Favourite car you’ve owned?
E30 M3, ever since owning an e30 318i as a teenager, I promised myself I’d have one someday, I flew to London to buy it after seeing it on ebay, the owner was trading them weekly, mostly bringing them in from Germany, but this had been in the Uk for sometime. He said it’s one of the better ones he’d seen. It came with a fully packed folder of service history, including the original german logbook, and receipts of what had been done since it arrived here. That was in 2006, and its still parked in the garage now, though out of daily service for a number of years now. So glad to say I have owned one, as the prices are colossal now, and justifying those costs for a second car would be hard to explain to the wife.
Most fun car you’ve driven
I bought a mk1 Golf GTI, again whilst prices were nowhere near the prices they are fetching now, again an ebay purchase (can you see a pattern emerging here?) that turned out to be a stunning little car. It was a 1979 Series 1, with a 1.6 4-speed engine and box, and it flew! I remember taking it off the clock on the 300 mile journey home, it was as basic as could be and I loved it. It ended up being swopped with a friend for an e30 sport with a 3.5L conversion!
Top 3 Wish list cars
- Weekend and family car would have to be a 5 door with kids involved, so going classic it’d have to be an Audi RS2.
- For spirited driving and the track it would be a 205 GTI with an MI16 engine conversion.
- For pure enjoyment there would have to be an E30 M3 in there, an Evo Sport in Jet Black would be the ticket!
n.b. these are subject to change on a daily basis dependent upon facebook feed, pistonheads classifieds and many other external influences.