Okay, so today I deposited 1200 Euros into Jerzy’s bank account, leaving me with a total of 800 left to pay on my Polish SD1 restoration. The final two clutch parts that needed changing have been ordered from Rimmer Bros and should be on their way tomorrow and I’ve also sent the guys there a nice parcel with some magazines and a Wreck Rescue DVD in it that should keep them amused. I, at last, feel like we’re actually reaching the end of the restoration. The SD1 is coming back to the UK.
The next step is to collect and actually bring the old girl home. Now, as many of you know, my immediate thoughts have been to drive the car home despite questionable legality (the MoT ran out in 2005) but, the more I think about it, the more I know that I’m really going to have to put it on a trailer and trundle back at 56mph. It wouldn’t be exciting, but it’d certainly be safe. But most importantly, after all this time, it will just be nice to get it back home so I can touch, smell and drive it…
The plan, therefore, is to hitch a trailer to the back of my Subaru Forester and head East on the final weekend of this month. I’ll keep you informed, but I’m really beginning to get excited about the whole thing now… The big question, though, is does anyone fancy riding shotgun?
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics 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 unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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