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Originally Posted by Stingray View Post
But I just KNOW that in 30 yrs time someone will be trying to save one and keep it on the road ( though heaven knows why, as I can only just about keep mine on the road NOW!!!)

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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I will never forget the look on his face!
Fantastic! What a great reason to buy a classic
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[QUOTE=lagdti;95759]I have entered the world of 'Classic Car' ownership......(there is some argument over an X1/9 being a classic......)QUOTE]

What year is your car, I think it is to new for me to much electronics, I remember driving a 3 year old one light met blue, I think it was O.K, If you keep the replacement parts cost under control it should not lose value but that's not what owning/driving a classic is about, A lot of cars called classics today people could not wait to get rid of them in their day, unsaleable but time changes peoples views, Also in today's disposable society its good for people to see working/ usable models of things gone before instead of just books & pictures.
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Originally Posted by ottoman View Post
Also in today's disposable society its good for people to see working/ usable models of things gone before instead of just books & pictures.
I agree with you here Ottoman! It's almost as a bet that I've got a perfectly working safe and sound Rover J plate 216GSi auto (and a rusty old Rover Vitesse!).

I wanted an automatic for a while as I've just had an operation on my left leg, so I found a car that didn't sell on eBay , and haggled with the guy and ended up buying the car for 80.

It was an MOT failure and had a couple of niggles, which I soreted by sourcing parts from a scrap yard where I could there were some sad sights there too - like a P plate Lexus at the bottom of a stack of three cars, complete with it's leather interior...if thats not throw away society I don't know what is), and hey presto, perfectly working car with tax and MOT for 200 in total.

I guess the point is that it doesn't matter what people think - as long as you are happy. People may snigger and say 'look at him in that cr@p old car' but they soon change their mind when they get in it.
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