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Lots of classic cars from the 70s/80s give me a warm glow, but I have always said DAF is the one I would own. Just a few of my favorites are, Hillman Avenger, Sunbeam Rapier, Renault 10, Austin 1100, Volvo 340. Nothing though is as desirable as my DAF 66.
A year or two ago, my brother rang me to say he knew of an old Saab in the next village to him that was in danger of being scrapped. He had not got any other details apart from, it had been stood for a long time. He suggested if I was interested to go for a chat with the owner. I have owned Saab cars for years, so off I went. When I got there, it turned out to be a 1991 Saab 900i 4 door notchback. These are becoming quite rare now so a deal was done. During lockdown, all the mechanical work was done, (and boy was there a lot to do) and an MOT was granted. This leaves the bodywork, all 4 doors rotten at the bottom, and both front wings have seen better days. I am currently driving it as often as I can, and it didn't get scrapped. Some pics of the 900, and some of my other Saab, a rare XWD Wagon.
I worked on many classic cars of the 60s,70s and 80s[and owned a few],I have 4 favourites,a 1965 Series 1, 2.8 E type Fixed head[driven a lot but never owned],an Austin Healey 100/6, I then owned a 1967 TR4A for many years,but then the most comfortable best ever tow car,a 1967 Morris 1800 Land Crab. By the time I left the motor trade for 3 years teacher training,I believe I had driven most models of cars from Austin 7 to Rolls Royce with a few exceptions. My best bargain was a Moggie Van running on 3 cylinders for £25. A quick grind in of all the valves, several brackets to fix the roof panel to the body and it served me well for a couple of years and sold for £75.
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