Ok…. I’ve got to have a reason for doing this. It’s a bit like when your Mrs returns home with an expensive item of clothing like a handbag or shoes and says “They were in the sale….” and “They’re are bargain” and “look how much I saved“.
When what they should say was “I don’t really need any of this sh*t and I really don’t like the colour but they were 1/5th of their original price and I now own something useless I’ll never use!”
Ahhem…. now that I have that off my chest.. I’ve gone and bought yet another MX5 (Eunos)…….
and it’s an Automatic, and it’s broken, and I’ve gone and bought it blind from eBay, and I have to get it back from Slough on a trailer!
Right stop laughing… your sides will split!
The reason for this madness…….
She borrowed my ‘Pig in a Poke (part 1)’, and had so much fun in it that she borrowed it a couple more times, and even went into Wales with the roof down with her friend, to craft fairs buying sh*t she doesn’t need. (A female trait I’m led to believe).
So as she normally drives Auto’s…….. A fabulous old Audi 80 Avant 2.0 Auto to be precise, I thought I’d buy her one as a pressie.
Now good V-spec Auto’s go for £1200+, and this was going to stretch the budget a bit for a whimsical present. This is where the Ebay scouring pays off…….
A young lady with a 1.8 V-Spec Auto in black, let her car overheat on the motorway on Sunday. (ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE FROM TIME TO TIME!). Anyway…..she let it cook so badly that it won’t start!
So £350 later I have a broken MX5 and she has well… £350!
Stay with me on this……..
A second hand working 1.8 engine for the car is between £200 and £250.
New Radiator £60, cambelt kit £65, water pump £50….. Labour £several bottles of malt whisky!
Hey presto a working car for less than £750! In theory!
For all you non-believers… here are some photo’s.
Bargain or bag of bolts………………………….
Deja vu feeling!
Stay posted and I’ll let you know, oh and don’t tell my Mum…. it’s a surprise.