QUOTE(Shmikuk @ May 16 2011, 06:40 PM)
Cheers MB, that's the daily hack..1957 rhd oval. Rallied and last on the road in 1989 til this year. A sympathetic renovation (by no means a restoration
) and she's back on the road. Got/had a few more air-cooled in our fleet, and the newest car we've ever owned is a 1987 mk 2 gti. I'm sure sensible cars will force their way in one day but we keep resisting.
411 squares getting pretty rare these days, one of the few aircoolers we haven't owned yet.
Lovely - really great looking car - always wanted a split or oval when I was younger - came close to being the proud owner of a wizard roadster when I was about 22 but the owner managed to stick it into a tree before the deal was done! Squareback was great (I lied, it was a 412), lowered all around, 135's on the front with 185's on the back, engine re-built by Berkshire Beetles in Henley, custom exhaust - I have just realised I miss it! I have always promised myself another bug at some point but at my current rate it will be a retirement project! I have a FIAT Barchetta 'plaything' but hardly ever get out in it, either on a bike, running around after kids, working or decorating - livin' the dream eh?
Trails were busy tonight, I headed out for an hour and a half - obviously a lot of other people had the same idea as me! While I was packing up a group turned up on some nice bikes (Santa Cruz, Orange, Zesty) but not a single skid lid between them. If you can afford to spend £2k+ on a bike why not spend another £50 on a half decent lid!