Thought I'd take a punt today on the mercedes w123 pictured above. Lovely old chap answered door, had a good chat, I expressed an interest in the merc & he stated he had a few people over the years. He told me it was a classic & just needed a wash. I told him about the boot floor rot, rear arches separating from the inner skin & the seals being rotten plus the cracked front screen. He told me he would rather see it stay there & rot if he didn't get every penny of £4k. I walked away!
Haven't seen one of these in the flesh for years, was having my break in Anglesey a week or so ago and a guy in a mk2 Cav pulled up, we got chatting and he told me he had a few other cars, if I passed his road while delivering then I should take a look... he had a couple of mk2 Cav convertibles and a Hutchinson? Nova convertible, based on a 2 door saloon, nice chap and motors. Didnt take pics out of respect, he was nice enough to give me the time of day.
Get a few whilst delivering where a vague mention of "Nice car" or "Not seen one of them in a while" gets you a barage of abuse like it's not for sale, I know what it's worth or the worst one - I know who to see if it goes missing then, like I'm going to steal it.
I know what you mean astranaut, I’ve had the bit about stealing too, really riles me, if you’re lucky enough to be driving something unusual, why can’t you give people the time of day? I’m quite happy to talk about my cars, and enjoy the attention they get, I’ve even had someone drive off the road because they were so busy looking at my RRC they stopped looking where they were going! 😳