Post by treadiculous on Nov 21, 2011 10:38:20 GMT -5
Yarrick - I also have a Dodge... not quite as fast, but it sleeps 5, has cooker, sink and solar powered electric system, and has all the necessary equipment to survive a zombie apocalypse for quite a while. (like power tools, spare fuel, stock piles food tins etc), and carries all the kit to put on massive circus fire shows... (which also provides a lot of 'handy' accessories for a zombie apoc.. like swords, explosives, tightropes, first aid kits etc)
The other handy feature is it can host at least 2 full size games tables and all the players quite comfortably!
It shares a very similar trait to Yarricks Dodge, in that its also sucks up all my funds much faster than GW! (which is impressive!).
Here it is prior to its paint job (which is coming in spring - all flamey hot rod style!):
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err - Gandhi
Thank you Rook. You are an exceptional man, do not let anyone ever tell anything else. You always astound me, by managing to be kind, thoughtful and caring. But also stand tall, be hard as steel and never back down.
Actually a bargain, I paid £1K for a rust bucket, £2K to sort body work and re spray and them another 2K for parts (inc a new engine) = £5K
I could now sell it between £4.5K and £7.5K (I was offered 5 at one point) so unlike new cars its holding it value - What would you rather have, £5K in the bank you can take out or £5K in a car you can sell and have fun driving in the sun with the top open (my wife still cant see that bit)
Now, even better, the Insurance... I have had two crashes in the last 3 years (one fault, one none fault) no points and I am 26. My Berlingo Van cost around £1K... My classic car £267.00 amazing!
Also comparing to a mini (my father inlaw has a Mini Cooper S) could he win me in a race? YES . Does anyone look at any new mini and go WOW! Nope. The amount of people who look on at my B in amazement is... Well... Amazing!
So your all thinking "Reliability man!" once again the MGB comes out top! 90% of its 'tantrums" can be sorted at the side of the road. The rest can be sorted at home. Although I am no mechanic, almost anything can be repaired easy or replaced (I dont know engines so I pulled my broken one out and put a new one in) and parts are easy to find on mgbhive.co.uk or at a local club. Its broken down the same amount of times in the last two years as my wife's 107 (its actualy a 1007) and if my wife didnt have cover it would have cost £3K to fix so far. Ive in total from restoring only paid 2k. Since its been 'finished' (no such thing as finished) its cost about £500 to maintain in two years. Top Car!
When I first got it with the disgusting rubber bumper on it and riddled with rust.
At a show.
On my Drive (best pic I have ever taken)
With its new rally stone guard protectors on the lights (lots of stones round my way?)