failed its MOT needing welding and was bought from a work college, it had been with the seller since 1981 and a couple of house moves including retirement. He kept doing little bits to it, welding, rewire, new wings, engine rebuild but never finished and back on the road.
His wife had passed away at Christmas and he seemed to realise he was never going to get the momentum to finish it so put it up for sale.
I agreed to buy it but he didn't want to pull it from ebay as "that would not be the done thing!"
I put my bid in and won but was going on holiday the following week so would not be able to collect until after this and was told that would not be a problem.
After spending a full week moving things into some newly acquired storage I had just about enough space to bring it home.
On Thursday I had arranged a trailer after getting some silly quotes for delivery so went to collect that, after checking I had the correct lights I had to rewire the socket at the roadside as I had no indicators but then all was good.
We arrived at the end of the road, which was about half a mile of single farm track, and decided I was not reversing down it! I couldn't turn at the house as there was no room so we walked from there.
When we got there I did the paperwork and we loaded up boxes of spares and drove down the track to the waiting trailer
Once strapped down and we were ready off we went on the slow trip home.
Unfortunately Ben will have to wait a little as I have a two bedroom house to get renovated first but that should be only a few weeks work.