Set off at 6am in a carriage full of 15 lads, and one poor girl, from Sheffield Uni, who'd been out all night in Leeds for one of their 21st Birthdays. Poor girl was getting all sorts of stick as she couldn't remember what she'd done or who to, so they were accusing her of all sorts. Made an interesting 1st 45 mins of Journey at least.
Few older gentlemen get on at Derby. A quick chat reveals they're off to the NEC and the Classic Car and Bike show. One of them has an E-Type he's restoring, one a Triumph Stag and the other a pot of cash just waiting for the right motor.
Arrived Birmingham at 8am ish, a young couple get on and promptly open a can of Strongbow each.
Arrive at Bristol on time, I know I was amazed, and changed trains for the next leg of my journey to Castle Cary in Somerset. Arrived there on time too, to meet Rob. A thoroughly nice 75 Tourer owner.
Test drove the car back to his place in Somerton. Car was exactly what he had described. Has a couple of issues, radiator fan is iffy. Seems to work on and off, more off than on actually, and the outside temp sensor has gone bananas. Apparently it was 40C today .
Anyways the deal was done and I am now the proud owner of a Moonstone Green, Connie Tourer. The one that was/is for sale on the club site. http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=97157
Drive back was thankfully uneventful, if cold thanks to the outside temp sensor meaning no heat from the heater unless on high, and I managed to get home in time for the kickoff of the Footie. Well actually ended up picking up the family from Halifax instead, but it was 5.15, when it was due to kick off.
Will be getting her over to BigRuss at some point to check everything over on the T4 (Testbook version 4.Computer Diagnostic System).
Member No. 143
Mods so far: LED sidelights, interior lights and number plate lamps, Rover Xenon Headlights, Kenlowe Fan, Synergy 2 and EGR Bypass