For : A lot of fun, great mid eighties styling with weird semi pop-up head lights
Sunday, 10 August 2014
The Right Attitude
For: It is an MG! Far more ‘character’ than most MGs
For : No rust. And No.... sorry the thought escapes me.
Against: Ever since the arts council turned me down for my kinectic installation: "Space between two voids"...
About as reliable as any other English car
Bottom Dweller Status; 2/5 Unlike most Morgans a bit out of our league.
Really a badge engineered Ashton Martin, this superb example will have many bottom dwellers drooling at the mouth. Resplendent in a fine coat of New Zealand racing orange (and just waiting of a spray can of matt black on the bonnet) this masterpiece is ripe for a podium place at the Elerslie Concours this year. A genuine nut and bolt restoration this should have those Porsche and Ferrari types quivering in their boots.
For; When compared to a Lada its’s a great argument for communism.
Against: Such outrageous displays of opulence and style go against the grain these days. Just look at that dash! That centre dial! How original instead of cluttering up and overloading the driver with sensless information the inspired designers of this superbly built machine have left it blank!
Bottom Dweller Status: 8/5 something for all of us to aspire too!
Friday, 8 August 2014
I will never buy a new Porsche.
Bottom dweller Status: 2/5 but growing rapidly, prices dropping. The brand is being to be exposed for the con it is!
1979 Porsche 924
Against: forget that it’s a Porsche and an enjoy the Audi sportcar it was always meant to be.
Bottom dweller Status; 6.5/5 At this price ($1500) who can complain?
The run of wonderful French cars continues on trade me. They truly are the marvelous bargains of the classic car market!
1981 Renault Fuego Rally Car
For: Very little, but press the Buy now($3000) to stop yourself feeling guilty for getting it too cheap. Lovely original mags. Looks all well done (and no doubt huge cost) Absolute bargain!.
Against: I don’t have the money.Only bidding $1500 and getting it!
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014
This usually refers to German U-boats hunting British shipping in WW2 during 1940-41, When Britain was nearly reduced to its knees for the second time in WW2 (the battle of Britain being the first) But I digress. But then I’m sure it’s not lost on you. For the Bottom dweller this is the happy time! The ‘kills’ keep on coming. Not that I’m about to become a neo Nazi but I do like the odd… well make that ‘odd’ German cars.
And the winner is…
Renault 16 TS
For: Smooth, well handling (for time) perfectly useable classic that wont break the bank
Against: Not much but wrong badge, No walnut facia, Take advantage now!
Saturday, 19 July 2014
No1. 1965 Humber Supersnipe
No2 Austin Princess
No 3. Fiat 128 Coupe
For: Legendary Toyota Reliability (even now) Drive it to work. No one else will have one, and they do look good in a slightly ugly stylish way.
Against: It needs a paint, It’s yellow, the bonnet is stuck in the air.
Bottom dweller status: 3/5 Some boy racer interest, moving out of contention?
No5 Volvo 360 GLT
For: Better than an Escort, nicer than a triumph, Well built with quality 70s interior. Good road manners and different.
Against: Slightly ponderous styling, not sexy.
Bottom Dweller Status: 4.5/5 Tasty little number on which a bottom dweller can feed on.
No6 1966 Ford Mustang
Well you only got to step Number 6. Really you can’t be helped, You’re terminal, a lost cause, Give up now. We sound kind and caring but really we don’t give a shit.