Classics : My next project? Or yours?
Now my Rover SD1 is well on its way back to recovery, there’s the thorny issue of my Alfasud. It’s been languishing in storage now for about three years and I really must do something about it. Although it’s not too evident from this shot, the whole thing was welded up to within an inch of its life, then MoT’d… and I ended up driving it once before putting it into storage for the winter.
That was three years ago so now the question is – do I pull it out, get it running again, MoT it and use it? MoT and sell it? Or sell it as is? Thing is when I had it, I really enjoyed it – but it was around before I bought my SD1 and I suspect that, had the SD1 been in my life back then, I’d probably not have bought it.
However, one thing buying the ‘Sud did prove to me was that they are just as good as everyone says they are. Even though this one’s a fairly undesirable four-door version with plastic bumpers, there’s still something rather magical about the way it drives… and part of me wants to find that out again. Hmm.
Anyway, with the car still safely languishing in storage and probably a clutch slave cylinder, some brake pads and a coil away from an MoT, I am now starting to wonder and focus (not a Focus!) on what I need, so someone please save me from myself!
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Clsssics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.