And here I was thinking that I was the only weirdo on the planet who could like a car as square and dorky as my 1983 Corsa TR...
I was just now working in the yard and a guy drove by, stopped, and backed up. He got out of his car and introduced himself and said that he drives by every day and admires my little car parked in the yard! Antoine is a big fan of oddball 80's cars (he was driving a Merkur XR4Ti, which is WAY up the list of oddball cars!) and said that he loves mine, an ultra-rare 2-door plus trunk version of the common Corsa hatchback.
As much as I like my little baby, I really haven`t been able to make much time lately to tinker, and wonder if it isn't time to sell to someone who does have the time and energy to get her back into proper condition. The TR isn't worth much to anyone except someone like myself or Antoine who see it as a standout amongst other cheap, boring 80's econoboxes. Plus, it would free me up to find a new project a little later on. I've had a Peugeot, a Citroen and an Opel... I think I'd like to add a Renault 5 ('Le Car') to my list at some point.
So I am really thinking about it. He told me where his garage is so I might drive by and surprise him and let him take a drive. With any luck he's as kid-like as me and will realise the potential there is to have a simple yet interesting car for very little cost.
"Corsa for sale?"
Now all we have to do is find a third weirdo like us and start an "Ìsland of Misfit Car Fans" club!