Every year Seaham holds what is termed a ‘vintage car’ show which includes some vehicles whose vintage is, to be polite, not ‘so vintage’
This year was no exception with some vehicles showing engines off which one could eat one’s dinner, every part of which was polished chrome. Even on show was a Hillman Hunter (If anyone remembers them) in superb condition, however I digress.
Walking round I thought I had found the car of the show: a Ford Zephyr. Originally bought new in August 1962, that owner had suffered a driving ban and promptly ‘garaged’ the car. It was then bought by someone with a view to renovating it – but never did, even though he had spent £s obtaining some of the parts required. Purchased by the current owner as a ‘seized-up’ hulk in 2012, he spent 18 months getting the vehicle roadworthy to the point the only ‘new’ item on the car were the carpets.
Bench front seat, steering column change – while she cuddled up and her hands were……..; but I digress again……………..
Then I saw this reasonably modern Mini and thought to myself what has he got under his bonnet but yet again I digress…………….
Then my breath was taken away when I saw this:
A Corvette; and looking inside:
one had to wonder whether the seats had been molded to the car or had the car been moulded round the seats – even the seat belts were red. Seeing this I wondered why I drooled over a red Austin Healy 3000 I once owned; and sold when I hitched up with a woman who had a two year old daughter as there was no room for the daughter – how stupid was I……….
It is a fact that when seeing cars such as those illustrated, some of which we may have owned at one time or another, we can but wonder just why did we get rid of them?
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