Here's the story, the day after the decision was made to break my cabby, I had an email from a guy who is registered on the Mk2 site, but wasn't very good at the forum lark, so he asked me if I knew of anyone in the market for a glacier white convertible...I wasn't planning on looking for one until the burgundy one had all gone, so I was a bit like ummm errrr, OK tell me about it.
74k miles, 5 owners from new, last owner (the guy selling it) has had her for 12 years, new hood 5 years ago, and its like new, rare 1.6 auto (built for an ex director of vauxhall's wife), MOT'd and taxed until August, very good condition for age blah blah blah.
So after several emails back and forwards, and some pictures being sent my way, the decision was to go the 2.5 hour journey to go and see the car, it was just a matter of trying to time when, so my mum was available to look after Hope, my dad so he could drive it back, and the guy to be there and not at work.
I had a phone call this morning from Bob (the owner) asking if there was a chance I could go and look today, as he wasn't at work, but it was a no-no from me, as my mum works Monday mornings, and it would have been too tight time wise to get back for the school run at 3pm, so he then offered to drive the car down for me to see (shock). What a result lol
He arrived with his son Ian in a separate car (just in case) and as I saw the car pull up, it was lurve at first sight. Even though I had seen pictures of it, I really didn't expect it to be a clean as it actually is.
After the courtesy poking and prodding, peering under the car (my knees are too old for that lol) we agreed on a price of £725
Anyway, enough of the chat, here's the pictures that I was sent, I will have to take more as there are a few minor bits that need sorting, but nothing major.
Plans, (as you can guess) is to run her as she is this show season, then take out the auto box, drop the turbo'd engine in, and away we go