I also have a 1958 beetle that is out of the box and a 1992 Vauxhall nova that is like the day it came out the factory. They're in the business technically ..
I'll be after more. I only look at cars that I think are classics of the future or affordable classics now. I'm happy running a shitish car as an a to b but I still won't lose money on them. I only buy when it's for fuck all.. run for 3 to 6 months either getting my money back or getting a drink on it..
Ace - what are bays worth these days? Do you drive them?
I had a 77 Bay - Devon conversion. Drove it as my daily drive for five years. Took it all over the UK and Northern France.
I sold it for 3K about 7 years ago. Had put a new front beam on and new wheel arches. I worked out that it cost me £100 a month to run it not including fuel.
That 58 beetle must be worth a fortune.
I was looking at a T5 - I think they may be next.
I currently don't own a car - wife has a 55 plate Ford Focus that has 130K on the clock and seems to be bimbling along nicely - taking it to Arras in October so fingers crossed.
My last car was a Rover 216 cab.
I fucking loved it. I had some cash after christmas one year and went to a local dealer to have a mooch and it was there - offered him £500 and he ripped my arm off. Had the Honda K series engine which I think would still be going now. I got rid as the engine imobiliser fucked for the second time and was gonna cost me circa £200 to fi and was, by all accounts, a fanny to take out.
I am currently looking for another one - have seen a few good ones around the 1.3k mark.
Cars of note I have owned - A Citroen BS - lovely but a devils car. It got 'nicked' in the end. A Volvo 245 - fuck a duck, it was like driving around in me front room. I killed it - forgot to put the oil cap back on after filling it up then drove it to Robins Hood bay.
Aim Low and miss...