Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My First Car



My first car was an R4 (blue). My second car was an R4 (yellow). Great little car. A tin can with loads of space that ran on hardly any petrol at all. And an off-the-floor gear lever that gave more space in front (courting couples please copy) and the operation of which baffled all but the imaginative.

So I was thrilled to see a working model still on the road some thirty-five years later. And look at the condition of it. Gleaming. And NCT'd an' all.

Magnificent. "Lift up your hearts".

2 comments:

molly said...

Looking good ... but is there something about the front bumper that's not the same??

Póló said...

@Molly

Despite its apparent great nick, I suspect it's had its travails. Bumper is a bit flatter than I remember.

But then I repaired the bonnet, which came off on mine, with a coathanger. Fortunately this was not apparent to the casual observer. For all I know it may still be on the road.

Never underestimate the versatility of your ordinary metal coathanger.