Yes, we've succumbed again. Another classic car has charmed us, but his time it's not for show.
We always had classic cars for fun and a 10 year old 'shopping cart' for our daily commute to work. Martin was a mechanic in a former life used to working on non-computer based cars, right down to replacing individual nuts and bolts. We've decided that we don't want the expense of dealing with computer chips, diagnostic systems and engine units. We knew the time would come when we would no longer be able to buy a 10 year old car without them.
We've pretty much reached that point this year.
Finding a cheap and cheerful classic car in good condition and that runs reliably takes a while, and we were prepared for a long search, but of course within days we had found a 1957 Austin A35 and travelled to Sheffield to pick her up. We've used her a few times now to work and back and Martin is happy that she is reliable so we're selling our Suzuki Alto and going with a classic for every day use.
Very scary! She runs nicely at the moment but how will she be in winter?