Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 03:17:37 +0100
From: "brian rawsthorne" <>
Subject: Re: Just bought a 9000 auto 1.4K auto 93

Hi Dave, thanks for that, My Dad sold lots of brands it was long before things got serious I'm 44 years young and I'm pretty sure the air-cooled two stroke engine was in the back! My dad was also selling Scoda's at 400.oo ish a pop and I particularly remember the family meeting when we were considering a move abroad shortly after NSU brought out their imaginative rotary (Wankel)engine followed by Mazda's tri-hedral (?) effort and the workshop was full of returns cos it didn't work .It's not easy being this old...I had a Saturday job on the pumps. Fuel in the UK was 34p a gallon, I could never balance the petrol sheet cos I used to buy my Whizzer and Chips/Beano etc...out of the till. PS. in between I had to degrease new cars, What a childhood. Had it's upside though, I used to borrow brand new cars off the forecourt in the early hours pick my girlfriend up and take her for a spin, sometimes as far off as London (age xx) I was arranging the showroom at 13yrs old because my Mother by that time had knocked a petrol pump over and smashed the same showroom window twice!.Happy days, I still no nothing about Saab's though..! <> wrote in message news:bddic7$ruv2r$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like brian rawsthorne <> wrote: > > > I was playing with a new jack and accidentally jacked > > the engine out of the back of a brand new (sepia tone) rear engine Saab > > Your dad must have sold another brand of cars as well, because if the > engine was in the back, it wasn't a Saab. > > > I guess I'm happy to be alive because > > if I'd been in a Pug when I spilled on either occasion I would defiantly be > > road waffle. Sorry about the ramble. > > Not a problem. Let us know how the 9000 goes, how you liked the eBay > car buying experience, and of course, what strange little quirks the > seller does or doesn't mention, that you'll have questions about. > > Dave Hinz > --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system ( Version: 6.0.489 / Virus Database: 288 - Release Date: 11/06/2003

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