I must admit that I’d been a little nervous. While driving over to Poland yesterday, I’d been screwing myself up a little wondering whether Jerzy’s garage would still be in business when I got to Częstochowa – I hadn’t, you see, heard from his English-speaking daughter, Monica, for quite some time. I was heading off eastwards without actually knowing what was going on…
Some might say that was a little weird.
Anyway, sitting in the hotel restaurant this morning, eating breakfast, I take a call from Monica. ‘What time will you be here?’ she asked… Phew!
An hour later, I was at the garage looking at my car. And, wow, the SD1 looks the business. It’s not running yet, due to the fact that the clutch slave cylinder I brought along with me (thanks Rimmer Bros) lacked the pipework (my fault for forgetting to bring the old one with me). D’oh. Other than that, though, the car’s ready to go, and I’ll be collecting it in the next few weeks.
Jerzy wasn’t keen on me driving the car back to the UK, saying that it’s a long way to go, and recommended I bring a trailer with me next time. So, that’s what I’ll do.
This is what the SD1 looks like now. More pics to follow when I get home…
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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