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".


molly said...

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

Póló said...


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.