Everyone needs a thread like this. I like numerous types of cars but I mostly love old obscure boats nobody in Europe bought and are undeservedly forgotten or overlooked.
My car History:
2017 - 2017: 2008 Renault Espace MkIV 2.0DCi Manual, inherited from my dad, totalled in freak accident.
Wildgerman rating: 8/10
2017 - present: 1995 Nissan Maxima QX 2.0 SE V6, replacement for the Espace and my first “own” car.
Wildgerman rating: 6,5/10
I am looking to buy this 1998 Lancia k 2.0 20V Sedan for €299. It’s done roughly 200k km, and has been sitting on the Seller’s front lawn for two years due to expired Inspection. Needs a bit of work and is quite rough on the outside with numerous paint scratches and an intimate Moment between the passenger side and a Supermarket wall, but more importantly the interior is clean and it fires right up, runs smoothly, shifts, steers and stops well. Also has factory satnav.
It’ll need a large service, a new set of tires, some brake lines and one of the springs has sheared, but I can get most of the askiing price back by selling off the last few Renault bits I have stashed.
MEANWHILE upon returning from visiting the Blue Whale I found this glorious 5th gen, same spec as my 4th gen but less rust, more space and slightly uglier.
The Plan is to buy the Lancia, fix it up, trade the 4th gen for the 5th gen and drive that in the meantime.